• Rafting the Mahakali with our best guides
  • Overlooking a bridge during our Himalayan Expedition
  • Visiting Local Temples
  • camping on the mahakali
  • Sundar with our guests on an expedition
  • early mornings on the river
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3 reasons why you should consider this holiday.

  • Arrive to a warm welcome at the New Delhi International Airport and get chauffeured to The Imperial, New Delhi (5-star).

  • Enjoy being guided through remote Himalayan outback by your knowledgable hosts and seasoned guiding team.

  • Float the borders of India and Nepal through the remote forested Himalayan foothills discovering ancient traditions, tribes and temples.

Stay in the most ideally set river-camps in India’s Himalayan foothills. Raft a FUN class-3 section of white-water flowing through the most amazing setting. End your days getting pampered with delicious appetizers and a delicious dinner served under a starlit sky. 

Here’s YOUR DREAM TRIP packaged into a week’s Holiday in India’s remote Himalayan Outback.

Enjoy starlit nights on the borders of India and Nepal. 

Treat yourself to this amazing, all inclusive holiday and feel both inspired and rejuvenated !

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HERE’S A QUICK OVERVIEW 

  • AIRPORT: NEW DELHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
  • DURATION: 7 DAYS
  • ACTIVITY LEVEL: MODERATE
  • REGION: KUMOAN, UTTARAKHAND, NOTHERN INDIA
  • PRICES: STARTING FROM US$ 1,950 (PER PERSON) (TWIN SHARING)

Just the sort of off-the-beaten-path and culturally enriching holiday adventure you are looking for. Get taken care of from beginning to end. Email us at info@himalayanoutback.com or call us at +1 443 766 3644 (USA) to book this holiday!

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Your Itinerary | Day by Day

Arrive to a warm welcome at the New Delhi International Airport. Get chauffeured to The Roseate (5-star) (a 10 minute drive from the International Airport).

Accommodation: The Roseate (5-Star)

Enjoy a relaxed start to you holiday. After a delicious breakfast get chauffeured to the New Delhi domestic airport to board your short flight (1-hour) to Pantnagar, Kumoan, Uttarakhand, Northern India.

You will be met upon arrival and chauffeured to your Himalayan lodge (3 hours drive).

Accommodation: Te Aroha, Dhanachulli

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Early morning: drive to the starting point of your morning-hike. Follow your guide on your hiking trail crossing a series of deep ravines, luring flocks of resident and migratory birds. Hike these forested foothills witnessing Himalayan views – a geological marvel boasting some of India’s celebrated Himalayan ranges.

Return to a delicious breakfast at Te Aroha, Dhanachulli before starting your 5 hour Himalayan drive to your river-camp.  Arrive to a warm welcome followed by a delicious dinner under a starlit sky. Prepare for your float-trip the following day along the borders of India and Nepal.

Accommodation: Deluxe River-Camp | The Himalayan Outback

Meals Included: Breakfast, packed Lunch & Dinner.

Awaken to a knock on your tent flap and a hot beverage. Enjoy a short guided-hike before a delicious breakfast. Join your river guides for a safety- briefing before setting-out on your 3 day adventure down the mighty Mahakali River that separates India and Nepal.

The Mahakali that originates in China flows through a magical setting of the Himalayan foothills, draining this prolific watershed, surrounding ancient cultures that live much the same way they did a hundred years ago.

End the day in the comfort of your ideally set camp overlooking the forested foothills of Nepal. Enjoy delicious meals, freshly prepared by the head-chef who will be accompanying your river-adventure.

Accommodation: Mobile River-Camp | The Himalayan Outback

Meals Included: Breakfast, packed Lunch & Dinner

Enjoy another relaxed start; spend the morning fishing around camp or enjoy a short forest hike with your naturalist to wittiness the valley’s prolific bird life. Depart after a hearty breakfast and set-off on the next leg of your rafting-expedition.

Arrive at Chukka; once a significant tiger corridor. Chukka’s, remoteness and prolific forest right on the edge of India and Nepal makes for a perfect camping setting. Try your hand at some Mahseer fishing at this legendary and historic fishing beat or walk these rich mixed forests along with your naturalist to trace the footsteps of both rare mammals as well as the legendary man-eating tiger hunter turned conservationist, Jim Corbett.

The Thak man-eater was a female Bengal tiger who killed and ate four human victims (two women, two men) between September and November 1938. She was operating in Kumaon, at the Nepalese border, between the villages Thak, Chuka, Kot Kindri and Sem. The tigress was shot at about 6:00pm on November 30, 1938 by Jim Corbett. This was the last man-eater killed by Corbett. The story about Thak man-eater is known as one of the most dramatic stories about man-eating animals. It was the last story in the USA edition of the bestselling book Man-Eaters of Kumaon (published by Oxford University press in 1944). In the UK edition the last story of the book was “Just Tigers”. The book Man-Eaters of Kumaon became the book of the year in USA in 1945, and a Hollywood film Man-Eater of Kumaon was made in 1948.

Accommodation: Mobile River-Camp | The Himalayan Outback

Meals Included: Breakfast, packed Lunch & Dinner

Set-off for your final day float through some of the Mahakali’s most exciting white-water stretch. This class 3+ section offers just the right amount of adrenaline and fun some of us are looking for.

End your river-expedition and depart after saying goodbye to your guides and camp staff. Drive to the train station (3 hours) and board your train to Delhi. You will be accompanied by a Himalayan Outback representative.

Accommodation: The Imperial, New Delhi (5 Star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You will be chauffeured to the New Delhi International airport by the Imperial Hotel’s concierge by noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast

beautiful valley

ideally set camp

Best times to visit us!

Season: February, March & April are great months. Alternatively, October, November & December are also a stunning time of the year for this adventure!

Uttarakhand Northern India

  • Visiting a tiger reserve in Northern India
  • Nice tiger sighting in Northern India
  • Two large tuskers in the Tiger Reserve.
  • Elephant sighting inside the tiger reserve
  • Gharials in the tiger reserve

EXTEND YOUR JOURNEY AND VISIT A INDIA’S FINEST TIGER RESERVE

  • THE JIM CORBETT TIGER RESERVE, KUMOAN, UTTARAKHAND, NORTHERN INDIA
  • BEST TIMES TO VISIT: FEBRUARY, MARCH & APRIL

  • DURATION: 2 TO 6 DAYS

We consider it the best safari destination in India, and we also consider it our home. This is a land with truly breathtaking landscapesthe iconic Dhikala grasslands and the lush green Himalayan foothills. It’s a land filled with a staggering amount and variety of wildlife, from creatures you’ve always imagined seeing on safari, to animals you may never even have dreamed of. And it’s a land with an incredible diversity of peoples and cultures, all united by a warm, generous spirit.

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