India Corporate Adventure

Expedition Type: Rafting/Kayaking, Trekking    Region: Asia
Season: Year Round   Duration:10 Days

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What better way to reward staff and develop business relationships than on a trip of a lifetime? Travel to the beautiful village of Malakhunti beside the river Ganges, meet plenty of friendly locals and learn about the Himalayan culture and way of life. The region is one of the most culturally significant in India. The Ganges is one of the world’s most famous rivers with huge religious and cultural significance in India. It is life, purity and a goddess to the people of India. Anyone who touches the water is said to be cleansed of all sins.

This area is the epicentre of adventure sport in the Indian Himalayas. Go trekking, white-water rafting & kayaking, mountain biking, climbing, complete a high ropes course, enjoy yoga each morning and go sightseeing in Rishikesh and Delhi. Rishikesh is the yoga capital of the World and was most famously visited by the Beatles in the late sixties where they wrote many of the songs on their white album.

We have included a community project in the itinerary which is optional. A community project is a fantastic way to develop relationships with your staff or clients as well as providing a valuable service to the local community. Volunteers can repair irrigation channels, paint schools & community buildings, build walls and share their professional skills with local people where possible.

The follow is a sample 10 day itinerary which will be tailored to suit your needs. We can facilitate any request on a corporate expedition such as information presentations, conferences and training.

Day 1: Dublin to Delhi.
Depart Dublin in the evening on an overnight flight to Delhi.

Day 2: In Delhi.
Arrive in Delhi. Rest for the day or go sightseeing & shopping.

Day 3: Delhi to Malakhunti (330m).
Morning train to Haridwar and drive to Malakhunti, afternoon white-water rafting.

Day 4: Singtalli Trek, 6 hrs trekking.
Follow the Ganges to reach Singtalli. Overnight Malakhunti.

Day 5: Community Project and/or Multi Activity.
Volunteer in the community and then go mountain biking, climbing, sightseeing or complete a high ropes course. Overnight Malakhunti.

Day 6: Kayaking expedition, 5 hrs kayaking.
First day of a two day kayak expedition on the Ganges river. Overnight river beach.

Day 7: Pau Ki Devi trek, 5 hrs trekking.
Day two of the kayaking expedition. Overnight Malakhunti.

Day 8: Malakhunti to Delhi.
Have a relaxed morning, go sightseeing in Rishikesh, trekking or rafting. Evening train to Delhi.

Day 9: In Delhi.
Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Delhi.

Day 10: Delhi to Dublin.
Fly Delhi to Dublin.

Country information

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Area: 3,287,263 sq km       Population: 1,210,193,422

Official Languages: Hindi & English

Religion: Hinduism 80.5%, Islam 13.4%, Christianity 2.3%, Sikhism 1.9%, Buddhism 0.8% & Jainism 0.4%

Local Time: GMT +5.30

Foreign Exchange
Local Currency: Indian Rupee
Currency for Exchange: EURO, USD$ & GBP
Where to Exchange: Most major towns – your Expedition Leader can advise you on arrival. Worn or ripped Rupee notes may prove difficult to use, so beware of this when accepting notes.
ATMs: Available in larger towns and cities.
Credit Cards: Accepted in larger outlets.

Up-to-date information concerning global exchange rates can be obtained at www.xe.com.

Climate
Temperatures vary from 10°C to 30°C during the day and -5°C to 10°C at night. It’s best to be prepared for lower temperatures due to wind chill or the weather turning bad. Usually the days are hot and the nights are cold. You should be ready for inclement weather in any case as the weather changes rather quickly, especially at high altitude. Up-to-date information on the weather can be found at www.wunderground.com.

Visa Requirements
At time of writing, Single entry visas are required by IRE, UK, AUS, NZ, USA, CAN citizens – other nationalities should consult the relevant consulate.

Please contact your local consular office for particular information regarding travel from your country. All visa information is subject to change. You should confirm all visa related issues with the relevant Embassy prior to departure. Visa requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure.

Vaccinations & Prophylaxis
We recommend consulting your national website for expert advice:

Ireland: www.tmb.ie
UK: www.nhs.uk
US: wwwnc.cdc.gov

Please consult your local healthcare provider for further advice. Vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure.

Electric Supply & Plugs
230v, 50Hz. A variety of electrical plugs are found throughout India, so an all-around adaptor plug set is recommended. Type D is most common. Some hotels have desks and workstations which accept a variety of plug types. But no matter what type of plug, voltage in India is 230V, 50 Hz.

For more information contact us by email on info@earths-edge.com or call on one of the following numbers;

Ireland: +353 (1) 4433314
UK: +44 (20) 81338682
USA: +1 (415) 315 9411