Adventure Travel Activities
Jammu-Kashmir is a full of trekking
destination, All types of adventure sports (land, water & Aero based) are
played. Ladakh is famous for being a trekker's paradise. Tourists are aware of Kashmir as a
tourist destination, but take a closer look and you'll know what an important
adventure center in this valley.
Trekking in Ladakh Valley, Jammu & Kashmir
Leh-Ladakh is one of few
wonderful ideal destination of India for trekking and mountaineering. Ladakh with its
rough terrain and wonderful scenic locales offer an adventure lover a mix of
both scenic beauty and challenging heights. The Susu and Zanskar valley has a
number of stunning peaks that challenge an intrepid traveler to scale new
heights in Ladakh. Some of the ideal places for mountaineering include Nun-Kun
massif and Zanskar massif.
Trekking in Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh
All trek commence from
Kangra Valley cross the Dhauladhar from Range and teminate in the adjoining
Chamba Valley at one point or another. Of the five treks mentioned here,
Laka Pass (also called Inderhar or Inderhara) trek and the Minkiani Pass trek
are the most popular to their
Trekking in Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Kullu Valley is the most popular trekking
trekkers. Treks in the Solang sub-valley and Kullu-Jogindernagar
are easy and short. Hamta Pass, Chandra Tal, Chanderkhani and Tos Nala are hard
treks while the trek to Pin-Parbati Pass is long and strenuous.
Trekking in Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Recently opened to foreigners, the
trails in Spiti Valley provide a very different experience. The trails are
tough and pass through very rugged and isolated regions. The largest collection
of its ammonites and belemnites are kept at the Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge. Gya
(6794m), the highest peak in Himachal Pradesh, stands above the northern head of
the valley and present a stupendous monolith where the boundaries of Ladakh,
Spiti and Tibet meet.
Trekking in Lahaul Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Lahaul is part of Lahaul & Spiti district
of Himachal Pradesh. 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. Lahaul offers a few very
rewarding high altitude trekking trails along the Chandra and Bhaga rivers and
over high passes full of ice and snow.
Trekking in Shimla Valley
Though Shimla is the capital city of Himachal
Pradesh and a very popular hill resort, it offers very few trekking
opportunities. Two trails over Jalori Pass and Bashleo Pass, which lead to the
adjoining Kullu Valley, provide easy and pleasant walks. Buran Ghati trek,
though not very common amongst trekkers, is an adventurous trek which leads to
the adjoining Kalpa Valley.
Trekking in Garhwal, Uttaranchal
The Garhwal is one of the
frequently visited areas in the Himalayas. The two river outlets of Ganga and Yamuna provide the main
entrance to Garhwal Himalaya, through the town of
Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun and Mussoorie. The Gangotri area is the source
of the Bhagirathi River, which is most popular destination for trekkers and
mountaineers. It is the gateway to many famous glaciers and spectacular peaks,
apart from being one of the most sacred places in Garhwal.
Trekking in Kumaon, Uttaranchal
Most of the trails in Kumaon are
relatively easy, with gradual ascents and descents over rolling hills and
through meadows (Bugials or Kharag). These trails offer breathtaking views of
the high peaks such as Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Trisuli and Hardeol. Eastern
Kumaon has recently been opened to foreign trekkers and the trails dominated by
the Panchchuli group of peaks.
Darjeeling, East India Himalaya
The trekking season
in Darjeeling generally begins at the end of March and closes about
the middle of June. The second season begins mid-September and goes
right into the last week of November. The trails pass through varied
temperature zones; between a valley bottom at 300m and over the top of
a ridge above 3800m you need clothing for both extremes. Whatever the
month, a raincoat is an essential item.
For trekking trails
in Sikkim there is some Rules, Regulations and Fees because Indian
National do not require any permit to visit unrestricted areas in
Sikkim, but they need an Inner Line Permit, obtainable in Gangtok.
Trekking in Arunachal Pradesh
Contrary to popular
belief Inner Line restrictions were not imposed in the state by the
Indian government due to its status as a sensitive border state. The
Inner Line Regulation act was first introduced by the British in 1873
for the areas inhabited by tribes. The regulations were reintroduced
in 1914 when the areas were recognized as North East Frontier Tract.
Trekking in Bhutan is
entirely different from Pakistan, India and Nepal. Bhutan has not been
properly surveyed, altitudes have not been correctly determined and
there are no detailed maps. Valleys are narrow and few habitations or
buildings are seen. Bhutan is a little piece of heaven on earth - a
virtually untouched world where spirituality is still the way of life.
Trekking in Nepal
The kingdom of Nepal is located between India in the south and China
in the north at Latitude 26* 22" to 30* 27" and Longitude 80* 4 " to
88 * 12" east. Crowned by eight of the world's 10 highest mountains,
Nepal compresses lush tropics and summit of Mt. Everest( Mt.
Sagarmatha), the highest piece of the planet. This is the kingdom
known as the unique and cultural destination in the tourism map of the
world that combines the aesthetic and spiritual excitement and
Trekking in Tibet
In general, travel
and trekking to Tibet represents the sightseeing tours but even the
land is situated in average of above 13000 feet, this inaccessible
land have lots of possibilities of trekking routes for the adventure
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