Exploring the Indian Himalayas on a cycle can be one of the wildest dreams of an adrenaline junkie. If you are an adventure buff who has fervor of conquering the spellbinding world of Indian Himalayas by paddling on bicycle, the cycling routes in these majestic mountains are the perfect place for you. Describing the significance of cycling for an adventure enthusiast, David Byrne has rightly said “There’s a certain amount of freedom involved in cycling: you’re self-propelled and decide exactly where to go. If you see something that catches your eye to the left, you can veer off there, which isn’t so easy in a car, and you can’t cover as much ground walking.” Placed amid ever-changing and fabulously flourishing backdrop, the Himalayan ranges tender some spectacular cycling trails for the adventure aficionados. To put it briefly, cycling trip in the Himalayas is an ideal vacation idea for those who are
“Enveloped in the beautiful ranges, cuddled in the picturesque ambience, The cultural heritage hidden in the monasteries has always been fascinating.” Ladakh often referred to as ‘Mini Tibet’ is a land of Buddhist culture and magnificent monasteries. Most of the monasteries situated in the higher altitudes present a unique blend of Buddhist and Tibetan culture. There are several monasteries (more than 100) in the various regions of Ladakh where monks live, pray and meditate. The head of the monastery is known as the ‘Lama’. Besides paying homage to the Lord, the monasteries nestled in the serene landscapes are an empyrean for the photography enthusiasts also. The peace that the people experience in the tranquil environment of the monasteries not only knocks out their stress but also make them feel closer to God. Here are some of the prominent monasteries in Ladakh that have stood timeless for ages and showcase the
“Great things are done when Men and Mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street.” – William Blake Life is all about the way you mould it. Adventure is the best way to experience the liveliest moments of your life. If you are missing the thrill from your life, then take an adventure trip to climb the mountain peaks in the Indian Himalayas. Today, peak climbing in India is flourishing at an incredible pace. Every year, loads of tourists visit India to scale high peaks of the Himalayas, bringing back great exciting experience of peak climbing. The main regions in peak climbing in India are Uttrakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh. Below mentioned, are the top peak climbing expedition tours in the Indian Himalayas: Mount Shivlinga: Mount Shivlinga, a 6543-meter high mountain, is located in the Garhwal range of mountains in Uttarakhand. The name of
In a country like India, where climate and topography bares its teeth whenever it comes to adventure; giving adventure freaks a reason to push their limits and rise above their capabilities. One such challenge comes from the Great Indian Himalayan region, which glisten with pride of being strong and tricky all times of the year. Its lofty peaks, its unforgiving weather, its treacherous trails and its unparallel high mountain passes openly challenges trekkers and mountaineers from all across the globe. The magnificently created high mountain passes often devoid adventurist of their enthusiasm, yet giving them enough inspiration to set eye on conquering these. There are indeed many trekable mountain passes in Indian Himalayan region that draws attentions of many trekkers, I wouldn’t dare to call them easy but let’s just say that they are worth risking your life for. Here is the list of top 10 mountain passes in Indian
The high mountain passes of India are located in the Indian Himalaya. These alpine passes were once used as the sole gateways to the neighbouring countries for trade, travel, migration and even for war. Today, these mountain passes attract several adventure aficionados like trekkers and mountaineers. India has also got the world’s highest motorable mountain passes in the form of Marsimik La (5679m) and Khardung La (5359m). Some of the mountain passes between India and China were also called ‘Silk Route’ as it is believed that Chinese silk was transported through these routes during the Han Dynasty. Today, these passes are the major attraction during trekking expeditions. Mountain Passes in Ladakh Karakoram Pass: The Karakoram Pass is also known as the silk route of India. The pass is located at an elevation of 5,540 meters above sea level and is the part of the Karakoram Range of mountain along the
Are you an adventure freak and love to conquer the highest peaks of the world? If yes, you must have the power and thrill in you to climb the high hills. Being the most adventurous kind of activities, mountaineering and trekking is the ultimate way to explore the real power in you. But, beware! They also bring challenges for you. So you must be cautious enough before planning for a mountain climbing or trekking. An assistance of a guided expert is also needed and the most important is the complete information regarding this thrilling activity. For this, here are the glossaries of some of the most important terms used at the time of climbing the hills so that it would be helpful for you to make your ways out of the rugged paving of the mountains: Base Camp: it’s a main encampment or an area used for staging an attempt
“It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” Anonymous Ladakh is a magnificent region situated at a soaring altitude of 11,000 feet. In terms of natural beauty and adventure opportunities, this region can be compared to none. The majestic and surreal landscapes, imposing snow covered peaks, spectacular valleys and much more of Ladakh create a perfect vacation opportunity to all kinds of travelers. Whether you are an adventure enthusiast or a nature lover, Ladakh is an ideal place to enjoy a vacation in the serene lap of nature. When it comes to tourism, Ladakh is a paradise for every explorer. There are enough reasons why Ladakh is considered a heaven by travel junkie. Let us explore the reasons why you should choose Ladakh as your next holiday destination… To explore a variety of exhilarating trekking trails: Ladakh has something for all kind of adventurers.
Trekking is an enthralling adventure activity that takes you close to the exquisiteness of nature. Trekking takes the travelers to the deep beauty of nature and makes them explore the pulchritude in the midst of serenity. Blue planet is full of tremendous and magnificently beautiful regions that offer peerless opportunities for carrying out trekking. It is peerless fun enjoying trekking, though; there are many basics that should be followed by you. A successful trip depends a lot upon how you do the packing for it. In the words of Alexander Graham Bell; “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” Thus, you must ensure you have prepared your rucksack in the best way possible keeping all the important gears. If you are also planning to embark on a trekking trip, here are the tips that you should remember while backpacking… You may also like to read: 10 Essential Trekking
On a trekking trip, the trekking gear you carry plays an important role in the success or failure of your trip. It is essential that you carry all the necessary things that you may require during the trip, because otherwise there may be, say, an exigency and you would be found wanting. Among the various trekking essentials, shoes play a prominent role and purchasing the perfect pair of trekking shoes is certainly not a herculean task. All you need to do is to follow some basic tips for choosing the right pair of trekking shoes. You must take sufficient time in making a choice as hasty shopping would result in ending up buying a bad pair. The trails in a trek usually have a diverse turf and this increases the probability of getting hurt or injured. If you get badly injured, you may even have to discontinue your excursion halfway.
You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you. -Barbara Sher (American business owner, career counselor, author) Trekking is undoubtedly the exhilaration second to none. Many treks are strenuous and strictly not for novices. As an amateur trekker, you might feel a bit nervous as to what you should do and what you should not while on an excursion. Just because you are a beginner does not at all mean that you cannot carry out an exciting and memorable trekking tour. All that you need to do is follow some basic tips and guidelines. What are they? Let’s explore… Choose an Easy Trek First As you are a beginner, you should not go for the tough treks as they are generally meant for the experts