Experience the spirit of the great Himalayan outdoors with Himalayan Outdoors. Be it river rafting on the Ganga, a trek in the Himalayas, a jeep safari to Ladakh or an elephant safari in the jungles of India, we assure you of a once-in-a-life time experience. Meticulous planning, tremendous emphasis on safety and “eco-sense” form the foundation of each of our trips. Add to that the efficient staff, state of the art equipment and excellent camp cuisine and you have one of our typical trips.
Our well-planned itineraries also offer a keen insight into the culture of a country dating back to the dawn of civilization. Most of the adventure activities can be extended to include a trip to the world famous Taj Mahal, with a sojourn at the culturally rich desert state of Rajasthan, with a visit to the renowned Khajuraho temples or with a beach holiday to Goa.
A trek along the ancient pilgrims’ route to the holy town of Badrinath and Kedarnath in the Himalayan foothills, combined with exhilarating rafting down the Ganges, the most revered river in the country and a wildlife safari in Jim Corbett National Park is an exciting introduction to the adventure opportunities available in a country that is known more for its rich culture and age-old traditions.
BEST TIME: OCTOBER -APRIL
- Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive New Delhi. Transfer to hotel.
- Day 2: Delhi
Morning at leisure afternoon. Sightseeing of old Delhi monuments. O/n Delhi hotel.
- Day 3: Delhi – Byasi
Arrive Himalayan Outdoors: Camp Gold Coast
Camp orientation talk briefing about the day’s plan. Lunch. Post lunch rafting training session / relax on the beach. Campfire and dinner. Overnight in Camp.
- Day 4: On the Pilgrims’ trail in Garhwal Himalayas
Today early morning we start from Camp Gold Coast (450 m) to Uttarkhashi (1158 m). A 170 kms/ 05-06 hrs drive. Start trekking to the Sacred Lake of Dodital from Sangamchatti (1300 m). Today we trek from SangamChatti to Bhevara (2400 m). A 08 Kms trek into the forest. Overnight in Bhevara.
- Day 5: Bhevara to Dodital
Start early as we have to cover a distance of 14 Kms from Bhevara (2400 m)to Dodital. Panoramic view of the snow capped Bandan Punch Peak. Reach Dodital (3310 m) in 08 Hrs. Day Concludes.
- Day 6: Trek down from Dodital
Start early to trek down. Reach Sangamchatti (1300 m) in 07 Hrs from Dodital (3310 m). And drive back from Sangamchatti to Camp Gold Coast. Overnight in Camp.
- Day 7: Day at Leisure
Day full of leisure. Light activities like Kayaking at the campsite, Rappelling, etc can be a part of todays itinerary.
- Day 8: The Wet and Wild Rafting Experience
After breakfast a sight seeing tour of Devprayag, Raft from Devprayag towards the Camp. Evening at leisure followed by a celebration dinner around the campfire.
- Day 9: At Byasi
For the enthusiastic rafters there is more rafting to come. After breakfast we can raft down an exciting stretch of the river. After a picnic lunch, a short sightseeing of the holy town of Rishikesh. We also witness a typical traditional ‘Arti’ (prayer) in the evening. Drive back to camp. Dinner. O/N stay in the camp.
- Day 10: Camp Gold Coast-Jim Corbett National Park
After breakfast at leisure, drive 6 hours to Jim Corbett National Park, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas in the northern part of the state reserve forest.
Arrive at the resort just outside the Park. Lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Besides being home to the Bengal Tiger and the endangered gharial, Corbett is home to about 580 species of birds making it a bird watcher’s paradise. An evening bird watching walk in the outskirts of the National Park.
Evening briefing on the surrounding forest and wildlife. Dinner and o/n at the resort.
- Day 11: At Corbett
Full day excursion to Dhikala.
Before dinner a short hike in the nearby village and evening campfire with a regional folk dance. Dinner and o/n at the camp/resort.
- Day 12: Corbett – Delhi
Early morning safari. After an early breakfast, set off on the six hour drive to Delhi. O/n in hotel.
BEST TIME: MARCH- OCTOBER
GRADE OF TREK: MODERATE
ACTIVITIES INVOLVED: RAFTING, TREKKING, LEISURE, CULTURE, PILGRIMAGE
- Day 01:
Transfers from Hotel from the Indra Gandhi International Airport . Overnight Hotel
- Day 02: Delhi – Hardiwar (294m)
Meet our guide and drive straight to Haridwar. Arrive Haridwar and transfer to the hotel. In the evening visit the HAR KI PAURI to see the evening prayer ceremony. Overnight Hotel
- Day 03: Hardiwar – Rishikesh (335m)
Morning, vafter breakfast, visit of the ghats, then drive to Rishikesh. Arrive Rishikesh and check into Ashram. Collect at Yoga & Meditation hall, where the yoga teacher will give you the briefing about the Yoga, culture & religion. In the evening participate in the prayer ceremony at bank of Ganges . Overnight Hotel
- Day 04: Rishikesh – Mussorie
In the morning visit again Rishikesh an in the afternoon drive to Mussorie. Overnight Hotel
- Day 05: Mussorie Rest Day, Walk to the Gun Hill
Enjoy the day in the Hill Sation Mussorie and walk to the viewpoint “Gun Hill”. Overnight Hotel
- Day 06: Mussorie – Rudraprayag
Now its open to drive directly to Radraprayag or to drive via Rishikesh and visit some places like Deoprayag?
We drive along the Ganges to Deoprayag. On this place the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda unite to the Ganges river. Along the Alaknanda we reach Srinagar the oldest maincity from Garhwal and make a short stop. Then we drive to Rudraprayag. Overnight Hotel
- Day 07: Rudraprayag – Sonprayag (1’700m) – Gaurikund (1’975m)
Along the Mandakini River we drive to Sonprayag and make a easy walk (1.5h one way) to Trijuginarayan Temple (2’200m) and back to Sonprayag. After that we drive to Gaurikund. Overnight Hotel (maybe its easier to overnight in Sonprayag ore Guptakashi?)
- Day 08: Gaurikund (1’975m) – Kedarnath (3’584m) (walk 14km / 4.25h)
Morning start your journey on the tough trek ahead. Stop for the lunch en route and restart after that to arrive by late afternoon. On arrival check in hotel. After refreshening, visit the Kedarnath temple and Adi Shankaracharya samadhi at the back of the temple. Overnight Hotel
- Day 09: Kedarnath (3’584m) – Gaurikund (1’975m) – Nandprayag (walk 14km / 3h and drive)
After breakfast start to walk 3h back to Gaurikund and then drive to Nandprayang. Overnight Hotel
- Day 10: 1st day of the trek. Trek Nandprayag – Ghat (1’330m) – Ramni (2’400m) (drive 2hrs and walk ?km / 4h)
Drive to the trekkingstart village Ghat. Before we reach the destination, we walk on a ridge with amazing views of Trisul. Overnight Tent
- Day 11: 2nd Day of trek. Trek Ramni (2’400m) – Jhenji Camp (2’600m) (walk 13km / 5h
We walk over the Chechni Binak Pass (3’200m) with a wonderful view of the mountainrange with the Kamet . Then we walk down to Jhenji. Overnight Tent (13 km trek from Ramni to Jhenjipani. A good zigzagging track leads to open grassy grazing meadows. Snow peaks begin to emerge above the forest to the north. We then begin to climb steeply as the path moves diagonally through forests of rhododendrons, pines and holm oak with more pastures and shepherd huts. Overnight: Tent)
- Day 12: 3rd day of trek. Trek Jhenji Camp (2’600m) – Pana (Sartoli)(3’000) (walk 12km / 7h)
12 km trek from Jhenjipani to Sinyartoli. The trail carries on down past small farms, through woods, to the spectacular suspension bridge across the Brithi Ganga gorges. After a very steep climb the path is almost flat, passing through fine rhododendron forest, with many streams and waterfalls. Overnight Tent
- Day 13: 4th day of trek. Trek Pana (3’000) – Dakwani (3’300m) (walk 10km / 4h)
10 km trek Sinyartoli to Dhakwani. This is a long, but spectacular day. The route starts a steep climb up into rhododendron forest, then descends gently to open meadows with views across to the Kauri Pass , and finally plunges down a very steep section to a river. From there a final climb brings us above the tree-line to large pastures. Overnight Tent
- Day 14: 5th Day of trek.
Trek Rest day
- Day 15: 6th Day of trek. Trek Dakwani (3’300m) – Kuari Pass (3’800)- Khulara (3’500) (walk 10km / 4h)
In one hour we are on the Kuari Pass on (3’700m) an then we walk on the right side to Khulara. From here we have the chance to climb to the Pangarchula (4’584). From the mountain we have a beautiful view of the mountainrange in direction Nanda Devi . Overnight Tent
- Day 16: 7th Day of Trek. Trek Khulara (3’500) – Auli (3’000m) (walk ?km / 4h)
Walk over the panoramaway to Auli and enjoy the mountains. Overnight Tent
- Day 17: Auli (3’000m) – Joshimath (1’900) – Badrinath (3’096m) – Joshimath (drive 5h)
Badrinath is the famous hindu pilgrimplace. Overnight Hotel
- Day 18: Joshimath – Kausani
View to the Nanda Devi and Trishul. Overnight Hotel
- Day 19: Kausani – Almorabr
It’s a wonderful hillstation. With the Nanda Devi Temple . Overnight Hotel
- Day 20: Almora Rest Day
Restday in this wonderfull hillstation. Overnight Hotel
- Day 21: Almora – Dehli (drive 380 – 400 km / 8h)
Drive to Delhi
Note: The itinerary is subject to change as per the availability in hotels/rest houses.
Itinerary can be altered if the Gates of Kedarnath are not opened.
Customization can be made in trek if the guests are above the age of 50 years and under the age of 13 years.
India is unique in it’s richness and variety of wildlife. This program has been designed for the wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. The finest wildlife parks in the north India have been chosen to maximize the chances to see elusive tiger, including Kanha National Park, the Kipling country. Most of the parks are known for daylight tiger sightings and are home for a variety of mammal and bird species. A visit to the immortal Taj Mahal, the pink city of Jaipur and the ancient temples of Khajuraho, adds to the richness of this program.
Delhi ~ Jaipur ~ Ranthambor ~ Bharatpur ~ Agra Kanha ~ Bandavgarh ~ Khajuraho
- Day 1:
Delhi Arrive Delhi, and transfer to the Hotel.
- Day 2:
Delhi Tour of Old and New Delhi visiting the Red fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat and busy bazaar of Chandni Chowk. Also visit Qutab Minar, Humayun’s tomb, India Gate and drive past President’s Palace, Parliament House, Diplomatic enclave and Connaught Place.
- Day 3: Delhi to Jaipur
Morning train to Jaipur, the capital and the largest city of Rajasthan. Afternoon tour of the city visiting the City Palace, Swai Madho Sigh Museum, Hawa Mahal (Palace of the winds) and Janter Manter Observatory. Overnight at the Hotel.
- Day 4: Jaipur to Ranthambore
Morning drive out to the hills that surround Jaipur to visit Amber Fort and Palace, marvelous example of ancient Rajput architecture. Ascend the Fort on an elephant back. Afternoon drive to Ranthambor National Park. Overnight at the Camp/Forest resort.
- Day 5: Ranthambor
Ranthambor National Park, a Project of Tiger Reserve, spreads over slopes to sharp ridges, flat valleys to narrow gorges, dotted with number of water holes and lakes fed by several perennial rivers. The reserve is dynamic in the diversity and density of fauna it supports and is noted for daylight Tiger sightings. The other fauna includes panther, nilgai, hyena fox, sloth bear, wild boar, marsh crocodile and variety of resident and migratory birds. Morning and afternoon safari.
- Day 6: Ranthambor to Bharatpur
Game viewing at dawn. Later drive to Bharatpur bird sanctuary, one of the finest in Asia with over 300 species of birds and now a world heritage site. Among the rich fauna are Siberian crane, cormorant, painted stork, pelican, ibis and snakebird. Exotic migratory birds flock here as far as Central Asia, Siberia, the Arctic region and China. Afternoon bird watching by rickshaw, boat or foot. Overnight at the Hotel.
- Day 7: Bharatpur to Agra
Morning bird watching by boat. A visit to nearby Band Baratha bird sanctuary can be arranged (optional). Later drive to Agra visiting enroute the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, a well preserved Mughal city and a world heritage site. Optional visit to the Taj Mahal at sunset. Overnight at the Hotel.
- Day 8: Agra to Kanha
Morning city tour of Agra includes visit to the Taj Mahal, a poem in marble, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the elegant Fort and the tomb of Itmad-uddaulah. Afternoon train to Jabalpur. Overnight on board the train.
- Day 9: Kanha
Arrive Jabalpur in the morning and drive to Kanha National Park, the original Kipling country. The setting of Rudyard Kipling’s, “The Jungle Book”. A project Tiger reserve, this is one of the finest and most popular National Parks of India known for Tiger sightings. The park is also noted for hyena, wild dog, barking deer, langur, sambar, black buck and gaur. Afternoon game viewing. Overnight at the Jungle Camp/Resort/Lodge..
- Day 10: & 11: Kanha
TIGER TRAIL Morning and evening game viewing by jeep and / or on elephant back. Kanha is also rich in bird life. It has about 260 species of birds including storks, teals, pintails, partridge, falcon, golden oriole and rock pigeons.
- Day 12: Kanha to Bandavgarh
Early morning jungle safari. Later drive to Bandavgarh National Park, also known as White Tiger Country. Bandavgarh was originally a game reserve of the Maharaja of Rewa. In the moist and mixed deciduous forest, the park is dominated by a 14th Century hilltop fort and supports numerous species of mammals including tigers, leopards and variety of bird life. The other wildlife includes sloth bear, chausingha, Asiatic jackal and Bengal fox. Among reptiles it has cobra, python, viper etc. Overnight at the Jungle Resort/Camp/Lodge.
- Day 13: Bandavgarh
Early morning and evening game viewing.
- Day 14: Bandavgarh to Khajuraho
Early morning game viewing. After breakfast drive to Khajuraho. Afternoon visit the famous rock cut temples built by Chandela rulers between 950 to 1050 AD, depicting erotic themes. Overnight at the Hotel.
- Day 15: Khajuraho to Delhi
Afternoon flight to Delhi, transfer to the Radisson Hotel.
- Day 16: Depart Delhi
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Total cost per participant excluding the 2.575% Govt Service Tax is US$ 1645/person.
- 15 Nights accommodation on twin sharing.
- Daily Buffet/ fixed Menu breakfast.
- An air-conditioned car for Sightseeing and excursions as per our brochure itinerary.
- All Currently applicable taxes.
- Air fare / train fare.
- Any meals other then those specified in ‘Cost Includes’.
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
- Any other item not specified in ‘cost includes’.
- 2.58% Government service tax.
- Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing./ Elephant Ride.
- High Season / Festive Season Supplements Applied by Hotels From Time to Time.
- All Prices are in Indian Rupees.
- All tours are subject to terms and conditions mentioned on the booking form.
- Tour prices are valid for all Indian Nationals and Foreigners as well.
NOTE: All distance featured are approximate. And list of accommodation will be mailed to your 02 weeks prior to your trip. All accommodation will be made either in 05 Star Hotels or equivalent or Jungle Camps/Lodge/Resort.
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- if cancellation takes place more than 45 days prior to departure, your full deposit will be returned except a processing charge of INR. 5000 or US$ 120; (60 days for Brahmaputra trip).
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Participants must be in good health and reasonable physical condition. It is vital that participants with medical problems make them known to us well before departure. If you suffer from severe muscular, chest, heart or bronchial disorders, or if you are a asthmatic, or have high blood pressure, you are strongly advised against participating. Expeditions generally take place in emote areas where there is little or no access to normal medical services or hospital facilities for serious problems. Where necessary, evacuation can be prolonged, difficult and expensive. medical and evacuation expenses will be the responsibility of the participant.
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- visa, passport and vaccination charges;
- departure, airport and airline taxes;
- extra meals not included in the itinerary;
- laundry, postage, personal clothing, medical expenses, personal insurance and items of personal nature;
- emergency evacuation charges; and
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