Are you ready for your mountaineering experience?
Mountaineering is a sport that is not meant for everyone. But those brave-hearts who wish to climb up Indian Himalayas; here we have listed five of the best mountaineering expeditions in India that can make your dream come true this year in 2017.
1. Mount Friendship Expedition
A quite easy trek for beginners is the Mount Friendship that stands at the height of 5289 m in the Pir Panjal of Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. The peak offers a beatific view of the three magnificent ranges – Pir Panjal Range, the Great Himalayan range and the Dhauladhar Range. In spite of being a little less arduous, the peak does challenge the mountaineer at first, but the breathtaking landscapes, Rocky Mountains, snow all around and astonishing pastures motivate to go ahead.
The expedition marks its beginning from Delhi covering Manali, Solang Nala, Dhundhi, Bakarthach, Manali and Chandigarh.
Book your expedition for the upcoming slots:
05th Jun – 15th Jun
11th Sep – 21st Sep
2. Mount Deo Tibba Expedition
A very beautiful and famous peak which is a piece of attraction for the young mountaineers is the Mount Deo Tibba, which being 6001 m in height is the second highest peak after the Indarasan peak in the Pir Panjal Range. The range is located in Manali, Himachal Pradesh and is believed to be a seat to the Hindu deities.
This peak, however, is not so high but is suitable for those who have done climbing and trekking in the past and who have knowledge about the ice, snow and the mountaineering techniques.
The places covered include Delhi, Manali, Khanol, Chikka and Seri. The date of the expedition is yet to be declared. However, it is expected to fall in the months of June and September as these two months are the best time to visit Mount Deo Tibba.
3. Mount Stok Kangri Expedition
If you cannot afford a month’s time, but you are desperate to climb this year, then you can check out one of the finest peaks – Mount Stok Kangri. This 11-day long expedition is one of the simplest 6000m treks all around the world. Seated in the Stok range of the great Himalayas in Ladakh, the peak stands as high as 6153m and is the highest peak in this range. Those who are going for a mountaineering expedition for the first time, Stok Kangri is great to start with. Along with the ultimate trekking experience, adventure enthusiasts can explore various Buddhist monasteries and the Hemis National Park which takes pride in being the largest National Park in South Asia and where the rare Snow Leopard can be found.
The upcoming Mount Stok Kangri expedition in 2017 fall between the following dates:
29th June – 09th July
07th July – 17th July
11th August – 21st August
The expedition will begin from Delhi, covering Leh, Stok Manikarmo and returning back to Delhi from Leh.
4. Mount Shivling Expedition
You need a complete month to enjoy the expedition to the fullest. The itinerary begins from Delhi, covering Rishikesh, Uttarkashi, Gangotri, Bhujbasa and Tapovan. Mount Shivling is a 6543 meters high peak which is also a sacred and pious place for Hindu community. One of the most enticing peaks in Garhwal Himalayan region, the path to the peak passes through confined zone of Gangotri which is yet another pilgrimage site for Hindus. The unique pyramid like the conical shape of the mountain has made it to be called as the ‘Matterhorn of India’.
You can start planning for it now as it is going to start from 27th Aug 2017 to 22nd September 2017.
5. Mount Nun Expedition
Yet another inspiring peak is the Mount Nun. Standing 7135 meters high above the sea level Mount Nun expedition brings the mountaineers to the most pretentious and naturally beautiful Jammu & Kashmir. Mount Nun is a piece from Nun-Kun, a mountain massif separated by a snowy plateau that stretches up to four kilometres. It is also the highest peak in the range of Himalayas.
The expedition takes 24 days and is available in three slots:
27 Jun – 20 Jul 2017
12 Jul – 04 Aug 2017 (Soldout)
01 Aug – 24 Aug 2017
The expedition starts from Delhi, covering Leh, Indus Valley, Leh, Kargil, Tangol, Mt Nun, Tangol, Kargil, Srinagar and then again back to Delhi. There will be two base camps; one after Tangol and the other after Mount Nun. Amidst your expedition, you will also get a chance to explore old monasteries of Thiksey, Hemis, and Shey and the ultimate experience to visit the last Shangri La – Ladakh.
Now Indian mountaineers also have so many options in hand nothing can stop you from join International mountaineers. So go ahead see offers available for you and book your slot for the upcoming mountain expeditions!