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Holidays in the Himalaya, India

For many, the Himalaya are synonymous with Nepal, but vast tracts of this magnificent range form the northern borders of India. From Ladakh in the northwest through to Darjeeling and Sikkim in the east, these beautiful mountains offer a diversity of scenery and culture unmatched anywhere.

For big white peaks there is Kanchenjunga and for the peak baggers, the 6153m. Stok Kangri (see Ladakh Trekking Guide). For the more culturally minded Ladakh and Zanskar offer a glimpse of what Tibet used to be like, and, all along the chain untouched villages, remote shrines and monasteries abound.

The Himalayas stretch across six nations: Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan. They are the source of three of the world's major river systems, the Indus basin, the Ganga-Brahmaputra basin and the Yangtze basin. Truely a multi-centred touring holiday.

Trekkers beneath Nanda Devi

The Himalaya mountain system is the planet's highest and home to the world's highest peaks: the Eight-thousanders, including Mount Everest. To comprehend the enormous scale of Himalayan peaks, consider that Aconcagua, in the Andes, at 6,962 m, is the highest peak outside the Himalaya, while the Himalayan system has over 100 separate mountains exceeding 7,200 meters. An adventure holiday to challenge the toughest climber among us.

India really does offer some great off the beaten track trekking experiences.

See the trips below for a great range of small group adventure holidays to the Indian Himalaya.

Indian Himalaya Trips

A Himalayan Journey - Amritsar to Leh

A Himalayan Journey - Amritsar to Leh

16 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,045.00

A high altitude journey across the Indian Himalaya

  • Complete a fascinating overland journey from Amritsar to Leh
  • Visit ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries
  • Marvel at the breathtaking Leh Valley
Ladakh: Stok Kangri Climb

Ladakh: Stok Kangri Climb

15 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,365.00

A rarely trodden route through the Indian Himalaya to summit Stok Kangri, a 6000m peak

  • Conquer a 6000m (20,000ft) peak
  • Enjoy panoramic vistas over the Indian Himalaya and Karakorum
  • Sleep in remote wild camps
  • Trek amidst towering rock cathedrals and over high passes
Festivals & Villages of Ladakh

 Festivals & Villages of Ladakh

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,045.00

Discover the unique culture, wildlife and traditions of the Indian Himalaya in winter

  • Attend a masked dance festival
  • Stay in traditional Ladakhi homes
  • Enjoy gentle walks amidst the Himalaya
  • Spot wonderful winter wildlife
Darjeeling, Sikkim & the Singalila Ridge

Darjeeling, Sikkim & the Singalila Ridge

15 days Excl. flights From
USD $1,985.00

A classic Northern India trek, from tea hills to Himalayan vistas

  • Trek a classic route along the Singalila Ridge
  • See 4 of the 5 highest peaks on Earth
  • Drive through jungles and tea plantations
  • Visit traditional villages and monasteries
Trails of Ladakh

Trails of Ladakh

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $1,935.00

A cultural trek through remote villages and fertile valleys of the spectacular Indian Himalaya

  • Experience the rich culture of 'Little Tibet'
  • Enjoy spectacular multi-coloured landscapes
  • See the monasteries along the Indus Valley
  • Meet the locals as you trek through villages
Cycling India's Hill Stations

 Cycling India's Hill Stations

16 days Excl. flights From
USD $1,825.00

A superb point to point ride taking us through a huge variety of scenery and the endless variety of India

  • Ride the backroads of the mighty Himalaya
  • Marvel at the Golden Temple in Amritsar
  • Cycle across the Jalori Pass (3223m)
Three Peaks of Ladakh

 Three Peaks of Ladakh

17 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,585.00

Remote Ladakh trek to summit three peaks of the Indian Himalaya

  • Climb a 6000m Himalayan peak
  • Discover ancient Buddhist monasteries
  • Experience high plateaux and mountain vistas
Nanda Devi & Milam Glacier

 Nanda Devi & Milam Glacier

17 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,125.00

Trek through small villages along an ancient trade route in India's Kumaon region

  • Explore untouched mountain settlements
  • Camp at Nanda Devi East Base Camp
  • Cross gorges, meadows and high plateau
  • Trek to the terminus of the Milam Glacier
Manali to Leh Ride

Manali to Leh Ride

17 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,475.00

The ride of your life - cycle six passes amidst the breathtaking Indian Himalaya!

  • Ride six spectacular Himalayan passes
  • Enjoy a fantastic 2000m descent to Leh
  • Admire ancient Buddhist monasteries
  • Camp amidst beautiful mountain scenery
In Search of the Snow Leopard

In Search of the Snow Leopard

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,475.00

Chance to see the rare and elusive Snow Leopard amidst the snowcapped Indian Himalaya

  • Wonderful winter walking in Ladakh
  • Chance to see the rare and elusive Snow leopard
  • Spend a day at a monastic festival
  • Visit Ladakh when it is cut off from the rest of the world
Ladakh: The Markha Valley

Ladakh: The Markha Valley

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $1,935.00

A classic trek in the Indian Himalaya; fertile valleys, high passes and Ladakhi villages

  • Enjoy a classic trek in 'Little Tibet'
  • Trek through spectacular gorges, valleys and over mountain passes
  • Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries
  • Camp in the wild Indian Himalaya
Little Tibet & the Himalaya

Little Tibet & the Himalaya

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,105.00

An active adventure to the Indian Himalaya to discover the beauty of Ladakh

  • Trek and camp in the Himalaya
  • Enjoy rafting on the Indus and cycling
  • Discover remote villages and colourful Buddhist monasteries
  • Visit a Donkey Sanctuary in Leh

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