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This trip will introduce you to the natural and cultural heritage of northern India, an area rich in glaciers, rivers, dense forests and snow-clad mountains.
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5 nights accommodation, selected meals, transfers, sightseeing and activities as per itinerary, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.
Departs daily, 01 Oct 17 – 30 Jun 18
Trek through dense forests and past snow-clad mountain peaks exploring the glaciers and rivers on this active adventure in Rishikesh, lcated in the lower HImalayas and known as the 'Yoga Capital of the World'. Throughout this adventure, you’ll enjoy rafting, trekking, nature walks, wall climbing and rappelling.
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Explore Rishikesh, made famous when the Beatles visited during the 1970s
Hike through the beautiful mountain scenery of the lower Himalayas
Take an exhilarating rafting trip
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You will be met at either Haridwar Railway Station or Dehradun Airport and transferred to Camp Panther, located in Shivpuri, where you will have a welcome briefing followed by lunch. This afternoon, take a walking tour of Baddal village, through terraced fields and through a typical Garhwal village to learn more about the local way of life. You'll return to camp in time for high tea and dinner. (L) (D)
Following an early morning yoga session and breakfast, transfer a short distance to the pu-in point along the river for a rafting session. After a comprehensive safety briefing, you'll be kitted out with life jackets, helmets and paddles to commence your rafting trip along the Ganges River. Transfer back to camp for lunch before an afternoon walking tour of the town of Rishikesh, famed as the yoga capital of the world and renowned as the place where the Beatles came to stay with their guru in the 1960s. This evening, experience the Hindu religious ceremony of Aarti along the ghats of the Ganges River at sunset. (B) (L) (D)
After your early morning yog session and breakfast, try your hand at Rock Climbing on the artificial wall at the camp and the rest of the morning is at leisure to relax by the swimming pool. After lunch, you'll have the chance to take a zip line ride 400 metres across the Ganges River from Camp Panther to Leopard Heights, which is located on the hill opposite Shivpuri village. (B) (L) (D)
Enjoy an early morning yoga session and breakfast at your camp before taking the zip line across after lunch for the drive to the river for a rafting session. This section of the river has some Grade II & III rapids. Your rafting session finishes just below Leopard Heights camp and you'll be able to walk up to the camp for dinner and a camp fire this evening. (B) (L) (D)
Following your early morning yoga session and breakfast, take the zip lane back to Camp Panther and embark on a hike through the nearby hill villages, with a picnic lunch. Hike to a nearby waterfall to see the stalactite formations, and take the trail up through a hill village called Patna before reaching your lunch stop for the day, Simal Khet, which offers panoramic views over the valley and the Ganges River. Descend to the other side of the valley through lush green forests and vegetation, before transferring back to Camp Panther. (B) (L) (D)
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Camp Panther before transferring to Haridwar Railway Station or Dehradun Airport for your onward journey. (B)
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