"Robin designed an awesome trip with lots of variety to suit a 15 year old and her Mum. We spent time staying at Robin’s Himalaya homestay and being well looked after by Dugli, Yoga and the family. To stay with a local family is priceless as it makes you appreciate the chance to experience life as it really is without all the mod cons that we think we need.!! We attended a village Mela (festival) and were very sad to leave. Next Dharamsala where we met the Dalai Lama. I would recommend Robin for any trip planning, as the trip she organised was full of variety and experiences to suit both our needs and has wet our appetites for more India experiences."
Jody & Holly (aged 15), Howick, New Zealand

Snow Nimaling Plains © Ray Kirby, Himalaya images

Hotel Darcha © Ray Kirby, Himalaya images

Indian Himalaya Treks & Remote Road Safaris/Ganges Sailing © Robin Ross

Green Hotel, Mysore, South India © Robin Ross

Thakur Family Robin's Manali homestay © Robin Ross

Ajanta Hotel © Robin Ross

Accommodation and Tour Style

  • What is the accommodation like?
  • What type of hotels are used?
  • Do we get any local involvement?

Indian Himalaya Treks & Remote Road Safaris/Ganges Sailing:

Mostly camping - in Alpine style tents which we supply. We provide high quality two person only, alpine style tents, wide enough for two sleeping mattresses side by side plus 30 cms/12 inches of space.

Horses or porters carry all your equipment while you carry your day pack.  We support our local village folk by having them cook and assist us on trek.

Hotel accommodation with ensuite of 3 to 4 star rating when in towns.

Robin's house built in 2004 is the local style of deodar pine and stone © Robin Ross

Indian Himalaya Homestay:

Near Manali most Escorted and Locally Assisted Tours  can have the choice of staying in Robin Ross's own home set high on the mountainside overlooking the beautiful Kullu Valley. It is a real highlight where you are cared for by the Thakur family and  Yoga in local style - hospitality and friendship.  Our simple house built in 2004 is the local style of deodar pine and stone, two storied with big verandhas and six rooms (3-4 bedrooms) where you use your sleeping bag. While there is electricity, there is no running water inside the house. Cold water is available in the share bathroom/toilet.   It is basic, simple accommodation.

Backwater canal lodge © Robin Ross


Locally assisted Tours and Escorted Tours'  travellers use locally run (where available) comfortable 3-4 star hotels with ensuite. If in Manali you have the option of our homestay or a hotel. At your request for non-HImalaya tours, we can use hotels up to 5 star - wonderful, modern, hotels where pampering is the norm with full facilites including restaurants, internet facilities. and bars.