Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Skiing – An Ultimate Adventure in Snow

Have you ever known how it feels to be surrounded by the mighty Himalayan Mountains? Do you know how it feels when you slip your feet into heavy ski boots, clamp them on to the skis and let gravity do the rest? Have you experienced travelling in cruise control down snow slopes leaving behind a blazing trail of white powder?

Go ahead, try the ultimate adventure in the snowy mountains – Skiing!

The Himalayan Kingdom spread over India and Nepal offers a number of options for an exciting Skiing adventure. For instance, Gulmarg, with the world's highest cable car is rated amongst the top 5 ski areas in the world. And there are many other places that deserve mention:

Auli: You can reach Auli via Delhi - Rishikesh - Shivpuri - Rudraprayag – Joshimath. The best time to visit is between January and March each year. Part of the state of Uttarakhand, the Auli Ski Resort is located at a height of 9,000 feet above sea level.

Solang: Part of the Kullu-Manali area, Solang is among the most scenic ski areas in India. Situated at a height of 2,800 Mts, Solang offers Ski slopes for beginners as well as experts. Manali is also connected by a 40 Kms road to Bhuntar, the closest airport with regular flights to Delhi.

Gulmarg: It is part of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir that has often been referred to as ‘Paradise on Earth’. Located at a height of 2732 Mtrs, the city offers the best Ski resort in the country. Gulmarg is a place that has been host to several National Winter Games Championships.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Adventure in Summer Vacation

Looking for some nice adventure this vacation? You can of course go in for some routine hill station holiday, relax at some resort or explore some beaches. Or even better!

If you are the adventurous kinds and love to take on challenges, then why not go in for a Safari Adventure?

Most agencies today offer a variety of activities for an adventure holiday, such as:

Off-Roading: This activity typically involves the use of 4x4 SUV’s that are tough enough to travel through all kinds of terrains, such as deserts, swamps, snowy areas, hilly areas. This activity obviously requires exceptional driving skills, and most importantly, a spirit to take on challenges. Off-roading can include activities such as dune bashing, mudding, rock crawling, etc.

Elephant Safaris: An elephant is the best medium to explore wildlife sanctuaries and natural parks, as they can negotiate through the roughest terrains that even a jeep cannot. India and many countries in Africa can provide you with the ideal elephant safari experience.

Camel Safaris: Camels have been the preferred mode of transport in desert areas since thousands of years. So if you plan a holiday to a desert area in a country like India or Egypt, you can always try your hand at Camel Safari.

Mountain Biking: There is a huge variety of specialised road bikes available for a mountain biking experience. In most cases, the adventure company provides you the bike on rent. However ensure to remain under supervision unless you are already a veteran in this activity.

Self-drive Safaris: In case you are already a seasoned safari adventurer and have your own SUV, then you can also consider a self-drive safari. The best part is that you don’t have any interference and plan your adventure the way you want to. However, do ensure to keep a medical emergency number in handy and carry all essential medical-aid equipment.

Jack Albert is a dedicated writer, writes for MHE, which provides trekking india and jeep safaris in India

Monday, March 16, 2009

Trekking Adventure in the Himalayan Kingdom

The mighty Himalayan kingdom is one of the largest and well-known mountain ranges of the world. Himalayas separate the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan plateaux, and are home to the highest peaks including K2 and Mount Everest.

The Himalayan mountain range is spread across six countries including Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Some of the world's major rivers, the Indus, the Ganges, the Brahmaputra, and the Yangtze, rise in the Himalayas.

Famous for its picturesque views and heavenly locations, the Himalayas offer rich opportunities for trekking adventure. Ascending the heights and being a part of the Himalayan landscape is an experience that you will cherish for all your life. Trekking in the Himalayas is a mix of fun, thrill and adventure.

The treks in Himalayas are often categorized as easy, moderate and tough. Easy treks can be explored by amateurs in areas such as Indrahar Pass and Chandra Tal. Among the moderate treks, you can experience ‘Dalhousie-Manali over Marhu Pass’ and Dharamsala Nayagroeon Trekking. Friendship Peak and ‘Jagatsukh to Base of Deo Tibba’ are treks meant for die-hard trekkers.

If you are new to trekking in India, it is advisable to take help of a professional tour organizer. The organizers can not only manage complete logistics but also help you select the right trek as per your ability. In fact, some agencies also offer the help of Sherpas, local inhabitants who are well-versed with the mountain areas.

We at MHE provide trekking india and jeep safaris. We also provide adventural rishikesh rafting.

Contact us here-

Mercury Himalayan Explorations Ltd.
Jeevan Tara Building
Parliament Street, New Delhi - 110001, India
Tel: 011-23340033, 23346209
EMAIL: info@himalayanadventure.com

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