Thursday, 12 January 2012

Republic Day Weekend Trip 2012


There’s a long weekend coming up soon. And, here’s your chance to shake off those post-New Year blues and get away for a bit to some Sun & Snow over the long Republic Day weekend:



If you love the mountains & the winters...
The Himalayan winter is truly here, with snowballs & snowmen, lazy days spent soaking in the sun, by the river or amidst snowy mountains, with nothing and no one around.
The winters are a true mountain lover’s delight. Contrary to popular belief, during the day, the mountains are actually warmer and sunnier than the plains without the fog and the haze. Evenings get cold, by which time you are enjoying the warmth of the crackling conversation and the company of friends and family. Nights are cozy in our deluxe camps and lodges with all the creature comforts one could ask for. If mountains are what you love, you will not miss this opportunity for an up-close and personal Himalayan experience!

Dates & duration
26-29 January 2012 (2 nights to 3 nights – take your pick)

Highlights of the trip
  • Day treks & hikes into snowy meadows & hill tops;
  • Accommodation in deluxe camps & lodges with all creature comforts;
  • Bonfire, barbeques & light music on all nights;
  • Delicious multi-cuisine meals with local delicacies served each day;
  • Village visits & interesting sightseeing trips;
  • Endless options for other adventure activities.


Locations/places covered
  • Himalayan Eco Lodges & Camps, Kund;
  • Himalayan Eco Lodges & Camps, Jayalgarh;
  • Himalayan Eco Lodges & Camps, Sursinghdhar.




There are 3 locations to choose from, with different itineraries that go with them. Our itineraries are suggested itineraries with no compulsions to follow them. Ahh, the freedom! Check our website (www.gio.in) if you’re looking for more info.
 
Essentials to carry with you – a handy checklist
  • Shirts/T-shirts
  • Shorts (for rafting, if you intend to.
  • Jeans/Trousers/Track Pants
  • Shoes for hiking with good grip
  • Lots of pairs of socks. Some preferably woollen.
  • Floaters/sandals (For Rafting)
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Torch/Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Sweater/Fleece
  • Good warm jacket
  • Thermal inners
  • Monkey Cap, Balaclava, Muffler
  • Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses (if necessary)
  • Band, Strings etc for spectacles
  • Personal toiletries
  • Carry your stuff in a duffel bag or a rucksack try and avoid suitcases/strolleys
  • A Day pack or small bag for day trips
  • LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM


Essentials we provide you
Deluxe tents/rooms with all amenities like running hot & cold water, and comfortable beds with warm quilts & extra blankets.

A budget that fits your pocket
Rs.5,350 to Rs.8,250 per person on twin sharing basis for 3-day & 4-day trips.

Need we say more!