Many travelers seek out Afghanistan's mountain-rimmed lakes in the Hindu Kush.
courtesy Õnne Pärl
Could this be the next Machu Picchu?
At 5,671 meters (18,605 feet), Mount Damavand is one of the planet's great trekking peaks.
courtesy Mohammad Hajabolfath
Adventurous skiers head for Kashmir and its pristine slopes.
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Virunga National Park contains the world's largest lava lake.
courtesy Virungas National Park