Adventure Tourism in Eastern Himalaya
The North East of India is an excellent destination for adventure tourism. Its geographical diversity and pristine nature enables all tastes to be catered for. From the daunting Himalayan peaks in the north to the dense rain forests of Dooars and Assam, it is variety that is as bewildering as it is diverse.
Then there is the serenity of horse safaris or a trip on the mountain bike. You can also take a trip among the age-old monasteries on a mission of rediscovering yourself.
Himalayan peaks and slopes, with its dense tropical forests providing diverse fauna and flora provides you with the most exciting of sports and adventure imaginable. These facilities are available almost round the year and at very affordable prices.
In summer the focus is on the mountains, with their salubrious climate and breathtaking views, in winter it is the huge rain forests that attract the adventure lovers although both these locations have their attractions in the other seasons as well.
You could always take time off from your trek to dip in the raging rapids of the Teesta. Rafting here is safe yet sizzling. Nine to twelve rafters can sit in a raft which is a long inflatable rubber dinghy. The accessories include, life saving equipment, oars and sometimes a safety kayaker who follows the raft.
Most rafting tours are soft adventures where leisure tourists participate in half an hour to one hour rafting program. Teesta is the preferred site for rafting programs. naturebeyond has expertise in organising special rafting programs in Teesta as well as other rivers. Kameng / Jia Bhorali river in Assam Arunachal boarder as well as some smaller rivers in Dooars and Assam can be attractive destination for rafting tour programs. These tours are organised on a total customisation basis as per requirement. more
The main attraction of the summer months is trekking and camping. Trekkers with a reasonable degree of physical fitness, without any prior experience, can manage the altitude that ranges from 6000 to 16000 feet above sea level. The Himalayan foothills are ideal for jungle treks and camps throughout the year.
This is the best way to visit the region. Mountain Biking is fast catching up as one of the major adventure sports of the region. It gives the biker the freedom to reach the offbeat and uncharted places. naturebeyond is a piorneer in organising Mountain Biking tours to North East India. We have spread our wings even beyond North East to organise Biking trips in Ladakh and Beyond. Most Mountain Biking tours are totally customised according to guest requirement. We have also organised biking trips for school groups and corporates.
The region is ideal for camping. The purpose and fun of camping varies from student nature camp to more thrilling adventure camp and others. The options are unlimited. naturebeyond conducts camps on a regular basis for its guests.
Safaris can be on jeeps, on two wheelers or on horseback. Although jeep safari are more common, horse safaris and motorbike safaries are becoming more and more popular in parts of Darjeeling and Sikkim. You are taken through thickly wooded hills and colourful villages in these trips.
Mountaineering is the ultimate challenging sport. The Himalayan state of Sikkim offers some of the best climbable mountains in the world. Climbing rocks is a most challenging task; some call it a vertical dance while others see it as the ultimate way to test yourself.
Trekking in Himalaya Trekking is the main attraction for adventure lovers in the region. The trekking season is roughly from September to mid June with the winter months constituting a relatively lean period. The monsoon season is not the best ... [+]
Rafting in Eastern Himalaya White water rafting was introduced in Darjeeling hills in the year 1991. Since then the sport has come a long way and has gained tremendous popularity. As a result, several private organisations have set up ... [+]
Camping in Eastern Himalaya Camping as a recreational and travel activity has been very popular in the western world. In India the trend of participating in camps specially among children is fast catching up. Large number of camps are organised ... [+]