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Trekking in GarhwalWhere there are mountains, there will be adventure and India is such nation which is home to some of the famous mountains of the world. Indian mountains are ideal for adventure sports like trekking, rafting, kakaying and skiing. The enchanting mountain ranges in India attract the trekking enthusiast from all over the world. Trekking is an unforgettable experience as trekking enthusiast can explore the rugged beauty of the high mountains romancing the shimmering waterfalls. Trekkers can also explore the unexplored trails made by nature and it also bring the them directly in touch with the country and its people. Indian mountain ranges offer beautiful and enthralling trekking routes. In the lofty peaks of Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas and snow-covered peaks of Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh plenty of trekking options awaiting the trekkers. Experience the thrill of trekking in India amidst the picturesque mountains and appreciate its natural beauty.

Trekking in Garhwal
Situated in the state of Uttaranchal, Garhwal Himalayas is one of the most popular trekking regions in India. The trekking region boasts of a number of popular peaks including Trishul and Nanda Devi, India's highest mountain. Every year thousands of adventure enthusiasts come to Garhwal Himalayas for trekking. The trekking routes pass through lush green forests and fantastic meadows that are carpeted with colourful flowers in summer. Some of the popular trekking regions in Garhwal are Harkidun- Tons Valley - Ruinsara Tal, Dodi Tal - Darwa Top - Yamunotri (2B), and Khatling Glacier Region.

Trekking in the Garhwal region provide a chance to have a close look of different cultures alongwith magnificent views of Himalayan range, alpine meadows and rare high altitude flora and fauna. One also get a chance to see the lifestyle of the mountain people, their dress, dialect, settlement patters etc. Apart from good treks in the Garhwal Himalayas there are many important pilgrimage sites such as Kedarnath and Badrinath.

Trekking in KumaonShinning glaciers complement the lofty Himalayan peaks and there are many tourist bungalows along the trekking routes that simplify the question of shelter. Best time to Trek in Garhwal is May to June and September to Ocotber. Some places like the Valley of Flowers and the high altitude meadows are best during the July- August.

Trekking in Kumaon
Trekking in Kumaon is a unique experience as the region is home to some of the finest hills of the world. Kumaon Himalayas combines the adventure and comforts of modern hill resort with easy access to the natural surroundings. In fact, Kumaon region offer everything that a trek enthusiast would desire and that make a trekker to come here again and again. Kumaon Himalayas have verdant valleys, varied flora and fauna, shimmering lakes and rivers and snow-capped peaks.
Some of the popular trekking Regions in Kumaon are Pindari Glacier Trek (3820 m), Kafni Glacier Trek (3,800m), Namik glacier (3600m) and Milam glacier (3438m and above). Pindari Glacier is reputed as the best trekking route in Kumaon Himalayas and it is situated between Nanda Devi and Nandakot mountains. The best time to trek in Kumaon Himalayas is between May to October.

Trekking in Ladakh
Ladakh is adventure lovers' paradise, having some of the most amazing and challenging treks in India. Situated in the northernmost part of India, Ladakh is just 7 kms away from the Indus River and its valley. In geological terms, Ladakh is a young land formed only a few million years ago by the buckling and folding of the earth's crust. Ladakh is bounded by two the world's highest mountain ranges - the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram. There are two more mountain ranges in Ladakh such as the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range.

Trekking in LadakhThe most interesting feature of Ladakh trekking route is that it's high mountain will provide you an opportunity to have a superb view of snow-covered mountains and amazing landscape. Trekking in Ladakh will take you to small isolated villages and hamlets and friendly people on the way greeting you, which makes your trek a memorable experience. Some of the popular trekking routes are - Spituk to Markha Valley, Lamayuru to Padum, Laayury gompa to Chilling and Likir to Temisgam. Best time for trekking in Ladakh is July to October.

Trekking in Himachal
Himachal, which means the 'abode of eternal snow' has a number of mountain ranges running across nearly the entire region. Carved out from a sizeable slice of the western Himalayas, Himachal is home to some of famous mountains in India. There are four mountains ranges in Himachal which have charming and picturesque valleys and offer suitable passes for trekking. Reo Purgyil (6816 m) is the highest peak in Himachal Pradesh which is located in the district of Kinnaur north of the Shipki Pass.
Himachal mountains offer plenty of trekking options for trekkers, there are around two dozen passes on the Dhauladhar, one dozen over the Pirpanjal range and eight to ten passes over the Himalayan range that cross over to the Zanskar Valley. Some of the popular trekking routes are Beas-Kund Terk, Macleod Ganj-Chamba, Manali-Hamta Pass, Trikund-Laka Glacier, Sar Pass, Chanderkhani Pass etc. Trekkers can cross one pass and return over the other pass or proceed further to cross another pass on the next mountain range.

A trek in the Himachal mountains provide a deep and refreshing union with nature in its pristine beauty. The beautiful river valleys surrounded by white snow-covered peaks, the fruit-laden orchards, gurgling water streams and the dense forests and the birdsong evoke the senses of the trekkers. The best season for trekking in Himachal is June to October, it is advisable to avoid winters.

India Trekking Tour

Day 1:
Arrival at New Delhi International Airport.

Day 2: New Delhi to the Himalayas
Meeting at the New Delhi airport in the morning. Transfer to the Domestic Airport Terminal. Flight to Kullu. Transfer from Kullu airport to Manali (30 km). Check in hotel. Free afternoon to rest or visit Manali(2050 meters).

Day 3: Manali-Darcha (4x4)
We will travel 140 km in a 4x4 to Darcha (3360meters). The trip will include a stop at Rohtang pass (3950 meters), 51km outside Manali. From this pass we can enjoy a wide panoramic view with mountains rising far above the clouds. A breathtaking site! Arrive in Darcha late evening. Overnight camping.

Day 4: Darcha – Chalang Tokpo (trekking)
First day of trekking to reach Chalang Tokpo or Palamo (3580meters). The trekking will take 5-6 hours and will cover about 12 km. This is a comfortable 5 hour hike, starting early and camping at 3 pm with time to enjoy and acclimatize. The trek passes through the villages of Chikka and Rarig, before crossing the bridge to Palamo. Overnight camping.
Day 5: Chalang Tokpo - Zanskar Sumdo - Ramjak (trekking)
Trekking of approx. 16 Km to Ramjak (3750meters) passing by Zanskar Sumdo (3910meters). This trekking will include crossing a river by a rope trolley just before the campsite. Total trekking time is approx. 7-8 hours. Overnight camping.

Day 6: Ramjak - Chumik Nakpo (trekking)
Trekking to reach Chumik Nakpo (4060meters), covering approx. 14 kms in about 5-6 hours. The trekking starts with a steep climb after the campsite that gradually eases up to Chumik Nakpo. Overnight camping.

Day 7: Chumik Nakpo - Shingo La-Lakong (trekking)
Early breakfast. 16 Km hike to reach Lakong or Lakham (4400 meters) passing by Shingo La (5100meters). The climb to the pass is not a by Himalayan standards, but the downhill through the glacier is quite steep. A series of prayer flags mark the Shingo La. From the top of the Pass, there are spectacular views of the peaks of Ladakh. Witness the impressive backdrop of the Baralacha range. This is one of the longest and tiring days with a total of approx. 7-8 hours walking. Overnight camping.

Day 8: Lakong - Kurgiak (trekking)
Cover 14 km to reach Kurgiak (4060 meters), in about 6-7 hours. New mountains fill the landscape, once we are entering Zanskar ancient Tibetan Kingdom. The hike passes by Kargyak, the highest permanent settlement in Zanskar valley. Overnight camping.

Day 9: Kurgiak - Purne (trekking)
Trekking to reach Purne (3950 meters), covering 12 km in approx. 5-6 hours. Overnight camping.

Day 10: Purne - Phuktal Gompa - Purne (trekking)

Visit Phuktal Gompa (3800 meters), one the most impressive Gompas (Buddhist temple) in the Ladakh Kingdom. The monastery, situated on a limestone cliff is impressive with an assembly hall carved out of a huge cave. The trek will cover approx 14 km with departure and arrival to Purne. Overnight camping.

Day 11: Purne - Ichar (trekking)
Cross small Canyons of Pudding stones, which lead to IChar village (3800meters). The trail over hangs Tsarap and is hard going. Cross the villages of Cha, Kaydang, Hamuni and Surle. Arrive at Ichar after 5-6 hours after covering 16 km. Overnight camping.
Day 12: Ichar - Mune (trekking)
From Ichar we go down to Reru. From Reru the trail becomes rich in flowers up to Mune. Trekking to reach Mune (3650 m) in approx. 5-6 hours (18 km). Overnight camping.

Day 13: Mune - Rangdum (4x4)
Transfer by 4x4 in a very beautiful road surrounded by mountains with more then 7200 meters such as Nun and Kun. The road includes the Pinzala pass with 5000 meters, to reach Rangdum (3600 meters). Overnight camping.

Day 14: Rangdum–Leh (4x4)
Transfer by 4x4 (300 km) to reach Leh (3500 meters). Overnight in hotel.

Day 15: Free Day in Leh, capital of Ladakh
Optional Gompa visit or Rafting in Indus River.

Day 16: Leh – New Delhi
Transfer to airport to fly back to Delhi.
On arrival at Delhi, transfer to downtown. Free afternoon for city tour in old & new Delhi. Transfer to international airport (after dinner).

Day 17: Travel back home
Flight back home. Arrive to your destination


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