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We were very pleased with the trip, and I was impressed with your team at all levels. All the arrangements executed flawlessly. We really enjoyed our guides, Purna and Timba and the porters Saumba and Taraq, they took excellent care of us. They were very
Andy Levy (Canada) | Annapurna Sanctuary, Nepal

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About India

India is a vast country with the Himalayas forming its northern boundary.

Only a relatively small number of trekkers visit the India each year however the mountain scenery and walking trails are as impressive as any in the high mountains. The whole of the Himalayas is seen as the abode of Lord Shiva and it very likely that you will share your trek with pilgrims as many thousands visit the holy Hindu temples and shrines every year. The Mountain Company organizes treks and expeditions to three regions of the Indian Himalayas: Sikkim & Darjeeling, Ladakh and Uttaranchal (Kumaon & Garhwal).

In the east of India the former Kingdom of Sikkim shares a mountainous border with Nepal in the west and with China in the north and east. All of the early British expeditions to Mount Everest in 1920s passed through Sikkim on the way to Tibet. This state of India is famous for its large variety of flora especially its orchids of which they are over 600 species. The monsoon normally moves from east to west across the Himalaya so arrives to Sikkim early resulting in the lush sub tropical forests at lower elevations.

Ladakh, also known as little Tibet, is one of the most remarkable regions of India. Although politically part of India, Ladakh is geographically and culturally an extension of western Tibet. Ladakh is a high and arid landscape with lush irrigated valleys surrounded by snow capped peaks. Leh the capital of Ladakh has long been a remote and fascinating outpost and important cross-roads for pilgrims and traders in the upper Indus Valley. After the spectacular flight over the Himalaya to Leh we spend several days for essential acclimatization with sightseeing at Buddhist monasteries.

Uttaranchal comprises both Kumaon & Garhwal regions with two popular treks one to Milam Glacier and the other is The Curzon Trail crossing Kuari Pass with spectacular views of Nanda Devi, Kamet and Changabang. You also visit Rishikesh on the River Ganges where you can spend time exploring the ashrams and temples.