Transformative Travel LLC

11 Day Sustainable Living Expedition in Kumaon, Northern India.

Join natural building and sustainable-living expert Shagun Singh along with river-expedition leader Anvesh Thapa for an 11-day adventure through Kumaon, in northern India. This journey inspires you to live sustainably by pushing your personal boundaries. Going back-to-basics with expert guides who’ve dedicated themselves to embodying sustainable ways of being. Enjoy a combination of class 2-3 rafting along the border of India & Nepal, hiking in the Himalayan foothills, birdwatching, visiting villages and embody sustainable practices.


  • Season: We recommend either March or November for this adventure. 
  • Capacity: 14 Guests 
  • Duration: 11 Days 
  • Country: India 
  • Region: Kumaon, Uttarakhand that is in northern India. 
  • International Airport: New Delhi International Airport (DEL) (India’s capital) 
  • Activity Level: Moderately challenging and requires, hiking and working as a team on a river-rafting expedition. 

Sustainable Living Expedition

  • Spend 4 nights on a no-trace river expedition floating along the borders of India and Nepal. 
  • Enjoy short, casual workshops on natural building materials, the basics of permaculture. 
  •  Live sustainably, eat locally and end each day around a small fire, reflecting on part of this journey that brings more meaning to your travels. 
  • Journey on a 4-night no-trace whitewater rafting (class 2-3) expedition along the borders of India and Nepal.
  • Travelers arriving individually or as a group are met upon clearing customs at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Chauffeured to a hotel close to the airport with familiar amenities for a good night’s rest before taking a train to the Himalayan foothills with our representative.

11 Days

Daily Schedule

Day 1 – Noon: Arrive in New Delhi (DEL) and be met by our representative before being chauffeured to your guesthouse. A welcome dinner is include! 

Day 2: Experience Indian Railways on a journey to the Himalayas with your guide. Upon arrival meet your local driving team and head towards the place where the creative spirit and creative meet, Geeli Mitti! 

Enjoy a warm welcome by your host Shagun Singh followed by an introduction to Geeli Mitti. Become familiar with the learning center for natural buildings, regenerative living, and permaculture farm. 

Connect to the local community on a short walk exploring Pangot, home to panoramic Himalayan vistas and over 500 species of birds. 

Day 3 & 4: Spend two days learning about sustainable living and regenerative practices, experiencing first-hand natural building techniques, hiking to secluded streams and loose track of time in the Himalayan foothills of Kumaon with your expert hosts Shagun Singh. 

Day 5: Say goodbye to your generous hosts at Geeli Mitti Farms after a final morning feeling inspired from the knowledge and first hand experience on sustainable living. Drive Kumaon’s Himalayan switch-back mountain roads towards India’s border with Nepal. Spend the night en-route. 

Day 6: Continue your journey no trace river expedition to the borders of Nepal and India followed by a safety briefing by your river expedition leader Anvesh Singh Thapa. Spend the night on route to the borders of India and Nepal on a secluded cottage (double occupancy). All meals are also included on this day. 

Day 9: Enjoy class 2-3 white water rafting during your no-trace river expedition. Visit local villages on the remote borders of Nepal and India to witness, first hand sustainable living practices in a confluence of cultures on the borders of Nepal and India. 

Day 9: End your river expedition and say good bye to your river expedition team and river trip leader Anvesh Singh Thapa. Journey (drive 4-hrs) to your Himalayan home for a good nights rest and freshly prepared transitional Indian dinner during your final night in the Himalayas. 

Day 10: Spend the day exploring New Delhi on a half day sight seeing tour. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or shopping for souvenirs for loved ones. 

Day 11: You will be chauffeured back to the airport by noon. 

Sustainable Travel Shagun Singh India

Meet Your Hosts

Shagun Singh

Shagun follows her heart creating structures and beautiful architectures of natural materials. Passionately sharing her love with her community locally, nationally and internationally. 

Anvesh SIngh Thapa

Meet Your Hosts

Anvesh Singh Thapa

Anvesh Singh Thapa is probably one of the most seasoned white water rafting guides of India. He’s rafted river all over the world and is passionate about sharing his love for the outdoors with guests. 

Package Inclusions

  • Arrival meet & greet at 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. 
  • Detailed packing checklist. 
  • Maps of destination. 
  • Quick access Google shared folder for your convenience, anywhere, anytime. 
  • Guidance on travel policies, do’s and don’ts. 
  • A consciously-designed itinerary intentionally made to manifest your greatest desires for your journey.
  • 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!)
  • Applicable taxes & credit card processing fee are included. 


Payment Plan Options are available with 4 or 2 payment installments. Pay in Full and  SAVE $200 instantly! 

Group Pricing

For 10 or More
$ 4,350
Per Person
  • Double Occupancy

Secure Your Spot

Pay the rest later!
$ 500
Per Person
  • Balance Paid in 2-3 Payments.

Group Pricing

For 6-10
$ 4,950
Per Person
  • Double Occupancy

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Join natural building and sustainable-living expert Shagun Singh along with river-expedition leader Anvesh Thapa for a 10-day adventure through Kumaon, in northern India.

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