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 India is a hot spot of hill trekking after nepal.The top ten higgest mountain peaks are in india & nepal.
MOUNT EVEREST is the world's highest peak in nepal-india border.The world's second highest peak is MOUNT K2(THE AUSTIN GODWIN).
India is the best option for beginners.Here are some datas about india's hill trekking adventures.

Korakoram Range, Pakistan - China Border
8,611m (28,251 ft)
2nd Highest Mountain In The World.
April To October

K2 peak, locally known by the name of “Chogo Ri”, which means "The Great Mountain", 8,611m, is the 2nd highest mountain in the world. K2 is placed on the Pakistan - China border in the mighty Karakoram range.

With no simple routes, K2 is known as the finest and most dangerous mountain in the world. This is because of the massiveness in the size of this mountain and the numerous unsuccessful attempts made on it by various expeditions, which include mostly American expeditions.

About K2
Korakoram Mountain RangeK2 is a rocky mountain up to 6,000m, beyond which it becomes an ocean of snow. The traditional route to K2's base camp goes from Skardu, which is linked with Islamabad by a good road. From Skardu the route goes via Shigar-Dassu-Askole up to Concordia over the Baltoro glacier.

K2 was firstly discovered and measured by the Survey of India in 1856, and first named for English topographer Henry Godwin - Austen, who explored and surveyed the region.

K2 is taken from the first letter of Karakorum, and the number indicates that it was the second peak in the range to be measured. K2 was firstly climbed on July,31 1954 by Italian climbers team lead by Ardito Desio and accompanying him were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni. A March 1987 measurement of K2 indicated that it might be higher than Everest, but later that year, Everest was re-measured by a similar method and found to indeed be 778 ft (237m) taller.

The Korakoram Range
Karakorum or Karakoram, mountain range, extending 480-kms, between the Indus and Yarkant rivers, North Kashmir, South central Asia; South Easy extension of the Hindu Kush mountain range. It covers disputed territory, held by China on the north, India on the east, and Pakistan on the west. Karakorum's main range has some of the world's highest peaks, including K2 called Mt. Godwin-Austen, the second highest peak in the world.

Karakorum also has several of the world's largest glaciers. Its southern slopes are the watershed for many tributaries of the Indus River. The mountains, which are the greatest barrier between India and Central Asia, are crossed above the perpetual snow line by two natural routes. Karakorum Pass (18,290 ft/5,575 m), is the chief pass on the main Kashmir - China route. Another important pass, Khunjerab (Kunjirap) Pass (15,420 ft/4,700m), is on the Pakistan - China route.

Henry Godwin-Austin
Godwin-Austen, was a English topographer and geologist. An officer in the British army (1851-77), he was assigned to several government surveys in North India, especially among the Himalayas. He explored and surveyed the region of the Karakorum around K2, which is also known as Mt. Godwin-Austen after him.

K2 Expeditions & Attempts

  • It was probably for the first time in 1902 that an organized expedition of Oscar J.L. Eckenstein traveled to K-2 from Baltoro glacier. The expedition was without any guide. Its aim was to explore approaches to the mountain and possibly have a try on the peak. It was, however, harsh weather which prevented it from attempting the peak.
  • In 1909, a big Italian expedition under the leadership of resolute Luigi Amadeo Giuseppe (Duke of Abruzzi) the grandson of King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, reconnoitred K2.
  • Two famous British mountaineers, Harold William Tilman and Eric Earle Shipton, explored and surveyed the north face of K2 and its subsidiary glaciers in 1937.
  • In 1938, the American Alpine Club sponsored a reconnaissance party for a visit to K2 area. The party reached a height of 7925 meters after setting up eight camps.
  • The next year saw another American expedition on K2. It was led by Fritz Hermann Ernst Wiessner, a German-American chemist and mountaineer. The expedition, along with nine Sherpas, made very good progress on the already-identified south-east ridge.
  • Another American attempt on K2 was made in 1953. The expedition leader was Dr. Charles Houston, who had also led the 1938 American expedition on this peak.
  • In 1954, an Italian expedition came to Pakistan to try its luck on K2. It consisted of twelve climbers and four scientists and was led by veteran mountaineer, Professor Ardito Desio, who had come to these mountains with Italian expeditions before the World War II.

India consist hundreds other peaks besides Himalayas like Aravalis,Satpura,Western Coasts,Eastern Coasts,etc.etc. India is full of hill trekking romance.


INDIA is called a sub-continent,because it consist all the property of a continent.
In India ,one can enjoy the amazing that desert safari.Thar is situated in the state of rajasthan.
here is some data of the great thar...

Thar Desert

¤ The Great Thar Desert of India

Thar DesertAlso known as the Great Indian Desert, Thar Desert is located in Western India and South Eastern Pakistan. The landforms of Thar Desert is divided into three major regions - Sand Covered Thar, Plains and Hills. The Great Thar Desert spreads across the state of Rajasthan and parts of Gujarat in western India. Covering about 2,59,000sq km, the desert is interspersed with hillocks, gravel, salt marshes and some lakes.

However, the dexterous people of Rajasthan have transformed this scrubland into what is popularly known as ‘the most colourful desert in the world’, making Rajasthan the No.1 destination in India for tourism.

The only river that crosses these sands is the Luni, which joins the Arabian Sea through the Rann of Kutch. In 1996, discoveries made by paleontologists indicated that dinosaurs and their ancestors stalked the desert as long back as 300 million years.

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Total Area:
446000 sq kms
Area Occupied In India :
208110 sq kms
States :
Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana
Predominant Cities :
Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer

¤ Desert Circuit

Jaisalmer, Bikaner, and Jodhpur are three main cities of Rajasthan. They all are entangled in such a way that they form an excellent desert circuit. The desert circuit trail gives an unforgettable experience to everybody who come here from all across the world.

¤ Desert Safari

Safaris are considered the best way to explore Thar Desert. Desert Safari can be divided into two Jeep Safari and Camel Safari. Jeep Safari is a beautiful way to experience the beauty of Thar Desert. The state is rich in forts and havelis. Desert Jeep Safari is one of the most adventurous and rewarding of all the safaris which you would have undertaken.

¤ Villages in Thar Desert

You would be able to locate number of villages along the desert. These villages reflect the rich cultural heritage of the state. These villages profoundly carries the heritage of the bygone era. The people residing in these villages have two major occupation - Livestock and Cattle.

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