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“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”
By: Jawaharlal Nehru
Adventure sports are synonymous to Himachal Pradesh. It is a land which is majestic, mystic and mesmerizing. Its geography and topography offer amazing opportunities for adventure. The joy of adventure increases manifold amidst the picturesque and beautiful surroundings of Himachal Pradesh. Adventure enthusiasts from across the globe come here to quench their thirst for adventure.
Himachal Pradesh Tour offers snow-covered mountains, lovely rivers, dense forests, wonderful meadows, arduous passes, beautiful valleys and lakes. Himachal Pradesh adventure sports includes camping, trekking, rock climbing, mountaineering, river-rafting, Para-gliding, hang gliding, fishing etc.
Trekking in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is a perfect place for trekking enthusiasts as it offers numerous amazing trekking trails. The famous trekking trails in the state are the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges, routes over the passes between the Shimla region and the Kullu valley, and the Trans-Himalayan regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti. The perfect time for trekking in Himachal Pradesh is from March to August.
Skiing In Himachal Pradesh
The wonderful Skiing destinations of Himachal Pradesh attract many tourists from far and wide. Kufri is a famous destination for skiing. Mahasu ridge (a little above Kufri) also attracts skiing enthusiasts. Other popular skiing destinations are the Solang Nallah, Patalsu, Kothi, Marhi, Rohtang slopes and Narkanda. You can also enjoy Heli Skiing in the state at places like Hanuman Tibba, Rohtang Pass, Deo Tibba and Chanderkhani Pass.
Camping in Himachal Pradesh
Camping is an interesting way to feel the charm of the pristine beauty of Himachal Pradesh. Staying in camps amidst picturesque and peaceful surroundings is such a great experience. The camps provide accommodation facility, food and some adventure activities like hiking, fishing, nature walk and rafting. Some of the best camping sites in Himachal Pradesh are Lahaul, Kinnaur, Spiti, Dalhousi, Kullu and Manali.
Hang Gliding in Himachal Pradesh
Hang Gliding in this wondrous destination is an exciting activity. Bir, Billing and Dharamshala are the popular sites for Hang Gliding.
Mountaineering and Rock Climbing
These adventure sports are not for those who are faint of heart. A lot of courage and physical strength is required for this activity. Himachal Pradesh offers both easy and treacherous routes. The best places for amateurs are the Beas Kund region, the lower reaches of the Hinaman Tibba, the Manali and the Shitidhar peaks around the source of river Beas, and Deo Tibba. The Chandra Bhaga range and the Pir Panjal are meant for those who are experienced.
Naldhera is the most popular destination for enjoying golf in Himachal Pradesh
During winters, especially in the month of December Shimla receives snowfall which makes it a perfect destination for enjoying ice-skating.
This sport can be enjoyed here till the month of February.
The rivers and streams of the state are home to a variety of fishes. Even mahaseer fish is also found here. The upper reaches of the river Beas in the Kullu valley and its side-streams such as the Sarvari, Parbati, Sainj, Hurla and Tirthan are famous places for angling in Himachal Pradesh.
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