Holiday Travel Adventure Tours is a National Award Winning adventure travel company that offers the widest range of outdoor activities in India. Holiday Travel Adventures has been a pioner in adventure tours in India since 2010.We are based in Himachal Pradesh - India, which is home to many adventrous treks in Indian Himalayan Ranges.
We operate Through our largest network of offices across India, We provide range of adventures, from white water rafting, trekking, climbing, self drive jeep tours, mountain biking to wild life etc. We have exclusive lodges in hialayan ranges. These lodges hsve tastefuly decorated air-conditioned rooms, sit down dining. The Mountain Spa and even air-conditioned conferencing facilities. We also provide many Angling trips for famous Himalayan Trout and the mighty Mahaseer. Holiday Travel offers guided fishing trips and expeditions.
Trekking with Holiday Travel Adventures in India provides you option of Trekking to almost all Himalayan ranges.
Holiday Travel Adventures offers more than 200 treks in Ladakh, Himachal, Sikkim, Garhwal, Bhutan and Nepal. Lifestyle Adventure Let us customise an exclusive adventure program with comforts unheard of in adventure travel . Holiday Travel Adventures will put together an exciting tailor made adventure, just for you.
Safaris with Holiday Travel Adventures Self Drive Safaris Get behind the wheel of a 4x4 jeep or jump on to a Royal Enfield bike and explore the Himalayas or the Rajputana deserts with our experienced guides and state of the art equipment.
The Dhauladhar Circuit derives its name from the Dhauladhar peaks of Western Himalaya. It passes in the shadow of the mighty and majestic snow clad Dhauldhar ranges, which dominates the beautiful Kangra valley, dotted by flower filled meadows, temples, tea gardens and flocks of sheep.
This circuit covers Delhi - Chintpurni - Jwalamukhi - Kangra - Dalhousie - Khajjiar - Chamba - Dharamsala - Chamunda - Palampur - Jogindernagar - Delhi.Location : Dhauladhar Ranges, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh Highest Mountain Height : Hanuman Ka Tibba ( White Mountain) - 5639 meters ( 18500 feet) Average Mountain Height : 4500 meters to 5180 meters Heighest Trek Altitude: Average Trek Altitude : Known For : Himalayas, Treks, Flora & Fauna, Glaciers, Lakes Best Time to Visit : All year round Nearest Railway station : Pathankot Nearest Airport : Gaggal
The Dhauladhar range is a southern branch of the main Outer Himalayan chain of mountains. It rises spectacularly from the Indian plains to the north of Kangra and
Mandi. Dharamsala, the headquarters of Kangra district, lies on its southern spur in above the Kangra Valley, which divides it from Chamba.
The highest peak in the Dhauladhar range is the Hanuman Ka Tiba, or 'White Mountain' just behind Dharamsala, , about 5,639 m. or 18,500 ft. high. There are several peaks which are close to 5,180 m. or 17,000 ft in Dhauladhar Ranges. the Dhauladhar range is also known as the Outer Himalayas or Lesser Himalayas.
Dhauladhar Ranges start from Dalhousie at the northwest end of Himachal Pradesh and are spread through-out the Himachal state and end near Badrinath in Garhwal. About 90% of the Dhauladhars Ranges lie almost entirely in Himachal Pradesh.
Dhauladhars are distinctive in their typical dark granite rocky formations with a remarkably steep rise culminating in sharp streaks of snow and ice at the top of their crested peaks.
The Best View of Dhauladhars can be seen from the Kangra valley. The elevation of the Dhauladhars ranges widely from 3,500 m to nearly 6,000 m. From the banks of the Beas river in Kulu, the range curves towards the town of Mandi. Then, running north, it passes through Barabhangal, joins the Pir Panjal range and then moves into Chamba.
The Dhauladhars have a peculiar topography. Extremely rocky with a lot of granite, the flanks of the range contain a lot of slate stones (often used for the roofs of houses in the region), limestones and sandstones.
Trekking (Ascending) from any side is a tough business, given the near vertical incline. This calls for really tough trekking and mountaineering. There is very little habitation on the range given the harsh conditions. But meadows abound near the crest providing rich pastures for grazing where large numbers of Gaddi shepherds take their flocks. The top of the crest is buried under vast expanses of thick snow.
As a matter of fact, Triund - Ilaqua, approached from the hill station of McLeod Ganj, is the nearest and most accessible snow line in the Indian Himalayas. The range has rich flora and fauna and its exquisite beauty attracts mountain lovers who return many times over to savour the delightful trails and there are many of them.
Several peaks both virgin and scaled have drawn mountaineers from all over the world. Some of the well known Peaks in Dhauladhar are listed below :-Mun Peak (4610 m) near Dharamshala, Kailash (5655 m) in the sacred Manimahesh region, Gaurjunda (4946 m), near the Talang pass, which is also commonly referred to as the Dhauladhar Matterhorn, Christmas (4581 m), Toral (4686 m), Dromedary (4553 m), Riflehorn (4400 m), Lantern (5100 m), Arthur's Seat (4525 m), Camel (4520 m), Slab (4570 m)
Trekking in Dhauladhar Ranges are very popular and loved world wide, Because of its beauty, the friendliness of the Gaddi people who live on both sides of the range, and relatively easy access world wide.
Rafting Holiday Travel Adventures pioneered white water rafting and kayaking in India. We run trips on more than 20 rivers across India and have led numerous first descents on many rivers including the mighty Bhramaputra (Tsang Po in Tibet).
Outbound Corporate Training A thousand feet above sea level, that sacrosanct client brief and the quarter-end presentation succumb to vertigo. Holiday Travel Adventures™ Outbound Training programs use an experiential approach to HR training & development.
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Wildlife Tour with Holiday Travel :- Enjoy the diversity of wild animals, birds and plants can be enjoyed in India's numerous National Parks. Holiday Travel wildlife tours use the best accommodation coupled with experienced naturalists
Pilgtrimage Tour With Trekking :- with For the pilgrim with an adventurous streak, visit the four sacred sites of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri with Holiday Travel Adventures.
Mountaineering with Holiday Travel :- Himalaya Climbing Headed by India's most celebrated mountaineer, Col. N. Kumar, Holiday Travel Adventures organises expeditions to some of the highest summits in the world, as well as expeditions for beginners and less experienced climbers from all over the world.
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This is one of the most spectacular treks in the region that takes one from the lush green Parvati valley in Kullu to the stark and barren Pin valley in Spiti. On the way is the high-altitude Maltalai lake and the Pin Parvati Pass. The trek’s route borders the Pin Valley National Park, known for sighting of the elusive snow leopards and the Great Himalayan National Park that is famous for sightings of rare Himalayan birds like the Western Tragopan.
This trek takes you to the beautiful Manimahesh Lake in the Chamba valley, at the foot of the 5656m Manimahesh Kailash peak, believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. The trek also takes you to the quaint town of Bharmaur, that’s surrounded by the Dhauladhar range. SEASON: Mid May – October MAX. ALTITUDE: 4966m.
Unexplored Darati Pass is the high altitude pass in the Pir- Panjal range, an interesting and adventurous trek. Darati Pass is a (15480 ft) high mountain pass in Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh, in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. It connects the Churah valley with the Pangi valleys of Himachal Pradesh. The pass is open from May to mid October. It is another route to the pangi other than Saach pass the gateway to the Pangi Valley.
Chandra Taal (meaning the Lake of the Moon), or Chandra Tal, is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 meters (14,100 ft) in the Himalayas. Mountains of screed overlook the lake on one side, and a magnificent cirque presents a view on the other. The name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. Situated in the Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh (India), Chandra Taal is a popular destination for trekkers and campers. The lake is accessible on foot only for few months in a year, from May to August. A vast meadows, is the camping site on the banks of the enchanting lake. During springtime, it is carpeted with hundreds of kinds of wild flowers. A clear stream of water flows out of the lake. During the day, the lake appears Prussian blue in color, and a greenish tinge appears towards the evening.
The lake is situated on a plateau (Samudra Tapu) overlooking the Chandra River which originates from a glacier near Bara-lacha-la.
The Kali Cho Pass is, arguably, the toughest pass in Himachal Pradesh. It stands at an approximate height of 4980 meters and only gaddi’s [shepherds] or hardcore trekkers walk over this pass. Even the villagers of the nearby villages prefer a bus over this pass because of its extremely tough gradient.
Kali Cho is comprised of two words: Kali for the Goddess Kali (Bhawani/BhadraKaali) and Cho means a waterfall.
Located in Kinnaur Valley of Himachal Pradesh state of India, Mount Kinner Kailash (6050 m) is listed among one of the five mount Kailash. This place is believed to be the home of Load Shiva from where he regulates the Universe. Earlier, the Parikrama to this holy place was about 200 kms, but now the path has been cut short for the convenience of the pilgrims. The Parikrama or circumambulation at this place starts from Kalpa via Triung valley and back to Kalpa via Sangla valley.
Mount Kinner Kailash holds a religious significance among the Hindus because of the huge "SHIVA LINGAM", which is a 79 feet vertical rock formation that looks like a Shivlinga. This rock formed representation of Lord Shiva believes to change its colors throughout the day. Kinner Kailash is counted among one of the legendary abodes of Lord Shiva. This trek is one of the toughest treks and best meant for spiritual and adventure passionate. Trekking to Kinner Kailash is very rewarding and challenging for experienced trekkers.
Kugti Pass is located near the scenic hamlet of Kugti at an altitude of around 5,050 m above sea level. Its part of the Pir Panjal range of Central Himalayas, and a perfect destination for trekkers. Ascending this pass, one can reach the Duggi Plain, a pasture land and an ideal camping ground. Standing at the summit, one can see the spectacular Manimahesh Kailash Peak and Dhauladhar ranges, and also the snow capped mountains beyond Lahul valley. At the base of the Kugti Pass, one can explore the Leah Cave.
The Bhaba (aka Bhapa Pass, Tarik or Tari Khango La) lies at the head of a beautiful alpine valley and marks the division between the forests of Himachal Pradesh and the arid expanse of Spiti. On the northern side of the pass you follow the Pin river to Mud and this route is often combined with the more demanding Parvati Pass route to/from Manali, thus the Pin Parvati trek.
The Bhaba Pass is non-technical but does require good knowledge of snow conditions. If you want to continue over Pin Parvati you will require an experienced team that knows the route as navigation can be tricky and ropes may be needed for crossing glaciers.
Start your trekking training early
Even if your planned trekking trip is 12 months away, it’s never too early to get started on your trek conditioning program. Look to build your strength and fitness gradually, giving your body time to adapt to the new demands that you are placing on it. That way you can enjoy your trek training and avoid risking injury by trying to do too much too soon.
Choose the correct footwear for your trek
Good quality and appropriate footwear for your trek and your walking training is essential. A supportive hiking shoe with ankle protection is important but beware of ankle cuffs that are too high as they can irritate the achilles tendon at the base of your calf. Look for an ankle cuff that is scooped away at the back. Make sure that your trekking boots are thoroughly broken in and your feet have bedded in — the time for blisters is now, not during your trek. When purchasing your boots, try to shop in the afternoon when your feet have expanded slightly so that you get the correct size.
Don’t forget your walking socks
With plenty of footwear focus, it’s easy to forget about the best type of socks to wear. The right boots with the wrong socks will ruin your tekking trip so when trying on boots, wear the same socks that you intend to use for your trek. Look for materials such as Coolmax that has sweat wicking properties or consider the new Gore-tex range that wick sweat away but are also waterproof.
Build leg strength with gym work
Leg strength will be key for your trek so in addition to walking training which will strengthen your legs, try and include either gym exercises such as leg presses and weighted squats, or lunges and bodyweight squats.
Build your walking training
Walking training will be the foundation of your training program and it is important to build steadily towards the sorts of distances that you will be doing on your trek. Initially, intersperse training days with rest days but as your fitness improves, look to include some ‘back-to-back’ training days, which will more closely replicate your actual trek.
Practice using your backpack
It’s likely that you’ll be carrying items such as food, drink, spare clothing and possibly more, so your choice of backpack is important. Look for models with adjustable chest and waist straps so that you can position it correctly on your back and also with external compression straps so that the load doesn’t shift. More specialist types have removable bladders for liquid consumption on the go, but remember that water and washing facilities may be limited, so sterilisation may be difficult. Practice using your backpack (loaded) as part of your training so that you are used to the weight and position.
Use walking poles
Walking poles make a big difference to your trek. Lightweight and telescopic, they ease the load on knees and thighs on descents and give you ‘two extra legs’ on steep climbs. They can also be used to help clear vegetation and have numerous uses in a campsite. Definitely one to try.
Hydrate yourself frequently when walking
Whether you are in a hot climate or not, your fluid requirements will increase significantly when trekking. Losses on the breath and from sweating will serve to reduce your blood volume, resulting in your heart having to work much harder. By the time you feel thirsty you will already be dehydrated so try and drink small, frequent quantities of water throughout the day. Carry out the urine test to monitor your hydration: a pale straw color indicates that you are well hydrated, anything darker means that you need to drink more.
Fuel your trekking
Similarly to hydration, your energy requirements will increase whilst you are trekking. Aim to eat small, frequent meals and snacks on the go to maintain energy levels. Depending on the part of the world, your favourite snack-type foods may not be plentiful, but fruit is frequently available which is easy to eat on the move and excellent for an energy boost. During your training, experiment with eating ‘on the go’, so that you get used to the feeling of food in your stomach when you are trekking.
Fit to trek
The fitter you are before you depart, the easier your trek will be. You will have spent a lot of time, effort (and probably money too!) to get to your trekking location, so it makes sense to get the most out of your trip by being in good shape and having suitable kit. By following the tips above, not only will you be well prepared for possibly a trip of a lifetime but you’ll get so much more out of your trekking experience.