Himalayan Mountain Trekkers

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Essentially a modern version of the most ancient form of travel, trekking refers to traversing various distances of backcountry terrain or wilderness, typically on foot, carrying one’s gear in backpacks (backpacking), and camping along the way, although other forms exist as well, such as using pack animals and sleeping in shelters or huts.

Oftentimes treks are involved in the approaches to mountains or other climbing objectives, as well as other forms of wilderness exploration such as canyoneering. Many people “go trekking” however, as its own activity, and trekking tours are commonly offered as travel packages, with Nepal being the classic example.

The Indian culture and traditions have always fascinated tourists and drawn hordes to the country. Mountaineering expeditions in India are also preferred by tourists as they provide insight into the vibrant culture of the locals. These treks take you across various villages, allowing you to communicate with the inhabitants and learn about their lives. While the sport has a long history in the rest of the world, mountaineering in India only became popular after an Englishman, named Arthur Foot, took the initiative. He was a member of a trekking club, and when he was invited to India to head a school, he brought the sport with him. Since then, the activity has gained a lot of fame among tourists as well as among locals. The vast hilly region in the northern part of the country provides great locations for mountaineering adventures in India. Numerous ranges and peaks present here guarantee the satisfaction of any climber. You can opt for an easy trek like a walk to Roopkund, during which you will enjoy treading leisurely to an awe-inspiring lake.