Join Snowy Horizon on this classic trek to Mount Everest Base Camp and enjoy some of the most magnificent views right in front of the highest mountain in the world.Everest is a truly overwhelming sight –just one of manythings that make a trek to Everest base camp the perfect trekking adventure!
We will explore the Khumbu region – the Sherpa heartland and home to Mount Everest,the world’s highest mountain with an elevation of 8,848. You’ll see many mighty peaks including Cholatse, Ama Damblam, Nuptse and Lhotse. As you trek towards your ultimate goals – Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar – you follow the traditional route via which the British in 1951, the Swiss in 1952 and the ultimately successful expedition of 1953 including Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary reached base camp.
Once you arrive in Kathmandu, a representative of Snowy Horizon will pick you up at Tribhuwan International airport to transfer you to your accommodation in Kathmandu.After exploring Kathmandu,the adventure starts in earnest withthe (in)famous flight to Lukla, a Sherpa village where we start the actual trek. The Everest Base Camp trekfollows the course of the DudhKosi, the ‘River of Milk’, gradually climbing through forests of rhododendron and magnolia. You’ll experience the quick succession of climate and vegetation zones. After reaching Namche Bazaar, where we take a rest day, the route continues along the Imja Khola River to the valley below Everest. Following further the traditional route via Lobuche and GorakShep, we then reach our destination: the Everest Base Camp.
The Everest Base Camp Trek passes through a various small villages which gives you the opportunity to experience Sherpa customs, culture and their famed hospitality first-hand. Unsurprisingly, the photographic opportunities are limitless (so don’t forget your charger!).
When planning your itinerary to Everest Base Camp, we arrange it so there is enough time to explore Kalapatther, a great vantage point from which you have magnificent view of Everest’s south side as well as the Khumbu glacier.Most of our clients agree that this is the highlight of their experience and an essential component to the trek.
Snowy Horizon offers the trek throughout the year and – thanks to our experience – we are confident it’ll be an unforgettable experience. As with all our packages, it can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements – feel free to contact us any time for suggestions and advice.
This Sanctuary and Catchment Area is situated adjacent to National Highway 22. It starts right after Dhalli and extends beyond Kufri.The altitude ranges from 1,900 m to 2,620 m. The sanctuary is connected by a forest corridor to Chail Sanctuary in the south. This catchment which is the main water supply for Shimla. The natural vegetation comprises pine, oak, cedar or Himalayan deodar, and rhododendron, as well as maple and horse chestnut. The wildlife consists of jackals, kakkar (barking deer), and the occasional leopard, as well as numerous bird species such as the Himalayan eagle, pheasants, chikor and partridges.
There is one rest house inside, and one small room in the middle of the Sanctuary which was built by the Britishers where British officers used to play cards.
http://WWW.SHIMLAONLINETRAVELS.COM/LOWBUDGETCorbett Tiger Reserve has captured the imagination of many with its diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. The natural uniqueness of the area was recognized long ago as a result of which in 1936 Corbett attained the distinction of becoming the first National Park to be established in mainland Asia. The park was then named as the ‘Hailey National Park’ and was later renamed as ‘Corbett National Park’ after James Edward Corbett the noted hunter turned conservationist of the area. The area came under ‘Project Tiger’ in 1971 when Gov. of India launched this ambitious conservation project.
Today after addition of areas into the originally declared National Park, the total area of Tiger Reserve extends 1288.31 sq. kms spreading over three districts of Uttarakhand viz., Pauri, Nainital and Almora. Corbett National Park covers an area of 521 sq. km and together with the neighboring Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Reserve Forest areas, forms the Corbett Tiger Reserve. Geographically it is located between the Shiwalik Himalayas and the terai. The streams, rivers and ridges crisscrossing the terrain, present Corbett with a remarkable variety of landscapes. This vivid mosaic of habitats wet and dry, plain and mountainous, gentle and rugged, forests and grasslands supports numerous plant and animal species, representing Himalayan as well as plains ecosystem. The most famous of Corbett’s wild residents are the Royal Bengal Tiger and the Asiatic Elephant. In addition to that with over 550 species of avifauna Corbett is one of the richest bird regions of the Country and has been declared as an ‘Important Bird Area’ (IBA) by Birdlife International.
The Park attracts a large number of wildlife tourists and is divided into six ecotourism zones:
While we run many weekend treks, the Thakoor Top trek is our favourite for its superb forest cover. It is the variety in the forests that really sets it apart.
When you begin the trek it is through mixed forests. The variety of trees here is something to look out for. There is a section under coniferous trees that will leave you spell bound. There is hardly a moment when you run out of shade.
As you climb higher, the mixed forests give way to oaks and rhododendrons. This is when you feel the full alpine nature of the trek.
Finally, when you burst open to the snow peak views at Thakoor Top it is a crowning glory to a superb trek.
On the way there are clear streams to cross, clearings to camp in. All in all it is hard to find a better weekend trek than Thakoor Top. Considering it is so close to Nainital, we recommend it strongly.
The trek does require you to prepare for it. It is a climb all the way to Thakoor top. While it is not as difficult as a full fledged Himalayan trek, preparation is definitely required.
Firstly, when you start from Chaffi, a sleepy hamlet in Nainital, you’re surrounded by hills that wear tall pine trees on their shoulders. From there, you venture deeper into the coniferous forests, where lines and lines of pine trees shoot straight up into the clouds. It takes you back to your childhood when you read Jack and the Beanstalk and wondered at how tall a plant could grow.
Secondly, you not only get to walk through these forests, but you camp in the heart of it. Your tents are pitched in a clearing deep inside the forests. At night, you’ll sleep to the sounds of leaves rustling, branches creaking and insects scuttling about. It’s a charming abode for the night.
Thirdly, the icing on the cake is when you reach Thakoor Top at 8,100 ft. The views you see are mind-blowing! At your eye-level, you see the major summits of the Garhwal Himalayas – Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti, Trishul and Maiktoli. If you can make it early in the morning, the views and colours are spectacular! Further down, you see the tiny hamlets of Mukteshwar, Bhateila and Nainital.
If you are stepping into Himalayas for the first time then Kuari Pass is the trek to do. It is almost crafted perfectly for the beginner.
To begin with, Kuari Pass is an easy-moderate trek, which makes it easy enough for someone starting out in the Himalayas. But more than anything else there are three things about the trek that stay with you.
First, are the beautiful forests on this trek. These forests are very old. They are mostly of oak and rhododendrons. Somehow, the forests are laid out perfectly. It is never too thick, never too thin. Every time you walk through the forests, you can see into the distance, which gives you a sweeping view of the forests. This is what makes the forest spectacular. There is something else magical about the forests. Every now and then, you get out of the forests to a clearing or a meadow and then get back in. This interplay of two different kinds of landscapes is something to watch out for.
Secondly, the campsites. Undoubtedly, you must look out for them. While we have many treks in the Himalayas, there are very few treks with campsites with such spectacular settings. Trekking is not always about going from place to place. It is also about the camping experience. Be it the Chitrakantha campsite in the heart of the forest or the Khullara campsite with Mt Dronagiri rising in the background. This is where the Kuari pass trek really makes it superb for someone starting out in the Himalayas.
Finally, the mountain views. Even from the first day of the trek you get to see superb mountain views. Mt Nanda Devi, Dronagiri are right in front. As you go higher, more mountains reveal themselves. They span the horizon making it a spectacular show.
Even if you leave these aspects out, the Kuari Pass trek is a superb trek. The beautiful sights and challenges of the trek make it a trek worth doing – whether it is your first time to the Himalayas or not.
The Kuari Pass trek is perfect for anyone who loves views of the Indian Himalayan ranges. Right at the start of the trek, you see the classic north face of Nanda Devi from Auli. As you enter Gorson Bugyal, more peaks from Garhwal Himalayas open out in front of you – Dronagiri, Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Kamet, Mana, Hathi Ghoda forming a grand amphitheatre. This is an easy-moderate trek and is a must for any mountain lover. Anyone above the age of 8 is fit to go for this trek.
The 4 day trek to Kuari Pass and back is graded as an easy-moderate trek. You trek for 4-5 hours on most days. The only long is one on which you trek on Kuari Pass. However, given each day’s trek trekking on inclines it is absolutely essential that you are physically fit.
It’s not often that you come across a well-rounded trail that poses just the right amount of challenge for trekkers. As the trail to Pangarchulla Peak turns from green to a snowy pristine white, trekkers can treat their eyes to few of the highest peaks of the Garhwal region.Added to that, trekking during spring makes the lower trail a colorful one, with rhododendrons in full bloom!
If timed right, the summit climb to Pangarchulla is out of the world! You make your way to 15,069 ft in deep snow, with some boulder sections and views grand enough to make you stop in your tracks!
The trail takes one through a landscape that changes with each uphill heave and downward scurry. From the meadows to breath taking Oak forests and the grasslands.
The Pangarchulla trek passes through the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. So the trail is blessed with views of Mt.Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Dunagiri, Hathi Parbat, Ghori Parbat and more. These are a true treat for the eyes!
Whom is this meant trek for?
Are you a mountain lover? If you want to trek through snow, climb to a 15,069 ft summit and get fantastic mountain views of surrounding peaks; this is the trek for you. A physically active person of 12 years and above can do this trek.
Pangarchulla is a moderate to difficult trek. The summit day is long. You trek for close to 12 hours at a stretch. This required decent amounts of stamina and physical fitness. Click here to learn how to prepare and get fit for the trek.
The biggest reason to do the Goechala trek is the grand views of big mountains that you see. You don’t just see one summit — the Kanchenjunga. But 14 other big summits. That’s a lot for any trek — especially as close to the eyes as on the Goechala trek. It is no wonder that trekkers consider Goechala to be the closest to the big mountain treks of Nepal.
To see the big mountains you need clear views. It is only in Oct-Nov, with the haze out of the way, that you get the best views. The mountain views are razor sharp; the sunrises and sunsets jaw dropping. For photographers it is always Oct-Nov. Like any season, there are flip sides too. Oct-Nov is early winter in India. The air is crisp and cold. Temperatures dip to negative beyond Thansing. Early winter snow could block the final access to Goechala on some days. Yet, with all its flip sides, Goechala is best done in Oct-Nov.
Whom is the trek meant for?
If you are looking for adventure and beauty in equal proportions, the Goechala is for you. You get to trek into the lap of the mighty Kanchenchunga. So close that trekkers often stretch their hands out as if, in a daze, to touch this grand mountain.
Goechala is a difficult trek. You need to be very fit in order to complete this trek. Most days are long. Some begin at dawn and end at dusk. On the Goechala Pass day, you trek for over 12 hours. The climbs are steep and the altitude gained is significant. High altitude trekking experience is advised. The minimum age requirement for this trek is 10 years.
Buran Ghati is a hidden gem. If you pack in the great parts of all our best treks in one superb trek you get Buran Ghati. Arguably, Buran Ghati also has the most thrilling pass crossing amongst all our treks. Trekkers need to rappel down a snow wall at 15,000 ft! If that thrill is not enough, there are five big snow slides to do. Even the most sober trekker rediscovers an inner child in him on the Buran Ghati trek!
The trek has forests, grasslands, mountain views, even village settings. At the fag end of the trek, descending through Barua village is a never ending passage through time.
Exhilarating Trek from Jagatsukh to the Base of Deo Tibba connects the remote regions of the Himalayan belt. To complete this trek, one will have to face challenging weathers, brave varied landscapes, trek over narrow graveled roads and pass high mountain passes. The fun and adventure of travelling to Deo Tibba is that there are no proper roads or civilization for miles and barrenness all around.
One of the most popular treks in the Manali region, the Jagatsukh to Base of Deo Tibba Trek, takes about ten days to complete. The trek will take you through changing landscapes and give you an opportunity to meet and greet with locals as well. The trek begins from Jagatsukh and then move towards Chhika, Seri until Chandratal. One of the most beautiful sights of the trek is crescent-shaped Chandratal, or the moon lake lies in a glacial bowl. The shimmering blue lake against the backdrop of the snow covered mountains makes it an excellent site for camping. Also, the lake offers some good view of Deo Tibba and others peaks of Manali and Spiti ranges. On the second last day, an easy descent will bring you to the Bahnara village famed for its Arjun Gufa, before driving back to Manali.
If you love to go for the trek from Jagatsukh till Deo Tibba base camp, then you will love our itinerary too. Tour My India is offering this fantastic trek trip, which will let you explore the pristine length and breadth of the Himachal Pradesh’s remote regions. Come and see why so many travelers have raved about their time in Himalaya on this awesome trip!
The Sham Valley, which is also known as the “Apricot Valley”, being the abode of Apricot Flower that blossoms in the valley during the winters, is one of the easiest treks in Ladakh region. The trek is suitable for beginners as well as families. Often dubbed as a ‘baby Trek’, the Sham Valley Trek tempts you with on-offer pleasurable walks to some of the remote villages in the Ladakh region passing through small mountain passes, streams, shady willows and barley fields. The contrasting landscape and wild nature offer trekkers and hikers with opportunity for several clicks of natural views. The trek starts from Likir, stretching from an altitude of 3500 meters to Hemis Shukpachen at 3700 meters. En route it has few highland drifts, the Phobe La at 3580 meters, Mebtak La at 3750 meters and Tsermangchen La perched at 3750meters upholding a uniform elevation, and making it desirable for beginners as well as promoting family adventure activities in Ladakh.
The Sham Valley Trek allows one to acquaint himself with the simple life of the Indo-Tibetans – cuisine, rituals, festivals and hospitality. The trek trail passes through the serene hamlets of Hemis Shukpachen, Ridzong, Temisgang and Ang and offers trekkers a stay at local houses that are appointed for village homestay to experience the unique Indo-Tibetan culture. Enclosed within the barren hillocks, these villages spray traditional essence leaving one to step into a blissful world.