Thursday, May 22, 2014

Outdoor Expedition for Students | Photography Tour ~ Fixed Departure 2014

Outdoor Expedition for Students “An Experience of A Lifetime”
Program Highlights:

  • Learning Photography Techniques by Professional Photographer.
  • Rope Course and Lecture on Outdoor Education by Our Outdoor Expert.
  • Classes of Yoga and Meditation by professional Yoga Teacher.
  • Sightseeing and A Spiritual Tour of Gangotri Temple.
  • Bird watching and Nature walk in Himalaya.
  • Survival Course, Height Gain and Fire Drill.
  • “Clean the Himalaya” Movement in Agoda.
  • Village Attraction & Cultural Exchange.
  • Adventure and outdoor Activities.
  • First Aid Course by Doctors Team.
  • Leanings, Feedback and many more.
  • Trekking and Camping.

Monday, May 12, 2014

25 Top Treks in Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand

Garhwal, a region in the Indian state of Uttarakhand is one of the most popular trekking and adventure sports destination in India. It is full of exciting trekking destinations that provides all types of trek routes starting from the easiest to the strenous. The best time to visit Garhwal is in the months of April-June and September-October.

Some of the treks in the Garhwal region are:

Auden Col Trek:
• Duration: 18 Days 
 Grade: Challenging – Tough
• Altitude: 5450 mts/17876 ft
 Season: Mid May to Early October

Auden’s Col, one of the toughest treks in Garhwal that joins the Jogin I and Gangotri III summits on one side and on the other side, it joins two glaciers, one of which is the Khatling. The trek starts from Gangotri and on the way to Nala Camp, you will pass through the pine and birch forests after which there is a day trek to the Rudra Gaira Base Camp that offers an extraordinary view of the snow-clad Himalayas. Gangotri base camp is the next stop and from here begins the way up to the Auden’s Col base camp. The fascinating trek to the Khatling glacier is arduous but well-worth the view. The descent commences after Masar Tal, Vasuki Tal and then end at Kedarnath.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

List of Top 10 Treks in Upper Himachal Region

Pin Parvati
Pin Parvati is a spectacular mountain pass nestled in the lap of Himalayas; it belongs to the state which means "Abode of Snow" - Himachal Pradesh. This trek is composed of lush green scenery that Parvati Valley is endowed with to the blatant and desolate land in the Pin valley in Spiti. The best season to visit this region is between July to September because it remains under heavy snow rest of the months. This trek offers a linkage between Parvati Valley in Kullu to the Pin valley in Spiti and hence the name goes Pin Parvati Pass. Manikaran dwelling between the splendid rivers namely Beas and Parvati, northeast of Bhuntar in the Kullu District is a must watch on this trial. Pine trees stands along throughout the trek. This trek being on a Buddhist region, all those traveling can make a visit to the Ki Gompo and Tabo monastery. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Places to visit near Shikhar Nature Resort, Uttarkashi

Shikhar Nature Resort is a division of Shikhar Travels India Pvt Ltd, one of the leading tour operators based in New Delhi, India. The resort is conveniently located 5 km from Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand on the way to Gangotri. It is a river side resort, perfect for relaxation, family holiday, corporate visits, educational tours and much more.

During your stay at the resort, you can be a part of various adventure/ fun activities, you can also grab the opportunity to explore various sightseeing’s and getaways :

Vishwanath Temple: 

Vishwanath temple is known as the "Kashi of north", which is ancient and renowned temple in the heart of Himalayan terrain. This temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and is situated at approx. 300 mts away from the local market of Uttarkashi. It was renovated by Maharani Khaneti, wife of Sudarshan Shah in 1857. The main attraction of this temple is the shivling, which is around 60 cm high & 90 cm in circumference.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tips for your Safety while Trekking!!

Trekking in the mountains is a rewarding and unforgettable experience. However, it is important to keep your safety in mind. Weather conditions can change any moment and in case of an accident, medical help is not always easily available. Have a look below for some guidelines and tips on health & safety during your trip. Keeping those in mind will also help you to enjoy your trip more!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Glacier Treks In The Indian Himalayan Region

The glaciers in the Indian Himalayas have great significance whether it is religious or adventurous. These glaciers turn into different sacred rivers that can be bowed by tremendous devotees. But besides this these glaciers are the perfect way of exploring yourself by digging into different trekking tours in India.

Catch some of the best glacier trekking routes in India that brings energetic and impressive expedition to the great Himalayas.

Gomukh Glacier:
Gangotri Gomukh is the origin of the river Ganges and the seat of Goddess Ganga, famously being popular as one of the Chardham circuits in Uttarakhand. Gomukh is one of the holiest places for the Hindu devotees and also brings the great trekking opportunities for the enthusiastic travelers. The trek takes you to Gomukh (cows mouth), the mythological source of the River Ganges, which is at the snout of the Gangotri glacier. The Gomukh Glacier trekking covers the area of the Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 4463 mts/4638 ft. The normal duration of Gomukh glacier trekking is about 8-11 days and it brings moderate to challenging kinds of trekking.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lahaul and Spiti – A Travel Guide

1. Baralacha La, Lahaul and Spiti:
Situated at an altitude of 4833 m, the Baralacha La is a mountain pass in the Zanskar Range connecting Lahaul to Ladakh.  The pass serves as a natural divide between the Bhaga and Yunam rivers and is near the origination points of the Bhaga River and the Chandra River. The beautiful Saraj Tal Lake is near to the pass and adds to the natural beauty of the place. The pass is the origination point of many trekking expedition around the area and is known for its breathtaking views of the mountains all around.

Monday, April 7, 2014

National Parks in Indian Himalayan Region

The Indian Himalayan region is just not a landlocked territory. Rather it secludes a vast ecosphere that stretches from the Indus Valley in Kashmir to valley of Noha-Dihing River in Arunachal Pradesh. The region is the stomping ground of several endangered animals, migratory birds, different types of insects and varied species of plant life. Confined within the hulking high peaks and in its hem, the Indian Himalayan region is proud to ramp up several national parks… being a haven to the Himalayan wildlife. Below is a list of the top 5 national parks in the Indian Himalayan region that may turn your leisure vacation into an adventurous one. Who Knows! When we are in the mountains our mind swings in its multi-layered climatic and altitudinal conditions.

The Great Himalayan National Park:
One of the newly built national parks in India, the Great Himalayan National Park covers an area of approximately 1,171 sq. kilometers that stretches from the Kullu valley floor at 1,500 meters to a mighty elevation of 6000 meters in the state of Himachal Pradesh. In the midst of lush coniferous forests, emerald meadows strewn with exotic flora, soaring snowy peaks and pristine glaciers the Great Himalayan National Park is a home to a several species of wild mountain goats like the bharal, goral and serow, the brown bear and predators like the leopard and the elusive snow leopard. Further, it also houses more than 200 species of birds and other faunal species including insects, amphibians, annelids and mollusks.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Garhwal Himalayas - A Perfect Tour Destination for Family Trekking

Garhwal is believed to be among the most scenic and beautiful places of Asia. It is also a very famous and popular spot for trekkers. It is not just restricted to professional trekkers but even families can come and enjoy trekking here. There is a wide range of family trekking tours in Garhwal Himalayas. You can chose among the many routes and trails available here. Some of them are listed below:

Valley of Flowers Trek:
This is considered one of the best treks among all Garhwal Himalayas trekking options. Valley of flowers is a riot of colors, sharp in contrast with the pure white of snow. The trek is over a 20 km stretch.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

5 Best things to do in Himachal Pradesh

The biggest attraction of nature lovers and height lovers, Himachal Pradesh stands as a crown of the country welcoming tourists throughout the year. This amazing green state is enriched with so much of happening events and places that make you crave for another visit. The 5 must do's in Himachal Pradesh are:

1. Trek to Saru Tal: 
In the capital district of Shimla trek of Saru Tal is at a height of 3600mt giving you a clear distal view of Gangotri range and proximal view of Swaragrohini, Kalanag and Banderpunch ranges standing with pride since centuries. Trek is still unexplored by many, less viewed and most delving trek of Himachal in Pabbar valley, Shimla. To have a clear natural view of lovely forested valley and a very natural carpet of wild flowers spread all around by Mother Nature, all you need to do is to plan up a trip full of energy and eagerness and experience the nature at its best in the months of June and October.