For adventure sport enthusiasts and mountaineers it is really difficult to resist the attraction of the Himalayas. For mountaineers it is a paradise. Its awesome beauty and vastness fascinates the climbers for ages. Some of the famous peaks of the Himalayas are Mount Everest, K2, Nanda Devi, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna. The major region is the India and Nepal zone. The highest altitude of the mountain peak is 8,848m. The best time to visit the Himalayas is between April to November. Himalayas is the best option for mountaineers and adventure sports lovers. There are various mountaineering institutes and adventure sports clubs at Uttarkashi in Uttaranchal and at Manali in Himachal Pradesh. And there are various other institutes located all over India, which offers short courses on rock climbing, etc.
Mountaineering in the Himalayas is quite a difficult task. It is not
for common people you have to be trained before you go for climbing.
Apart from being trained it is also an expensive option. The actual time
spent on the climbing is relatively a small proportion of the total time
taken by the mountaineers to get to the mountain. In the expedition the
Sherpas accompany you and you have to carry various items like tents,
cooking utensils sleeping bags, etc. The expense can be curtailed if you
carry hired equipments from various clubs and organizers. You have to
take various precautions before you go for mountaineering. It involves a
lot of risk so you need to be totally prepared and accompanied by
Popular Mountaineering Sites in the Himalayas are:
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh: here the Zanskar and Suru valley offers some great
climbing experience. Here the Nun Kun Massif is one of the most climbed
areas of the region and it is booked through out the year. The way to
the twin peaks is from the Kargil-Padum Road, which is about 70 km south
of Kargil. Pir Panjal mountaineering range is another such option, which
is situated south of the Himalayas.
Even mountaineering in Manali, Himachal Pradesh is also a great
option. Places like Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas, Uttaranchal can also
be tried. This region contains some of the most challenging peaks like
Chaukhamba, Nilkanth, Bandarpoonch, Trisul, Dunagiri, Kamet, Nanda Devi,
In Sikkim Himalayas mountaineering is just great fun. Its
beauty is just incomparable. In the southwestern part of Sikkim, in the
main Himalayan range, is the Kanchenjunga, which rises to an altitude of
8,585 m or 28,169 ft above sea level. Among the other famous peaks in
Sikkim there are Kirat Chulior Tent Peak, Kabru, and Sinolchu.
In Nepal the Everest region is the most famous trekking and
mountaineering region. So listen to the call of the mountains and pack
your bags for the great Himalayan expedition.