Someone had aptly put that â€œtravel to lose yourself in the wilderness and let nature find the eternal you.â€
This is so true when we are talking about the Himalayas. The majestic mountains, the green valleys, the roaring rivers and the calm energy are something you need to experience firsthand to understand why every mountaineer promises to return at the next opportunity. Sculpted by ice and ancient rocks, the Himalayas are home to a unique spirit. It will, for the starters, make you realise that the world is much bigger than our materialistic worries and our race against us. You will certainly be pushed and challenged both physically and mentally, but thatâ€™s what life is all about.
If a rejuvenating break in soaring snowy peaks and lush greenery is an ideal break for you, then an expedition to the Himalayas is the best choice. Waking up to the ranges of Trishul, Nanda Devi, Panchachuli, Kumaon blessed with the snowy peak is a treat to eyes. Himalayan expedition is an adrenaline experience for mountaineers that cover a vast area along the northern boundary of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, and Sikkim. We bring you the list of mountaineering locations that offer a rejuvenating experience:
â€¢ Tirthan Valley- Himachal Pradesh: Have you ever visited a village nestled in the midst of the valley and looked like a fairy tale? Tirthan Valley is one of the beautiful places in the Himalayan Range and is truly a miraculous place to visit. Lofty Himalayan peaks, apple orchards and enchanting valley, all acts as the fairy location that every mountaineer yearns for. If you’re mountaineering in the Trithan Valley, then you’ll surely enjoy the sound of silence and wonders of nature.
â€¢ Spiti Valley- Himachal Pradesh: Ladakh’s lesser known neighbourhood Spiti Valley is a magical and charming mountain valley. A perfect destination for mountaineering expedition in Himalaya, Spiti enjoys immense remoteness and Buddhism culture. Spiti is also the gateway to popular trekking destination like Pin-Parvati, Pin- Bhaba and Paran-La. Spiti Valley is the perfect location in the Himalayan terrain that allows one to enter into the world of trance and connect to self. Dotted with monasteries, spend some time meditating and immerse your soul in the hymns of Buddhist monks.
â€¢ Jispa Valley: If you’re in Lahaul Valley of Himachal Pradesh or going to Leh-Ladakh via Manali, visiting Jispa Valley is the best part of your journey. Peaceful and serene, the valley enjoys the magic of dramatic Himalayan ranges. Apt for mountaineering activity, Jispa is located on the banks of Bhaga River. Though the place is not much known to the outside world, visiting this valley is a blessing and providence.
â€¢ Lachung and Lachen- North Sikkim: Mountaineering in Northern Sikkim is a must have experience where one can get the glimpse of snow-crowned Himalayan peaks, added with serene alpine lakes and tranquil village settings. Spending time here is an enchanting experience. Take a nature walk, meditate at the monastery and trek to Gurudongmar and Cholamu lakes. While enjoying the mountaineering journey at the Chopta Valley, the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges will make you go awestruck.
â€¢ Tapovan, Uttarakhand- Tapovan is a perfect destination for those who want to enjoy both mountaineering and learn about history. Known for meadows, Tapovan is the divine destination located on the Gaumukh Glacier in Uttarakhand. The place can be reached while exploring Gaumukh. Spend some time sitting at the base of the Tapovan valley and admire the captivating views of Shivling, Bhagirathi, and Kedar peaks that welcomes you to their magic place. Himalayan expedition at Tapovan is the best experience one should have in a lifetime.
Lastly, itâ€™s all about losing yourself to the Himalayas to find a new you
An expedition in the Himalayas has always been a rare experience and the mountains make you realize how vulnerable and mortal you are. This makes all the materialistic problems you had in your life feel insignificant, and the only goal is something far bigger than things like money, status and the kind. Himalayan ranges are blessing for mountaineers in love with nature and looking forward to explore the unexplored. Himalayas has everything to offer from scenic beauty to difficult terrains, gems of wisdom and marvels of nature that will make your mountaineering experience daunting yet memorable.