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  




Manali – Leh/Ladakh:     10 Days
Manali – Keylong – Leh

The Manali-Leh highway intersects with ancient Silk Routes and is one of the most scenic ways to enter Ladakh.

Spend a day visiting local sites and sampling Himachali home-cooked fare in Naggar/Manali and set off across Rohtang Pass to Lahaul. Travel along the Chandra and Bhaga rivers to Keylong and visit monasteries and waterfalls. Continue the drive along the spectacularly scenic Manali-Leh highway with one night on the road. Option to stay in Swiss tents, pitch our own tents and camp overnight or stay in little dhabas along the highway. An HBA special detour on this drive is a visit to Tso Kar lake in Ladakh teeming with birds and wildlife. In addition to touring Leh, spend a few days at gorgeous Pangong lake and Nubra Valley.

Day 1:
Manali – Keylong
Start from Kullu valley and travel along winding roads to cross the 3,979m high Rohtang Pass and enter the valley of Lahaul. Drive along the River Chandra with views of towering mountains and glaciers. Arrive at Keylong, a small town and the district headquarters. Check into hotel for overnight stay
Day 2:
Keylong sightseeing
Spend the day in this little town and visit the 900-year old Khardong monastery, a 4 km uphill walk from town and the Shashur gompa, about 3 kms away. Shop in the local markets for shawls, local tweeds, silver jewellery, footwear, rugs, metal craft and olive and almond oil.
Day 3: Keylong – Sarchu
Driving north on the Manali-Leh Highway, you will see some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Western Himalayas. Visit the Jispa Folk Museum and the crystal clear lakes of Deepak Tal and Suraj Tal. The landscape changes to stark and barren as we climb up to the second mountain pass – the 5,000m high Baralacha La. From the pass you will have beautiful views of meadows and snow-capped mountains. Reach Sarchu and check-in at your camp.
Day 4: Sarchu – Leh
The last leg of your journey consists of more passes, emerald lakes and flat plains. Drive down from Baralacha La and climb up the Gatta Loops, a series of 21 hairpin bends and wind your way up Nakeela Pass and onto the Lachung La pass (5,059 m) with spectacular views. Twist your way to Pang through amazing canyons with sheer cliffs on both sides of the road. Ascend up to the Pang Plateau, also known as the More Plains, encircled by snow-capped peaks. Climb to Tanglang La (5292m), one of the highest motorable roads in the world, this pass gives way to beautiful views of the Karakoram Mountains and the Ladakh valley. There’s lots of opportunity to see wildlife along the way. Descend till Rumtse and drive through the Indus valley to Leh.
Day 5: Leh – Local sightseeing
Visit Shey monastery, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Hemis monastery.
Day 6: Leh – Nubra
Cross Khardung La, the worlds highest motorable pass (5359m), to reach Nubra valley in the northernmost part of Ladakh sandwiched between Tibet  and J&K. Visit the monastery, take in the giant Buddha statue and take a ride on the double humped Bactrian camels in the sand dunes.
Day 7: Nubra-Leh
Start back to Leh. Spend some time in the Leh markets stuffed full of jewellery, pashmina shawls, turquoise and exotic treasures.
Day 8: Leh-Pangong
Set off for Pangong Lake, the largest high altitude lake (4595m) in the Trans-Himalayan range,past the Changtang plateau. It is also known as the Lake of Changing Colours – especially on  a sunny day. Enjoy sunset at lake and stay overnight at homestay or camp.
Day 9: Pangong-Leh
Spend half the day at Pangong and travel back to Leh.
Day 10: Leh-Guru Govinda Pathar Sahib/Rafting
On the way to rafting on the Zanskar River, visit the beautiful gurudwara built in 1517 dedicated to Guru Nanak, on the Leh-Kargil road.
Day 11: Fly out of Leh airport to Delhi.

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