It was in 2016, I with one of my friends went to Spiti valley for the first time with La Himalaya. It was an amazing experience; I then went to the same valley thrice with La Himalaya expedition. They are not just a tour operator, they are the best host in Himachal.
Special thanks to Mr. Puneet Sharma for his care and support throughout our tour and exploring Spiti valley is like dream come true. Lavish dinners with a huge variety of food. Much more to say but just one line from my side, want to explore the Himalayas?
If yes, go with La Himalaya.
Mr Iqbal Grover
“La Himalaya makes the Himalayas better”
Myself and my wife Manjusha, have been doing road trips, for the last 15+ years. We were initially hesitant to do an organized, group road trip, on the first hand. But winters and Himalayas made us take the decision of using an expert guidance. Referred by a friend, we opted to do the winter drive, with La Himalaya. What must I say? I have never seen some one manage something, in such a professional way and that too with pure passion, rather than a business motive. Be it any of the 5 nights where we stayed, or any of the roadside meals that we had, it was all superb. I was really astonished with the way the other members of the group, became part of this trip . All were like minded, from all age groups and simply, one large family. The day was well planned, with enough drive and adventure and the nights were set in cozy, party atmosphere. From snacks that were served, to packed lunches, everything was well thought of. I didn’t take my kids along, cos they had exams. It was really a big miss for them.
Mr Abdul Riaz
“A Life Time Experience”
It was a pleasure being on the Spiti expedition which started on the 25th of Feb. I have been planning to do this with a friend for the past two years and has been on my bucket list for a while now. The pandemic just showed how unpredictable life can be. My friend messaged and within 2 days we agreed to go on this trip. Flew into CHG from BLR and the adventure started. A very well-organized trip by La Himalaya and great hosts. Excellent selection on places to eat, stay and drive. It was an adventure of a lifetime and Kunzum La was divine. Every hotel, homestay was perfect.
Mr Anil Padaki
“Excellent Hospitality – best self-drive expedition”
Amazing guys, they planned and executed the 10-day self-drive expedition so well. Even in the Covid time, they organized the expedition in the safest way. The stays, bonfire sessions, food, and company were perfect. There is always a lead and sweep vehicle and individual care is given to everyone. Puneet and Jeep Captain are just awesome. I will surely recommend La Himalaya for your holiday in the mountains and be assured that they will execute it perfectly!
Mr Aneesh V K
“A Vivid & Life Enhancing Experience without a Doubt”
Want to discover Himalayas this is one stop shop. Travel fearless with fearless people and enjoy it all. La Himalaya we are so grateful to you to bring us so close to the nature which was beyond our imagination. It’s was my 1st expedition with you but not the last. I will come back again with few more friends to discover the unimaginable.
Mr Gaurav Sharma
“Most memorable road trip”
This was my very first outdoor adventure trip where we were supposed to stay in different camp sites in the remotest and most beautiful areas of Himachal. The whole camping was taken care by La Himalayas from finding out the best camping sites to setting up the camps before we arrive to the destination and serving us the best quality food every day. Special mention to Puneet who was leading the La Himalayas team; he is such an efficient leader and organiser and takes personal care of everyone travelling with them. Not to forget he SINGS very well so next time whenever you are planning a trip to Himalayas go with La Himalayas and request Puneet to sing.
Ms Gargi Kapoor
“It’s Overwhelming, It’s a Life time Experience & It’s Absolutely Fantastic”
The best ever trip it beats Switzerland hands down. All the 9 nine nights / 10 days were awesome to say the least. moments we cannot forget and Spiti was on our bucket list and got the best team to help us visit it. It’s not a place to drive alone and to reach Kunzum pass was great.
When we reached Narkanda you did not know anybody but the last day they were like friend we knew for ages. Puneet ji, Walkie Talkie saying Rolling On ” was missed for quite a few days “
Ms Lata Iyer & Mr Sudhir Iyer
“A life time experience”
I absolutely loved the experience of going for a self snow drive to Spiti Valley. I don’t have a 4×4 car of my own, so I hitched a ride with the organizer of the snow drive Puneet Sharma in his car. It’s an amazing experience to share that kind of camaraderie with people from all across India. We were close to 50 people, travelling in a convoy of 15 cars. We all first got together in Narkanda (2 hours from Shimla), had a bonfire night and got to know the other travelers. Stayed at a huge meadow overnight within our tents, and then continued our journey ahead. These places of Himachal are not explored a lot by regular travelers, so don’t expect to stay in 3-4 star hotels, but one thing I loved about La Himalayas hospitality was how good the food was where ever we went. For half of the trip we had a food caterer truck that travelled with us
Overall I’ll give the team at La Himalaya a big thumbs up for initiating this unique travel expedition.
Mr Nakul S
“A wish come true”
This trip was initiated when my daughter asked me to show her snow! As we did not dare to travel out of the country and deciding the safest way to travel was in a car we decided to go to the Himalayas. We looked up and found La Himalaya. We took this trip after year of no travel, worried about how my kids 2 and 5 would take it with so much of driving. Right from the day we reached to the day we left Puneet had taken so much of care at every step and played a pivotal role in our experience. We celebrated our daughters bday on the trip and he went to such lengths to organise not one but two amazing cakes at a location where only one store would make Maggi. My daughters wish to see snow was fulfilled thanks to her prayers and the bday was celebrated well thanks to Puneet and the other wonderful co travelers who participated to make her day special
Special thanks to Puneet. Will definitely do more trips with La Himalaya.
Mr SRI MYNENI
“Life changing experience, Great Hospitality, Superb service, Cooperative team, Awesome memories.”
Best Experience of my life with team La Himalaya. Superb service and family like feeling. The quality of service and hospitality was amazing. I went there solo and returned with a family. Done a lot of adventure and everything was not just up to the mark but beyond my expectations. Hats off to La Himalaya team for working day-night for offering these services at such reasonable prices. You guys are a benchmark in this business. Missing all the fun and eagerly waiting for my next trip with them.
Try them and you will never regret for a single penny spent.
Mr Manav Goel
“Luxurious adventure in the himalayas”
“Luxurious adventure” – this is the way I’d like to describe my experience with La Himalaya. Although the trip was through treacherous terrain and with very few amenities in the harsh mountains, La Himalaya had everything planned very nicely. The accommodation was top notch, food was extremely delicious, and the organizers were incredibly careful about safety. They knew the area very well and know the locals. What I really loved about La Himalaya is that they do this with passion, and not as a business. We made a lot of great friends on the trip, and it would be a pleasure to be in touch with Puneet and his team for life. I highly recommend any trip with them.
Mr Ashish J
“Surreal Trip with unrealistic views!”
I was part of the Mar’22 Spiti snow drive and what a drive it was. Puneet was the elixir of this trip and knows exactly what and where the convoy had to go. From driving on the snow covered terrain to experiencing snow fall, from river crossing to snow bashing, from witnessing our first ice hockey game at the foothill of a snow capped mountain to having a detail discussion with a monk in Kee monestory, we had it all. I went with zero expectations considering the nature of the trip but returned with life time full of memories. What a trip it was. Take a bow La Himalaya, job well done!
Mr Nishant, Mumbai
“Life Changing Experience”
This was the first time I had travelled with La Himalaya Expeditions.The company specializes in Self-Drive expert-led Expeditions in Himachal Pradesh and are also planning for International expeditions in the years to come. Group numbers are small, accommodation comfortable and food excellent. Mr.Puneet Sharma who accompanied us was outstanding – passionate, informative, engaging and entertaining. I was accompanied by my Mom who is 60years Old and she had no issues as the itinerary was very well thought out, combining leisure time with activity and not-to-be-missed opportunities to be extremely adventureous and daring during difficult situations. The client is obviously at the heart of the itinerary planning, and attention to detail is second to none. The people i met were amazing and now we are all a family for life and planning more such expeditions. I would highly recommend this company to anyone wanting a fun, adventureous, crazy and an experience of life time with fine food – they will deliver!
Mr Kunj Joshi
“It is a once in a life time experience would recommend everyone to go on the drive with La Himalaya”
The best road trip of my life .A big shout out to Punnet bhai @La Himalaya.it was Surreal experience.Came across Wonderful landscape breathtaking views of snow clad mountains and rivers .A well organised and very well co-ordinated drive .Got the opportunity to meet and got to know people from the length and breath of our country .Memories and moments to cherish for life.Would be looking forward to do many more drives with La Himalaya.
Mr Naveen Wali, Bengaluru
“A Junkie for Snowy Adrenaline ”
Great sights, even greater adventures. From being inches away from tumbling off a snowy cliff, to magical bonfires at mystical valleys, La Himalaya expeditions really make you feel alive. The guys running the show are not only informative and thoughtful, but also vibrant and lively by nature.
During the day, you tend to build up the exhaustion from the thrilling drives on difficult snowy terrain (often with low visibility), but it all seeps through you during the night when there’s fun games and comradery.
If you love challenging yourself, making meaningful partnerships, living in the remotest indian villages in the Himachal, all under a watchful eye, there’s no better expedition leaders.
P.S : You might want to bring a friend (a helping hand) for your first (of many) trip you take with them.
Mr Aman Varma
“Great to be on the expedition.”
This was the first time I went for an expedition like this. It was a fab experience. Puneet was great, the overall experience was fantastic. I will surely repeat this at the next available opportunity.
It was a ‘snow drive’ in the truest sense! All the best La Himalaya!!
“Memories to cherish for lifetime”
Amazing snow drive for 3 continuous days in Chutkule and Spiti….well planned considering the harsh conditions.
Best part is that the groups are commoners without no hardcore off- roading experience.
Puneet goes out of the way to make everyone comfortable.
Mr Anjit Choudhury
“Excellent set of organizers to have an adventure with”
The team is wonderful – they are always striving for the best experience of those who take the trip with them. It’s not about checking a box but about a wholesome experience.
By the end of the everyone is a close friend and you carry the experiences for a lifetime
I had done the narkanda snow drive and even though I’ve been in the Himalayas multiple times, this was a unique experience filled with surprises and in spite of traveling solo never felt I was without a family!!
Mr Rohit Kaila , Bangalore
“Awesome experience ”
Had GREAT experience with La Himalaya on our Snow Mahautsav 2022 Drive !! Well planned arrangements, superb execution and very supportive staff !!!
“wonderful snow drive trip”
La Himalaya organised a wonderful snow drive trip for us on Jan 2022 to Sangla & Chitkul. Excellent service, places to stay and complete support throughout the self drive trip.
Thanks to Puneet Sharma and Tanba from La Himalaya for being so supportive and helpful in the trip. Recommend this trip to people who like hard core adventure.
Mr Heman Sabharwal
“Incredible Himachal – Seeing is Believing.”
Was there on 23rd to 25th Jan 2022 with a group. Excellent hospitality, warm beds, good food and guidance for driving in snow by Puneet.
No other place could have given you such comforts where temperatures were below -15 degrees C. The max temperature during our stay was -1 degrees C.
Mr Suman Ghosh
It was a life time experience for me and my family.
These guys are professional and caters to all your needs .
Driving on snow was the best part , we had all the caution from puneet ji of do’s and don’t .
More than I expected.
La Himalaya: Pinnacle of excellence in adventure travel
I recently had the privilege of embarking on a truly remarkable adventure with La Himalaya through the Trans Himalayan Drive, and I must say it exceeded all my expectations. From start to finish, the impeccable organization, superlative drives, and extraordinary hospitality made it an experience like no other. Led by the exceptional Puneet Sharma and the ever so witty Vineet Mahajan, this expedition curated an out-of-this-world journey through the majestic Himalayas.
La Himalaya’s attention to detail and flawless organization were evident from the moment we embarked on this thrilling escapade. Every aspect of the trip was meticulously planned and executed, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable experience. From the pre-trip communication to the on-ground arrangements, everything was executed with precision and professionalism.
The drives themselves were nothing short of extraordinary. With each passing mile, we were greeted with breathtaking vistas, winding high mountain roads, and the sheer grandeur of the Himalayan landscapes. The routes were carefully chosen to showcase the diversity and magnificence of the region, taking us through picturesque valleys, quaint villages, and remote mountain passes that left us in awe of nature’s wonders. The expertise and skill of the lead driver Puneet ensured a safe and exhilarating journey, allowing us to drive to our hearts content and at the same time fully immerse ourselves in the beauty of the surroundings. The sweep car at the end of the convoy ensured the group’s safety. The organisers were always available but never intrusive.
However, what truly set the Trans Himalayan Drive apart was the warmth and hospitality extended by the entire La Himalaya team. Their passion for creating unforgettable experiences was infectious, and their dedication to ensuring our comfort and enjoyment was commendable. Their knowledge of the region, coupled with their friendly and approachable demeanor, made them not just tour guides, but trusted companions throughout the journey.
The attention to detail extended beyond the drives themselves, as we were treated to remarkable accommodations and delectable local cuisine. The team went above and beyond to cater to our preferences and dietary needs, ensuring that every aspect of our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. Their genuine care and personal touch made us feel like honored guests, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere throughout the trip.
In conclusion, La Himalaya’s Trans Himalayan Drive was a truly transcendental experience. The impeccable organization, superlative drives, and extraordinary hospitality made it an adventure of a lifetime. Puneet Sharma, Vineet Mahajan, and their exceptional team curated an out-of-this-world journey, leaving us with memories that will be cherished forever. If you’re seeking an unforgettable expedition through the Himalayas, La Himalaya is undoubtedly the pinnacle of excellence in the realm of adventure travel.
Senior Advocate, Supreme Court Of India.
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