SHIMLA Situated in the north-west Himalayas, Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Spread across 12 kms along a ridge that overlooks terraced hillsides and cultivation, Shimla is magnificently robed in dense forests of oak and pine, fur and rhododendron, and it is best to travel here on the slow train from Kalka. Shimla also is a convenient base for variety of adventure sports such as Skiing, Trekking, Fishing and Golfing etc. MANALI Once called the “end of the habitable world,” Manali is an important Shimla Hills hill station of northern India and is the destination of thousands of tourists every year. Its cool atmosphere provides a perfect haven for the ones afflicted by the hot Indian summers. Besides offering quite a few places for sightseeing, Manali is also famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking. In brief,Manali-the veritable “valley of the Gods”-is an ideal place for the ones in search of both adventure and comfort. Traveling Day : Delhi to Manali (550 KM) (SEASON) Arrival In Delhi, Transfer To Manali By Evening(05:00PM) Volvo A/C Bus Overnight Journey(15 Hours Journey)
Region: Ladakh Total Duration – 16 Nights / 17 Days Maximum Altitude – 3870 m/ 12693 ft Grade – Challenging Best Season – January to Feburary Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in Leh; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 105 Km. Things to Pack: Rucksack 60 ltr, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes and Gum Boot, a warm jacket, warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks (cotton or woolen), water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, sanitizer, towel, walking Stick medicines that you usually use. Rates are excluding GST of 5% Note that the cost would vary for customized group according to their requirements
Region: Ladakh Total Duration – 11 Nights / 12 Days (Ex Leh) Maximum Altitude – 3608 m/ 11219 ft Grade – Challenging Best Season – January to February Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in Leh; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 92 Km. Things to Pack: Rucksack 60 ltr, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes and Gum Boot, a warm jacket, warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks (cotton or woolen), water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, sanitizer, towel, walking Stick and medicines that you usually use. Rates are excluding G.S.T @ 5% Note that the cost would vary for customized group according to their requirements
Region - Leh Total Duration – 8 Nights / 9 Days (Ex Leh) Maximum Altitude – 3303 m/ 10900 ft Grade – Challenging Best Season – January to feburary Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in Leh; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 45 KM Things to Pack: Rucksack 60 ltr, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes and Gum Boot, a warm jacket, warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, extra socks (2 pair, cotton or 2 pair, woolen), water bottle(Thermal Flask), torch(with extra battries), cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, walking Stick medicines that you usually use. Rates are excluding GST of 5% Note that the cost would vary for customized group according to their requirements The Chadar Frozen River Trek The chadar trek is a winter trail trek in zanskar region of ladakh, in Jammu and Kashmir. In the local language chadar means blanket. The Chadar Trek is done on the frozen Zanskar River which provides an access trail to the Zanskar Valley and is used by locals and tourists during the winters seasons. The walls both side of the river rise vertical cliffs up to 600 m high and at some places the zanskar river is only 5m wide. During the summer this river becomes a perfect location for river rafting expedition and during the winters it transforms into an ice sheet where the Chadar trek is performed. For many years Chadar trek attracts tourist from all over the world and it is one of the most exciting and challenging trek. The trek is approximately 105 km on feet, an average trekker completes a distance of 15-17 km everyday. First one have to reach leh, then leh to chilling 3-4 hours drive. Chilling is the last motorable place. From chilling to tilat do is I hour trek. Following day tilat do to gyalpo is about 9-10km. and takes 4-5 hours to reach gyalpo. The other day group has to walk for 5-6 hours from gyalpo to tibb cave. Tibb cave to Nyerek is 9 hours walk. The trek is performed on ice sheet all the way and gives most exciting feel to someone who does the chadar trek. From nyerek we go back to tibb cave and then to gyalpo, to tilat do. Tilat do to chilling and take vehicle to reach leh. So one can try to do the chadar trek but have to wait till winter has come and river frozens . The best time to do the Chadar trek is January to February, when the temperature drops down to -30 to -35 degrees which makes the Zanskar Lake look like a mesmerizing crystal lake. The zanskar locals used the frozen river as for transportation of food material and to reach the nearest town or to their villages. But later this route become an adventurous trek route to those who like to push their limits. Every year many of the people come and experience the toughest and the most adventurous Chadar trek. CHADDAR OVER THE TURQUOISE ZANSKAR IS A FABLED DREAM – Hear Chadar trek story from one our participant. How to Reach LEH Flight is easiest mode of transport. Delhi is center destination. From Delhi there are flights till Leh which fly once daily. Jet Airways, Air India & Go Air offers flight services between New Delhi & Leh. It is very much preferred to make your bookings well in advance as there are surge in pricing after a period of time. Due to snow-capped mountains it’s highly impossible to take road transport. So much preferred is flight. Trek Preparation Chadar Trek is one of the most thrilling & glamorous trek in the world. This trek is done in -15°C and -30°C which is one of the most challenging thing. You need to be mentally as well as physically prepared yourself to survive in such an atmosphere. Your fitness is important although trek is not exhaustive. You need to cope up & be strong to handle such extreme weather conditions at this high altitudes. 3-4 kms of jogging or equivalent workout to this is required. Increase your stamina by doing it every day for 1-2 months. You need to increase you daily walk to make sure you do not strain yourself during trek. Additionally you can train yourself by avoiding hot water, warm clothes & blankets in your own city for couple of months before the trek. Plan the trek well in advance and start building your stamina, strength and lung capacity. Acclimatization is important. You will get a day for this. Try and get acquainted with nature as much as you can. Avoid using heaters in room in Leh before the trek. Drink lot of Liquids (warm water, soup, tea) during trekking days. Embrace the climate & don’t just jump inside blankets. Soon the climate will become bearable & it would be fun.
Region – Kullu / Shimla Total Duration – 5 Nights / 6 Days Style of Trip - Cycling Grade – Easy to Moderate Maximum Altitude – 10700 ft. Best Season -April to October Accommodation – Guesthouse; Organized Campsite Food – On ride– All Veg meals included Distance – 223 KM April to October season is the golden glow season for Himalaya cycling tour. All the bikers from across the globe are invited to join this expedition. Discovering the forest trails & Himalayan beauty you get to explore a lot more things in Manali. Manali Shimla cycling tour is one of the best rides.
Region: Manali / Lahul Valley/Ladakh Total Duration – 10 Nights / 11 Days Style Of Trip – Cycling Maximum Altitude – 17582 feet. Grade – Difficult. Best Season – June to September. Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 470Km Cycling is widely regarded as the mean of being fit. It is so joyful to ride the bike long distances, instead of driving by a vehicle. If you are a cycling enthusiast and are looking for a new challenge in cycling, come across to the Manali-Leh route, the highest motorable road in the world. It is an adventure filled cycling trip in picturesque settings, where there cannot be a better route than this one. Cycling 500 km over high altitude mountains, crossing some of the highest passes in the world, is no mean challenge, especially because the roads are reasonable and are non-existent at some places. One has to be prepared physically and mentally to complete this journey. And so, with physical fitness, mental resolve and a truckload of excitement start your journey from Manali. The overnight bus journey from Delhi to Manali is comfortable, safe and takes 14 hours to reach the destination. One has to get off at Patlikuhl a few km. further from Kullu and take taxi or bus to the camp at Larankelo, about 8 km. from Patlikuhal. At the camp you will meet the rest of the group, consisting people of varying ages and the organizers. Moreover, the times that we were to face together invariably brings out the best in people. The experience you will get during these ten days goes beyond anything words can explain. If there are the daunting challenges of continuous up slopes, biting cold winds, and uncertain weather, there are also the joys of riding miles of down slopes, getting the first glimpse of the destination and the spell bounding beauty of the mountains. The route takes you through vast grounds of Sarchu and the plateaus of the endless More plains to nomads villages on the way. You might get a chance to see wild animals like Blue sheep, Ibex, Yaks, Marmots, wild horses etc. As we reach Rumtse the landscape turns to a bit greenish side which feels like awesome after days of seeing arid nature. Every morning you will wake up wondering what challenges the day would bring and every night you will go to sleep with the satisfaction of having lived up to another challenge. It would be more appropriate to say that each day will amble away as we pedal through it and yet in no time we find ourselves in Leh. Then to the highest motor able pass at Khardung-la at the height of 5600m. by cycle, demands a great stamina to excel at the top and less oxygen makes it more difficult to ride. But at the end once you reach the pass all the fatigue vanishes by conquering it. The feeling throughout the expedition is outstanding and one should do it once in a life for sure. The expedition ends at Leh, here on one can leave to their preferred destinations.