Guides and Representatives
All of our guides at ‘High Himalayan Adventure’ are from the local area and are fully qualified by the Indian Mountaineering Federation to an advanced guiding level. They all have vast experience of working in the tourism industry, especially with foreign groups, and have a good command of the English language. Our cultural tour guides also have lots of experience of working with foreign groups and, coupled with their huge knowledge on the areas visited, are chosen for their helpful and friendly characters.
All of our trekking and cultural tour groups take a minimum of two persons. Our trekking trips have maximum of ten, our cultural tours 12 and our multi activity holidays 15. We try to keep the numbers as low as possible to lessen the impact on the destinations we visit and to maximize the enjoyment of our guests. No one likes to go on holiday and be rushed around like camera toting sheep!!
Extra special circumstances may require this to change.
‘High Himalayan Adventure’ will take care of all visa/permit necessities while you are IN India. Visas for entry into India from your own country must be obtained before arrival and are your responsibility. You need to have at least six months until expiry on a valid passport and the visa can be applied for at the Indian Embassy or visa application centres in your country.
Inclusive – Transport as specified in package(s), accommodation and meals as per stated in itinerary, internal visa/permit fees, all communal trekking equipment (tents, kitchen, porters…)
Exclusive – Flights, India tourist visas, monument entrance fees, photography fees, personal trekking equipment (sleeping bag, boots, clothing, headtorches…), personal skiing equipment (skis, poles, boots, clothing…) personal snacks and drinks during the day,
Environment and Culture
At ‘High Himalayan Adventure’ we have very strong views on protecting the environment which provides our homes and our livelihoods. We have a policy of ‘no trace’, ensuring that wherever we go, the place are left the same, if not better, than when we arrived. All of our guides are encouraged to collect litter whilst trekking and once a month we organize a ‘clean up’ trek somewhere in the valley from our office in Vashisht. We also keep our group sizes as small as possible so as to minimize the effect that tourism has on the environment and encourage our guests to travel responsibly.
We are also highly conscious of the effects of tourism on the local culture. We strive to be as un intrusive as possible whenever around areas of importance or religious significance and also when visiting villages. Whilst being respectful of the local culture and customs, we try to give our guests the opportunity to experience as much as possible so that they take away knowledge as well as memories.