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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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Bangalore 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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Upcoming Departures

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Netrani Island Scuba Diving Experience

3 Days

24-26 Feb '18

Netrani is a small island in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Karnataka. Also known as the pigeon island, it is located approximately 10 nautical miles from the temple town of Murudeshwar. With clear blue waters, coral reef and rich marine life Netrani is an ideal place for scuba diving and snorkeling.

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Winter Camping at Dayara Bugyal

4 Days

1-4 Mar '18

This holiday season as soon as the winter sets in celebrate the white Christmas and usher in the New Year camping luxuriously in a beautiful meadow in Uttarakhand called Dayara Bugyal. Enjoy the outdoors with the scenic beauty of the snow capped Himalayan peaks, clean air and of course crisp cold in a typical Rustik yet comfortable way of camping.
The fixed camp at Barnala will be setup from 23rd Dec 2016 to 15th Jan 2017. You could drop in anytime.

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Diving in the Andaman Islands

5 Days

21-25 Mar '18

The Garden of Eden in India is indeed the Andaman Islands, with the garden under water. Andaman Islands, an Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal comprises of 300 islands known for palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests. It is a hot spot of marine life supported by the beautiful coral reefs. It is an ideal place to discover and learn scuba diving and commune with the rich marine life under water.

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Deoria Tal, Chopta and Chandrashila Trek

4 Days

28-31 Mar '18

From the meadows lined with oak and pine forests to the beautiful lake of Deoria Tal to magnificent views of the snow capped peaks from Chandrashila, this trek has almost everything a Himalayan trek would have without much walking or climbing. A perfect trek for first time trekkers, families and children who want a taste of the Himalayas.

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Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek

18 Days

31 Mar-17 Apr '18, 5-22 May '18

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. And you will find hordes of trekkers along the route. If you are a bit different from the crowd this is the trek that would take you across the Cho La pass and to the beautiful Gokyo lake on an offbeat path.

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Kilimanjaro Climb

10 Days (7-Day Trek)

30 Aug - 8 Sep '18

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest peak in Africa. It is also the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. rising 15,100 feet (4,600 meters) from base to summit. Kilimanjaro is also the most prominent mountain in Africa.
Kilimanjaro is composed of three distinct volcanic cones: Kibo 19,340 feet (5,895 meters); Mawenzi 16,896 feet (5,149 meters); and Shira 13,000 feet (3,962 meters). Uhuru Peak is the highest summit on Kibo’s crater rim.
The climb to Kilimanjaro is a mix of moderate to strenuous climb and definitely once in a lifetime experience.

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Jomolhari Trek Bhutan

9-12 Days

30 Sep – 11 Oct 2018

The Jomolhari trek is one of the most popular treks in Bhutan. It starts from the Paro valley and ends in Thimphu. This trek has some of the most amazing views of Mount Jomolhari (7,314 m/23,996 ft), one of the holiest mountains in Bhutan. The duration of the trek is over a period of 9 days, with the route passing through two high altitude passes, the Yale La (4,950 m/16,240 ft) and the Nyele La (4,890 m/16,043 ft), which makes this trek a bit strenuous. The best season to go on this trek is from April to June and September to November.

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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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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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Mesmerizing Meghalaya

If every cloud does have a silver lining then Meghalaya or “The abode of clouds” would be raining silver heavily. This small state in the North-East region of India has abundant rainfall and sunshine around the year and is considered to be one of the richest botanical habitats in Asia. Meghalaya is subject to vagaries of the monsoon. The climate varies with altitude. The Meghalayan sky seldom remains free of clouds and the Meghalayan spirit seldom remains free of adventure.

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Burma to Myanmar: An Essential Travel Experience

8 Days

As Rudyard Kipling rightly puts it, this land is quite unlike any other. The name might change (Burma to Myanmar), but the ethos, people, temples, rivers, mountains, forest, beaches and the land are distinctly unique. As the nation slowly emerges from the military rule to a fledgling democracy, there are so many stories to be experienced and told. From Burma to Myanmar travel experience is our attempt to discover and explore these stories about this unique land.

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Kerala – An Experience In God’s Own Country

Kerala is a treasure trove of experiential splendor and natural wonders. The western coastline along the Arabian Sea is high on beauty, beaches and culture with a historic past of spice trade on the Malabar Coast. The Western Ghat Mountains in the east, one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, are alive with rich flora and fauna, and dotted with lush plantations and quaint hill towns. Surrounded by pristine stretches of backwaters with thriving local culture, it’s hard not to see why Kerala is God’s Own Country.
Thanks to such diversity, experiential travel is the way to go here. Watch the sun set through fishing nets, traverse the evergreen Ghats, or kayak along the backwaters. Spot elephants while bamboo rafting, mingle with locals at homestay, or discover exotic food. Immerse in an Ayurvedic massage, or just laze on quiet beaches. Kerala truly is a refreshing escape, revealing the most authentic, eco-friendly and sustainable side of 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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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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