Mount Kailash is the one of holiest mountains in the Himalayas. Located in Tibet province of China, the snow-capped rocky peak of Mt. Kailash or Kangri Rimpoche is believed to be a sacred place of the founders of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Bonpo religion. Different religions attach different name, meaning, and purpose to holy Mount Kailash (6,714m/22,028 ft). Hindus and Buddhists all over the world worship this peak as the exact “Center of the Universe” whereas Jains believe that their first Saint obtained Liberation/Freedom meditating on the mountain.
Hindus believe Mount Kailash/Kangri is the abode of supreme Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati. For a Hindu, the arduous pilgrimage to Kailash help one rid of all sins and attain salvation. Buddhists regard the pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash/Manasarovar as a pious deed to achieving enlightenment and spreading world peace. Vajrayana Buddhists in particular refer Mt. Kailash as Mount Meru, the home of Demchok, who represents supreme bliss.
Trek to Deo Tibba Base Camp is also know as the trail of the Pandavas. It is believed that the Pandavas once wandered around this path. The trek is itself is very pleasant that takes us to the grazing pastures of the Gaddi shepherds and the emerald blue waters of the Chandratal Lake (4,480 m/14,698 ft) with magnificent views of Deo Tibba peak (6,001 m/19,688 ft) and its huge hanging glaciers. This is a spectacular view that make makes the trek even more alluring.
Hampta Circuit trek is pleasant trek that takes us to the grazing pastures of the Gaddi shepherds and the emerald blue waters of the Himalayan streams with magnificent views of Deo Tibba peak (6,001 m) and its huge hanging glaciers. This is a spectacular view that haunts every trekker giving a unique experience.
Pin Bhaba Pass is one of the unique high-altitude crossover treks in India that has a diverse terrain, landscapes and culture. The pass itself is very high at 5,020 m and therefore not an easy trek as acclimatization becomes critical. The trek starts from Shimla goes through Kinnaur crossing over to Spiti. gradually ascending to the highest point at the pass and then descending to Manali where you would be driven via Rohtang Pass.
Mt. Yunam is a non-technical peak for climbing. It is the highest peak in the Lahaul Valley near the Baralacha pass at 6150 m/20,178 ft. It offers spectacular views of Chandra Bhaga and Mulkilla range.
Mt. Deo Tibba is a beautiful 6001 Meter (19,687 Ft.) high peak, located in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalaya and situated quite close to the resort town of Manali, in Himachal Pradesh. The mountain itself consists of an extensive ice cap, with the actual climb to the summit being up an inclined hump of a ‘windslab’ snow. This magnificent peak is accessible, once the edge of the great snow & ice plateau extending right up to the periphery of the Malana Glacier, (which abuts the upper Kullu and Malana valleys), is reached. On reaching the summit, one is rewarded with an exhilarating view of vast eternal snowfields, hanging glaciers and many peaks of the surrounding areas; including the great peaks of the Malana & Tosh glacier catchments.
Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) conjures images of grandeur of ancient Kalinga and the war that transformed Emperor Ashoka towards the path of peace. An underrated travel destination, the state has an amazing mix of history, religion, the beaches, natural beauty with lush forests and lakes, and rich tribal culture. An amazing place for an offbeat traveler to explore the unexplored.
Auden’s Col is a high-altitude pass in the Garhwal Himalayas that connects tall peaks of Gangotri III (6,580 m) and Jogin I (6,465 m) and also connecting with the deadly Khatling glacier. Named after John Bicknell Auden who was the first to discover and cross it in 1939. One of the popular treks in India is extremely strenuous recommended for experienced trekkers only.
The Bhutan International Marathon is unlike any of the marathons that take place in the world. You will be running through the magnificent rural countryside and villages overlooking the majestic Himalayas with the air as clean as it can be (after all Bhutan is carbon negative). The beautiful people dressed in their traditional dress young and old alike will be cheering you on as you discover the enchanting, spiritual and natural wonders of the land of Thunder Dragon.
Kedar Tal (also known as Shiva’s lake) is a glacial lake in the Garhwal Himalyan region in Uttarakhand. Situated at 4,750 m/15,580 ft. the lake is surrounded by the towering peaks of Thalay Sagar (6,904 m/22,650 ft), meru (6,672 m/21,890 ft), Bhrigupanth (6,772 m/22,218 ft) among others. In the Hindu mythology the lake is considered to be Lord Shiva’s contribution to Bhagirathi (one of the sources of River Ganges).