Magic Valley (Begedi Trek)


Set amongst lush green Himalayan flora , this trek takes you to veritable paradise of Himalayan valleys and dramatic landscapes filled with high altitude snow capped mountains and ancient villages.  This trek gives you the opportunity to visit fabled Malana village which inherits the most unusual customs and rituals which are said to come with lineage of Alexnder the great.Set amongst lush green Himalayan flora , this trek takes you to veritable paradise of Himalayan valleys and dramatic landscapes filled with high altitude snow capped mountains and ancient villages.  This trek gives you the opportunity to visit fabled Malana village which inherits the most unusual customs and rituals which are said to come with lineage of Alexnder the great.

8 to 10 days Trek.

Guest Reviews

Thank you HBA and especially Brighu for an absolutely wonderful and unforgettable 3 glorious weeks in Ladakh and Himachal. We had loads and loads of fun and lots of laughter. Brighu, special thanks to you for baby sitting, entertaining and looking after Arjun on those looong drives across the mountains. Looking forward to doing another trip with you soon. Love and best wishes always for continued success!

Savita Krishnamoorthy
9 August 2015

Thanks a lot guys for arranging and hosting us.. U guys rock…

Praveen Gopal
9 March 2015, Chennai

Thank you Vrighu Raj Acharya for all your hospitality and kindness! Hope to see you very soon! And always happy to visit you friendly house and spend time with your nice family!!!
February 2015, Moscow ,Russia

Hey Brothers, thanks a lot for hosting us for the past 10 days. We had an amazing time in Manali. Simply loved your service filled with friendship & love. We had a relaxing time at your place with a super flexible package, food deserves a special mention. Thanks again! Vrighu Raj Acharya, Ranbirshiva Acharya, Dev Sood and Rahul Katoch
Archiit Sethuraman
January 2015,  Chennai

Back in home village of Naggar, safe and sound, after a remarkably profound expedition into the remote Himalaya with Leaders In Life clients. Leopards, bears, snow and sunshine. Good trekking and perfect leadership by Neeraj and Vrighu Raj Acharya. Clients delighted beyond belief and the forests have less rubbish than when we went there! Blessed and Content. Light and Love. Jem.

Jem Switajewski
Oct 2014, Australia

I had the pleasure of doing Pin Parvati Pass with Himalayan Brothers Adventures in August 2014. They were professional as well as much fun. Great team work from everyone made the journey a joy to do. Stunning place to trek I recommend it to anyone thinking of doing it.

Sue Hanlon
August 2014, New Zealand

Can’t thank you enough for a memorable vacation !  We reached safely last night and the kids and adults alike are talking non-stop about the fabulous time they had on this trip –  the Golden temple, the sparkling Beas river, the spectacular Kangra valley, the serene Krishna temple, the divine Jogini, Apple orchards, cheese and jilebis 🙂 and so many more wonderful and warm moments. The credit goes to you, your family and friends. Please pass on our gratitude to Surat bhai, Ranbir, Tripura, Anil Ji, Bobby, Surat’s uncle, the guide who helped mom at Jogini falls, Sonu, and more. You are amazing!

Vinita Ananth
May 2014, Bangalore

I think Vinita said it all.  Its a vacation we will never, ever forget.  The kids were missing “Bob” this morning and ready to come back to HP!  I think you bonded with each one of us (from the oldest to the youngest) in your own special way and we truly feel very connected with you and your family.  Hopefully this is just the beginning of a long friendship and many vacations together.

Rashmi Mohan
May 2014, Bangalore

All 7 days we felt “at home”.

Fantastic hospitality. There was warmth and we felt comfortable with the Himalayan brothers. Every thing was organised well in spite of some bad weather initially.


Vasanth Sivaraman 
May 2014, Chennai ·

The best in the business

Adam Gillatt
Oct 2014, Australia

Vrighu Raj and the team are amazing. Their knowledge and skills are second to none.

Michael Troy Limb
Oct 2014, Australia

Wonderful people !!!

With a lot of experience !!!


Nicolas Yiannopoulos
Sep 2014, UK

Anything Ranvirshiva does will be brilliant, contact him for a tour! :

Katrina Smith
March 2014,

Massive thanks to Brighu and his brothers for making our stay and adventure an experience I will never forget. Thanks guys for all the laughs and good times and making us all feel part of your family. The best adventure and accommodation in Naggar!” ..

Mark Ainsworth
Oct 2014, Australia

amazing.. Brighu Raj..your cab is the safest and smoothest on raods…thank u for making our triop a grt success..

Aarzoo Gupta
23November 2013 Chandigarh

A 12 day adventure that ranged from sipping tea at the homes of artisans, buying wool, understanding weaving techniques and motifs to camping near a landslide, handling breathing issues, driving through non-existent roads and yet getting back home in a single piece. Adrenaline rush meets zen like peace and calm. A big thanks to Himalayan Brothers Adventure for making this possible.Highly recommended for any trip to Himachal. Vrighu is an excellent driver who knew the treacherous roads very well. His experience helped us get through without any hassle even while we were stranded on the way due to a landslide. I struggled initially due to altitude issues and his presence of mind with the oxygen supply helped immensely. If you are planning a trip to Himachal, you know who to call.

Nisha Vikram
September 2013, Ahmedabad

Despite the landslide (and a little bit maybe because of it) it was an amazing trip. A big thank you to Vrighu Raj Acharya of Himalayan Brothers Adventure for his great driving, making roads where there were none, great cooking (that was a surprise :-)), procuring all kinds of interesting and useful things, making good decisions and generally being upbeat and cheerful the whole time.  Folks, please go “Like” their FB page and if you’re planning a trip that side y’all know who to call.

Nisha Subramaniam
August 2013, Bangalore

Raj, thank you for the trip! Himalayan Brothers are the best here )))”

Andrey Lissovsky
June 2013, Moscow ,Russia

Charm’g personality,infectious enthusiasm,a bagful of info &folktales—-that’s Brighu—–an ideal guide.!What’s more he has top-notch managerial skills—–motivated my grand-kids aged 6&8 to climb abt.200 ft. to see Sissu falls in lahaul, encouraged me a 65yr woman to trek 5km uphill to see Rumsu a heritage village &persuaded us to camp at almost sub-zero temp. near Chandratal lake! No problem is too large & his only reply is “main hoon na, no chinta”.Brighu thnx for the a memorable trip, God bless &keep ur spirits high.All the very best.

Padma Krishnamoorthy
‎ 7November 2012  Bangalore India

  “This was my second trip in India, and equally amazing like last time. We were in the mountains and called Vrighu (who became a great friend after just a couple of hours of driving, very easygoing and professional). Once we contacted him everything was easy and perfect. He picked us up in Manali at 4 in the morning to get the best timing on the Rohtang Pass, which was the first of the four passes on this adventure. I drive a 4×4 in Spain and believe me when I tell you that I had never seen anything like that before…it was an unforgettable experience for me, and Vrighu, our SUPER driver, didn’t got nervous for even one moment… incredible! After that I was completely relaxed because superman was driving and the sun was up in the incredible blue sky. “

Pepe Amat 
Aug 2012, Alicante, Spain

    “Having explored the Himalayas for several years, I have travelled in different modes of transport and made friends around the mountains. But some of my favorite memories are of the road trips with Brighu to Kaza, Leh and Naggar. He’s an excellent driver, intimately familiar with the mountains, and a humble young man whose joy is contagious 🙂 Smooth travel, offbeat places, quirky stories, a sturdy set of wheels, plenty adventure and friendly vibes… the mountains are too much fun with the Himalayan Brothers.”

Simar Preet Kaur:
Aug 2012, Mumbai,India

“On a bleak early morning in Spiti, we met Brighu at the jeep stand. His sales pitch was that he had a luxury vehicle. He sold himself short that day. He should have added enjoyable company, excellent driving skills, a deep understanding of the mountains and an immeasurable amount of good cheer and humility. I will always return to these brothers for any travels in Himachal.”

 Parikshit Rao:
Aug 2012, Mumbai,India

“We are zoologists and our aim was to look unique Himalaya animals which live far from human settlements. 12 days long trip, partly without any road, always far from hotels or other buildings, crossing the highest passes and sleeping in the high-altitude desert was fantastic and trouble-free. Raj is a highly professional driver, unpretentious man and good friend. He helped us in all our undertakings. I recommend you to choose Himalayan Brothers Adventures to explore western Himalaya region.”

Andrey Lissovsky and Kate Obolenskaya: 2011
Moscow, Russia ,work at Moscow State University
Aug 2011

“My girlfriend and I wanted to cross the Manali to Leh Highway in early May, right as the snow had been cleared from the passes. We were so lucky to find Raj and Himalayan Brothers Adventures, who had a comfortable jeep to brave to snowy conditions in style. Raj arranged some fine stops for us along the way, went by our schedule, knew of a great place with dinner to spend the night, and even indulged all of our photo stops, all while offering some great music and great conversation. I highly recommend you choose these guys for a jeep excursion or a trek, which they are also highly experienced in.”

– Steve Nelson: June 2011,
Durham, North Carolina, USA

“3 of us with 6 kids were at Naggar, HP during april 2012. It was an awesome trip. Vrighu knew exactly the spots to take us moms and kids. My kids haven’t ever taken to anybody like him until now. It was indeed memorable. We are visiting soon, and this time round with extended family.”

Prema Lakshman: April 2011
  Bangalore, India

  Seven of us went for a trip to Ladakh…It was a dream place for every bachelor’s like us…. 😉 we met (Vrighu Raj Acharya in Manali..and he guided us from Manali to Leh….He was really a nice person with full of energy….It was a awesome trip bro….Thanks to u….Hope we will again meet in future….. 🙂

Chiranjit Ghosh: July 2011
    Calcutta, India

I was with himbrothers with my family during my stay in Manali on 19-22 june,2012. It was a wonderful experience and last but not least, the Trout Fish was fantastic. Thanx a lot.”

CBS Rathore: June 2011
Jaipur, India  


HBA Homestay

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We offer a homestay experience with traditional Himachali meals, and a tandoor to keep you warm at our home in Naggar (20 kms from Manali), set among apple orchards.

Our beautiful homestay is built in traditional wood and stone architecture. Located in the heritage village of Naggar, away from the crowds of Manali, but close enough to visit easily. Tucked away in the middle of apple orchards,  vegetable gardens, and the mighty Himalayas, the homestay is within walking distance of good restaurants and places of tourist interest. All rooms have gorgeous views of snow-capped Dhauladhar peaks and large  covered balconies.

We look forward to welcoming you to our home in the Himalayas.



Luxury Camping







Mandi Shivaratri Himachal


Shivaratri in Mandi 
The town of Mandi comes alive in March, for a whole week, during the Shivratri fair. Accompanied by folk bands, hundreds of local deities are carried on elaborately decorated palanquins to Madho Rai Temple and then finally to pay their respects to Lord Shiva at the Bhootnath Temple. There is much song, dance, drama and revelry all around.

Kullu Dussehra


A week-long festival celebrated in majestic style in northern India, Kullu Dussehra is one of the most popular events of Himachal Pradesh, signifying the victory of good over evil.  It draws the travelers from distant parts of the globe. It is held in the Dhalpur maidan at Kullu in Himachal Pradesh state. Kullu is known for its beautiful gorges, wondrous waterfalls, chatty mountain stream and ancient temples which are certainly going to enthrall you especially during the Kullu Dussehra festival.

Dating back to the 17th century, Kullu Dussehra starts on Vijaya Dashmi and lasts for seven days in the month of October. It is a lovely blend of rich culture, history and ritual.This festival is only held to celebrate the success of good over evil. While music and color create a peaceful ambience, thousands of people gather on the first day of celebration to pay respect to Lord Raghunathji. The first day is started with huge celebration and on this day the statue of Lord Raghunathji is installed on a beautifully designed chariot, which is graced with the presence of village gods and goddess, is pulled by ropes by the locals from its place to different sites across the Maidan.

The following days are celebrated with great devotion, and many an individual takes participate in singing and dancing during the festival. The fair is fulfilled with the burning of the Lanka. On the last day of the festival, the chariot is brought by the banks of Beas River where a mass of wood grass is burnt, signifying the burning of Lanka.

Journey with Buddha

Shimla – Sangla – Rekong Peo – Kalpa – Nako Lake – Tabo – Dhankar – Kaza – Keylong – Manali – Rewalsar – Dharamshala

This circuit can start either at Shimla or Dharamshala which are well connected by air, road and rail. Visit the recently built monasteries in Sanjauli and Kasumpti and continue on to Sangla in Kinnaur District. The Nyingma-pa, Drug-pa and Geluk-pa sects are well represented here and Kinnaur is home to 33 Buddhist monasteries. Visit the recently built gompa in Rekong Peo, and continue on to the ancient settlement of Kalpa to visit the Hu-Bu-lan-kar gompa, said to have been founded by Rinchensang-po. Leave for Spiti valley, which is completely immersed in Buddishm from the footprint of Padmasambhava on a rock near Nako, past monastic villages, ancient monastery complex in Tabo, to the internationally renowned Ki monastery near Kaza. Continue on to Keylong and visit the monasteries in Lahaul Valley most of which are associated with the Drug-pa sect. Guru Ghantal, in Keylong is the oldest monastery in Lahaul and is associated with both the Padmasambhava and Reinchensang-po. Leave for Manali, where there are four recently built monasteries and continue on to Rewalsar, said to be the place from where Padmasambhava left to spread the word of the Buddha in the eighth century. End your journey at McLeodganj/Dharamshala the current residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Dhungri Mela in Manali and Naggar Mela

Mid-May, Manali celebrates the Dhungri fair focused around the goddess Hadimba Devi. A temple fair is held at that time. Soon after, the Shaari Jatar is celebrated at Naggar in honor of the local deity Tripura Sundari. Palanquins with the devis are taken to neighbouring villages and converge at the ground near the temple where Natti troupes dance and a mela is in full swing for five days.

Mountain Biking

We offer all kinds of mountain biking trips in the Western Himalayas, Manali Leh Spiti Kinnaur based on your area of interest, physical fitness and time constraints. All our biking tours are accompanied by experienced staff, camping with professional equipment and support vehicles.

Day 1: Arrival in Manali, Cycling distance : 0 kms, Altitude: 1,950 m (6,400 ft)
Day 2: Manali-Marhi.Overnight in camps.
Day 3: Marhi-Sissu
Day 4 : Sissu to Jispa
Day 5 : Jispa to Zing Zing Bar
Day 6 : Zing Zing Bar to Brandy Nallah
Day 7 : Brandy Nallah to Pang
Day 8 Pang to Tso Kar
Day 9 Tso Kar to Upshi
Day 10 : Upshi to Leh.
Day 11 Leh- Khardungla-Leh



The Beas, Sainj and Tirthan rivers in the Kullu Valley are famous for the Rainbow and Brown Trout. We can organise day trips or longer ones with experienced guides who know the best spots. Angling permits and equipment, camping/guest houses if required will be provided by us.