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Join us if you crave for offbeat places with untouched beauty. We go to villages and stay with local families, experience their life closely, get the comfort of traditional rooms and heartwarming hospitality. We explore their farms, celebrate festivals at offbeat places, see the landscapes with minimal tourists around and have a peaceful and a learning vacation overall.

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Ladakh | Mixed Group

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Date: Aug 14-21 (Ex-Leh Airport)
Itinerary:
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/adventures-of-ladakh/

Ladakh, a place so explored yet unexplored, a place where thrill and culture co-exist, is the dream of every adventure seeker who adores some roughness, a lot of beauty, culture, and spirituality.
Would you like to embark with us on this adventure of a lifetime?

Trip Highlights:

  1. Leh Palace
  2. Shanti Stupa
  3. Hall of Fame
  4. Hemis Monastery
  5. Thiksey Monastery
  6. SECMOL School
  7. Alchi Monastery
  8. Magnetic Hill
  9. Sangam
  10. Pathar Sahib Gurudwara
  11. Khardung La
  12. Maitreya Buddha Statue
  13. Diskit monastery
  14. Hunder Sand Dunes
  15. Bactrian Camel Ride
  16. Turtuk Village
  17. Interact with Balti people
  18. Balti Heritage House & Museum
  19. Natural Cold Storage
  20. Turtuk Gompa
  21. Ladakhi Cultural Show
  22. Pangong Lake
  23. ATV Ride
  24. Chang La
  25. Unforgettable Social Experience

DAYWISE ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrivals in Leh
Fly in to Leh and get transferred to the hotel from Leh Airport.
Tentative Pickup timings from Airport: 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM. (Please note that these timings might be altered once we have the final schedule of the arrival of every participant. Hence we want participants to show some degree of flexibility here. Although, if you wish to have a private pickup from airport to hotel at your own timings, without having to wait for our pickup, that can be arranged at extra cost.)

Rest if your flight lands early
Lunch
Rest
Orientation and Introductions
Market Visit in the evening
Dinner

Day 2: In and around Leh
Breakfast
Hall of Fame
Leh Palace
Lunch
Shanti Stupa
Thiksey Monastery
Dinner

Day 3: In and around Leh
Breakfast
SECMOL
Pathar Sahib Gurudwara
Lunch
Alchi Monastery
Magnetic Hill
Sangam
Dinner

Day 4: Khradung La | Nubra Valley
Breakfast in Leh
Khardung La
Maitreya Buddha Statue
Lunch
Diskit Monastery
Hunder Sand Dunes
Dinner

Day 5: Nubra Valley | Turtuk Village
Breakfast
Turtuk Village
Village Walk and interact with Balti Folks
Balti Heritage House And Museum
Turtuk Gompa Monastery
Lunch
Back to Hunder Village
Cultural show (optional)
Dinner

Day 6: Pangong Lake
Breakfast in Hunder Village
Shyok Village
Lunch
Reaching Pangong Lake
Group Activity and Bonfire
Dinner

Day 7: Pangong to Leh
Breakfast at Pangong Lake
Start driving towards Leh
Lunch
Hemis Monastery
Arrival in Leh
Dinner

Day 8: The last day
Breakfast
Check-out
Exchanging warm hugs and plans to keep in touch
Drive to Leh Airport
Tentative drop timings from hotel to Airport: 7 AM and 8:30 AM. (Please note that these timings might be altered once we have the final schedule of the departure of every participant.)

Trip Ends

COST
(Ex- Leh Airport)
37000 INR per person regular tariff
35300 INR per person if you book from the first 7 seats
After the first 5 seats,
35900 INR if you book the slot number between[masked] INR per person for two or more people traveling together
36500 INR per person if you are solo but have already traveled with us 🙂
Else, 37000 INR per person

Note:
Please note that if Transforming Travels isn't able to execute the trip because of any covid regulations that directly affect the itinerary, then we will either reschedule the trip, refund, or give you the credit for the amount you paid, but your money won't be lost at all.

Flights:
Please note that the sooner you book, the best rates you get for flights to Leh. If you wish to join the above trip, we can also try fetching you lesser rates (as compared to online prices) for flights.

INCLUSIONS:

  • All transportation from Leh Airport to Leh Airport
  • Stay in for 7 nights on twin sharing basis (Leh - 3-star hotel, Nubra (Hunder Village) - 3-star hotel, Pangong - 3-star luxury camps) If you are friends traveling together and want the same room, please let us know while booking.
  • Day 1: Dinner, Day 2-7: Breakfast and Dinner, Day 8: Breakfast
  • A local guide with the group throughout the trip from Day 2-7
  • A 24/7 highly professional and friendly group leader
  • All entry tickets to monuments
  • All permits

Note: For the meals that are not a part of the package, you'll spend[masked] INR.

Follow the link for detailed itinerary:
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/adventures-of-ladakh/

You can also read our TripAdvisor reviews:
https://www.tripadvisor.in/Attraction_Review-g304551-d13389917-Reviews-Transforming_Travels-New_Delhi_National_Capital_Territory_of_Delhi.html

Contact:
Chandni Aggarwal -[masked] (Call/WhatsApp)
chandni@transformingtravels.com

Narkanda & Kotgarh: The Apple Basket of India

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Dates: Sep 15-19

Detailed itinerary:
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/narkanda-kotgarh-the-apple-basket-of-india/

Narkanda, Thanedar, Kotgarh, and its surrounding areas make the "apple basket of India". Do you feel excited to visit an apple orchard and relish freshly plucked apples? Does the idea of driving through roads dotted with the beautiful scenery of apple orchards give you goosebumps? We would also experience an amazing trek and some of the sightseeing places during this long weekend trip to the apple basket of India.

Trip Highlights:
1. Apple Orchards
2. Apple Packaging
3. Trek to Hatu Peak
4. Hatu Temple
5. Kotgarh Village Walk
6. St. Mary's Church
7. Tani Jubbar Lake
8. Christ Church
9. Mall Road
10. Group Activities & Group Games

DAY WISE ITINERARY

Day 1/ Sep 15: Start from Delhi

Meet the entire group and group leader for introduction and orientation in Delhi. We will board an AC vehicle exclusively booked for our group for our overnight journey to Thanedar.
Pick up Point: ISBT Kashmere Gate (right next to the exit Gate no. 7 of Kashmere Gate Metro Station, near McDonald's)
(If you are an outstation participant, we recommend landing in Delhi latest by 7 PM)
Please note that if you are based out of Chandigarh (or any other city which comes on route) you can get in touch with us for the pick-up/drop on the way.

Day 2/ Sep 16: Apple Orchards | Kotgarh Experiences

En-route breakfast (in Shimla)
Reach hotel
check-in & freshen up
Lunch
Apple Orchards Visit (1-2 km easy walk)
Group Activity
Dinner

Day 3/ Sep 17: Hatu Peak & Temple | Narkanda Experiences

Have an early breakfast
Trek to Hatu Peak & Temple (easy to moderate)
Packed Lunch at peak
Descend down
Drive back to hotel
Relax
Social Evening
Dinner
Note:
Please note that Hatu Peak & Temple trek is an easy to moderate trek. If you don't wish to take the effort of doing the trek, you can take a car from the base to the top. It can be arranged for you at an additional cost.

Day 4/ Sep 18: Gems of Thanedar & Shimla

Breakfast
Check-out from hotel
Visit Tanijubbar Lake
Visit St. Mary’s Church
Lunch
Christ Church
Mall Road & Lakkar Bazaar
Dinner
Drive towards Delhi

Note:
1. Please be prepared for a 1-2 km easy walk during your visit to Christ Church. Although the walk is pleasant as you walk through the Kotgarh village and you may end up interacting with locals.
2. In Shimla, the tour vehicle stays in parking, and from there, you explore Christ Church and Mall road on foot. It's a pleasant walk.

Day 5/ Sep 19: End of the journey

We are supposed to reach Delhi by 5:00 AM as per the schedule, but still, keep some buffer time in hand if you have an onward journey on the same day.
We will drop off the participants as per the respective pick-up points, and exchange warm hugs, and goodbyes until we meet again.
If you are an outstation participant, we recommend booking a flight after 11 AM.

COST
Ex-Delhi (add 5% GST to the applicable tariff):
14600 INR per person to/from Chennai (regular tariff)
13500 INR per person if you book from the first five seats
After the first 5 seats,
13900 INR if you but book from 6-10 slot
14300 INR per person for two or more people traveling together
14300 INR per person if you are solo but have already traveled with us 🙂
Else, 14600 INR

Please note that if Transforming Travels isn't able to execute the trip because of any covid regulations that directly affect the itinerary, then we will either reschedule the trip, refund, or give you the credit for the amount you paid, but your money won't be lost at all. As it's subjective to the situation, we will also take a call as per the situation.

INCLUSIONS

  • All transport to/from Delhi as per the itinerary in an AC vehicle. The final vehicle(s) depends on Group Size.
  • Stay in a 3-star hotel for two nights on a twin-sharing and same-gender basis. Couples will be given private rooms.
  • Local guides wherever applicable
  • Day 1: Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast, packed Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 3: Breakfast
  • One 24/7 highly professional and friendly group leader throughout the tour
  • Cost of entry tickets as per the itinerary

Detailed Itinerary:
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/narkanda-kotgarh-the-apple-basket-of-india/

You can also check out our Tripadvisor and Google reviews by clicking on respective terms.

Contact:
Chandni Aggarwal
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(If the above number is not reachable (as we travel a lot), please WhatsApp, and we will call you back)

Vigorating Varanasi : Women-Only

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Date: Sep23-25

Detailed itinerary:
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/vigorating-varanasi/

Varanasi tour exposes tourists to many emotions in a very short span of time. You experience the grandeur of spirituality during Ganga Aarti, the beautiful sunrises during the morning boat ride, and you also witness the life and death rituals at the same time. A trip like this is bound to awaken an inner transformational journey while appreciating life!

Trip Highlights:

  1. Ganga Aarti
  2. Subah-e-banaras
  3. Morning Boat Ride
  4. Manikarnika Ghat
  5. Panchganga Ghat
  6. Laxmi Chai
  7. Kashi Vishwamath Temple
  8. Varanasi Street Food
  9. Banarasi Sarees
  10. Sarnath
  11. Unforgettable Social Experience

DAYWISE ITINERARY

Day 1/ Sep 23: Arrival in Varanasi | Absorbing the vibes of Varanasi

Pickup - 12:15 PM (Varanasi Airport)
Please land latest by 12:15 PM
Group Introduction & orientation after pickup
Arrival at the hotel, check in and freshen up
Lunch
Walk around Ghats
Street Food Experience
Ganga Aarti Experience (Dashashwamdeh Ghat)
Dinner

Day 2/ Sep 24: Varanasi & Sarnath Exploration
Subah-e-Banaras
Boatride at sunrise
Breakfast
Sarnath
Lunch
Rest time
Silk Saree Factory Visit
Laxmi Chai/Street Food Experience
Dinner
Note:
Depending on how we wrap up today's schedule, interested people might have an option to witness Ganga Aarti today as well, in the evening.

Day 3: Kashi Vishwanath Temple - Sarnath - Varanasi
Wake up early
Varanasi Temple Tour (Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Maa Durga Temple)
Come back to the hotel
Breakfast
Check-out
Free time for exploration
Lunch
Airport Drop (latest by 5 PM)
Trip Ends
If you are an outstation participant, please book a flight that departs after 7 PM.
Note:
After check-out, we will have some free time (2-3 hours) to do anything if we missed out on the itinerary, or if anyone wants to do anything extra which was not in the itinerary. Or the entire group can do something together as per group consensus.

COST:
Ex-Varanasi (add 5% GST to the applicable tariff):
17500 INR per person to/from Varanasi (regular tariff)
16200 INR per person if you book from the first five seats
After the first 5 seats,
16600 INR if you but book from 6-10 slot
17000 INR per person for two or more people traveling together
17000 INR per person if you are solo but have already traveled with us 🙂
Else, 17500 INR

Please note that if Transforming Travels isn't able to execute the trip because of any covid regulations that directly affect the itinerary, then we will either reschedule the trip, refund, or give you the credit for the amount you paid, but your money won't be lost at all. As it's subjective to the situation, we will also take a call as per the situation.

INCLUSIONS:

  • All transport from Varanasi Airport to Varanasi Airport in AC vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Stay in a hotel for two nights on twin sharing basis (4-star hotel)
  • Day 1: Lunch
  • Day 2: Breakfast
  • Day 3: Breakfast
  • Cost of the local guide
  • Cost of all activities mentioned in the plan
  • A 24/7 highly professional and friendly group leader (male/female) throughout the tour

Note(s):

  1. Please note that we have only included breakfast for this trip (unlike our other tours where mostly lunches & dinners are also included) because Varanasi is meant to be a place for cafe & street food exploration. It gives participants the flexibility to explore different cuisines.

Detailed itinerary
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/vigorating-varanasi/

You can also check out our Tripadvisor and Google reviews by clicking on respective terms.

Contact:
Chandni Aggarwal
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Tirthan Valley - a refreshing getaway

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Dates:
Sep 30-Oct 5

Detailed itinerary:
https://www.transformingtravels.com/tour/tirthan-valley-a-refreshing-getaway/

Do you know that one of the greatest delights of visiting Tirthan Valley is to experience the freshness of the Himalayas, witness snow-clad mountain peaks, trek through the forests, witness a beautiful lake, relish hot pahadi meals, and a lot more!
And guess what, during October, Tirthan Valley is even more beautiful because of the autumn season, you get to see lovely flower colors.

Highlights:

  1. Jibhi Waterfall
  2. Jalori Pass
  3. Trek to Serolsar Lake
  4. Mata Buddhi Nagin Temple
  5. Shringa Rishi Temple
  6. Trek to Great Tower of Kothi
  7. Picturesque Views
  8. Witnessing Traditional Architecture
  9. Bahu Lake
  10. Bonfire & Group Games
  11. Balo Temple
  12. Unforgettable social experience

Day wise Itinerary
Day 1/ Sep 30: Commencement of Tirthan Valley - Winter Special trip | Start from Delhi
Meet the entire group and group leader for introduction and orientation in Delhi. We will board a comfortable Volvo Bus for our overnight journey to Aut. From Aut, we'll board pre-booked local vehicles for our journey until our destination, Jibhi.
Pick up Point: Majnu ka Tilla at 8:45 PM
(If you are an outstation participant, we recommend landing in Delhi latest by 6 PM)
Please note that if you are based out of Chandigarh (or any other city which comes on route) you can get in touch with us for the pick-up/drop on the way.

Day 2/ Oct 1: Arrival in Jibhi and Relax
Breakfast (on the way)
Deboard the Volvo in Aut & board the vehicle to Jibhi
Reach our hotel
Check-in & freshen-up
Lunch
Jibhi Waterfall (a relaxing excursion)
Bonfire & Group Games
Dinner

Day 3/ Oct 2: Jalori Pass & Serolsar Lake
Breakfast
Drive to Jalori Pass
Trek to Serolsar Lake (easy to moderate trek, 5.5 km one way)
Visit to Mata Buddhi Nagini Temple near Lake
Lunch near Serolsar Lake
Descend
Scenic stop at Shoja
Drive back to Jibhi
Evening games
Dinner

Day 4/ Oct 3: Drive to Bahu Lake
Wake up leisurely and have breakfast
Drive to Bahu Lake
Balo Trek (very easy, 2.5 km one way)
Lunch
Back to Jibhi
Group Activity
Dinner

Day 5/ Oct 4: Great Tower of Kothi & Departure
Wake up Leisurely and have breakfast
Check-out
Hike to Shringi Rishi Temple
Chehni (Chaini) Kothi Trek (easy, 2.5 km one way)
Walk around Chehni Village
Lunch
Departure for Delhi (leave for Aut in local vehicles followed by Volvo to Delhi)
En-route Dinner

Day 6/ Oct 5: Arrival in Delhi
We are supposed to reach Delhi by 8:00 AM as per the schedule, but still, keep some buffer time in hand if you have an onward journey on the same day. Because of uncertain traffic and road conditions, we can't predict the exact time.
We will drop off the participants as per the respective pick-up points, and exchange warm hugs, and goodbyes until we meet again.
If you are an outstation participant, we recommend booking a flight after 2 PM.

Cost:
Ex-Delhi (add 5% GST to the applicable tariff):
16200 INR per person to/from Delhi (regular tariff)
15200 INR per person if you book from the first five seats
After the first 5 seats,
15600 INR if you book the slot number between[masked] INR per person for two or more people traveling together
15800 INR per person if you are solo but have already traveled with us 🙂
Else, 16200 INR per person

Note:
Please note that if Transforming Travels isn't able to execute the trip because of any covid regulations that directly affect the itinerary, then we will either reschedule the trip, refund, or give you the credit, but your money won't be lost.

Inclusions:

  • All transport from Delhi to Delhi
  • Stay in comfortable rooms with attached western toilets in a comfortable hotel for three nights on a twin-sharing and same-gender basis for solo travelers. Couples will be given private rooms.
  • Expenses of local trekking guides
  • Day 2: Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 5: Breakfast and Lunch
  • group leader throughout the tour

Basic Info:

  1. group size: max 21 = 20 participants + 1 group leader, Min 6 = 5 participants + 1 group leader
  2. If you are from a city other than Delhi, then do get in touch with us for guidance regarding reaching to pick-up point. We might also be able to connect you with fellow travelers from your city.

You can also check out our Tripadvisor and Google reviews by clicking on respective terms.

Contact:
Chandni Aggarwal
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