Into Wild Himalaya Adventure Tours & Travels is an outdoor adventure tour agency located in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. We essentially operate within the Indian Himalayan range including Manali, Leh/Ladakh, Zanskar, Garhwal, Sikkim, Kinnaur & Spiti Valley.
Made up of outdoor adventure lovers, we aim to take individuals to outstanding locations and explore off the beaten track but most of all Into Wild Himalaya’s style and soul of travelling is about having fun. We are happy if you are and we will always endeavour to meet the needs of every traveller.
With over a decade of experience and meticulous planning, our top activities are Himalayan motorbike tours and Himalayan trekking trips, Indian cultural tours and cycling packages, however, it doesn’t stop there. We also offer adventure courses to all levels from beginner to experienced, various outdoor adventure pursuits including paragliding, rappelling and rock climbing, to name a few, as well as offer special yoga and honeymoon packages for those that may want a quiet and therapeutic trip.
The Himalaya’s are filled with terrific surroundings and we want to share these places with you, whether it is in Himachal Pradesh, Garhwal, Uttarakhand, Leh/Ladakh, Zanskar, Sikkim or even other locations in India, you choose where you want to go and we will get you there. There are also opportunities to visit areas in Nepal & Tibet.
Into Wild Himalaya also has its own camp based in Kalath, Manali, that can accommodate all age groups and offers even more activities such as river rafting, team building exercises and navigational skills. It is a perfect location for school summer adventure programs, families that wish to camp in luxury or even a place for an organised event.
Green Tourism or Ecotourism was developed in the 1980s and is usually based on the natural world and only involving small groups of visitors. The strategy also aims to have a low impact on local resources than mass tourism (Byrne et al, 2009). Ecotourism is predominantly focused on ecological conservation and educating travellers on local environments and natural surroundings. Specific to a category of vacation such as adventure or cultural, whereas sustainability applies to all types of tourism.
IWH tours/packages not only are aimed to purely view and experience the nature surrounding but also to understand the importance of the natural world and in preserving that.
To provide tourism in the most remote areas of the Himalayas and giving both domestic and foreign tourists the opportunity to experience and explore various cultures, traditions, religions and environments of India. We also endeavour to benefit local communities and protect the environment in which they live in.
We believe that each small step can make big changes; giving employment to locals, teaching the importance of the environment and how to protect it.
Our strategy is to explore new Himalayan regions, valleys, villages, cultures and create programs which can best suit the needs of both foreign and domestic tourists. According to the programs demand we do hire local guides and other required people from the local community to not only help us but to help them in return by raising personal and community economic growth. For the whole trip we do buy all the goods and requirements from small local businesses to ensure sure that the regions we are travelling through, that the money remains within that region so that the economy of the area can get the benefit from us. If local communities start getting good economic development, then they can provide good education to their kids, which will secure their future in many ways.
Into Wild Himalaya Adventure Tour & Travels strives for sustainable tourism; focusing on travel that has minimal impact on the environment and local communities as well as benefiting the economy. We ensure that every trek and tour is kept clean, following the Leave No Trace principles, as well as protecting the local nature and biodiversity of the area clients travel through. We also ensure that local communities are benefited in the following ways:
- We buy our requirements from local goods
and services such as food and equipment.
- Hiring experienced locals for IWH organised tours as well as
locals within the regions our trips are running through.
We also like to ensure your money stays where you spend it.
- During the treks we use local resources like vegetables
and milk from the villages en route.
- On some of our treks we do like to use villagers houses as a
home stay, which is a good way to be immersed within their culture
and environment without harm. This also benefits the community as a
whole by boosting local economic development and protecting the
longevity of their culture and traditions.
To be sustainable, as mentioned previously, is to not compromise the ability of future generations therefore IWH endeavours to teach youths and raise awareness of the importance of protecting the environment. We believe in the ethics that if you want to see a change, make a change in your child.” In raising awareness and sharing knowledge of the environment we live in, helps to protect it as a child from any nation can make a big change for the present and the future. Therefore we do organise a few activities for school groups below:
- Adventure camping programs for school groups which
teaches the benefits of tree plantation to prevent
deforestation and how this helps the Earth and us.
- The importance to not litter and the banning of plastics.
- The seven principles of LNT (Leave No Trace).