Himalayas Mountain - Enjoy Himalayan Travel
Geographical Facts About Great Himalayas
Highest Point :
Approx 250-300 km.
Countries where Himalayas stretches :
India, Nepal, Burma, Pakistan, Bhutan, China, Afghanistan
Just like the Taj Mahal, the great Himalayas has also been a great source of inspiration for the poets,
writers, film-makers, adventure lovers, photographers and lot more. Defending the borders of India and
standing tall since ancient times. Himalayas located in Shivalik mountain ranges are a very popular travel attraction of the country. Lets
explore different aspect of the famous Himalayan peak and what to do in mountains in India.
What To Do In Himalayas
Being the highest mountain ranges of the Asian sub continent, there is so much to do
and see in the Himalayan mountains that you will never get enough of it. Lets begin
with what option do adventure lovers have in here.
Trekking In Himalayas:
Adventure freaks not only from India but from different parts of the world come to
India to try out their strength with trekking in the Himalayan region. Destinations
like Annapurna and Nanda Devi treks in Uttaranchal are ideal for it. Beside this you
also get to see the beautiful view that Shivalik ranges has to offer to you.
Things Required For Trekking:
Snow Skiing In Himalayas
- Specialized trainer to go with you ( as some times treks can be tough).
- Special gears like trekking shoes, trek gears.
- A bag pack having water bottle, sunscreen, torch, map, compass, and other essential things.
- Warm Jackets, gloves and head caps.
- Best time to go on trekking would be March-October.
That is what the biggest crowd puller to Himalayas. Every year to escape the scorching
heat and to try their endurance travelers and adventurers come here to try their hand
at snow skiing in the Himalayas.
Best Skiing Destinations In Himalayas: Being a popular skiing holiday destination there are so many places where you can try it out.
Mountaineering In Himalayas:
- Pithoragarh in the Kumaon hills
- Rohtang Pass
- Auli � The most famous of all.
- Kumaon region in Uttaranchal etc.
The location of Himalayas make it one of the
top destination for mountaineering adventure. The mighty peaks are like an added
advantage for all those who want some extra. The best season for it is between
Other Adventure Activities To Try Out In Himalayas
- Ladakh � The best of all.
- Kangchenjunga Peak - Sikkim's Guardian Deity
Famous Himalayan Ranges
- Mountain Biking
- Camping Tours
- Jungle Safari
- River Rafting
- Himalayan Wildlife travel
The Himalayan ranges are those destinations that make this mountain range
a popular travel attraction of India. It is the location, natural beauty,
there serene atmosphere all in together attracts visitors from all around
the globe. Here are few of the most famous of them:
- The highest mountain range of the world and also a dream for every mountaineer.
K2 (Austin Godwin)
- The 2nd highest range after Everest.
- India's highest range.
- Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain on Earth and is connected to Everest.
- Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid.
- Cho Oyu means "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan.
- Dhaulagiri, which is in Nepal, was first climbed on May 13, 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian expedition.
Nanga Parbat Peak
- Located in Pakistan this range is known as Killer Mountain.
- Is a popular name for a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal.
Famous Himalayan Destinations To Visit:
Above we talked of the famous ranges located here but now we will talk of some popular
cities located in the lap of the Himalayas.
Kashmir The Heaven On Earth: The magnificent snow capped mountain peaks running
through Kashmir have earned the state the name jannat or heaven. The Himalayas have
also resulted in Kashmir turning into a major hub for mountaineering and trekking.
Himachal The Traveler's Paradise
Himalayas have gifted to Himachal many picturesque hill stations. The popular hill stations
are Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Dalhousie, Dharamshala and Chamba. This place is also ideal for
trekking and skiing.
Uttaranchal The Nature's Bounty
Some of India's most sacred pilgrimage sites are perched on the Garhwal Himalayas.
Yamunotri and Kedarnath have been visited by saints, sages and ordinary mortals sine
many centuries. Mountaineering in Uttaranchal mainly involves taming the challenging
Nanda Devi and Mount Shivalik ranges. Joshimath and Gangotri valley are also popular
Some of the favourite trekking routes in the state are Gangotri-Kalindikhal-Badrinath trek,
Roopkund-Homekund trek, Dodital-Darba Pass-Yamnotri trek and Garhwal-Panwati Kantha trek.
Sikkim North East's Charm
Almost the whole of tiny Sikkim is perched on the lap of Himalayas. Some of the
most beautiful hill stations of eastern India are found here. They include Gangtok,
Kalimpong, Kurseong and Mirik.
Arunachal Pradesh The Magical Land :
If the Himalayan ranges have to be seen
in their most virgin form, one must visit India's far eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh.
The landscape of Arunachal enthralls one and all.
Great Indian Himalayas Tour Packages
Highlights : Himalaya,
Lahoul-Spiti, Miyar Nullah, Chandrabhaga, Rothang Pass, Udeypur Village,
Urgos Monastery, Gumbah Glacial Valley, Miyar Glacier.
Highlights : Rhinos, Tigers,
Royal Chitwan National Park, Rat Temples, Rock-Hewn Caves, Taj Mahal,
Amber Fort, Meharangarth Fort, Lake Pichola, Caves of Ellora and Ajanta,
Highlights : Yoga at View
Point, Corbett National Park, Nanda Devi, Naini Peak, Binsar Bird
Sanctuary, Neelkanth, Rudraprayag.