Indian Himalaya

The Himalaya is the world's mightiest mountain system, containing nine of Earth's ten highest peaks and stretching more than 2,500 km (1,500 mi) across India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and Pakistan. Long associated with great adventurers and mountaineers, this is a region like no other: remote, majestic and romantic.

For the people of the Indian Himalaya, the mountain range continues to dominate their lives as it has always done, and marks the divide between three of Asia's most important religions - Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. It's the combination of awe-inspiring wilderness, ancient cultures and deep spirituality that makes this region so special.

Trek deep into the heart of the Nanda Devi, a secluded and seldom-visited region filled with lush forests, traditional Hindu villages and wildflower-filled meadows framed by a backdrop of sacred peaks.

Experience charming Shimla, the former summer capital of British India and a quintessential Indian hill-station; or sip Kashmiri tea onboard a traditional houseboat on Srinagar's tranquil Nagin Lake.

Cycle from Manali to Leh, an outstanding two-day journey that crosses some of the world's highest mountain passes and offers breathtaking Himalayan scenery; or tackle a challenging trek out into the remote, rugged and dramatic Zanskar, a remarkable region that remains isolated from the outside world for half the year due to its high altitude and isolated location.

Whatever your interests or fitness level; take a look at our unique collection of itineraries and starting planning your adventure into the Indian Himalaya.

 

Unmatched experience

While we have been organising treks and tours in the Indian Himalaya for several decades, we continue to push the envelope each year by innovating new programs. Our firsthand knowledge of the Indian Himalaya is unmatched as our adventures provide genuine insight to the beautiful culture and landscapes of this unique region.

Expert guides

Our guides in the field are the real keys to our success, making your experiences exceptional. From Lonely Planet author and Himalaya expert Garry Weare to our immensely experienced local leaders, our staff make your Indian Himalaya experience unforgettable.

Leaders in responsible travel

Responsible travel practice is at the heart of every program that we offer in the Indian Himalaya. When you book one of our adventures you're supporting a program that is committed to safety and sustainability.

Ultimate value

Quality services at the best prices make our adventures great value for money. Our trip costs cover valuable inclusions like all meals while trekking and a dedicated local crew who will go the extra yard to ensure you have the experience of a lifetime. Our high level of support allows you to relax and focus on the incredible journey ahead of you.


 

Cultural sensitivity

Positive interactions are achieved when the traveller is aware of the cultural sensitivities of the community they are visiting. Our guides are always ready to inform travellers about the correct etiquette, including matters of appropriate clothing and actions when entering a temple.

Support of local economies

We ensure that the landowners whose fields we use for camping are paid fairly for the use of their land and we encourage travellers to shop at handicraft shops within the small villages we pass through.

Animal welfare focus

We adhere to our Animal Welfare Code of Conduct in the Indian Himalaya. We engage the services of reputable and registered horsemen and yak contractors, insisting that all animals are in good health before carrying loads and that the loads are appropriate for the animal.


Wilderness camping

Enjoy fully supported camping in remote locations with our outstanding crew of sherpas, porters and kitchen staff. While the campsite locations have been handpicked for their location, our commitment to responsible travel ensures our footprint is kept to a minimum.

Hotels

In cities and large towns you will be accommodated good quality properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.



A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



Trekking in the Indian Himalaya with World Expeditions
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