Zingaro is a 25-year old family-run trekking company based in Manali and operating across the Indian Himalayas from Ladakh through all of Himachal Pradesh to Garhwal. Prem Singh Bodh, our founder, has been trekking in this area for over 40 years and still leads some of our treks. Zingaro devises trekking itineraries for you and then provides a comprehensive service for the whole of your time in the Himalayas.
All Zingaro routes are well tested by us but they vary greatly in difficulty, altitude and length; we will help you select them and adapt them, if necessary, to meet your requirements as regards length, rigour, timing and location.
We always pay particular attention to acclimatisation for our clients and to their safety.
We deploy a number of our own staff on each trek in order to provide personal service and ensure our clients’ comfort. Our staff are all locally born and bred, so working in the mountains is always home territory. We are very experienced at working with local communities, and, being Buddhists, are particularly welcome in Buddhist villages and grazing grounds.
The service that Zingaro provides:
* Tough all-terrain vehicles for access to the road-head at the beginning and end of your trek.
* Guides when walking – someone to lead, someone to bring up the rear, and to give help at difficult places such as river crossings and precipitous, or just steep, bits of path.
* Porters and/or horses for baggage. Trekkers carry a day pack with only water and essentials.
* Carefully-selected camp-sites, usually with fine views.
* Comfortable 2-person tents with Thermarest mattresses.
* Mess tent and chairs and loo-tent(s) with a seat – and also a ‘shower’ tent at those camp-sites where water and wood are plentiful.
* Excellent food: bed tea, cooked breakfast, mid-morning tea, hot picnic lunch, tea, dinner (soup, several dishes for the main course, pudding, hot drinks).
We charge a daily, all-inclusive rate per trekker covering everything from the time you are met by our team until you depart. Our daily rate for a standard group is around Rs. 5,000/-.