Himachal Pradesh

To keep you spellbound with enchanting treks up in the mountains, we have allied with Indian Himalayan Excursions, Manali.

Mountains, rivers and valleysa��these are the dominating geographical features of the picturesque and charming state of Himachal Pradesh. Nature has been partial to this state. High peaks looking down at their reflection in mountain streams, green pastures and flower-laden meadows, fairy-tale townsa�� Explore the land of eternal snow peaks, valleys and monasteries – a land bestowed with ancient and picturesque villages gives you a familiarity of the rich culture and tradition of the a�?valley of godsa�?.

You have a choice from over 20 circuit routes.A� Tours can be customized to suit your interests including families with young children.

 

Best season:

Manali and surrounding area : April to June & September to November

Kangra Valley: April to June & September to November

Leh and Zanskar (Ladakh): July & August

 

Climate

There is great diversification in the climatic conditions of Himachal due to variation in elevation (450-6500mtrs). It varies from hot and sub-humid tropical (450-900mtrs) in the southern Low tracts, warm and temperate (900-1800mtrs), cool and temperate (1900-2400mtrs) and cold alpine and glacial (2400-4800mtrs) in the northern and eastern high mountain ranges.

The year is divided into three seasons. Cold (October to February), hot (March to June) and rainy (July to September). By October, nights and mornings are very cold. Snowfall at elevations of about 3000mtrs is about 3mtrs and lasts from December to March. About 4500mtrs, is perpetual snow.

The main season is the spring from mid- Feb to March-April. The air is cool and fresh. Colourful flowers adorn the valleys, forest slopes and meadows. In the hill stations, the climate is pleasant and comfortable.

The rains start at the end of June. The entire landscape becomes green and fresh. Streams begin to swell and springs are replenished. The heavy rains in July and August cause damage to erosion, floods and landslides.

Dharamsala has the highest rainfall of 3400mm. Spiti is the driest area (below 50mm rainfall) being enclosed by high mountains on all sides.