Due to globalisation and the rise of satellites, most of us assume that the world has been fully explored.
However, this is not true as there are still many regions in the world that remain unexplored. It is a well-known fact that about 71% of the surface of the Earth is covered with oceans and seas. And till date, we have explored less than 5% of the oceans and seas.
Our planet’s landmass also haven’t been fully discovered as there are still places that are not easily accessible despite all our technology.
So if you want to make yourself a name as an adventurer and an explorer, here are the top ten places that still remain unchartered.
#1 Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
Gunung Mulu National Park is the home to the world’s largest cave system. However, less than 10% of the caves in this park have been fully explored till date.
#2 Vale Do Javari, Brazil
The Vale Do Javari is believed to be the home of at least 14 of Amazon’s tribe, who have absolutely no contact with the outside world. It is estimated that around 2000 indigenous people live autonomously in this area, which is about the size of Austria.
This area remains unexplored because it is protected by the Brazilian government, who do not allow outsiders into this territory.
#3 Kamchatka, Russia
Kamchatka, which lies on Russia’s eastern peninsula, is home to more than 300 volcanos (including one that has reportedly been continuously erupting since 1996). This region was declared a military zone and closed to the public until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990.
Even though the place is now open to the public, a large part of this region still remains unexplored due to its isolated location and severe winters.
#4 Amazon Rainforest
It is believed that only a fraction of the mighty Amazon rainforest has been discovered till date. This is because Amazon Rainforest is virtually impenetrable due to its thick canopy of trees. This region is also believed to be the home to millions of undiscovered plant and animal species.
#5 Northern Forest Complex, Myanmar
The Northern Forest Complex in Myanmar, which is situated on the eastern stretch of the Himalayas, is home a series of subtropical forests located on the steep slopes. This region has been untouched by humans due to the rough terrain and unpredictable weather.
#6 Southern Namibia
The Southern part of Namibia has the world’s oldest and driest deserts in the world. This region has only a handful of paved roads and is dominated by sand dunes, some believed to be as high as 1,256 feet.
#7 Star Mountains, Papua New Guinea
This region located in western Papua New Guinea has the Hindenburg Wall, a network of limestone plateaus with a height of more than 1.5 kilometres. The Hindenburg Wall, which is approximately 30 miles long, contains a series of undisturbed ecosystems high above the ground.
#8 North Sentinel Island, India
The North Sentinel Island, which is located in the centre of the Bay of Bengal, is one of the islands of the Andaman Islands. Although this island technically belongs to India, it remains unexplored due to the hostile inhabitants, who are said to kill outsiders.
#9 Mount Namuli, Mozambique
The only way to reach this 8,000-foot-tall peak, which is a part of a series of mountains, is to climb. Although this peak is not very high compared to the mountains in the Himalayas, it is still very difficult to climb owing to the rough terrain. And due to this reason, this region remains unexplored.
#10 Gangkhar Puensum
Gangkhar Puensum is a 7570-meter peak that in situated in Bhutan. It is currently the highest unclimbed mountain in the world. Four reported attempts to reach the summit were made in 1983, 1985, 1986 and 1994. However, none of them proved to be successful.
Mountaineering on this peak has been banned by the Bhutanese government since 2003 due to the spiritual beliefs of the locals. And due to this reason, the summit of this peak still remains unexplored.
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