a powerful motorbike is the best mode of transport for covering vast
stretches of mountains, paved roads restrict one. This is where trekking
blended with rock climbing skills take you far in your quest for
discovering the mountains at their pristine best. Most important thing
while trekking in the Himalayas is to appreciate the scale and match one's
destination with one's ability, for after all its about conquering the
highest mountain ranges in the world! The best seasons to trek are the
pre-monsoons and post monsoons.
Trekking in Nepal
Nepal is a trekkers paradise. One can trek along the beaten trails or virgin tracks. There is something for everyone - the maginificent tumble of great snow summits; the highest in the world, or great-ridges carpeted in alpine flowers, forest of Rhododendrons, isolated hamlets, villages, small mountain towns, birds, animals, temples, monasteries, many different people etc, trekking can be done from October and November. To assure a quality service and safety purpose it is advisable to make the trekking programs through a government recognised trekking agency.
Trekking in Bhutan
No one seems to know exactly the meaning of the word Bhutan but it is believed that it is derived from `Bhot' which is the name given by Tibetans to their own country and `Tan' which is a corruption of the word `stan' meaning Land. The Bhutanese however prefer to call their country `Druk-Yul' which means `The Land of the Dragon'. Bhutan is renowned for its undiluted cultures and unspoiled natural wonders. Bhutan's past is still its present.
Trekking in India
In almost every part of India, there is a variety of trekking adventure options awaiting the trekker, some soft, others not so. In this vast wonderland, trekking itineraries from one to four weeks or more provide endless opportunities for discovery for the trekker. Among the high altitude regions of Indian Himalayas, reality becomes a dream.
Trekking in India is an unforgettable experience as it not only let you to experience the unexplored trails made by nature, but also bring the visitor directly in touch with the country and its people and helps you to appreciate the mountain environment.
Trekking in Ladakh
When Ladakh was first thrown open to tourism an average itinerary encompassed visits to Leh and its environs with some treks into nearb valleys. The most popular of these were the 8-day Markha valley trek, the 11-day Lamayuru-Padum route and the Stok Khangri round trek. Now with growing interest in adventure tourism the focus has shifted to the mysterious valleys of Suru and Zanskar with their spectacular scenery.
Suru and Zanskar Valleys
Sankoo, Panikhar, Rangdum and Padum in the Suru and Zanskar Valleys are the base for a variety of trekking routes. From Sankoo for instance, one can trek to Drass or to Mulbekh in the opposite direction. Treks originating from Panikhar in the Suru valley lead to different destinations in the Kashmir and Kishtwar valleys across the main ridge of the Great Himalayan range.
Rangdum offers more challenging treks. One more challenging treks. One route wanders across the Kanji-la through the Kanji gorge to Henaskut on the Kargil-Leh highway. The other crosses the glacial Chillung-la behind the Nun - Kun massif to get to the Kishtwar valley. From Padum four main trek routes go to different destinations - one to Manali in the Kullu Valley, one to Lamayuru and Hemis respectively and the last to Kishtwar.
Nubra Valley Trekking
Along the eastern ridge of the Karakoram Range in northern Ladakh is the Nubra valley comprising of the upper Shayok and Nubra river valleys. The trekking route to this area is demanding and traverses the Kardung-la pass along the ancient trade route from Leh to Central Asia. It is the highest motorable road in the world! The breathtaking view from the pass surveys an entire length of the Indus valley in the south and a magnificent panorama of snow clad peaks. The route follows the valley past attractive villages to Deskit, the largest village in the valley.