Western Ghats walking tour in India

Price
US $480 excluding flights
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Duration
6 Days
Type
Tailor made
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This tour departs on all days of the year if there is at least two persons for the trek.
This is an all inclusive tour - all transfers during trekking, meals, guide, resort/tents & associated gear.
Local guides and trackers are used extensively.
Make enquiry

Description of Western Ghats walking tour in India

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Price information

US $480 excluding flights
Convert currency:
This tour departs on all days of the year if there is at least two persons for the trek.
This is an all inclusive tour - all transfers during trekking, meals, guide, resort/tents & associated gear.
Local guides and trackers are used extensively.
Make enquiry

Departure information

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

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Holiday information

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

Reviews

1 Reviews of Western Ghats walking tour in India

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


Candlelit dinner in the bush as they heard it was our honeymoon and
seeing elephants in the wild, plus amazing views and beautiful birds and butterflies

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


There are some steep climbs so get ready for those (the guides are great and you can take as long as you need)

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


Yes, local guides accompanied us every day and we visited tribal villages to support their local economy. They also encouraged reducing plastic

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


Absolutely brilliant! Highly recommended

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday 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 guides have been drilled in the concept of ‘Leave No Trace Camping’ & hence we insist that the full trek has minimal plastic and advise the participants not to litter, as well as to clean up any traces of non degradable materials on the trek. Such items are taken back to the camps for proper disposal & recycling.

Water is refilled from large reusable containers having Lifestraw hollow fibre membranes to filter water into individual metal canteens which the participants are encouraged to bring along. We have moved ahead in the field of reusable water containers, thus reducing the use of disposable plastic bottles.

We provide clean vegetarian food during the trek, thus reducing deleterious effect on meat consumption on the environment as a whole. Another outstanding achievement is organic waste disposal and using the compost in the vegetable gardens, thus going along way from being an organic food certified camp.

We have also introduced solar lamps at our camps thus further reducing impact on the environment and reducing carbon footprint in a sustainable way.

During the trek, special care is taken to brief participants to take nothing from the trek route and not to disturb wildlife including birds and butterflies. We ensure that the trails are adhered to and no new trails are formed by any sort of destruction during the trek.

People

Our guides are all from the local areas and they know the landscape intimately, thus adding to the local experience of the trekkers. That we also include local tribal trackers to showcase wildlife and birds during the trek adds to the experience. Tourism is a major source of income for the local tour guides.

The food at the camps is entirely sourced from the local villages, the camp cooks who are from the local community, prepare local delicacies. Ethnic food discovery is one of the main aspects of this tour in keeping with our philosophy of travel through ‘people, places & food’ being our cardinal principle. The local terrain is tough to negotiate and hence movement of materials is through hardy local jeeps hired from the local villages, thus enhancing the local economy.

Another innovative idea is involving the local tribal-based Eco Development Committees devoted to the participatory managements of forests in all our programmes. This has been gratefully acknowledged by the Eco Development committee members whose livelihood to a large extent is now through tourism related activities in these remote areas. To ensure that tourists respect the local culture, we brief the trekkers not to photograph them unless specifically permitted by them.

While on trek, we encourage the trekkers to buy locally from the small isolated tea stalls and shops owned by the local communities, so that the money is distributed locally and the guests get a chance to taste local delicacies and buy local handicrafts.

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