Discover the Himalayas
Straddling five different countries in Asia, the Himalayan mountain range is home to many of the world’s tallest mountains, including Mount Everest. The views, villages, flora and fauna in this beautiful part of the planet will take your breath away and not just because of the altitude.
Wendy Wu, a trusted travel partner of Aspen Travel, has recently introduced a new Himalayan tour into their range; the trans-Himalayan journey package. This is designed to introduce you to asian mountain life, give you an insight into local Himalayan cuisine and culture, as well as provide you with you a unique holiday, youll remember for ever.
Want to know why this particular mountain range is held dear in the hearts of huge swathes of the global population? It’s not just the height of the peaks, or the way their utter majesty makes you feel when you’re confronted with them, but also because of what they represent, geographically, politically and sociologically.
The Himalayas are of incredible cultural importance, given that they are sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. They represent an important geographical connection, given the countries they divide, and because their height has an impact on the weather in this region, they are also important climatically. They prevent dry wins from blowing south, which means south Asia is warm as a result. At the base you can experience tropical temperatures, while the high peaks remain covered in snow and ice for most of the year.
Wendy Wu is a long time associate of Aspen Travel and our Asia expert. We have been booking luxury, all-inclusive escorted tours for Wendy Wu, in China and India, for many years, but we are very excited about this new addition. Let’s have a look at what’s involved, what you’ll see and what you’ll experience.
Your adventure will begin when you fly into India’s capital, Delhi, where you’ll spend the night. Wendy Wu then wastes no time in introducing you to India’s most famous landmark; the Taj Mahal. Experiencing sunrise here, before looking around the dreamy spires and elegant palatial buildings, will amaze and inspire you. Don’t be worried if you find yourself unexpectedly composing poetry. It has that affect on some people!
Next on the journey is British colonial summer paradise, Shimla. Enjoy the views and temples. This is followed by a dip in the hot springs at Manali, crossing a bridge over the Rohtang Pass at 3980 metres high, before travelling higher over the Baralacha Pass at 4800. Here, you’ll spend the night in a luxury camp, deep in the mountains. In the high altitude towns of Leh, La Chung La and Tanglang La, which are between 5065 and 5360 metres high, you’ll have the chance to experience local delights before moving on to the monasteries in the Ladakh region.
Before you get ready for your camel safari in a high altitude desert landscape, you’ll experience one of the biggest highlights of the trip. The Khardung Pass is the highest road in the world, that a car can drive down, and the views of the Indus Valley below will astonish you further. Here, youll be at 5260 metres. After dismounting your camels, you’ll make a leisurely return to Delhi via Leh.
If you’d like to sample the delights of the beautiful Himalayas, there is no safer pair of hands than those of Wendy Wu. You’ll enjoy the schedule and the enormous variety of excursions, the luxury and often innovative accommodation, as well as the diversity of amazing experiences, that you simply wouldn’t believe possible. Please give our team here at Aspen Travel a call now to find out more about this incredible holiday.