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The Himalayas have long captured the human imagination, weaving their way into myth, legend and adventure and playing a role in religion, festival and ritual. Within this colossal mountain range are the world’s highest peaks – there are over 100 mountains that top 7,200 metres, including the mighty Everest at 8,848 metres. But it’s not just about the geography; the Himalaya also offer a human story, where monasteries teeter on high passes, hidden valleys are farmed and lived in, and local people perform old rituals long lost in the lowlands. You can experience the natural magnificence and fascinating humanity of the Himalaya on tours to India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet each offering a unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience, and sights that will take your breath away.

FAQs about India

  • When is the best time to travel to India?

    The best time to visit India is from October to March. Each season offers a different climate depending on where in India you are visiting. During May to September, the weather can be quite hot and humid as well as in monsoon season which is June to September. During the winter months of November to January, the temperatures can drop and the weather can become cooler.

  • What food should I expect in India?

    The food offered on all of our India tours is locally sourced cuisine so that you can get a real taste for authentic ingredients and recipes, especially spices! Local delicacies from markets can also be tried as well as street food from places like Delhi. On request, western food is easily available. India is the ultimate foodie country and each city offers its own significant dish and a different range of flavours, textures and ingredients. Vegan and vegetarian dishes are in abundance with a huge choice for other dietary requirements as well.

  • What should I wear when visiting India sites?

    India is now an extremely diverse place and most types of clothing are not restricted, however, women are expected to cover up when visiting places of religious significance like temples. Items such as knee length skirts and shorts are suitable for women (and shorts for men) and these types of clothes are widely accepted. It is always recommended to carry a light cardigan/shawl/pashmina when travelling as well as shoes that are easy to take on and off such as flip flops to be prepared to enter a religious building (some sites will require you to enter bare foot).

  • What currency should I take?

    The local currency is Rupees which can be obtained in the UK. Smaller denominations are recommended for taxis, rickshaws, tipping and comfort breaks etc.

  • What are the driving distances between the cities and the standard of the modes of transport?

    This is highly dependent on where you are travelling to, but distances could vary from 2 – 4 hours. Traffic is extremely busy in a lot of areas of India but on our tours we will always try to travel outside peak times.


The Himalayas at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about The Himalayas:

GMT +5.5
time difference
8.5 Hours
flight time
1.25 billion
population
Annapurna
Massif
famous landmark
Dal Bhat
local food
Autumn
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to The Himalayas

The Himalayas offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Himalayan Heritage Trail Tour Tour

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Land of the Thunder Dragon Tour

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