Ladakh & Kashmir – Across the Top of the World – Leh

By Debbie Kindness | September 22, 2017

 Welcome to day 17 of our Top of the World tour.We’re back in Leh where we first headed to check out the nearby villages of Shey and Thiksey. We also visited the Shanti Stupa, a large white Buddhist stupa built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhists. We’re now exploring Leh town, catching up on a bit of retail

Ladakh & Kashmir – Across the Top of the World – Khardung La

By Debbie Kindness | September 20, 2017

Welcome to Day 15 of our Top of the World tourToday we’re heading back over the Khardung La to Leh but have stopped to meet these local Ladakhis who are waiting to greet a high lama who is passing by enroute to Diskit Monastery where he’ll receive the Dalai Lama in a couple of days. We are

Ladakh & Kashmir – Across the Top of the World – Nubra Valley

By Debbie Kindness | September 18, 2017

Welcome to Days 13 and 14 of our Top of the World tourToday we are in the Nubra Valley. We departed Leh this morning for a 6 hour drive over the 4th pass of our journey and the Highest Motorable pass in the world – the Khardung La at 5602m (18380ft). After a breathless stop at the top of the

Ladakh & Kashmir – Across the Top of the World – Hemis Festival

By Debbie Kindness | September 16, 2017

Welcome to Day 12 of our Top of the World tourToday we are at the Hemis Festival. This morning we’ve driven 40km to the village of Hemis and up to the monastery which is hidden away in a gorge. Hemis gompa is the largest and richest monastery in Ladakh and plays host to this festival every year. The

Ladakh & Kashmir – Across the Top of the World – Manali to Leh Highway

By Debbie Kindness | September 14, 2017

Welcome to Days 9-11 of our Top of the World tourIt’s day 9 and today is our first journey into the high Himalayas and our first pass – the notorious Rohtang Pass at 3980m (13058ft). Rains over the past couple of days have caused a couple of landslides overnight that have delayed our journey. Sitting in traffic jams

Ladakh & Kashmir – Across the Top of the World – Manali

By Debbie Kindness | September 12, 2017

Welcome to Days 7 & 8 of our Top of the World tourIt’s day 7 and we are enroute to Manali. We are now enjoying lunch at a local dhaba, or roadside eatery. Indian dhabas are where you’ll often get some of the best and tastiest food in India. Fully vegetarian, most dhabas serve cheap, plentiful and

Ladakh & Kashmir – Across the Top of the World – Shimla

By Debbie Kindness | September 10, 2017

Welcome to Days 3 & 4 of our Top of the World tourDay 3 we are taking a trip on the UNESCO World Heritage Toy Train to Shimla, the old summer capital of the British Raj. This train takes a little under 5 hours to cover 96km over 864 bridges and through 102 tunnels, whilst climbing from an elevation

Ladakh & Kashmir – Across the Top of the World – Delhi

By Debbie Kindness | September 8, 2017

Welcome to Days 1 & 2 of our Top of the World tour.Day 1 and we are in Delhi, where we’ve visited Humayans tomb, the mausoleum of the 2nd great Moghul ruler of India as well as checking out Lutyens Delhi and Rajpath, where you’ll find India Gate, Parliament house, the Presidents house (the former Viceroys House

Our signature Women-Only trip to India

By Debbie Kindness | September 6, 2017

 Ladies, is 2018 the year for you to finally visit India?We began running women-only tours back in 2010 due to a suggestion from a past client who had a bunch of female friends wanting to visit India. These tours have been very popular and we run at least two dedicated women-only trips every year.The Essence of

Guaranteed departure on these tours

By Debbie Kindness | August 12, 2017

Thinking about your next getaway, either later this year or sometime in the first half of next year? These three upcoming trips to the Indian Subcontinent over the next 8 months have guaranteed departures. The trips are filling up, but there are still at least 4 spots on each of these tours. Take a look and reserve your spot now

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