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The ‘Moon Lake’, as it is popularly called, is the source of the Chandra River that flows through the divine mountains to become River Chenab in Pakistan. Owing to the absolute clarity of the vast skies above, the Chandra Tal changes colours as the day goes by—turning various hues of red, orange, blue and green. Trekkers flock to revel in the scenery, and is undoubtedly among the must-do treks from Delhi. The best months to trek to the Moon Lake is from June till October, and the gradients are moderately-easy.
Distance from Delhi: 722 Kilometres approximately
Nearest Railhead: Joginder Nagar (narrow-gauge), Chandigarh (broad-gauge)
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What You Should Know More About Tours in Himalayas
The Himalayan range spans across 12 states in India besides sprawling over Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet as well. There are a number of Himalayan trekking tours available across the entire expanse. Few of the most famous ones have been listed as follows:
Treks in India
Gangotri Glacier Trek
Frozen River Trek along the Zaskar River
Goecha La Trek
Markha Valley Trek
Kolahoi Glacier Trek
Chapta Chandrashila Trek
Rupin Pass Trek
Treks in Nepal
Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp
Makalu Base Camp Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Everest Base Camp
Treks in Bhutan
Treks in Tibet
Advanced Everest Base Camp trek
Mountain biking can be a test of passion, grit and resilience for adventure seekers in the Himalayas. The unforgiving terrain and spectacular landscapes make for a ride of a lifetime. A few of the most famous biking expeditions in the mountains are as follows:
Manali to Leh
Leh to Zaskar, Ladakh
The Himalayan tour feels complete when one undertakes camping in the alpine woods and meadows dotting the mountains. A few of the best campsites to stay in the Himalayas are as follows:
Camp Awara, Dhanaulti, Garhwal himalayas
Camp O Royale, Dhanaulti
Kanatal Adventure Camp
Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
Dharamshala, Garhwal himalayas
Jeep safaris are a great way to explore long routes along the Himalayas in an organized fashion. Some of the most famous jeep safari tours in the Himalayas are:
Trans- Himalayan Jeep Safari
Dhahnu Jeep Safari
Kanchenjunga Jeep Safari
Tsomoriri and Tsokar Jeep Safari
Pangong Lake Jeep Safari
Manali-Leh Jeep Safari
The average cost of the safaris is around 25,000 rupees per person.
The Himalayas are famous for its glacial lakes and tectonic lakes. A few of the best lakes to trek to are as follows:
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
Bir Billing is a must go to place while on a Himalayan tour. A small village, named as Bir, located west of joginder Nagar valley in Himachal Pradesh, it is famously also known as the Paragliding hub of India. Amongst adventure activities, few of the most recommended adventure activities are:
Long treks to Ghornala and Manali
The best time to go for a Manali to Leh cycling tour include the months of March, May, October and November.
The Stok Kangri trek occurs in the Ladakh region going up to a maximum altitude of 20,100 ft. It is a breathtaking trek which accords a view of the Karakoram range to the north and the Zaskar to the south while one stands on the peak. The trek goes as much as 9 days and 8 nights, and the trail goes through numerous alpine meadows and difficult terrain.
The trek leads up to experience a view that is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The road to such splendour is thus not as smooth as motorable roads elsewhere. The difficulty level of the trek greatly varies based on the fitness level of the trekkers and their sense of discipline and passion to reach the top. The climate that one has to brave to reach the top, is as expected of a region of that level of altitude.
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The best time to trek through the Valley of Flowers is during the summer i.e from May-October when the flower-blooms area at the peak. During this time of the year, the flowers are in full bloom and the valley is a sight to feast one’s eyes on as a rare bouquet of endemic flora and fauna of the region.
The Valley of Flowers, located in Chamoli district is a second core region of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. It is a high altitude valley which hosts endemic flora and fauna of the region and also offer spectacular sights in terms of mountains, cliffs, water-falls and mountain streams. It is special for nature lovers who would want as a retreat, a nest in the lap of the mountains.
Of course, one could do a solo backpacking tour to Leh. However, there are a few things one should keep in mind.
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