Free Himalaya Adventure Travel Blog: The Off: Tour. Travel. Write.
Adventure Travel, Tourism Segment

What do Tourism Departments do to Capitalize on Adventure Travel Trend?

Australia launched Anytime Adventures Campaign with four interesting motives: (1) Explore without the Expedition. (2) Destinations without the Drive. (3) Fun without the Fuel Bill. (4) Action without the Airfares. Continue reading

Accommodation Alternatives in Alchi, Ladakh
Adventure Travel

Accommodation Alternatives in Alchi, Ladakh

Limited hotel choices have an upside: no visual pollution, no overcrowding, and no unhealthy competition for local resources. Continue reading

Adventure in Job
Travel Jobs

Adventure in Job

If you are fond of active travel, this week’s job list is perfect for you. The jobs give you an opportunity to work in mountains and wilderness, outdoor equipment sector, or accounts and sales departments of adventure travel companies. Continue reading

Accommodation in Leh
Adventure Travel

Accommodation in Leh

Leh, the capital of Leh District, has more than 200 guesthouses and hotels. Only seventy nine (79) properties have web presence. There are no known hotel chains in the town. There are no hotels of Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (J.K.T.D.C.) that offers accommodation in other parts of the state either. Luxury hotels (3 star or Deluxe A class) are very limited in number. Mid-end and budget accommodation options are plentiful. Continue reading

How to reach Phyang, Ladakh
Adventure Travel

How to reach Phyang, Ladakh

You have four options to travel between Leh and Phyang: (1) Public Buses, (2) Shared Taxis, (3) Private Taxis, and (4) Two Wheelers. The fare ranges from INR 30 per passenger to INR 708 for four passengers. Continue reading

Is Motorbike Rental Up or Down in Leh?
Adventure Travel

Is Motorbike Rental Up or Down in Leh?

In Leh, motorbike rent ranges from INR 600 per day for Bajaj Pulser-150cc to INR 1,500 per day for Royal Enfield-500cc. The daily rent witnessed 9-25% increase. Continue reading

Big Data-Based Travel Planners
Online Travel Segment

Big Data-Based Travel Planners

The Indian Ministry of Tourism (MoT) probably cashed in on these valuable insights and launched its interactive online travel planning tool in collaboration with Worth Your Holidays Pvt. Limited in the first week of May 2014. The new tool Tripigator.com offers travel information and real-time travel cost. Continue reading

Adventure Travel Startups Emphasize on Local
Adventure Travel, Tourism Segment

Adventure Travel Startups Emphasize on Local

Are new IT-savvy adventure travel entrepreneurs trying to kill employment opportunities for professional tour guides by developing platforms facilitating direct interaction between travelers and locals? As loads of free online user generated travel guides and crowd sourced travel information websites have already compelled traditional travel guide publishers to revamp their business models. Continue reading

Where to Stay in Phyang, Leh District
Adventure Travel

Where to Stay in Phyang, Leh District

Phyang village has a few guesthouses, home stays, and camping sites. The accommodation is affordable but all properties may not offer advance booking option. The tariff may go up during Phyang festival, scheduled for July 24-25, 2014. Continue reading

Safety, a Major Concern for Indian Adventure Travelers
Adventure Travel, Tourism Segment

Safety, a Major Concern for Indian Adventure Travelers

The Adventure Travel Survey 2014 conducted by TripAdvisor concludes that safety is a major concern for the Indian adventure seekers. High cost also acts as a deterrent to undertaking extreme active trips. Continue reading

Work in American Adventure Travel Segment
Travel Jobs

Work in American Adventure Travel Segment

The latest adventure job list would add new wings to your American dream. The list includes opportunities to instruct thrill seekers in different activities and /or manage and sell adventure products designed by the US-based companies. You can thus eke a livelihood while serving in field and / or office. Continue reading

A Short Hike to Tsemo Castle, the Highest Point in Leh
Adventure Travel

A Short Hike to Tsemo Castle, the Highest Point in Leh

Walking to Tsemo Castle Complex in Leh is a good option, as the short hike is not only good for acclimatizing for longer high altitude treks in Ladakh but also unfolds lovely scenery. Three trails from different parts of the town end at the foot of the complex. Continue reading

Enjoy Some Adventure Travel While You are on Duty
Travel Jobs

Enjoy Some Adventure Travel While You are on Duty

Today’s job list is a mixed bag of opportunities that may give you a chance to explore remote areas and wilderness while you are on duty. You can choose from consulting, educational, managerial, and supervisory roles. Continue reading

Page 1 of 5812345»...Last »