This ecologically minded family outfit offers a range of organic farm experiences, treks (eg Chamba to Dharamsala, five days) and shorter hikes starting from a base at the delightful, co-owned Orchard Hut and another co-owned mountain retreat four or five hours’ walk above.

To reach Orchard Hut, coming first to Mani Mahesh is a good idea. If the office is unmanned, call.