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Explore Mumbai and the Himalayan foothills & renovate a school

Challenge Meter2013 Dates: NOV 16-27 | DEC 8-19

2014 Dates: JULY 20-31 | SEPT 7-18* | NOV 16-27 | DEC 7-18

Price for 5-7 people: $3,499* / person
Price for 8-10 people: $3,299 / person
Price for Groups & Families: Gladly given upon request.
6 mo. Early Bird: $200 off

Single supplement available upon request.

Explore an India few see as we do: morning yoga, hiking, biking, and whitewater rafting through the foothills of the Himalayas & the Ganges River, while we visit rarely seen villages, canyons, caves and waterfalls.

* The September expedition coincides with the beginning of the Ganesh Festival in Mumbai, and a modest supplemental fee may be required to account for the higher cost of hotel rooms and other services during that time.

So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. ~ Mark Twain, in "Following the Equator"

expedition route & itinerary

Your first 5 days will be spent in Mumbai - a city with legendary energy, color and tumult. We'll begin our volunteer project on Wednesday, working alongside students and teachers at a local school in a slum rehabilitation community adding badly needed renovations to classrooms.

After that, we fly to the Himalayan town of Dehradun, the launchpad for our outdoor adventure, in India's northwest. We'll start the days with gentle yoga, then hike into the Himalayan foothills, bike along the Ganges river outside of Rishikesh, and paddle and raft the same river to explore its remote caves, waterfalls and canyons. We'll also spend an afternoon exploring Rishikesh's ashrams and temples.

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your volunteer project

We'll work with a widely respected nonprofit organization, Teach for India, in Mumbai to renovate a local primary school for underprivileged children in a slum rehabilitation colony. 

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what's included in this expedition?

The price for this adventure philanthropy expedition includes:
  • full lodging in superior hotels while in Mumbai
  • all meals (except for one or two taken during your free time)
  • ground transportation
  • all equipment rentals, fees and guides and planned adventures
  • two domestic flights (Mumbai to Dehradun, and Dehradun to New Dehli)
  • a refined, profound curiosity that allows us to travel beyond tourist clichés
  • guidance from an experienced Roadmonkey leader with a sense of humor

It also includes a custom-created, thoughtful & sustainable volunteer project developed in cooperation with our non-profit partner. 

The price does not include international airfare, visas, tips for local guides, alcohol/spirits, & one or two meals taken during your free time.

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lodging & food

This is not India on a shoestring! While you'll get your hands dirty and experience the behind-the-scenes India, you'll also get to experience its more luxurious side. While in Mumbai we'll be in comfortable lodging in a hip neighborhood - a soft landing and introduction to India and it's most artful metropolis. In the Northwest, you'll lodge in safari-style tents with beds, some with utilities.

In Mumbai, we'll eat in reputable restaurants with a range of cuisine. In the northwest, you can expect buffet-style Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes while camping. Vegetarians, of course, are well served in India.

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arrival & departure

We'll meet you at the airport in Mumbai and drop you off at the airport in Delhi.

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