Adventure Excursions In The Himalayas

Adventure Excursions In The Himalayas

The Himalayas remain one of the few true wilderness areas on the planet. Though North America and Europe are dotted with extensive National Parks, none can compare to the vastness of the highest mountain range in the world. If you are a fan of this type of activity, you should plan a visit to the Himalayas at least once in your life.

If you believe that the people who head to the far north of India, as well as Nepal and Tibet, only do so to scale eight thousand meter peaks you would be wrong. There are in fact a huge range of activities that can be enjoyed in the regions in which the Himalayas are found. If you are a real outdoor enthusiast, you will not be left short of things to do regardless of how long you spend here.

Though the infrastructure of the countries in which the Himalayas are located cannot compare to western standards, the basic accommodation and long journeys add to the overall adventure. If you are used to the well-managed and comfortable settings of North America, you will be in for a surprise. It is often said that the friendliness and welcoming nature of the local people, alongside the truly breathtaking scenery more than makes up for the basic facilities.

There are a number of tour operators, local guides, and adventure sports companies now offering a diverse range of activities in these mountains. Trekking is one of the most popular pastimes available in this region, and the type of treks available vary in difficulty considerably. As a general rule, the trails in Nepal are busier and have better facilities than those in India. Wherever you go, never underestimate the importance of having the best possible equipment, the climate, and conditions here are not to …

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Enjoy the Outdoor Recreation Possibilities Available in North Central Washington

Enjoy the Outdoor Recreation Possibilities Available in North Central Washington

North Central Washington is a great place to vacation to for a number of reasons. Two of the things that most vacationers going there seem to appreciate are the fact that it is a little off the beaten path, meaning it is less crowded, and the fact that there is a wealth of outdoor recreation possibilities available in the region. Here is a look at some of the many things travelers coming to North Central Washington can do in the great outdoors.

Camping

North Central Washington is blessed with a wealth of areas popular with campers including the many state parks in the area, as well as national forest campgrounds too. Particularly popular is Lake Wenatchee State Park which sits on the shore of Lake Wenatchee and is less than an hour from both the city of Leavenworth and the summit of Stevens Pass.

Boating

With the many rivers and lakes that are found in North Central Washington, boating is a popular activity. The water backed up behind the hydroelectric dams that span the Columbia River also add to the many boating locations in the area. One of the best boating locations in the area is Lake Chelan.

Fishing

Fishing is another of the very popular recreational opportunities in the region. There are a number of popular fishing locations throughout the area including Lake Wenatchee, Fish Lake, Lake Chelan, the Columbia River, Potholes Reservoir, the Methow River, and Okanogan River.

Hiking

Hiking can be done in a number of areas around North Central Washington including both the mountains of the Cascades as well as the scrubland and the desert like areas in the east.

Rock Climbing

In recent years, rock climbing has gotten more and more popular in North Central Washington. Two of the better areas that attract climbers of …

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