Delhi - Kalka - Shimla - Naldehra – Thali - Tattapani - Mahunag - Chindi - Shikari Hills - Karsog - Taj Mahal - Delhi

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What's Included

Activities: Trekking, Jeeps, Day Walks, Trekking and Camping with village excursion

Accommodation: Farm/home stays, hotels and all camping during trekking in the Himalayas as well as farm stay experiences to explore local India

All Meals: All breakfast and meals throughout the trip. (There will be a chance for students to buy their own meal in Shimla)

Entrance Fees: As per the itinerary. Please allow for the Taj Mahal entry fee separately and students should buy the ticket to gain local experience

Transport: All transport by Air conditioned vehicles with private drivers from Airport to Airport and during your trip private drivers in Toyota and Tata Cars

Train Journeys: All train tickets are included New Delhi- Shimla, Shimla/Kalka – New Delhi and New Delhi to Agra and Return.

Your Heavy bags: Transport, Horses or Porters will be provided for your trekking tours only

Historian Talks: Talk on Shimla

Fully Escorted: Guided by An English speaking Guide and services of local guides where needed

What's Not Included

Any Domestic Flights

Entrance tickets into Temples & Monuments (apart from the Taj Mahal - approximately £70pp).

Dinners or lunches (except during Homestays and trekking)

Tips to your staff, guides and drivers are not included.


Accommodation and all Tours are subject to availability

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Day One:

Arrive at Delhi:

Morning: Arrive at Delhi. You’ll be met at the airport and driven to the hotel in New Delhi.

Afternoon: Sightseeing

Overnight: Evening meal and overnight at a hand picked Hotel in New Delhi.

Day Two:

Delhi to Chandigarh: Experience the famed Indian Railways

Day: Take the fast Shatabadi Express train to Chandigarh (3 hrs) and the connecting toy train to Shimla (5 hrs). Enjoy a picnic lunch on the train whilst your luggage travels ahead by car.

Afternoon: Explore the rich heritage of the British Raj in Shimla, led by expert local guides

Evening: Dinner in Shimla, and overnight and one of our chosen hotels or a Homestay in the hills

Day Three:

Trekking - Naldehra to Devidhar & Farmhouse Homestay

Morning: Drive to Naldehra.

Day: After breakfast hike in the foothills of the Himalayas to Satluj Valley from Naldehra to Thali village and then down into the Satluj Valley

Afternoon/Evening: Visit the Thali village and stay overnight at a Farmhouse. Experience fire making and cooking with the local family.

Day Four:

Trekking - Thali to Shakra Villagae & Community Projects

Day: A short hike to visit a village Shakra (2 - 3 Hours) and help to set up a library for a Senior School (4 - 5 hours)

Day Five:

Trekking - School & Village Visits

Day: A short hike to visit the local two small schools in the village where Puran used to teach . Students will help to do a workshop about the importance of clean water and its resources or climate change and ways to reduce air pollution

Evening: A talk at Hotel Hot Springs or at the Farmhouse to educate villagers about water and air pollution

Day Six:

Trekking - Bagshard to Mahunag

Morning: Drive to Bagshard village

Day: Trek to Mahunag with picnic lunch en route

Overnight: Camping.

Day Seven:

Trekking - Mahunag to Chindi (4 hours)

Morning: After an early breakfast, drive to Mahunag temple and village through the hills

Day: Trek to Chindi

Evening: Yoga Class, camp fire and sunset at Chindi Village with camping

Day Eight:

Trekking - Chindi to Shanthal village in the Shikari Hills

Day:  After breakfast in the alpine forests, enjoy a trek through the Apple orchards and villages to Shanthal Camp

Optional Further trek to Shivi Temple further up in the woods (2 Hours)

Afternoon/Evening: Visit some old houses and then trek back to Chindi Camp or Shanthal Camp

Trek Chindi to Shanthal village in the Shikari hills (3-4 hours), evening drive to the farmhouse: After breakfast in the alpine forests. Trek through the Apple orchards and villages to Shanthal camp and after tea at the camp, optional another hike for 2 hours to Shivi temple further up in the woods. Visit some of the old houses and after hike down to the Camp at Chindi or overnight Camp at Shanthal.

Day Nine:

Trekking/Car Trip - Thadapani Temples, Farming & Mountain Village Life & Hot Springs

Morning: Trek to visit traditional farming and mountain communities to explore the hidden village way of life

Day: Drive to Hot Springs

Overnight at the Farmhouse

Day Ten:

Sightseeing - Shimla & Drive to Kalka/Transfer to Delhi

Day: Explore historic Shimla and it's deep connection the the history of the British Raj

Afternoon: Drive to Kalka to catch evening train to Delhi

Overnight: Stay at one of our hand picked Hotels

Day Eleven:

Sightseeing - Day Trip to Agra and the Taj Mahal

Morning: Fast train from New Delhi to Agra, to allow approx. 2-3 hours to visit the beautiful and most inspiring Taj Mahal

Lunch in a local restaurant

Afternoon: Visit to Agra Fort, Marble Workshops and shopping opportunities

Evening: Fast train return to Delhi, and overnight at a Hotel

Day Twelve:

Sightseeing - Delhi and Departure

Early Morning: Sightseeing of historical sights in Delhi including Kutub Minar, the Gandhi Museum and markets of Delhi

Day Thirteen:

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