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Walking and Trekking Himalayas
The Himalayan range has the Earth's highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. The Himalayas include over a hundred mountains exceeding 7,200 metres (23,600 ft) in elevation spread across five countries: Bhutan, India, Nepal, China, and Pakistan, with the first three countries having sovereignty over most of the range. The Himalayan range is bordered on the northwest by the Karakoram and Hindu Kush ranges, on the north by the Tibetan Plateau, and on the south by the Indo-Gangetic Plain. The Himalayan Mountain range runs, west-northwest to east-southeast, in an arc 2,400 kilometres.
The flora and fauna of the Himalayas vary with climate, rainfall, altitude, and soils. The climate ranges from tropical at the base of the mountains to permanent ice and snow at the highest elevations. This diversity of altitude, rainfall and soil conditions combined with the very high snow line supports a variety of distinct plant and animal communities. The unique floral and faunal wealth of the Himalayas is undergoing structural and compositional changes due to climate change. The increase in temperature is shifting various species to higher elevations.
Himalayan range offers a vast range of rugged terrain and snow-capped peaks to a regular trekker as well as an amateur trekker acquainting you with the alluring charm of pictorial pastures, lush forests and the shimmering beauty of glaciers and appeal of trekking at high altitudes. Great Himalaya Trails (GHT) is a route across the country from east to west, adding on to it the collection of various trails in the upper and middle districts of Nepal. The cluster of The Great Himalaya Trail includes Kanchenjunga, Makalu Barun, Everest, Rolwaling, Rara and Jumla.
Ladakh is an unparalleled paradise, with clear stunning views and warm and sunny weather during June to September making it more accessible to tourists. Ladakh remains cold and chilly for most part of the year. Bike ride to Leh, Ladakh passes through some of the most breathtaking, challenging and awe-inspiring landscapes found on Earth.
Kasol is a nestled in the lap of Parvati valley alongside the streaming and gurgling Parvati River, this remote village is a blessing for adventure buffs, trekkers and backpackers. With pleasant climate all around the year and low population density, this wonderful place is all set to give you an unforgettable experience.
Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in West Himalaya, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox, and blue sheep.
Spiti Valley a cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalaya Mountains in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh with a terrain that is seriously challenging and a landscape that is drop dead gorgeous, the Spiti valley makes for an exceptional adventure destination.
Hampta Pass, is a crossing that starts out in a narrow valley and stays that way until the very end, when we descend at Chatru. The narrowness of the valley accentuates the gathering of the snow. The amount of snow that you will see on Hampta Pass will make you believe that you are in the Arctic.
Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. The unstable temple is not directly accessible by road and has to be reached by a 14 kilometres uphill trek from Gaurikund.
Sandakphu a wonderland for the trekkers! It's located at an altitude of 11,929ft (i.e. 3,636 meters) in Darjeeling district and on the north west of Darjeeling hill town. At Sandakphu you can grasp the mesmerizing view of four of the five highest peaks of the world including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Lhotse, along with Three Sisters and many other peaks of Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet and Bhutan in one single stretch of snow. No wonder trekkers all over the world are so fanatic about Sandakphu and Singalila trek.