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India by grade: from easy to extreme

Which adventure is the one is for you? India is a land rich in beauty and culture and attracts adventurers of all kinds. Whether you envision strolli... Read more
India by grade: from easy to extreme

Which adventure is the one is for you?

India is a land rich in beauty and culture and attracts adventurers of all kinds. Whether you envision strolling through bustling markets, marvelling at majestic temples or exploring the rugged peaks of the Himalayas, India holds something unique for everyone. To assist you in discovering your ideal Indian adventure, we've curated a selection of our top trips and graded them by difficulty:


Leisurely - Grades 1-3

DISCOVERY - NEW - Agra, Varanasi and the Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj

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Join the celebrations of the Kumbh Mela, occuring only once every 12 years, and visit some of the most sacred sites of Hindu and Muslim faith on this incredible 2 week discovery tour.

  • Spend 3 nights, 2 days at the Kumbh Mela, staying at a fixed camp on the festival site
  • Experience the magical aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges at Varanasi
  • Visit Agra’s incomparable Taj Mahal at sunrise
  • Visit Sarnath, Chunnar Fort, Ayodhya and enjoy a day of sightseeing in Lucknow


WILDLIFE  - Tigers, Temples and the Taj Mahal

A wildlife orientated holiday featuring the very best of India's wildlife reserves.

  • Give yourself the best chance of a tiger sighting in 3 of India's premier tiger reserves
  • Observe an astonishing variety of wildlife including hyena, leopard and antelope
  • Spend a full day exploring Agra, including the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort


Moderate - Grades 4-6

CYCLING - Cycling Tour of Rajasthan

 A superb Indian cycling holiday, this bike traverse of Rajasthan is a medley of sights, sounds and other sensory stimulation. You'll ride on backroads from Udaipur to the Taj Mahal in a little over a week. 

  • Meet the locals as you cycle through Rajasthan villages
  • Game drive in search of tigers at Sariska National Park
  • Chill out at the sacred lakeside settlement of Pushkar
  • Visit Agra, with its magnificent Taj Mahal and Red Fort
  • November departures coincide with the Pushkar Camel Festival


TREKKING AND DISCOVERY - Kerala and the Cardamom Hills

At the southern tip of India, Kerala and Tamil Nadu offer a range of experiences unlike anything else on the Subcontinent. A fantastic walking and discovery holiday in India's laid-back, tropical south. 

  • Enjoy 4 days of trekking in the lush Cardamom Hills 
  • Take a houseboat cruise on the Kerala `Backwaters`
  • Fantastic wildlife viewing at Periyar Nature Reserve
  • Chill out on the beaches of the Indian Ocean at Kovalam


TREKKING - In the Shadow of Nanda Devi

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A delightful trek through a beautiful and unspoilt corner of the Indian Himalaya, the foothills surrounding the Nanda Devi, a geographical and spiritual high point of India. 

  • Trek in an unspoiled corner of the Indian Himalaya
  • Ridge-top trekking and idyllic campsites
  • Spectacular views of Nanda Devi and Panch Chuli
  • Quiet trails in an area visited by few adventure travellers


Challenging - Grades 7-9

REMOTE TREKKING - The Peaks and Passes of the Nubra Valley


Remote trekking holiday in northern Ladakh including ascents of Samgyal Peak (5,814m) and Dawa Peak (5,900m).

  • Explore the monasteries and palaces of Leh
  • Walk across flower filled meadows of the Thanglasgo Valley
  • Ascend the non-technical peaks of Samgyal and Dawa 
  • Traverse the Ladakh Range at the Lasermo La (5,400m)


TREK AND CLIMB  - Kang Yatse 2 and The Lhato Valley

Those looking for their first 6,000m peak in Ladakh but seeking a quieter, more remote experience need look no further. 

  • A perfect introduction to Himalayan climbing
  • Prepare with a superb trek through the remote Lhato Valley
  • Explore the ancient Ladakhi capital Leh and the Indus Valley
  • Featuring a carefully planned acclimatisation programme


TREK AND CLIMB - Sikkim Beneath Kangchenjunga Trek

A spectacular trek in Sikkim with views of Kangchenjunga from the Singalila Ridge and from below the Goeche La.

  • A sensational unique to KE Himalaya trekking holiday
  • Experience close up views of Kangchenjunga
  • Enjoy pristine wild campsites 
  • A sightseeing day in the British Raj hill-station of Darjeeling


Challenging - Grades 10-12


The rarely visited high plains of the Chang Tang are coloured in just a few places by beautiful turquoise lakes, such as Tso Kar and Tso Morari. This exciting trekking and climbing holiday is the perfect way to view this remote and stunning landscape. 

  • Views from the Mentoks across the lake of Tso Morari
  • Meet and take tea with the nomadic shepherds 
  • Challenging, but technically undemanding, climbs
  • A real trekking and climbing adventure in Ladakh

If you would like to find out more about KE holidays, then give us a call on 01768 773966 or USA/Canada toll-free 1888 630 4415. You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can also organise a face-to-face zoom meeting on request. We offer trusted holidays with financial protection and flexible booking conditions.

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