Booking a Single Room
All of our group tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation.
Please refer to the tour notes where the single room option availability is detailed on a night by night basis for this tour, and the price for the available nights is detailed on the dates & prices tab by departure date.
For Self-Guided trips the Single Room supplement offers the option of a single room each and is charged per person. The Single Room supplement also applies to the third person in a party of three that will be accommodated in a single room.
With its rapidly expanding economy, accommodation choices in India are expanding. Whatever the level, from basic guesthouse to high end city centre hotel, you should always be prepared for standards to be different than in the West. Plumbing and electricity supplies can be somewhat erratic and although the welcome is always warm, service levels may be less efficient than you may be used to. As you might expect from their mountainous and in some instances remote locations, accommodation in Ladakh and
Himachal Pradesh is generally fairly simple with basic facilities. In Leh we stay in a small hotel which is new but built in traditional Ladakhi style. Our guesthouse in Alchi is family-run. The tented camp at Sarchu on the Leh to Manali highway is specially erected each summer for travellers - it has walk-in fixed tents for two people with beds and all bedding provided. A small bathroom with western-style toilet and running cold water is attached to each tent and there is a separate large dining tent. Our hotels in Jespa,
Manali, Mandi, Dharamsala and Amristar are all graded standard. Please note that due to high rainfall during the summer months, hotels can sometimes feel a bit damp - due to construction standards this is unavoidable.
Accommodation in India is as varied as the country itself. On our tours we stay in a mix of hotels, heritage properties, camp sites and homestays. Standards do not equate to standards in the UK and it's best to approach each type of accommodation with an open mind. Service can be slow in places especially when travelling with a group. For the most part hotels do not have heating so in the winter months it can be chilly and if you feel the cold you may wish to ask for extra blankets. Hot water is not always available 24 hours a day in some of the smaller properties, and with a group staying you might find if you are showering last you may miss out on the hottest water.