The most spectacular range of mountains Himalaya forms the northern boundary of India. Himalaya also constitutes the border of China, Myanmar Nepal and Bhutan. From long time Himalaya attracts adventure seekers to tray their hand in different adventure activities including the thrilling trekking. Trekking in the Himalayas offer an excellent opportunity to enjoy the natural surroundings with cascading waterfalls, lush green forest, blue and icy river along with a unique variety of flora and fauna. With spectacular scenic beauty, trekking in the Himalayas is also one of the best ways to explore the diverse culture, customs and architecture of the mountainous region with the hospitable hill people. Himalaya range offers a variety of trekking destinations ranging from Ladakh, Zanskar, Garhwal & Kumaon, Sikkim, Manali etc.
Useful Trekking Tips :
While trekking in the Himalayas, one should keep in mind the following useful tips:
First try to know about the geographical and historical features of the particular region.
First aid kit, Iodine tablets, UV proof glasses, woolen clothes are some must carry things.
Not to drink water from the open sources like streams and rivers which may be contaminated.
Boiled water and tea should be consumed to avoid dehydration.
Food should be taken hot and fresh as far as possible.
Popular Himalaya Trekking Routes :
Following are some of the most popular trekking routes -
Garhwal and Kumaon (Uttaranchal) - These two regions of the state Uttranchal comes under the western Himalayas.
Garhwal Trekking - The picture perfect hills of Garhwal with some wonderful high mountain valleys and hills offers a delightful trekking tour. Some popular trekking routes in Garhwal consists of areas such as Uttarkashi, Tehri-Garhwal, Pauri-Garhwal, Dehradun and Chamoli.
Kumaon Trekking - The major trekking points of the Kumaon region are generally the nearest emerging points of different rivers. The glaciers of rivers like Pindar, Gori offers an unique experience of trekking in this region. Some major trekking
points of the region include the Pindari Glacier Trek, Namik Glacier and Milam Glacier.
Chamba and Manali (Himachal Pradesh) - The hilly and mountainous terrain of Himachal Pradesh consists of some of the fascinating trekking routes such as the Lahaul and Spiti, Kullu, Manali, Kangra and Chamba.
Located on the south bank of
the river Ravi, Chamba offers ideal trekking route to Manali. This covers places like Bharmaur, Lahaul valley and finally Manali. Whiling trekking one can come across many Buddhist monasteries, Hindu temples, lush green valleys and several passes.
Darjeeling & Sikkim (North East) -
Darjeeling - Located in the eastern Himalayas, Darjeeling is popular for its varied flora, fauna, tea gardens, colourful festivals. Singalila treks, Kalimpong treks are two of the famous trekking regions that Darjeeling offers.
Sikkim - Southern and western Sikkim offers some of the best trekking routes. The most popular treks in Sikkim are from Yuksom to Dzongri and treks in Tendong Hill, Menam Hill and Versery.
Ladakh and Zanskar (Jammu and Kashmir) - The Leh, Ladakh and Zanskar regions of Jammu and Kashmir are bounded two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges the Great Himalaya and Karakoram. The most popular treks in this region includes the Markha valley trek, Lamayuru-Padum route, the routes across Suru, Zanskar and Nubra valleys.