Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.
The origin of the word "travel" is most likely lost to history. The term "travel" may originate from the Old French word travail, which means ‘work’. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century.
It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil). In English we still occasionally use the words "travail", which means struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travelers’ Tales (2004), the words "travel" and "travail" both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium (in Latin it means "three stakes", as in to impale).
Chandigarh to Shimla (130 km/4 hrs)
As per your travelling choice, we will receive you at the Chandigarh Bus Stand or
Railway Station or Airport and take you to Shimla, the Queen of Hills. You will reach
Shimla, after a 4-hour journey, by the evening. Next is checking in at the hotel and then
sightseeing at Shimla. Attractions include The Mall and Kalibari Temple. Later, you will
have dinner in the hotel and an enjoyable overnight stay.
After breakfast in the morning, you will travel to Kufri for sightseeing. The place is
regarded as one of the most preferable excursion spot for tourists and travellers visiting
Shimla. With an altitude of over 2,600 meter, Kufri offers a number of attractions,
including Green Valley, Indira Tourist Part, Mini Zoo and Fagu Valley. Next stop is
Naldehera, where one can enjoy horse riding and strolling in the famous 18-hole golf
course. The golf course is considered to be one of the challenging golf courses across
India. While returning back to the Hotel, a visit to the famous Jakhoo Temple, dedicated
to Lord Hanuman. Sum up the day with a delectable dinner and overnight stay at the
Manali is a serene hill station situated at an altitude of 1,929 meters. After breakfast, you
will head for Manali. In the way, you will enjoy a number of locations, namely Pandoh
Dam and the Kullu Valley. On arrival, we will take you to the hotel where you can enjoy
spending rest of the evening at leisure. Then, enjoy your dinner and overnight stay at the
After breakfast, enjoy a half-day sightseeing to Manali. Enjoy visiting a number of places,
including the four-and-a-half century old Hadimba Temple, Club House and the Manu
Temple. Visit the Tibetan Monastery for buying handicrafts and strolling in the
picturesque Vashisht Valley, also known for its hot sulphur springs. At the end, enjoy a
delectable dinner at the Hotel and enjoy a comfy overnight stay.
Enjoy a full day excursion to the Rohtang Pass and the Rohtang Snow Point. Visit the
Solang Valley on your way back to Manali. Here, you can enjoy a number of adventure
sports, ranging from skiing to paragliding, on a direct payment basis. Afterwards, have
dinner at the hotel and stay overnight. Note: Access to Rohtang Pass depends on
weather conditions and NGT permissions.
After having breakfast, head for Dharamshala in the morning. Enjoy visiting the
Palampur Tea Garden and Baijnath Temple on your way to Dharamshala. After reaching
Dharamshala in the evening, relax at the hotel. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the
Get ready for Dharamshala excursion, after having breakfast at the hotel, in the morning.
Before heading for Dalhousie, visit the Dall Lake, McLeod Ganj for souvenirs, St. Johns
Church, HPCA Cricket Stadium and the Tibetan Monastery. Reach Dalhousie in the
evening, enjoy dinner and stay overnight.
After breakfast in the morning, head to Khajjiar. The scenic place is set amidst a mystical
backdrop of dense forests of deodars and pines. Moreover, Khajjiar is situated at the
foothills of the Dhauladhar Ranges. Enjoy having some of the most spectacular and
panoramic views of the Himalayas from the serene place. Return to the hotel in the
evening, have dinner and rest overnight.
You will travel to Amritsar, after the breakfast at the Hotel, in the morning. Check in to the hotel upon arrival and then have lunch. After lunch, visit the Wagah Border for
attending the Beating Retreat Ceremony. Return to the hotel by late evening, enjoy a
scrumptious dinner and sum up the day with an overnight stay.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Next, you’ll visit the Golden Temple and
afterwards the Jalliawala Bagh. Finally, we will drop you to the Amritsar Railway Station
and bid you farewell and best of journey for your return travel.
The Trip Cost Includes
- • Accommodation – 9 Nights 10 Days
- • Welcome Drink (Non-Alcoholic)
- • Daily tea, breakfast and dinner OR as per meal plan at the hotel
- • Sightseeing by an individual selected vehicle as per itinerary
- • All fuel, parking, taxes, driver charges and driver allowances
- • Pick up and drop facility
The Trip Cost Excludes
- • Any monument entry fees/ camera fees
- • Any meal, which is not mentioned above
- • Room heating
- • GST OR Govt Taxes
- • Any activities and Personal Expense
Frequently asked Questions
Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.
On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.
The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.
Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.
No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.
Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.
Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.
For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.