Join natural building and sustainable-living experts Shagun Singh and Ramawtar Singh, along with river-expedition leader Anvesh Thapa for a 12-day adventure through Kumaon, Uttarakhand, northern India.
Welcome to India! Take the day to settle in after a long journey in the comfort of your centrally located bed and breakfast. Meet with your Travel Tribe host Ramawtar Singh and fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.
Journey to the Geeli Mitti Farms early this morning with Ramawtar Singh on board the Kathgodam Shatabdi Express Train.
Settle into your creative hobbit home, and meet your second Travel Tribe Host, Shagun Singh. Receive an optional local tour of the farm and surrounding area and gather for a night-time fire for reflections and dinner.
For the next two days, celebrate the Indian festival of colors, Holi while learning to live sustainably, eat locally, learning hands-on; real-life skills from renowned natural building, permaculture farming, and sustainable-living experts Shagun Singh and Ramawtar Singh. Also explore creating artistic creations using seeds found in the area.
Say goodbye to your host Shagun Singh and set off for the river. Follow Kumaon’s mountain-roads all the way to the borders of India and Nepal to meet your river-expedition leader Anvesh Thapa. Spend the night en-route in a beautiful location and set group intentions for the high adventure up ahead.
Paddle along the remote banks of the lower Saryu river as you honor your connection to this ancient land and the rich Kumaoni culture. Camp out and visit villages on the borders of India and Nepal who practice sustainable-living. Learn about organic, vegan butter found in local trees as well as traditional farming practices. End your day with a refreshing bucket bath using locally-prepared soap and shampoo.
Journey through this ancient and prolific river-corridor negotiating a series of class 2 and 3 rapids on the Mahakali river that demarcates the borders of India and Nepal. Practice “No Trace” living with guidance from your seasoned hosts. End each day on a river-beach camp sitting around a small-fire. The perfect setting for contemplative reflection overlooking the foothills of Nepal from the banks of India.
Feel connected and part of a team as your self-contained expedition paddles it’s way along this remote river-corridor. Wittiness life in rural India and Nepal as you float past some small and big terraced villages along the Himalayan mountainsides before ending your river adventure at Tanakpur. Continue your journey with a dive to Kathgodam train station to board your train to New Delhi.
You will be chauffeured to the New Delhi Indira Gandhi International airport (IGI) after a scrumptious breakfast. The flight home is a great time to journal and reflect on the insights gained for the journey.