Ten Alpinism places in India.

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We all love adventures, be it Biking, Skydiving, Scuba diving, or Mountaineering, All these adventures have gained immense popularity in recent times. Mountaineering being everyone’s bucket list holder also know as Alpinism, especially in ...

We all love adventures, be it Biking, Skydiving, Scuba diving, or Mountaineering, All these adventures have gained immense popularity in recent times. Mountaineering being everyone’s bucket list holder also know as Alpinism, especially in European languages, which implies climbing with difficulty such high, and often snow and ice-covered mountains as the Alps. The scenic beauty from the top of the mountain and  the happiness to reach the top most point on a mountain is in itself so adventurous and we all are so excited about it. It history date backs in the 19th century and now is also a fulltime profession for many who love adventures. So here we have top 10 Mountaineering placesin India.

1)Kangchenjunga

Kanchenjunga, one of the most humbling and majestic peaks of the Himalayan Range and the third highest peak in the world, lies partly in Sikkim & Nepal, perched at an elevation of 8,586m(28,169 ft),Also know as  “The Five Treasures of Snows”. It consists of 5 tall peaks of which each is a divine repository of gold, silver, gems, grain and holy books & is always being worshipped by the people of Dargeeling &Sikkim, looks like a white wall hanging from the sky, The route starts on the Yalung Glacier to the southwest of the peak, and climbs the Yalung Face, which is 3,000 metres (10,000 ft) high.. The route is almost entirely on snow, glacier, and one icefall.The Darjeeling War Memorial gives amazing views of the Kanchenjunga range.The  trek to this mountain will last from 10 – 7 days trekking trails that are open to trekkers, the Goecha La trek and the trek to the Green Lake Basin are slowly gaining popularity.

Best Season :August to October

Difficulty Level: Difficult

2)Stok Kangri Ladhakh

This is another Alph from the North of India,  the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of northwest India.Perched at an elevation of ( 6,153 m (20,182 feet), it is located in the  Hemis National Park, 12 km southwest of the trailhead at 3,610 m (11,845 feet) in the village of Stok and around 15  km southwest of the Ladakhi capital of Leh. The  trek starts with your arrival from Delhi to Leh., the whole path to the Stok Village is full of natural beauty and flourishing green trees.Once you reach Chang Ma, then you head over to the Base Camp.This Base camp is full with lush greenery & numerous water bodies, your expert guide will train you and prepare you for your trek to Stok Kangri. You can trek for around 9-10 hours and reach the summit of Stok Kangri from where you can view the Karakoram Range to your north and Zanskar Range to your south.

 

Best Season: August to January

Difficulty: Medium

 

3)Roopkund Trek Uttarakand

For yet another unique experience in the Himalayas, one can always opt for the Roopkund trek. From lush green forests to sparkling streams, this experience unravels the marvels of nature.The trek lasts for about six to seven days and takes you through some of the most beautiful places in the Himalayan range.

The journey begins at Lohajung, which is situated at an elevation of 8,300 feet. From there, the expedition will take you to places such as Didina, Bedni Bugyal, Bhagwabasa and Patar Nachauni. Revel in green covered hills, crystal clear lakes, snow covered peaks and flower laden gardens while on the expedition.It is the best place for a photography enthusiast.

Best Season: August to October
Difficulty Level: Difficult

4)Zanskar Range Ladhak (The Chadar Trek)

The Chadar trek (also known as Zanskar Trek),the average height of the Zanskar Range is about 6,000 m (19,700 ft). It is a remarkable experience to indulge in the Himalayan ranges. This trek is over the frozen River Zanskar that becomes a thick sheet of ice during the winters. Make your way over this sheet of ice and manoeuvre narrow ridges.

This region records the lowest temperatures, which makes it one of the most exciting high altitude treks in the world. The trek starts at Chilling and continues till Lingshed, from where you will have to walk on the frozen River Zanskar or Chadar. Another important attraction of the region is the Buddhist heritage and religious richness.

Best Season: January to February
Difficulty Level: Difficult

 

5) Indrahar Pass, Himachal Pradesh.

Indrahar Pass, perched at a towering height of 4,324ft above the sea level is one such mountain Pass That attracts trekers from all around the globe Situated in the Himalayas, this pass is also popular among the tourist due to the close proximity with Dharamshala.
This Trek starts from McLeod Ganj, this short, yet enthralling journey takes you through the scenic beauty and breathtaking views of the Himalayan Ranges. Passing mostly through the Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas, the trek gets over within 4 days and offers ample of challenges and difficulties.

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

 

6) Pushpagiri or Kumara Parvatha,

Here is an Alph in south of the country, Perched at 1,712 metres (5,617 ft), is the highest peak in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary in theWestern Ghats of Karnataka,located in the Somwarpet Taluk, 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Somwarpet in the northern part of Kodagu district on the border between Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu districts. It is 6th highest peak of Karnataka.A trek to this mountain is a perfet mix of physical activity and nature exploration,Though the path is challenging the scenic beauty around it compensates for the efforts put in. Before reaching the Kumara Parvata, you will reach another peak called the Sesha Parvata. You can enjoy the beauty of the surroundings and trek on ahead to the Kumara Parvata peak. This expedition is extremely refreshing and can be completed in two days.

Best Season: November to Feburary
Difficulty Level: Medium

 

7) Coorg — Tadiandamol Trek and Adventure Escape

About 274 km from Bangalore, the Tadiandamol Peak is the highest peak in Coorg and is surrounded by stunning greenery of the Shola forests. It offers exciting adventures for thrilling experiences. Perched at an elevation of  1,748m (5734.908 ft) it serves a perfect trek for both domestic and international travelers. The 15 km trek to Tadiandamol is nothing short of exciting travelers enjoy the winsome landscape of Croog that lures them.Once on top of the peak one can feel pride in conquering the highest peak of the destination. And the feat of mountain rewards you with sweeping views of green forests and coffee plantations. One can also enjoy the visit to the       famous Chelavara Falls on the way back,the most beautiful ones, it gushes through clusters of green. A 2 day getaway is ideal for nature loving families, couples, backpackers and corporate guests.

 

Best Season: August to June

Difficulty:Average

 

8) Hanuman Tibba Himachal Pradesh.

Perched at  an imposing Height of  5,892 metres above sea level, Hanuman Tibba is situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh and is the highest among the five peaks in the Beas Kund crown of mountains. It is especially popular among mountaineers because of the beautiful approach route which takes climber through forests of the Himachal and up till the vast and expansive dry grasslands of Beas Kund, which is the most popular base camp site for the Hanuman Tibba expeditions as well.  The expeditions last till about three to four weeks and takes climbers through some of the most adventurous and exciting geographical formations. The infamous Tentu Pass falls en route Hanuman Tibba and , it provides climbing parties with a great amount of thrill and excitement. Without being particularly challenging, Still not advisable for non professionals and first time Alphines.

 

9) Sandakphu Trek, West Bengal             

 

Sandakphu also belonging to the Himalayas is perched at (3636 m; 11,941 ft) is the highest peak in the state of Ilam, Mechi, Nepal and West Bengal, India. It is the highest point of the Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling district on the West Bengal-Nepal border.It is located at the  Singalila National Park and has a small village on the summit with a few hostels.This Trek will lead you through the charming environs of Dargeeling.You can not only enjoy nature here but can also put your treckking skills to test

There are two routes that you can undertake while on trek. Both the routes start at Maneybhanj. The first route will take you to Sandakphu via Tonglu, while the other one will take you to places such as Tonglu, Sandakphu and Phalut. This journey can be completed in two days time and is perfect for those who are looking for a quick trekking experience.

Best Season: March to May, October to December
Difficulty Level: Moderate

 

 

10)Rajmachi

Situated in Pune, Rajmachi is a favoured destination for trekking in India. Perched on an elevation of 2710 feet, the hill fort attracts a large number of amateur and professional trekkers from all over the country and the world. This trek takes a minimum duration of one day.

The journey is from Kalyan, but the trek actually begins at Khandpe. This trail will take you to scenic places such as Kondivade. There are several places of tourist interest around the Rajmachi Hill Fort which you can visit and explore during your trekking trip. Some of these include an ancient Shiva temple and Shrivardhan.

Best Season: September to February 
Difficulty Level: Easy

 

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