2 Major Trekking Destinations in the Majestic Himalayas

Located in northern India, and Nepal and Bhutan, the majestic Himalayas Mountain Ranges are home to numerous high peaks, including Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and Nanda Devi. These have always remained a popular trekking destination for people around the world. The rugged, snow-capped peaks of the range give a challenge to trekkers to show their courage and ingenuity. There are trails through the entire length of the mountain chain from the north-western part India to its north-eastern region. While hiking, people can witness lush land and tricky trails, and the wildlife, which thrives here. Listed below are two prominent trekking destinations, which are adorned with high peaks and regional fauna.

Ladakh

Situated at an altitude, ranging from 2750-7672 metres, Ladakh is an ideal place for experiencing adventure. Also known as the Land of High Passes, the region is blessed with an amazing topography, which consists of lush grasslands, high peaks and vast lakes. Travellers can explore a plethora of trekking trails here by simply choosing from the many majestic Himalayas tour packages available on the internet. The Lamayuru to Darcha trek, which takes 20 days, is a complete package of challenge for experienced hikers. Ripchar Valley, Padum to Darcha and Lamayuru to Alchi are some of the easy tracks that adventure lovers can opt for. Those, who have a sporty spirit and want a challenge, can look for difficult hikes, such as Chadar – The Frozen River, Stok Kangri, Jhunglam Hemis to Padum and Rumtse to Kibber.

Sikkim

Located in the north-eastern region of India, Sikkim consists of few of the most engaging and challenging trails. Spread across an area of around 7096 sq km, the state has a rich biodiversity and splendid culture. It offers numerous thrilling locations for hiking in the majestic Himalayas. The most famous trek in Sikkim is the trail to Mount Kanchenjunga. This popular route acts as a medium for tourists to enjoy spectacular views of several peaks. Some of the best treks here include those to Goecha La, Dzongri, Tholung, Lhaba Tarum Tsachu and Everest Singalila. The best time for on-foot excursions in the state is from March to April and September to November.

By visiting these destinations with majestic Himalayas tour packages, tourists can experience an adrenaline rush in their nerves.

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Jaunt to Pemayangtse Monastery with Majestic Himalayas Tour Packages

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The Himalayas are among the most beautiful landforms in the world and in the recent past, tourist activities here have increased. They stretch from Jammu and Kashmir in India all the way to Bhutan in the Far East. Within the mountain range, there are a plentiful of rivers, beautiful valleys, raging glaciers, national parks, lakes and hill stations. Over the years, different people have settled in this region after migrating from nearby lands and made it a cultural hotspot. Among the inhabitants of the range, those who follow Buddhism have greatly shaped its culture. Leh, Lahaul and Spiti valley and Sikkim are important Buddhist regions here. As a result of the prominence of various religious faiths, there are numerous temples, stupas and monasteries over here. A monastery that can be visited during majestic Himalayas tour packages is Pemayangtse Monastery in Sikkim.

The Site

This magnificent site was built in 1705 by a Lama, named Lhatsun Chenpo, making it one of the oldest in the state. It is affiliated with the Nyingma sub-sect of the Himalayan or Tibetan division of Vajrayana or Tantric Buddhism. The institution is situated at a rough altitude of 2085 metres, and it is surrounded by permanently snow-covered mountains. The main temple at the site is a two-storey square-shaped building, painted in red and white colours. At its main entrance are red wooden pillars and the parts, which connect them to the roof, are decorated with beautiful designs and floral patterns.

Atop the pillars is a horizontal rectangular band of golden colour that is covered by images of Buddhist deities. All the windows, window-shades and the triangular roof of this religious place are gilded. The building measures around 140 metre square in area, and it houses many interesting objects. A giant statue of Padmasambhava, who is also known as Guru Rinpoche, who was instrumental in the spreading of Buddhism in Tibet, is worth seeing here. He is depicted in his wrathful form with numerous arms and heads. Lots of religious scriptures, sculptures and decorative paintings are also kept in the prayer hall. If travellers come here on their Himalayan mountains tour, they will also see an amazing painting, showing the seven-storey palace of Padmasambhava.