Rustik Travel

Philosophy

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

8 Days

13-20 Oct, On request

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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Dodital Trek

6 Days

11-16 Dec, On request

Dodital, the lake with a lot of mythological history is a very happening trekking destination at the present age. Dodital is the birth place of Lord Ganesha and is said to have witnessed the beheading of the deity by Lord Shiva. A trek with a perfect blend of rapidly changing landscape among any Himalayan trek. Dodital Trek starts with rural villages bustling with activities, it then goes onto a river side camp, very thick alpine woods, a mythical lake in the middle of it and finally a camp at 13,000 ft. on green grass lands atop a meadow looking 20,000 ft. snow mountains straight in the eye. The trek is of moderate difficulty. You are looking at trekking times of 4-5 hours a day on an average. The route is well marked all along and there is no major tricky terrain.

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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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Experience Types

Destinations

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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