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Indian Adventures

Experience the spirit of the great Indian outdoors with Snow Leopard Adventures. Be it river rafting on the Ganga, a trek in the Himalayas, kayaking in Kerala, a jeep safari to Ladakh or an elephant safari in the jungles of India, we assure you of a once-in-a-life time experience. Meticulous planning, tremendous emphasis on safety and “eco-sense” form the foundation of each of our trips. Add to that the efficient staff, state of the art equipment and excellent cuisine and you have one of our typical trips.

Our well-planned itineraries also offer a keen insight into the culture of a country dating back to the dawn of civilization. Most of the adventure activities can be extended to include a trip to the world famous Taj Mahal, a sojourn at the culturally rich desert state of Rajasthan or a visit to the renowned Khajuraho temples.

Uttarakhand Adventures / Itinerary

A major portion of Uttarakhand, also known as Dev Bhoomi or Land of the Gods for its temples and spiritual connections, lies in the Himalayas. With over 50 per cent of its area covered in forests, this North Indian state is celebrated for its natural and cultural heritage. The holy River Ganges and River Yamuna originate in this region. The state has gained a reputation of being the adventure hub of India with trekking, river rafting, rappelling, kayaking, zip lining, bungee jumping, cycling, mountain biking and other exciting activities becoming very popular. Mountains, rivers, jungles, temples, ashrams and myriad adventure opportunities available make this state an exciting place to visit.

BEST TIME September-May

Duration 7 days/ 6 nights

Adventure & Culture in Orchha / Itinerary

The Betwa River and the picturesque terrain, along with the magnificent ruins make it an adventurer’s paradise. The river is wide and its placid flow is intermittently broken by Grade I to Grade II rapids. The river is good for easy kayaking and rafting. As the Betwa River is dam controlled, rafting is subject to water level. We will organize alternate soft adventure activities, if rafting is not possible.

 

BEST TIME September-April

Duration 2 days/ 1 night

Jammu & Kashmir Adventure / Itinerary

This North Indian state, located mostly in the Himalayan mountains, comprises of three regions viz Jammu, Kashmir valley and Ladakh. The Himalayas separate the Kashmir valley from Ladakh while the Pir Panjal range, separates it from the plains of the rest of northern India.

Ladakh, with its awesome landscape and colourful people, is an amazing place to visit. This ethereal cold desert, known as “The Last Shangri La” or ”The Little Tibet”, seldom fails to impress. Flanked by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram, Ladakh lies athwart two other mountain ranges i.e. the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range.

BEST TIME July - September

Duration 10 days/ 9 nights

Himachal Pradesh Adventures / Itinerary

With beautiful snow-capped mountains and deep river valleys this picturesque northern state offers breath taking landscapes. It is the fruit bowl of the country with orchards growing a variety of fruit adding to the beauty around. The region is known for its beautiful flora and fauna. After winter the hillsides are covered in beautiful flowers. It is also beautifully landscaped for various adventure sports.

BEST TIME September-May

Duration 7 Days / 6 Nights

Kayaking the Kerala Backwaters

This trip, based out of “God’s Own Country- Kerala”, offers an opportunity to kayak the backwaters of this beautiful state and see its land, people and culture up close. Visit temples, churches, rubber plantations, watch the ancient art of “kalaripayattu”, visit a fishing village and experience the lush beauty of the state as you travel down the backwaters in a kayak.

BEST TIME September-April

Duration 12 Days

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Skiing in Gulmarg

Trip Date January 14 – 21, 2017

No. of days 8 Days (Saturday – Saturday)

Known for its unparalleled beauty, Gulmarg (8955 ft) is a premier ski resort in the country. The ski resort in Kashmir is surrounded by dense forests of tall conifers and snow capped mountains of the Himalayas and offers slopes for both beginners and experienced skiiers.

In Search of the Snow Leopard

Trip Date February 4 – 12, 2017

No. of days 9 Days (Saturday – Sunday)

Established in 1981 to protect the decreasing population of Himalayan wildlife, Hemis National Park, in Ladakh, is called the “Snow Leopard Capital of India”. Spotting this wild cat roam in its natural habitat is an experience of a lifetime.

Uttarakhand: Alaknanda Rafting Expedition

Trip Date March 11 – 15, 2017

No. of days 5 Days (Saturday – Wednesday)

India has a range of rivers ideal for multi-day river expeditions. The Alaknanda river, originating in the heart of the Himalaya, merges with the Bhagirathi river at Devprayag and becomes the Mighty Ganges, which is by far the most popular river for rafting in India. The expedition down the Alaknanda river introduces you to the grand panoroma of the Garhwal Himalaya, its interesting temples, its fascinating culture and its warm, friendly people.
Ultimate Adventure in the foothills of the Himalayas

Trip Date April 08 – 16, 2017

No. of days 9 Days (Saturday – Sunday)

This trip offers a sampler of adventures possible in Uttrakhand at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas. The trip starts with a trek through a forest followed by biking on mountain trails and rafting on the Ganges. This trip also introduces you to the culture and traditions of local villagers.

Himalayan Shepherds’ Trek

Trip Date May 14 – 20, 2017

No. of days 7 Days (Sunday – Saturday)

This trip, based out of Dharamshala, offers an opportunity to explore the tranquility of Buddhist culture and the old-world charm of British architecture. The trek takes us past villages of shepherds (“gaddis”), who migrate each spring with their flock from the foothills of the Kangra valley to the rich grazing areas of Lahaul and Spiti.

Ladakh: Little Tibet Trek with Lamayuru Festival

Trip Date June 15 – June 23, 2017

No. of days 9 Days (Thursday – Friday)

Flanked by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram, Ladakh, with its awesome landscape and colourful people, is an amazing place to visit. The dates of this trek offer an opportunity to attend the festival at the Lamayuru monastery near Leh.

The Last Shangrila with Phyang Festival

Trip Date July 19 – August 03, 2017

No. of days 16 Days (Wednesday – Thursday)

This 16-day visit to Ladakh, often referred to as the Last Shangri La, gives you an opportunity to trek to high altitude villages, interact with Ladakhi villagers, drive across high passes and also to visit the ethereal lake, Pangong Tso. The dates of this trip coincide with the festival dates at Phyang monastery in Leh.

LAHAUL- SPITI JEEP SAFARI

Trip Date 11-20 Aug 2017

No. of days 09 Nights / 10 Days (Friday – Sunday)

Enjoy a driving holiday on India’s wildest, most rugged and most spectacular roads. Drive to the highest road-connected village in the world (4205 mt), cross the high passes of Kunzum La (4550 mt) & Rohtang La ( 3980 mt) and spend a night camping by the tranquil and enigmatic Chandra Tal or the moon lake. Experience remote, untouched areas of unadulterated outdoors, lush foliage to stark terrain and star filled skies at night, this route shows you nature in its grandest form.

Ladakh: Markha Valley Trek

Trip Date Aug. 13-24, 2017

No. of days 12 Days (Sunday – Thursday)

Markha Valley trek is one of the most popular treks in Ladakh region. The trail begins from Jingchen located deep inside the valley close to Leh and crosses several remote picturesque villages with two passes en route – Ganda La (4920 M) and Kongmaru la (5150 M). En route we get impressive views of the Ladakh range, the Zanskar range and the Karakoram Rang

Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari with Ladakh festival

Trip Date September 12 – 21, 2017

No. of days 10 Days (Tuesday – Thursday)

This Trans Himalayan jeep safari takes you from the pleasant hospitable hill town of Manali to the high altitude, exotic desert region of Spiti, Lahaul & Ladakh, located at the India – Tibet border. The journey takes you over 5 Himalayan passes including Kunzum-La at 14, 930 ft in Spiti and Tanglang La at 17,000 ft before reaching Leh. The dates of this trip give you an opportunity to attend the popular Ladakh festival.

Kali Sarda Rafting Expedition

Trip Date December 3 – 10, 2017

No. of days 8 Days (Sunday – Sunday)

Sandwiched between India and Nepal’s western boundary, Kali Sarda is one of the important rivers of the Himalayas. An expedition down this river provides some classic Grade III/ IV rafting thrills. The river flows through remote, unspoilt regions and the pristine wilderness is definitely a highlight of the trip. The region is also known for some phenomenal bird life.


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Ghattughat Village, Uttarakhand

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Shivpuri Village, Uttarakhand

Shivpuri Village, Uttarakhand

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