How to Explore India on Foot
What is the best – and most eco way of exploring a country? Walking! Use your own two feet to beat the fumes and see the rural idylls and hidden gems that you won’t get to by car. You may think that’s not an option for every tourist destination…but we believe it is! Check out these incredible trips to find out how to explore India on foot…
Travelling from Delhi to Kathmandu is an unforgettable experience. From the spectacular forts and palaces of Jaipur and the world-famous Taj Mahal, to the rare wildlife of Nepal’s Chitwan National Park, this tour between two national capitals is bursting with cultural and natural highlights. Your journey begins in India’s vibrant capital, Delhi, with a sightseeing tour that introduces you to this great city’s rich cultural heritage. Delve deep into the heart of Old Dehli, visiting India’s largest mosque, the bustling Chandni Chowk market and the Rajghat, a memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Click here to find out more
Let’s take a trip back to ancient times, when traders crossed the Himalayan watershed to bring caravans packed full of wool, yak butter and precious stones from Tibet to Assam, where they’d exchange their goods for salt, tea and cloth. In 1913, this route was explored by F.M. Bailey and his team of British surveyors, and came to be known as The Bailey Trail. The route you’ll follow on this trek aligns partially with this ancient trade route, crossing high mountain passes and winding through interlocking valleys. Journey through sub-tropical forests, high grasslands and barren Himalayan pastures, admire alpine lakes, visit traditional villages and monasteries and interact with friendly locals along the way. Click here to find out more
Arguably the centrepiece of the Indian Himalaya, the Garhwal Region offers a perfect balance of adventurous trekking and stunning views. Dominated by the awesome Nanda Devi Sanctuary, this beautiful region is the setting for your classic Garhwal trek, as you follow the famous Curzon Trail. Named for the former Viceroy of British India who walked this route, the trail provides sublime Himalayan views as well as plenty of opportunities to visit traditional villages and holy pilgrimage sites along the upper Ganges. Your tour begins with a journey north from Delhi into the town of Srinagar. After a short drive into the mountains, you’ll reach Lohajung village, where the trail begins. Click here to find out more.
Discover the snow-capped peaks, lush meadows, tumbling waterfalls and icy glaciers of the Garhwal region, following in the foot-steps of pilgrims on this 19-day adventure. This classic trekking itinerary is designed to show off the best of the region’s breath-taking natural beauty, as well as give you the opportunity to interact closely with local people to learn more about their rich culture and traditions. This fantastic part of the Indian Himalayas has some of the world’s most magnificent scenery, from holy rivers rushing through verdant valleys to thick forests and barren rock faces. Click here to find out more!
Get acquainted with the spectacular landscapes and culture of the Ladakh region on an unforgettable trekking tour. Sometimes referred to as Little Tibet, Ladakh is defined by high-altitude desert landscapes surrounded by majestic jagged mountains peppered with tiny villages and picturesque Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. This classic seven-day trek through stunning scenery and remote settlements allows you to gain a greater insight into the culture and traditions of the Ladakhi and Tibetan people. You’ll begin your tour with a flight from Delhi to Leh, which will give you breath-taking views of the snow-capped peaks of the vast Himalayan Mountain Range. Click here to find out more
None of these quite tickle your fancy? Just get in contact with one of our eco experts and they can tailor your perfect trip!!