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Northwest Indian Himalaya
The Himalaya in northwest India is a place of striking tranquillity that offers spectacular scenery and fascinating culture. From the lush Manali Kulu Valleys to the stunning high mountain passes of the Garhwal, it’s no surprise that it is an area much adored by walkers and trekkers alike.
Known as one of the most beautiful regions of the Himalaya, Garhwal encompasses alpine trails through flowered meadows and traditional Hindu villages together with the unmistakeable views of Nanda Devi, Lamet and Trisul. One of Garhwals most celebrated treks is the Curzon’s Trail that follows in the footsteps of Lord Curzon, who reached Kuari Pass in 1905, later followed by Shipton and Tilman on their way to Nanda Devi. Surprisingly the trail still remains relatively remote passing just a few pilgrims, local shepherds and only the occasional trekker.
Beyond the mountains though, there are many other scenic and cultural wonders to discover such as the dazzling Golden Temple at Amritsar, the lovely kangri villages, the stunning Himalayan foothills and the colonial charm of Shimla. Our Gentle Walking, Indian Hill Stations & the Golden Temple holiday is a fantastic way to see all of these cultural sights by foot with an incredibly varied itinerary including visits to Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries, hot springs, and handicraft centres.View our holidays here