At Himalayan Drifters, we love to introduce you to our home the Himalayas and to wander with you doing some of our favorite things – mountaineering, trekking, camping, cycling, ski touring, paragliding and so on. Our aim is to make these adventures safe so that you can enjoy your trip with only smiles.

We have been providing memorable hiking trips since 2012. We offer a year round program of guided hiking holidays in Himachal, Leh, Uttarakhand, Kashmir and Sikkim. We designs and delivers handcrafted, life-changing, small-group adventures in the Himalaya’s most incredible destinations.

As you travel, you will:

  • Challenge yourself with exciting adventure activities
  • Immerse yourself in and learn about different cultures
  • Indulge in healthy, delicious, and local food and drink
  • Sleep in locally-owned and operated hotels and lodges
  • Connect with new people, places, perspectives, & ideas
  • Engage in informal yet inspirational group conversations
  • Take much-needed time to reconnect with yourself

Whether you are an experienced adventurer or new to traveling, if you are ready to travel the world and transform your life, Himalayan Drifting is for you! We invite you to explore our website, and hope that doing so will inspire you to want to go on your own Hero’s Journey. If you have any questions about our different programs and services, simply reach out to us!

Each destination and program is priced to give you excellent value for your money. Our goal is to make your trip an unforgettable experience. We take care of all the details, from Transit to hotel accommodations to bus transfers and meals. The treks are guided by one of us personally or by a local guide intimately familiar with the locale. We take you to spectacular vistas over variable terrain (from light to challenging) and you are free to participate in as many or as few hikes as you wish. Our promise to you is that you will hike an adventure and rest in comfort!

One of the best parts of any holiday is the people. We have met some of the nicest, most interesting people in our travels and we invite you to join us. We are proud to say that some 70% of our guests return year after year.

The fact that we are a small, privately owned company allows us to pay particularly close attention to details and to our guests. We treat you more as friends, rather than clients. Our desire is to offer you the kind of vacation experience we would want for ourselves!

Why Travel with us?

Offbeat Destinations

We bring you handpicked most offbeat treks and Road trips all over Indian Himalayas.

Value for Money

We are premium outdoor service providers with best value to money costs.

Beautiful Places

Explore most panoramic offbeat Destinations with Himalayan Drifters

Fast Booking

We accept online and offline booking payments and via Paytm as well.

Safety

Safety on our every trip is our top priority and all the adventure and fun offcourse.

Support Local Community

We are the inhabitants of Himalayas and no one knows them as well as we do.

Our Team

Ashish Chauhan is our Founder and worked with Tech Mahindra for 8 years before converting Trekking Club Himalayan Drifters (2007) to Trekking and Mountaineering Company in 2012. Ashish leads most of the treks, Being a veteran trekker with more than 15 years of trekking experience in Himalayas and has lead more than 200 high altitude treks in Himalayas. He Loves trekking and Climbing in Himalayas and some Amateur Landscape Photography, apart to sharing folk stories and legends of Himalayas to our Drifters.

Bhaskar Sharma is our Young and energetic Director, Trek Leader and in house Yoga instructor, has been exploring Himalayas vigorously from past 5 years, Bhaskar Leads groups with us and Teaches Yoga on treks. His funda of fitness and life are Himalayas and Yoga. He loves to Travel and Backpack.

Bhaskar also manages operations at our BnB (Forest Gypsy) at Manali.

Our Philosophy

We religiously follow The Leave No Trace Seven Principles. The Leave No Trace Seven Principles are the bedrock of the Leave No Trace program. They provide guidance to enjoy our natural world in a sustainable way that avoids human-created impacts. The principles have been adapted so they can be applied in your backyard or your back country.
Note: click any of the headers below for a much deeper explanation on each principle.

Plan Ahead and Prepare

  • Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you’ll visit.
  • Prepare for extreme weather, hazards, and emergencies.
  • Schedule your trip to avoid times of high use.
  • Visit in small groups when possible. Consider splitting larger groups into smaller groups.
  • Repackage food to minimize waste.
  • Use a map and compass to eliminate the use of marking paint, rock cairns or flagging.

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

  • Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, gravel, dry grasses or snow.
  • Protect riparian areas by camping at least 200 feet from lakes and streams.
  • Good campsites are found, not made. Altering a site is not necessary.
    • In popular areas:
      • Concentrate use on existing trails and campsites.
      • Walk single file in the middle of the trail, even when wet or muddy.
      • Keep campsites small. Focus activity in areas where vegetation is absent.
      • In pristine areas:
      • Disperse use to prevent the creation of campsites and trails.
      • Avoid places where impacts are just beginning.

Dispose of Waste Properly

  • Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your campsite and rest areas for trash or spilled foods. Pack out all trash, leftover food and litter.
  • Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep, at least 200 feet from water, camp and trails. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished.
  • Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products.
  • To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Scatter strained dishwater.

Leave What You Find

  • Preserve the past: examine, but do not touch cultural or historic structures and artifacts.
  • Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them.
  • Avoid introducing or transporting non-native species.
  • Do not build structures, furniture, or dig trenches.Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Campfires can cause lasting impacts to the backcountry. Use a lightweight stove for cooking and enjoy a candle lantern for light.
  • Where fires are permitted, use established fire rings, fire pans, or mound fires.
  • Keep fires small. Only use sticks from the ground that can be broken by hand.
  • Burn all wood and coals to ash, put out campfires completely, then scatter cool ashes.

Respect Wildlife

  • Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them.
  • Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers.
  • Protect wildlife and your food by storing rations and trash securely.
  • Control pets at all times, or leave them at home.
  • Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting, raising young, or winter.

Be Considerate of Other Visitors

  • Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience.
  • Be courteous. Yield to other users on the trail.
  • Step to the downhill side of the trail when encountering pack stock.
  • Take breaks and camp away from trails and other visitors.
  • Let nature’s sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises.