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in Himachal Pradesh
The destination Manali is the
best for mountaineering in Himachal Pradesh. The Mountaineering Institute
located at Manali provides training facilities for basic and advance climbing
both for Indian nationals and foreigners. From time immemorial the enormous
Himalayan range has been a harbour of mysteries and myths. It has always been a
challenge to man with its remote valleys and foggy hideouts. There are several
enigmatic Himalayas, Manali with its rugged grandeur, is a hill destination of
natural beauty, adventure and mystery.
The Mountaineering Institute located at Manali provides training facilities for
basic and advance climbing both for Indian nationals and foreigners. This
institute also conducts other adventurous sports activities like high altitude
trekking, minor mountaineering, rock-climbing, skiing, and high altitude rescue
and relief courses. The institute has sufficient lodging and boarding
arrangements and equipment can be hired for trekking purposes.
Places to Interest in Himachal
Take a trip on the toy
train to experience the decrepit grandeur of the the Raj in this
pleasant hill station. Shimla was once par of the Nepalease king-dom and
called Shyamla, another name for the goddess Kali, but Shimla never
gained any fame until it was 'discovered' by the British in 1819.
Home of the Dalai Lama,
this is the place to head for Tibetan culture (and chocolate cake).
While Dharamshala is synonymous with the Tibetan Government in Exile,
the actual headquarters is about 4km above Dharamshala at Gangchen
Kyishong, and most travelers hang out at McLeod Gunj, stung along a high
ridge 10km above Dharamshala.
valley and adventure playground. Kullu was once known as Kullanthapitha
- the end of the habitable world. Beyond rose the forbidding heights of
the Greater Himalaya, and by the banks of the shining river Beas, lay
the fabled Silver Valley.
A beautiful town with
ancient Hindu temples hidden in winding backstreets. Situated in the
bosom of the middle Himalaya, Chamba has preserved its identity
inviolate through a period when the plains of India were ravaged by
fanatical hoarders from Afghanistan and Central Asia.
Manali situated in the
north Indian hill state of Himachal Pradesh. Situated at the Northern
end of the Kullu valley with its spectacular views of the snowcapped
peaks and wooded slopes, the Beas rushing along its rocky course amid
grassy wild flowered meadows, is ideal for honeymooners and adventure
The picturesque town
of Sarchu is located at the height of 4253 meters and 105 km from
keylong. This is the last point on the Himachal Pradesh - Ladakh border
that offers splendid views of snow capped mountains.
Kalpa & Sangla
has all the makings of an Indian Fairyland. At a height of 10,900 feet
in Himachal Pradesh, 265 kms ahead of Shimla on the NH22 in Kinnaur
District is this hideaway town.
is a border district, located in the southeastern part of the northern
state of Himachal Pradesh. It is about 250 km from the capital Shimla
and is situated on National Highway No. 22, which is also called the
Lahaul & Spiti
is part of Lahaul & Spiti district. In fact both Lahaul and Spiti are
two distinct geographical regions separated by high rising Kunzum pass.
Not only this, these two regions are entirely different units socially
and culturally also.
dream destination of Dalhousie is a happening hill resort in the hilly
state of Himachal Pradesh. The hill resort of Dalhousie has a charm of
its own. The deodars and the pines, the cottages and the villas come
together for a unique summer retreat. Beauty captures the hearts of the
tourists that flock to Dalhousie year after year.
Kaza to Keylong
Kaza, the first main village is Losar, about 60 km away. It is a
beautiful place with a couple of cheap guesthouse. A little further on
is the Kunzum La (4551m). From the pass, a 9km trail goes to the lovely
Chandratal (Moon Lake), at about 4250m. Batal is the starting point for
treks to nearby Bara Shigri (Big Glacier), which is up to 10km.
Blessed with a pleasant climate all the year round, Solan is the
district headquarters of Mashru, another city established by the
British, is named after the Goddess, Soloni Devi, whose temple is
located in the southern end of the town. Solan also remained capital of
east, while Bhagat State for many years.
Peaks & Passes in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal is a paradise
for walkers, trekkers, hikers, skiers, rafters, climbers and
mountaineers. Innumerable treks originate or culminate in the beautiful
valleys of Kullu and Manali. There are several peaks in Himachal Pradesh
that challenge the mountaineers. Main peaks in Dhauladhar range are Mun
(4610 m), Toral (4686 m), Dromedary (4553 m) and Riflehorn (4400 m).
Kinnaur & Spiti Region has Leo Pargial (6791 m.)
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