Checking out these hiking and biking options in India!

Every once in a while, we at Andy's peer outside the industry and share a glimpse of things we find interesting. That's what you'll find below! The below information was sourced from mountainindia.com'

We invite you to travel through these pages and explore the possibilities of visiting Asia with us. Whether your dream is to delve into the vibrant tapestry of the Indian subcontinent, take a wildlife safari on elephant back, or climb the highest Himalayan peaks - with our large selection of tours there is sure to be something for everybody.

We offer a wide variety of Culture and Adventure tours , and also help create Custom Made itineraries. You may also choose from our range of Fix Departures. From the northern reaches of the Himalayas to the southernmost tip of Tamil Nadu – we have tours in every region of India and the subcontinent!

The Epic Drive
Jewel in the Lotus Jeep Safari

The culture, the history and the sheer scale of this landscape ... everything in this journey is of Epic proportions. The tour takes you on a rugged adventure to Ladakh, one of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Indian Himalayas. As well as marveling at the ever present snow capped peaks we make a fascinating cultural exploration into this last bastion of Tibetan Buddhism. Here the monasteries seem to cling to the mountainside -- often perched high above the tapestry of village fields below. We take the highest motorable road in the world to the beautiful valley of Nubra where villagers continue to live as they have for generations. The tour then descends to Dharamsala, the home of the Dalai Lama since he fled Tibet and took exile in India. We also visit other classic Indian destinations including, the fantastic Golden Temple in Amritsar, and the incomparable Taj Mahal in Agra.

Culture Tours
There are few other regions in the world with the cultural diversity of the Indian subcontinent. From classic journeys to India's holy rivers, to the fantastic architecture of the Taj Mahal, and all of the colorful bazaars and festivals in between – a cultural tour to India is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Soft Adventure Tours
Our soft adventure tours provide the perfect blend of cultural forays with adventurous excursions for those who are looking to mix it up. These tours could include a few nights on safari or rugged jeep drives through the mountains, or perhaps a day of rafting – however they do not require a high degree of physical fitness. If you are healthy and looking for a mix of adventure and culture then have a look at the following tours.

If spectator sports are not for you,then why not join us on an adventure. We are one of the leading trek operators in the region, so we areable to promise you the thrills of the high peaks as well as the highest levels of safety and professionalism. In addition to the Himalayan treks listed below we are also experienced in organizing expeditions to many of the Himalayan peaks. Motorcycling Tours

The Indian subcontinent has an incredible variety of landscapes to travel through, and a remarkable machine from which to see them, the Royal Enfield Bullet.

It may take a short while to adjust to an Enfield for those used to riding
more modern machinery; they have drum brakes, gears on the right foot, rear brake on the left and need kick-starting. This might sound like a daunting combination but rest
assured you'll be given plenty of
time to get used to the layout before tackling Indian roads for the first time.

Our tours are open to anyone with a full motorcycle licence, but please refer to the grades given to each tour when making your choice; the higher the grade, the more experience you'll need. Some of our motorcycles are equipped with performance motorcyle parts. So none of these tours should be attempted until the basic operation of a performance motorcycle has become second nature, leaving you free to concentrate on the road!

Cycling Tours

One of the most satisfying features of any trip to India is the laid back pace of life, a pace perfectly complimented by bicycle travel. Much of India 's countryside moves by bicycle, meaning that no other mode of transport lets you mingle as closely with the people you meet along the way.

The amazing diversity of India means there really is something for every cyclist; the landscape ranges from tropical beaches to dense forest to rolling hills to magnificent mountains, while the people you'll meet along the way could be Portuguese-influenced Goans, Orrisan tribes or Buddhist Tibetans.

Those seeking a genuine challenge, ready to test their lungs and legs against the highest roads in the world, should head for the mountains of Ladakh, while those wanting a more relaxed break should opt for either the beaches of Goa or the deserts of Rajasthan. Alternatively, if you're after some fairly serious cycling, mixed with either cultural or natural discoveries, then either Sikkim or Orissa could be just right. Please refer to the grades given to each tour when making your choice; the higher the grade, the fitter and more experienced you'll need to be.

Sports Events
The Tibetan Marathon & Half Marathon is a unique chance to sense and explore one of the world´s most fascinating corners. Situated on the Tibetan plateau in the peaceful area of Ladakh, The Great Tibetan Marathon takes its participants through the vast Indus Valley and past ancient monasteries and majestic mountains, making everyone remember that they are much further than 42 kilometres from home. Customized Tours

If you don't see the type of tour you are looking for we will be more than happy to create a personalized itinerary for you. There is so much to see in the Indian sub-continent and so many types of interests. Some of the specialized tours we have conducted in the past include:

  • Railway tours
  • Architectural tours
  • Buddhism / spiritual tours
  • Bird watching tours
  • Golf tours
  • Textile tours
  • Incentive Tours
  • Art History Tours