Himachal Pradesh is known for its adventure tourism activities like mountaineering, Trekking, Paragliding a major contributor to the state's economy and growth through Adventure Tourism. The mountainous state with its Himalayan landscapes attracts tourists from all over the world. Hill stations like Manali, Kullu Dalhousie, Chamba, Dharmshala and Shimla, are most popular destinations for both domestic and foreign tourists for Mountaineering & Trekking.
Spiti Valley in Lahaul & Spiti District situated at an altitude of over 3000 mts with its picturesque landscapes is an important destination for adventure seekers. The region also has some of the oldest Buddhist Monasteries in Asia.