Top Adventurous Activities to Enjoy in Indian Himalayas

Top Adventurous Activities to Enjoy in Indian Himalayas

Ask any adventurist about his favorite adventure destination and you will get a unanimous reply 'The Grand Indian Himalayas'. The mighty Indian Himalayan ranges are a home to almost every thrill filled activity, be it a trekking, rafting, skiing or mountaineering. Read below to know more about the audacious activities that you can enjoy in the Himalayan ranges. 

Mountaineering

Conquering the heights of the snow-dressed mountains is certainly not a piece of cake as it requires a strong willpower, maximum stamina and the never give up attitude. However, as per Barry Finlay (a famous author), "Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing." This quote should provide the spirit to every mountaineer while he or she heads off for the mountain climbing. 

                 

Stated below is a list of some peaks that offer the best mountaineering experiences:

  • Nanda Devi East (7,437 meters)
  • Pinnacle (6955 meters)
  • Nun (7,135 meters) Kun (7,077 meters)
  • Deo Tibba (6,001 meters)
  • Jogin I (6,465 meters)

Exploring the pristine beauty of the Himalayan peaks means a beautiful adventure trip.

Camping

Beautiful hills adorned with tempestuous rivers, represent the exquisiteness of Mother Nature at its best and an excellent way of enjoying this beauty is through camping in the Himalayas. Camping is one such adventure sport that includes various activities like trekking, nature walking, bird watching and fishing.

                    

Following are some of the perfect Himalayan camping destinations:

  • Rishikesh
  • Chopta
  • Auli
  • Har Ki Dun Valley

The fresh air that you inhale during the camping tour is unadulterated and thus, you feel rejuvenated.

Kayaking

When the high rapids of great grades are complemented with a challenging passage, you feel a tingle in the back of your neck. Thus, whenever it comes to venturesome water sport, kayaking is among the most preferred choice.

                        

The rivers that allow you to enjoy the pleasure of kayaking are listed below:

  • Zanskar, Ladakh
  • Ganges, Rishikesh
  • Brahmaputra, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Alaknanda, Garhwal

Note: Kayaking requires high professional training.

Skiing

Skiing is another thrill packed activity offered by the snow-covered fields. This adventurous and fun activity lets you explore the exquisiteness of plain white ice. 

                     

Some of the perfect destinations for skiing are:

Enjoying skiing on the white canvas is an experience of a lifetime.

Jeep Safari

If you wish to explore every nook and corner of the enchanting Himalayan valleys and villages, jeep safari is the best option for you. It lets the travelers explore the twisted rocky terrains and at the same time treats their eyes with the magnificent natural sights.

Mentioned below are the most popular jeep safari tour routes:

  • Trans Himalaya
  • Manali to Leh
  • Shimla - Spiti - Manali
  • Shimla - Spiti - Leh

This thrilling activity also brings the visitors close to the local culture of different places.

Mountain Biking

Besides jeep safari, mountain biking is another wonderful option for accessing the remote areas of the Himalayas. Rugged topography, picturesque vistas of the nature and interesting cultures greet you during the biking tour. Thus, an adventure trip cannot be considered complete, if you have not experienced mountain biking.

                                 

Following are the ideal motor biking routes for a memorable journey:

  • Delhi - Shimla - Spiti - Manali
  • Manali - Leh
  • Mussoorie - Dhanolti - Tehri - Ghansali - Chirbatia - Chandrapuri - Ukhimath - Chopta - Chamoli

Mountain biking tour will gift you marvelous memories to cherish forever.

Trekking

Trekking has always been the unanimous choice of the adventure lovers. As the mighty Indian Himalayan ranges are bestowed with oodles of trekking trails, it invites both experienced and amateur trekkers for a memorable journey. 

Listed below are the most popular Indian Himalayan treks:

  • Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh
  • Green Lake Trek, Sikkim
  • Hampta Pass Trek, Himachal
  • Chadar Trek, Ladakh
  • Auden Col Trek, Garhwal
  • Indrahar Pass Trek, Himachal

Along with the above-mentioned treks, there are various other trails concealed in the arms of Indian Himalayan ranges that satiate the genuine hunger for the adventure.

River Rafting

"I have never seen a river that I could not love. Moving water...has a fascinating vitality. It has power and grace and associations. It has a thousand colors and a thousand shapes, yet it follows laws so definite that the tiniest streamlet is an exact replica of a great river.
         -By Roderick Haig-Brown

This is the magic of the white water that entices adventurists from different parts of the globe to indulge in river rafting, especially in the Himalayan Rivers of India. 

 

Some of the most popular rafting expeditions are enjoyed in the following rivers:

  • Ganges, Garhwal
  • Zanskar, Ladakh
  • Alaknanda, Garhwal
  • Brahmaputra, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Kali, Kumaon

Whether it is river rafting in Ladakh or Garhwal, the highly challenging rapids of the rivers make the expedition worthwhile.

The Last Note

Owing to all these activities offered by the Himalayas, India adventure tours have become the most preferred choice for the adventurists. 

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