Trekking Himalaya

 

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The Himalaya region is well-known for it's possibilities to make some of the world most beautiful treks. There are excellent trekking possibilities in Nepal, China, Tibet, India (incl Sikkim), Bhutan and Pakistan. A couple of the most popular treks in the Himalaya are the following.

Trekking

Description and/or trekking highlights

Days

Max. alt.

Country

Everest Base Camp

This trek to the Everest Base Camp is recommended as one of the important sites to be visited before one dies. The Everest trek is famous because of the friendly Sherpa people, colorful festivals and the Buddhist monasteries. The region is regarded as Khumbu and has been bounded in the Sagarmatha National Park, the world heritage site. Sherpas, the famous climbers are the dwellers of Khumbu region. Many expedition teams can be observed on this trail during April and May heading higher with an aim to be on the top of the world.

 

18-22 5.545 m Nepal
Mountain Kailash

Mount Kailash is the renowned and holiest pilgrimage sites of Western Tibet which has special value for Hindus and Buddhists. It is also the most sacred pilgrimage destinations in Asia. In Tibetan language Mt. Kailas is called as “Gang Rinpoche”. Mt. Kailas is a sacred place for four religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Janinism and Bon faith.

 

2-4 5.600 m Tibet
Tiger leaping gorge trek

Tiger Leaping Gorge is a deep canyon on the Yangtze River some 60 km north of Lijiang City, Yunnan province,  China. Around 15 km in length, the gorge is located where the river passes between 5,596 metre Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and 5,396 m Haba Xueshan in a series of rapids under steep 2000 metre cliffs. Legend says that in order to escape from a hunter, a tiger jumped across the river at the narrowest point, hence the name. Tiger Leaping Gorge is a contender for the world's deepest river canyon The gorge is about 16km long and it takes about 2 days to hike the most beautiful part.

 

2-3 2.300 China

K2, Concordia,  Ghondhgoro La

Pretty challenging and remote trekking in a spectacular and diverse Himalaya scenery of snow capped lofty mountains, beautiful valleys and rivers and emerald green lakes. The area is the home of the snow leopards and the Ibex. It is a strenuous trek with the highest point (Ghondhgoro la) around 5700 meter.

 

15 5.700 m Pakistan
Annapurna Circuit Trekking
Classic trekking along ancient trade routes, slowly ascending through the Marshyangdi valley. Old Buddhist monasteries. Magnificient Manang village/region. Crossing the famous Thorung-La pass( 5416m). Visit the Pilgrimage town of Muktinath, View of Dhawagiri Ice-fall and decend through world's deepest gorge and the Kaligandaki valley - Sunrise at Poonhill with magnificent mountain views.

 

 
20-22 5.416 m Nepal
Langtang-trekking

Langtang is a narrow valley bordering to Tibet but still far away from Tibetan Plateau. A trek to the Langtang valley is a great opportunity to explore villages, climb small peaks, and to visit glaciers at comfortably low elevations. People living here look like Tibetans. A great influence of Tibet can be experienced in this valley. Tamang tribe is the main settler in this region. Trekkers pass through two different national parks while trekking in this region.

 

14 4.350 m Nepal

Druk Path

one of the most well known treks for the scenes with several remote lakes and is mostly recommended in Bhutan. It is a six-day trek but it is possible to shorten the trek to four days however, you need to walk for more than eight hours a day. It is a short trek but it still goes to a high altitude, making it moderately strenuous.

 

6 4.000+ Bhutan

Manali-Chamba-Sach Pass

a difficult route and involves trekking on an altitude which goes upto 3600m and passes through Bidrabani, Kilar, Traila, Sach Pass and Chamba.

 

6-9 3.600 m India

 

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