Let’s imagine for a moment that we are trekking in the Himalayas, where the highest and majestic mountain ranges in the world set amidst amazing landscapes creating the most stunning scenery on the planet.
The Himalayan mountains
The Himalayas are located in the northeastern part of India. Spreading over an extensive area of 2400 km, the Himalayas pass through India, Pakistan, China, Afghanistan and cover almost 75% of Nepal.
The Himalayas are considered the birthplace of “Yoga”. Yoga teachers recently have emerged from the caves of the Himalayas to become enlightened masters teaching the world the value of serenity.
When to go trekking in Himalaya
The best time to go trekking in the Himalayas is from late October until early May. However, tourist facilities in Ladakh are open from May to September. If you go during the summer you can catch one of the most popular festivals there, Hemis festival, it is held in June or July every year at the Hemis monastery, this festival features a magnificent dance performance with colorful masks.
Or you can catch “Naro Nasjal festival in Ladakh region, it takes place in August.
Another popular festival in Sikkim is the “Khangchendzonga festival”, which takes place from December 24th to 26th, this joyful occasion involves events like white-water rafting, kayaking, trekking and mountain biking.
Who can enjoy touring the Himalayas
You can visit the Himalayas alone or with your partner or even with your family as the Himalayas is a place that provides all the types of entertainment for everyone whether they were alone or with a group. The Himalayas feature attractions, landscape, and activities suitable for all types of travelers.
Where to go in the Himalayas
There are different locations where you can enjoy a relaxing time in the Himalayas, like “Suru valley” in Ladakh. This is one of the best locations for a relaxing holiday because it is one of the most beautiful and serene valleys. This valley is full of orchards of mulberry, apples, and apricots during the spring season, the unmatched beauty of this place will leave you mesmerized for a lifetime.
Another great option for a wonderful relaxing holiday in the area is the fantastic “Nubra valley”, a stay at Nubra valley is an experience all by itself. A sand dune safari on the back of the Bactrian Camel is one of the most amazing experiences that you will ever have.
Things to do in the Himalaya
There are other activities that you need to try in addition to trekking in Himalayas, such as water rafting, which is a very popular activity there. River Ganga is a great spot for water rafting.
Also “Yak Safaris” is an activity that is exclusive to the Himalayas. “Yaks” are massive animals native to Ladakh. Mountain biking is another great activity that you can try as not all the Himalayan routes are meant for hiking and trekking, some are excellent for biking. The Zanskar and Pir panjal ranges are ideal locations to experience this activity, it’s considered the highest drivable path in the world.
Whether you are seeking an adventure to try, or you are just looking for a relaxing time, once you step foot in this beautiful Asian territory, you will never want to leave.