Holidays to the Himalayas
The Himalayas are a spiritual land that embody both Hinduism and Buddhism and represent the might and beauty that nature can give. Unforgettable holiday memories in areas of India’s most north eastern and western regions, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and Myanmar with the epic landscapes of the world’s highest mountain range.
Himalayan Footsteps® specialise the most inspiring and wonderful luxury escorted tours, treks and adventures in the Himalayas.
Since the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, over 60 years ago, the Himalayas have become far more accessible to walkers and trekkers. We offer this amazing region’s best treks, across Nepal, India, Tibet, Bhutan, and even Burma.
Many assume walking in the Himalayas is only for rugged types who enjoy roughing it. That was true in 1953, when Everest was first climbed and trekking tourism didn’t exist. Now there are new ways to experience the region: luxury lodges for those looking to take in the views with a bit of comfort; treks that focus as much on culture as scenery; and new lodges and homestays for those who want to relax and get beneath the surface of Himalayan life.
The Himalayas is a paradise for different types of adventure activities. The sheer variety is amazing! Ranging from mountaineering & trekking, skiing, skating, white water rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, paragliding, off-road driving and more this one of the most attractive destinations for adventure sports not only in the world. Not just for trekking, so whatever your interest our personal tailor-made service is designed to allow you to build your own adventure.
There are many beliefs in Himalayan culture, one is that there is a Yeti prowling the mountain range, the size of a man, walks upright, has an ape-like face and is covered in reddish-brown hair. It is also known as the “abominable snowman” there have been sightings above and below the snow line.
Yaks are synonymous to life at high altitudes, like in the Himalayas. You are likely to encounter them trekking where they are used as carriers on the trail.The yaks are easy to spot, they can be up to two meters tall and up to a metric tonne in weight. They look like hairy cows and have large curved horns that can grow as long as forty inches. Most meals are cooked on a traditional yak dung stove. Yak milk is full of goodness and high-energy. Yak meat is high in protein, contains only one-sixth of the fat of beef.
Luxury In The Himalayas
This region has so much to offer, from simple stone cabins to a glamorous spa, the most remote hotels in the Himalayas have one thing in common – tranquillity. Many people are rediscovering luxury in its very absence: that simple cottage in the middle of nowhere, for example, which no one knows about, where birds still sing and flowers grow wild and where there is no telephone to bother you.
There are few places on earth more virtuous than the Himalayas.