There is no dearth of pleasant surprises that welcome you when you step into Himachal. In fact, each hamlet hidden in the remotest nook and corner of this land of natural abundance holds a great reservoir of excitement and fun.
The Himalayas affect the climate of Himachal as well. Huge variations in the elevations of mountains (from 450m to 6500m) cause big differences in climatic conditions.
The Himalayas, fulfilling its promise, are a reservoir of immense amount of ‘Him’ in the forms of Ice, Fresh and Underground Water. And the seeping of this moisture originates a number of rivers, which flows through the land of Himachal, namely Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab and Yamuna. It is also the reason of dozens of lakes that covered Himachal Pradesh.
From the underground waters to the peak of mountains, Himalayas has blessed Himachal with great natural riches. In between, the Passes, the Valleys and the Hot Springs are also the gifts of Himalaya to Himachal.
For sheer geographic diversity, few places in the world are as richly endowed as Himachal Pradesh is. Rivers in deep gorges and placid mountain lakes, thick forests and acres of scree, mountainsides draped with snow and green. Alpines pastures all form a part of the immense possibilities for a wide range of outdoor activities, sports and adventure.
All you have to do is make up your mind and select your own activity. No special training is required for most things, age is no real consideration. All you need is reasonable level of fitness. Equipment, training, instructions and special packages are available. And then all this comes at a fraction of what it would cost elsewhere in the world. Sedentary or strenuous, for the expert or beginner, Himachal has a niche of sport and adventure for everyone