Himachal Pradesh is an extremely beautiful state it is home to scenic mountain towns and resorts such as Dalhousie. Host to the Dalai Lama, Himachal Pradesh has a strong Tibetan presence. This is reflected in its Buddhist temples and monasteries, as well as its vibrant Tibetan New Year celebrations. Himachal means ‘land of snow’ and in the case of Himachal Pradesh, the state does full justice with the meaning of its name.
Himachal Pradesh has some spectacular landscapes. As the name suggests ('Him' that means snow), it is a land of snow-clad mountain peaks, snow-fed rivers, and sparkling streams. This picturesque scenery lures many to this enchanting place, making it a major hub for thrill seekers in North India. Mountaineering in Himachal Pradesh is an important contributor to tourism in the state as trekkers come here from across the globe.
Best Places for Mountaineering
Manali - Manali is one of the most popular destinations when it comes to beginning mountaineering adventures in Himachal Pradesh. Manali is home to numerous adventure sports one could experience the real thrill of life here. Manali is an excellent playground for adventurers; from hiking and rafting to zorbing, paragliding, and skiing, Manali offers all of it, and much more. Manali along with scenic beauty provides the luxury of adventuring and this makes your trip even more exciting and memorable.
Other adventure sports in Manali -
Dhauladhar - A mountain range, which has picturesque peaks to scale, is Dhauladhar. It is the southern part of the Himalayas, and its name translates into the White Range. Starting from the north-western end of the state in Dalhousie, the Dhauladhar Range stretches till the banks of Beas River in the Kullu district. The panoramic view of the surrounding area from the highest peak of this range, Hanuman Tibba (approximately 5300 meters), is enchanting and makes the trek unique. Mountaineering expeditions in Himachal Pradesh are a unique experience because of the variety of landscapes they offer.
Shimla - Mountaineering in Shimla has its own charm and magic. Many tourists and adventure seekers come here to try the mountain climbing sport of Simla. The lofty ranges of the Himalayas provide the ideal locale for indulging in mountaineering.
Other adventure sports in Shimla -
To encourage mountaineering as a sport among the youth, Shimla has established an institution known as Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports at Manali. It also has a branch in Dharamshala.
Many Manali holiday packages and adventure packages these days provide their customers to avail the facility of adventure sports, in fact, honeymooners can also enjoy these sports as these packages also offer these thrills and frolics for newlyweds. Some of the Shimla Manali tour packages offer the adventure sports activities in both these hill stations.
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