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If you thought the only thing you can do in the Himalayas is climb a mountain, then think again.  

On this Bucket List Co adventure to the Indian Himalayan foothills, you’ll not only be trekking, but rafting, canyoning, ziplining and safariing too. When we say “adventure”, we really mean it, and that’s exactly what you’ll get on this incredible trip to India. 

Quite a bit of curry as well. 

Dramatic topography, lush valleys, stunning waterfalls, traditional villages and awesome wildlife await you on this adventure of a lifetime in India. Rickshaw rides, ancient architecture and maybe even the Bengal tiger too. 
And you’ll do it all with the rugged peaks of the mighty Himalayas in sight, with the Ganges flowing by. If your soul needs feeding, you’ll find the perfect recipe in the Indian Himalayas. (But definitely no chicken tikka masalas.)

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Welcome to Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world! Get your mat and mind ready for some early morning sun salutations and mountain poses at the feet of the world’s most majestic peaks: the Himalayas. 

In between your Indian adventures on foot, raft and rickshaw, you can soak up calming flows with some of the most experienced yogis in the world. Known locally as the birthplace of yoga, Rishikesh is packed with ashrams where people come from all of the planet to rest their minds and exercise their bodies. 

Including the Beatles, you know. (Don’t worry, it’s unlikely you’ll bump into any of them while you’re over there.)

But think twice if it sounds like all the yoga means it’s going to be pure relaxation over here (you must know we don’t do “holidays” at the Bucket List Co by now!). There’s plenty of other stuff here too, and you’ll be getting to know the town and its surrounding countryside very well on your trip. 

Rishikesh is located in the heart of the hilly Uttarakhand state, with Tibet to the north and Nepal to the east. The state is bursting with life thanks to its plethora of natural resources; from glaciers to rivers and dense forests to snow-clad mountain peaks. 

You’re going to experience all of it.

About 16km from Rishikesh lies Shivpuri village, an unpretentious hub of adventure and the real lure of your time in India. From your camp, you’ll head out rafting, trekking, taking nature walks, rappelling, rock climbing and ziplining, with unforgettable jeep safaris in search of the elusive Bengal tiger too. 

Want to see the very best of India’s natural beauty, score some incredible panoramic valley views and get to know the sacred Ganges first-hand? This is an adventure you can’t miss. 

The India Himalayan Adventure Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrive in Delhi

    Depart UK and arrive in Delhi.

    You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

    Depending on your international flight timing, spend the day to relaxing/ shopping and exploring Delhi city.

  • Day 2

    DELHI – HARIDWAR – CAMP

    Early this morning, take the train to Haridwar (the nearest railhead to Camp).

    On arrival at Haridwar you will be driven to our camp, via a scenic drive as you cross the town of Rishikesh.

    Post a sumptuous lunch, we begin with a short hike to a typical hill village accompanied by our resident naturalist. During the walk, the naturalist will explain the way of life in a village and introduce them to the flora and fauna found in the foothills of the Himalaya.

    Return to camp in the evening. Dinner and overnight in camp.

  • Day 3

    At the camp

    Post breakfast, drive for a short distance to the put-in point for today’s rafting session. After a thorough safety briefing, gear up with helmets, life jackets and paddles to commence our rafting on the Ganga. This is a gentle stretch to learn raft orienteering techniques. Conclude paddling at Rishikesh and drive back to camp for a hot lunch.

    Post lunch, we drive down to Rishikesh and commence our walking tour of the fascinating town. After crossing Laxman Jhulla, a suspended bridge across the Ganges, we walk past several temples, ashrams, the local bazaar and yoga centres to Ram Jhulla (another suspended bridge) Both bridges are named after the two brothers Ram and Laxman from the Hindu Epic “Ramayana”.

    At Ram Jhoola we walk down to the ghat for an evening “Aarti” (prayer ceremony).

    After the “Aarti” we walk across the Ram Jhoola to board our waiting vehicle and drive back to the camp.

    Dinner and overnight in camp.

  • Day 4

    Full Day Hiking

    Post breakfast, we leave for the trek with a picnic lunch. The first half of the trek is an uphill climb. After about 30 minutes of hiking we take a short detour to a nearby waterfall, to see some stalactites formations. It is also a good spot for photographs.

    After a short break at the waterfall, we get back to the trail and continue our gradual ascent. The trail passes through a typical hill village called Patna and continues further up through the two local primary schools en route to another village called Simal Khet – the highest point of our trek.

    Picnic lunch at a vantage point, offers a panoramic view of the valley and the Ganga River.

    Return to camp.

    Time at leisure or to spend time on the beach by the Ganges.

    Dinner and overnight in camp.

  • Day 5

    Zipline, wildlife safari

    Early morning yoga session.

    Post-breakfast, we have an exciting and adventurous zip line activity 400 metres across the Ganges River and 65 metres above the river from Snow Leopard Adventures Camp Panther to Leopard Heights, our camp picturesquely located in the hill opposite Shivpuri village.

    Early lunch and drive to Rajaji National Park for a wildlife safari.

    Rajaji National Park is distinct for its pristine scenic beauty and its rich bio-diversity. This area is the north-western limit of the Asian elephants. Apart from elephants, the park is home to over 40 species of mammals including tigers, leopards, deer and ghurals and has over 315 species of birds.

    Return to camp for dinner.

  • Day 6

    DEVPRAYAG RAFTING

    After an early breakfast you will leave for Devprayag (120 minutes drive, 55 kilometers) for a full day of rafting on the Ganges.

    Devprayag is at the confluence of two very sacred rivers – Bhagirathi river and Alaknanda that merge to form the holy Ganges river.

    You will be introduced to river guiding and get a chance to steer the boat. The rafting stretch today should take approximately 4 hours.

    After the rafting session you will board a waiting bus and drive back to the camp a journey of around 45 minutes.

    Dinner and overnight in camp.

  • Day 7

    JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK

    After an early breakfast you will drive for 5 hours (165 Kilometers) through typical Indian towns, past agricultural fields to Jim Corbett National Park.

    You will reach your Corbett Resort in time for lunch.

    Established as Hailey National Park in 1936, Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India. The park was the first to come under the Project Tiger initiative, started to protect the endangered Bengal Tiger. It has now become one of the most popular tourist attractions for wildlife and nature lovers across the world.

    In the afternoon, we will take a nature walk accompanied by a naturalist into a Sal forest surrounding the resort. The walk in the forest offers an excellent introduction to the flora fauna of the area.

    Return to the resort for dinner.

  • Day 8

    Jim Corbett National Park

    Early morning, you depart for a wildlife safari into the Bijrani range hoping for a glimpse of the elusive tiger. Return to resort for breakfast.

    Post lunch, you embark on your second wildlife safari today in Jhirna range.

    You return in time for an early dinner.

  • Day 9

    Jim Corbett National Park - Delhi

    Today you will take a train back to Delhi. The train will depart from the station at 9:55 hrs and will take approximately 5.5 hours.

    Upon return you will be driven to your hotel and have plenty of time to rest, relax and explore the capital city at your own pace.

  • Day 10

    Tour of Delhi

    The division between Old and New Delhi is the division between the capitals of the Mughals and of the British. It also marks the division in life styles. Old Delhi or “The Walled City” is all tradition where as New Delhi is a city trying to live up to the best of 21st century standards.

    Tour of Old Delhi includes visit to the magnificent Red Fort (closed on Mondays) which overlooks the River Yamuna. This is followed by rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, the centuries-old marketplace in Old Delhi.

    Post lunch drive pass Lutyen’s Delhi, which houses the Parliament House, the Presidential Estate and the India Gate. This part of Delhi was designed by the English architect, Edwin Lutyens when India was part of the British Empire.

    After a brief stop here to take photographs, drive on to Humayun’s tomb, an outstanding monument in the Indo-Persian style which is said have inspired Emperor Shah Jahan to make the world famous Taj Mahal.

    Return back to the hotel in the evening for wash & change followed by farewell dinner.

  • Day 11

    Depart Delhi

    After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to Delhi International Airport in time to board the flight back home.

Food and Accomodation for India Himalayan Adventure

  • Day 1

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 2

    Camping
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Camping
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4

    Camping
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 5

    Camping
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 6

    Camping
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 7

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 8

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 9

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 10

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 11

    Flight
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Reviews about the India Himalayan Adventure trip

Here’s what some of our awesome customers had to say:

“Absolutely fantastic from beginning till end highly recommend this company staff were perfect in every way couldn’t of made it without them I will be booking up in future again and met new friends for life.”

Adrian Farr The Bucket List Company Reviews

“Fantastic time with fantastic people! The trip to Morocco was amazing, from the markets of Marrakech to the summit of Mt. Toubkal. The team were knowledgeable and friendly, prepared us well, and accommodated all my dietary needs well (not the easiest when all food is carried with us up the mountain!). Would definitely use The Bucket List Company again, just as soon as I’ve saved for my next trip!”

Isaac Mount Toubkal trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

Absolutely amazing from day one to the day we finished hiking up to Everest base camp. The bucket list is certainly up there in the top 10 Organisations and they are brilliant at what they do. I have had so many amazing memories of climbing to Everest base camp as well as climbing Kilimanjaro. I would highly recommend as without their input, I would never have had these amazing memories and experiences I’ve had.

Jason Mount Kilimanjaro climb The Bucket List Company Reviews

“Ok, so if you aren’t Wonder Woman or the female version of Edmund Hillary (although we did have our very own Ironwoman – unfortunately not me!) but you fancy a bit of a challenge/adventure, then this is ideal! 

This trip will challenge you mentally and physically, but because you make new amazing friends and have such a laugh – along with seeing the vibrancy of Morocco – you soon forget about how much you are struggling. The elation of achievement when you reach the top is phenomenal, and worth every foot step! 

Other companies may offer the same trip, but I doubt they give the same level of expertise from the moment you pay your deposit! Everything has been thought of, from the advice about equipment to buy/rent, to the tips for working with our amazing guides and porters.

And then there’s our Bucket list Company rep, Gareth! Gareth, aka Billy Boy Wonder, was the best expedition leader you can ask for. He was always positive, encouraging, smiling and calm, even when there was a drama or something didn’t go according to plan. Oh, and ask him about his belly dancing skills!

I would highly recommend this company, and will be booking another trip! If you have any doubts, don’t! Just book it! You won’t regret it, and will finish the week with a permanent smile, some lovely new friends and priceless memories! Thank you to everyone on our trip. And at last I can say: “Got the t-shirt and wearing it!”

Lucille Snow Mount Toubkal trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

This is by far the best experience I will ever have. If it wasn’t for Keith and his bucket list company, I would be sitting here saying “I wonder whatit’ss like to stand on the roof of Africa. Instead, I’m telling my children how daddy climbed a mountain.

Andrew Gillie Mount Kilimanjaro climb The Bucket List Company Reviews

“Just back from a weeks diving in Gozo, the whole experience was amazing, a lovely bunch of people on the trip, strangers at the start but great friends within days. The diving instructors were very professional, friendly, patient, supportive and good fun.

Every aspect of the trip appeared to run like clockwork thanks to Keith and the staff at The Bucket List Company, if there were any problems, I was not aware of them. Just need to sort my bucket list and then book with them again. Nice surprise when I got home. Thank you The Bucket List Company.”

John Crockford Gozo Diving Trip The Bucket List Company Reviews

If India doesn’t steal your heart during this adventure, we’ll eat our Bucket List Co buffs. Well, we won’t, but we might think you’re some sort of crazy person. Sorry. 

This incredible country has something for everyone, and all within the most beautiful of settings. The trip itself is the perfect balance of relaxation and mental restoration, with morning yoga and evening temple trips. Then oodles of adventure packed in between. 

Bit of a daredevil? You’ll enjoy flying 400m across the Ganges, 65m up on a zipline. 

Want to feel “at one” with water? You’ll be at home on the raft, learning to take charge of the boat and steer down the sacred river. 

Love nature? Canyoning in the Himalayan foothills is like no other trekking on earth. You’ll see breath-taking waterfalls and panoramic valley views, all with the monolithic, majestic mountains behind you. 

We haven’t even touched on the safaris yet. With three safaris and other nature drives during the trip, you’ll get more than your fill of the flora and fauna in this unbelievable country. 

Rajaji National Park is simply beautiful, with incredibly rich biodiversity to boot. Home to more than 40 species of mammals and 315+ species of birds, Rajaji often comes up trumps and you should have an unforgettable tour. 

Later in the trip, you’ll head back out on two further safaris in the Bijrani and Jhirna ranges of the Jim Corbett National Park, in search of the Bengal tiger. Even if you don’t spot one, this place holds so much magic, you probably won’t even remember what you were looking for. 

Now, no trip to India would be complete without some time in Old Delhi, so we’ll bookend the adventure with rikshaw rides, markets and tours of the very best of this age-old, bustling metropolis. 

Interested?! Check out the itinerary, chuck any questions you have in our direction, book your spot and get ready to tick an incredible experience off your Bucket List. 

If you don’t do it now, will you ever? 

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  • 16/01/2023 15 Spaces available
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    £440.00 x 5

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  • 29/01/2024 15 Spaces available
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