Best tourist spots in the Himalayas, Nothing could be more exciting than trekking, hiking, or mountaineering in the majestic Himalayas, amidst immense scenic splendor, pristine snow-covered peaks, and exotic flora and fauna. So come, indulge your wildest fantasies and treat yourself to a feast of color, beauty, and sound, as rushing rivers and mountain streams cascading down picturesque locales, create a panorama of unrivaled beauty!
For the bold and the beautiful, the adventurous and the ardent mountain lover, hiker or trekker, there are numerous treks to be enjoyed in different parts of India. In case you decide to go solo, you can lose yourself in the beauty of Nature in scenic Himachal Pradesh and trek in the Hampta Pass, Pin Parvati Pass, Indrahar Pass, Deo Tibba Pass, etc. The names read like a musical litany almost and are an irresistible invitation to discover the wondrous mosaic of our rich natural diversity!
Or discover the splendorous sea of color and gorgeous blooms as you embark on the wonderful Valley of Flowers Trek in picturesque Uttarakhand, against the breathtaking backdrop of glistening snow-covered mountain peaks. The Valley of Flowers, legendary for its extraordinary beauty and an amazing variety of blooms, is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of over 300 varieties of wild Himalayan flowers, including the queen of flowers, the Blue Poppy and Brahma Kamal. Discovered by Frank S. Smith, an English mountaineer, and explorer, while on an expedition to Mt. Kamet, the Valley of Flowers trek itself commences at Govindaghat and encompasses Ghangria, Valley of Flowers, Hemkund Sahib – a sacred Sikh shrine near the foot of Hemkund Lake (day excursion), a visit to the sacred Dham of Badrinath and much more. Other memorable destination cities on the way include Joshimath, Karnaprayag, and Rudraprayag at the confluence of the Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers, Rishikesh with its ashrams and temples, Haridwar, and finally Delhi with its magnificent architectural heritage.
Some other memorable treks include invigorating treks in Ladakh like the Markha Valley Trek in Zanskar, guaranteed to raise your adrenalin levels with its untouched pristine beauty! The enchanting Valley of Zanskar Trek takes you to such quaint sounding places as Padam, Pishu, Hanumil, Purfi-la, Lamayuru, Wanla, Leh, Kargil, and many other places on a fascinating voyage of discovery! While the Snow Leopard Trek in Ladakh is unique and covers Leh, Hemis National Park, Zingchen, and Singra, commencing and terminating at Delhi!
Treks in the North among the gorgeous Garhwal Himalayas include the Gaumukh- Tapovan Trek, the Nag Tibba Trek, the entrancing Chopta- Chandrashila Trek, etc. While hiking in the picturesque North-East area of Sikkim includes the fabulous Goechala Trek- Kanchenjunga View, the Sandakphu Trek, while hiking in Sikkim takes you to Bagdogra, scenic Gangtok, Dzongu, Penayangste Monastery, delightful Darjeeling with its salubrious climes and the famous tea, etc!
Perhaps it would only be befitting to conclude our spellbinding sojourn in the mountains with the fabulous Kanchenjunga Trek, following an elaborate Sikkim itinerary. From viewing a mesmerizing sunrise over the Kanchendzonga range of mountains, from Tiger Hill in Darjeeling, to visiting the oldest capital city of Sikkim, at Yuksum, to the fabulous trek to Dzongri through riveting Rhododendron forests and bamboo thickets, it’s all a fascinating experience. While Gangtok packs a potent punch for the ardent Buddhist buff viewing, the Tibetology Research Institute, Dodrul Chorten, Rumtek, and Enchay monasteries. And cap a beautiful experience at the exotic Orchid Sanctuary, taking back treasured memories as precious as the rare orchids, to be nurtured for posterity!
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