SUSTAINABLE LIVING EXPEDITION, INDIA

Connect to the roots of sustainable living in Himalayan India.

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

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. 

  1. Learning about native plants and their medicinal uses. 
  2. Spend 4 nights on a no-trace river expedition floating along the borders of India and Nepal. 
  3. Enjoy short, casual workshops on natural building materials, basics of permaculture. 
  4.  Live sustainably, eat locally and end each day around a small fire, reflecting on part of this journey that bring more meaning to your travels. 

SUSTAINABLE LIVING EXPEDITION - 10 DAYS

OVERVIEW

  • Dates: 
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    • Advance Deposit: 50% (subject to availability)
  • Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). 
  • Duration: 10-Days / 9-nights in India. 
  • Price: From $.         pp, double sharing.  
  • Activity Level: Moderately Challenging. 
  • Capacity: 8 travelers. 

HIGHLIGHTS

FEATURES

10-DAYS IN HIMALAYAN 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 and stepping out intensionally. 
  • 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. 

location:

KUMAON, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA

DETAILED ITINERARY

day 1

arrive in india

Day 1 – 2 pm (IST). You are met by a representative at the airport (DEL) after clearing customs. Then chauffeured to your airport hotel (4 or 5 star) before calling it a day. 

  • Accommodation: Airport Hotel (Aerocity) 
  • Meals Included: Dinner upon arrival. 

DAY - 2

JOURNEY TO THE HIMALAYAS

Be chauffeured to the domestic terminal after breakfast and board your 2 1/2 hr. flight to Pithoragarh. 

Arrive and be met by our representative. 

  • Accommodation: Tented Camp Saryu River. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

DAY - 3

NO TRACE RIVER EXPEDITION

Start the no trace river expedition to your overnight camp in the Himalayan foothills of Kumaon. 

  • Accommodation: River Camp. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. 

Day - 4

mahakali river

Continue your river adventure down the Mahakali river. Hike to remote villages to learn about ancient and self sustain practices. Camp on white-sandy beaches on the banks of the river. 

  • Accommodation: River Camp. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. 

Day - 5

mahakali river

Work as a team to negotiate a series of fun class 3 rapids and enjoy swimming in the refreshing water of the Mahakali river before ending your river journey and driving to the Geeli Mitti farms that is located at an altitude of 6,500 ft.

  • Accommodation: River Camp. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. 

Day - 6

mahakali river

Work as a team to negotiate a series of fun class 3 rapids and enjoy swimming in the refreshing water of the Mahakali river before ending your river journey and driving to the Geeli Mitti farms that is located at an altitude of 6,500 ft. End your day around a small fire and dinner in this exclusive setting. 

  • Accommodation: Geeli Mitti Farms, Pangot. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. 

Day - 7

GEELI MITTI FOUNDATION

Spend the morning (post breakfast) seeing natural buildings part of Geeli Mitti Farm along with your host Shagun Singh. Later (after lunch) get an introduction to permaculture and natural building. Time permitting, you can also head out for birdwatching in a nearby creek with your guide Ramawtar Singh. 
  • Accommodation: Geeli Mitti Farms, Pangot. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. 

Day - 8

GEELI MITTI FOUNDATION

Spend the day at leisure. Enjoy a birdwatching hike with a picnic lunch while explore Kumaon rich and varied diversity with your guides Shagun Singh and Ramawtar Singh. 
  • Accommodation: Geeli Mitti Farms, Pangot. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. 

Day - 9

Pangot - New Delhi

Say goodbye to your generous hosts after breakfast and the morning’s activities. Journey to the train station with our representative who will joins our travelers on a 5 hr train journey back to New Delhi. Dinner will be served on board this train.

  • Accommodation: Centrally located B&B, New Delhi. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. 

Day - 10

DEPART INDIA

Noon – You will be chauffeured back to the airport after breakfast. 

  • Accommodation: Not Included. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast. 

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