Learn Skiing in Munsiyari

February is not just for valentines. The month opens a window to the world of the Himalayan snow. If you love the fresh white landscape and its challenges, Pandit Nain Singh Surveyor Mountaineering Training Institute conducts a two-week-long basic skiing course in Munsiyari. An Indian pays INR 9,000 for the…

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Wintry delights of Munsyari

Where to travel The wintry delights of Munsyari embrace skiing, Johar culture and the Himalayan vistas. Unfrequented ski slopes at Betuli Dhar and Khulia Top await spunky travelers like you at Munsyari that is tucked away in the Kumaon Himalaya in Uttrakhand, India. To cash in on these delights, the…

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Where Do Bandarpunch, Jaonli form Backdrop to Skiing Slopes?

Ski in Kush Kalyan, Uttarakhand

Where to travel Walking the daylong steep trail hemmed with thick vegetation, linking Malla to Kush Kalyan (Khush Kalian), is rewarding for three reasons. From the rolling pastures of Kush Kalyan, the first glimpse of Jaonli Peak in the northeast and the Bandarpunch peaks in the north west will enthrall…

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Mundali beckons professional skiers

Where to travel  Are you a professional skier? Yes! Then, Mundali ski slopes in Dehradun District, Uttarakhand, Indiaare perfect for a winter adventure. The Himalayan range forms an impressive backdrop to the slopes. When you get tired of sliding on the skis, watch and capture the sky-kissing peaks on film.…

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Ski Kedar Kantha Peak

Where to travel  Kedar Kantha (Kidarkanta) Peak (3,790 meters) rises from lush forests of oak and pine in Uttarkashi District,Uttarakhand,India. If you are a seasoned skier, ski down the peak this winter.  What to do & see:  The Kedar Kantha mountain ridge separates the Tons and Yamuna rivers. The Tons…

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Discover Dayara

Dayara Bugyal, Uttarakhand

Where to travel  Dayara Bugyal is about ten kilometers from the trailhead Barsu in Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand. A bugyal means an alpine pasture stretching between the snowline and tree line (3,600 meters to 2,727 meters) in local language. You can explore flora of the meadow in summer, participate in the Butter…

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