The mighty Himalayas spanning Northern India act as a natural border between neighbours China, Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan and Bhutan. A holiday to India including time in the Himalayan foothills offers some of the most wonderful scenery in the world. The unique hill culture of the various regions has been fostered and protected for generations. Little known trekking and walking routes offer a fascinating insight into the more remote regions, surrounded by panoramic views of the vast mountain range.
Why you should visit the Himalayas
- Himachal Pradesh offers some of the most untouched walking routes.
- Experience spectacular views of the Himalayas whilst discovering hidden hill tribes and their unique way of life.
- Explore glorious old hill stations that take you back to the times of the Raj.
- Combine the foothills with high altitude Ladakh for some serious mountain landscapes.
Our specialists 'Must Dos'
Take the toy train from Kalka to Shimla and experience the foothills by Indian rail! Play the ultimate game of golf on one of the highest ranges in the world or gain enlightenment and visit the home of the Dalai Lama in Dharamasala.
A little more about Trekking in the Himalayas
Two weeks can happily be spent exploring Shimla, the British summer capital followed by a drive to Dharamshala to visit the Dalai Lama and learn about the Tibetan settlements. A night in Mandi enroute to Nagaur and Manali for some trekking is a wonderfully varied and fulfilling journey. Other places of interest in this region are the holy city of Rishikesh and Uttaranchal which offer some remote and unspoilt hill villages and excellent walking.
When to go to The Himalayas
Weather in the mountains can be unpredictable at the best of times, however we recommend you visit between October and mid- December and then again from February to April or even as late as May, when the spring flowers are out in abundance.