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  • 01Waterfall Rappelling near Kundalika River

    Waterfall Rappelling near Kundalika River
    • h30 Minutes
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Ashwini
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      Ashwini

    About the Activity:

    The Kundalika River is all about gushing rapids, refreshing sprinkles of water, exciting feeling of being one with the water! Located close to the bustling metropolis of Mumbai, this gurgling river presents the perfect getaway for all those looking for that rush of adventure and adrenaline. Drive down to the amazing surroundings at around 08:00AM, and embark on an unforgettable adventure by going waterfall rappelling near Kundalika River! Rappel down the craggy outcrops of the Sahyadri Mountains attached to a harness and make your way through a waterfall. The body harness is attached to a rocky projection which provides it sufficient strength to withhold any weight and difficulty.

    Starting from early in the morning, waterfall rappelling near Kundalika River will take you through the rocky edges for duration of 30 minutes in one continuous descent. Let the rushing waterfall provide you with a rare and memorable experience as you engage in the offbeat sport of waterfall rappelling.

  • 02Water Rappelling in Coorg

    Water Rappelling in Coorg
    • h1 Hour
    • lCoorg
    • NNNNN1 review
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 7125978
    • 550

    About the Destination:

    The magnificent hill station of Coorg is nestled in the southern part of Karnataka along the borders of Kerala. Adorned with several rivers, peaks and never ending coffee plantations, this pictorial hilly retreat makes it for an ideal holiday destination in the entire of South India.

    Besides being a leisure destination, Coorg also caters to the desires of the adventure freaks. Home to fascinating hills and mountains, lush plantations and gurgling rivers, this charming hill station also host an array of adventure activities. To name a few, waterfall rappelling in Coorg, night safari, trekking, cycling and several others entice the adventure junkies to this blissful land.

    About the Activity:

    A close encounter with the strong, thundering waters of the famous Chelavara Waterfalls is what you need on your next trip to Coorg! Well trained instructors are at the ready to help you with your gear, and safety is given due consideration at all times. This amazing activity can be availed any time during the day, and the fun-frolic continues for around 1 hour.

    Water Rappelling in Coorg or ‘abseiling’ is the act of climbing down a rough rock surface, while you are tightly held by thick ropes.  The strong, taut ropes allow you to step down towards the rocks as you are suspended from above. Well trained guides, safety gears and the enthralling surrounding will ensure that every moment you spend while water rappelling in Coorg, gets exciting for you!

  • 03120 Feet Waterfall Rappelling at Madhe Ghat from Pune

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    120 Feet Waterfall Rappelling at Madhe Ghat from Pune
    • d1 Day
    • lPune
    • NNNNN1 review
    • shripad
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      shripad
    • 1,045

    About the Activity: 

    • Waterfall rappelling at Madheghat will transport you to a parallel world teeming with unlimited adventures and excitement galore! Imagine scouring down a rapidly streaming waterfall from 120ft with slippery rocks and thick green vegetation all around you!

    • You will be briefed about the different rules and rappelling setups between 09:30 AM-10:30 AM, after which you could participate in the exciting waterfall rappelling activity till around 01:00 PM.

    • Report to the arrival point between 06:00 AM-06:15 AM. Once assembled, you can begin your journey towards Velha, expected to reach by 08:00 AM. Post breakfast, within 30 minutes, you can proceed towards Madheghat from Velha that will take approximately an hour to reach.

    • Madhe Ghat is surrounded by thick forested lcoks of green that showcase a purely delightful picture for the adventurer as well as the nature lover in you!


  • 04Chelavara Waterfall Rappelling, Coorg

    Chelavara Waterfall Rappelling, Coorg
    • h30 Minutes
    • lNorth Coorg
    • NNNNN16 reviews
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 3593520
    • 11% Off900
      800

    About the activity:

    • When was the last time you did something really adventurous? Whether you remember or not, here is one of the most enthralling things to do in Coorg! A much sought after thing to do in this gorgeous hill station.
    • Conducted throughout the week, this near to 30 minutes activity involves crossing the stunning cascade while securely harnessed to a rope. A commonly enjoyed activity in Coorg, Chelavara waterfall rappelling will allow you to witness this magical cascade from a close hand and enjoy its mesmeric charm!
    • While the stunning locales and surroundings of Coorg will add more to the charm and appeal of your Chelavara Waterfall rappelling, the presence of expert guides will ensure the maximum safety and excitement! Join this heart-pumping activity anywhere between the day, and you can easily feel the sudden adrenaline rush within you!
    • Select any time slot between 09:00 AM to 03:00 AM and enjoy the mesmerising serenity.
  • 05Waterfall Rappelling and Trekking at Madap Waterfalls, Khopoli

    Waterfall Rappelling and Trekking at Madap Waterfalls, Khopoli
    • h9 Hours
    • lMumbai
    • NNNNN27 reviews
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 2790631

    About the Activity with Details:

    While touring this region of Maharashtra, brace yourself for some heart racing activities! Off all the activities available here, waterfall rappelling at Madap waterfall is the one that will introduce you to the true beauty of the cascade.

    A controlled descend through a waterfall using a rope, this enthralling activity will begin with your arrival at the Madap village at around 08:30AM. Ddig into a scrumptious breakfast before kick staring your trek to the waterfall.

    Post breakfast, get started with rappelling at Madap Waterfall at around 10:30AM; experience power rappelling over 120ft of cascading waterfall. Control your weight as you descend down using the rope tied to your body and experience the thrills as you gradually descend!

    Following this thrilling adventure, start your trek back to the village at around 04:30PM and get freshened up with hot tea and snacks. At around 06:00PM, wind up yourself and wish adieu to the placid environs of Madap as you begin your return journey to Mumbai; expect to reach Mumbai at around 09:00PM with a bag full of memories!


  • 06Kondane Caves Waterfall Rappelling

    Kondane Caves Waterfall Rappelling
    • d1 Day
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Vinayak S
      Supplier
      Vinayak S
    • 16% Off1,200
      999
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    About the Activity:

    Prep up for an exhilarating experience in Kondane caves waterfall rappelling! Kondane Caves, located around 33km north of Lonavala is home to stunning 16 Buddhist caves. Excavated in the first century, admire the notable architectures especially the wooden pattern of the caves.

    Your excursion begins with a train journey. Participants are required to board Sinhgad Express at around 06:00AM from Shivaji nagar Station. Get down and a Karjat station, sit down for a quick breakfast at before boarding the connecting shuffle/local train to Bhivpuri Station.

    Reach waterfalls at around 10:30AM and get ready for an adrenaline rushing experience at Kondane Caves waterfall rappelling! Feel your heart racing as you rappel through the gushing water while clinging to your rope. Post this adventure, relax and dig into scrumptious meal. After a hearty meal, complete your activities by 04:00PM.

    Embark on the next available train from Karjat station as you’re this fun-packed experience finally comes to an end. Reach Mumbai/Pune by 09:00Pm, with a bag full of amazing memories.


  • 07Bekare Waterfall Rappelling, Bhivpuri

    Bekare Waterfall Rappelling, Bhivpuri
    • d1 Day
    • lKarjat
    • NNNNN1 review
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4677602
    • 950

    About the activity :

    • Gear up and embark on the thrilling experience of waterfall rappelling at Bekare Falls near Bhivpuri station, located at about 65km from Mumbai, it is an ideal and thrilling getaway
    • Board a train to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) from Karjat at approximately 07:35 AM and disembark at Bhivpuri Station. From hereon, we will depart towards Bekare Waterfalls by shared transport.
    • Skip, skid and scramble across to the ground as you engage in rappelling session through the waterfall and thickets of trees and shrubs.
    • After this exciting experience, arrive at the station at about 06:00 PM, which marks the conclusion of this unforgettable experience and leave for Mumbai.


  • 08Waterfall Rappelling and Trekking in Lonavala

    Waterfall Rappelling and Trekking in Lonavala
    • d1 Day
    • lLonavala
    • NNNNN2 reviews
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4420402

    About the activity :

    • Lonavala, a gorgeous hill station located at a close distance from Mumbai and Pune has emerged as a popular and enticing weekend getaways for all city dwellers.
    • The activity site is located midway to the famous Rajmachi Fort and is only 7km from the main land of Lonavala. Arrive at the trekking site at a little around 09:00 AM and kickstart this amazing experiences.
    • Walk around the paths through lush foliage and thundering falls.
    • The waterfalls cascade down the ridges of Sahyadri Ranges and offer captivating views of the valley below
    • Climb up the forest trails and rappel down with a harness through the refreshing falls.
    • Day gets over at 4:30 PM
  • 09Bhivpuri Bekare Waterfall Rappelling

    Bhivpuri Bekare Waterfall Rappelling
    • d1 Day
    • lKarjat
    • NNNNN1 review
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 3955030
    • 19% Off999
      800
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    About the Activity:

    • Enjoy the ultimate fun-filled waterfall rappelling session with friends and family at Bhivpuri's Bekare Waterfall!
    • Kick-start your expedition by boarding the Karjat Slow Local Train with the rest of the group members at Bhivpuri Railway Station at 07.30 AM.
    • Trek to the waterfall, and descend through the roaring Bekara Waterfall while clinging to the rope.
    • Bid adieu to a gripping day at around 04.30 PM, and make your way back loaded with unforgettable memories.


  • 10Waterfall Rappelling in Panshet

    Waterfall Rappelling in Panshet
    • d1 Day
    • lPune
    • NNNNN1 review
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 1173593

    About the activity :

    If you love water sports and the raw energy that goes so well with it, then why wait? Head for an amazing waterfall rappelling session with your loved ones in Panshet and revel in the fun and happiness of nature! Imagine strong, clear water rushing down your body as your straggle on a rope from which you are harnessed to reach the ground!  Here is another exciting & thrilling adventure where participants can go rappelling through the beautiful waterfall route. The challenges faced and the sheer thrill of the continuous flow of water hitting you while descending this point makes this event more exciting & adventurous. The 150ft rappelling session will be done with the help of well-maintained and sturdy technical equipments and will be conducted by certified professionals from the team. So book now for the best deals!


  • 11Waterfall Rappelling and Flying Fox at Vihigaon

    Waterfall Rappelling and Flying Fox at Vihigaon
    • d1 Day
    • lMumbai
    • NNNNN1 review
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4677602

    About the activity :

    Water sports never ceases to amaze us, and it is time we let the thrill of adventure seep in to our every core and enjoy every second of where we are! On your next holiday, experience adventure with a waterfall rappelling and flying fox experience in Bihigaon! Waterfall rappelling is a technique used for controlled descending down from a rock patch or slope, with water hitting you from all sides possible! The main equipment used are high quality ropes, seat harnesses along with gloves and a helmet for safety.  This technique has been well practiced by adventure experts to create a safe recreational adventure activity wherein you can descend down on a rope under the refreshing flow of water via waterfalls, under the watchful eye of the professionals! Let the wonders of nature take you over to a whole new world and soar through the skies with the flying fox experience as well!! Experience the sheer thrill of waterfall rappelling and flying fox in Vihigaon now!

  • 12Waterfall Rappelling at Dodhani Waterfalls

    Waterfall Rappelling at Dodhani Waterfalls
    • d1 Day
    • lMatheran
    • NNNNN1 review
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4677602

    About the activity :

    Adventure is out there and it is calling your name! On your next holiday, head for an enthralling waterfall rappelling experience at Dodhani waterfalls and let the wonders of nature take control over you as you pummel down from ropes strapped to you, with the sounds of your friends cheering you egging you on! Rappelling or Abseiling is a technique used for controlled descending down from a rock patch or slope, with water on all sides of you! The main devices used for rappelling are high quality ropes, descenders, seat harnesses along with gloves and helmets for safety.  This technique has been absorbed by the providers of the activity to increase the level of participation in this recreational adventure activity wherein participants will descend down on a rope under the refreshing flow of water via waterfalls, under the safety and security of experts. Dodhani waterfall is located at the base of Matheran hills and is easily accessible from Panvel by road. Where there is a waterfall rappelling in Dodhani, there lie abundant adventures for you to explore and be a part of!

  • 13Waterfall Rappelling in Kasara (from Mumbai)

    Waterfall Rappelling in Kasara (from Mumbai)
    • h6 Hours
    • lThane
    • NNNNN1 review
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 6850291

    About the activity :  

    Fixed departure: 31-07-2016, 13-08-2016

    • Enjoy an exciting waterfall rappelling session at Kasara with your loved ones on your next holiday.
    • Start from Hotel Sai Shraddha, Bandra Station (West) in Mumbai at around 05:45 AM and reach Kasara after two hours of drive.
    • Rappelling is the technique of descending a waterfall using a rope on the basis of friction that controls the rate of descend. 
    • While dry rappelling is done over cliff faces or small rock faces, waterfall rappelling involves coming down a cliff face or rock face with plenty of water pouring down on you.
    • You get to the top of the fall, fasten yourself into the safety of a harness, rope up and stand over the edge of the fall and start descending.
    • Wind up the tour by late evening after getting dropped off at Mumbai.
    • For Basic Waterfall Rappelling, a waterfall between 50-80 feet high is usually chosen. 
    • The package includes food, transportation from Mumbai to Kasara and return.
  • 14Day Trek And Rappelling In Skandagiri

    Day Trek And Rappelling In Skandagiri
    • d1 Day
    • lBangalore
    • NNNNN1 review
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 7770084
    • 8% Off1,250
      1,150
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    About the activity :

    This holiday, experience adventure like never before! Head for an exciting Skandagiri trekking and rappelling experience with your friends and family! Skandagiri, also known as Kalavara Durga or Kalwarbetta, is around 70kms from Bangalore and around 3kms from Chikballapura. Skandagiri is very close to the famous Nandi hills and the peak of the hill is approximately 1350 meters and features a beautiful night trek for those who love the rustic outdoors! If you are a fan of altitude camping, the stunning sunrise, and the serene, ocean like clouds, then head for a Skandagiri trek and rappelling experience trek now! The dilapidated walls of Tipu's fort can be found on the steep Kalwarbetta (Skandagiri), near the village of Kalwara. This is a moderate trek of around 6kms (one side) till the rappelling point as the hill is precipitous and high. The trek starts from the Papagni Temple at the foothills of Kalwara village. The fortress of Kalwarbetta is in full sight throughout the walk uphill. This steep and fantastic trek through a maze of dense shrub is highly intriguing for the hard core adventurer in you.

    Meal Types: 1 Breakfast and 1 Lunch (Vegetarian)

    Transportation Types: Non A/C Transportation

    Activities: Trekking, Rappelling

    Difficulty Level: Moderate


Attractions

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Pangong Lake

Rather, the most sought after tourist destination is Pangong Tso in Ladakh region. It is the highest among the high altitude lakes in India which is filled with saline water but provides some awe-struck moments to the visitors with the unbelievable phenomenon of changing colours quite a number of times a day.

The reflections of the towering Himalayan peaks in the water add more charm to the lake. Currently, Pangong Tso is the favorite location for tourists as the banks of the lake give soothing bed to relax and the nearby places are enhanced by the beauty of this particular lake. The quiet lake is 134 km in length and 5 km in width is situated at an altitude of 14270 meters. But the major share of the lake lies in the area of China. Now, its recognition is spread everywhere in the world because it is termed as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

The highly saline water does not accommodate any water species not even micro-organisms. But the banks of the lake give space for several birds and animals very rarely seen in the other parts of India. It is an important breeding ground for many migratory birds as well.

Height: The lake is located at an altitude of 4250 meters above the sea level.

Location: Pangong Tso is easily accessible as it can be reached after a five hour drive from Leh and the travel would be on a rough and dramatic mountain road. You will cross the villages of Shey and Gya during the tour and go through Chang La as well.

Best time to visit: The months from May to September are the ideal time to visit the lake as the other seasons may cause challenges due to the heavy snowfall.

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Nubra Valley

Something divine makes Nubra Valley close to heart and it is not an exaggeration but a fact that experienced and shared by the countless tourists visited the paradisiacal location in Jammu and Kashmir. Without touching the spectacular roads of Nubra Valley, a Ladakh tour will not be complete. The tri armed valley has Diskit Village as its capital. Ldumra, a magnificent name is the original name of the valley as the local scholars insist. Ldumra means Valley of Flowers. The large valley is formed after the merging of Shyok River with Nubra or Siachen River causing the separation of the Ladakh and the Karakoram Ranges. The valley is located 10000 feet that is 3048 meters above mean sea level and those who cross the Khardung La Pass can easily come to Nubra Valley from Leh.

Except the river beds, every other place in the valley shows scant vegetation and low precipitation levels. Most of the villages in the valley are occupied by Nubra skat speakers and in the villages, one can find lush greenery and farming which happen through the regular irrigation. Diskit is the place where native people are seen in abundance and Diskit Monastery is the entre of attraction as well. The Shyok River flowing on one side of Diskit has a captivating effect on the visitors. Nubra Valley unwinds a lot of surprising sights when you visit it and an unbelievable fact is that the valley was open to the public till Hunder until 2010. Beyond Hunder, it was the greener region in the lower altitude where the Turtuk village exists. Till 2010, the Government did not allow tourists to mesmerize themselves in the magnificent beauty of Turtuk where numerous apricot trees and other vegetation along with the tribal community were preserved as a virgin.

Height: 3048 meters above the sea level

Location: The paradisiacal Nubra Valley is located at a distance of 140 km from Leh and the main road access to the valley is through Khardung La pass where you have to show the photocopies of your travel permit to the soldiers camping.

Best time to visit: The months from June to September is the perfect period to visit Nubra Valley

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Khardung La

Controversies regarding the proclamation that Khardung La is the highest motorable pass in the world is not yet diminished but Ladakh travelers still believe that it is the highest and most adventurous pass in the world. Despite the controversies, Khardung La keeps on attracting hundreds of adventure seekers every year, be it bikers, trekkers or visitors. Nestled amidst the most reverberating surrounding, the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’ is located at an altitude of 17582 feet. Near to the pass, the collection of awesome valleys will lure you and along with the natural extravaganzas, the Tibetan prayer flags are an additional charm.

The pass was constructed in the year of 1976 and later in 1988, it was opened to public and from then on, the pass was inviting uncountable bikers, trekkers and tourists. It is maintained by the Border roads Organization as the pass is highly significant and important to India because it was once used to carry supplies to the Siachen Glacier. Recently, Khardung La became the hot potato of the town with a happy news that a ten member team of visually impaired people is going to conquer the pass through cycling in 2017.

Height: Khardung La is located at an altitude of 5359 meters. But there is an incorrect proclamation on the signboards appear here saying that the height of the pass is 18379 feet.

Location: The highest motorable pass in Ladakh is lying about 39 kms away from Leh. By road, one can reach the pass. The first 24 kms of the road are paved and from there to the North Pullu check post, the 15 kms of the road are filled with loose rock, dirt and occasional rivulets formed after the melting of snow.

Best time to visit: The season between May to October is the best time to visit Khardung La.

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Tso Moriri Lake

It won’t be exceeding at all how much you describe the beauty of Tso Moriri in Ladakh, a highly protected lake in Changthang Region and a significant portion of Tso Moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve.  It is the largest of all high altitude lakes in India especially in Ladakh and is located at an altitude of 4522 meters above the sea level. The length comes to 26 km north to south and 3 to 5 km is the width and the water is wholly brackish. 

The water to feed the lake comes from the springs and melted snow from the nearby mountains. There are two major stream systems to lead the water to the lake. One in the north part of the lake and the other comes in the southwest part. Huge, extensive marshes are seen at both the entrances of the lake. Rupshu Valley, a breathtaking area is the guardian of Tso Moriri along with an array of the lofty Himalayan Mountains in the surrounding.

The number of people come to witness the beauty of this splendid lake is lesser when compared to that of Pangong Lake. It is because of the secluded location of the lake. Hence, it is a favorite home town for many migratory birds. They come to breed here especially birds like great- crested grebe, the brown-headed gull and the Brahmin duck. The rare Himalayan hares are also abundantly seen near the lake. Thus, the declaration of the lake as a reserved area is a right option to protect these species from extinction. Less human interference would keep their lives strong.

Height: The lake is situated at an altitude of 4522 meters.

Location: You can reach Tso Moriri via road from Leh. It is 150 kms away from Leh Airport. Kalka Railway station is the nearest one to the lake. You will get buses and taxis from the station as well.

Best time to visit: May, June, July and August are the peak season when tourists come to Tso Moriri in large numbers and other months will be filled with snow and have extreme cold conditions.

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Shanti Stupa

The white dome of Shanti Stupa is clearly visible from a far distance when you are on a tour of Leh. Peace Pagoda got its name like that because of many reasons mainly the silence persists in and around the pagoda always. This Buddhist prayer center is the most beloved attraction in Jammu and Kashmir. At a height of 4267 meters, the two storied stupa stands holding its head high and overlooks the bustling Leh town. The uneven mountain terrains in the surrounding gives the pagoda a remarkable shining. It is at a location which is 5 km away from Leh town and one who visits the stupa has to climb five hundred steps. The exotic view of the Himalayan peaks turns the beauty of the stupa also, a peace lover would dedicate his life to have such overjoying moments.

History

The stupa was constructed by both Japanese and Ladakh Buddhists. The construction was started in 1983, many Buddhists and Indian Government officials have supervised the procedures throughout.

Structure of the stupa

Among the two structures of the pagoda, the first level depicts the central relief of Dharmachakra which has deer on each side and the turning wheel of Dharma also has a golden image of Buddha at the center. The second level displays images which show the birth of Budhha and the death as well. In addition, both the level have smaller images of Buddha meditating. The stupa came into existence in order to spread the word of peace and harmony among people and it came into establishment as a commemoration of the valuable 2500 years of Buddhism.

Location: Any one can reach the stupa via road from Leh, only 5 kms from the town, a walk of fifteen minutes would require.

Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

Highlights: The sunset and sunrise views from the stupa are inevitably beautiful


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Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill is still a mystery yet a famed attraction that pulls the adventure lovers on a large scale toward it. A mystifying phenomenon which stunts the science and fiction together and exists as a magic to the normal people visiting here. Magnetic Hill is a trump card of every Ladakh tour because of the awe-struck moments it would promise the travelers. There is a sign board placed which says that the hill defies gravity completely and inviting everyone to experience the magical phenomenon.

 If you keep your vehicle in neutral at a position marked on the road and wait, you will be surprised to see the vehicle starts moving uphill at 10-20 km per hour. And this is the unexplainable feature of Magnetic Hill that confuses the world of science. It is located on Leh-Kargil-Baltic Highway and on the east, the beautiful Sindhu River is flowing calmly. Near the hill there is a Sikh Gurudwara maintained by the Indian Army. Due to the natural attraction as well as the human architectural brilliance, the hill has gained popularity in a short term. 

Not just the vehicles hitting the road but the aircrafts and helicopters crossing the radius which Magnetic Hill comes in would feel the same magnetic effect. If the aircrafts are going on a slow pace, then it starts jerking while they are in the circumference of the hill. So the only solution to escape from the clutches of this phenomenon is that the crafts should move at a greater speed.

Height: Magnetic Hill is located at an elevation of 14000 feet above the sea level.

Location: To reach the hill, you can hit the Leh-Kargil-Baltic National Highway and it is situated at a distance of just 30 kms from Leh town.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the Magnetic Hill is from June to October.

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Chadar Trek

For some years, adventure seekers all around the world have been talking about Chadar Trek in the Zanskar Region. Until this year, hundreds of people have experienced the thrill hidden and the mind blowing sights around Chadar frozen river. In fact, Chadar Trek is the most sought after and one of the breathtaking treks in the Himalayas. The winter trek is so special for those who are ready to have adventure at the maximum level. 

The river trek starts from Chilling where the river begins to freeze and mostly, travelers choose February as the best time to cross the frozen river as the ice sheets will be comparatively stable. The precarious snow-flakes would pose severe threats during the trek but in some other time, the challenges would be kind to the trekker. The surrounding of the river are completely vertical cliffs tall up to 600 meters. The Zanskar River is a tributary of the Indus and is 5 meters long. 

A trekker would have to cover 16 kms per day to complete the Chadar Trek. Usually, people opt for 10-15 days of trek depending on the climatic conditions persisting here. The temperature at Chadar will come to the lowest at -35 degree Celsius during winter and thus Chadar Trek becomes more intimidating. Approximate trekking distance one would have to cover in total is 75 kms.

Maximum altitude: 11123 feet is the height at which Chadar Trek would lead you to.

Location: To take part in Chadar Trek, one should arrive in Leh and from Leh, the journey starts and goes to Chilling, the beginning of the Zanskar River in the frozen state. From Leh it would take about 65-70 kms to reach Tilad via Chilling, the base camp of the trek.

Best time to visit: January end to February is the best time suitable for trekking in the frozen river of Chadar. Quality and safe trekking gears and highly warm clothes are required.

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Markha Valley Trek

Adventure lovers always had an affection to Markha Valley and still it fulfills the dreams of a trekker or adventure seeker with the unrivalled collection of natural spectacle. Long day trekking tours are offered by a lot of tour providers all over India which promise a journey through the most scenic locations and villages. The awesomely exciting feature of this trek is that it will let the trekker cross two high altitude passes in Ladakh; Gandala La at 4980 meters and Kongmaru La at 5276 meters.

 Being one of the diverse treks in Ladakh region, Markha Valley trek offers a lot of adventurous moments throughout. The barren land of Ladakh and the Buddhist temples found throughout the journey make the trek special. The route winds past the Ladakhi villages and it goes to Hemis National Park where the chances to spot some rare wildlife species are comparably high. The nomadic groups of people will be a unique picture to keep in heart. The symbols of Buddhism like ‘chortens’, stupas, multi colored prayer flags and numerous monasteries narrate the story of Buddhist culture embraced Markha centuries ago. Another interesting fact heard about Markha Valley trek is that it is also called ‘tea house trek’ due to the accommodation provided in parachute tents in most of the villages during the tour.

Maximum altitude: 15000 feet is the maximum altitude the trek will cover.

Location: In most of the cases, the trek starts from Leh. The trail usually goes through Chilling, Skyu and then to Markha. From Markha it would take the trekker to reach Hankar and Nimaling and finally return to Leh. The ideal trekking distance is 75 kms and it would be graded as difficult.

Best time to visit: The months of June, July, August, September and October are recommended as the best time to do Markha Valley trek.

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Stok Kongri Trek

Stok Kangri, Ladakh is one of the most popular places for high altitude trekking in India. Although the beauty of Ladakh draws in innumerable tourists and trekkers from all over the country and the world, the Stok Kangri trek isn’t really suited for anyone and everyone.

It is advisable that only experienced trekkers set out on this expedition as the climatic and geographical conditions of the place may not suit novice or amateur trekkers. Nonetheless, Stok Kangri is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the country. It is for this reason that the Stok Kangri trek forms an inevitable experience while trekking in India.

The trek begins from Leh, which is noted for its natural beauty as well as the warm and hospitable people. During the first couple of days of the trek, you can move around Leh, go sightseeing and get acclimatized to the weather of the region. These couple of days will prepare you for the trek ahead. You will next be taken to Chang Ma via Stok Village by road.

The journey from Leh to Stok Village takes you to witness the amiable yet fictional setting which includes lush greenery, glistening snow peaks and scenic splendor of the region in this stretch. On reaching Chang Ma, you reach a snow covered region and begin trekking. You will need to climb on for about three hours. From here you will head on to Manokorma, which is at an elevation of 14200 feet.

During the trek, you will be able to view some very beautiful peaks such as the Gulap Kangri, Parcha Kangri, etc. The base camp of the trek is at an elevation of 16, 300 feet. From here, the journey continues till you reach the Stok Kangri. The rewarding scenery from the top is what draws trekkers from all over the world to high altitude trekking in India. The trek back to Leh is a bit arduous and you may need to be careful while climbing down the mountainous terrain.

Best Season: June - October

Difficulty Level: Medium

Max. Elevation: 5000 m

Number of Days: Maximum 10 days of trek can be done here

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Manali

From Manali, breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges are a perennial specialty. This is the place where mountain adventures takes on a new dimension. A haven for tourists, Manali is replete with scenic quotients offering trekking enthusiasts an experience of its own kind.

Attracting visitors from all over the world all year round, this is a place for backpackers to explore the serene settings of the Himalayas. It is also the place where adventure tourists can enjoy exhilarating activities such as paragliding, rafting and skiing while on Manali to Leh Road trip.

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Roopkund Trek

Counted among the best treks in India, the Roopkund trail is a trekker’s paradise. Roopkund’s topography is complete with verdant forests, acres and acres of open meadows, trickling brooks, and the celestial snow of course. Roopkund also comprises of the eerie Skeletal Lake, and is great for one’s initiation into high-altitude trekking. Pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons make Roopkund one of the compulsory trekking places near Delhi.

Distance from Delhi: 308 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Kathgodam Railway Station

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Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari Pass which signifies doorway is one of the best treks in Uttaranchal. It is also known as Curzon trail as this trekking trail was discovered by Lord Curzon in 1905. The panoramic views of the eastern slopes of the majestic Garhwal Himalayas, Neelkanth, Mana, Hathi Ghori Parvat, Bertholi, Trishul, Dronagiri, Kamet and Nanda Devi peaks can be experienced on Kuari Pass Trek.

The trek has dense deodar, ok and rhododendron forests which present a picturesque view. Rare and protected flora and fauna can be found on this trail.  The trek passes via major rivers like Mandakini, Kaliganga and Dhauli Ganga .The ideal time to visit here is in summers.

Best Season: December - January
Duration: 6-8 Days
Max. Elevation: 4,264 m

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Dodital Trek

Dodital trek is a short trek and must to do when you are on trekking in Uttaranchal tour. Difficulty ranges from easy to moderate through thick forests and across majestic Himalayas landscapes, large meadows and stream crossings.  

The trek begins from Sangamchatti (kalyani) road near Uttarkashi and completes at the Hanumanchatti. From Dodital Lake, you will need to trek uphill to reach the Darwa pass, also called as Bakaria Khaga pass. The alpine meadows of Kanasar are an ideal place for camping.

Best season: May - October
Duration: 10 Days
Altitude: 4150 m

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The Castle Manali

Built in 1460 AD, the Naggar Castle has a unique architecture that comprises of stones and wood. About a century ago, this castle of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu was converted into a rest house, and presently it is being taken care by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.

In its rechristened avatar, the castle is now The Castle Heritage Hotel. Naggar Castle came into the limelight after a bollywood movie was shot here. A grand Tibetan carnival dance was shot here and hence this castle grew in touristic prominence.


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Van Vihar National Park

One of the most frequent places to visit in Manali, the Van Vihar National Park attracts visitors mainly because of its ideal location, which is bang on the Mall road in Manali. The park is a welcome respite from the crowds and the pollution with its tall and shady groves of Deodar, birch and pine. There are a number of wooden and concrete benches within the park, which provide rest, relaxation and recreation to its visitors.

Take off your shoes and take a leisurely walk across the garden paths of this wonderful haven of nature. You could also have fun cruising around in a boat that sails in the small pond within the vicinity of this park. Set amidst beautiful and verdant environs, the park is a perfect respite for anyone who chooses to visit it and makes up for a great place for a spontaneous picnic or simply a long walk!

Timing:

08:00 am – 07:00 pm (summer)

08:00 am – 05:00 pm (winter)

Entry Fee: 10 INR per Person

Photography Allowed: Yes

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Gyuto Monastery

Gyuto Monastery is one of the most famous and popular monasteries in Tibet. This monastery is well known for its tantric meditation and people there study a lot about this subject. It is also known for its various tantric ritual arts and Buddhist philosophy. Gyuto monastery was founded in the year 1474 by the prime disciple of the 1st Dalai Lama.

Location: It is situated in the town of Dharamshala which is easy to reach through road, rail as well as airways. Transportation is not a major issue while visiting the place.

Highlights: You can find majestic statues of Buddha with a backdrop of snow clad mountains covering it. If you want to have a nice afternoon, it is the most peaceful and serene place to be at.



Best time to visit: Since this is a monastery, there is no particular season that makes any difference. However, if you are planning a full trip of the place, April-May has to be the best months.