From ski touring in the sublimely beautiful Kashmir region to conquering the world’s third highest mountain on the Nepalese border in the north, there is no shortage of exquisite landscapes to discover and natural wonders to take in.
Most of India’s mountain related outdoor activities are centered along the country’s north, in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains. Here, you can go for a month-long trek through the mountains and valleys, while still only seeing a tiny fraction of the region!
But beyond the mountains, there is so much to see on the subcontinent! Mumbai is a diverse and rapidly growing cosmopolitan hub. Goa, in eastern India, has some of the best beaches around. There are tropical rainforests and vast stretches of desert too.
Most guided trips will begin with a brief meeting in the capital, New Delhi. But either before or after your trip, take some time to explore this huge and diverse country. You’ll surely be enamored by the lovely landscapes and friendly people.
The summer in India’s Himalayan region runs from April to May. Average temperatures are cooler than in the rest of India, but still quite warm. The summer here is quite dry. The weather in this region is similar during the autumn as well. During the winter, temperatures drop to around freezing. While there is limited precipitation at this time of year, there is still generally plenty of snow cover for skiing.
For most trips, guides will arrange to meet you at the international airport in New Delhi (DEL). However, for ski touring trips to Kashmir, it is also possible to transfer to the Srinagar airport (SXR).Other trips to the north and northeast Himalayas will involve transferring to the airports at Leh (IXL) or Kalimpong (IXB).
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For ski touring, come visit India from January to March. Meanwhile, April and May or September to November are the best times to come for hiking and mountaineering.
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