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.
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.
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.