Responsible Trips

Spend a night watching fireflies in the jungle, sleep under the stars in the desert, learn puppetry under an ancient banyan tree or read next to an old, abandoned boat in a coastal village... Do yourself a favour. Take that trip.
Monsoons Conservation Photography Expedition 2019

Monsoons Conservation Photography Expedition 2019

Herpactive

Where: Western Ghats of Goa and Karnataka
When: June 14 to 16, 2019
How long: 3 days
How much: Rs 18,000 per person, includes accommodation on twin sharing basis at field stations and homestays, meals, field travel, basic equipement, community fees and sessions on conservation photography, rainforest ecology and conservation science.

What to expect:

This photography expedition will take a small group of 4 to 5 enthusiasts through the dense rainforests of the Western Ghats in Goa and Karnataka during the monsoons to see and photograph the many amphibian and reptile species that call these forests home. The expedition will include hands on-field classes on rainforest ecology and conservation photography by herpetologist and conservation photographer Nirmal Kulkarni and his team.        

Contact: ophidian_nirmal@yahoo.co.in

The Zanskar River Rafting Expedition

The Zanskar River Rafting Expedition

Aquaterra Adventures

Where: Western Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
When: July 27 to August 7, 2019 and August 8 to August 19, 2019
How long: 12 days
How much: Rs 84,000 + tax; includes transfers, accommodation and camping, meals, camping, trekking and rafting equipment and services of guides, porters and other staff during the trip.

What to expect:

This multi-day river adventure takes travellers down the spectacular and scenic Zanskar River gorge in Western Ladakh. Apart from rafting down this incredible river, past the desolate and sheer beauty of this region, and camping on the river banks, this trip takes travellers to visits to monasteries and palaces and on hikes and treks through some of the more remote villages and scenic trails of Ladakh.

Read more: https://www.aquaterra.in/trips/zanskar-river-rafting-expedition-ladakh/#tab01 

Where the roads end

Where the roads end

Outlook India and Little Local

Where: Shangarh, Sainj Valley, Himachal Pradesh
When: May 20-25, 2019
How long: 6 days
How much: Rs 25,000, including stay, meals and trekking guides, equipment and activities after reaching Shangarh

What to expect:

This trip is a hiking enthusiast’s dream. Trudge through secretive Himachali villages of the Great Himalayan National Park and be treated to the restful views from a pristine bugyal. The streams with their silvery trout will catch you hook, line and sinker and if you are lucky, the elusive tragopan will spot you too. Let local partners Sunshine Himalayan Adventures, seasoned operators working with villagers of Kullu for over two decades, walk you through the art of high-altitude hiking, while being gentle on the earth.

Read more: http://www.responsibletourismindia.com/reroute/himachal-pradesh

She Moves Mountains

She Moves Mountains

Outlook India and Little Local

Where: Sarmoli, Munsiari, Uttarakhand
When: May 5-11, 2019
How long: 7 days
How much: Rs 30,000, including stay, meals and activities after reaching Sarmoli

What to expect:

She Moves Mountains offers a unique experience for women from urban and rural communities to come together. This trip is for women travellers who are keen to understand gender roles across urban and rural areas, care deeply about making a difference and love the mountains! Sarmoli is a remote but beautiful Himalayan village in Uttarakhand, and trip partner, Himalayan Ark, has been working here for over 20 years. The women of Sarmoli—trained homestay hosts, weavers, birders and high-altitude trekkers—will show you their world!

Read more: http://www.responsibletourismindia.com/reroute/uttarakhand

Disclaimer:We have tried to ensure the operators listed here are responsible towards local communities and the environment. We, however, urge travellers to do additional checks when choosing an experience/accommodation.