North India Tour with 3 Days Himalaya Trek

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A wonderful tour through the north of India by private car with driver and Tour Guide. You will get to know some very beautiful cultural and religious places and at the same time experience the mountain world in the form of a trek.

We begin the journey in Delhi with a visit to the Muslim-influenced Old Delhi and the more modern New Delhi. Next, we will marvel at the Golden Temple of the Sikhs in Amritsar and explore the Buddhist-influenced village of McLeod Ganj (Dharamshala). Here the Dalai Lama has his government in exile. We continue to the Kullu Valley: the Valley of the 100 Gods. Here we enjoy the mountains during our trek to the holy Brighu Lake. Next, we travel to the former summer residence of the British: Shimla. Due to the colonial period, Shimla has many Christian churches and a Tudor and New Gothic architectural style. The ride by Toy Train down to the flats through hundreds of tunnels and above countless bridges is another fun highlight! The ending point of our trip is our visit to Rishikesh and Haridwar. At these sacred pilgrimage sites, the Ganges leaves the high Himalayas. There are countless temples and ashrams and if you like, you can take a dip in the Ganges yourself.


Day 1 Arrival in Delhi

You arew elcomed by your guide and driver at the airport and they will bring you to your hotel (overnight stay at the hotel). -/-/-

Day 2 Delhi Sightseeing

This morning we visit Old Delhi with its narrow streets, the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort in the form of a guided bike tour! In the afternoon we go on a tour of New Delhi with rickshaw and metro! (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-

Day 3 Delhi-Amritsar

We drive to Amritsar for about six hours. In the afternoon we visit the Golden Temple, participate in the charitable community work and will enjoy the free common meal, which is served to all pilgrims 24 hours a day. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-

Day 4 Amritsar Sightseeing

Today we visit Amritsar with the park and various temples. We also drive to the Pakistani border in the afternoon to take part in the border closure ceremony. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-

Day 5 Drive to Dharamshala

It goes to the Himalayas. after a five-hour drive we reach Dharamshala. The place is located on the Dhauladar mountain range of the Himalayas. Since 1960, it has been the Dalai Lama’s temporary seat of government. Dharamshala gained fame and is also known as “the little Lhasa in India”. It is a popular destination for those who want to study Tibetan Buddhism, culture and art. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-

Day 6 Visit Dharamshalas

We visit the Dalai Lama Temple and the Tibetan Museum. Then we walk to Bagshu to a waterfall. In the evening we can take part in a Momo cooking course. Momos are steamed dough bags and a Tibetan specialty. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-

Day 7 Day Hike

Today we hike to the green viewpoint Triund. It goes uphill for about 3 hours. From here we can enjoy a fantastic view in all directions before descending again. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/L/-

Day 8 Drive to Manali

It goes for about 7 hours through the Himalayas to the outdoor sports resort Manali. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-

Day 9 Manali Sightseeing

We visit Manali’s main sights through a walk. We visit the famous Hadimba Temple and Vaschisht, a neighboring village with natural hot sulfur springs that invite you to a bath. At the end of our tour we visit a local family and can learn more about their everyday life with a cup of tea. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-

Day 10 Cooking class and shopping or optional rafting, mountain biking, climbing

In the morning we take part in an Indian cooking class and enjoy our homemade lunch. The afternoon is free. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-

Day 11 3 Days Brighu Lake Trek starts

Lake Brighu  is a very famous sacred lake located 2000 meters above the village of Vashisht, on the right side of the Rothang Pass.

Legend has it, that Brighu Rishi meditated here and many local deities took a dip in the sacred waters of the lake. The most famous of them was Guru Vashisht, who made a pilgrimage to the lake at least once every two to three years.

And even today, many locals set out on the steep ascent of Vashisht to visit the holy place once a year!

A forest of oaks and fir trees surrounds Gulaba, the place from which our trek starts. Later we continue over green pastures and through Rhododendron. Maybe we’re lucky and spot the giant vultures!

Today we drive from Manali to Gulaba (1 hour), then we hike up to Raualikholi (3770 m) for 3-4 hours. (Overnight in a tent) B/L/D

Day 12 Raualikholi to Brighu Lake (4268 m) to Panduropa (3450 m) 5-6 hours

Initially, it goes up steeply to the lake at 4268 meters. After that it goes downhill. The views of the breathtaking Dhaula Dhar mountain range with its snow-capped mountains reward you for your effort! In the evening we make a campfire. (Overnight in a tent) B/L/D

Day 13 Panduropa to Vashisht (2300 m) 5 hours descent, then transfer to Manali

It goes down through deep forests and green pastures quite steeply.

Today we reach the village of Vashisht. Here the hot sulfur springs invite for a bath! (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/L/-

Day 14 Drive to Shimla

We take the scenic route over the Jalori Pass to Shimla (8 Hours). Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and was declared the summer capital of the British Raj. The mountain station is a popular tourist destination for Indians as well as foreigners and is often called “The Queen of the Mountains”. At an altitude of 2205 meters and surrounded by pine forests, rhododendron and oaks, Shimla has pleasant summers and cold, snowy winters. The city is famous for its Tudor and Neo-Gothic buildings. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/L/-

Day 15 Shimla Sightseeing

A day in Shimla: We visit the Indian Institute of Advances Studies, the Jakho Temple and the British Viceroy. Optionally, mountain bikes can also be rented for a small round trip. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-

Day 16 With the Kalka- Shimla Toy Train for 7 hours to Kalka, from Kalka to Rishikesh

Today it goes down with the famous “narrow gauge train” over 864 bridges and through 102 long tunnels built at the time of British rule. In the evening we reach the holy place  Rishikesh. If we are lucky and some rooms are vacant, we can stay in a small yoga ashram for the next few days and participate in yoga classes and meals. (Overnight stay at ashram or hotel) B/-/-

Day 17 Yoga in Rishikesh and visit the waterfall

In the morning we can participate in a yoga class. Afterwards we hike to a waterfall. In the afternoon we explore Rishikesh and in the evening we take part in the fire ceremony. (Overnight stay at ashram or hotel) B/-/-

Day 18 Yoga, Rafting and Rishikesh Sightseeing

The day starts with yoga. After that we go to rafting. The afternoon is free. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-

Day 19 Trip to Delhi

We drive back to Delhi for 4 hours. Depending on your travel plans, we check-in at the hotel for one night or go directly to the airport B/-/-


  • 17 x overnight stay in a typical mid-class hotel with breakfast (In Rishikesh Optional in ashram with full board)
  • 3 days trekking tour to Lake Bhrighu with full catering and Equipment
  • For entire tour air-conditioned car and driver
  • guided bike tour in Delhi
  • Border Closure Ceremony
  • Momo Cooking Course
  • 1 x guided hike to Triund with lunch
  • 1 x 3 hour Indian cooking class
  • 1 x ride on the Toy Train from Shimla to Kalka
  • 2 x Yoga in the morning in Rhishikesh
  • 1 x hike to the waterfall in Rishikesh
  • 1 x Rafting Tour
  • Tour Guide
  • international flight
  • Visa
  • unmentioned food and beverages
  • Tips
  • extra activities in Shimla and Manali (mountain bike, rafting, etc.)


Prices and Dates

This tour is possible all year round without the trekking tour. With the trek it is possible from May to November.

from 1700 € per person with 2 participants, price decreases with higher number of participants!

This tour is just an example. We can change it according to your wishes or create similar tours all over India with Guide and car and driver.

Please make an inquiry.

Tour Info


Traveling through India is always intense. Please be open-minded and flexible so you can enjoy the most. Some of the transfers can be a bit long, but the private car with driver makes the journey more comfortable. The Brighu Lake Trek is a moderate Trek up to 4200 m. You should have a good fitness level.

Further Information

You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable and fun Guide. Our drivers are all very good and save drivers!

All information about the tour and the preparation will be provided after the tour is booked.

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North India Tour with 3 Days Himalaya Trek

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