There are hardly some places left on earth that are not explored by the adventure lovers. From scaling the highest peak of the world to collecting samples from the deepest subglacial lakes of Antarctica, explorers have discovered almost every corner of the world for years.
However, out there are some hidden corners on the Earth which still remain less explored, home to very few residents and uncharted by humans. Below we will highlight some of the remote unexplored places around the world.
13 Top-rated Most Remote Places on Earth
1. Vale do Javari, Brazil
Vale do Javari is a remote place in Brazil where at least 14 types of Amazon based tribes make their livelihood. This region is considered to be one of the most isolated corners in the globe. According to the Brazilian government, about 2,000 indigenous residents live in an area nearly sized same as that of Austria.
As told by experts, the Federal agency protects the right of tribes to live separately from the rest of the world and maintain their own identity and traditions. Trespassers are prohibited to visit this area without proper permission from the respective agency. This place is top on the list of most remote places on earth.
2. Northern Patagonia, Chile
Northern Patagonia is one of wildest landscapes in Chile where you can explore the beauty of glaciers, hot springs, fjords and temperate rain forests. This region is Chile’s most sparsely populated area which is only accessible by means of a highway. The highway was built in the year 1980.The Northern Patagonian Ice Field is a large mass of ice outside this polar region.
This place is second on the list of most remote places on earth.
3. Kamchatka, Russia
Kamchatka is located on the eastern peninsula of Russia. With more than 300 volcanoes continuously erupting lavas since 1996, this remote place witnesses some of the most spectacular volcanic activity on Earth. It is also popular for the largest number of brown bear habitats in the world.
The Diverse range of salmon species is observed in this region. However, entry of the Western world was prohibited in the region until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.Before that, only 400,000 people with proper military permit were allowed to live in this territory. This place is third on the list of most remote places on earth.
4. New Hebrides Trench, Pacific Ocean
New Hebrides Trench is located off the eastern coast of Australia in the South Pacific seafloor. Till 2013, this submarine trench was unexplored. Later, scientists from the U.K. and New Zealand sent robots in the trench which is almost four and a half miles deep. Some new species of prawns and eels were found which are totally different from the other species found in deep-sea trenches. This place is fourth on the list of most remote places on earth.
5. Northern Forest Complex, Myanmar
Northern Forest Complex is a subtropical forest which is located on the steep slopes of the easternmost stretch of the Himalayas in Myanmar. This area is practically untouched by human footstep. The largest tiger preserve in the world is located in this deep forest area in the Kachin State of Myanmar. This place is fifth on the list of most remote places on earth.
6. Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar
In Malagasy language, ‘tsingy’ means “walking on tiptoes”. Located on western edge Madagascar, this 600-square-mile national park is famous for its unique, massive limestone formations.Continuous erosion over a period of millions of years resulted in the formation of jagged, needle-shaped limestone and this forest is a fortress by itself.
This forest is home to a huge number of unknown species of animals and plants which are not found anywhere else on this planet. A large portion of this planet is yet to be explored. The only southern portion of this forest is open for tourists while other areas are still inaccessible. This place is sixth on the list of most remote places on earth.
7. Southern Namibia
Southern Namibia being the world’s oldest and most arid desert is the least populated place in the world. There are only few paved roads in the harsh desert. The giant Dune 7 of height 1.256 feet is said to be the tallest sand dune in the earth.
8. Star Mountains, Papua New Guinea
This remote mountain region is located in western Papua New Guinea. It contains the famous Hindenburg Wall which is a limestone plateau of more than a mile high. Nearly undisturbed ecosystems high above the ground is a home to near about 1,109 plant and animals among which nearly 100 types of species are newly discovered for scientists.
9. Sakha Republic, Russia
The Siberian Sakha Republic is also known as Yakutia which covers almost one- fifth area of Russia. The area of this remote region is almost the same as of land of India.The climate in this region is so extreme that the average temperatures in the month of January become as low as -46 degrees Fahrenheit. The major area of the land is covered by permafrost. Reindeer’s are the favorite habitat for lichen and moss. Parts of this region like the delta of Lena River is still untouched though there are some mining work has taken place in some areas.
In spite of rigorous expeditions that started from 1000 CE, many parts in the far northern region of Greenland is still left undiscovered. In the year 1999, explorers found six new islands off the coast. Nearly 80 percent of Greenland is covered by ice cap and the majority of the area is still uninhabitable for the human population.
11. Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Fiordland National Park is famous as the largest national park in New Zealand. It contains some of the oldest rocks in the country. Here you can find some unique species of animals. Takahē is such a flightless indigenous bird which was rediscovered in this national park in the year 1948. Another variety of such bird is the kākāpō which is known to be the world’s only nocturnal and flight less parrot. Near about 2.9 million acres of Fiord land national park is one of the wildest lands located in the Southern Hemisphere.
12. Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the world’s largest cave which contains its own jungle and even a river. The cave is nearly more than 5.5 miles long. It is so cavernous that it can even easily house a skyscraper! In the year 2009, the first expedition was set off to discover the life inside this underground remote world. But the expedition was interrupted by a 200-foot-high calcite wall inside the cave. Near the Laos border, there are more than 150 caves which are still un-surveyed by human civilization.
In this blog, we only discussed the glimpses of remote places on the planet. However, there are many such places on earth which are still undiscovered or inaccessible. Today we are living life in such a fast lane that sometimes we need to flee to the far-flung remote corners of the world where our mind can be refreshed with the solitude, stillness of nature, pitch black empty skies full of stars and serene beaches with only sound of grumbling of waves. So, pack up your rucksack and unveil the beauty of nature!