In this adventure, you'll navigate through the mountainside villages of the Himalayas. Hike through beautiful flora & fauna to hidden waterfalls, explore ancient temples, and connect with the communities to learn about their everyday lives!
Stay in unique lodging, including Fernweh's own bed and breakfast that supports the women of their community.
Trek to the Tibetan region to meet local artisans. You'll have a chance to try your hand at creating some crafts!
Hike through nature to discover the hidden waterfalls of the region. Along the way, you'll get some education about the flora & fauna of the area!
Flexible Departure Date
After arrival, you'll meet for lunch at Peaches and Pears--an eco-friendly guesthouse about 3 km out of Gopeshwar. This isgoing to be your home for next few days. You'll stay with a Himalayan family and enjoy organic homemade food: vegetables, grains, rice, milk, eggs and fruits from the family’s garden/animal shed.. After lunch, you'll relax and then visit Gopeshwar to discover Gopinath Temple and a colourful mountain vilage market.
After breakfast, you will walk through Gopeshwar to explore old architecture and to see the village life where underprivileged villagers are employed. An income is generated for them via this program. Additionally your day will consist of a visit to the local schol, lunch at a friend's house, and a trip to the waterfalls & hidden swimming holes! Finish off the day with a freshly prepared home-made organic dinner around the fire.
Today, you will trek to local Tibetan Villages that specialize in handcrafts. You will be able to participate in making the handicraft, plus the opportunity to buy products directly from the artisans. This program is part of their empowerment project to support the untouchable artisan’s tribe. Lunch at a young widowed lady supported by their empowerment project will follow. After, trek down to visit a project run by retired Army men to helo the environment by planting new plants/trees. A bonfire will complete the day while you sit around enjoying dinner with your host family and listen to the local legends.
After breakfast, you will go for a final hike to a neighbouring village, and to the top of the hill to enjoy the stunning views of Gopeshwar area. This concludes your amazing trip, and you'll return to the airport or carry on with your adventures!
Fernweh Fair Travel offers authentic connections to Himalayan culture and unique adventures to little-visited natural wonders - all of which support efforts to empower local women, untouchable tribes and their community. Travelers can choose to relax at one of their beautiful homestays, head out on a trekking tour or visit their boutique shop to browse goods from local artisans.