Heart of the Himalayas

Fly north of New Delhi to the edge of India’s Himalayas and journey through a land of ancient rituals, ashrams, deep faith and today’s modern realities, Rishikesh. Follow the Ganges to it’s head-waters. Stay at an award winning, women-run, village home-stay initiative and connect to local communities. Learn about sustainable, organic and local terrace farming practices. Visit local schools and get a lesson cooking authentic Indian curries from you in-house chef and village homestay hosts. Welcome to the H.E.A.R.T of the Himalayas!

  • Airport: New Delhi, India Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) 
  • Visa: Required 
  • Currently closed for International Travel.
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The experience ​

Not just your average home-stay. Peaches & Pairs shares a legacy of women’s empowerment through sustainable and meaningful travel opportunities in northern India. 

Simple and homely, this award-winning homestay immerses you into the philosophies, stories, culture of the Garhwali people connecting you to fresh perspectives. 

What's included

  • Arrival meet & greet in New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport (DEL). 
  • Escorted transfers, meals & accommodation as listed. 
  • No hassles with all logistics planned, special activities, reservations, and excursions as listed in your itinerary. 
  • Connections to the best local travel tribe guides of the area. 
  • Applicable taxes & credit card processing fee are included. 
  • Departure services. 

Additional Services Included

  • Detailed packing checklist. 
  • Maps of destination. 
  • Quick access Google shared folder for your convenience, anywhere. 
  • Guidance on travel policies, do’s and don’ts. 
  • A consciously designed itinerary using transformational travel best industry practices.
  • Our Process that includes:
    • Pre journey interview (1-hr). 
    • During journey practices & support. 
    • Post journey reflection (1-hr). 
  • Complimentary Travel with H.E.A.R.T. gift packages before departure (includes over $50 worth of travel goodies and printed essentials for your journey!)

Itinerary Options

Option 1

Overview

  • Duration: 10 Days 
  • Activities: Visit villages, 

Sketch Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrive in New Delhi (DEL) Overnight: JB Mariott

Day 2: Domestic flight travel past Rishikesh to a lodge overlooking the Ganges River. 

Day 3: Drive to Peaches & Pairs Home-stay. Visit local town, temple and settle in. 

Day 4-6: Immersive village activities, hiking. Overnight: Peaches & Pairs Home-stay

Day 7: Drive 5 hrs for an overnight rafting adventure on the Ganges (class 1,2)

Day 8: End your rating adventure and journey to Rishikesh for the evening Aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges to end your journey. 

Day 9: Fly to New Delhi. Overnight: JB Mariott

Day 10: Depart. 

 

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Option 2

Overview

  • Duration: 12 Days 
  • Activities: Visit villages, 

Sketch Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrive in New Delhi (DEL) Overnight: JB Mariott

Day 2: Domestic flight travel past Rishikesh to a lodge overlooking the Ganges River. 

Day 3: Drive to Peaches & Pairs Home-stay. Visit local town, temple and settle in. 

Day 4-6: Immersive village activities, hiking. Overnight: Peaches & Pairs Home-stay

Day 7-8: Drive 2 hrs to the high altitude, Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary for a 2 night hiking adventure. 

Day 9: After a morning trek drive to Rishikesh spend the night en-route. 

Day 10: Journey to Rishikesh in time for the evening Aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges to end your journey. 

Day 11: Fly to New Delhi. Overnight: JB Mariott

Day 12: Depart. 

 

Why this journey?

  • 12-Days, consciously designed day adventure that starts shortly after breakfast. Hiking through forested trails that zig-zag through small terraced villages in northern India’s Himalayan backcountry. You’ll easily find yourself immersed you into the people, stories, culture, beliefs of Garhwal during this guided adventure brining you insights as you journey outward and offering fresh perspectives. 

 

Enjoy 12-Days in the Himalayan foothills of northern India, staying with a local family, connecting to local culture and witnessing self sustained practices with your host Poonam Rawat-Hahne. 

Witness Himalayan vistas, hiking and bird-watching while following the head waters of the mighty Ganges river in northern India. 

  • Stay in an award-winning, women-run, village home-stay initiative and experience connection with local families!
  • Journey and be hosted by Himalayan rural-tourism pioneer, Poonam Rawat-Hahne.
  • Learn about traditional practices, permaculture as well as local handicraft.
  • Witness awe-inspiring Himalayan vistas in the company of seasoned hosts from the edge of the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary.

Your Host

Poonam Rawat-Hahne

Your adventure into the Himalayas is guided by Poonam Rawat-Hahne who is a native of this region. Even though Poonam spends a large part of her life in Germany. She is dedicated to using sustainable eco-tourism as a tool to uplift communities of the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand.   

SMALL GROUP PACKAGE PRICING

Please note that all booking are subject to availably during the time of deposit. 

9-12 GUESTS

Traveling Together
$ 2,750
Per person
  • Double Occupancy

4 -5 GUESTS

Traveling Together
$ 3,450
Per person
  • Double Occupancy

6-8 GUESTS

Traveling Together
$ 2,975
Per person
  • Double Occupancy

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?

Our Process

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Your Journey

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GIFT CARDS

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Share the gift of travel and create precious moments cherished for a lifetime. 

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