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 …Read More