Hiking in the Himalayan Foothills (13 days)

The northern province of Uttarakhand, bordering Nepal and China, enjoys a quite exquisite landscape. This is lowland Himalaya: rolling foothills, deep evergreen forests, and misty peaks soaring on the horizon. Outdoor exploration is the goal here; the area is a dream for walkers, particularly those who enjoy getting off the beaten path and under the skin of a genuinely untouched region. The twin towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh see a good number of eclectic visitors – Hindu pilgrims for the former, and earnest yogis for the latter! – but otherwise your time will be spent in complete rural tranquillity. This sample itinerary showcases the Itmenaan village houses, which are a wonderful experience but quite simple. Those looking for more comfort should consider an extended stay purely at the Itmenaan Estate, dropping the very basic village houses. Or, for an unprecedented mix of adventure and outright luxury, look no further than the outstanding Shakti village walk programme, further details of which can be found under ‘alternative experiences’ and ‘alternative hotels’.

Tour Highlights

  • Following the Beatles to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram
  • Tiger-spotting in Corbett National Park
  • Stunning village walks in the Kumaon Himalaya

Suitable For

  • Return visitors
  • Adventure seekers
  • Active Families
  • Departures September to November and February to May

Guide Price

From £3,285 per person based on a double room for departures in March.

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