Gap year travellers looking for an adrenalin rush while on their trip may want to consider heading to China for exciting trekking opportunities.
The Mount Huashan trail in China was picked out as one of the world's scariest hikes by Travel+Leisure magazine.
Located near Huayin, wandering monks use this mountain pass and it is also becoming a popular route among adventure travellers.
"Ladders, cables, ledges, temples atop ridgelines and impossible-looking staircases cut into rock define this unique and dangerous route," the magazine stated.
Journalist Stephen Regenold stressed that the trail is accessible to "almost anyone in moderate physical shape".
Adventure travellers who take on the hike will be traversing one of the five sacred mountains in China. From a distance, its five peaks are said to look like the petals of a flower.
Its name - Mount Huashan - translates as Mount of Flowers and the beautiful natural scenery has inspired many poets and scholars over the centuries.
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