Crystal Mountain Treks is pleased to announce two new tour itineraries for 2010. After 20 years of introducing the boundless beauty and nature of Nepal and Tibet to Western travelers, our company is expanding our tour offerings to introduce another very exciting, and very different, part of the East to the West.
On our wondrous journeys, we will offer two fantastically different views of the world's most mysterious and magical country: West Meets East - Mystical North India (November 21 -29, 2010) and West Meets East - The Complete South India Experience (December 1 - 16, 2010). Distinctly different from each other and often viewed as two different countries, individually each offers opportunities to discover the true essence, history and magic of India; enjoyed together, this tour offers a complete portrait of the country about which Mark Twain proclaimed,
"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. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked."
We couldn't have said it better ourselves!
Our groups will be limited to 20 travelers. Pam Perry, a US-based tour director and life-long learner, has planned this itinerary based on her recent four month journey to India and will travel with the group. An experienced local tour guide will also accompany us to interpret and help us understand India's complex history, language and culture. And we'll be staying in five-star accommodations throughout, including several of the famous Taj hotels and a breathtaking hill country tea plantation estate, so your utmost comfort is assured!
Please join us on one or both of these very special tours to India so you can discover why it is one of our all time favorite travel destinations! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 888-586-7750 or email us. We're very much looking forward to introducing you and your friends to one of our favorite places on Earth.
Jwalant Gurung, President
Crystal Mountain Treks & Travels
P.S. - Don't forget to book by April 30, 2010 to receive your $200 American Express Gift Card!
Upcoming Trips to India
Vibrant. Colorful. Enchanting. Mysterious.
India has long been described as "a land of many diverse countries", and indeed it continues to ring true. In a state of perpetual stimulation, your senses will rejoice as you experience the essence of authentic India. Women in bright colored saris, bustling bazaars, the cool air of a mountain tea estate, the fragrant aroma of a spice market. Sacred cows share the streets with working elephants and cycle rickshaws. Unlike anywhere else, India walks a beautiful tightrope between modern amenities and historic traditions. Each stop in these itineraries is intended to introduce you to a new aspect of this historic and beautiful land, so make this the trip of your lifetime!
West Meets East - Mystical North India November 21 - 29, 2010. Click here for a detailed itinerary and pricing information
West Meets East - The Complete South India Experience December 1 - 16, 2010. Click here for a detailed itinerary and pricing information
Want to go to India, but don't know where to begin? Want to see all these amazing sights, but not really into groups? Crystal Mountain Treks can customize your India tour itinerary for you. Want to start in Delhi and end in Kochin? Prefer a tour of temples and beaches only? Or perhaps you also want to sneak in some trekking. Let Crystal Mountain Treks custom create an itinerary for you. Contact us at 888-586-7750 or by email today to start your planning!
US offices and new name for Crystal Mountain Treks
By the end of January, Crystal Mountain Treks will be setting up a US-based affiliate office with a new company name and US-based staff to answer your question. We will also be able to accept payments by credit card. Stay tuned...details to follow!
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Book Early & Save
If you book your trip to South India with us before April 30, 2010, receive a $200 American Express Gift Card to help with your pre-trip shopping...how will you spend yours?
Explore Kerala's famous backwaters in classic, luxurious Keralan style
Visit the pristine 8th century shore temples of Mamallapuram
Stay in South India's tea capital, Munnar, and tour the immaculately sculptured tea plantations
Taste your way through a natural spice garden
Wander through the largest - and arguably most impressive! - temple complex in the world
Tigers & elephants & monkeys, oh my! Search for them at Periyar National Wildlife Reserve
Indulge in tastebud sizzling, authentic South Indian cuisine
See where Marco Polo came to trade for Indian spices
Visit Jaipur, the famous pink city, and witness the town's amazing transformation at sunset
Experience and honor sacred life on the Ganges River, as it's been for millennia, at Varanasi
Be humbled by the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
Trace Buddhism back to its roots at Sarnath, where the Buddha himself learned and taught
Witness time-honored silk production techniques
Trekking with Crystal Mountain
If you're longing to really get into the Himalayas, let Crystal Mountain Treks guide you on one of their signature month-long trekking adventures - Dolpo or Kanchenjunga. This is truly the experience of a lifetime...let us show you!