We often tend to believe that a trip to the Himalayas is
only for those who are supremely fit and agile and rest of us, the lesser
mortals, have no chance whatsoever to do anything that can even remotely be
called an adventure tour. We also ten to think that the only thing that you
can do in the Himalayan region is scale its peaks and if you are not a
mountaineer, you have no business to be in the Himalayas. But the truth, in
fact, is far from it as anybody with a desire to travel off the beaten track
in the Himalayas can go for a Himalayan Jeep Safari. It's just that you
should be aware of the place you are going to and know the pros and cons of
it. Once you are through with the preparation, you can just launch yourself
into the safari wholeheartedly and just go with the broad framework in which
you have planned your trip. Some of the most popular regions for the Jeep
Safaris are Lahaul and Spiti, Ladakh, Kinnaur, Garhwal and Kumaon. Sometimes
the jeep safaris throw open some of the most unusual of tourism destinations
which were not known to other tourists and even tour operators.
The Perfect Conveyance in Himalayas
jeep is the perfect conveyance for you in the Himalayas as it can easily
withstand these rugged and exciting terrains in the mighty heights of the
Himalayas. The jeeps take you right into the heart of the Himalayas while
going through the most difficult of terrains, some of the highest of passes,
close to many glaciers and some exceedingly beautiful high altitude lakes.
Through jeeps you can explore areas which you would otherwise reach only
after days of trekking.
Jeep Safaris in the Trans Himalayan Region
The trans Himalayan regions which are an arid high altitude desert are
ideal to wake up the explorer within you. The mountains which are sculpted
by forces of nature provide the right environment to keep you on the edge of
your seats. The areas which you can visit during this safari are Ladakh,
Zanskar, Lahaul and Spiti Valley and the surrounding areas. For example, if
you are visiting Leh, then the visit to Pangong lake is a must. Let us
assure you, all your cameras are going to be overworked throughout this
» Pangung Tso Lake :
There is very sparse habitation
in the region and very little transport. You will not be allowed by the army
to stay here for more than couple of hours.
» Tso Moriri Lake :
Since there is no public
transport to this place, the only way you can visit here is through a jeep
safari, though the landscape is more than worth the effort.
Jeep Safaris in Uttaranchal
Kumaon and Garhwal regions offer some of the most spectacular Jeep Safari
opportunities, for the beauty of the place would compel you to explore the
areas that others previously thought were out of bounds.
» Garhwal and Kumaon :
Uttaranchal is special for
the tourists, as the region is spellbinding till the last kilometre. Kumaon
is somewhat easier for the jeep safaris whereas Garhwal poses more of a
challenge for the adventurers.
Things to Keep in Mind
First things first, you must always be accompanied by careful drivers so
that they can negotiate difficult roads through streams or steep tracks
easily. Other necessities are a kitchen crew to provide you good quality
meals and a guide who knows the mountains inside out.