Himalayas and Kumaon
whispering pines echo down the valleys of Garhwal, in the
eastern Himalaya, the Gods seem to talk to you. They surely
live here. Imagination strains to be deciphered while
legends seem to come alive.
A land of sylvan beauty, with rich deep forests of
century old cedars and cyprus and where folklore that sound like love songs blessed
with the gentle art of persuasion to trek this fabulous
land. Sleepy villages churn out woolens on their looms
while blood red, rhododendrons sway with the gentle
breeze, Each campsite is idllyic in setting while the night
sounds lull you to sleep. To your left left and to your
right , lofty mountain snows beckon you to make your
resolutions and temples remind you of colourful mythology.
Spring blossoms give way to vivid green in summer and on
to ochre, rust and brown in autumn.
This ethereal beauty grows on you and likens itself to
song of an oriole, and the hymns sung to watchful Gods.
The Kumaon hills are among the most beautiful in
the Himalayas. Low altitude treks abound, while further
north; the massifs of Nanda Devi have beckoned
mountaineers for years. The scope for trekking is immense
from short walks to the ambitious and arduous glacial
treks,. The diversity is staggering and legion.