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Rustik Travel curates activity-based travel experiences globally that have a local flavour and engages people from the local community.
Sustainable Experiential Travel, in short. Sustainability, in terms of creating livelihoods, protecting environment and preserving culture.


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Calendars – align & schedule your travel plans

Festivals, Events & Fixed Departures All Events & Departures Fixed Departures Festivals & Events International Bhutan Cambodia Iceland Laos Myanmar Nepal Russia Sri Lanka Tanzania Thailand India Andaman & Nicobar Arunachal Pradesh Assam Delhi Goa Himachal Pradesh Jammu and Kashmir Karnataka Kerala Ladakh Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Manipur Meghalaya Nagaland North-East[…]

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Corporate Outbound Training

Rustik curates customised experiential travel experiences for corporate groups. For any requirement, please write to us here. Further, the team at Rustik with skills in corporate training and experience in the outdoors has woven together such a program for the Senior Leadership Teams in Corporates. The Rustik Outbound Training program[…]

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Summer Camps

SUMMER CAMPS: OUTDOOR BASED EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROGRAMS We have grown up with a fair share of experiencing the nature up close. Be it going for picnics with school friends or with family, short hikes or treks, swimming in ponds and lakes, nature walks and camps, safaris, rock climbing or even climbing[…]

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Bengaluru Walking Tours

Good Morning Bangalore or Subhodaya Bengaluru. • Did you know that of the 6500 construction workers, who worked on building the Vidhan soudha, 5000 were convicts? They were set free after the Vidhan Soudha was built. • We crib about the Bangalore traffic day in and day out, but did[…]

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Taking an Inner Journey

Why do we travel? To see places. Experience different cultures. Bond with family and friends. Tick off the bucket list. Be adventurous. Discover ourselves. Different people have different reasons to travel. Whatever the reason might be, there is always an outcome during and after the travel experience, which most of[…]

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Upcoming Departures

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Hampta Pass Trek

6 Days

23-28 Jun

Hampta pass trek is just the ideal trek for the beginners to soak in the majestic views of the Greater Himalayas, thick pine forest, beautiful meadows, some edgy river crossings and of course the high altitude mountain pass known as Hampta pass.

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Leh-Ladakh Motorcycle Ride

7-9 Days

5-11 Jul

A bike ride to Leh-Ladakh by any means is not an easy one since most parts of the road are at altitudes of 13,000 feet and above in the Himalayas. In addition, the number of miles one can cover in a day depends on the road and weather conditions and the few places one can stay enroute. This is where we step in with our experience so you can call your motorbike ride to Ladakh as the “Ride of My Life”. The spontaneous flow of our motorcycle tours are a judicious mix of adventure and stillness, while giving you in-depth knowledge of the historical importance of the landscape and culture you are passing through.

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Stok Kangri Climb

Stok Kangri Summit Climb

9-14 Days

9-17 Jul

Ladakh is a true representation of India. They say you can’t go 100 meteres in India without seeing a change in its cultural landscape… In Ladakh, you can’t go 100 meters without seeing a change in its natural landscape. And Stok Kangri is a gateway to high-altitude climbing. After all it is higher than any mountain in five continents – Africa, Antarctica, Australia, Europe and North America (almost). So if you want to test your limits and of course get bragging rights while doing so, this is the peak to summit. And once you are on top, its quite a view of the Karakoram ranges incl. the second highest peak K2.

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Surreal Sri Lanka

1-11 Aug, on request

Sri Lanka had many names in the past. Persians and Arabs referred to it as “Sarandib” or “Serendip” from the word serendipity. A true to the meaning this beautiful island in the Indian Ocean is. Arthur C Clarke, the famous science fiction writer made Sri Lanka his home and stayed here till his death and has written much about the cultural and geographical diversity of this island nation. Recovering from the decades of tragic civil war that split apart the nation, Sri Lanka is taking rapid strides forward economically. Blessed with natural beauty and diversity, Sri Lanka is already a favorite travelers destination from many. The place from North to South and from East to West provides great many opportunities for various activities and travel experiences. With its pristine beaches and beautiful ocean with bustling marine life scuba diving and snorkeling, along with kite surfing and other water sports are popular out here. As you go deeper inside the country, the green forests and the wild life with leopards, elephants, birds are a treat for any wildlife enthusiast. The green country provides amazing trails for bikers and cyclists. The swelling rivers are great for white water surfing. Culturally Sri Lanka is a diverse country with Sinhalese Buddhists having the larger numbers and hence the influence. Though one may find enough influences from the Portuguese, Tamils, Muslims and other ethnicities or nationalities that have come and stayed in Sri Lanka for centuries. Not to forget the tales from the epic Ramayana about Lord Rama’s nemesis Ravana who ruled Lanka as part of the myth.
Sri Lanka is a microcosm of diversity with everything yet something for each and every traveler.

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Valley of Flowers Trek

Valley of Flowers Trek

6 Days

13-18 Aug

Not much needs to be said about the Valley of Flowers trek. It is one of very rare treks that has a space dedicated to it on Wikipedia and rarer still, a place among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The name rightly suggests that it is a Valley full of Flowers and the spectrum of colours on display is unreal when you go there in months between July and September. The Valley has over 300 different species of flowers that have been identified and each of these are in full bloom during the season.

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African Safari

4-8 Days

25-30 Aug, On request

The Savannah grasslands, this is where the first humans originated from. Known as the Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania it is a huge national park extending into Kenya that is known as Masai Mara. Serengeti is derived from the Masai language and it means “endless plains”. And truly endless it is to get lost not just physically but in its beauty. It hosts the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world. Approximately, 70 large mammal and 500 bird species are found here. Wildebeests, gazelles, zebras and buffalos some of the commonly found mammals. Of course there is the big five as well – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros.

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Everest Base Camp Trek

15 Days

30 Sep-14 Oct

If you ask any trekker or traveler for his/her bucket list, Everest Base Camp Trek would definitely be in the top five. Why shouldn’t it be? This is the holy grail of trekking. This is as close a one could get to the highest peak in the world, interact with the summiteers, climbers and other trekkers from different corners of the globe, breathe the adventure along with the cold nippy air, feast on the local delicacies and the staple dal-bhat (rice and lentils), discover the Sherpa culture and learn to appreciate their way of life and the hardships they go through. At the end of it, of course, achieve the bragging rights of having trekked so high and come close to Mt. Everest, only a miniscule percentage of the world population has achieved.
All in all, Everest Base Camp Trek is an amazing experience that is bound to leave an indelible impression on your mind.

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Meru Base Camp, Gaumukh, Tapovan and Mt. Baby Shivling Trek

8 Days

20- 27 Oct

Meru Parvat – referred to as the centre of the universe in our old scriptures has been one such obsessession for mountaineers for decades- doesn’t leave their thought and dreams and haunts them to return and Conrad Anker – one of the best known mountaineers in the world had been obsessed with it for years and attempted to climb it thrice until he finally did in 2012 along with Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk.

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Featured Experiences

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Bhutan Experience

6-10 Days

Bhutan has been much in news. It is not because of its effort to measure its performance in terms of Gross National Happiness rather than GNP. It is also not because of the natural beauty of the place – the monasteries, fortresses (dzongs) and the amazing topography ranging from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. The big news is that Bhutan has become carbon negative. Yes, exactly that. Led by the dynamic Prime Minister Tshering Togbay, Bhutan has been working hard to protect the environment and reduce pollution and the results are showing.
But this is not the only reason to visit the land of Thunder Dragon. The Himalayan kingdom offers a plethora of experiences ranging from adventure, trekking, climbing to culture and heritage, from nature and wildlife to calm and peaceful environs of a Buddhist monastery.
In line with our philosophy, Rustik Travel has curated a range of travel experiences that are rustic, offbeat and sustainable. Here goes.

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Ladakh Experience

Ladakh Experience

Ladakh is the land of high passes blessed with natural beauty any other place in the world would envy. In ancient times it was an important outpost in the important silk route trade. Much of that richness esp. in culture and heritage is still very much reflective in the present day Ladakh.
Not much else needs to be said about Ladakh. A landscape vastly different from anything imaginable. Though so much has been talked and written about it that most people have an idea of the place, yet nothing can prepare you for what to expect the moment the door of the aircraft opens and this land opens its arms to you.

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Exploring Spiti

5-8 Days

Spiti means “The Middle Land”, i.e. the land between Tibet and India.
The Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley which is located high in the Himalaya Mountains in the north-eastern part of Himachal Pradesh in India.

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The Royal Rajasthan Experience

Journey through Rajasthan, the Land of Princes, is steeped in legends and mystery of bygone heroes and timeless culture. Set amidst the Aravalli Hills, Rajasthan is enveloped by the natural wonders of the Thar Desert, and dotted with surreal lakes, majestic forts and palaces, multihued cities, pristine villages and wildlife.
Revel in vivid shades of Jodhpur’s blue-walled cityscape or take a holy dip at waterside ghats in Pushkar. Explore the bustling old markets in modern pink city of Jaipur or admire the illuminated palaces of Udaipur as the sun sets at the banks of Lake Pichola. Get inspired by the grandeur of the sand castle of Jaisalmer or sight a peacock dancing in Ranthambore National Park. Rajasthan almost overwhelms the senses with a truly incredible travel experience.

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Northern Lights in Iceland

The Northern Lights in Iceland is a beautiful visual phenomenon of bright dancing lights in the sky. These are actually the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere. Variations in colour are due to the type of gas particles that are colliding. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as ‘Aurora borealis’ in the north and ‘Aurora australis’ in the south.

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Request a New Experience

If you want to visit a destination or experience a Experience that we have not yet listed in our website, please let us know and we will create it just for you. Our team has the necessary skills and we have partners across the globe to curate the Experience for[…]

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Testimonials

  • We did the one week trek to Meru Base Camp & Mount Shivling via Tapovan. Everything was well planned out and taken care of; needless to say it was one of trips of my life. If you are planning to do an off-the-beaten path trip in India (or anywhere else around the world), look no further- Rustik Travel is an excellent outfitter.

    Javier Cang, Manila, Philippines
  • Rustik travel was the only travel resource I reached out to, when we wanted to travel to Bhutan. Much appreciated the feeling that we were in good expert hands (which you don’t get with most other travel companies). Look forward to travelling with Rustik again!

    Aparna Sanjay, Bengaluru, India
  • Me and my husband travelled with Rustik to Kinnaur and Spiti. We would definitely choose Rustik Travel again and highly recommend them. Thank you for this trip of a lifetime.

    Reshma Arora, Hyderabad, India
  • We were two families with teen kids who did a trip to Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. The Rustik Travel team did an excellent job of planning our road trip. They know the North East very well and I would highly recommend their travel group if you want to see the same.

    Aishwarya Jayaraman, Mumbai, India
  • I had gone to Leh for a week and how could I not throw in a trek during that period. It was delightful to stay in the homestays and spend a night camping too so I managed to get both experiences on my trek. I would definitely get in touch with Rustik for another trek.

    Bani Dhillon, Mumbai, India
  • Read about Rustik Travel from a travel blog. The camping package for Markha Valley-Stok Kangri, Ladakh exceeded expectation – amazing crew, food and service. Highly recommended.

    Hui Yun, Singapore
  • The safari in the Savannahs in Tanzania was a memorable experience. Words or visuals do not do justice and only experience can substitute it. Thanks to Rustik Travel for organising the trip.

    Prakhash Nagabushanam, Chennai, India
  • Excellent experience of the Kilimanjaro climb. Guides went out of the way to accommodate my dietary needs. Rustik Travel team was very helpful and supportive of the folks facing challenges. Highly recommended !!

    Rahul Prakash, Seattle, US
  • My sister, her friend and I just did the Spituk-Stok trek in Ladakh through Rustik Travel. We hiked for 4 days and camped for three. Everyone was amazing and very accommodating. You won’t be disappointed.

    Gail Y, California, US
  • First Trek of my life- Straight to Everest Base Camp. A very well organised Trek by Rustik Travel, which has one of the finest and experienced trekkers. Thanks for making this trek the most memorable one.

    Pankaj Malhotra, New Delhi, India
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