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Himachal Pradesh Homestay Experience

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Summit Safari

The owner of Summit Safari, Vishal, is a dedicated guide who loves his craft and has been doing it for some twenty-odd years. Vishal conducts off-beaten path village trips which are truly unique.
Speaks Fluent English
19 years experience
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4-Day Home stay and Cultural Experience

This unique experience offers you a chance to see the Indian villages located in the foothills of the Himalayas and live with the locals there. You will spend a couple of nights with your hosts, who are all incredibly friendly and hospitable. You will get to visit different communities and see first-hand how the villagers live. You will also take part in village activities such as ploughing, sowing, harvesting, collection of firewood and fodder, cow herding, goat care, cooking traditional food like cheese, yoghurt, butter and tea, mat and basket making, washing clothes with hands, carrying water on your head, playing games with the children. In exchange, you can teach them some of your songs or rhymes. Some of the other highlights include visiting schools, drawing heena designs on palms, taking local boat rides and going on village walks.

Prices for children aged between 5-11 years old available upon request.

Price

USD$315 each Convert
INR21,843.36 each Convert

What's Included

Accommodation
Some meals including breakfast, dinner, local lunch and tea and snacks
All transportation (including round transport to and from Chandigarh Airport)
Water
Entrance tickets to the various sites
Boat Ride On River Beas
Local Guide at the village homestay
Visit to the local Primary School
Heena designs
Cooking Classes
Traditional welcome and local dress-wearing
Hotel Taxes and GST
All airport / railway station arrival and departure


What's Excluded

Pony rides
Lunch (outside of the homestay experience)
Any kind of donations for the school children.
Local guide for sightseeing (outside of the homestay experience)
Tips to the locals – Drivers, guides


Accommodation Info

No Accommodation Included


Transport Info

Transport Type:

Return Transport Included

Pick-up Time

12:00PM

Pick-up Point

Chandigarh Airport

Drop-off Time

01:00PM

Drop-off Point

Chandigarh Airport

8-Day Homestay and Jeep Safari

Experience the local life and stay with a local. You will get to visit temples and monasteries, villages and valleys. Throughout this journey, catch the different views and perspectives of the mighty Himalayas from high altitudes. You will also get a chance to visit the last village on the Indian side on the Indo-Tibetian border and the oldest monastery in the Himalayas. If you are lucky, you can even see a snow leopard in winter and other wild animals during your journey around Kibber and Gette.

Prices for children aged between 5-11 years old available upon request.

Price

USD$680 each Convert
INR47,153.92 each Convert

What's Included

All transportation (including round transport to and from Chandigarh)
Accommodation on twin sharing
Meals including Breakfast and Dinner only.
Water
Guide for the entire tour
Inner line permits
Entrance tickets during the entire tour
Hotel Taxes and GST


What's Excluded

Lunch (outside of the homestay experience)
Local guide for sightseeing (outside of the homestay experience)
Tips to the locals – Drivers, guides


Accommodation Info

No Accommodation Included


Transport Info

Transport Type:

Return Transport Included

Pick-up Time

05:00PM

Pick-up Point

Chandigarh/Shimla Bus station/railway station

Drop-off Time

05:00PM

Drop-off Point

Chandigarh


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Booking Policy

Bookings should be made at least 10 days before the desired start date. If you require an earlier booking, please contact us and we would be happy to help!


Strict Cancellation Policy

The adventure can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. Cancellations after this date will not be eligible for a refund, unless your spot is booked and completed by another traveller. If your spot is booked and completed by another traveller, a full refund will be processed within 14 days of the adventure start date.