The Himalayan foothills of North India offer spectacular scenery as well as a wealth of religious shrines and ancient monuments.
Our Himalaya tours explore the region’s gentle green hills and valleys, flower-filled meadows, rushing streams, waterfalls and verdant forests set against a dramatic backdrop of snow-capped peaks.
In addition to the incredible scenery, there are many towns and locations of important cultural and religious heritage in the area. These include the holy Sikh city of Amritsar featuring the Golden Temple, and McLeod Ganj, the present home of the Dalai Lama.
Beautiful Shimla is a nature lover’s paradise, with hills covered in pines and cedars set against a backdrop of Himalayan peaks. Not surprisingly, the town was the summer capital of the British Raj, with many grand colonial houses still standing.
Ladakh in India’s far north is remote but well worth the journey. Its starkly beautiful desert landscape is dotted with age-old monasteries and fluttering prayer flags set amid breathtaking, dramatic mountains. Ladakhi people retain strong Buddhist cultural links with Tibet.
Sikkim in India’s far east is also renowned for its Buddhist traditions as well as its tea plantations and picturesque views of the Himalayan massifs.
To find out more about our range of Himalaya tours in North India and Sikkim, please download the pages below or click here to download the North India & Sikkim section of our India brochure.