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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Adventure India : Trekking Options in India - 12

Guys, this is the article on "Adventure India". I hope all these information worth for you to keep you close to the nature and tide you in a good relationship with it. Now in this segment I am exploring the various Trekking Options for your kind information.

Shorter Option in Himachal 2N3D:

Drive from Kullu to the manikaran hot springs. Next morning, walk along the Parvati river to the secluded village of Pulga. This is ideal for short exclusions upriver before retuning to Manikaran. This itinerary could be combined with a trek up the tributary Tosh Valley bordered by the Pir Panajl range and its peaks of Papsura and Dharamsura. While Pulga can be visited all year, the best time for the latter routes is May to October.

Moderate Option 3N4D:

Moderate trekking for 4 days over the Suglej-Beas watershed starts with a drive from Shimla via Narkanda on the Hindustan Tibet road to Rampur. From the Bashleo pass (32tt m), there are views of the Mahadev range and the trail down to the Beas Valley at Banjar for the road to Manali. West of the Bashleo lies the moderate Jalori Pass. Some of the other interesting diversions include a hike to Churdhar (3647 m) from Narkanda. With corporate team building programmes a growing segment, one that outlines a clear linkage between bonding in the boardroom and outdoors, q 3 nights 4 days itinerary could be suggested. Longer options could be 10 nights 11 days.

For those above average in fitness and with previous experience, the Pin Parvati Pass (5320 m) is recommended. The trek lasts from Manikaran to the old-would rest house at Pulga along the Parvati river. Gradually, the trail winds its way past Khirganga, the Mantalai glacier to the top of the pass on the Kullu-Spiti divide. The descent leads to the roadhead at Dhankar in Spiti from where one may drive to Kaza and the Kunzum Pass into Lahaul or down to the junction with the Sultlej to reach the Hindustan-Tibet road for Shimla.

For the firm-hearted, a 9-day trip will include hillsides that abound with apple orchards, quaint villages and temples and onto the tribal districts of Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti where Buddhism pervades the life of the people. Spiti is well known for its monasteries, of which Tabo is the oldest and most revered, having celebrated its millennium anniversary recently. the landscape of Spiti is in stark contrast to the fertile greenery of the first few days drive, marked by stark mountains, snow-capped peaks, flat valley floors and numerous glaciers. Cross the Rohtang Pass and descend to Manali in the lush green surroundings of the Kullu valley.

Safety - A Prime Consideration:

Three things that play an important tole in any adventure sport are good equipment, trained manpower and, most vital, following the guidelines. The Aerosports Association in India has been looking into making a safety-grid that incorporates operational areas of activity. This will help visitors know the skills required for a particular sport. It is also imbibing international practices by focusing on insurance premiums for the domestic market. International groups, must, in consultation with operators, insure themselves.

Camp Sites:

The best way of enjoying a tour to Himachal Pradesh is setting up a camp to explore the beauty of nature. You can put up your own tent or take shelter under the roof offered by any of several camps that offer accommodation, catering and activities like hiking, nature tours and river rafting. Camps can be found at Sarchu in Lahaul valley, Sangla and Kalpa in Kinnaur and Kaza in Spiti. In addition, the Youth Hostel Association of India also runs camps at Kullu, Manali and Dalhousie. Camps run by private operators are situate at Sangla valley and Kalpa in Kinnaur, Tabo in Spiti, Dharmshala in Kangra, Shoja near Kullu and Mashobra and Baldian near Shimla.


Getting There:

By Rail: The nearest railhead is Kathgodam, 35 kms from Nainital, connected to Agra. Bareilly and Lucknow.

By Road : Nainital can be reached by road from Delhi - 311 kms and Lucknow - 401 kms.

Trekking Routes:

Pindari Glacier: Among the best known trekking routes, this can be combined with Corbett National Park and a Garhwal-Kumaon motor safari following either the Pindar river from Karnaprayag or returning via Bageshwar in the reverse direction. The trek starts at Kapkote and over a span of 8-9 days, can be linked with visits to the neighbouring Kafni valley. It offers close-up views of Nadakot, Changuch and Nandaghunti peaks.

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