Combi: Trekking, Community & Cultural
22 days

Overview

This trek in this itinerary is one of the most beautiful treks in the Himalayas, gaining altitude through peaceful river valleys surrounded by snowy peaks. Trekkers will go through Himalayan villages and will witness the sustainable lifestyles of the local communities.

This itinerary will provide Travellers an opportunity to benefit from everything that India has to offer from the freedom of walking amongst snow-topped peaks to the satisfaction of being involved in valuable Community Projects to experiencing some of India’s rich cultural heritage.


When is it good to Go?

This trek is can be undertaken between June and October. However, try to miss out August and the first week of September to avoid the monsoon.

…if you can’t go at this time – we suggest you might want to try this instead


Spiti Valley & Himalayan Culture

Trek Fact file:
Expedition Duration: 7 days
Maximum Height: 3400m
Trekking type: High Altitude
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate



Community Project

Past projects have included teaching English; forest preservation; organising folk and dance programmes; connecting villages to water supplies and supporting doctors in providing eye and dental check-ups. Find out more about the range of activities we’ve organised.

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0 Depart UK Travel
1 Arrive Delhi Travel
2 Train from Delhi to Kalka and 'Toy Train' to Shimla Travel
3 Travel Shimla to Naldehra Travel
4 Community Project Community
5 Community Project Community
6 Community Project Community
7 Community Project and Acclimatisation Trek Community
8 Community Project end and Acclimatisation Trek Community
9 Travel to Kafnu. Acclimatisation trek to Yangpa village Trekking
10 Trekking: Kafnu - Mulling Camp (5hrs) 3200m Trekking
11 Trekking: Mulling - Kara (4hrs) 3560 Trekking
12 Trekking: Kara (5 hrs circular route to high point) Trekking
13 Trekking: Kara - Kafnu (6hrs). 2323m. End trek, travel to Sarahan Trekking
14 Trekking: Kara - Kafnu (6hrs). 2323m. End trek, travel to Sarahan Trekking
15 Trekking: Kara - Kafnu (6hrs). 2323m. End trek, travel to Sarahan Trekking
16 Trekking: Kara - Kafnu (6hrs). 2323m. End trek, travel to Sarahan Trekking
17 Trekking: Kara - Kafnu (6hrs). 2323m. End trek, travel to Sarahan Trekking
18 Trekking: Kara - Kafnu (6hrs). 2323m. End trek, travel to Sarahan Trekking
19 Trekking: Kara - Kafnu (6hrs). 2323m. End trek, travel to Sarahan Trekking
20 Trekking: Kara - Kafnu (6hrs). 2323m. End trek, travel to Sarahan Trekking
21 Trekking: Kara - Kafnu (6hrs). 2323m. End trek, travel to Sarahan Trekking
22 Trekking: Kara - Kafnu (6hrs). 2323m. End trek, travel to Sarahan Trekking


Cultural Experiences

Leaving the Himalayas, the Students visited ‘The Golden City’ of Jaisalmeer which is a World Heritage Site in the middle of the Thar Desert. This walled city is packed with amazing historical monuments and there was a chance to visit the huge sandstone fort dating from 1156.

The Students took the chance to experience travelling by train, including to Jodphur, where they walked around the ‘Blue City’ and visited Mehrangarh Fort.

The final stop was in Jaipur and a chance to see how the Indian people live, to appreciate first hand the varied culture and to walk around the sights of this the capital city of the province of Rasjasthan.

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