Northern part of India.
World's majestic mountain ranges
Adventures like trekking, Skiing, Mountaineering.
The gorgeous beauty of the Himalayan Mountains embellished with silver snow
makes a magnificent paradise on earth. These majestic Himalayan ranges are
located in the sub continent of Asia. Himalayas are erected as a protector
for the countries like Nepal, Tibet (China), India, Pakistan and Bhutan. The
Himalayan range forms a curvature of 1,500 miles through Southern Asia.
The Himalayan mountain can be politically divided into 3 zones- the Indian
Himalayas, the Nepalese Himalayas, and the Tibetan Himalayas it becomes
quite important for the visitors to know the location of the Himalayas as
they lies along the reactive international borders.
Many areas close to the international borders have been declared off-limits
for tourists, especially for foreigners.
The Indian Himalayas
The curved shaped Himalayas stretch out ahead the unbroken northern
boundary of India and chisel across the Indian subcontinent as they carve
intensely into the life encircling them. The Indian pilgrims who wander in
these mountains in ancient times fabricated the term "Himalayas"
from a Sanskrit word 'him (snow) and alaya (home) also means "the Abode
of Snow". For centuries, the Himalayas have a strong impact on the
inhabitants of India, their emotions were guarded by the blend of esteem,
wonderment and apprehension.
The Himalayas are also "the Abode of God" for the Hindus of
India. There are abundant pilgrim paths, which farfetched the Hindu pilgrims
to these mountains since time, immemorial.
World's most mighty mountain
Himalayas are the world's highest mountain chain crowning the snow-capped
peaks of 26,000 feet. (8000m). Ganges, Indus and the Brahmaputra the most
sacred rivers of India flow from the snow clad mountains from the foothills
of Himalayas that are the major rhizome. It also treasures the adventurous
trekking excursion, lush green meadows and exhibit the imperial power,
splendor and zest of Nature.
Indian Himalayan range stretches from west India to east India includes 5
Indian states - Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim and
Arunachal Pradesh. Mount Everest rises up to 29,028 feet above sea level and
most of the Himalayan ranges are raised up to more then 3 miles above sea
level. The climate is very cold and is hard to survive in most parts. In
winters the climatic conditions become worst with cold waves often followed
by snowstorms makes living very laborious and difficult. Summer season comes
for a very shot duration and is cool too.
The most captivating sights of Himalayas are Kashmir, Ladakh, Lahaul and
Spiti, Chamba, Kinnaur, Garhwal, Kumaon, Sikkim, and Arunachal that will
leave its visitor in to the state of wonder by its divine beauty and natures
The numbers of tribes and cultures have been grown over the ages in to the
great valley of Indian Himalayas. The fact that the mountain people have
mostly lived in valleys isolated from the rest of the world, due to the
entry and exit points lying over High Mountain passes. As a result the
mountain people have developed their own varied traditions and culture that
are quite unique in themselves.
Mountaineering, Trekking, River Rafting, Skiing are some of the fantastic
and adventurous opportunities available for the tourist along some of the
supreme and renowned peaks in the world. Himalayas provides a complete
destination for the die-hard adventurous lovers. Camping at Kinnaur in
Himachal Pradesh or Kayaking will definitely leave its tourist mesmerized.
Canoeing and fishing in the commotion of the Himalayan rivers is just
fabulous. The Himalayas also gives ample opportunities for jeep safari,
skiing, mountain biking and hang gliding/para gliding.
The picturesque terrain of high mountain ranges, deep valleys, offers an
amazing melange of dense tropical forests, alpine and sub-alpine vegetation.
Rhododendron plants, Oak, laurel and chestnut trees are grown up to 7,000
feet above sea level. Pine trees are found up to 12,000 feet, above these
heights only lichens, grass and moss can be found, only certain plants are
capable of growing in such harsh conditions.
The Himalayan range gives opportunities for some of the sternest
mountaineering ventures. The Himalayan adventure can be an enchanting,
unforgettable experience if accomplished on the glaciers that are still
aspired to be hunted. The glaciers of Siachen glacier in Kashmir regions,
Ladakh, Bandarpoonch in Uttaranchal are known as the largest glacier outside
the Polar Regions.