Exploring Himalayan Hamlets

Daily Tour 06 nights / 07 days
Kinnaur, Shimla, Kullu & Manali, Lahol & Spiti

OVERVIEW:

Tour highlights on interaction with the local community and getting involved in various tasks performed by the local hosts giving travelers a unique experience.


HIGHEST ALTITUDE
1850 m

DURATION OF TOUR
06 Nights/07 Days

BEST SEASON TO VISIT
Throughout The Year

INCLUDED
  • 06 Nights’ accommodation on Twin / double sharing at Old Traditional Houses.
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner on fixed Menu.
  • All Arrival/Departure transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by air-conditioned transport: A/C Medium Car [for 02 pax]; A/C Toyota Innova { for 04 -06 Pax } & A/C Tempo Traveler { for 08-12 Pax}as per itinerary including Road / Toll taxes, Parking fee, Fuel charges, Interstate taxes, Driver Allowances etc.
  • TSI representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.

NOT INCLUDED
  • Expense of personal nature like Airfare, Railway Tickets, Bus Fare, tipping, Portage, laundry, and telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, monuments’ fees, medical expenses, any Insurance etc.
  • Services of a Transfer Rep / Local Guide / Monument entrances in any place.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned under the “Cost Inclusion” column.

CANCELLATION POLICIES:

In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/ unavoidable reasons we must be informed in written. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in written and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • Once the booking is confirmed   – 25% of the tour/service cost.
  • 15 days prior to arrival                  – 50% of the tour/service cost.
  • 07 days prior to arrival                 – 75% of the tour/service cost.
  • Less than 72 hours or no show   – NO REFUNDS
DAY 01: ARRIVAL PATHANKOT STATION/VILLAGE

Meet on arrival at station and travel to village by car. On arrival meet and greet with your local host family and check into your room. Spend rest of the day at leisure and get familiar with the host family at your staying place. Help the hosts with dinner cooking. Dinner and overnight in village.

DAY 02: IN VILLAGE – VILLAGE WALK

Get up early morning and help the host family with household chores like feeding the animals, burning up the clay oven and enjoy your morning tea with sunrise. After breakfast proceed for a walk of the village. Observe the villagers in their day to day routine and help some of them with their chores. Later help your host family with lunch and enjoy your meal. After lunch, proceed to gather the fodder for livestock. Evening help the family with dinner cooking. Dinner and overnight in village.

DAY 03: IN VILLAGE – VISIT TO HERBAL FACTORY

Proceed with the same routine of yesterday morning. After breakfast proceed to nearby herbal factory where you can get the knowledge about local herbs and medicinal plants that grows in the area. Also get the knowledge about various herbal products and their benefits. Return to village and enjoy your lunch. Afterwards again proceed to gather the fodder for the livestock. Evening prepare your dinner with hosts and overnight in village.

DAY 04: IN VILLAGE – VISIT TO LOCAL DAY CARE AND SCHOOL 

After getting free from your morning chores and breakfast, we walk to nearby day care centre which are locally known “Anganbaris”. Here you can interact with small children as well as their caretakers and have a brief glimpse of how the kids are brought up. Later visit primary school where you will interact with the school going kids. Afternoon return back and have your lunch. Late afternoon proceed to help the farmers with their sowing/ cutting (season dependent) of local crops. Dinner and overnight in village.

DAY 05: IN VILLAGE – VISIT TO NEARBY UNIVERSITY 

Today after breakfast drive to nearby university where you will have an interaction session with the students of tourism studies. Afternoon return back to village for lunch. Afternoon you can choose if you want to indulge in any of the activities or want to spend the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at village.

DAY 06: IN VILLAGE – CAMPFIRE 

Today evening there will be a small get together with campfire so get busy with the preparations for the same. Help your hosts with preparing special dishes and food for the day. Later proceed to nearby fields/ jungle to collect firewood for campfire. Evening have some gala time with your hosts and some villagers where you will have a glimpse of local songs and dances and feel free to join villagers in the same. Diner and overnight in village.

DAY 07: DEPART VILLAGE/ PATHANKOT STATION 

Morning in time after breakfast, say good bye to your hosts and travel by surface to Pathankot railway station. On arrival drop to board train for onwards journey. End of our services.

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