“Among the light I am the radiant Sun, Among the stars I am the Moon, Among the lakes I am the Ocean, Among the mountains I am Kailash, Among the immovable I am the Himalaya”. Quote – Lord Krishna, The Bhagavad-Gita
Call of the mighty Himalayas cannot be ignored, and why should it be. Journeying through the abode of snow (meaning of Himalaya), soaking in the stunning visuals of towering snow clad peaks, sucking in lungful of crisp clean mountain air, strong Himalayan winds ruffling your hair, songs of the wild free spirited birds and animals of the Himalayan kingdom floating in the wind would leave a lasting impression of the grandeur and beauty of the mighty Himalayas on all travellers who seek its blessings. The Himalayas have inspired and titillated all; from holy sage in search of the divine, writers in search of truth, ordinary men and women in pursuit of their God and Goddesses, athletes pushing the boundaries of human endurance, men of science in search of wonder herbs and plants, all truly have been captivated by the mysteries of the enchanted Himalayas.
Go Adventure Sports Team invites one and all to experience the wondrous Indian Himalayas on our mountaineering expeditions. We have been fortunate to explore almost all Himalayan regions in India in the course of our many mountaineering expeditions and would be honoured if allowed to guide our esteemed guests into their midst.
We have broadly divided the Indian Himalayan range into six regions for the purpose of mountaineering expeditions; The Nepal Himalayas, Sikkim Himalayas, Arunachal Himalayas, Garhwal and Kumaun Himalayas, Punjab Himalayas and Ladkah Himalayas. All these Himalayan regions are stunning beautiful and have a character of their own in terms of flora & fauna, culture, climate and terrain. We also guide in other mountain ranges in India like The Purvanchal Range, The Vindhya Range, The Satpura Range, The Aravalli Range, The Sahyadri Range and the Eastern Ghats.
Birth of Himalayas
The Himalayas were formed when the Indian Plate collided with the Eurasian Plate around 50 million years ago. Himalayas is the youngest as well as the mightiest mountain range on our planet. It is home to all 14 peaks above 8000 meters and more than hundred peaks above 7000 meters. The length of the Himalaya range is close to 2500 Kms and at places its width is more than 400 Kms.
Forming a huge arch the main Himalayan range runs from Indus river valley in West Himalayas to the Brahmaputra River Basin in the East Himalayas. The main Himalayan range consists of three coextensive sub-ranges, The Karakoram, The Hindu Kush and the lesser ranges extending out of the Pamir Knot. The Himalayan chain is spread Southeast to Northwest across the Asian Continent. What is called the ‘India Himalaya’ is that part of the Himalayan chain that lies within Indian Territory. In the east the India Himalaya begins from a knot connecting Burma, China and India. The chain carries on to the borders of Bhutan. Further lies Sikkim, home too numerous peaks including the world’s third highest, Kangchenjunga. The Himalayan range west of Sikkim forms part of Nepal, till you reach Kumaun and Garhwal. From here the Indian Himalayan chain extends without a break through Kinnaur, Spiti, Ladakh and lastly East Karakoram.
The Himalayas from time immemorial had attracted people and inspired them to discover nature’s bountiful gifts found there and influenced Indian minds as evident from old scriptures books and epics of the mythology of India”. -Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.