Village tour from Rishikesh Duration: 01 Night 02 DaysLocation: Kanatal Village (8200 feet altitude)USP: Guided tour with authentic himalayan village experience.Special inclusions: Home stay in mountain style home (redeveloped for more comfort) by community, Organic Food, English speaking guide/escort.If you are looking for something different than the regular tourist experience we present you authentic village experience in himalaya. Long enough to experience the rural india and short enough to fit in your weekend schedule.The tour will start from Rishikesh and our guide and driver will pick up you from your hotel/any other desired location in rishikesh. From here onward it will be all inclusive tour with english speaking guide, private vehicle, accommodation & meals. Tour will be private tour so you will get full attention and we try to enhance your experience during the tour as better as possible.
Day 1: Rishikesh to Kanatal (85 Kms - 2.5 hrs drive, 800 meters trek)Morning pick up from rishikesh and transfer to Kanatal. Enjoy drive in Himalayan Mountains. At arrival in Kanatal trek 800 meters to reach our home stay run by Goat Village Community (8200 feet altitude).Our stay will be in mountain style homes re-designed & run by local community. There will be some basic electricity arrangements by solar power but be prepared to adjust in candles also as it is designed in such a way to promote simplicity. Almost everything in meals will be indigenous products picked from farms nearby or village. All the food will be organic. Hot water will be served in buckets. Self service is well appreciated.After check in enjoy lunch. Later after some relaxation, evening walk around the farms nearby. Talk to the locals. Learn some farming and gardening (depend on season). Later learn cooking in kitchen and feel free to help. After dinner relax or share your stories with other people. Dinner and overnight stay. (Lunch and dinner)Day 2: Kanatal to Rishikesh (15 Kms trek and 2.5 hrs drive)Early in the morning get some packed breakfast and start your trek to Khurath village. This is 7 kms trek one way. You will pass through farms, mountains and local village. You will experience traditional lifestyle of people living in Himalayan mountains. Pass through the different farms depend of season. Take pictures with goats and farmers around if they allow you. Later return to our home stay. After lunch check out. Trek down 800 meters. Meet our driver and start drive to Rishikesh. Dropping at Rishikesh. (Breakfast and lunch)Cost Includes:01 night stay on twin/triple sharing in Goat Village Kanatal (www.thegoatvillage.com/kanatal.aspx).Meals as mentioned in plan.English speaking guide / escort throughout the tour.Private car for transfer and sightseeing according to the tour plan.All cost related to car, driver and guide.Excludes:Meals not mentioned in plan.Gratuities Note:Expect comfortable stay but with simplicity and local way rather than luxury. The tour is about village experience where people try to adjust with minimum things and live life without depending on modern day facilities.All the guests are required to carry valid photo identification (Passport visa for foreigners and Aadhar/Voter Id/License for domestic tourist). AC in vehicle will not work in mountain area climbing roads.