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Trans-Himalayan Expedition 2021

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Trans-Himalayan Expedition is one of those journeys that only a fortunate few are able to accomplish in their lifetime. We are the only travel company in India to have completed this road trip. In the process, created a Limca Book of Record for the fastest Trans-Himalayan four-wheeler expedition, covering 5,391 km in 9 days, 6 hours and 15 minutes across three countries – India, Bhutan and Nepal. This 6,200 km journey will take you from the heart of Kashmir valley, Srinagar to Guwahati, Assam – the gateway to enchanting Northeast India crossing Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Nepal, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya on the way. Prepare to be vowed by unspoilt natural beauty, diverse terrain, scenic countryside, extraordinary roads and warm hospitality as you take the wheel of your 4×4 and embark upon an unforgettable adventure with us. Be rest assured, you will return home with a feeling of contentment, happiness and pride after having spent six weeks in the lap of the mighty Himalayas.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Duration:
  • 43 Nights / 44 Days
  • Distance:
  • 6200 km
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6

Week 1

Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh

Begin the road trip by exploring the famed town of Srinagar, from where we will head towards Sonamarg and then consequently cross the mighty Zojila Pass. Feel free to meet, greet and salute the brave soldiers of the Indian Army as we drive towards Kargil to pay homage to the martyrs at the Kargil War Memorial. Traversing numerous passes, we will reach the Himalayan gem that’s Ladakh. Climb Khardung La Pass – the highest motorable road in the world located at an altitude of 18,380 feet – on your way to visiting celebrated tourist attractions like Pangong Lake, Shanti Stupa, Pather Sahib Gurdwara and Magnetic Hill. Discover the numerous joys of the city of Leh as we conclude our first week of this journey.

Week 1 - Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh

Week 2

Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand

Post navigating the most challenging and rewarding road dotted with mighty passes, hairpin bends and barren landscapes, we will arrive in the remote town of Jispa, where we will retire for the night. The following day will see us crossing the recently inaugurated 9.02 km long Atal Tunnel as we take upon the Manali-Leh Highway, considered one of the world's most beautiful highways. You will get an entire day to explore the ever-popular Manali, post which our convoy will make a stopover to visit Tehri Dam – the tallest dam in India built on the Bhagirathi River. This part of the trip will have us driving through the core of the Himalayas, crossing bucolic towns and hill stations of Narkanda, Chakrata, and New Tehri. Next up on our route will be the spiritual hotspot of Rudraprayag, located at the confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini Rivers. From here, we will head towards the scenic town of Binsar in the Kumaon region of the state of Uttarakhand for a full day of much-deserved rest.

Week 2 - Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand

Week 3

Uttarakhand, Nepal

The drive to Binsar will reward us with visions of mystifying waterfalls, enchanting valleys and lush green mountains. As you soak in the fresh air, feel that mother nature herself is opening her arms and welcoming you into the beautiful world of Binsar. Admire the 300 km of intriguing and panoramic views of the numerous snow-capped Himalayan peaks all around you. We next foray into the neighbouring nation of Nepal, where you will get to visit Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha. From Lumbini, we will undertake one of the most exciting drives of the entire journey as we drive towards Lower Mustang Valley [also known as the Ladakh of Nepal]. Enjoy a couple of days surrounded by the awe-inspiring, stark, barren landscapes which come dotted with Buddhist Monasteries as we conclude the third week of our sojourn.

Week 3 - Uttarakhand, Nepal

Week 4

Nepal

The fourth week of our trip commences with us exploring further the beautiful country of Nepal, beginning with the village of Jomsom, which is located at 9,000 feet above sea level, and the popular hill station of Pokhara – known as the gateway to the Annapurna Circuit of the Himalayas. From here, we head onto Chitwan, the first National Park of Nepal, which boasts dense forests and grassy plains, and is home to rare mammals like one-horned rhinoceros and Bengal tigers. Next up for our exploration is the buzzing and populous capital city of Kathmandu, where you will get plenty of time to relax and rejuvenate and take in all the delights of this great nation located on the southern slopes of the Himalayas. It is also home to eight of the world's 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga.

Week 4 - Nepal

Week 5

West Bengal, Sikkim, Meghalaya

The penultimate week of our expedition will have us re-entering India. Our point of re-entry will be the state of West Bengal, wherein we will drive through the towns of Siliguri towards the city of Gangtok – capital to Sikkim, India's cleanest and least populated state, which shares its borders with Bhutan, Nepal and China. The stunning West Bengal hill station of Kalimpong will be next to welcome our convoy into its fold of rolling hills and stunning valleys as nature continues to impress us with its bounty. The following morning, we will hit the road to drive towards one of the wettest places on Earth, Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya, as our fifth week comes to a glorious close.

Week 5 - West Bengal, Sikkim, Meghalaya

Week 6

Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam

The last week of this incredible expedition begins with us exploring the spellbinding 150-year-old living root bridges in Cherrapunjee. We also get to visit Mawlynnong, which was adjudged 'Asia's Cleanest Village' in 2003 and the cleanest in India in 2005. Add to the above, a dreamy boat ride upon the crystal-clear waters of the Umngot River in Dawki, and you will be left irrevocably charmed by Meghalaya. Next up on the route is Kaziranga National Park in Assam - home to 2/3rd of the world’s entire population of the native one-horned rhinoceros. Post-Kaziranga, we arrive in the holy town of Tawang after crossing the Sela Pass, located at a whopping 13,600 feet above sea level. Spend an entire day exploring the Tawang Monastery, one of the key places to visit in the state and the second largest monastery in the world. We will also visit the unexplored Madhuri Lake – located at 12,000 feet above sea level, the Nuranang Falls – located in the dense forests of Tawang, and the Tawang War Memorial dedicated to the martyrs of the Indo-China war of 1962. From here, we head towards Bomdila, perched amongst the pristinely panoramic settings of Eastern Himalayas to explore the Buddhist monasteries, apple orchids and scenic vistas that embellish this idyllic town. This once-in-a-lifetime expedition comes to a magnificent close in the bustling port city of Guwahati. Here, we will get together for a farewell dinner and relive the memories of the days gone past, as one of the most memorable, adventurous and rewarding experience of our lives draws to an end.

Week 6 - Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam

Cost

Trip Inclusions

  • Accommodation on twin occupancy (2 participants sharing 1 room)
  • Meal – breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner
  • Fee for river rafting & safari
  • Route planning
  • Activities and visits to make the experience truly memorable
  • Back up team with a crew vehicle equipped with GPS, emergency food supplies and first-aid kit
  • Road book, map, wireless radio set for every vehicle
  • Local guidance from experts
  • Limited stock of chocolates, snacks, water and soft beverages for every vehicle
  • Entry fee

Trip Exclusions

  • Your domestic and international flight ticket
  • Day 1 breakfast and lunch
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Insurance and documentation cost such as travel insurance, visa applications etc
  • Vehicle servicing, repairs, toll taxes, traffic fines
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like ill-health, vehicle breakdown or repairs, damage accruing from land blocks, bad weather
  • Additional accommodation charges due to unforeseen delays in the journey
  • Any charges for carrying video camera or still camera
  • Any hotel, subsistence or other cost incurred prior to the official start date of an expedition and after the official end date of the expedition
  • 5% GST
  • 5% TCS applicable on Indian Passport Holder (only for Nepal section)

Cancellation Policy

  • 10% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee if the trip is cancelled any time after confirmation until 14th June 2021
  • 25% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee if the trip is cancelled between 15th June – 14th July 2021
  • 50% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee if the trip is cancelled between 15th July – 9th August 2021
  • 100% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee if the trip is cancelled post 10th August 2021

Refund Policy

  • In case of cancellation, the refund will be made in 25-30 working days as per the cancellation policy and subtracting 5% GST on the deposited amount.
  • The refund will be made to the same account/mode through which transfers have been received.
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