Major Ski Destinations Near Himalaya Mountain

Sikkim:Sikkim is situated at the foot of Mount Kanchendzonga and boasts of an unexplored beauty. The lofty mountains dominate the skyline of Sikkim and invites tourists in its snow clad peaks, green emerald slopes, rushing streams, tall Rhododendrons and sparkling orchids. Besides the rivers and mountains, the glaciers, mountain passes, lakes, hot springs and waterfalls are also found in this region. The Kanchenjunga mountain, one of the highest mountain peak in the world is also situated in Sikkim. The nearest railway station is at Jalpaiguri, which is 125 kms away from Gangtok (capital of Sikkim). The nearest airport is 124 kms away at Bagdogra in Siliguri, West Bengal.The Himalayan mountains surround the northern, eastern and western borders of Sikkim. If you're really feeling adventurous, nothing compares to a journey along the former Old Silk Route to Nathu La, three hours from Gangtok on the Chinese border. Foreigners can go up to Tsomgo Lake, also called Changu Lake, 27 kilometers (17 miles) short of Nathu La.

Himachal Pradesh:The majestic Himalayan Mountains welcomes you and make you feel that you are on top of the world.The drainage system of Himachal is composed both of rivers and glaciers. Himalayan rivers criss-cross the entire mountain chain. The Kullu valley, Rohtang and Narkanda are regions where skiing is a popular sport. Solang region of the Kullu valley conducts race competitions every year. Roads are the major mode of transportation in the hilly areas of Himachal as railway facility is available only in few places.Rohtang Pass: About fifty one Kilometers from Manali and at an altitude of four thousand one hundred and eleven Meters, the Rohtang Pass falls in the highway to Keylong. Facilities for adventure sports are provided by various ski resorts in Himachal, which also gives adventure seekers opportunity for both Nordic Skiing and Alpine Skiing.
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