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2017-18

“Travel and Learn” International School Trips


TigerPaw India Adventures-TigerPaw Aventures Des IndesLtee Patron In Chief Lady Aboyne

Incorporated in India 1982 Incorporated in Canada, (Federal) 1995 Extra Provincial (British Columbia) 1996

Founding Chairman and Managing Director Inder Jit Singh Exec. Director Major General Surjit Singh (Rtd.)

Introducing the TigerPaws Catalogue January 2017-March 2018.”Life altering journeys”. Welcome to the world of TigerPaw Adventures. First incorporated in India in September of 1982, “TigerPaws” is now in its third decade as a leading tour company offering once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences around the world. While the world is in constant transformation and becoming increasingly homogenized, TigerPaws is committed to showing you places,ecosystems and communities barely unchanged since ancient times. Our unfailing ability to offer a structured, experiential program that isexciting,diverse and singular, gives us a distinct edge. Tiger Paws enjoys a sound reputation internationally and we are proud of our many loyal customers who come primarily from USA, Canada,Europe and the UK, many of whom have become repeat customers and close friends over the years. TigerPaw’s hallmarks are integrity, reliability of service, versatility and long term commitment, together with innovation and conscientiousness. We pride ourselves on our specialist and personalized services which we are able to deliver because of our compact size which hasnevertheless a large footprint in terms of sphere of operations and operational experience. As a result TigerPaws has often been called upon tocater to large multinational institutions in regions such as India, China and Africa, even while it caters primarily to the individual and small grouptraveler. The company consists of two corporate entities under one brand name: - TigerPaw Adventures India Pvt Ltd established in India in 1982 - TigerPaw India Adventures Ltd established in Canada in 1995


Tiger Paws Canada and Tiger Paws India promote each other’s activities and also run specialist trips to other international destinations including Africa and in particular South Africa. Tiger Paws specialist repertoire and wide ranging thematic itineraries have been assembled as a result of our many years of experience in India. Tiger Paws excels in custom made holidays and travel experiences and we work with both individuals, groups and multinational corporate clients such as the American Embassy School and Germany’s SPD Reisen. Tiger Paws also owns and operates the Spashram Rivermountain Retreat outdoor adventure and wellness retreat on the banks of the Upper Ganges. The Spashram brand also offers international afficianados the opportunity of visiting India and learning about Ayurveda, and Yoga. Since its inception, Tiger Paw has been a pioneering force in Indian adventure travel, initiating more than one trend and celebrating many significant accomplishments throughout the years, including first descent expeditions on Himalayan rivers, sustainability planning and earning ecotourism awards. Our commitment to eco-tourism secured the prestigious BCN Award for Biodiversity Conservation in the Eastern Himalayas (BCN Washington D.C. USA 1995). Additionally, Tiger Paw was amongst the first five Indian companies to receive the Environmental Fellowship, awarded by the Asia Foundation, San Francisco, USA 1994.

KEY UK AND INTERNATIONAL CLIENTELE TigerPaws has the further distinction of becoming the first private agency in India to design and conduct Outdoor Team Building andLeadership Development Programs for such large corporate clients as American Express’ Human Resources Division and Hong Kong & ShanghaiBanking Corporation. In the late 1980’s, we were assigned by American Express Travel Related Services India to develop adventure getawaysfor its card members as well as Team Building and Leadership programs for American Express TRS-HRD, conducted by CMD IJ SINGH andEX SAS officer Thomas Bufton. Similarly, various regiments of the British Army including the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment ExpeditionBhilangana Diamond-Garhwal Himalaya, Royal Signals-Himalayan Ski Mountaineering, and Britain’s Royal Air Force-Himalayan Expedition, haveretained TigerPaws to organize numerous mountaineering expeditions and high altitude treks. Our high standards have always demanded we offer a wide variety of exclusive adventures, allowing for the exploration and discoveryof traditional holiday spots as well as offbeat corners of the Indian Sub-Continent. Success in India empowered us to take on challengesfarther afield and to incorporate in Canada, catering to a worldwide band of loyal clientele. Tiger Paws whose Patron in Chief is Lady Aboynehas for example been instrumental in bringing England’s famous Public School-Rugby, for a polo clinic to South Africa conducted by IJ SinghMD of the company, under the Polo & Horse Holidays brand owned by TigerPaws. Similarly the company has operated in countries suchas China while conducting Canadian corporates on team building programs there, as well as Pakistan for its German Clients.


Amongst other numerous and exclusive clients have been the Chairman Chamber of British Industry Sir Digby Jones (later “Lord Digby Jones British Minister of Commerce), Sir David John KCMG Chairman British Standards, Vice President of Harvard University Anne Taylor, both of who have been repeat clients tasking us in conducting explorations of India’s remotest territories. Our services have also beenretained for consecutive multi-nation adventures in Africa. In 2017 Mr & Mrs J. Houdret of the UK booked a month long nostalgia tour of India. This was a unique trip as it involved some far flung locations from Raj era childhood years and to bring these alive was a challenge that TigerPaws met with aplomb. The endorsements speak for themselves ! At TigerPaws, we recognize the growing necessity of adapting our services to incorporate your desire to travel to exotic destinations insafety without forgoing an adventure of exhilarating proportions, at your pace. Your comfort and safety along with imagination and adventure are ofprimary consideration and we have worked tirelessly to ensure that your experience with us is a positive one.We hope you will entrust us with the responsibility of creating and conducting a memorable discovery trip and adventure holiday for you.

INDIA and her wonderful neighourhood (SRI LANKA, BHUTAN, NEPAL, MYANMAAR) India is a nation which has over twenty two official languages, fifteen hundred and seventy six classified mother tongues, and four hundredand fifteen living languages, representing a tremendous potpourri of people and cultures with their roots all the way from Central Asia, to Africa, aswell as Europe, and one where a clash of civilizations brings about transformational change on a near daily basis. India in 2015 once again deservesthe close attention of the world. In the closing phase of the year past, a singular accomplishment made a certain set of experts around the world suddenly sit up and take notice. These experts were space scientists from around the world, for rarely had there been a successful first launch to Mars the Red Planet.Western experts remarked and waxed eloquent on the remarkable financial thrift along with the scientific skill displayed by India’s Space ResearchOrganization. Not many in the west, and indeed few Indians are aware of the far seeing scientific vision and acumen made by the father of India’s SpaceProgram Dr. Vikram Sarabhai. Few abroad know too, the story of India’s 11th President, a Muslim aeronautical expert who played a key role in lateryears in India’s space research. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalaam helped make India a recognized expert in the launch of space satellites, launching in fact forEuropean nations amongst others. As showcased on CNN’s GPS Program by Fareed Zakaria, in the event the Indian democratic experiment works, it will give much hope tonumerous other countries because of the passing of power to the people. This, in sharp contrast to the China model. Few know that countries likeSwitzerland and England, only allowed voting for the female population long after Indira Gandhi became one of the world’s first female


primeministers! Or that in India’s north east, a matriarchal society ensures that title and lands pass onto the eldest “daughter” of the house and that aman assumes the wife’s surname! This is the unique contradiction that is India and the many social ills, gender, and regional imbalances, food deprivation and poverty defy attimes the unique accomplishments that India and Indians represent. In fact the ancient values and skills, poses an eternal quality which is what is atthe root of successes as those achieved by India, in space. For, the realm of space is one which is discussed at length in ancient India’s holy texts. What happens in India impacts its neighbours. It is little wonder that there were democratic movements in the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan and the Monarchy insisted the country go the democratic route. Along with these developments, far reaching social changes effected by changing many archaic law from colonial times, including law protecting women, food security for India’s poor, and anti-corruption were introduced in late 2016. These signify the sweeping change desired by the public, another telling example of the metamorphosis that India has undergone, largely un noticed in the west. TigerPaws therefore invites you to visit India in 2017, to see what makes this country truly tick. Today, ancient traditions and skills juxtaposed against the march of modernity. Most importantly, the three decade history and experience of TigerPaws, along with cutting edge travel programs which have social relevance, community elevation and biodiversity protection, hallmarks, that you, the TigerPaws traveller experiences, when buying one of our trips. This history includes the company's close association with the escape of the Dalai Lama from Tibet, the achieving of the prestigious 1995 Bio Diversity Conservation Award, Washington D.C., and first descents on the Lohit River in Arunachal Pradesh for the Indian Army Team it trained and conducted.See our website for our detailed history, achievements and awards.

OTHER CONTINENTS TigerPaws has had an active engagement with the African continent. This included the time when it collaborated with Lady Aboyne to send students from England's prestigious school Rugby, for a polo clinic to South Africa. Numerous American clients have been facilitated by TigerPaws in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa as also Fiji. TigerPaw's African experiences in keeping with its unique style, therefore offer its customers, a blend of each of these characteristics, regardless of the particular trip they may opt for. TigerPaws began Polo and Horseholidays in 1996 (www.poloholidays.com and www.horsebackholidays.com) including in Argentina, Chile andMexico. Besides India, we have taken our clients on horse treks and polo vacations in Tibet, the Chilean Andes, and Mexico. TigerPaws which has in the past sent clientele to Australia for outdoor adventures on foot, horse or 4x4, has now begun to work with one of Australia's largest Cruise Yacht marine experiences company TRUE NORTH. True North's sophisticated boats and programs offering wonderful coastal and inlet experiences are a cut above to what is otherwise available.


SCHOOL TRIPS The centuries old bond between the United Kingdom and India offers unique opportunities to impressionable young students to learn and discover in a manner that is ever new, exhilarating and memorable. After amalgamating ancient administrative and legal systems, and sharing unique sports such as cricket and polo, from the times of the Raj and the Maharajas, English youth can now experience an India that has changed dramatically but nevertheless is a Sub continent that offers natural, cultural, and architectural wonders that have their roots in time itself. At the same time, new marvels of technology and science in this ancient land, are available to be discovered here. Tiger Paw Adventures has operated trips for this very special group of people, namely young students in different territories around the world since the time of its inception in 1982 in India, and again in Canada, in 1995. Over the years, we have had the privilege of conducting prestigious international schools, from the UK,USA, and Australia. Included are, the American Embassy School, New Delhi, American School Alumni Wash. DC, USA, Vasant Valley School, New Delhi, Rugby School England, and Governor Sterling School, Australia .We also offer special programs on the African continent, Canada and the US as also Argentina Brazil and Chile.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL TRIPS While the testimonials we present are really the “proof of the pudding� to convey to you our understanding of the seriousness of the responsibility that both you and us face when conducting our wards, we wish to elaborate a little on checks and balances we institute while operating in the outdoors and in the third world both of which really present the greatest and most exciting learning opportunities. These standards have evolved over the years and many of the learning processes have come from discerning international clientele both individual High NetWorth but also Institutional, including Blue Chip Multinationals who place a particularly high value on the lives of their executives, as well as School and Collegiate audiences. Examples of checks and safety measures which are not mandatory but observed by us include: Providing buses wherever possible with seat belts even when national law does not so dictate; Vehicular checks on tyre, brakes and overall safety of vehicles; Orientation to drivers on expectation levels of foreign visitors even while recognising that they must drive in response to local conditions. Minimum braking distance, no overtaking from the wrong side and similar orientation is provided; High standards of health and hygiene especially when providing fruit and vegetables, personal hygiene of staff charged with kitchen duties, standards of drinking water and cleanliness of eating utensils in camping or irrelugar establishments.


FURTHER Selecting knowledgable and experienced guides and providing suitable equipment when in the outdoors be this in the Himalaya, or other wilderness areas, are some of the aspects given particular importance when running all our trips, but especially for young student audiences. All trips have always been designed to incorporate challenge, adventure, learning and knowledge along with international cross cultural understanding. We include here a selection of trips, as well as a wider reference of our elite clientele along with their testimonials. We do hope your interest as a decision maker in what we appreciate is a charge of the greatest responsibility, that of taking someone else’s child to a foreign territory, and that the list of clientele and their testiomonials will assist you in your decision to contact us. In the even your institution does not have a local travel expert to arrange international air travel and a local point of contact, please intimate this to us, and we will provide you with the reference of a “local” contact for your greater comfort level. Amongst other numerous and exclusive clients have been the Chairman Chamber of British Industry Sir Digby Jones (later “Lord Digby Jones British Minister of Commerce), Sir David John KCMG Chairman British Standards, Vice President of Harvard University Anne Taylor, both of who have been repeat clients tasking us in conducting explorations of India’s remotest territories. Our services have also been retained for consecutive multi-nation adventures in Africa.

We look forward to helping you plan your visit in the New Year- to India, its neighbours or indeed, other locations. Cordially and with best wishes for a Safe 2017, from the entire TigerPaws team, Lady Aboyne – Patron In Chief|Inder Jit Singh - Founder CMD | Maj. Gen Surjit Singh rtd - Executive Director www.tigerpawadventures.com www.tigerpawadventures.co.uk info@tigerpawadventures.com info@tigerpawadventure.co.uk UK ADDRESS: Aboyne Castle Estate Office,Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5JP


We returned from India a week ago and wanted to share some photos with you, and also let you know that we had a marvelous experience. IJ and his staff were very attentive and helped my family experience an unforgettable trip. We visited both the Golden Triangle (New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur) in the north, and regions in Kerala and Karnataka in the south. We all left India loving it and wanting more. Attached are some of my favorite photos I wanted to share with you by the way we all gained weight.... food was great and no-one got sick :-) ! India is completely full of surprises, an assault to all senses, and more diverse than can be imagined. The people were lovely. I will copy IJ onto this email and also take the opportunity on behalf of my family to thank you for recommending TigerPaws immensely!!! Sincerely, Mike - Miami Florida USA www.tigerpawadventures.co.uk


EQUESTRIAN OUTDOOR CLINIC AND HERITAGE PROGRAM UDAIPUR RAJASTHAN TRIP CODE: 090/EQUEST/RAJ

INTRODUCTION AND BASIS Accomplishment in equestrian sport and management entails a much greater degree of awareness and multi coordination, as compared to other activities, for the horse is a complex animal capable of some of the greatest feats after training, as compared to other animals. It will be noted that highly developed countries have a corresponding advancement in equestrian management and equitation. It is no wonder that the famous American General George Patton, undertook to rescue the famous Lipizzaner Horses during WW2, and that the famous Spanish School of Riding in Vienna today can as a result showcase the graceful maneuvers that the Lipizzaner are renowned for. Similarly, the performing horses at Jerez, and the Living History Museum of the Horse in Chantilly, France Are other examples. OPPORTUNITY Working with horses, involves perseverance, endurance, long training, high responsibility to avoid risk and danger. Some of the most famous schools in the world make riding a key part of their curriculum. In the Netherlands recently, new school structures have been created where a school is integrated into a large equitation centre, so that students do not have to travel far for learning this sport. India’s most famous school Mayo College is known for its century old tradition of equitation as does Rugby School England, estd. in the 1700’s and many schools in US, Germany France and New Zealand OBJECTIVES This program offers a unique opportunity for students to receive ‘hands on’ exposure to the world of the horse, horse sports and also the equestrian heritage. Unique cultural aspects of Indian culture issues will also be portrayed. This Itinerary is covered by Air/Road and Horse. Trip Commences Air: Delhi-Udaipur-Delhi. Surface (Motor) by air con chauffeured vehicle with travel guide. Note: International flight to/from Delhi and accommodation in Delhi (if desired), will be extra

OPERATING MONTHS

OCTOBER TO APRIL

NUMBER OF DAYS:

5N/6 DYS

COST: ON TWIN SHARE 945

USD

PER PERS

MIN GRP : 18 PERS

ACCOMMODATION: COTTAGE/TENTS FOR FURTHER DETAILS & BOOKING SUBMIT FORM VIA www.tigerpawadventures.com


TAMILNADU_ANAMALAI WILDLIFE, ELEPHANT SAFARI AND FEEDING THE ELEPHANTS TRIP CODE: 081/WL/TN On arrival at Camp we settle in and at 4 pm commence an afternoon’s foot based exploration of the 110 acre wilderness estate and its attractions. The estate abuts the famous Anamalai Tiger Reserve, now also known as the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and is close to the Paramvikulam Wildlife Sanctuary’s as well. The Ecots estate is in pristine wilderness and wild elephant roam the estate as they do not see any man made barriers. Bird walk in the late afternoon. A creek with water flowing throughout the year, a small waterfall, picturesque walkways, through woods, a paradise for birders, encounters with wild elephant, Gaur (the Indian bison weight one ton), wild boar, and walkways through coco plantations and mango orchard, and treks of varying difficulty level into the mountains. The estate’s 110 acres harbor natural waterfalls, natural canals, lakes and a tribal village. The mammalian species of the surrounding forests include Tiger, Panther, Bonnet Macaque, Common Langur, and Nilgiri Langur, Malabar giant squirrel and grizzled giant squirrel besides elephant, spotted deer, barking deer, mouse deer, sloth bear, Porqupine, Nilgiri Tahr, and the civet cat are to be found. The bird life includes Raquet Tailed Drongo, black headed Orieole, Paradise Flycatcher, Whistling Thrush, Emerald Dove, the Green Pigeon, Tickell’s Flower Pecker, Rufus Woodpecker, Rose Ringed Parakeet, Black Eagle, Great Indian Malabar Pied Hornbill and the Fairy Blue Bird This Itinerary is covered by Air/Road. Trip Commences Air: Delhi-Coimbatore-Delhi. Surface (Motor) by air con chauffeured vehicle with travel guide. Note: International flight to/from Delhi and accommodation in Delhi (if desired), will be extra

OPERATING MONTHS

OCTOBER TO APRIL

NUMBER OF DAYS:

5N/6 DYS

COST: ON TWIN SHARE 815

USD

PER PERS

MIN GRP : 18 PERS

ACCOMMODATION: COTTAGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS & BOOKING SUBMIT FORM VIA www.tigerpawadventures.com


HELPING HANDS IN THE HIMALAYA (MEDI-VOLUNTOURISM: RURAL COMMUNITY & OUTDOOR PROGRAM) TRIPCODE: 092/GAR/HIMAL A COMMUNITY HEALTH & HYGIENE, (INCLUDING EMERGENCY FIRST AID AND TRADITIONAL MEDICINCAL KNOWLEDGE) PROGRAM THE OPPORTUNITY and AIM This Mini Course will provide an opportunity for students to study actual living conditions in villages of the Garhwal Himalayan foothills, contributing with the help and supervision of qualified medical practitioners towards the medical needs of villagers, as well as get an exposure to traditional knowledge such herbal medications that they normally resort to. These exchanges would need to be done with a prior understanding, (with orientation by us) as to local sensitivities and cultural issues, as well as to those of local traditional medical practitioners who may be residing in the host community. THE STRUCTURE The facilitators of this Mini Course will include local community personalities, and English speaking doctors and health workers who will facilitate exchanges between themselves and the host community with the students variously as participants, and observers in rotational fashion. Ice breakers or Rewards, on the above trip will for example include a raft trip with some local entities to allow for some cross cultural bridge building and to share different perspectives on what a river like the Holy Ganges, its changing profile and use, means to both the visitor and the visited. Additionally, a brief exposure to Garhwali art and craft in the course of the larger program would be an aspect for students to briefly learn about, even though this is not an art and craft program per se. This Itinerary is covered by Train/Road. Trip Commences Train: Delhi. Delhi-Haridwar-Delhi, Surface (Motor) by air con chauffeured vehicle with travel guide. Note: International flight to/from Delhi and accommodation in Delhi (if desired), will be extra

OPERATING MONTHS

OCTOBER TO APRIL

NUMBER OF DAYS:

5N/6 DYS

COST: ON TWIN SHARE

540

USD

PER PERS

MIN GRP : 18 PERS

ACCOMMODATION: TENTS FOR FURTHER DETAILS & BOOKING SUBMIT FORM VIA www.tigerpawadventures.com


THE CHALLENGE OF COEXISTENCE-LITTLE RANN OF KUTCHH TRIP CODE: 097/(LRK)/TRIB-CULT THE COLOURFUL DESERT COMMUNITIES, AND THE CHANGING FACE OF HUMAN AND NATURAL BIODIVERSITY IN GUJRAT’S LITTLE RANN OF Kutchh (LRK). This INSIGHT TOUR while introducing Students to the Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) in GUJRAT, on the western coast of INDIA, an area not much visited by many tourists, is intended to provide them a great opportunity to increase their respect for the environment through exposure to unique terrain, and unique habitats; TERRAIN The unique terrain of LRK consists of mud-flats, cracked dry by the assault of the sun. The Day temperatures often go above forty degrees Celsius and at night down to just four. Nothing grows in this inhospitable land. And the water is undrinkable. SALT PANS: The area is famous for its unique salt-pans where salt is harvested by local tribes. There being an acute shortage of water and on digging shallow pits they got brackish water which was not only very salty but also bitter India became the largest salt producer in the world in the past and the revenue from salt had become the biggest source of income for the East India Company.. Even more than the revenue collected from tea, opium, indigo or any other produce of India. Although this salt cannot be iodised, and there is a lot of wastage in transit, it continues to provide a living to the migrant labour of 'Agrya' community. The students will be exposed to the problems faced by the people living in the area, as also the Agariya community which works in the saltpans to earn their living. Wild Life: During the monsoons, the area gets partly inundated by about 2 feet of water, dividing it into flat saline areas and higher grounds with sandy, salt-free soil called bets, where thorny scrub grows, and on which the wild ass thrive for their feed. There are 253 different species of flowering plants and other vegetations found in these 70 odd bets Students will see for themselves, the conflicts of interests for habitat between communities, and an endangered species of wild life eg Eq uu s H em i on u s Kh u r, ( pop u la rl y r ef e r r ed t o a s Wi l d A s s) f o r wh o m; th i s i s th e on l y a r ea l eft to i n h abi t n o w i n th e e n ti re A s i at ic R e g io n ;


Cultural Background Students will get an exposure to a blend of cultures of people living in the area, especially the nomadic pastorial tribal communities, including those who migrate there, after the monsoons are over, to graze their animals, which will be a unique experience, and an opportunity which they may not have got earlier, providing them with hopes of nurturing a better understanding of India and its people. There are a number of ethnic groups & tribes living in the area, as also those who move into the area, like the Rabaris, Jats, Bharwads, Bajanias, the Sidis, Kutchis, Gujjars&Kolis, who come up after the monsoons, to graze their animals on the grass that comes up. It is interesting to observe their lifestyle patterns and these tribal folks excel at making clothes & decorative pieces with beautiful embroidery, mirror work or appliquÊ work & patchwork. Textiles: See their textiles and items of clothing, with each community and tribal group having its own lexicon of motifs and embroidery stitches, just as their portable vessels, furnishings, have been evolving through necessity. Observing their religious aspects and the remarkable amity that has been traditional in the area is worth noting. Bird Life: Being on there migratory, route LRK attracts huge flocks of water birds coming in from places as far away as Siberia, including Flamingos, pelicans, cranes, storks, ducks and is home to some very rare species like Macqueen's Bustard, Sociable Lapwing, Greater Hoopoe Lark, Merlin, Saker Falcon, Short Eared Owl, Southern Grey Shrike and Sand grouse etc ‌As a charismatic birding paradise LRK has been declared a Ramsar Site Zainabad itself simply vibrates with birds, with nearby lakes like NawaTalaojust7km away. During winter about 300 species of birds are spotted here. Our host and local guide Mr. Dhan Raj will be able to initiate students into this very interesting adventure and sport of Bird watching. Students will be getting a real experience of living in an eco-friendly ethnic resort in the desert; they will also be enjoying a Camel Safari in a real Desert conditions. The area with hardly any infrastructure, worth its name, is in urgent need of ideas and innovations, which are simple to impl ement and would help improve the living conditions of the people who live there, or who are forced to come there with their animals. ,and have to live through real harsh local conditions of terrain and climate, It is expected the students from school will be able to contribute intelligently towards the much needed thoughts that are urgently needed as also make practical suggestions for resolving the conflicts of interests that keep cropping up between the various entities who live or come into LRK This Itinerary is covered by Air/Train. Trip Commences Air: Ahmedabad-Delhi. Train: Delhi-Ahmedabad Surface (Motor) by air con chauffeured vehicle with travel guide. Note: International flight to/from Delhi and accommodation in Delhi (if desired), will be extra OPERATING MONTHS

OCTOBER TO APRIL

NUMBER OF DAYS:

4N/5 DYS

COST: ON TWIN SHARE 655

USD

PER PERS

MIN GRP : 18 PERS

ACCOMMODATION: COTTAGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS & BOOKING SUBMIT FORM VIA www.tigerpawadventures.com


THE CHANDRAKHANI PASS TREK TRIP CODE: 094/HIMAL/ADV Chandrakhani Pass is one of the most beautiful and serene pass, at an altitude of 3660 m located in the Kullu valley. Chandrakhani Pass offers fabulous views of the DeoTibba peak, PirPanjal and Parbati range of mountains. The trek begins from the village of Naggar, located about 21 km from the town of Manali. The popular trek route of Chandrakhani Pass involves a circular route from Naggar to Chandrakhani Pass and back to Manali via Malana. From the village of Naggar, the trek begins with a gradual ascent upto Rumsu and Ganachalini. The path is through forested cover of pine, deodar, and chestnut. The trek then breaks out to the alpine meadows at higher altitudes. The view from these meadows of the Kullu valley, Manali, Pir Panjal, and Bara Bhangal ranges is spell-binding. A camp can then be established at Nayu Tapru below the Chandrakhani Pass. Reaching the Chandrakhani Pas, standing above the clouds with a panoramic view all around is a divine experience. We then descend down the Kullu valley to the unique, and secluded town of Malana. Further descent and we reach the road-head at Jari, which is the ticket back to Manali. The trek is one of the popular and easiest of treks that introduces the traveller to the remote, hilly cultures of Himachal Pradesh. The landscape through the trek varies from the alpine forests at the start of the trek to the alpine meadows. The scenic beauty of the Kullu valley and the mountain peaks that dot that horizon is a treat for the nature lover throughout the journey. The region is also known as the Valley of Gods. Legend has that Jamlu (the presiding deity at Malana), opened a basket containing the gods of Kullu at the Chandrakhani Pass and the strong winds blew the gods to their present abodes.

This Itinerary is covered by Train/Road. Trip Commences Delhi. Train Delhi-Chandigarh-Delhi, Surface (Motor) by air con chauffeured vehicle walk, pack mules, porters with travel guide. Note: International flight to/from Delhi and accommodation in Delhi (if desired), will be extra OPERATING MONTHS:

MID JUNE TO EARLY OCTOBER

NUMBER OF DAYS:

6N/7 DYS

COST: ON TWIN SHARE 1070

USD

ACCOMODATION:

PER PERS

MIN GRP : 18 PERS

JUNGLE/DOME TENTSAND FOREST GUEST HOUSE

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McLEODGANJ’s TIBETAN AND HINDU CULTURE AND ADVENTURE TRIP CODE: 093/ADV/HIMAL The hillside town of Dharamshala, stretches along a spur of the Dhaula dhar mountain range amidst magnificent deodar, conifer and pine forests, tea gardens and mist-soaked hills. Since 1960, when it became the temporary headquarters of the Dalai Lama, it has been attracting seekers of spiritual enlightenment from all over the world. The headquarters of the Kangra district, Dharamshala is divided into two distinct parts - Lower Dharamshala, and Upper Dharamshala with places like Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj, which are names that bear witness to the history of the area. The place is an excellent base for walks and treks into the Dhaula dhar range. The tea species in McLeod Ganj has great political significance amongst the Tibetan Community as it is the harbinger of the tea found in China today and it is said that where this tea grows, Enlightenment of the Buddha follows. Visit to Institute of Tibetan Medicine and Astrological Centre The Tibetan medical system is one of the world's oldest known medical traditions. It is an integral part of Tibetan culture and has been developed through many centuries. We believe that the origin of the Tibetan medical tradition is as old as civilization itself. 1600hrs Visit to Library of Tibetan Works and Archives Day trek to Bhagsunag fall, Mcleodganj to Dharamkot is a 2kms jeepable road. Dharamkot is a small village inhabited by local people of Gaddi tribe. Dharamkot to Galu Devi (Hindu deity) is a 2 kms walk through the forest. Galu Devi is an enroute resting place for the trekkers bound to Triund or Inderhara pass. Another 2 kms descent from here brings us to Bhagsu Nag village enroute passing through two small villages. One can also visit a small waterfall nearby. Bhagsu to Mcleodganj is another 1.5 kms level walk.

This Itinerary is covered by Train/Road. Trip Commences Delhi. Train Delhi-Pathankot, Air Dharamshala-Delhi, Surface (Motor) by air con chauffeured vehicle with travel guide. Note: International flight to/from Delhi and accommodation in Delhi (if desired), will be extra OPERATING MONTHS:

MID JUNE TO EARLY OCTOBER

NUMBER OF DAYS:

5 N/6 DYS

COST: ON TWIN SHARE 780

USD

PER PERS

MIN GRP : 18 PERS

ACCOMODATION: 3* HOTELS

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LADAKH HIMALAYA- STALKING THE STALKER-SPOTTING THE SNOW LEOPARD TRIP CODE: 032/ADV/HIMAL In the cold winter months of Ladakh, we provide you the unique and rare opportunity of spotting the elusive and endangered Snow Leopard. With its team of best highly experienced Snow Leopard trackers we will take you into one of the best habitats in the Hemis high altitude National Park. Some of the birds that you may come across while on the trek are the Himalayan Golden Eagle, the Lammergeyer, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Himalayan Griffon vulture and Himalayan Snow cock, Tibetan Partridge, Chukar Partridge, White Winged Redstart, Robin Accentor, White Breasted Dipper, Brown Dipper. While on the trek you will also have the opportunity to experience Home Stays and in tents, in the prime habitat. Other wildlife that you will see includes the Blue Sheep, Ladakh Urial and the Tibetan Argali . " Dear Inder Jit The trek was excellent in more ways than one and we all found it a most memorable experience. The high mountain journey over the Rohtang of course was an adventure unto its own! Your team and camp cook Sundar kept the TigerPaws pennant flying high". “Simon Studhome Wilson” -UK This Itinerary is covered by Air/Road/Foot Trek supported by pack ponies. Trip Commences Delhi. Flts Delhi–Leh-Delhi. Surface (Motor) by air con chauffeured vehicle with travel guide. Note: International flight to/from Delhi will be extra

OPERATING MONTHS:

FEB & MARCH

NUMBER OF DAYS:

13 N/14 DYS

COST: ON TWIN SHARE 3850

USD

PER PERS

MIN GRP : 8 PERS

ACCOMODATION: TENTED CAMPS & LODGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS & BOOKING SUBMIT FORM VIA www.tigerpawadventures.com


FUTURE CEO's CHALLENGE- LADAKH HIMALAYA-WALKING THE CHADARTHE ICE WALK ON THE FROZEN ZANSKAR TRIP CODE: 033/PHL/CLT/HIMAL Walking on the frozen Zanskar river is an experience of a lifetime for adventure lovers. The traditional name "Chadar “ or “sheet” refers to the frozen pathway, which was the only way in and out for Zanskaris in winter, when all other routes are closed due to heavy snow. A trade route for centuries ,now the route is renowned for winter trekking among adventurers. Using trained local Zanskari porters and experienced guides, and we are able to see the least interfered with microcosms of Ladakh, and thus one of the last few surviving cultural satellites of Tibet. This geographical isolation together with the esoteric nature of Buddhism practiced here, has enabled its some ten thousand inhabitants to preserve and perpetuate their cultural identity. The Chadar trek allows you to penetrate this isolation and to examine some of the villages along the Zanskar river in the midst of winter. A visit to the ancient monastic establishments of Karsha and Zangla heightens one’s insight of what lies behind the Zanskar Mountains, or the Inner Himalaya. Chilling and Lingshed are the only sizeable villages on this trek until Hanamur and Pidmo before Pishu and Zangla in Zanskar. The trek is a challenge for not just natives but for outsiders as well. TigerPaws uses its expertise to make the experience possible for the city slicker as a challenge for CEO’s and others who may be interested in testing themselves in multiple ways. " Dear Inder Jit The trek was excellent in more ways than one and we all found it a most memorable experience. The high mountain journey over the Rohtang of course was an adventure unto its own! Your team and camp cook Sundar kept the TigerPaws pennant flying high" “Simon Studhome Wilson” –UK This Itinerary is covered by Air/Road/Foot Trek supported by pack ponies. Trip Commences Delhi. Flts Delhi–Leh-Delhi. Surface (Motor) by air con chauffeured vehicle with travel guide. Note: International flight to/from Delhi will be extra OPERATING MONTHS:

JANUARY & FEBRUARY.

NUMBER OF DAYS:

13 N/14 DYS

COST: ON TWIN SHARE 3995

USD

ACCOMODATION:

PER PERS

MIN GRP : 8 PERS

TENTED CAMPS & LODGE

FOR FURTHER DETAILS & BOOKING SUBMIT FORM VIA WWW.TIGERPAWADVENTURES.COM


TIGERPAWS ROLE IN CONSERVATION AND THE PRESERVATION OF NATURE Pavan Guru , Pani Pita, Mata Dharth Mahat “The Air is my Guru,The Water, my father, The Earth My mother.Quoted from the Sikh Holy Book, the Granth Sahib TigerPaw Adventures as a company is unique in many ways. One of its hallmarks is its commitment to the preservation of the great outdoors, which has been integral to the company’s operations as a pioneering adventure company. This commitment to the preservation of nature has been enshrined in the charter Articles & Memorandum of Association of the Company, unlike others where this commitment is secondary to the Articles & Memorandum and not an afterthought! Infact, operating adventures in unique habitats, ensured that the company’s very raison detre was at a critical level, the preservation of nature. It was this that led to the Environmental Fellowship in 1994 and the BCN (Bio Diversity Convservation Award) in 1995 (details on our website). Since then, such innovative programs as retraining where poachers became wildlife or angling guides, school education programs teaching children about rural health, entymology, herpetology and similar programs have been planned, developed and delivered in different locations. Currently one of the company’s focus areas is the establishment of “ Bio Diversity Earth Stations “, in fragile eco system hotspots in India and also to consult in other territories. Subsequent to the grants awarded in the mid 90’s the company has self funded entirely these conservation, reforestation and sustainability planning and education initiatives, completely on its own. In July 2014 the Managing Director, IJ Singh worked with the Indian Institute of Directors during a convention on CSR & Sustainability, to bring important persepctives from his own experience to the subject of “Environmental Sustainability Through Green Growth Solutions”. This has resulted in an array of new initiatives designated to be pursued over the coming years, including offering expertise to big industrial houses in mega projects such as hydel dams and such and who are unaware or otherwise unprepared to ensure such features as fish ladders, or the preservation of riverine ecology when planning inter linking of rivers and other hugely impactful initiatives. During the course of the coming year, we will be offering patrons, the opportunity to visit unique conservation projects in different parts of the world. Please enquire about these. IJ Singh has also published and released a travel book which also includes sections on ecological impact in Himalayan zones by tourists and pilgrims and methodologies to address this. See the linked site www.nobodaboda.com


CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS Refunds or cancellations made by us in the event of force majeure; and compelling situations o f natural disaster, travel safety, unrest o f any kind or changes in Government policies, beyond our control, will entail a refund by TIGER PAWS, less actual already incurred upto the time cancellation notice is received and which element would have to be borne by the client(s) All cancellation requests from PAX, must be received by us in WRITING, and confirmed NOTED by us as such. Cancellation Fees apply as indicated, depending on the time when your written request is received and noted by us. Cancellations received before Departure Upto 120 days 119 - 90 days 89 - 60 days 59 days or less

Cancellation Fee 25% of Tour cost (invoiced amount) 3 5% of Tour cost (invoiced amount) 5 0% of Tour costs (invoiced amount) NO refund

REFUNDS FOR UNUSED PORTIONS OF TRIP If a cancellation occurs while a trip is in progress availed during the trip

NO refund is admissible;

NOR can any refund be given for any services not

IMPORTANT NOTE ON CANCELLATIONS: At certain heavily visited periods of the high season relating to a one time annual or other event and/ or when visiting an area of very limited accommodation, no refunds may be at all possible. Your particular trip conditions indicated with our quote for your custom trip, will so stipulate if this is the case. CANCELLATION AND INTERRUPTION INSURANCE… We advise all PAX to take an Insurance cover from a r ecognised agency contact us

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ACCEPTANCE: Receipt of your deposit for booking the Tour, and our confirmation of allocation of space, will be considered, as an acceptance by you of the above Terms and Conditions RELEASE & ASSUMPTION OF RISK & LIABILITY BY PARTICIPANT While TIGER PAW ADVENTURES (I) Pvt Ltd NEW DELHI INDIA. endeavors to take - as its past record well testifies, - the most prudent possible safety measures; there may be situations in some areas, and on some occasions, where services as are being provided by the Company, or its subagents, of some risks being still involved due to a laxity of safety measures and procedures, or lack of safe public infrastructure or non observance of complete range of security considerations, poor health and sanitation, or any other conditions. For this reason, we require that every PAX signs the Company’s BOOKING FORM & RELEASE OF RISK AND ASSUMPTION OF LIABILITY, as reproduced below , prior to commencing the trip. BOOKING FORM & RELEASE OF RISK AND ASSUMPTION OF LIABILITY BY PARTICIPANT/S TIGER PAW ADVENTURES (I) Pvt Ltd. releases itself, its representatives, its agents, associates and any of its suppliers, sub contractors etc of any RISK and RESPONSIBILITY arising out of any situation, whatsoever, unless it be due

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Food Extra special attention is always paid to your food, to see that it is hygienically prepared and is palatable for our Western clientele. Alcohol and wines are not available in remote areas and you may wish to carry your stocks. The state of Gujarat is a dry state. Baggage-AIR Checked Baggage per PAX; max wt 44 pounds is permitted by Airlines normally. Please note that on some of the Internal Flts, the Airlines do NOT carry more than 15kg baggage per PAX. You may have to pay for extra baggage. Please check your tickets. Photography: Although people are friendly otherwise, some do NOT like to have their pictures taken. Please ask our guides BEFORE you start taking pictures. In case he/she advises, NOT to, please accept the same without asking for explanations. This advice will vary on a case-by-case basis; and may have to be changed suddenly! VISAS and RESTRICTED ENTRY PERMITS All visitors to INDIA must obtain a VISA which should be applied for, for a general tour like DELHI, ORISSA and other tourist places. A scanned copy of the Passport and Visa should be E-Mailed to us, as soon as the Visa is obtained. DEPOSITS & SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS To secure your reservation, in view of the limited infrastructure (or shortage on account of season) in the areas we will be visiting, as also the time now available, you are requested to forward the initial deposit of total 25% of tour cost (Invoiced Amount) WITH YOUR BOOKING, and which will be adjusted to your credit and be sent to us PER BANK/CARD TERMS SUPPLIED WITH OUR QUOTE. COSTS: The detailed Itinerary will indicate inclusions and ixclusions in trip costs. BALANCE PAYMENTS: The entire remainder of Tour cost/invoiced value should be received no later than 58 days prior to tour commencement. (See below). PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

All payments are to be sent to – Bank of Nova Scotia 13551 -102nd Ave, King George Highway, Surrey, BC CANADA V3T 4W8 Attn Gurjit Gill For the credit of TIGERPAW INDIA ADVENTURES LTD Fax:+1 6045861329 SWIFT: # : NOSCCATT ABA # is 026002532 ACCOUNT # 311200045918 (US Funds) # 60780140716 (Other currencies) ACCOUNT HOLDER’S ADDRESS - INDER JIT SINGH Mail address: PO Box 217, Cobble Hill, BC, V0R1L0 Registered address: #205 15168-19 Ave. Surrey, BC, Canada V4A 0A5


CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS Refunds or cancellations made by us in the event of force majeure; and compelling situations of natural disaster, travel safety, unrest of any kind or changes in Government policies, beyond our control, will entail a refund by TIGER PAWS, less actual already incurred upto the time cancellation notice is received and which element would have to be borne by the client(s) All cancellation requests from PAX, must be received by us in WRITING, and confirmed NOTED by us as such. Cancellation Fees apply as indicated, depending on the time when your written request is received and noted by us. Cancellations received before Departure Upto 120 days 119-90 days 89-60 days 59 days or less

Cancellation Fee 10% of Tour cost (invoiced amount) 25% of Tour cost (invoiced amount) 50% of Tour costs (invoiced amount) NO refund

REFUNDS FOR UNUSED PORTIONS OF TRIP If a cancellation occurs while a trip is in progress NO refund is admissible; NOR can any refund be given for any services not availed during the trip IMPORTANT NOTE ON CANCELLATIONS: At certain heavily visited periods of the high season relating to a one time annual or other event and/ or when visiting an area of very limited accommodation, no refunds may be at all possible. Your particular trip conditions indicated with our quote for your custom trip, will so stipulate if this is the case. CANCELLATION AND INTERRUPTION INSURANCE… We advise all PAX to take an Insurance cover from a recognised agency. If help is required from TIGER PAWS, please contact us ACCEPTANCE: Receipt of your deposit for booking the Tour, and our confirmation of allocation of space, will be considered, as an acceptance by you of the above Terms and Conditions RELEASE & ASSUMPTION OF RISK & LIABILITY BY PARTICIPANT While TIGER PAW ADVENTURES (I) Pvt Ltd NEW DELHI INDIA. endeavors to take-as its past record well testifies, - the most prudent possible safety measures; there may be situations in some areas, and on some occasions, where services as are being provided by the Company, or its subagents, of some risks being still involved due to a laxity of safety measures and procedures, or lack of safe public infrastructure or non observance of complete range of security considerations, poor health and sanitation, or any other conditions. For this reason, we require that every PAX signs the Company’s BOOKING FORM & RELEASE OF RISK AND ASSUMPTION OF LIABILITY, as reproduced below, prior to commencing the trip.


BOOKING FORM & RELEASE OF RISK AND ASSUMPTION OF LIABILITY BY PARTICIPANT/S TIGER PAW ADVENTURES (I) Pvt Ltd. releases itself, its representatives, its agents, associates and any of its suppliers, sub contractors etc of any RISK and RESPONSIBILITY arising out of any situation, whatsoever, unless it be due gross negligence; while providing travel services, as tour operators, to any of its clients, coming in individually or as a Group, and who agree to solicit its services for any purposes of travel/outdoor training, in India or elsewhere. While TIGER PAW ADVENTURES (I) Pvt Ltd. endeavors to take - as its past record well testifies, - the most prudent possible safety measures; there may be situations in some areas, and on some occasions, where services are being provided by the Company, of some risks being still involved due to a laxity of safety measures and procedures, or lack of safe public infrastructure or non observance of complete range of security considerations, poor health and sanitation, or any other conditions. The onus of carrying all RISKS and ASSUMPTION of LIABILITY, in any situation, rests solely and entirely with the participants, subscribing to undertake any adventure, travel or tour related services through TIGER PAW ADVENTURES (I) Pvt Ltd, New Delhi India. Directly, or through any of its associates, agents or suppliers in India or elsewhere. This RELEASE OF RISK AND ASSUMPTION OF LIABILITY undertaking has been read, understood and acknowledged by me/us, as such, before signing the same. Further, my/our consent is hereby GIVEN_______ / NOT GIVEN_______ for any medication or medical aid being rendered, in any Emergency. I am / covered by an Insurance Policy, during this tour; details of which can be provided, if required. MY/OUR BLOOD GROUP IS AS BELOW: Use one form per participant Name: __________________________________________ Blood Group :________ Participant (name) has allergic reactions to following: PENICILLIN: Yes__ No__ OTHER SUBSTANCE: MEDICAL EMERGENCY AND CONTACTS I / We confirm that I / we have adequate and appropriate Insurance for undertaking this trip. In case of a medical emergency my / our insurance underwriter may be contacted on the following 24X7 International numbers, with the following policy reference: Name of Underwriter: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Policy reference: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Phone Number: ………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Email Address: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. In case of other emergencies while I / we are traveling abroad the following person/persons may be contacted at…..


Name: …………………………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Phone Number: ………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Email Address: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Postal Address: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. LEGAL: I hereby agree that in the unlikely event of any legal dispute with the tour provider M/s Tiger Paw Adventures India P Ltd or its representatives, the territory of jurisdiction for these or arbitration shall be the Union of India, and courts of the State of Delhi, New Delhi, India. Signed by ............................................. as Individual/Group Leader (Name......................................................……) Date...………………..….… Nationality ………………………………… Passport No................................ Expiry Date:................. Indian Visa: no…………………………………………………………………………………..……………………………………………………………………………………………. Place and date of issue…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Address.................................................................................................................................................................... Tele /Fax/ E Mail...................................................................................................................................................... Tiger Paw Adventures (I) Pvt Ltd Mob: +91-9810128999 | 8860128999 | 9871746812 Land (Studio-Dir.No Voice) 91-11-46568080 Admin: Travel: 91-11-65655355/26493291 (10 AM-5 PM IST MON-FRI) 4A, Ground Floor, Shahpur Jat, NEW DELHI 110049. INDIA Skype Panthera72 Website: www.tigerpawadventures.com Email: info@tigerpawadventures.com, tigerpawsindia@gmail.com CANADA Registered and Mailing address: REGD office #205-15168-19, Ave, Surrey V4A 0A5 Mail: PO Box 217, Cobble Hill, BC, V0R 1L0, North America Tel: +1-5614593493

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