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India Camel Journey

February 2020

Including The Swimming Camels of India

 

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HOLD TIGHT!

WE’RE ORGANISING A NEW & INCREDIBLE TRIP TO INDIA

FOR FEBRUARY 2020

 

If you want to be the first to hear more about the February 2020 India Camel Journey inquire now below…

 

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2019 India Camel Journey….

 

Journey to incredible Rajasthan, India, home of bright colours, spirituality and camels – bond, train and trek with the dromedary camel of India. Be welcomed by our Indian family where hospitality, traditional Indian food and incredible culture is found. You’ll feel all your senses come alive on this incredible Journey with a compassionate twist of gifting a herd of camels to a village. Don’t miss this opportunity of authentic culture, visiting the famous Pushkar Camel Fair, training camels, doing a camel trek in India and interacting with Elephants at a sanctuary.  

 

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

If you dream of traveling and seeing as many camels as you can, then you’ve come to the right place!Imagine an incredible camel experience  in India working with local camel herders, buying camels (yes, you read right), training camels….And taking ‘our’ newly trained camels on a 3 day camel trek! Does it get any better!? Yes it does…

 

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

Forget the popular tourist paths you’ll get an experience like none other are you, and maybe your once in a life time opportunity to see and do things that you wouldn’t see on any tourist trail! Visit an elephant sanctuary dedicated to educating people and encouraging interaction with these incredible animals in their natural, stress free environment. 

 

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Experience Real India by living within an Indian village where you will be treated like “God” as Hindi culture believe that a guest is God. Learn local customs, eat delicious food (even have a go at cooking too), see how the nomad Raika people live and share cultures. Not to mention the colourful display of Pushkar Camel Fair!

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

We will be gifting the camels we buy to a special Raika family who can utilise the camels to create a micro dairy to supply milk to villages that surround them and improve the micro-economy. “Give a camel & it lasts a lifetime. Give money & it lasts a day” is our values. Empowering people with camel ownership and “Changing the world one camel at a time”. 

 

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

Get away form the ordinary tourist trails, grab your camel and venture out into India by foot on a 3 day camel trek, passing through villages and experiencing amazing hospitality along they way. Venture out into the evening for a Wild Life Safari, enjoy dinner at a Raika (herdsman) nomadic camp and even get your own personalised traditional Indian outfit! 

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

Join us – Only offering 6 places – get in quick!

November 4th – 17th 2019

 

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

Bookings close August 31st 2019 or while places last!

***ALL INCLUSIVE TRIP***

We’ve got everything covered! All you have to do is get there!

 

 

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

 

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

What’s Included? Well, almost everything…

  • 2 Nights accommodation in New Delhi while in transit
  • Transfers to and from all Airports
  • Internal flight from Delhi to Jaipur & transport to Pushkar
  • Camel purchase in India
  • Homestay accommodation in Pichiyak Village
  • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Professional Camel Training Mentors (that’s us!)
  • Camel Connection Trust Based Camel Training® Clinic (Level 1 & 2)
  • Guided camel trek (walking) within Rajasthan
  • Camel cart with camel fodder (food) accompany us on our camel trek
  • Local village accommodation at night stops whilst on Camel Trek
  • Accommodation in Pushkar
  • 3 days at the Pushkar Camel Fair
  • Daily breakfast & dinner while at Pushkar
  • Visit and interaction with Elephants at Elephant Sanctuary (Jaipur)
  • Jaipur the “Pink City” private tour
  • Transfer from Jaipur to Delhi by vehicle
  • Back-up vehicles & Transfers for entire duration of Journey
  • Assistance (translators) at all arrival and departure points.
  • Staffed trained in Emergency procedures and first aid.
  • Access to all our online camel training courses and support group
  • The time of your life!

All you have to do is get to India (Delhi)!

 

 

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

We will be gifting the camels we buy to a special Raika family who can utilise the camels to create a micro dairy to supply milk to villages that surround them and improve the micro-economy. “Give a camel & it lasts a lifetime. Give money & it lasts a day” is our values. Empowering people with camel ownership and “Changing the world one camel at a time”.

 

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

The number of camels in India is decreasing due to modernisation and government policies of camels not being allowed to be sold outside of the state of Rajasthan. For these reasons less camels are being breed as there is little to no livelihood in camel breeding and selling any longer. What needs to change? More camels being used and the most obvious choice is ‘consumables’ – their milk being used for drinking and cosmetics. Who can imagine India without camels…? No one, it’s up to us to help increase their uses to keep the species alive in India.

This is the best and most sustainable way to travel!
Learn, Give, Explore & Connect.

 

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair
Raika with his camel

This trip is for you if…

  • You love animals and have their best interest at heart
  • You want to learn a Trust Based, gentle, non-dominating approach to handling a large animal
  • You’re adventurous and open minded
  • You love the idea of gifting a camel to help sustain a community
  • You love travel & change
  • You’ve dreamed of doing a camel journey (expedition)
  • You’d like to gain experience working with camels or learn more about camel handing, training and husbandry.
  • You love meeting new [camel] people
  • You love the idea of working in a team of like minded people
  • You’re wiling to open your heart and mind to a whole new, life changing experience
    And…You can’t wait to go…

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

Join us – Only offering 6 places – get in quick!

November 4th – 17th 2019

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

Bookings close August 31st 2019 or while places last!

***ALL INCLUSIVE TRIP***

We’ve got everything covered! All you have to do is get there!

 

 

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

INDIA camel journey Pushkar camel fair

You’ll be learning our Camel Connection Trust Based Camel Training® method, in India in a rural village with the Raika [camel] people who are known for their strong bonds with their camels.

With help from local villagers we will be selecting and buying (gifting) camels for the Rakia community to utilise once we have trained the camels over a period of 3 days. This will involve, training the camels in basic commands and most importantly building a strong foundation of mutual trust and respect.

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

Grab your camel and slow travel out into Rajasthan India by foot on a 3 day camel trek, passing through villages and experiencing amazing hospitality along they way. We’ll be taking our newly train camels on a walking trek and seeing incredible diverse cultures along the way. Trek is approximately 10-15km (6-9 miles) per day – flat walking. 

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

Equally as amazing to the camels are our host family in India. Pictured is Papa Ji a very popular family member to past participants on our India camel journey. Their openness to share their culture (and learn ours!) and homes will blow you away and will exceed all your expectations as it has for previous years participants.

!!!! BONUS ADVENTURE…… 

 

 

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Camel connection is one thing, but elephant connection is another!

Towards the end of our journey you’ll be privately guided through the “Pink City” Jaipur’s ancient and historic buildings and spiritual sites. Towards the end of day you’ll have your chance to connect and interact with Elephants on this 3 hour visitation at the Sanctuary. This 3 hour opportunity will see you feeding the elephants, learning about their feeding habits, painting the elephant in natural colours, bathing them – you can even choose to sit on their back as they shower YOU! – and taking them for a walk (there is no riding). You’ll be doing your part to make sure elephants are treated fairly by not supporting negative elephant tourism and seeing the elephants for what the are – incredible and intelligent creatures!

 

INDIA CAMEL JOURNEY DESTINATION MAP…

 

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Day to Day Itinerary….

 

Day 1 – Arrive in New Delhi. 1 Nights stay.

Day 2 – Domestic flight to Jaipur then drive to Pushkar Camel Fair (start sight seeing!)

Day 3 – Pushkar Camel Fair 

Day 4 – Pushkar Camel Fair

Day 5 – Travel to Pichiyak (Neetha and family village) 

Day 6 – Camel Training at Pichiyak by day. Evening Traditional Indian attire fitting (optional)

Day 7 – Camel Training at Pichiyak by day. Evening Wild Animal Safari and dinner at Raika Camp.

Day 8 – Camel Training at Pichiyak by day. Evening dinner at Village.

Day 9 – Camel Trek through parts of Rajasthan. Evening meals and accomodation at a local village.

Day 10 – Camel Trek through parts of Rajasthan. Evening meals and accomodation at a local village.

Day 11- Camel Trek through parts of Rajasthan. Evening meals and accomodation at a local village.

Day 12 – Travel to Jaipur to (2 night stay)

Day 13 – Tour of the “Pink City” Jaipur & Elephant interaction at sanctuary (evening meal with Mahouts).

Day 14 – November 17th – travel back to New Delhi

November 18th – Journey end (fly out)

 

 

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Hundreds of camels at Pushkar Camel Fair

 

 

This was hands-down the most amazing travel experience of my life, where we trained and trekked with undomesticated camels, alongside Raika herdsmen, who welcomed us and treated us like family. I learned so much from Tara and Russell about their Camel Connection training methods, and my relationship with my own camel, once back home (and believe me, I was tempted to stay there forever!) was instantly transformed for the better. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough to any adventurous camel lover, and India and the Raika community will forever hold a special place in my heart 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 Enjoy, lucky cameleers. I’ll envy you every step of the way 🚶🏽‍♀️🐪🐪🐪🐪 

Amy

 

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

Well that was …… Fantastic ! ! !

Thanks for a great opportunity to experience a little bit of life in a full rich flavour, that seldom comes from the normal mundane existence that most of us find ourselves living. I came away with new friends and many more fabulous memories to hold on to as I move forward on my life journey.

Now that I have seen what we can ‘do’ with camels I feel supremely confident! This trip did so much to reaffirm the training that I have had with you guys previously. It’s also given me the confidence to embrace camel’s as part of my life moving forward !!  So again, thank you both for sharing your time, knowledge na this incredible experience in India with me!

Andrew

 

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

 

 

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

Join us – Only offering 6 places – get in quick!

November 4th – 17th 2019

To secure your place a deposit of $897 AUD (aprox. $600 USD) is required.

(Total cost of all inclusive trip – excluding your international flights – is $5536 AUD – aprox. $3700 USD)

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

Bookings close August 31st 2019 or while places last!

***ALL INCLUSIVE TRIP***

We’ve got everything covered! All you have to do is get there!

 

This adventure  is like none other available on today’s adventure market. You will be expertly instructed in training and handling your very own camel for 6 days, whilst experiencing India’s hospitably, colours, spirituality and cultural diverseness in Rajasthan, India.

 

India will be bamboozling, intoxicating, crazy, colourful, exasperating, wonderful, beautiful, vibrant, and irresistible!  

 

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The colours of Pushkar Camel Fair

 

 

Who Are We and Why Trust Us?

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We’ve worked with camels and people in Thailand, Mongolia, India, USA and Australia teaching our camel training & handling method.

When the idea of journeying to India to train and gift camels to sustain a community came to us we deeply understood the importance of respecting and understanding the cultural heritage of camels in india. In India, Camels are the symbol of love (for obvious reasons if you’ve been around camels before). This alone made us deeply honoured to be welcomed into local villages to work ‘with’ them to help secure their future with camels and “Changing the world, one camel at a time” through empowering camel ownership.

It’s with pleasure that we offer this journey to India to people like you who want to join us in training camels in India through the Camel ConnectionTrust Based Camel Training® method and gift these camels to sustain a community – plus many other adventures!  

 

What qualifies us to teach…?

 

Tara Lea Russell Osborne

Along our camel journey we’ve learnt many things, often the hard way, which makes us determined to share all the camel information that we know with you through journeys  such as this unique trip to India.

 

We’re mentors for camel owners and lovers and we specialise in helping people understand camel psychology and how incredibly intelligent and connected these animals are. 

 

We’ve worked with camel handlers in Thailand, Mongolia, India, USA and Australia teaching our camel training & handling method.

 

We’ve also had an array of experience working in and managing…

Riding Operations
Camel Trekking
Camel Expeditions
Running Camel Training Courses Australia Wide & Internationally
Camel Management & Farming
Camel Expeditioners
Tourism Operations
Camel Consultants
Mentor’s for other Camel Business Owners

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What is Camel Connection Trust Based Camel Training®?

• Totally non violent (trust and respect are the key foundations)
• Two way relationship between camel handler and the camel.
• Encourages the highest level of two way respect.
• Develops understanding of a camel’s psychology
• A loving and trusting bond between handler and camel.
• A gentle camel training and handling method compared to more traditional styles of training.

Our Camel Journey to India will be vibrant, incredible, diverse and more camels than you’ve even seen before, in one place!

 

Join us – Only offering 6 places – get in quick!

November 4th – 17th 2019

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

Bookings close August 31st 2019 or while places last!

***ALL INCLUSIVE TRIP***

We’ve got everything covered! All you have to do is get there!

 

OTHER BONUSES…..

 

Camel training course online

As soon as you book this trip you will be grated access to our online course Camel Connection Trust Based Camel Training® which you will have lifetime access to. You’ll have a chance to watch our training videos and recorded LIVE videos to get familiar with our training method before arriving to India. 

PLUS YOU’LL ALSO GET…..

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You’ll get a copy of our popular camel husbandry eBook AND one month free access to our Cameleer Academy membership site including vet talks, camel Q&As and other training videos.

 

 

Join us – Only offering 6 places – get in quick!

November 4th – 17th 2019

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

Bookings close August 31st 2019 or while places last!

 

 

The opportunity to join this trip closes in…

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions…..

 

What is the weather like this time of year?

CELSIUS:  Minimum temperature ranging between 18°C and 20°C but can get up to 30 degrees Celsius.

FAHRENHEIT:  Daily high temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 87°F to 78°F, rarely falling below 73°F or exceeding 91°F. Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 64°F to 54°F, rarely falling below 49°F or exceeding 68°F.

 

Water Quality and Drinking

We recommend you only drink bottled water while on this trip.  This water can be used to fill your own personal bottles as well as hydration packs. Bulk bottled water can be carried with us at all times. We to guarantee safe drinking water at all times we recommend the Lifestaw water bottles available at all good outdoor and camping stores (or online). 

 

What’s the accommodation like?

Most accommodation we have organised is shared, meaning you’ll be sharing with 2 or 3 other people depending on group and sexes. Some accommodation options offer shared bathrooms, others private ensuites.

 

What if there is a medical emergency?

First and foremost all participants on this journey are required to have Travel insurance. Please bring your own small travel first aid kit. For more complicated medical needs we have a procedure in place, which includes contacts to assists with medical emergencies (like India Ambulance). 

 

What type of food will be served?

Indian food that will enlighten every taste bud you have! The aromas of the spices will the second to none. We’ll be invited into family homes and enjoyed their hospitality. As recommended in your packing list bring along some Gasto Stop medicine just in case. And if you’re not used to Indian food we highly recommend some digestive enzyme tablets to make things a bit more comfortable. In most places in Rajasthan meat is forbidden to eat, so most meals will be vegetarian, but trust us you won’t even notice – that’s how delicious it will be! Rice and other grains will be a staple in very meal. If you’re Gluten Free, all we can say, is that it will be hard to judge exactly what is in all the food. Speak with your health professional if unsure.

 

Where can I get supplies?

We have supply shops all around us most of the time – even in the villages. We will also have a vehicle and driver available to us for the entire duration of the journey so quick errands or tips can be made if necessary.

 

How far do we walk each day on camel trek

Be prepared to walk 10-15km (6-9 miles). For your own comfort level make sure you have prepared yourself for such walking distance – while wearing your walking boots! Remember, your feet well swell in the heat so keep this in mind when buying walking shoes/boots.

 

Where do I store additional person items while on camel trek?

You can carry the most important items with you (like passport etc.) in your daypack / body pouch, other items can be stored in our transport vehicles or at the homestay accommodation in a secure location (at Pichiyak Village or Guest House in Pushkar).

 

Will there be Mobile/Cell Phone reception?

There is cell/mobile reception in most villages. Make sure you activate ‘roaming’ with your cell/mobile provider before departure and investigate getting a SIM card in India to save on excessive roaming charges.

 

Can you contact my family in case of an emergency?

Before this India journey commences we require all participants to fill out a medical form with your chosen Next of Kin stated on this form in case we need to contact your family in an emergency. We also require all participants to complete a RISK FORM stating the nature of this camel training and expedition and its potential dangers. These forms will be emailed to you once you’ve secured your place. Travel insurance for this trip is a MUST. We cannot cover accidental loss or damage, sickness, illness or hospitalisation.

 

What fitness level is required?

A good fitness level & stamina is required for you to participate in this India Camel Journey. Remember, we’ll basically be exploring parts of India via foot. Working with camels also requires good stamina.  If you’re unsure about your health please see your doctor before booking on.

 

 

Be Apart of Something Incredible… 

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

 

November 4th – 17th 2019

INDIA Camel Journey Pushkar Camel Fair

Bookings close August 31st 2019 or while places last!