Mountaineering is the unblemished adventure, for the body and soul. Mountaineering in India is an endeavor to reach the vault of heaven, and explore the sprit of fantasy. India offers a vital range of mountaineering opportunities on its challenging peaks - the climber enthusiast can indulge in this romantic adventure in mountain ranges of Indian Himalayan regions. Ladakh, the Nun-Kun Massif, Jammu and Kashmir, in hills of Manali in Himalayas and Uttranchal are the best destinations for enjoying mountaineering in India.
Destinations For Mountaineering in India
The major portion of Indian Himalayas are crowned in Indian sub-continent
extending up to the entire northern stretch shaping a startling curve about
3,200km. Indian Himalayas hold the treasures of splendid valleys with their
eternal charm and offers ample of opportunities for mountaineering in India.
Majestic Himalayas of North India
The extreme Northern part of India holds immense mountaineering charm in
the region of Jammu and Kashmir with some of its most beautiful snow capped
peaks where as Ladakh capture the attraction of some of the high
altitude peaks with their scenic zest. The mountaineering through these
valleys will encounter its visitors with its lush green alpine vales;
flower-strewn meadows; meandering tributaries and river streams and
Mountaineering on the Himachal and Uttranchal Ranges
The mountain valley of Himachal Pradesh towards the northeast captures a
mountain kingdom of Lahaul Spiti and the tribal belt of Kinnaur.
Mountaineering on these peaks is just awesome, as these exquisite haunts are
Uttaranchal another hilly state of India facilitates mountaineering
opportunities with some of the beautiful peaks idle for climbing. The place
is also a derivation of the Ganga, one of the holiest rivers of Hindus, it
is also a destination for pilgrims, trekkers and rafters.
Adventure on the peaks of Kanchenjunga
Sikkim lies in India's Eastern Himalayas, the abode of 5 peaks of
Kanchenjunga Mountain - the third-highest mountain in the world. The peaks
are idle for climbing up the mountains, crossing the paths meandering
through green forests, waterfalls, untamed streams rambling through meadows,
pilgrim routes and finally reaching the sacred monasteries perched high in
Mountaineering Adventure on the North East Ranges
Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh are famous destinations for mountaineering in India. These
Himalaya ranges again have much of mountaineering scope, inhabited by
friendly tribal folks. Mountain climbing in this region gives a captivating
sight of high altitude rain forest dotted with spurs, pine trees and crest
of the higher peaks of Himalayas. The hills of Assam are trimmed by the
widespread Brahmaputra River, along its edge lies the Kaziranga National
Park - the home of the one- horned Rhinoceros, that can be easily explored
while taking up your mountaineering adventure.
Premier Mountain Travel Trips in India
Idle sights for mountaineering in India
The ranges of Garhwal and Kumaon Himalaya
Sahasratal trek, Garhwal Himalaya, Hills of Uttar Pradesh-
Facilitates a route along pilgrimage sight to the holy lakes over 5000m.
The Khatling glacier trek, Garhwal Himalaya, Hills of Uttar Pradesh -
Throng with some of the most beautiful climbing areas along the Bhilangana
river to its source at the Khatling glacier.
Ladakh, Lahaul, Spiti / Kinnaur-
Mountaineering through out Ladakh, Spiti and Lahaul are possible. Sojourn
the valleys of Nubra, Zanskar, Dha Hanu and the lakes of Tso Moriri and
Pangong Tso. Here mountaineering holds the charm of exploring the
monasteries and villages at an altitude of 13,000 feet with the recently
opened areas of Ladakh -a stunning lunar panorama.
The Rhododendron trek -
Mountaineering on the hills of Darjeeling through its tea plantations and
over the Goecha la to Sikkim through flourishing alpine forests with
orchids, rhododendrons will definitely leave the adventure seekers
Precaution in Mountaineering
Himalayan Exposure strongly recommends that before taking up mountaineering
one has to engage in regular exercise for at least two months. It is
recommended that all travelers carry a small first aid kit as well as any
personal medical requirements. All climbers planning to join the trip should
have a high level of fitness before undertaking the trip.
You must be capable of using technical equipment like ropes, harness etc,
other wise you may not be able to take part in the tour until evidence of
this has been presented to the group leader. To bring wireless sets with
them or take on hire from IMF, for communication between camps on the
mountain and the base camp.