Indian Himalaya tailor made tour

“Be pampered and dazzled in equal measure, mingling Himalayan wilds with tiger-roamed jungle and the holy Ganges.”

Highlights

Delhi | Kumaon Himalayan foothills | Luxurious secluded resorts | Rural village stay in Jawalbanj | Jageshwar Temple Complex | Corbett National Park | Holy town of Rishikesh | River Ganges

Description of Indian Himalaya tailor made tour

Mixing first class trains and jeeps, journey into the wilds of northern India to experience tiger-stalked jungle and timeless rural communities against the majestic backdrop of the Himalayas. Upscale comforts include luxurious exclusive wilderness resorts such as Leti 360 - a Himalayan hideaway set 8000 feet up amid stunning mountain scenery as well as memorable village stays in places like Jawalbanj, where Nepal, China and Kashmir converge.

Explore colonial Delhi before settling into a luxury carriage for an overnight train ride to Kathgodam in the Kumaon foothills of the Himalayas. From here, hike through a landscape of bubbling streams and lush valleys to discover rural villages nestling in hills blanketed in rhododendrons and forests of pine and oak.

After a luxurious couple of days at Leti 360, delve through forests of cedar and terraced fields to discover the wonders of the Jageshwar Temple Complex, from where you'll move on to the wildlife paradise of the Corbett National Park. Set amid the lush Ramanganga River Valley, this is not only a world-renowned tiger sanctuary but also one of India's finest bird-watching spots, with around 600 different recorded species.

You'll also visit the holy town of Rishikesh and other colourful rural communities en route the sumptuous and secluded Anada resort, combining its Himalayan backdrop with forest surrounds and glorious views over the majestic ribbon of the Ganges on whose banks you can experience the spiritual sights and sounds of life along India's holiest river.

Tour Includes:

* 13 nights varied accommodation
* 13 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 8 dinners
* Private excursions with English speaking guides
* Private driver and vehicle
* Sightseeing programme including all entrance fees
* Private transfers to and from all airports

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

Responsible tourism: Indian Himalaya tailor made tour

Environment

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

Community

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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