Adventure in Himachal - India Vacation Packages
Adventure in Himachal is filled with lots of fun and excitement. Indulge yourself in some thrilling adventure sports in Himachal like skiing, mountain cycling, mountaineering, trekking, river rafting etc.
Himachal Adventure Holidays
The spectrum of rivers, forests and snow covered
mountains, alpine meadows, in Himachal lends a wide range of activities to
the adventure-minded tourist. The adventures in the natural playground
Skiing: Narkanda, above 2700 meters above sea level, is a
like a paradise for the skiers for some three months in a year during the
winter season. It is about 64 Km from Shimla. Winter and summer skiing is
also done in Manali's Solang area as well.
Mountain Cycling: Tourists also enjoy the adventurous
expedition of cycles through high passes. Mountain cycling is often
accompanied with camping. The best routes for mountain cycling include the
lower regions of the State-Kangra. Una, Hamirpur and Bilaspur. For longer
rides one can go to Trans Himalayan tracts of Lahaul, Spiti and Kinnaur.
Mountaineering: The main areas for mountaineering in H.P
are around Manali. The Beas Kund region and lower raches of Hanuman Tibba,
the Manali and Shitidhar peaks around the source of the Beas river and the
Dec Tibba area are advice able for beginning with some experience.
Trekking: The trekking is most commonly conducted in the
Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges,which routes over the passes between Shimal
region and Kullu valley. The other areas are in Kullu, Himalayan regions of
Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti. Most trekking areas are between 1,500-6,000
River Rafting: River rafting attracts many tourists every
year and has made Himachal a focal point for the water sport. Rafting is
conducted on the Sutlej near Shimla, the Beas near Kullu, the Ravi near
Chamba and the Chandra in Lahau.
Para Gliding: Bir Billing in Kangra Valley is the core
for aerosport enthusiasts and is one of the best sites for Para Gliding and
Hang Gliding. The other regular paragliding spots are Bundla Dhar near
Bilsapur, in Kullu valley and at Inkali in Pabbar valley near Rohru.
Heli Skiing: For high mountain adventures nothing
surpasses heli-skiing. The heli-skiing areas includes the areas bound by
Hanuman Tibba, Rohtang pass, Deo Tibba and Chanderkhani pass, near Manali.
Safari: To explore the beauty of Himalaya the best option
is jeep, car or motorcycle safari's. One can drive out from Manali, cross
the Rohtang pass (3980m), and move through arid Lahaul to Leh and Ladakh, or
from Shimla, through Kinnur, you can also drive through the haunting
landscapes of spiti.