1. OUR STANCE ON TRAVEL ...
Our team at 'AQ' will help you do
the same. We work on developing
your interest in explorations,
adventure sports, expedition
travel and the great wild outdoors.
We help you identify the knowmad
genes in you! Knowmad means a
nomad thirsty for knowledge, a
traveller who seeks out details of
the culture, history, the land and
its people. Our young organisation
consists of innovative and
passionate people who have
completely abandoned the urban
life and surrendered to the call of
the wild. Everyone here has only
one job, to explore the veiled parts
of the world and show you the
same. We are here to help you
make the best of your break if you
are willing to abandon the
luxuries of air-conditioned room
and take on the chills of
Y ou may be a seasoned
traveller or may have
travelled little. How many miles
have been clocked hardly matters.
What does is, how well you
understand travel, how well you
know the regions you claim to
have visited. How well can you
experience the places, when you
visit 10 in 10 days? 'Sight-seeing' is
one thing and discovering
another. Travelling with a sense of
adventure and discovery is about
exchanging ideas, beliefs and
aspirations. So start discovering
the world around and leave the
conventional way for the meek
hearted. Lot of time in our lives is
dedicated towards developing our
IQ. Its time you start working
towards a great AQ i.e. Adventure
2. RIVER EXPEDITIONS:
We run rafting and kayaking expeditions on
India's mightiest rivers like Ganga,
Alaknanda, Bhagirathi, Sutlej, Zanskar and
WE OFFER ...
many more. We run all the major rivers in
Bhutan. Rafting and kayaking trips can vary
from weekend introductions to full scale,
multi day expeditions.
ACTIVE MOUNTAIN TRIPS:
To experience the highlands, one needs to
immerse oneself in the serenity of mountains.
We offer the following active adventures to
help you do just the same…
TREK: We offer treks across the Garhwal,
Kumaon, Himachal, Ladakh, Sikkim,
Arunachal and Bhutan Himalaya. Treks range
from gentle hikes over a couple of days to
month long trekking expeditions like Chadar
trek in Zanskar or Snowman in Bhutan. We
offer an exhaustive choice of treks to suit all
ages and preferences across our featured
trips and customizable options.
CLIMB: For the truly daring, we offer gravity
defying climbing expeditions across the
Indian Himalaya. Climbs range from
introductory peaks like Friendship, Ladakhi,
and Shitidhar in Himachal, Stok Kangri in
Ladakh to technical expeditions that require
training and expertise.
PARAGLIDING: We run paragliding courses
based at our adventure lodge at Solang Valley.
Expert instructors coach in solo and tandem
gliding. Courses are divided in basic,
intermediate and advanced modules spread
over a week each.
3. SKI / SNOWBOARD: We run ski
and snowboard focussed trips to
Solang Valley in Himachal
Pradesh. For beginners we offer
courses in Basic and Advanced
Skiing. For experts we kit out all
the equipment and expert
guides. Solang boasts a ski lift
and a ski run in excess of 3.5 km.
ACTIVE OVERLANDING - 4 WD /
BIKING / MOTOR BIKING: We offer overlanding / safari options
across the Indian Himalaya, the North East and Bhutan. These
trips run with full back up of a service vehicle carrying ration,
camping equipment, support staff and spares. These expeditions
have the capabilities of going truly off road into the heart of the
mountains. The Manali –Leh trip, Ladakh Lakes, Lahaul-Spiti
Safari, Bhutan's Wild East are some of the classics.
CULTURAL IMMERSIONS: For the intrepid traveller we offer trips
focussed on culture and folklore of the lands being visited which
are an eye opener and may even shock the rookie traveller who
experiences wild beliefs and overwhelmingly beautiful traditions
for the first time.
WILD ENCOUNTERS: We offer some of the very offbeat wildlife
experiences spanning GHNP, Hemis National Park etc. We offer an
authentic experience to spot snow leopards and Tibetan wolves
for those who can brave sub zero temperatures and bone chilling
ACTIVE LODGE: We run an all season active / adventure / ski lodge
in Solang Valley which serves as the base to a number of famed
treks like Beas Kund, Bhrigu Lake etc. and some great
introductory peaks. In winter it transforms into a ski lodge right
at the foot of the ski slopes.
A different breed of traveller…
AQ's travellers crave the road less travelled -
seeking real adventure and authentic
DIFFERENT BECAUSE ...
experiences. They choose to abandon the
cliché and are ready to get to the back of the
The SMALLEST group adventures…
At AQ we take size seriously, as our travel
philosophy demands very small groups.
Our maximum number is the lowest
around, between only 12 to 15 travellers,
and our average is usually even smaller at
10. You are sure to enjoy a small, intimate
group that won't crowd your experience.
Not just a way to get from A to B…
At AQ we believe the old adage that ‘getting
there is half the fun’. We travel at a leisurely
pace giving you the chance to soak in the
smells, sights and sounds. Depending upon
the adventure you choose, you could find
yourself exploring remote lands in a 4WD,
biking and hiking your way across
wilderness or riding the bus with the locals.
We look at transportation as a part of
experience and not just a way to get from A
5. FOOD ACCOMODATION
An integral part of the Not just a place to lay your
Sampling the local cuisine is a BIG Our accommodation is designed
part of the travelling experience. to be an integral part of the
We realize that everyone is experience and capture the
different and when it comes to essence of the local area. We
food there are varying degrees of offer a variety of trip styles and
AQ! Our trips include most of the accordingly you may spend the
meals but we really want you to night camping at altitudes, at a
sample local cuisines. On treks safari cottage, at a charming
and expeditions we include all lodge or even in a warm
meals. Our meals are always fresh, homestay.
hearty and wholesome.
We let the locals show you their land…
We pride ourselves on our relationships with the locals of the lands we
visit. Our trek and expedition leaders come from the destinations you
are visiting. So you travel with the people who call your destination
Preserving nature for future generations…
AQ defines sustainable travel as tourism that has minimal impact on the
environment, respects local people and cultures, offers economic
benefits to local businesses and communities, provides a memorable
experience for travellers and protects destinations for future
We run an adventure travel store offering adventure / outdoor
equipment, travel and adventure related books and media and our vast
array of adventure travel options. We are well equipped to operate
adventures, expeditions, from Himalaya in the north to rainforests of
the North-East. We also have an amazing array of adventures lined up
for Nepal. In Bhutan we have our own subsidiary having its own office in
We run fixed departures and customized adventures according to your
interests and preferences. So whether you want to trek in the
wilderness, raft the mighty rivers, take a trans-Himalayan overlanding,
camp in remote places, cycle up the jagged mountains or go biking, we
can execute the best.
6. BENEVOLENCE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE:
We are fully committed towards environment and wildlife
conservation. We may be small to talk about it, but that doesn’t
stop us from dreaming of an organisation dedicated to the cause.
Currently we are in the process of building a team of like minded
individuals to work together full-heartedly. Who knows how soon
it will take shape. Instead of thinking in isolation of disappearing
forests, threatened wildlife, increasing concrete all around, let’s
come together and try to put our words, thoughts to some action.
If you have better ideas, you are welcome to get in touch.
Remember all big things are born out of dreams.
7. AQ ADVENTURE TRAVEL STORE
Travel Books ¦ Outdoor Gear ¦ Adventure Travel
124, Second Floor, Raghuleela Mega Mall,
Behind Poisar Bus Depot, Poisar,
Kandivali West, Mumbai – 400 067
Telefax: (+91) 22 2863 4701
Mobile: (+91) 99755 95121 / 97666 49387 / 97666 49384 / 98231 76473
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