North India vacation, mountains and hidden villages

Tailor-made two week tour from Delhi featuring overnight campsites, community projects and moderate treks on the Silk Route to over 13,000 feet.
Delhi fast-train to Shimla British Raj Tour Sarahan Temple Kafnu trek to Mulling, Kara and Kafnu sustainable development project at local school Tattapani hot springs overnight camping Taj Mahal
Price
£1745To£1995 excluding flights
Duration
14 Days
Type
Tailor made
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More info
2 Traveler, Shared Occupancy. All inclusive land only.
Please speak to us about options to amend or extend your trip. Best from June to Mid Sept.
or Join a group - Bhaba Pass and Pin Valley trekking to Spiti and Ladakh
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Description of North India vacation, mountains and hidden villages

Price information

£1745To£1995 excluding flights
2 Traveler, Shared Occupancy. All inclusive land only.
Please speak to us about options to amend or extend your trip. Best from June to Mid Sept.
or Join a group - Bhaba Pass and Pin Valley trekking to Spiti and Ladakh
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made and the best time to travel is between June and the end of October

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Vacation information

Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Reviews

4 Reviews of North India vacation, mountains and hidden villages

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Reviewed on 11 Oct 2018 by

How many superlatives can I fit on the page? Incredible, amazing, unforgettable, majestic and colourful. Every sense is overwhelmed! What an experience. Loved it. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2017 by

The tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park was the most memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2016 by

If you like trekking, this is a fantastic peaceful environment for it. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Dec 2016 by

This was a return visit to India, although our last one was in 1987. It was great to see how positive, go-ahead and prosperous the country has become, without losing the colour, the culture and the mysticism that makes it India. Read full review

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

Our promise to sustain the environment:

Many of the places where we travel are environmentally pristine. We work with locals and those who travel with us to take simple actions to respect and protect the natural environment for this generation and the next.

On this trip you’ll see some practical initiatives we’ve taken on educating school children in Sarahan, Kafnu and in Tattapani on how they can minimise and manage waste, particularly plastics. This involves discussing wastes with both older and young generations together - to see how what lessons from older times can be followed again.

We and those who travel with us also have responsibilities for wastes created and it’s important that we demonstrate good practice to the locals. We minimise the use of plastics: bags, bottles and other items, using instead metal bottles or re-useable bags made from natural materials. You can get involved with our Asra Charity in helping convey these important messages and by recycling these wastes in Shimla. These are simple but life-changing tasks that will keep these beautiful areas clean.

People

Our promise to support our communities:

An important element of any of our trips is to enable interaction between Travelers and local communities. Our Founder Director grew up in this region and so we know a good understanding of how best to support local people and their economy.

Many of those who travel with us are keen to get involved in a meaningful way in small projects but which have long-term benefits. On this trip you’ll see some practical initiatives we have taken such as supporting villagers to continue with local crafts that help pass on traditional skills to their children, bringing communities together and providing much needed income from sales of bags, baskets and mats sourced from local materials.

We have unique access to hilltop villages where these traditional and sustainable skills are dwindling but still practiced. Working through our Asra Charity, we are looking into developing regular workshops for villagers and possibly a craft center, to provide them with space to make items and to sustain skills built up over centuries. The involvement of our Travelers can inspire and encourage locals.

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