The Himalayas are the highest and youngest mountain range in the world. Here is a list 5 cool things to do in the Himalayas.
1. Travel to Leh from Manali via road (Things to do in the Himalayas)
You must have heard about the Manali – Leh road and its beauty. The Manali Leh road trip is an ultimate adventure. You cross 5 of the world’s highest passes Rohtang Pass (3979M), Baralacha La (5030M), Lachulung La (5079M), Nakee La (4739M) & Tanglang La (5328M) with a night halt at Sarchu or with a detour to Tso Moriri Lake. This adventure should be on top of everyone’s list of things to do in the Himalayas.
2. Experience a High Altitude Trek (Things to do in the Himalayas)
Trekking in the Himalayas is one of the most rewarding experiences you will have in your life. Imagine walking through some of the most breath-taking landscapes with your backpack with only your thoughts to keep you company.Take an example of Hampta pass trek, we start the trek in a Deodar forest then enter meadows and finally end up in dry valleys of Lahual. While trekking you cross rivers, camp in the wild and see the beautiful starlit sky.
3. Bungee Jumping
Nothing gets the adrenaline pumping like Bungee Jumping. One of the best places for Bungee jumping is in Rishikesh. Here there is a Cantilever platform almost 100 metres high built over a rocky cliff for bungee jumping.
4. Summit a Peak – Stok Kangri (Things to do in the Himalayas)
If you’ve always dreamed of climbing a peak over 6000metres but aren’t a mountaineer then Stok Kangri is perfect for you. Stok Kangri is a challenging trekking peak at an altitude of 6153metres. It is one of the few peaks in the world above 6000metres which you can literally trek up!
5. Para Gliding in Bir Bling (Things to do in the Himalayas)
Go for a memorable trip to Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh for a taste of para gliding. Bir Billing is regarded as one of the best sites for this sport. Billing at an altitude of 2290 M is the take off site and Bir at an altitude of 1400 is the landing site. October & November are the ideal months for flying. Bir is around 29 Kms from Palampur a hill station in the Kangra valley.