”A hundred divine epochs would not suffice to describe all the marvels of the Himalayas”, so goes an ancient Sanskrit scripture on the youngest group of mountains in the world.
MOUNTAINEERING & WINTER SPORTS
In towering magnificence, the high Himalayas stretch along the northern borders of India, range upon range of snow peaks, densely forested mountain slopes and undulating foothills. From west to east, the terrain is an ever changing one, seemingly infinite in the variety of natural beauty that finds expression in its flora and fauna. This is true mountaineering country, yielding every kind of challenge a climber could look for, unparalleled in scope for high adventure, and the sheer spirituality of the experience of scaling these great heights, face to face with primeval, untamed nature. India’s major mountaineering states are three (Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh) while a fourth (Sikkim) offers restricted climbing.
Each affords its own unique mountaineering possibilities with climbs to satisfy the most seasoned mountaineers as well as amateur enthusiasts and beginners. All one needs to do is identify the peaks most suitable to one’s requirements and then make plans to embark on one’s very own Himalayan adventure.