Tourism and Adventure sports in Himalayas

Rock Climbing Himachal PradeshHimachal Pradesh offers a wide range of adventure sport activities. The diverse landscape and difficult terrains engage people to engage in the land and water sports. The snow covered peaks of the Himalayas are perfect for popular adventure sports in Himachal Pradesh such as trekking, angling, mountaineering, paragliding and many more. In order to quench my thirst for the adventure freak within me, I decided to go for

Besides cultural beauty and scenic views, the top adventure sports in the Himachal are:

Trekking- There are exclusive campgrounds for trekkers in the lower ranges of Kangra valley and Kullu; Kinnaur, Lahaul, Spiti and Chail are popular trekking regions. The best season for trekking is from May to October. You can take the help of a guide for your trekking route.

Golfing- It is among the older adventures in Himachal especially in Shimla and Kullu district. Shimla has one of the oldest golf course in the world. Naldehra Golf Ground, is a nine-hole course with par 68 and is known to be one of the most challenging golf course in India. The favorable time for golfing is from April to June. All the equipments and guides are available at the various golf link clubs.

River Rafting Himachal Pradesh

Paragliding- The paragliding site at Bir Billing in Kangra district is the best in the world. Bir is a beautiful village while Billing offers for high altitude and cross country flights. Bilaspur, Kangra, Kullu and Pabbar Valley are great spots for paragliding. The best time for the sport is from March to May.

Rafting- Himachal’s snow fed rivers offers amazing opportunity for white water rafting. It is best done in summers when the rivers are filled with water and also provides it the enough speed. Rivers such as Satluj, Ravi, Beas, Chandrabhaga are ideal for rafting.

The call of the mountains is simply alluring. Manali forms the core region for mountaineering in Himalayas. There are a number of training institutes that teach this activity.

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New Zealand

2006-09-02 22:57:26 by guy-from-another-forum

It will be midsummer there. There are beaches but nobody gives a crap about what you look like in a swimsuit. It is very relaxed and there is a lot to do.
You could do the Bay of Islands for beaches, sailing, big game fishing or scuba diving.
Or Auckland is good for a city vacation. City stuff, go to the museum and aquarium, go up the volcanoes, out on the ferries to the vineyards on Waiheke Island or the bird sanctuary on Tiritiri Island, out to the west coast side for big surf, scenery and solitude.
Rotorua/Waitomo Caves/Taupo loop for adventure sports and the geothermal tourism stuff, hiking, or trout fishing


2006-11-02 20:47:38 by --

I'd go for Peru, myself. Chile next. But definitely, need more details to give any helpful input. Argentina was less interesting to me than I expected -- I think Buenos Aires is probably pretty great if you want a city experience, but then I'm not sure how much there is for you outside of that. (Having said that, I haven't been to Bariloche, and would still plan to. But only as a side to a mostly-Chile expedition.) Costa Rica is great, but also has a seriously tourism-driven economy, and is really best if you want to do adventure tours/sports or just completely relax. Peru and Chile I like because there are just lots of options, at least as long as you don't crave a metropolis and want more culture, outdoors, whatever

Information about Nepal

2011-04-05 02:54:41 by advmaypoletreks

Nepal is a land of unparalleled scenic beauty located within one of the most diverse geographical areas on earth. Nestled high in the Himalayas between China and India, it has retained its essentially agrarian and medieval character. Its wondrous history and geography are still the defining aspects of everyday life.
Since Nepal first opened its frontiers to foreign visitors in the fifties, it has been the epicenter of Himalayan adventure activities. Climbing and trekking holidays in Nepal Himalaya has become highly sought after adventure sports throughout the world soon after the advent of tourism culture

Going to Peru? Ask a Native tour operator.

2006-08-01 17:43:25 by CuscoExpert

My family is from Cusco, Peru. (Your destination in order to visit Machu Pichu). I've lived in the SF Bay Area for fifteen years and I go to Peru at least once a year. This is my third year organising tours to Cusco and Machu Picchu. Because tourism is the main industry in Cusco most of my family and friends have been involved in tourism for many years. This gives me an insider look, and puts me in a great position to get the best values.
Cusco is one of my favorite travel destinations. There is something interesting for every body. Great history, magnificent architectural complexes, wonderful arts and crafts, beautiful music, exotic customs and traditions,unique scenery and wildlife, varied and exciting adventure sports, as well as a fun night life

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  • Avatar danno Does anyone know of any adventure tourism companies that offer affordable rates based in Lima Peru?
    May 13, 2011 by danno | Posted in Peru

    Extreme sports and such?

    • Depending in which part of peru would you like to stay or at least pass a considerable time, the companies based in Lima do you really want to spent time in lima , I think there is not too much to see in lima, I think you have to know Machu Picchu Peru, there are lots of adventure tourism companies there in Cusco I recommend check the address in the web site to know if they are a local tour company as well as you will find afforable rates .