the Secret Himalayas
When: June – September / 4-18th June 2005
away in the craggy folds of the Himalayas is a land few people know about,
fewer still have crossed this way for it has been one of the world’s best
secrets for thousands of years. We find the amazing Chandratal Lake (14,420
ft) and high valleys that until recently were forbidden lands.
When: May –
Oct / 21st May - 4th June 2005
After a luxurious night at the 500 year old Naggar Castle our trek begins
towards the Chandrakani Pass. We camp on the outskirts of Malana, an ancient
and isolated tribal village, with its own language, customs and laws.
The existence of Malana is believed to date back pre-2BC. We follow the
ancient pilgrimage trail to Kasol and admire the stunning panorama of
surrounding snow-capped peaks as we soak in the natural hot spring bath.
View the world from a different level!
Wildlife Sanctuary Trek
– Oct / 3rd-19th Sept 2005
This challenging trek starting from the Manali Wildlife Sanctuary takes
us to the home of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetans in exile. We pass through
the ancient village of Bara Bhangal, only accessible for 4-5 months of
the year to meet the legendary Himalayan shepherd – the Gaddis – who lead
a nomadic lifestyle largely unchanged for centuries.
to the Home of The Dalai Lama
When: March – May / Sept
– Nov / 16th-30th April 2005
This is a unique opportunity to trek through the colourful kingdom of
the Himalayas and have a rare chance to interact with the local Tibetan
community and to support a Tibetan children’s project.
You have the opportunity of trekking through Hindu settlements and past
temples, to isolated Buddhist monasteries, camping beside nomadic shepherd
encampments, all amongst the snow-capped peaks of the world’s highest
and most spectacular range. We finish the trek in Dharamsala, home to
the Dalai Lama, often called “Little Lhasa”.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Feb – June / Sept – Dec / 17th Dec 2005 - 2nd Jan
Trek to the base camp of Mount Everest (8,848m) the highest mountain in
the world. We trek through Sagarmatha National Park, exploring the villages
and colourful monasteries, following spectacular deep valleys and glacial
lakes, enjoying the hospitality of the sherpa people. The views are simply
spectacular. A trek not to be missed.
Ancient Silk Route
When: June – September / 2nd - 16th July 2005
A 4WD jeep safari and trek through Spiti. You will be one of the first
few visitors to explore this idyllic region. Ki Gompa is the oldest and
largest Gompa in Spiti dating back to the 10th Century. We follow the
ancient Tibetan silk route to Kibber, the highest village in the world.
the Roof of the World
Challenging. When: mid June – mid Sept / 16th July - 1st Aug 2005
This tour is a classic Himalayan traverse from Manali to Leh challenging
vertigo-free cyclists to manage 4 famous Himalayan passes, including Tanglang
La (17,850 ft), the highest road in the world.
Cycle the Unexplored Himalayas
Tough. When: June – September / 6th - 20th Aug 2005
This journey is a mountain-bikers dream passing remote villages, high
passes and mighty snow peaks. Access to the high valleys of Spiti, North
India, this remote and rugged corner of the world has only been possible
since 1992. We visit Chandratal Lake (14,420 ft) and Kibber, the highest
village in the world.
Level: Moderate. When: September - April / 12th - 26th Feb 2005
This journey is a mountain - bikers dream, passing through colourful tribal villages; staying at Maharaja's Palaces; wildlife viewing at the famous Tiger reserve, Ranthambore National Park and visiting some of India's best attractions including the Taj Mahal.
Cycle the Himalayan Foothills
Level: Moderate. When: March – June / Sept - Dec / 19th March - 2nd April 2005
Cycling along hidden trails to rarely visited
local villages to Dharamsala, the centre of a vibrant Tibetan community
and home to the Dalai Lama.
Level: Experienced. When: March
- May / Sept – Nov
Come to the Indian Himalayas for some of
the best paragliding in the world. With superb conditions for XC, cloudbases
upto 6000m, clear air space for miles and incredible views of the highest
mountain range on earth; mixed with the friendliness and hospitality of
the local Hindu and Buddhist people, and you have all the ingredients
for an amazing paragliding trip. come to the Indian Himalayas for a paragliding trip of a lifetime, you won't be disappointed !
Some of the most beautiful rivers in Himachal Pradesh are home to the
brown and rainbow trout. The stunning riverbanks and the mountain tranquility
provide days on end of pleasurable and exciting fishing.
Dream and Adventure
Come and stay with us in our relaxed, comfortable adventure centre and
home. Based in Bir, North India, at the foothills of the Himalayas. It
is a beautiful village and the local people are incredibly warm and friendly,
and continue a lifestyle unchanged for centuries. There is colouful Tibetan
community to interact with, and amazing monasteries to visit. Set in a
beautiful location amongst forest and tea plantation, a home away from
home. We have maps and information on the area in our library that is
well-stocked with books and games. The house and camp offers a variety
of accommodation. We offer tasty home-cooked food, using herbs and vegetables
grown fresh from the garden. We can arrange a variety of treks, mountain-biking,
fishing, tandem-paragliding, other adventure sports, massage, yoga course
and local sightseeing.