“There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country. A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo. Even a bicycle goes too fast.” – Paul Scott Mowrer
Wish to explore the untouched cultures and life styles of the hilly terrains? If you love challenges and desire to tread the fascinating virgin trails made by nature, trekking in India is the ideal activity for you. Most of the unexplored mountain ranges of India offer breathtaking and enthralling trekking routes. The majestic Himalayan, Karakoram, Zanskar and other mountain ranges are well known for tour and trekking in India . These places also offer limitless possibilities for true adventure of India like mountaineering, skiing, and river rafting.
With special points of interest for the trekkers, the Garhwal and Kumaon regions of Uttaranchal, Chamba and Manali in Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh and Zanskar in Jammu and Kashmir, Amarnath Trek, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra , and a few routes of Darjeeling and Sikkim are the most frequented places for trekking in India. Unlike other adventure sports, trekking does not require prior training or practice, but these are certain ‘Dos and Don’ts’ recommended to every trekker.
Precautions trekking in india
Apart from being cautious about the physical fitness, one must choose his/her trek route very carefully for this particular Indian adventure . Some treks may be more difficult or may involve high altitudes. Therefore it is generally advisable to be accompanied by a local guide. Always carry a first aid kit, which should include basic medicines and bandages. Carry a map handy, a firm rucksack with broad straps, sleeping bag, foam mattress, comfortable walking shoes, raincoat, torch, matchboxes, umbrella, and water bottles with you while on India trekking tours . Keep the pace of the trek slow to enjoy the best of panoramic and magnificent sites of the awesome mountains, rivers, flora and fauna. Treks up to 4900 m require no permission, and can be undertaken on tourist visas. But for going above 4900 m, the foreigners are supposed to take prior permission from the IMF ( Indian Mountaineering Foundation ). Camera permits are also necessary.
Treks in India are the most exciting options for a holiday. An adventure trekking tour to India is the best way to know any land, its people, its culture and traditions.