Who does not love to spend some time lying beneath an infinite web of sparkling stars? Well, everyone loves it. We, humans, have been blessed with many places where one can go and check out the inexplicable beauty of the star-studded sky. It is a perfect escape from mundane city night sky and invitation to a world filled with amazement and happiness.
As noted earlier, there are many places where you can get such experience, but we, in this article, will talk about those which arguably offer the best view of the night sky. What more, these places are tailor-made for those who are in a camping mood and want to get the best out of the place.
So without further ado, here 6 places you should go and camp at to experience a starry sky.
1. Ladakh, India
If you are looking for a place which is remote but incredibly breath-taking, then Ladakh is the place for you. Here in Ladakh, you get clear views of the starry sky from anywhere you camp. This amazing place situated in the Himalayas is considered to be one of the most beautiful places on earth.
It is recommended that you visit the place in between the months of May and September. The best places to camp here are the Tsomoriri Lake, West LadakhCamp, and the Mystic Sangla valley.
2. Death Valley National Park, California
Do not go by the sound of it, Death Valley has its own shares of wonders., and one of the most stunning things it is blessed with is its starry sky. Here at the Death Valley National Park, you will get to experience the big desert enveloped by an infinite canvas of stars.
If you are deciding a trip over to this park, make sure you coincide the trip with the annual Cathedral Gorge Fall Campout and Star part which is organized by the Las Vegas Astronomical Society. It is organized every year on 22 and 23 September.
3. Denali National park, Alaska
You must come here—if not for the cold, but for the stars and the Northern Lights. Alaska is a wondrous place. It is terribly cold, but despite that, it blossoms with some of the most magnificent natural gifts of all time.
Here at the Denali National Park amazing sight to see, you get to view the spectacular show of stars spread across the sky. While letting them flicker, you can give some time to the astonishingly beautiful aurora borealis.
Trust us on this, this place is a heaven for campers!
4. Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, New Zealand
Considered to be one of the best places for stargazers, campers can join the bandwagon and witness the magical spread of stars as they light up the dark sky. Here you get more than just stars: you get to witness the aurora australis, the Southern Star, and the Southern Cross.
The park welcomes thousands of visitors every year and allows visitors to take night tours at Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo. It is said that the best view happens on the night with no moon. All you can see the indomitable Milky Way smearing its beauty against the dark sky.
5. Zselic Starry Sky Park, Hungary
Have you heard of the zodiacal light? If you have not, you should immediately check them out on the Internet. They are as incredible as the Northern Lights, and once you know what they are, you would madly want to witness them.
Zselic Starry Park is located in southwest Hungary and is regarded as the best place in the entire Europe to witness the phenomenal Zodiacal Lights. It is said that the phenomenon is best visible during autumn and spring.
While you are here, you can take help of a sky map or enroll yourself in a “star walk” program. Just immerse yourself deep in the magic of those zodiacal lights and everything about that night shall be indelible.
6. Brecon Beacons National Park, the United Kingdom
Keen on watching Mars and Jupiter? Well, head to the United Kingdom because here at Brecon Beacons National Park, you get to experience these extra-terrestrial bodies. These planets are easy to spot in absence of equipment.
With the help of a telescope, you can get to see the famed Galilean satellites: Ganymede, Europa, Io, and Callisto. These are basically part of the four biggest moons of Jupiter named in the memory of Galileo Galilei.
If you are not interested in seeing those moons, you should head straight to the Sugar Loaf Mountain to witness the darkest of skies in the reserve.