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An exceptional trip filled with adventure, beauty, culture and amazing people! Fantastically organised with children in mind. We took our 9-year-old son and I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of organisation for him but I needn't have worried! There were plenty of breaks and stops to make sure he was okay and the Ladhaki people adore children, which was great wherever we were.
There is so much to this trip - the gentle Buddhist nature and influence throughout the trip, white water rafting down the Indus, trekking in the Himalayas, spending time with the camping team and the driver who could not have been more kind and amazing, bargaining for souvenirs, the sound of flapping prayer flags and prayer wheels in small villages, hearing the screams of delight in my son's voice when we climbed monastaries and 500+ stairs - so much!
OUTSTANDING! Pasang is a true credit to Exodus and we would not have enjoyed the holiday without his energy, enthusiasm and passion for the people & the region. He helped us so much - throughout the trek, ensuring that we had the right guides to explain Buddhism and history, always giving us updates on changes to the schedule and making sure we were happy with everything. His smile, laugh and dedication to us was exceptional.
Nothing that Exodus hasn't already mentioned in the trip notes - especially the mountain sickness. The trip is designed to leave enough time for acclimatisation but you may want to take medication in advance. Also, note the 'dry days' and 'meat-free' in the region! I was hoping to have a celebratory glass of wine when we returned to Delhi but it was National Independence Day (15 August) so the whole country was dry - my fault for not researching! Also, Kandoo wipes were invaluable, especially when camping! The heat (we travelled in August) was very strong, which we expected in Delhi, but I was surprised when we landed in Leh. I had researched the area before we went and various websites had the region as 17-19 degrees C but in reality, it was 30-34 degrees C so bring suncream & protective clothing (I'm sure most people would & not rely on websites like us!)
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this trip! My son is more confident and outgoing because of everything he did and experienced and we learned so much. I would love to go back to the region and explore more.
A well organised adventure on a par with a good Disney film - something for everyone young or old !
Variety of activity and experience created an enjoyable and fascinating insight into the enigma that is India without making it too hard for first time visitors to the sub continent
Being in a Ladakhi monastery at prayer time and being invited to stay A great privilege
The kids vote goes to the White water rafting !
Very good - supportive knowledgeable organised and easy to be with Popular with everyone
Take your own mat for camping and hard beds in Ladakh if you're a softie like me
The walking is quite demanding because of the altitude and heat of the day Rather than the distance but very achievable for anyone who is reasonably fit
The variety will have appeal to most people
Give it a go It's a relatively safe and comfortable way to get close to India and experience some of the most breathtaking views, fascinating culture and friendliest people in the world
And I'm not one for group holidays!
Very enjoyable for all the family, particularly the part in Ladahk
Don't spend too much time in Delhi
Fancy a night out in India just like the locals? Head to a Bollywood movie and join the local in an evening packed with entertainment. The Bollywood masala movies are a mixture of dance, drama and musical with a break in between as most of these are lengthy 3 hours movies. This gives you the option to leave the theatre should you want to do that! The songs and dances make it like a 60’s musical where you could have the whole locals singing and dancing to the tune. Some movies become hits only because of these. Movie theatres that you may want to visit are; Raj Mandir in Jaipur, Odeon in Canaught Place, New Delhi, Filmistan, Karol Bagh in New Delhi - but all cities have theatres. A word of warning- try to avoid the rush when entering and exiting the theatre and the crowded area and keep valuables with close to you zipped at all times and enjoy the show.
Niraj Chand Shrestha - Customer Operations
Where do you start?! Half the joy of shopping in India is the sheer scale of what's on offer, from upscale boutiques in New Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta to the crowded and sweaty markets of pretty much any town or village you come to. Handicrafts, art, leather goods, spices, hand carved statues, silk, the list goes on - all the way to cheap knock offs of western brands!
Remember, outside of the proper shops, haggling is the key but don't waste your time trying to split the difference over a few pence - the best result is when everyone comes away happy!
Charlotte Taylor - India Operations
Any time I go out, I normally just take sterling cash which, as long as you excercise the normal degree of common sense you would at home, is safe and easy. The India rupee is a closed currency, meaning you can only get it upon arrival in the country. There are exchange facilities at all arrival airports, and ATMs are available pretty much everywhere as well in case you need to top up along the way.
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
There is a real mix available and you won't be disappointed! The local cuisine is predominantly vegetarian, with lots of rice. You can enjoy everything from traditional spicy curries to stalls selling tasty sweets and deserts and even right the way to western style grub, if it all gets a bit too much. Vegetarians and 'non-spicy' food people are easily catered for, and the leader will make sure a wide range of dishes are ordered for each meal.
Charlotte Taylor - Customer Operations
Unfortunately we are not qualified to answer all your questions in regards to travel health, so we strongly recommend you contact your GP or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information.
Nomad Travel Clinics are experts in preparing people for travel, providing advice on vaccinations, anti-malarial and staying healthy whilst overseas. We have arranged a special 10% discount for Exodus passengers on any vaccinations that you may require! Take along your Nomad discount card, sent with your confirmation pack, or call Exodus for your special discount code.
Visit www.nomadtravel.co.uk/exodus for further information.
For additional information please visit: www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
Charlotte Taylor - India Operations
India has delicious food to cater for all preferences but, like anywhere in the world, hygiene is important. Keeping your hands well washed before eating, staying as hydrated as possible and sticking to bottled water is the best protection against an upset tum. Otherwise, mashed potato is apparently a good cure!
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
No. Indian visas must be pre-arranged in advance. Check the Indian embassy website for details.
Will Shoubridge - Agency Sales
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