Hi ho guys and gals,
I want to head up to the mountains pretty soon, doing Sikkim and probably some of the Northern Pradeshs. Looking more closely at many of the places i wanted to go they sem very heavily touristic, BASICALLY does anybody have any advice for any nice, maybe less visited places they recommend in the mountains.
If you visit Himachal Pradesh and Manali, then head of to a place called Naggar, a couple of hours drive. Theres a very small castle there and you can stay in the castle itself. You can go for some treks around...Its really an offbeat place with few tourists. Had found it perfectly relaxing. some pics in my photos
If you plan for Uttaranchal, you can visit Uttarkashi from where there are many trek paths. I had trekked to Doditaal & Darwa Top from there. some pics are there in my photos
If you visit Sikkim, then head for the North of Sikkim targetting Lachen,Yumthang Valley and Gurudongmar.The places are just amazing and out of the world. Journey to there will take time though. I had planned up to visit there in March but had to hop over to UK.
u can cover himachal pradesh first with places like shimla, manali , solang valley. Then if u really wanna have a rush of adrenaline and adventure head towards further north to Leh.
Mind u the land route from manali to leh is open only for 4 months from July to mid october. The road journey from manali to leh of 470km, passing through spectacular landscape is worth the pain. Once u reach Leh u have 2 important excursions....one to Nubra Valley and other to Pangong Lake.. the road to Nubra valley passes through Khardung-La, the highest motorable road in the road at almost 6000metres. Pangong lake at an altitude of 4200m is a beautiful lake which is 120Kms, half of which is in India and the rest in China.... Some of the landscape was so barren and bizzare that it appeared we r travelling on moon.
Tell me if u need more info