| Travellers Factoid
sheer variety of mountaineering and trekking options available in India
makes it one of the most sought after destinations for these sports, not
only in India but the world over. India has wide range of mountains, blessed
with some of the greatest peak in the world, with clear sky and pollution
free environ, India is surely a prime attraction of adventurous buffers.
Indias northern and northeast part is been bordered by mighty
Himalayas. There are plenty of options for trekking in the region. Places
like Garhwal and Kumaon harbor in the Uttarakhand region are studded with
summits-all above 6500m-whose names ring with reverence: Nanda Devi, the
Goddess of Bliss;Trishul, the Trident of Shiva;Nanada Ghunti, the Vail of
the Goddess; Swargarohini, the Ascent of Heaven. There are hundreds of peaks
above 6000 meters, many unnamed and unclimbed, to challenge the more
adventurous. Set high in the Garhwal Himalayas, this region abounds in myths
and legends of gods. Mussoorie, a hill station much used by the British, is
an excellent base for treks into the Gangotri and Yamunotri valley. A
particularly rewarding stop en route to Badrinath
is the breathtaking valley of flowers
which is in full bloom in August. Other destinations include Hemkund lake,
Mandakini Valley and Kedarnath. Kumaon, which stretches from the Himalayas
in the north to the green foothills of Terai and Bhabar in the south, is
another well-known trekking destinations.
One of the major centers is Almora, an ideal base for treks into pine and
rhododendron forests with dramatic view of stark, snowcapped mountains, the
Pindari glacier and the valley of Someshwar can be reached from here. Termed
as the gateway to the beauty of Garhwal, forests of deodhar and other
mountainous trees are the trademark of this region marking the ascent from
Pauri. Tarakund is another trekkers delight. The quaint little old
temple and majestic mountains give it the exotic flavor it possesses.
Extreme northern part of India provides an extreme opportunity for
mountaineering. Although a tough proposition, still hundreds of
mountaineering enthusiast rushing there to explore the extremes. Towards the
west Sikkim, close to the Nepal border, extreme mountaineering option lure
hundreds of enthusiast. Climbing up to magnificent Gocha La pass is
breathtaking. Impressive mountain range of Kanchenjunga, surrounded by
sister mountains Rathong, Kabru, Talung and Pyramid Peak to the north are
some of the exciting ranges of mountaineering trekking. Exciting Zansar
range and Leh in Ladakh
challenging path for trekkers.
Mount Kalang(6387m), which is located in West Garhwal . Ideal for first and
second Himalayan climbing. Grade is non-techinical (partly intricate and
exposed climbing). Best time to explore - April-May
Mount Sri Kailash (6932m), which is located in Gangotri area. Designated as
a major mountaineering expedition. Grade is non-technical. Best time to
Mount Sudarshan (6543m), which is again located in the Gangotri area. Major
mountaineering expedition. Grade is non technical. Best time to explore -
Mount manirang(6543m), which is located in the lush valley of Himachal
Pradesh. It is intricate and challenge your guts.
Nubra valley (10000 ft.), which is located in Ladakh can be best suitable
for novice trekkers.
Suru and Zanskar valleys is located in Leh and leads tro different
destination of Kashmir across the main ridge of great Himalayan range.
A Bag with multiple pockets with padded shoulder straps.
Shoes should be a half sized larger than your normal shoes. Always carry
pair of shoes.
Always use thick woolen socks that keep your moisture out from your feet.
A well equipped first-aid-kit.
A water bottle.
Swiss army knife.
Topographic map and compass.
And chocolates to keep your calorie level to optimum.
It is advisable to leave a copy of detail itinerary to your hotel manager
Never trek on your own
You can always have an encounter with wild animals so equipped yourself
with some kind and weapon.
Always observe dress code while traveling to remote villages and
monasteries. More you wear more you will be accepted.
A suitable temperament is the most important requirement for anyone
undertaking a trek in the Himalaya.
Personal hygiene is must. Skin infection and diarrhea are common ailments
Good quality eye wear such as ski goggles are necessary to combat the glare
of the snow.
Know Your Himalayas
It is one of the youngest mountain ranges in
the world. It was a collision that formed mountain ranges right across Asia,
including the Karakoram, the Pmirs, the Hindukush, the Tien Shan and the Kun
1) Pir Panjal - At an average elevation of 5000 m, it lies south of the
main Himalaya. Frm Gulmarg in the north-west it follows the southern rim of
the Kashmir Valley from the Warvan Valley.
2)Siwalik Hills - It is an average elevation of 1500 to 2000m. They include
Jammu Hills and Vishnu Devi and extend to Kangra and further east to the
range south of Mandi.
3) Zanskar Range - The Zanskar range lies to the north of the main
Himalaya. It forms the backbone of Ladakh south of Indus river.
4) East Karakoram Range - It is the huge range that forms the geographical
divide between India and Central Asia.
Humidity is extremely low and rainfall not more
than few centimeters. In June, daytime temperature frequently rise to the
mid 20 degree Cs. Most of the treks can be undertaken from then on until the
middle of October. These regions experience some of the coldest temperatures
anywhere in the world.
Trek With Us:
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you whole trekking itinerary. We have associate with excellent trekking and
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practices simultaneously gaining traveling tips about high expeditions. We
also take care of your hotel booking and commutation.
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