Planning an adventure holiday?
Seeking a real encounter with nature? Perhaps, there is no better place than the Himalayas in India. Be it, trekking to explore its pristine mountainous beauty, rafting on the gushing white waters, or camping to experience nature and local cultures – this mighty mountain range offers extraordinary experiences for all. We have handpicked some enthralling excursions that tourists can enjoy in the Himalayas.
Trekking is perhaps the best way to discover the Himalayan Mountains at their pristine best. The region features scores of trekking trails that promise a great experience. One of the most popular treks is the one to the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand. Surrounded by lofty hills, the valley is renowned for its exotic fauna and flora, particularly the endemic alpine flowers. The unique topography and high altitude desert in Ladakh also make it a haven for trekking enthusiasts.
White Water Rafting
The experience of rafting in the untamed rivers of the Himalayas is truly exhilarating. Rishikesh is one of the most popular places for rafting in India. Here, the River Ganges has several rapids that delight rafting-enthusiasts of all abilities. Sangam in Ladakh, where the river Zanskar and Indus confluence, also draws adventurers from far and wide. The Zanskar gorge is simply gorgeous, and rafting in the river is the best way to experience the beauty of the region.
Soothing breeze, sunny skies, and breathtaking views of mountains, valleys and waterfalls – biking in the Himalayas is an experience of a lifetime. You can choose from a number of exciting routes and untouched terrain that this part of the Himalayas boasts. The Manali-Ladakh route is one of the most popular biking routes in India. The one from Thakurdwara to Ramnagar on the outskirts of Corbett Park is perfect to explore the rugged beauty of the Garhwal region. Foreign tourists can easily hire bikes or just sign up with one of the many companies that conduct such tours.