Winters are here! As temperatures drop around the country, parts of North India are soon getting ready to face a snowfall. For adventure enthusiasts, winter is an exciting time. To make a trek to snow-clad mountain tops while fighting biting cold weather gives a thrill of its own.
Here is a list of some exciting winter tours that can be done in & under 5K.
Trek to Chalal & Kheerganga with Kasol Riverside Camping
Tour price – Rs. 3150
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Kasol, located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, is the starting point for the trip. This trek takes you through the astounding beauty of Parvati Valley. Kheerganga at 13,000 feet is the highest altitude being covered in this tour. The picturesque Parvati Valley is the ideal destination for those tourists who are tired of the daily grind of life. Surrounded by lush evergreen coniferous forests, the panoramic views are to die for.
The invigorating trek to Kheerganga is one of the highlights of this trip. Tourists will come across many cascading waterfalls on the route, including the serpent-shaped waterfall at Rudra Nag. They can take a relaxing bath at the hot spring at Kheerganga. Visit the two native villages of Pulga and Kalga, and get a chance to embrace the local culture and enjoy the mouthwatering cuisine of the region.
Desert Camping and Camel Safari @ Jaisalmer
Tour price – Rs. 4253
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Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the Great Indian Thar Desert in Rajasthan. It is fondly called as the Golden City. Thanks to the vast expanse of yellow sand all around, the city often glitters like gold under the sun’s harsh rays. During the winter, the Desert Festival takes place in Jaisalmer. It is a colorful extravaganza of fun, frolic, laughter, and adventure. The wealth of culture and traditions are displayed to the rest of the world.
Tourists can stay at desert camps in Dolat Garh. They can enjoy a camel ride, and then spend an evening listening to authentic folk music. Get a chance to experience authentic local cuisine with a gala Rajasthani dinner.
Paragliding at Bir Billing
Tour price – Rs. 4725
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Bir and Billing, two small villages lying in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, is one of the popular destinations for adventure tourism in India. It is the world’s second-highest natural paragliding spot. Tourists can enjoy a 40 minutes paragliding experience at a height of 2500 meters.
Bir Billing is the ‘Paragliding Capital of India’. Tourists take off at Billing at the height of 2400 meters. The landing site is at Bir, lying on an elevation of 1600 meters. It is located in the foothills of the Dhauladhar Range of Himalayas. The valley is surrounded by nature, mesmerizing landscapes and scenic views.
Bir is also home to a significant population of Tibetan refugee settlement. There are many Buddhist monasteries and a large stupa in the region. Tourists can get a chance to savor some Tibetan delicacies.
Mcleodganj and Triund Trek
Tour price – Rs. 3150
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Want to get away from the routine old life? An extended weekend trip to Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh seems like the perfect solution. Triund is a popular trekking spot, considered by many as one of the top adventure trips in India. Tourists are rewarded of a spectacular view of the Dhauladhar Mountains on one side and the Kangra valley on the other side from the top of the Triund Hill. The highest altitude being covered is 10,600 feet.
Tourists start their trek from Mcleodganj, passing through a mixed forest of oak, deodar and rhododendron trees. The last 1 km of the trek is popularly known as “22 curves” as it has 22 tiring curves before you finally reach Triund. While the climb may be taxing, the end result is very eye-pleasing. The panorama from the top of the hill is very awe-inspiring and exhilarating.
Rishikesh – River Rafting & Camping
Tour price – Rs. 2150
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Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is the Capital for Adventure Tourism in India. It is the best spot for white river rafting in India. It also has the highest bungee jumping platform in India. Adventure lovers visit this town again and again in search of some new thrills. The options include river rafting, bungee jumping, rappelling, kayaking, cliff jumping, rock climbing, zip lining and many more.
Tourists will be staying at the Shivpuri Camp in Rishikesh. They can undertake white water rafting for 16 km long from Shivpuri and return. They also have a chance to trek through the wild and dense forest of Shivpuri. There are also other activities like cliff jumping, body surfing, etc.
So what is there to wait for? Just call Kiros Travels and start packing your bags.