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Mountain Passes in India

Discussion in 'Trekking and Mountaineering' started by RitvikChopra, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. RitvikChopra

    RitvikChopra New Member

    My friends and I are planning a trip to India and while our stay there we would like to go trekking and to cycle somewhere in the mountain regions. We have a month, and a half stay in India, so we have enough time for both of these activities as well as some sightseeing.

    Our final destination has not been decided yet, and we first need to know what mountain passes in India are suitable for trekking and cycling.
    Our first preference is to be somewhere in North India but it is not necessary.

  2. Shiv

    Shiv Member

    As you have mentioned North India is your preference for the destination, I am going to provide details of some mountain passes in North India where you can trek and cycle. On these treks, you will be able to see some beautiful views of the mountains and nature and also be near tourist attractions which you can visit.

    Trekking in the Mountains

    Dhumdhar Kandi Pass - This is in the Garhwal area of Uttaranchal

    Parang La - This trekking region connects Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh

    Karakoram Pass - This is said to be one of the difficult yet when completed most memorable treks for any trekker

    Phirtse La - This is another trek which is in Ladakh. This trek goes through the Manali and Leh highway which is a delight for many

    Monirang Pass - This trek takes you through the Kinnaur and Lahaul & Spiti area

    Sin La - This trek is in the Uttarakhand region which stars from Pithoragarh

    Cycling in the mountains

    Leh to Khardung La - This route for cycling is on the highest motorable road in the world

    Manali to Spiti Valley - This is a difficult trek but worth when it is finished as you reach the highest village in the world

    Zanskar Trail - This route is a high trail one and goes through some fabulous terrains

    You can also get some information from the treks in Himachal Pradesh thread and also have a read of trek for beginners in Himalayas if you are looking for an easy trek.