Indian Himalaya tailor made tour

Be pampered and dazzled in equal measure, mingling Himalayan wilds with tiger-roamed jungle and the holy River Ganges. All-encompassing two week tailor made tour of lesser-known northern India.
Delhi Kathgodam Almora Naugaon Thikalna Village Jageshwar Temple Complex Ganghet Corbett National Park Holy town of Rishikesh on the River Ganges
Price
£2450 excluding flights
Duration
14 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Please note the prices shown above are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin or double room From price and it is subject to change based on time of year
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Description of Indian Himalaya tailor made tour

Price information

£2450 excluding flights
Please note the prices shown above are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin or double room From price and it is subject to change based on time of year
Make enquiry

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Walking from, and staying at, the Itmenaan Estate in the Kumaon part of Uttarakhand.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Some of the journeys were long but the vehicles were very good. Kumaon has very steep hillsides so you need to be fairly fit and take good walking boots.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I feel it benefitted local people. The staff at Mountain Quail Lodge, Kalmatia Wellness Hotel and at Itmenaan Estate used local produce and their employment was definitely benefitting their families. But I don't think they are quite so geared up to reduce environmental impacts as their Nepali equivalents, however MQ Lodge and Kalmatia had filtered water with which we could fill up our bottles. MQ Lodge and Itmenaan were definitely supporting conservation and diversity of flora and fauna.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


We loved the Kumaon part best, especially as we were lucky to wake up to views of the Himalayas each day while we were there. We learnt a lot more about the culture and language of India than we have done by going to touristy areas in the past.

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Thanks for your feedback, we are delighted you had such an enjoyable trip!

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

In order to facilitate an enduring support structure for the communities we visit, and to show a commitment to these values, in January 2009 we set up a charitable foundation through which we can channel funds to both existing NGOs and our own development projects. In addition to organising ethically sensitive tours, having our own charitable foundation allows us to raise money – through the cost of our tours, charity trips and fund raising events – which can then be used to fund various projects in education, sanitation, reforestations and a number of other important issues facing developing communities. Wherever possible we are happy for our clients to visit these projects to see for themselves where and how this money is being spent.

In India our foundation has supported many community projects and fundraising efforts including:

• A reforestation programme in an arid region of Rajasthan.
• The Hope Foundation, Calcutta which works to help the street children of Calcutta by providing education, nutrition and health care and ultimately removing them from the street into better lives.
• Donated new beds for the maternity ward at the hospital in Bijaipur, rural Rajasthan
• Donated funds towards the India cyclone appeal.
• The Ladakh Project, which has brought solar lighting to families in the remote Nubra Valley, enabling them to grow and harvest crops and stockpile supplies to get them through the harsh winters.
• Funds to help towards a new school bus community school in Rangdum, Ladakh

People

All our tours employ the services of local guides and drivers, stay in locally owned hotels and guesthouses – often staying in our guides villages and homes, which again diverts important funds directly into the area. The wonderful thing about this kind of interactive tourism is that everyone gains – the locals financially, and our clients with the unique experience and social interaction.

On our Indian Himalayan Adventure itinerary transportation includes travel by train and foot. During the walking section of the itinerary we stay in traditional village houses, which are dotted through the Almora region, mixing local Kumoan charm with modern comforts perfectly. Set a few hour's walk apart, each house blends into its village, giving guests the chance to witness Himalayan life up close. Each house is equipped with comfortable beds, western toilets, and outside shower blocks. The locally run village house accommodation scheme also employs private chefs, who prepare meals each night, and porters. This is a truly wonderful off-the-beaten-track, low-impact look at rural India.

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