Those mountain trekkers who are in search of top getaways to Himalayas can go into different Himalaya regions of South Asia. Beyond the spectacular Himalayan scenery, the following getaways to Himalayas are fully laden with cultural encounter, adventurous trekking, insight into Himalayan flora and fauna, and the traditional way of people.
Annapurna Circuit Trek
The Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the most popular getaways in the Himalayas. The circuit trek takes the mountain lovers around the entire Annapurna massif reaching the Zenith at Thorong La Pass (5,416m). The entire trip helps trekkers to map out the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge, Annapurna I (8,09m), and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) peak. Adding to this, it will also be the getaways for encircling Manang, Muktinath, and the fabulous mountain views from the summit of Poon Hill (3,210m). The trek also lets to experience cultural and natural diversity at the foothills of the Annapurna Himalaya range.
The Dhaulagiri trek, another top getaway to Himalayas, passes through cultivated fields, and high Himalayan passes to reach the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. The awesome trek walking through the Himalayan glaciers enjoying the company of spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Thorong peak, Annapurna and Kali Gandaki River gorge helps the trekkers to encounter with semi-wild yak herds, mountain sheep, and ethnic diversity of the remote valleys of the region.
The Manaslu trek walking in the mountain trails of Nepal Himalayas brings a traveler in the beautiful Manaslu region. The getaways to Himalayas rewards the chance of enjoying the magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eight tallest mountains in the world, coupled with a chance to witness the rich local heritage and biological diversity of the region. While trekking forth, the trip reaches the ‘Larkya La Pass’ which is widely believed to be one of the most dramatic Himalayan passes.
Everest Base Camp Trek
The Everest Base Camp trek is the grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas. Trekking through the Everest region offers astounding mountain views, and opportunities to get a glimpse into the life of world famous climbers (the Sherpas). The trek further offers the opportunities to go sightseeing around the Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site that is home to a variety of Himalayan floras and faunas, to get a closer look at the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world, and, of course, the most gratifying of them all, the trip to Everest Base Camp itself.
The Helambu trek passes through thick mountain forests with great Himalayan views near Kathmandu valley. The Helambu region remains relatively un-spoilt. Besides the Hyolmo culture of high mountain people, the company of green rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, and snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of most diverse treks in Nepal. At the end of the trip, trekkers also trek through some beautiful rice terraces and a number of splendid Buddhist monasteries.
Jomsom Muktinath Trek
The Jomsom Muktinath trek explores the hundreds of years old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the different landscapes in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek through the Annapurna region ascends through rice terraces and villages inhabited by the indigenous people, mostly the Gurungs. The trek gets interesting in Tatopani where trekkers will have the opportunity to relax in natural hot springs! Then the mountain journey passes through Jomsom and Kagbeni, the entry point of the Upper Mustang Region to arrive at the holy Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath (3800m). At the most, it will be a top getaway for watching the panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks in the region.
Upper Mustang Trek
The Upper Mustang trek is such a lovely trek that offers a spectacular trekking into the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area with Tibetan cultural influence. The trek is also categorized as a top getaway to Himalaya due to its coverage of exploring the thousand years of an old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the different landscapes of Annapurna region. Apart from witnessing the culture of Lo-Mangthang Valley, the trek also offers the chance of seeing an almost treeless barren landscape and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks.
Lower Dolpo Trek
The Lower Dolpo trek passes through Shey-Phoksundo National Park with spectacular mountain scenery, Buddhist monasteries and yak caravans in the Dolpa region of the Nepal Himalayas. This remote mountain trek is suitable for real adventurers wishing for an off-the-beaten-path experience. The Dolpa region lies further north from the Dhaulagiri Range in the rain shadow of the Himalayas – reflected in the colorful barren slopes of the mountains where the play of light and shadow is a perpetual fascinating spectacle. Because of the trek’s remoteness and cultural attraction of the region, it becomes ever a fascinating getaway to the Himalaya.
Explore Lhasa Trip
The Explore Lhasa trip, the top getaway to Himalayas, covers the most popular landmarks of Lhasa such as the Dalai Lama’s Potala and Norbulingka Palaces, the Tibet Museum and Barkhor Bazaar. Besides this, the trip also visits a number of impressive Tibetan monasteries in Lhasa like Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery and Jokhang Temple. They are all amazing monasteries with a history and religious relevance of their own. This trip also takes the travelers further to the outskirts of Lhasa where they visit the 15th century Ganden Monastery and explore the Drayerpa Cave.
The Bhutan tour provides a chance to get acquainted with Bhutan’s rich culture and landscape. In doing so, the tour discovers major Bhutanese townships of Paro, Thimpu, Punakha and explore its beautiful cultural landmarks. Of course, it will too be a Himalayan getaway as the travelers constantly get the company of the amazing Bhutanese landscapes.