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Mountaineering in India

Mountaineering is the unblemished adventure, for the body and soul. Mountaineering in India is an endeavor to reach the vault of heaven, and explore the sprit of fantasy. India offers a vital range of mountaineering opportunities on its challenging peaks - the climber enthusiast can indulge in this romantic adventure in mountain ranges of Indian Himalayan regions. Ladakh, the Nun-Kun Massif, Jammu and Kashmir, in hills of Manali in Himalayas and Uttarakhand are the best destinations for enjoying mountaineering in India.

Destinations for Mountaineering in India: The major portion of Indian Himalayas are crowned in Indian sub-continent extending up to the entire northern stretch shaping a startling curve about 3,200 km. Indian Himalayas hold the treasures of splendid valleys with their eternal charm and offers ample of opportunities for mountaineering in India.

Majestic Himalayas of North India: The extreme Northern part of India holds immense mountaineering charm in the region of Jammu and Kashmir with some of its most beautiful snow capped peaks‚ where as Ladakh capture the attraction of some of the high altitude peaks with their scenic zest. The mountaineering through these valleys will encounter its visitors with its lush green alpine valleys; flower-strewn meadows; meandering tributaries and river streams and glacier-topped mountains.

Mountaineering on the Himachal and Uttarakhand Ranges: The mountain valley of Himachal Pradesh towards the northeast captures a mountain kingdom of Lahaul‚ Spiti and the tribal belt of Kinnaur. Mountaineering on these peaks is just awesome, as these exquisite haunts are less explored. Uttarakhand another hilly state of India facilitates mountaineering opportunities with some of the beautiful peaks idle for climbing. The place is also a derivation of the Ganga, one of the holiest rivers of Hindus. It is also a destination for pilgrims, trekkers and rafters.
Adventure on the peaks of Kanchenjunga: Sikkim lies in India's Eastern Himalayas, the abode of 5 peaks of Kanchenjunga Mountain - the third-highest mountain in the world. The peaks are idle for climbing up the mountains, crossing the paths meandering through green forests, waterfalls, untamed streams rambling through meadows, pilgrim routes and finally reaching the sacred monasteries perched high in splendid isolation.

Mountaineering on the North East Ranges: Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh are famous destinations for mountaineering in India. These Himalaya ranges again have much of mountaineering scope, inhabited by friendly tribal folks. Mountain climbing in this region gives a captivating sight of high altitude rain forest dotted with spurs, pine trees and crest of the higher peaks of Himalayas. The hills of Assam are trimmed by the widespread Brahmaputra river, along its edge lies the Kaziranga National Park - the home of the one-horned Rhinoceros, that can be easily explored while taking up your mountaineering adventure.

  Precaution in Mountaineering
Himalayan Exposure strongly recommends that before taking up mountaineering one has to engage in regular exercise for at least two months. It is recommended that all travelers carry a small first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements. All climbers planning to join the trip should have a high level of fitness before undertaking the trip.

You must be capable of using technical equipment like ropes, harness etc., other wise you may not be able to take part in the tour until evidence of this has been presented to the group leader. To bring wireless sets with them or take on hire from IMF, for communication between camps on the mountain and the base camp.

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