Have you ever thought what makes trekking in Himalayas a great experience?
High snowy mountain peaks, good weather, local delicacies and people around you make every moment you spend almost unforgettable. There should be a balance between adventure and safety during your trek in Himalayas.
Basically, northern part of India is formed by the Himalayan ranges; this provides multiple options to those looking forward to experiencing trekking over there. Places like Garhwal, Kumaon, Ladakh, Sikkim and Himachal are some of the best known places in this region.
In Ladakh, the Zanskar mountain range also known as “The Lost Valley” is one of the most challenging mountains for trekkers. Winter season stays for almost 9 months but it would be great if you make all your plans in advance. Best time to hit this place is between June and September. This is the time when most of the Buddhist monasteries hold their annual festivals and. Visiting the place during this time allows you to learn the local culture of the Ladakh better.
Apart from Kumaon region, the only trekking place known for its high difficulty level is the “Nanda Devi”. Located on the Indo-Tibetan border, it’s the highest peak to trek in Himalayas. You can start your journey from the small town called Munsiyariand head towards the stunning “Johar Valley”. Being an unexplored region, this place gives you the rewarding experience of your life.
Next comes the Garhwal Mountains which are very close to Delhi. Starting with the Roopkund Lake, situated at an altitude of 5029 m, it comes in the periphery of Nanda Devi Sanctuary. There is a place called the Bhyundar Valley, aka the Valley of Flowerin the Garhwal region which is known to be the most rewarding place to trek. Your access point for this place will go through a village called Gangharia. Getting through this village is an adventure in its own way and you can experience only by visiting this place. May-September is the best time to be here and enjoy the most beautiful season of this valley; a season when the valleys are covered with flowers.
Kinner Kailash mountain, located in the “Kinnaur Valley” of Himachal Pradesh comes among the top places to trek in Himalayas. This place is known to be the abode of Lord Shiva and trekking over here is quite challenging and rewarding, for beginners as well as experienced trekkers.
There are few things that you should know prior to trekking Himalayas. Collect brief information about the place either from the internet or from your travel agent. It’s always good to have some basic knowledge about a place where you visit it for the first time. Once you start trekking, weather condition can get really bad. Make sure you carry all the necessary things with you including sleeping bag, medical kit, light and warm clothes.
In case you don’t want to make your first trekking experience horrible, double check your backpack for all the necessary items that would be required during trek in Himalayas.