email: info@true-adventure.co.uk

call: 01730 812742

Brief

Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill state in northern India, nestled in the western Himalayas. Its stunning vistas and rugged terrain provide a paradise for trekkers. Few areas can match such incredible diversity and pristine natural beauty – rolling foothills, lofty hill stations, serene pine forests, and the high-altitude deserts of Lahual and Spiti.

Highlights

  • Take the Toy Train via Shimla on the way to or from Manali.
  • Trek in the foothills of the spectacular Himalaya.
  • Visit remote mountain-top Buddhist monasteries.
  • Explore the World Heritage sites of the Red Fort and Taj Mahal in Agra.

Remember, all our expeditions are created bespoke so you're not restricted by what you see here. If you're undecided about where to go, just call us, we love sharing ideas.
The world really is your oyster!

Call us for more details 01730 812742 or email us at info@true-adventure.co.uk

The Expedition

Phase 1: Acclimatisation

Upon arrival teams will have time to adjust to the changes in culture and environment by exploring Delhi or Manali. To prepare for the trekking phase teams can choose from a selection of short uphill treks in and around Manali visiting the temples and the old town, or there are several short day hikes in the nearby hills.

Phase 2: Project

In this valuable and rewarding phase teams can volunteer and take part in a variety of environmental or community based projects. Past examples include creating a play area, fixing roofs, maintenance work and painting, with plenty of opportunity for interaction with local villagers and children. All projects are chosen in consultation with the community to ensure their needs are met.

Phase 3: Trek

Teams may choose to trek through the lush pine forests near Manali or continue to the high altitude desert of the starkly beautiful Spiti Valley. Options include the Hampta Pass and Deo Tibba Base, both 4-5 day treks in the Kullu Valley.

Phase 4: Culture and Review

Depending on the progress of the trek, teams can visit some of the many fascinating attractions such as ancient monasteries or the old hill station of Shimla. The last days in India can be spent exploring the architectural wonders of the Red Fort in Delhi and the amazing Taj Mahal in Agra.

Expedition Grade

Our Indian adventure is graded as an moderate to hard; however, some more challenging days can be expected when trekking due to the altitude. The fitter you are the more you will enjoy the expedition.

Expedition Type

Adventure

Project

Culture

Expedition Level

Level cover

Easy

Moderate

Hard

Facts

Terrain

Mountainous, lush green valleys and high altitude.

Weather

There is a huge variation in the climate in Himachal Pradesh due to variation in altitude. It varies from hot and tropical in the southern low areas to cold glacial and alpine in the northern and eastern mountain ranges. Warm and wet in July/August.

Culture

Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries dominate life here. The culture is similar to that of the Tibetan culture. Art, literature, and music all
contain elements of the prevailing Buddhist beliefs.

Food and Accommodation

• Hostels and camping
• Local cook whilst on trek/project
• Local restaurants whilst in town

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Here's where to start

1

Drop us a line or give us a call

We don't have a 'sales department' so any one of us may answer the phone and we're always delighted to help with your questions.
01730 812742

2

Let's meet up for a chat

We love to chat about expeditions over a cuppa! We're happy to visit you to discuss your expedition aspirations or via phone if you're short on time.

3

Launch the expedition in school

Announcing an expedition to the school is always exciting. We present to students in assembly then a week or so later to parents after school.

4

Form the team

Unlike typical school trips, we collect all applications and payments directly, reducing admin time for teachers.

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