Travels Indian Himalayas

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Alex Alex Travel Expert
Alex, Travel Expert

The Indian Himalayan region is a breath-taking and awe-inspiring destination for any traveller. The lunar landscape, snow deserts, crystal clear lakes reflecting the sapphire sky, snow peaks, and colourful monasteries make Leh & Ladakh one of the most surreal lands in the world.

For many, the Himalayas are the denotation for Nepal, but a significant part of this majestic mountain form the Northern borders of India as well. From visiting the source of sacred rivers flowing through the subcontinent or to the habitat of the Snow Leopards at the higher reach, trekking in the Indian Himalayas is an awe-inspiring experience. Himachal Pradesh is a magnificent destination known for its snow clad peaks, lush valleys, misty hill stations, and miles of bountiful forests. Himalayan trekking is a transcendental experience. The holy land of Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, at the foothills of the Himalayas, is the birth place of yoga.

If you want a heavenly experience, choose from our expertly designed itineraries or contact me to customise your own trekking tour in Indian Himalaya. The Shanti Travel team of experts is at your disposal.

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Also known as the ‘Abode of Snow’, the Indian Himalayas are a fascinating part of the world. Made up of low valleys, high mountain ranges, trekking routes, densely forested areas and barren cold deserts, the Indian Himalayas are a land of adventure and discovery.

The landscapes of the Indian Himalayas

The Indian Himalayas are a place of natural beauty, where landscapes stretch out before your eyes glittering in shining light reflected by the snow-capped mountain peaks of the Himalayas. Walk, hike and trek through wooded hills and secret valleys passing by terraced fields and forested valleys and meeting the kind mountain people. This magical part of Northern India is a wonderful destination for both the adventurer and the gentler holidaymaker. As long as you are looking for majestic sights and unforgettable experiences, then the Indian Himalayas is the place to visit.

Trekking in the Indian Himalayas

Although it is not as popular or well known as Nepal, the Indian Himalayas offers a whole range of treks suitable for all different levels. Trekking in the Indian Himalayas brings you up close and personal with stunning high peaks, wildflower meadows, a variety of exotic flora and a mixture of Hindu, Islamic and Buddhist cultures, architecture, history and traditions. The diverse lands offer so many different treks that create different experiences, from meeting with the Gaddis shepherds, to passing through the valley of Dharamsala, a former exile land for the Tibetans escaping from the Chinese occupation. Trekking in the Indian Himalayas is far more than hiking through beautiful landscapes, but rather an opportunity to learn and discover this land’s most fascinating story.

Magnificent Ladakh

On the western side of the Indian Himalayas lies the magnificent Ladakh offering grand scenery that is ideal to visit during summers for treks and discovery trips. In the lower foothills you will find the erstwhile colonial hill stations of Shimla (once the summer capital of British India), Mussoorie and Almora. On the eastern periphery is the Arunachal Pradesh known as the “Orchid state of India”. The former kingdom of Sikkim tucked between Nepal and Bhutan is also a perfect location for treks in the Indian Himalayas. To the south is Darjeeling, the former summer resort of the elite British Empire famed for its distinctive black tea and the incredible Mount Kanchenjunga on its backdrop.

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  1. Soak up the unique atmosphere of sacred cities. Between spirituality and mysticism, the Indian Himalayas is a marvelous blend between Hinduism and Buddhism
  2. Go trekking in Ladakh, rafting on the Ganges or attend a yoga class in Rishikesh. Visit the Buddhist monasteries of Sikkim or even meet the tea producers in Darjeeling
  3. Trek in Uttarkhand, on one of the most sacred places in India for an unforgettable experience. Follow the pilgrims to the Sources of the Ganges
  4. Attend a religious festival in Ladakh and discover the Tibetan Buddhist culture in the heart of a festive monastery.
  5. The diversity of the landscapes is breathtaking, from the highest peaks of the world to the rice paddies of the Himalayan foothills
  6. Far from the classic routes, our itineraries in the heart of the Indian Himalayas are authentic, off the beaten path and tailor-made.
  7. You can visit the Indian Himalayas all year round : spend winter in Ladakh, summer on the trekking paths of Zanskar, spring in Sikkim and autumn in Uttarkhand.

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