Mountains & Mystics

This tour is operated by
Mountains & Mystics - Intrepid Travel
Mountains & Mystics - Intrepid Travel
12 reviews
New Delhi
+7 Destinations
Northern India
New Delhi


  • India's bustling capital of New Dehli
  • See the Himilayas from Shimla
  • A night in a traditional Overnight Sleeper Train
  • Rikishesh, 'Yoga Capital of the World'
Age range
15 to 70 year olds
Hotel, Camping, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Local Transport, Private Vehicle
Start and end in New Delhi! With the in-depth cultural tour Mountains & Mystics, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 7 other destinations in India. Mountains & Mystics is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

12 Reviews

Rather Poor
Write a review
  • JK
    Written on April 24, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Mountains & Mystics is a fantastic trip going to places many other trips don't go to India. It covers some major and smaller cities and beautiful hill stations. It has a good blend of local transportation and private transport. I personally loved our short stay in Mandi as it seemed we were the only travellers in town, and also Amritsar - The Golden Temple and the Border Ceremony. Shyam, our Leader, was amazing - preempting our every move as well as being engaging, knowledgeable and funny - the perfect Leader
    Show detailed ratings

  • LP
    Written on April 22, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was my first trip to India, and I was fairly nervous despite being a regular traveler - I just didn't know what to expect. I landed in Delhi alone, a solo female traveller, and I was overwhelmed by the people and traffic. But as soon as I joined my group, all of my anxieties disappeared and I began to be captivated by a country and people for the next two weeks that will leave me longing to go back again and again. Our trip leader was all class - an incredible ambassador for his country and company. And the trip itself was an extraordinary experience up in the far north of India, where we say scenery that was totally unexpected - alpine vistas and winding mountain roads - it blew my mind. The food was next-level delicious. Every person I met along the way was friendly, warm and generous - and everyone wants you to fall in love with India, so they really go out of your way to make sure you experience the best hospitality and generosity. I would, and have, recommended this trip to my friends and family, and a couple have already booked to visit next year!
    Show detailed ratings

  • Mountains & Mystics reviewer 3
    Written on April 24, 2015
    4.0 - Good

    I enjoyed this tour my fifth time back to India. Very different from other parts of India quite picturesque. We had a great group, we all hit it off from the start so that always makes a difference. The accommodation was good but some hotels were a bit dowdy, no hot water and slow or no WiFi, having said that it was not generally the rule But overall it was a good trip and I would certainly recommend it. Cindy (Australia)
    Show detailed ratings

  • Mountains & Mystics reviewer 4
    Written on December 28, 2014
    4.0 - Good

    Wonderful two weeks in Northern India. Saw so much stuff and it was very exciting.
    Show detailed ratings

  • A
    Written on December 5, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great trip; suggest you review your hotels since some were very dirty. Khajjiar was very nice though. Sometimes using women to locate new hotels would be better since they notice things like ambience and cleanliness, perhaps more than men!

  • A
    Written on October 29, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had a most awesome time on my trip!!! Even weeks after my return home i recall & tell stories of the wonderful adventures through India.

  • A
    Written on October 28, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Incredible, amazing India. The highlight of my world travel to date.

  • A
    Written on October 25, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    A great trip, trip notes very accurate, highly recommend this one, another great intrepid adventure.

  • A
    Written on June 7, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    A very enjoyable trip, with a great guide.

  • A
    Written on April 13, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Superb trip !! not a holiday but most enjoyable with the expertize @ company of Monty a mine of information.


Download PDF Brochure
  • Introduction
  • Expand all
  • Day 1: Delhi
  • Day 2: Delhi
  • Day 3: Shimla
  • Day 4: Shimla
  • Day 5: Mandi
  • Day 6: Dharamsala (McLeod Ganj)
  • Day 7: Dharamsala (McLeod Ganj)
  • Day 8: Amritsar
  • Day 9: Amritsar - Overnight train
  • Day 10: Rishikesh
  • Day 11: Rishikesh - River Ganges
  • Day 12: Delhi
  • Day 13: Delhi

What's included

Expand all
  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Flights

  • Insurance

Download PDF Brochure

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • May 1, 2017

    Is this tour recommended for 60 and over?

    The age range for this tour is 15 to 70-year-olds, so 60 to 70 is absolutely fine.

  • January 1, 2016

    What is the minimum age limit for this tour?

    The minimum age limit for this tour is 15 years of age.

Ask a question

Guides who have led this tour

Who's going

AppStoreGoogle Play

37 travellers met using the Meet App before going on their Intrepid Travel Mountains & Mystics tour.

    Start new meet

    What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Tom, 72 years old20th April 2017
      TourRadar responded quickly to my questions and had helpful information to give.



    Mountains & Mystics

    • Upcoming departures
    • October 2017
    • November 2017
    • March 2018
    • April 2018
    • May 2018
    • September 2018
    • October 2018
    • November 2018
    Show more departures

    Monthly price comparison

    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go



    Plugs & Adapters



    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Recommended for India. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for India. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
    Recommended for India. Ideally 1 month before travel.


    Start and end in New Delhi.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 56 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 13 December 2017 the full payment of $980 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $980 for Mountains & Mystics, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express


    Covering a total distance of approx 1,048 km.
    • New Delhi (India)
    • 273 km
    • Shimla (India)
    • 73 km
    • Mandi (India)
    • 81 km
    • Dharamsala (India)
    • 48 km
    • Dalhousie (India)
    • 7 km
    • Khajjiar (India)
    • 7 km
    • Chamba Valley (India)
    • 157 km
    • Amritsar (India)
    • 403 km
    • New Delhi (India)

    Why book with TourRadar

    Best Price Guarantee
    If you book with TourRadar and within 24 hours you find a better price than $980 for the same tour, TourRadar will pay you the difference
    Safely book online
    All your details are safely protected by a secure connection
    3,865 tours in Asia
    covered by 136 different operators in Asia
    No Cancellation Fee
    TourRadar does not charge any additional cancellation fees. You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior to the departure date.
    37 travellers have already met
    before they left for Mountains & Mystics tour
    Download TourRadar Meet App
    4 Genuine Reviews
    All reviews are verified from travellers who went on Mountains & Mystics

    Trip Details

    • Last modified (date)

    • Validity

    • Introduction

    • Style

    • Themes

    • Physical Rating

    • Joining point

    • Joining point description

    • Joining point instructions

    • Finish point

    • Finish point description

    • Finish point instructions

    • Safety

    • Communications

    • Visas

    • Why we love it

    • Is this trip right for you

    • Health

    • Food and dietary requirements

    • Money matters

    • What to take

    • Climate and seasonal

    • A couple of rules

    • Emergency contact

    • Responsible travel

    • Travel insurance

    • Your fellow travellers

    • Itinerary disclaimer