Rural

The Apricot Trail

The Apricot Trail

Mountain Homestays

Where: Ladakh
When: May to August
How long: 6 days
How much: Rs 32,000 per person, all-inclusive ex-Leh (food, accommodation, local transport, local guide and permits).

What to expect:

Apricot, known as "chulli" in Ladakh, was introduced to the arid region of Ladakh centuries ago by traders passing through the area on the Silk Route. This tour allows tourists to get a deep understanding of organic farming of apricots. The scenic beauty is unmatched and you will stay at warm homestays in some beautiful and unexplored villages of Ladakh.

Read More: http://www.mountainhomestays.com/JoinExpeditionForms/ApricotTrail

Spice Gardens of Hulgol

Spice Gardens of Hulgol

Village Ways

Where: Hulgol, Karnataka
When: October - April
How long: 3 days
How much: From Rs 11,200, including accommodation for 3 nights in guesthouse, all meals during stay, services of private guide and road transfers from Hubli/Kumta.

What to expect:

Hulgol is a typical Western Ghat village, well known for spice-growing and close to the market town of Sirsi. Explore the fascinating hamlet and spice gardens with your own guide, trek to 10th century temples and forts and enjoy picnics by rivers. You stay in the Spice House, a guesthouse on the fringes of the hamlet. This comfortable traditional-style bungalow, owned and run by the community, offers three twin-bedded rooms, and the food here is made using local produce and is freshly prepared by local people.

Read more: https://www.villageways.com/india/spice-gardens-of-hulgol

Kali River Expedition

Kali River Expedition

Expeditions India

Where: Kumaon, Uttarakhand
When: April 23 to 30, 2019
How long: 8 days
How much: Rs 46,200 per person.

What to expect:

This is a river expedition like no other as naturalist and river expert Emmanuel ‘Theo’ Theophilus of Himalayan Ark will be joining in. Having lived in the upper reaches of the Kali basin for the past 26 years, Theo knows this River and the inter-connected riverine ecosystem intimately and he will share his knowledge and insights with participants. The River, located along the border of India and Nepal, flows through the picturesque Kumaoni landscape. Coupled with the sparkling water and wonderful sandy beaches, this trip promises a wilderness journey of a lifetime. Participants run the river with experienced guides in the day and bask in the natural beauty of the region in the late afternoon and evening.

Read More: https://www.expeditionsindia.com/kali-8-days/