Friday, August 7, 2009

Adventure Sports of Himalayas

Adventure and Himalayas are synonymous to each other. The adventure freaks from all over the world come to the Himalayan destinations for an exciting trip and quench their thirst of adventure and thrill. The enthralling sports offered in Himalayas are really exciting. Himalayan ranges are surely one of the best destinations for enjoying adventure sports. Perhaps, it is among most happening destinations for adventure in the world.

Skiing in Himalayas

Man has always been fascinated by the thought of challenging nature. His desire of curbing and controlling nature with a pinch of adventure is satisfied in the mesmerizing Himalayas. Skiing, the most exciting winter sport, blends the fun in snow and adventurous spirit of man together. The undulated lands of Himalayas have some of the best destinations and most famous winter playgrounds where skiing can be enjoyed.

Famous Destinations for skiing include:

a) Gulmarg
b) Manali
c) Kufri
d) Narkanda
e) Auli
f) Rohtang
g) Munsiyari
h) Dayara Bugyal

Mountain Biking in Himalayas

The most demanding sport for the adventurers in which they need to put in lot of physical effort is cycling and motor biking.

Whether riding a bicycle or riding a motor bike, the challenge is to climb the hills by the cycles. Through these rides, you can actually experience the local culture and traditions. Confabulate with the local and then start on exploring the virgin terrains of Himalayas.

The ever changing landscapes, increasing altitude makes it an ideal adventurous sport. Your holidays in Himalayas will be unforgeable because of easy pace of the ride, the pollution less environs, the lightly trafficked roads and the ride through the luscious greens and the wooden valleys.

Famous biking routes of Himalayas are:

a) Leh and Ladhakh
b) Tarai region of Uttranchal
c) Himachal Pradesh to Uttranchal

Camping Tours in Himalayas

The soothing ambiance of lush greenery, fresh and pure air, and no commotion are the features of camping in Himalayas.

Camping are the best way to wind out and relax in the lap of mother nature. Also organized are the Wild camps that can make us aware of the Eco tourism and preservation of natural resources. The impact of the green environs, pleasant countryside climate and peaceful atmosphere will be awesome.

Famous Camping sites in Himalayas are:

a) Chail
b) Sangla Valley
c) Tabo
d) Nainital
e) Chitrauli

River Rafting in Himalayan Rivers

Gurgling with tremendous water current, piercing the hearts of mountains and flowing immaculately to the plains, the Himalayan rivers are not only a pleasure to see but also a source of enjoyment as they offer great opportunities of river rafting. But the thrill is for the brave hearts. Adventurers enjoy the finest stretches of whitewater running in the world. Making our own ways in the flow of the river is very amazing and thrilling.

Rafting is possible in Himalayan rivers like:

a) Ganga
b) The main tributaries of the Ganga, like the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi,
c) Spiti river
d) Brahamaputra river
e) Ladkah region

Himalayan Trekking

Trekking in the Himalayan ranges is one of the best ways to explore the local environs, verdant forests, exotic flora and fauna and experience the local culture of the region you are traversing in. Himalayan mountains are one of the youngest mountain ranges in the world and is counted among the best trekking regions.

Trekking in Himalayas can be divided into four regions:

1) Garwhal Himalayan that comprise of Dehradun, Taluka, Osla, Har Ki Doon, Debshu Bugyal, Rishikesh, Nandprayag etc.
2) Kumaun Himalayas that include Almora, Pindari Glacier, Bageshwar, Nainital, Maiktoli top etc.
3) Sikkim Himalayas like Bagdogra, Darjeeling, Yuksum, Bakhim, Dzongri etc.
4) Leh and Ladhakh Himalayas as Darcha, Palemo Zanskar Sumdo, Chumi Napo, Shingo La, Lakham

So next time when you plan your adventurous trip, do come to Himalayas and feel the bliss.