Adventure of Mountaineering and Ice Climbing

Author: Aprana Singh

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Want to climb the towering steeps of snow, then visit India. The Himalayan ranges in the country is a perfect place for adventure lovers. The revered Himalayan stretch is adorned with bountiful physical and cultural wonder. The sky touching snow peaks, thick forested mountain slopes is a nice place to experience mountaineering. Therefore, its high time to explore the unexplored beauty of the planet.

Mountaineering and Climbing Destinations:

Nanda Devi and Kanchenjunga attracts climbers from far and wide. A climb at the breath-taking ranges of Garhwal(Uttarakhand), Zanskar(Jammu and Kashmir), Kullu & Lahul(Himachal Pradesh) and the eastern Himalayan ranges of Sikkim & Darjeeling is a million dollar achievement.


The mountain ranges of Stok receives heavy snowfall during winter season and hence become an excellent spot for ice climbing. It is situated across the Indus River to the south of Leh and trekkers need at least two days to discover its scattered beauty. Some popular areas for the adventurers are Stok Kangri at 6,150m, Gulap Kangri at 5,900m, Mashiro Kangri at 7,537m and Kantaka at 5,275m.

Suru and Zanskar:

The spectacular location demands expert climbers. The best experience comes in with exploring the route to Nun Kun Massif. The approachable areas Kargil-Padum Road, Tangole, Parkutse along the Kangri Glacier and Suru River.

Pir Panjal:

Enthusiast climbers can check out the lofty ranges to Pir Panjal. It is situated south of the Himalayas and en route one can enjoy the scenic view of Kashmir.

Other places meant for mountaineering and ice-climbing are Manali & Hanuman Tibba( Himachal Pradesh) and Gulmarg & Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.

Useful tips for Winter Sport Lovers:

Adventure task demands preparation. Do carry luggage including map, compass, extra pair of woolen clothes, knife, sunglasses, first-aid box, torchlight with extra batteries, water bottle and sun-screen lotion.

Before proceeding for the adventure programs, check out the climatic condition and equipments to be used.

Check if you are physically and mentally fit, because climbing icy mountains need an energetic move.

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A traveler and a professional writer working in one of the renowned firms in Gurgoan

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