Oct, On request
Auden’s Col is a high-altitude pass in the Garhwal Himalayas that connects tall peaks of Gangotri III (6,580 m) and Jogin I (6,465 m) and also connecting with the deadly Khatling glacier. Named after John Bicknell Auden who was the first to discover and cross it in 1939. One of the popular treks in India is extremely strenuous recommended for experienced trekkers only.Read More »
Kedar Tal (also known as Shiva’s lake) is a glacial lake in the Garhwal Himalyan region in Uttarakhand. Situated at 4,750 m/15,580 ft. the lake is surrounded by the towering peaks of Thalay Sagar (6,904 m/22,650 ft), meru (6,672 m/21,890 ft), Bhrigupanth (6,772 m/22,218 ft) among others. In the Hindu mythology the lake is considered to be Lord Shiva’s contribution to Bhagirathi (one of the sources of River Ganges).Read More »
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[…]Read More »
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.Read More »
Guided by the experiences of the legendary naturalist, Jim Corbett, many explorers and wildlife seekers from around the world are drawn to the Jim Corbett National Park, put on the map by his celebrated book ‘The Maneaters of Kumaon’.
A wildlife haven, Corbett is home to some 50 different species of mammals with the most famous residents being the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger and the Asiatic Elephant. The most easily spotted species are the chital, sambar, hog deer, leopard, jackal, langur, sloth bear, wild boar, nilgai, wild pig, fresh water dolphin, turtles, marsh mugger and gharial crocodiles. Less commonly seen are bharal, goral, serow, barking deer, Himalayan tahr and black bear. Not to forget Corbett’s 600 species of birds, including great pied hornbill and the rare ibisbill that make for an awe-inspiring sight.
And to fly in the clear blue Himalayan sky against the pristine white snowy mountains is just heavenly. One doesn’t have to wait to be reborn as a bird. All one needs is a pair of skis and just wait for the winter to set in.Read More »
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.Read More »
While Garhwal region of the Himalayas is known for its tremendous beauty at high altitude, Kumaon is known for its beauty at lower altitudes thanks to the lush and unbroken greenery, tall oak and pine trees and dense forests. That makes is a perfect getaway for a weekend or short durations.
Mukteshwar is perfect because it isn’t too remote, yet feels almost like you have the entire landscape to yourself. The apple orchards and in the distance, views of some of the most prominent ranges in the greater Himalayas are a stunner- Mt Trishul, Mt Nanda Devi, Mt Pancha Chuli form a beautiful backdrop.
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.Read More »
Rustik Travel with its partners is conducting a photography workshop in the picturesque locale of Mukteshwar in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Mukteshwar is a further 40 km from Nainital and is a perfect place for nature, bird and night photography. Prominent snow capped mountains of the Himalayas including Trishul, Chaukhamba, Pancha Chuli offer stunning view. This contrasting with the dense green of the forests and deep blue of the skies is a paradise for someone who loves to compose that perfect photograph. The night skies are typically crystal clear and perfect for those long exposures. Not to mention the flora and fauna.Read More »