1. Papua New Guinea’s Star Mountains

This huge mountain range in Papua New Guinea spans a large chunk of the small Indonesian country and has seen little human exploration.

It is now regarded to be one of the wettest areas on the planet, with an annual rainfall of more than 10,000mm. The rain is so heavy that there isn’t a single weather station in the entire mountain range.

In 1959, Jan Sneep, a Dutch colonial government servant, sought to explore and document the area. Even having two helicopters, the expedition was forced to rely only on men after one of the aircraft crashed.

2. North Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal

This small island is located in the Bay of Bengal between India’s and Thailand’s southern shores, making it incredibly secluded.

Its residents, known as Sentinelese, are the only humans who have ever resided on the island and have long refused to accept contemporary visitors. Anyone who arrives to the island to examine or research the environment is instantly turned away, often violently.

In 2006, two fishermen were floating towards the island when their anchor broke free, and when they arrived, they were both slain as soon as the Sentinelese people noticed them close the coast.

3. Brazil’s Vale Do Javari

In recent decades, the world has seen an increasing number of individuals who have managed to remain disconnected from modern technology and civilization, yet the Vale do Javari is home to 14 separate groups of indigenous people.

The Brazilian government has prevented outsiders from entering the area, which is home to approximately 3,000 indigenous people from 14 distinct tribes, in order to preserve the original people and their customs.

This 32,990 square mile area is larger than Austria, making it ideal for remaining isolated from modernised culture and relatively untouched by the rest of the globe.

4. Namibia’s Namib Desert

This desert, which spans for more than 1,200 miles along the Atlantic shores of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa, is one of the driest regions on the planet.

This desert receives barely 2 millimetres of water in some areas throughout the year, making it nearly hard for anything to thrive, and the few living organisms that do survive must do it with the least amount of water possible.

This desert is largely made up of massive sand seas that stretch for hundreds of miles near the coasts. Any living thing left or lost in the locations would not be able to survive without rescue.

5. Russia’s Sakha Republic

This region of Russia is the world’s eighth largest, and the vast majority of it lies above the Arctic Circle, making it essentially a brutally cold desert.

The Sakha Republic is only slightly smaller than the entire country of India, with a size of 1,190,555 square miles. The difference is that the climate is so harsh that the population is less than one million people.

If the people that lived in this bleak section of the planet were evenly distributed across the territory, there would be more than a square mile between each human.

During the winter, the average temperature in the area is roughly -46 degrees Fahrenheit, and it is home to the Verkhoyansk Range, the coldest area in the northern hemisphere.

 

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