Many people focus on the “party” kind of fun on their vacations. There are less people interested in actual cultural facts about a particular country or destination. Well, it’s time for a “calmer” article with some highly valuable pieces of information that could help you if you ever decide to visit the Himalayas. The mountain system begins in Pakistan and stretches all the way to China in the east. So, needless to say, the Himalayas are massive.
The best part of this place is its majestic mountains, breathtaking glaciers, and endless valleys and meadows. In the middle of it all stands the tallest peak in the world, Mount Everest. Take a moment and Google a picture of Mount Everest and let that immense amount of beauty soak in for a bit.
The country that’s most closely related to the Himalayan mountain system is Nepal. Nepal is a home to eight out of the world’s ten highest peaks. The first person conquering the top of Mount Everest is Sir Edmund Hillary, and it has been conquered many times since then.
Climbing all the way to the top is not mandatory, but you should try it regardless and gain a new experience. However, in 2015 there was a massive earthquake which shattered villages, destroyed infrastructural hotspots crucial for climbing, and triggered colossal avalanches across the country. In the end, the death count exceeded eight thousand people, and Nepal has been recovering ever since.
Although it’s a tragic event, it made people of Nepal closer to each other and made them join forces to rebuild the damaged infrastructure. Now is a good time to visit Nepal because there aren’t many tourists around since the great earthquake. The trails and routes are much quieter and local people are much more welcoming towards strangers who invest in the rebuilding process of their country. Another good destination that includes the Himalayas is India.
However, India is much more dynamic and crowded than Nepal, so if you’re not into large groups of people, avoid India at any cost. If you ever feel the need to experience something beautiful and unforgettable, The Himalayas won’t let you down; that’s a guarantee.