Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mountain Highs (See the Himalayas from a different perspective, on a paragliding tour or on new walking trails)

One exhilarating way to scale the peaks with minimum effort is with Himalayan Sky Safaris (, which launches paragliding trips across the Dhauladhar range, Custom-design your trip or do the 45km glide to Dharamsala, spending the night at White Haven.
Wild front ( has taken advatages of a new Bhutan-india crossing by introducing a cultural tour on which visitors can walk from the town of Paro (8,300 ft above sea level) to Thrimphu, Wangdue and Trongsa, across the border and on to New Delhi or Mumbai. Bhutan is also one of the five Himalayan countries covered by the Great Himalaya Trail, a 4,500 km route that also takes in Nepal, China and Pakistan. The Nepal section of the trail will launch with guidebook writer and mapper.