When people think of trekking in the Himalayas they very often think first of Tibet and Nepal, but there is more to the Himalayan Mountains than Mount Everest or Kathmandu.
More Trekkers today are looking at what India has to offer.
Trekking in the Indian Himalayas offers not only easier access than Nepal and Tibet but offers stunning scenery and wildlife as well as traditional culture going back thousands of years.
30% of Himalayas are in India
The Indian Himalayan range is one of the most spectacular and impressive mountain ranges in the world.
With nearly a third of the Himalayan mountain range in India, it offers trekkers a wide variety of stunning scenery, wildlife and unique culture.
Discover ancient cultures as well as stunning scenery
Within a few days of a trekking expedition in India you can trek through numerous Hindu settlements, ancient temples, isolated Buddhist monasteries and small village establishments that still adhere to traditional Islamic religious culture.
All this among some of the most spectacular scenery in the whole Himalayan mountain range.
Trekking in the Himalayas a mystical experience
Trekking in the Indian Himalayas offers both the novice and experienced trekker variety of culture and scenery but it offers much more in terms that it offers a spiritual experience as well.
The Himalayas have a truly mystical quality which touches any trekker who visits.
The Himalayas offer an opportunity to be in a wilderness and to get away from the stresses of western civilization. Trekking in the Himalayas is for trekkers of all levels.
Treks for experienced and novice trekkers
There are difficult treks, easy treks, and long or, short treks that can be undertaken. Both novice and seasoned trekkers can experience the Indian Himalayas diverse blend of cultures, religions and dramatic scenery.
A walk back through time
To the west Tibet, lie the twin valleys Lahaul and Spiti. This region remains isolated and until recently closed, due military and political reasons.
These valleys encompass glaciers, high ridges, broad valleys, pastures and have a minimum elevation exceeding 3000 meters. This area has large expanses of high altitude cold desert as well as rolling pastures, 6000 meter peaks and swollen rivers. Kinnaur lies not far away.
Its only link with the outside world is by way of the Hindustan -Tibet road through Shimla. . . These regions are wild, unspoiled and untouched by major touristism and are a paradise for trekkers.
Kuari Pass: A walk In The Clouds
Kuari pass at an elevation of 4268 meters lies in the heart of Chamoli district in the Garhwal Himalayas.
Also known as Curzon’s trail, the glorious view of the imposing eastern peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas is enchanting.
At Kuari pass one stands at the divide of the middle and the greater Himalayas. Towering peaks like Nandadevi, Dunagiri, Bethartoli and Devasthan are a mere footstep away.
If you are looking for stunning mountains then this is the trek here is for you.
Many more trekking experiences to discover!
Trekking in the Himalayas of India offers everything you could want from trekking, or an adventure holiday. We have just given you examples of two trekking holidays, but there are many more, in some of the most spectacular scenery on earth.
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