Rustik Travel curates customized 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.
Rustik Travel has partnered with Planeterra International Foundation. Together, we are working on multiple tourism projects that will create impact locally encouraging livelihoods, protecting environment and preserving culture. Your help and participation would help a great deal esp. towards funds that we are raising for communities esp. hit by the[…]Read More »
This is a podcast from the passionate travelers for the passionate travelers by the passionate travelers. It is a travel podcast with multiple shows that covers stories, journeys, interviews, conversations and experiences that are fun, adventurous, intriguing, interesting and inspiring, with a focus on sustainable and responsible travel. This podcast[…]Read More »
Welcome to Tours+, our new initiative to Explore, Discover and Learn about the cities, towns and the places we live in or we visit. We will be covering history, culture, heritage, architecture, nature, spirituality and more during these tours. These are short duration getaways and tours anywhere from a few[…]Read More »
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[…]Read More »
It is a treasured moment to spot the wildlife in their natural habitat. Its even much better when that moment has been captured in a picture, that we could share with our friends. However, little do we know that by doing so we are also sharing the location of the[…]Read More »
We are going on a six-month long All India Road Trip covering all 28 States and 7 Union Territories. We will be driving with other road trippers who will join along the way for different durations. This mega expedition is a Rustik Travel initiative in association with Indiatourism Bengaluru, Ministry[…]Read More »
Featured Experiences & Getaways
20-28 Apri '24
Taking a cue from these words by the Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, we have set out on a Mindfulness Journey. Led by the Monastics from Plum Village, France and along with like-minded spiritual souls we have come together to create this unique cultural and spiritual experience in the form[…]Read More »
4-11 May, On request
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.
Apr-May, Sep-Oct, On request 7 Summits
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.
Jul, Sep, 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.Read More »
9-17 Aug, On request 7 Summits
Mt. Elbrus is the highest mountain in Europe and one of the seven summits. It is situated between the Black and the Caspian sea on territory of the Russian Federation, only 20 km from the Georgian border. Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano. The last explosion occurred about 2000 years ago. The two summits of Elbrus are in fact two craters of volcano. Everywhere on its slopes you can see debris of solidified lava. The altitude, the cold and the geography makes it a beautiful yet challenging climb.Read More »
Sep, On Request 7 Summits
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.
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.
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.Read More »
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.
If you are visiting India and have not visted the New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur then you have missed the soul of India. These three cities are a beautiful amalgamation of history, culture, heritage, food and colours. This trip is also popularly know the the Golden Triangle and indeed it is as they represent a golden era of Indian ethos.Read More »
Dayara Bugyal, in Uttarkashi district, meaning “high altitude meadow” is at an elevation of 3,408 metres (11,181 ft). The beautiful meadows are developed into ski slopes covering an area of 28 square kilometres (11 sq mi). It is approached from Uttarkashi, up to village Barsu by road and further 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) by a short trek.Read More »
The Essential Spiti & Kinnaur jeep safari begins at Shimla and takes you through the stunning and graphic valleys of the Sutlej, Baspa, Spiti, Pin and Chandra rivers and up and over the majestic Rohtang and Kunzum passes.Read More »
If you want to visit a Destination or experience an 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[…]Read More »