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Kashmir & the Himalayas

The Himalayas is the world's mightiest mountain range.

No other chain can boast summits of over 8,000 metres - there are 14 such peaks in the Greater Himalaya - and hundreds over 7,000 metres. It stretches 2,700km across the subcontinent from Assam to Pakistan; in the east, Namche Barwa stands sentinel, while the west is guarded by the awesome Nanga Parbat.

The term Himalaya means 'Abode of Snow' and its icy peaks and ridges have long since inspired the poets. From its heavenly summits flow many of the subcontinents great rivers - the Ganges, Brahmaputra, Indus - and in its valleys and across its foothills lie some of the most magical lands on earth, offering the modern traveller a plethora of holiday opportunities.

Kashmir, that long-forgotten tourist idyll - first enjoyed by Emperor Akbar in the 17th Century - with its clean, clear air, beautiful mountains and exotic houseboats is open for business once more, with Wild Frontiers leading the way. The mountain deserts of Ladakh offer fabulous trekking as well as fascinating Buddhish culture, exemplified by the Ladakh Festival in September, and now with Shakti opening its Ladakh Village Walk Experience there is even a luxurious way to experience this amazing mountain region. The forested foothills of Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim, provide history, architecture, epic views and any number of great village walks.

Wild Frontiers offer many group tours to the Indian Himalayas, some with short treks and some without, and we also organise tailor-made holidays to suit your particular needs.