Things to do in the Himalayas
What are the top things to do in the Himalayas? From adventure sports in stunning locations to Tibetan monasteries and snow-capped peaks, there’s much to see and do in the Himalayas. Discover the list of the top ten things to do, curated by our destination experts.
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The seat of the Tibetan exiled government, Dharamsala is one of the spiritual centers of India and a popular destination on Himalayan trips with its impressive cultural and natural delights. You can go hiking, mountain biking and, with a little luck, you may even get to see the Dalai Lama very personally
The lush landscape of Ladakh is a true paradise for hikers. Follow the winding mountain trails and enjoy the view of snow-capped peaks, warm yourself in one of the cozy tea rooms or visit the impressive Tibetan monasteries.
The Nubra Valley one of the major highlights of India, offering a change to the green mountains of the Himalayas with a sparse lunar landscape, sand dunes and pasturing camel caravans
4Rail rides in the mountains
On a train ride with the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla-Railway, you will discover the Himalayas in a very special way. In cozy historical wagons you will see the mighty mountains past.
The spiritual center in the shadow of the Himalayas is the ideal place to regenerate body and spirit! Here you can meditate, practice yoga and study the Indian philosophy of life.
From Manali you can take a hike over the Rohtang Pass. Here, surrounded by mighty mountains, there are many interesting Tibetan, Buddhist and Hindu temples.
7Handicrafts and jewelry
Once the charming small town of Leh was an important trading point. The colorful markets in the mediaeval streets of the city are reminiscent of this. Here you can buy handcrafts and filigree jewelry.
In the mountain village of Alchi, Tibetan culture and tradition are particularly lively. The Alchi Monastery is one of the most important Buddhist centers in the region.
A historic tour through Shimla, once a summer residence of the English, will take you to numerous impressive churches and stately villas. But beware! Watch out for your belongings, for the secret rulers of the city are the ruffian monkeys.
10Yoga and meditation
The spiritual Himalayan region is also a popular destination for yoga trips – find your inner center and bring your mind, body and spirit together.
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