Our ancestors left the trees and learned to walk about three million years ago. And since then he has found few activities as pleasurable, as joyful.
The Himalayas offer unlimited opportunities to experience not only the natural beauty but also the unique cultures, which thrive there. Having treks all across the width of the Indian Himalayas, there is a variety to choose from.
We are of the opinion that the best place for hiking in the world is the Himalayas. Grave towering sentinels of the Indian subcontinent, they are a limitless storehouse of wisdom, natural bounty and unique cultural heritages.
The trekking season is best between May and October in the Western Himalaya and from October to April in the Eastern Himalaya. You will be warmly hosted by our friendly crew who set up comfortable camping tents using only the best - North Face, Mountain Hardware, Wild Country, Vango. The local guides or trek escorts are people from the area and engage with the local communities to enhance your experience in understanding the rural communities and folklore.
Questrails has experience of each of the areas that we send you to, explored the intricacies of your journey first-hand, and now offer this magic to you.
Ladakh: This is one of the most exotic places in the world. This frontier land gives you the choice of the lunar landscape of a cold desert peppered with towering brown and purple mountains, miles and miles of purple heather, and of course rich green valleys which seem like a sea of Marigolds.
Uttarakhand – Garhwal and Kumaon: In Hindu Mythology this is one of the holiest lands of all them all. One visit will tell you why. The towering mountains, freshwater springs bubbling down the hills, wildflowers growing in all colours of the rainbow and numerous temples dotted in the most unlikely and inaccessible places make every inch of this land a joy to discover.
Himachal Pradesh: The word literally means clad in snow. So true of the mountains which are always on the horizon. On top of that there are forests of Deodhar and Pine, fruit orchards, buttercup and rhododendron.
Bhutan: Easily one of the most mysterious lands in this planet, this mountain kingdom is like the fabled Shangri-La, its secrets hidden from the view of the world by the inaccessible Himalayas. Step into this country and you travel centuries in the past. Exploring the unique culture of this kingdom is an experience you will treasure for the rest of your life. Of course there are verdant valleys, waterfalls, lakes and meadows in plenty to keep the nature lover occupied.
Nepal: 8 of the 10 tallest mountains in the word can be found in this small kingdom. Of course, this is just scratching the surface. Nepal has a lot to offer for the avid trekker. A unique culture a huge diversity of landscapes, from the glacial heights to the terai, a wild hodgepodge of religions and customs… and of course wildlife at its wildest.