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Trekking in RajasthanThe Land of Maharaja where past is still present

Dream Journey in the land of Maharajas following the ancient caravan routes that represents India in its most coloured and exotic aspects with the houses of Princes and Rajputs, an exotic atmosphere and of magnificent palaces.

This trip offers to travellers an opportunity to stay in bygone eras fort , places or in Havelis , to enjoy the delicious Rajasthani cuisine, its rich culture where people dress in vibrant colour customs, Inhabited by different tribes among Bhishnoi are environment friendly, Trekking in dune of Thar desert where one can enjoy the camel safari. Rajasthan has colourful bazar filled by local art fact. To change the spirit of tour we offer you a visit to Symbole of Love and the master piece of Moughal art “The Taj Mahal “ of Agra and fragrance of spice markets of old Delhi before leaving India.


Day 1: Arrive in Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi, Mandawa( Nawalgarh ) 275km, 5h30- ( short walk in villages)
Day 3: Mandawa ( Nawalgarh) — Bikaner, 190km.5h30
Day 4 : Bikaner to jaiselmer. 268 km. 6h.
Day 5 : Jaiselmer and Sam sand dune.. ( Afternoon 3-4 hours of trek in Dune )
Day 6 : Khuri — ( Morning Trek village to village and afternoon Trek in Dune)
Day 7: Khuri – Jodhpur. 280 kms. 6-7h
Day 8: Jodhpur. Pushkar, 160 kms.
Day 9: Trekking in Pushakar: Day trek to explore the rural of Pushakar- Rajasthan.
Day 10: Pushakar–Jaipur 146 kms.
Day 11: Jaipur.
Day 12: Jaipur – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri, 220 kms.
Day 13: Agra-Delhi and departure. 220 kms. Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.


Day 1: Arrive in Delhi

Arrive in Delhi by evening, transfer to hotel for night stay.

Day 2: Delhi, Mandawa( Nawalgarh ) 275km, 5h30- (short walk in villages)

Early departure to Mandawa , located in Shekawati region of rajasthan. Visit the .painted Havelis ( traditional houses built by sandstone) of Mandawa, with beautiful frescoes and elaborated architecture , charming market town with narrow lane built in the XVIII century, Visit the fortress of Nawalgarth built in 1737 by Nawal Singh, Overnight at the hotel.

Evening sub. to time availability take one hour of Stroll to explore the village.

Day 3: Mandawa ( Nawalgarh) — Bikaner, 190km, 5h30

In the morning transfer to Bikaner, en route visit the beautiful havelis of Fathpur famous for its murals painting and then continued to Bikaner, a former stage of the caravan route. Check into your hotel. Later visit the Lal Garh Palace, Juna garh fort built by Raja Rai sigh between 1589 and 1593. Camel breeding farm, If time allows visit Jain temple of Bandsar yellow stone carving with vibrant painting. night in hotel.

Day 4 : Bikaner to jaiselmer. 268 km. 6h.

Leave early in the morning to visit the famous temple of rats ( the Karni Mata temple) at Deshnookh, after visit road to Jaiselmer located deep inside the thar desert.
A Golden city, built by Raja Jaisel Rajput ruler in the year 1156 AD , once an important halt for caravans of the Silk route that crossed the Thar desert to visit the province of Sindh in Pakistan, Late afternoon visit Gadisar to enjoy the sun set, fort and Jain temple, Night in hotel.

Day 5: Jaiselmer and Sam sand dune.. (Afternoon 3-4 hours of trek in Dune)

Morning visit, Patwon ki Haveli and salim singh Haveli built by the traders of that era, out of those existing Havlis one haveli is converted into a museum and other houses the works of local craftsmen of that era., Afternoon drive to Sam. En route stop a while to get glimpse of stunning Bara Bagh Or garden is the memorial where the nobles and their families were cremated. Trek on amazing sand dune for 3-4 hours including camel ride ( in option ) and later stunning sun set view against the dune is amazing. Night in camp ( camp with cot and attached bath )

Day 6: Khuri — ( Morning Trek village to village and afternoon Trek in Dune)

Morning departure to starting point of trek, 3 hours of trek through village to village to have the insight of locals culture and to interact the peoples, On arrival check in Camp, With cot After lunch leave to the sand dune that offers enchanting experience to Travellers. Trek for 2-3 hours on dune to explore the scattered village, its clay huts thatched by straw, decorated camels and colourful market, camel safari ( in option ) is imperative to explore the pulsating soul of colourful Rjasthan villages. As per different faces of the days one can feel the changes of red and golden sand hue in to burnt yellow shade, Ochre and deep blue, you can enjoy evening under starlit sky. Night in camp with cot.

Day 7: Khuri – Jodhpur. 280 kms. 6-7h

Morning departure to Jodhpur, the city where powerful Rajput clan of Rathore has strong hold. Stand at the edge of Thar Desert . Visit impressive Mehrangar fort, built in the 15th century , and the Jaswant Thada a white marble tomb, then stroll in the Sadar Bazar of blue city. Jodhpur is fondly referred to as the ‘blue city ’ because of indigo coloured houses in the old town ,Traditionally , blue signified home are Brahmanas . One can view nicely these houses from the ramparts of the Meharangarh which looms high above the buzzing
city. Night in hotel.

Day 8: Jodhpur, Pushkar, 160 kms.

Leave to Pushkar , check in hotel and visit the holy town . It is very important pilgrimage centre of Hindu and its saying that devotee should visit at least once in life time, There are large number of Sadhu who mainly congregate around the lake and temples. Sevaral Ghats runs to the lake where pilgrims are constantly taking bath in holy water of lake, During festival time day is visit the world famous spectacular Camel fair. Night in hotel.

Day 9: Trekking in Pushakar: Day trek to explore the rural of Pushakar- Rajasthan.

Morning around 8 Am, drive to the starting point. You will trek through various remote villages, Interact with the local tribal peoples and have insight of their culture. One can spot the desert wild life in wild area or simply in farm land. Lunch packed will be served somewhere in Oasis under tree shade to protect from the fierce sun, Evening back to Pushakar.

If the date fall to Pushakar festival, in that case trekking day will be replaced to visit the festival.

Day 10: Pushakar–Jaipur 146 kms.

Departure for Jaipur, the capital of Rajputana. Visit the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds. astronomical observatory or Janter — Mantar built by Raja Jaisingh in 18th century. If time llows next to is city palace the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. Rest of the time is to stroll through the bustling bazaars of the Pink City, dinner and night in hotel.

Day 11: Jaipur.

After breakfast excursion to the Amber Fort located at the distance of 10 kms at the out skirt of Jaipur city. One can take the Elephant ride to the ramparts of the fort as did the Maharajas of the time where you will visit the palace and temple dedicated to Goddess Kali , After visit back to city, In the afternoon explore colourful bazzar or one can watch Bolly wood movie in famous Raj Mandir cinema, night in hotel.

Day 12: Jaipur – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri, 220 kms.

Departure to the cities where power of the great Mughals has been exercised .En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the city of red sandstone became the impossible dream of Emperor Akbar. Lunch on the way, Following the journey to Agra., afternoon visit Taj Mahal, one of the most famous monuments of the world, built in the seventeenth century by the Emperor Shah Jahan as a token of eternal love ,night in hotel.

Day 13: Agra-Delhi and departure. 220 kms. Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.

Early morning visit to red Fort and drive to Delhi, En route stop for Lunch in Simple Indian Restaurant, On arrival in Delhi as per time availability, visit spice market and colorful streets of Chandani chowk in old Delhi by Tricycle rickshaw to mingle with real Indian folk. Take outer view of Red fort and Grand Mosque, En route to airport drive to get the glimpse of India gate and president house.
Or Simply take the time to buy the souvenir, evening farewell dinner in the city. Transfer to the airport and fly out toward your destination, No hotel in Delhi.


Price per person : Based on Minimum 4 persons.

  • Departure Dates: Season: PricePersonTotal
    Oct-March,(Sep and April are bit hotter)  1,690.00
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Cost for less than 4 persons

Cost Per Person- €2195 for 2 person Group

Cost Per Person- €1950 for 3 person Group

Formed group : If you are a group of more than 8 persons, please contact us to get the special deal.

Cost Include

  • Ground transport as per itinerary
  • Airport/Railway Station & Bus Stand transfer
  • English speaking local Guide
  • Twin sharing room in a three-star hotel (some nights in Charming hotels, palace or in Havelis ) 3* and 4 * ( sub to your choice and budget proposed )
  • All hotel on BB basis (bed & breakfast)
  • Local food during trekking.
  • Permit
  • Medical box

Cost Exclude

  • International / Domestic flight ticket,
  • Monument fees
  • Lunch & dinner in Delhi/ Agra
  • International / Domestic flight ticket,
  • Visa and airport tax,
  • Insurance
  • Sleeping bag
  • Beverages and personal expenses
  • Medical expenses and evacuation
  • Porters to carry your personal gears
  • Personal gears used for trekking / expedition
  • Tipping
  • Camera fee
  • Warm Clothing & shoes.
  • Camel safari ( for short distance ) on sand dune of Jaiselmer and Khuri,
  • Elephant ride at Amber fort,



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All the cancellation must be in written and signed by the person who signed the booking form and will be effective from the date of the reception by the company.

1:60 days or more before departure

The agency will refund the entire paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (€ 40 per persons or equivalent in other currency), bank charges subject to the bank policies, when booking domestic flights, the Cancellation fee subject to airline policies at present or if the tickets are non- refundable in that case the full amount of the ticket will be retained. The hotels are reserved and must be paid in advance; the company will apply the cancellation policies of hotels. Cancelation charge for train tickets and other ground transport and related services if needed to be booked in advance. Hence the remaining amount will be refunded after deducting all above cancelling policies applied for different services.

2: 40 Days before departure

The agency will refund the 50% of paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (€ 40 per persons or equivalent in other currency), bank charges subject to the bank policies, when booking domestic flights, the Cancellation fee subject to airline policies at present or if the tickets are non- refundable in that case the full amount of the ticket will be retained. The hotels are reserved and must be paid in advance; the company will apply the cancellation policies of hotels. Cancelation charges of train tickets and other ground transport and related services if needed to be booked in advance. Hence the remaining amount will be refunded after deducting all above cancelation policies applied for different services.

Less than 30 days before departure

The agency will be obliged to withhold the full amount of the deposit paid by the customer. In this case, the customer must inform their insurance as soon as possible and provide as much documentation to support the cancellation of trip. It is therefore h3ly advised to take out cancellation insurance to cover such expenses.

Itinerary / hotels are sub to change in case of strike , civil war threaten , you may be will lose expected places you have prepared for but will explore unexpected and for sure will not disappointed.

In case of Vehicle break down another mode of transport will be managed at the earliest possible, In that case you are requested to keep patience. And co-operate with the situation ,while travelling to rural and isolated Area replacing vehicle can take time due to lac of communication or distance to pass the message with the other vehicle those who are driving toward the nearest town or the place from where one can have telephone facilities. Or from where one can be connected by Mobile phone . Also you can be transferred by the other type of vehicle what ever is available at the moment as of local bus till you will be not having the proper mode of transport .

Accommodation is sub. to your budget ( standard, 3 star or 4 star category and heritage hotels ) and choice as shown in cost table, during the trek ( deluxe Tent ) at fix camp at sam dune and Khuri with attached toilet and bath.

Indian meals is served, bit on spicy side, Breakfast and dinner will be served at the hotel, Lunch packed or in local restaurant or in hotel sub to the schedule.

Sub to the number of person in group, for 2-3 Indigo car, 4-5 Toyota Innova , for more than 5 persons Tempo travellers or mini bus .

Accommodation is based on 3 star category in cities, Where there are limited choices of accommodation sub. to the each places, Neat and clean local standards of hotels, guest houses will be provided. Please note that some hotels has been chosen only for the best services , the charms and for the locations.

Verities of Indian and partly Tibetan vegetarian meals is served, Non veg. is subject to availability. Indian recipes are bit on spicy side, Breakfast and dinner will be served at the hotel, Lunch packed or in local restaurant or in hotel sub. to the schedule. Please note that you will be traveling to some of highly revered pilgrimage sites where non veg. meals are strictly forbidden as in Amritsar temple complex, Rishkesh and at Haridwar.

Collective Melas (Langar) At Amritsar free meals is served to thousands of pilgrims and peoples of every faith and communities ( volunteer donation can be done ) , those wish to join the collective meals can relish the delicacies of Punnjab. There are certain rules to be followed which guide on the spot will explain you.

Sub to the number of person in group, for 2 to 4 Toyota Innova / Scorpia or Zylo, for 5 and more than 5 persons Tempo travellers or mini bus will be provided. All vehicle will be air-conditioned, except in hilly area air-condition of any vehicle can not be regularly used due to steep uphill drive, So you have to co-operate with. For the Autumns and spring season when temperature goes down, if you required heater except minibus each of those mentioned vehicle have the heating facilities and cannot be used too while on uphill drive .
Day 2nd for an hour of walk through villages in Mandava, day 5th 3-4 hours at sam dune at Jaiselmer, day 6th 3 hours in morning toward Kuri and 3 hours in afternoon at Khuri dune , day 9th full day trek at Pushakar.
This is mandatory for all clients travelling on any tour or independent itinerary arranged by us. You are responsible for obtaining adequate insurance covering expenses of unexpected, the loss of baggage, medical expenses, helicopter (air or ground) rescue, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment of the itinerary.
Preparation of relief of sun burn, Lip salve, Anti septic cream, Antihistamine cream (for relief of insect bites), Anti diarrhoea (flagyl or any other), Anti headache (aspirin, paracitamol, zimalgin), Anti vomiting (avomin), For stomach-ache (baralgan,trigan or other diagnose) Dettol, wash proof Dettol plaster, Bandage and cotton, Balm, Anti cramp spray, Pills to purify the water, Scissor and knife are must in the medical kit. According to your physical condition you are requested to consult your doctor to complete your medical kit.
Due to wide range of temperature and climate conditions, it is advisable to bring appropriate clothing. For protection against cold and freshness of morning and evening a layered clothing is better than a few thick ones, so choose your cloths accordingly. Cloths should be preferable be made from natural materials which allow the body to breath better. You will be offending people if you walk around in skimpy or tight fitting clothes. Although there are normally opportunities to wear shorts, it is strictly forbidden to be with short in any religious places as monasteries and temples. We would advise women to wear shirts or loose trousers, men should not wear singlet.
9: What you should pack for the culture tour.
While travelling during winter season morning and evening are fresh hence required a light Pull over, Raincoat ( occasionally required ) light polar ,light clothing, Sun hat, short and long sleeves Shirts , Loose trousers, ( wearing short is not allowed at holy spot ), swimming suite, a pair of sport shoes, sandal , few pairs of socks, Sunglasses / Spare glasses or contact lenses, , toilet kit, A small sewing kit, Safety pins, torch or flash light with spare batteries, Camera with spare films and batteries, battery Charger, day sac, water bottle, personal medical kit as per your medical advisor. Anti-mosquitos spray. fanny pack to keep safely your important doc as passport, insurance paper, credit cards, money , Multifunctional knife, lighters, wooden pencils and pen, string of 4-55 meters to dry the clothing or other purpose, French English dictionary and a note book.
Many metropolitan cities is India are not that much conservative, but still in certain part of cities and in rural it is better to dress conservatively, One should not try to attract attention towards themselves due to their dressing style, while entering to religious site one should take off shoes, don’t dress short and half sleeves and are required to cover the head. Mobile are required to be in silent mode, hugging and kissing will shock the people hence restricted in public , To be respected ,respect always local culture..
11: Climate:
Generally hot and dry. Hence the best time to traveling Rajasthan is the autumn to beginning of Spring.
Winter Temperature Max: 27 ° C, Minimum: 10 ° C
Summer temperature Max: 40 ° C, Minimum: 35 ° C ( Monsoon period )
Autumn Temperature Max: 38 ° C, Minimum: 33 ° C ( Post monsoon Sep-Oct.)
You will be guided by a professional English speaking guide, Language guide can be provided by paying extra charges. Drivers and guide will be there to assist you at their best. They are chosen for their experience of mountains, knowledge of the outdoors, local culture and ability to communicate with foreign clients.
Pre-travel conditioning is very desirable, as more you are prepared the more you enjoy the trips. For all the adventure trips at least light physical exercise is required however no exercise is obliged for cultural tours or jeep safari in hilly region. As we gain altitude slowly, so we get acclimatize naturally. And for the vast majority the slow ascent to height will produce minimum effects. The most important attribute for any adventure travel trip is positive attitude.
The Himalayas have a very fragile environment and it is our special concern and Endeavour to protect and preserve the existing ecology. We are also sensitive to local cultures and traditions and make special efforts to sensitize all our clients on this matter.