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Hiking & Trekking of India

Hiking & Trekking of India Ladakh is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, it lies athwart two other, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range. In geological terms, this is a young land, formed only a few million years ago by the buckling and folding of the earth's crust as the Indian sub-continent pushed with irresistible force against the immovable mass of Asia. Its basic contours, uplifted by these unimaginable tectonic movements, have been modified over the millennia by the opposite process of erosion, sculpted into the form we see today by wind and water. Yes, water! Today, a high -altitude desert, sheltered from the rain-bearing clouds of the Indian monsoon by the barrier of the Great Himalaya, Ladakh was once covered by an extensive lake system, the vestiges of which still exist on its south -east plateaux of Rupshu and Chushul - in drainage basins with evocative names like Tso-moriri, Tsokar, and grandest of all, Pangong-tso. Occasionally, some stray monsoon clouds do find their way over the Himalaya, and lately this seems to be happening with increasing frequency. But the main source of water remains the winter snowfall. Drass, Zanskar and the Suru Valley on the Himalaya's northern flank receive heavy snow in winter; this feeds the glaciers whose meltwater, carried down by streams, irrigates the fields in summer. For the rest of the region, the snow on the peaks is virtually the only source of water. As the crops grow, the villagers pray not for rain, but for sun to melt the glaciers and liberate their water. Usually their prayers are answered, for the skies are clear and the sun shines for over 300 days in the year. Ladakh lies at altitudes ranging from about 9,000 feet (2750m) at Kargil to 25,170 feet (7672m) at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram. Thus summer temperatures rarely exceed about 27 degree celcius in the shade, while in winter they may plummet to minus 20 degree celcius even in Leh. Surprisingly, though, the thin air makes the heat of the sun even more intense than at lower altitudes; it is said that only in Ladakh can a man sitting in the sun with his feet in the shade suffer from sunstroke and frostbite at the same time.

Program of Hiking & Trekking

Zanskar Jeep Safari with Taj Mahal

Zanskar Jeep Safari with Taj Mahal

Zanskar lies between the principal chain of the Himalayas to the south and the Zanskar Range to the north. The most isolated of all the trans-Himalayan valleys, made inaccessible for nearly eight months a year due to heavy snowfall resulting in closure of all the access ...

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Discover Lahaul Zanskar and Ladakh

Discover Lahaul Zanskar and Ladakh

Big traversing of Zanskar chain is credentials of the big trekking of Indian Himalayas and it is twenty days of walking including crossing the several 5000 meters of passes and discovering its surrounding areas. Doing this trek is very punctual Season otherwise it may c ...

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Semi Traversing Zanskar

Semi Traversing Zanskar

This trek is shorter than the big traversing of Zanskar trek; however the program preserves the most attractive part of Zanskar too. The trail fork From Padum and continue further have the big traversing Zanskar trek. Padum is small capital of Zanskar and linked by road ...

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Markha Valley Trekking

Markha Valley Trekking

This trek is the most sought after trekking destination for it offers amazing journey through Leh the capital of Ladakh region with spell-binding views of High Himalayan and Karakoram Ranges. Along with the insightful cultural exploration, you get plenty time for acclim ...

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Kinnaur Kailash Mountain Trek

Kinnaur Kailash Mountain Trek

Kinnaur Kailash trek is unusual Himalayan trekking journey will take you deep into Buddhist region, one of Northern India's least known and most compelling mountain regions. Located on the Indo Tibetan border, Kinnaur, Land of the Gods, is perhaps the most fascinating r ...

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