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India, Zanskar

Immense India, a colorful jigsaw of peoples, cultures, landscapes and climates, is a continent in its own right. The high snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas rise up across the north of the country, to form a natural border with China (Tibet). Also to the north are India's Himalayan neighbour states Nepal and Bhutan. The famous Ganges river and several of its tributaries flow from the Himalayan ranges and then turn east to form the scorchingly hot expanse of the Indo Gangetic Plain. Further south hills rise up again, such as the Aravalli range across arid Rajasthan, and the low Vindhya and Satpura ranges of Central India. Towards the southwest, parallel to the coast, several ranges collectively called the Western Ghats run all the way to India's southern tip. Their humid ridges, covered in sandal wood trees and coffee plantations, rise up well over 1000 m, and occasionally over 2000 m. In the east of India are several lower ranges of mountains and hills, known as the Eastern Ghats.

So what about hiking in India? Is it a popular local pastime? True, many Indians like to escape from the summer heat of the low plains to catch up on some fresh air in one of many hill stations, vestiges of the British colonial era. Yet, to actually set out on a multi-day hike for pleasure appears to be a primarily foreign visitors affair. Exceptions to this rule are the pilgrimages in different parts of India, most notably those in the foothills of the Himalayas, which draw whole families, the old and young alike from all walks of life. Strikingly lively and colorful events, little known by foreigners, and more of a bustling social occasion than a true hike. But then, India is changing too, and hiking is becoming increasingly popular with students and other young people.

For long distance hiking and trekking into the quietude of nature, some parts of India clearly stand out in popularity. First and foremost in the north, there are the relatively accessible western Himalayan ranges of Himachal Pradesh, with valleys such as Kangra, Kullu, Sangla and the more remote and arid Spiti and Lahaul. Altitudes in Himachal Pradesh vary widely, from the 600 m high Shivalik hills to peaks rising up well over 6000 m!

To the southeast of Himachal Pradesh is another attractive hiking and trekking region: Uttarakhand (formerly Uttaranchal), bordering on both Tibet and Nepal. The famous Hindu pilgrimage centers of Haridwar and Rishikesh are main gateway to the Uttarakhand Garhwal Himalaya's. Some lovely and not too difficult high altitude hiking and trekking options here.

Rather less easily accessible are the high altitude valleys of Zanskar and Ladakh, in India's far north. Like neighbouring Spiti and Lahaul (both part of Himachal Pradesh), these are located on the northern flanks of the Great Himalayan range. Sheltered from the monsoon rains, climate here is much more arid. Summers are pleasant and dry, but winters long and harsh.

Towards the southwest of Zanskar and Ladakh, back on the south side of the Greater Himalayan range, are the more populated valleys of Kashmir. A lovely area for hiking, but alas, bordering on Pakistan and currently not safe for foreigners.

Let's travel east now. The Himalayan range continues, and is covered by Nepal and Bhutan. However, squeezed in between these two is the former kingdom of Sikkim, now part of India. A popular area for multi-day treks at medium and high altitudes, and rightly so. For less demanding treks with great views of high peaks like Kanchenjunga (8586 m), set out from Darjeeling, a nearby old hill station surrounded by tea plantations just to the soutwest of Sikkim. Both Sikkim and Darjeeling have a monsoon season, so avoid this and go hiking from late March to May or from late September to early December.

Continue east past Bhutan, and tucked away in the far northeastern corner of India are the Himalayan ranges of Arunachal Pradesh. Although little known or explored as yet, there are some high altitude trekking possibilities here, as well as medium altitude treks through forested valleys and with great views of the snow-capped western Himalayas.

And there are so many places other than the Himalayas to go hiking and trekking in India. Most of India's countless National Parks and Nature Reserves offer guided walking safari's, day-hikes mostly. To name a few other options: Nagaland, Meghalaya, Western Ghats, Nilgiri Hills, Eastern Ghats, Orissa, Munnar Hills, Karnataka, Periyar, and so on.

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Calificación 7.0 | 4 votos | No 5. en Asia
  • sans4u2 Abril 1984
  • Calificación 9
  • Positivo its my country.. I like its unity in diversity.. I like its struggle to become a great nation.. I like its spirit. I like its vivid colours.. I like the Himalayas.. I like being an Indian The Himalayas of India are to live for and die for. The magical landscape of ladakh, the sharp rising peaks of the Pir Panjals, The Dhauladhar, The Great Himalayan range are one of the most enlighting place
  • Miguel Septiembre 2006
  • Calificación 9
  • Positivo Great mountain scenery in the Ladakh area (the only one I visited), with few people to be found beyond villages
  • pc22 Marzo 1999
  • Calificación 8
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
  • Indian Himalaya Trekking Guide - Maps 2010
  • Ce guide unique des montagnes de l''Himalaya indien, avec description et carte détaillée de 22 circuits de trekking, contient les informations nécessaires pour chaque niveau, du débutant au professionnel chevronné.La découverte de 10 régions (avec carte à l'échelle de 1/350... Leer más
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Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids Trekking Guide Indian Himalaya | TerraQuest
  • Ce guide unique des montagnes de l''Himalaya indien, avec description et carte détaillée de 22 circuits de trekking, contient les informations nécessaires pour chaque niveau, du débutant au professionnel chevronné.La découverte de 10 régions (avec carte à l'échelle de 1/350... Leer más
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Singapore Lost Guides: A Unique, Stylish and Offbeat Travel Guide
  • `Lost Guides – Singapore` is a unique, stylish and offbeat travel guidebook to Singapore. Featuring over 120 of the most special spots in Singapore, from cool coffee shops and fabulous food (local and contemporary) to authentic Asian art galleries and wild nature walks. The book also includes interviews with local creatives, and pieces of local... Leer más
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Woven Vibe
  • Woven Vibe is a book about weaving textiles on a table loom or handlooms for that matter.It describes how ten scarves can be made out of fibers such as silk/merino, bamboo, banana, nettle and hemp. There are textile swatches of fibers such as nettle, grewia, hemp, goat hair and cotton in the book as well. The book includes photographs, design... Leer más
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Woven Vibe
  • Woven Vibe is a book about weaving textiles on a table loom or handlooms for that matter.It describes how ten scarves can be made out of fibers such as silk/merino, bamboo, banana, nettle and hemp. There are textile swatches of fibers such as nettle, grewia, hemp, goat hair and cotton in the book as well. The book includes photographs, design... Leer más
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids Lopen in het voetspoor van de Boeddha | Ten Have
  • De belangrijkste pelgrimsroute in Azië, het pad dat de Boeddha zelf wees, is tussen 400 en 700 na Chr. op schrift gesteld door Faxian en Xuanzang, twee Chinese monniken. Na vele eeuwen vergetelheid heeft Maarten Olthof hun verslagen opgediept, de route gereconstrueerd en zelf gelopen. De Boeddha gaf op zijn sterfbed zijn volgelingen de raad een... Leer más
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • An Inviting Path Through a Tea Plantation in India Journal
  • This journal with 150 ruled pages awaits your writing pleasure. You can use it to record your hopes and dreams, express your gratitude, to keep a bucket list, as a daily diary, or to jot down your “To-Do” lists. The possibilities are endless and the choice is all yours. Enjoy! Leer más
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Belgium
  • An Inviting Path Through a Tea Plantation in India Journal
  • This journal with 150 ruled pages awaits your writing pleasure. You can use it to record your hopes and dreams, express your gratitude, to keep a bucket list, as a daily diary, or to jot down your “To-Do” lists. The possibilities are endless and the choice is all yours. Enjoy! Leer más
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Reisgids Kunstreiseführer Rajasthan und Gujarat | Dumont
  • Wenn es ein Paradies auf Erden gibt, dann ist es hier, dann ist es hier, dann ist es hier. So steht es geschrieben über den Bögen der privaten Audienzhalle des Roten Forts in Delhi. Dabei zählen die beiden nordwestindischen Bundesstaaten Rajasthan und Gujarat zu den klimatisch unwirtlichsten Gegenden des Landes. Dennoch blicken sie auf eine... Leer más
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Netherlands
  • A Journey to Shimla
  • In 1891, the railway line to Kalka from Ambala was opened but it took a couple of years more to begin work on the Kalka Shimla Railway. The burning heat of Indian summers made people sweaty during the whole of the journey from Calcutta, now Kolkata, to Kalka. The wooden box like railway compartments which had no fans fitted and air conditioning... Leer más
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Belgium
  • A Journey to Shimla
  • In 1891, the railway line to Kalka from Ambala was opened but it took a couple of years more to begin work on the Kalka Shimla Railway. The burning heat of Indian summers made people sweaty during the whole of the journey from Calcutta, now Kolkata, to Kalka. The wooden box like railway compartments which had no fans fitted and air conditioning... Leer más
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Rajasthan | Insight Guides
  • Een rijk geillustreerde reisgids met diepgaande teksten: één van de beste reisgidsen die er bestaan. Eerste deel bestaat uit een beschrijving van de unieke aspecten van de regio, daarna een deel echte reisgids en als afsluiting een deel met praktische informatie. De uitstekende informatie wordt vergezeld van prachtige foto's en heldere kaarten.... Leer más
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Year of a Thousand Colors
  • I wrote this book when I was 14 and lived for a year in the craziest city of India. The year that I spent in India was a rainbow. It was made up of thousands of different colors; different cultures, languages and customs than I had ever witnessed. Those months included 100s of different shades, from contrasting lifestyles, to skin colors to... Leer más
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Belgium
  • The Year of a Thousand Colors
  • I wrote this book when I was 14 and lived for a year in the craziest city of India. The year that I spent in India was a rainbow. It was made up of thousands of different colors; different cultures, languages and customs than I had ever witnessed. Those months included 100s of different shades, from contrasting lifestyles, to skin colors to... Leer más
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Minaret of Djam
  • The 12th century minaret of Djam is one of Afghanistan's most celebrated treasures, a magnificent symbol of the powerful Ghorid Empire that once stretched from Iran to India. The second tallest brick minaret in the world, Djam lies in the heart of central Afghanistan's wild Ghor Province. Surrounded by 2,000 metre-high mountains and by the... Leer más
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  • The Minaret of Djam
  • The 12th century minaret of Djam is one of Afghanistan's most celebrated treasures, a magnificent symbol of the powerful Ghorid Empire that once stretched from Iran to India. The second tallest brick minaret in the world, Djam lies in the heart of central Afghanistan's wild Ghor Province. Surrounded by 2,000 metre-high mountains and by the... Leer más
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Netherlands
  • Hall of a Thousand Columns
  • All the best armchair travellers are sceptics. Those of the fourteenth century were no exception: for them, there were lies, damned lies, and Ibn Battutah's India. Born in 1304, Ibn Battutah left his native Tangier as a young scholar of law; over the course of the thirty years that followed he visited most of the known world between Morocco and... Leer más
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  • Hall of a Thousand Columns
  • All the best armchair travellers are sceptics. Those of the fourteenth century were no exception: for them, there were lies, damned lies, and Ibn Battutah's India. Born in 1304, Ibn Battutah left his native Tangier as a young scholar of law; over the course of the thirty years that followed he visited most of the known world between Morocco and... Leer más
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • 21st Century Journalism in India
  • The Indian media is witnessing an explosive situation with newspaper and magazine circulations increasing in great numbers and television news channels-in both English and regional languages-going up by the day. Internet news portals, too, are recording a good number of hits. Journalism, then, holds tremendous promise for both seasoned and... Leer más
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Belgium
  • 21st Century Journalism in India
  • The Indian media is witnessing an explosive situation with newspaper and magazine circulations increasing in great numbers and television news channels-in both English and regional languages-going up by the day. Internet news portals, too, are recording a good number of hits. Journalism, then, holds tremendous promise for both seasoned and... Leer más
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Reisgids Trotter Zuid-India en Goa | Lannoo
  • Beroemd om zijn betrouwbare keuze van hotel- en restaurantadressen in alle prijsklassen; Berucht voor zijn kritische noten en persoonlijke visie; Overvloedige achtergrondinformatie over het land en over de bezienswaardigheden; Speciale aandacht voor extra tips die een reis net iets meer pit geven. Trotter houdt geen cliches in stand, maar biedt... Leer más
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Netherlands
  • Letters to India
  • Dr. Tuthill began writing her exquisite travel stories in honor of her best friend, the astronaut Kalpana Chawla, who tragically perished in the crash of the space shuttle Columbia in 2003. Tuthill's first collection of stories, "Letters from Africa," lovingly chronicles thrilling safari trips taken throughout southern Africa over the past five... Leer más
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Letters to India
  • Dr. Tuthill began writing her exquisite travel stories in honor of her best friend, the astronaut Kalpana Chawla, who tragically perished in the crash of the space shuttle Columbia in 2003. Tuthill's first collection of stories, "Letters from Africa," lovingly chronicles thrilling safari trips taken throughout southern Africa over the past five... Leer más
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  • Singapore & Malay Peninsula ITMB
  • Singapore City on a clear, indexed street plan at 1:10,000 with from ITMB, highlighting numerous places of interest and tourist facilities, plus the Singapore Island shown at 1:100,000 with its road and rail networks.The street plan covers the city’s central districts as indicated in our area coverage image, including the Financial District,... Leer más
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2008
De Zwerver
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wegenkaart - landkaart India Zuid | Borch
  • India South 1 : 3 000 000 ab 9.9 EURO Einzelkarten: India South 1:3 000 000, Mumbai 1:30 000, Kolkata 1:30 000, Chennai 1:30 000, Hyderabad 1:30 000, Bengaluru 1:30 000, Old Goa 1:15 000, Madurai 1:30 000, Thiruvananthapuram 1:30 000, Hampi 1:30 000, Kochi 1:30 000, India administrative and time zones Borch Map. 3. Auflage Leer más
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