Himalayan Holidayers – Legit or Scam?

I came across a critical review of Himalayan Holidayers on a Scam Reporting website – DirtyScam.com, titled ‘They will not keep up the promise after taking the money.’.

DirtyScam allows anonymous submission of complaints from angry consumers and victims of scams. Since the website is hosted offshore (probably in Russia or India), we take this (negative) review against Himalayan Holidayers with a pinch of salt.

Here is what the review says –


This is in connection with our recent Himachal Tour package with Himalayan Holidayer aka Himalayan Holiday. We never expected such a bad experience with HIMALAYAN HOLIDAYERS even after selecting luxury package.Except the Shimla all the other hotels (Manali, Dharmashala & Delhousie) are of 3rd class category, how can you offer such hotels in Luxury package? the same thing was also conveyed to you once we reached the Manali but there was no response from your end.The Hotel Royal Grand in Manali, The Hotel Sky Haven in Dharamshala and Hotel Himalayan Resort in Delhousie was extremely worst, these are the very old hotels which was not maintained properly.Above each Hotels was smelling bad once you enter into their rooms, there was no proper housekeeping into each above hotels, the bedding was uncleaned, no power in hotels most of the times, additional charges taken towards electrical heater and triple rates for mineral water.The food quality was also not up to the mark. Such a bad experience. Are you taking regular survey of this hotels before offering or looking at the good prices/discounts you just booking this hotels.Secondly we have asked for INNOVA at the initial stage of finalization and got Ertiga , which was very uncomfortable for all of all during whole tour.For this reason we had very bad arguments with your travel coordinator at Shimla which you know very well. this is not acceptable and not professional approach by Himalayan Holidayer.We had not negotiated even a single pie for overall package looking at the luxury which you will going to offer but never expect such worst experience. how can you compensate this ??? we realize that we loss almost our half package price without enjoying the tour.During initial stage we clearly mentioned our requirements for god hotels and INNOVA car with professional driver, but HIMALAYAN HOLIDAYS are at not bother about the same. This was very bad experience.Kindly let us know how will you compensate this ?? Our other colleague in Gujarat are inquiring about the same what will be our feedback ??Please understand.Greetings from Himalayan Holidayers!We are pleased to confirm your 8 nights 9 days Luxury Holiday Package Delhi,Shimla,Manali,Dharamshala,Dalhausie,Delhi by cab. We have received Full payment Rs.1,17,800/- (Rs.30,321/- (By IMPS in Our ICICI Bank On 26/11/2018) and (Rs.28,579/-(By NEFT in Our ICICI Bank On 19/12/2018+Rs.12,100/- Paid to Driver+Rs.46,800/- Paid at Shimla Office on 25/12/2018.Thanks & Regards Operation Team 09318099967,60,61 9218099976,61 92185-77753,42HEAVEN HIMACHAL 08 NIGHTS / 09 DAYS Delhi-Shimla (02 nights)-Manali (03 nights) Dharamshala (01 Night)- Dalhousie (02 Nights)- DelhiDay 01 (23rd Dec) :DELHI –SHIMLA (370 kms 8-9Hours. Meal:- Dinner onlyArrival in Delhi, pick up from railway station/ Airport and transfer to Shimla. In evening reach  at shimla, check into the hotel . Dinner, Overnight stay at hotel in shimla.Day 02 (24th Dec) : SHIMLA – KUFRI Meal:- Breakfast & DinnerToday morning after breakfast car will pick you  from hotel to kufri for full day fun . India’s one of the best holiday paradise Kufri in Shimla is beautifully tucked on an altitude of 2,622 meter, Via green valley Fagu. Overnight stay at hotel in Shimla.Day 03 (25th Dec): SHIMLA – MANALI (270 KMS/ 7-8 Hours) :- Meal:- Breakfast & DinnerToday morning after breakfast leave for Manali, on the way sight-seeing like Sundernagarlake, Pandoh dam, Vaishno Devi Temple (Kullu) and overnight stay in Manali.Day 04 (26th Dec): MANALI  – LOCAL SIGHT SEEING :- Meal:- Breakfast & DinnerToday morning after breakfast full Day local sightseeing of Manali “HADIMBA TEMPLE” Built in 1553 with a superbly crafted four tiered pagoda roof, it is famous for its exquisitely carved doorway . “CLUB HOUSE” The Club House with its comprehensive facilities that include a roller skating rink, an auditorium, billiards rooms, a library, a bar and restaurant makes wonderful outing for the day.” Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar, and “VASHIST” Well known for its hot springs. There are old temples dedicated to the sage Vashisth and to Lord Rama. overnight stay at Hotel in Manali .Day 05 (27th Dec):- MANALI– SOLANG VALLEY Meal:- Breakfast & DinnerSolang Nala (Valley) drives its name from combination of words Solang (Nearby village) and Nullah (water stream). It is a side valley at the top of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India 14 km northwest of the resort town Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass, and is known for its summer and winter sport conditions. The sports most commonly offered are parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing.Day 06 (28th Dec): MANALI– DHARMSHALA  (240 KMS 8-9 HOURS):- Meal:- Breakfast & DinnerAfter having breakfast check out from the hotel and then depart for Dharamshala (240 k.m. 9 hr. Journey) enroute visit Palampur tea garden Check in to Hotel and overnight stay. Dharmshala  This is a hill station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar range about 17 kms north- east of Kangra town. This hill station is wooded with oak and conifer trees and snow capped mountains enfold three sides of the town while the valley stretches in front. The snowline is perhaps more easily accessible at Dharamshala than at any other hill resort and it is possible to make a day’s trek to a snow-point after an early morning’s start. Dharamshala is also the headquarter of the Kangra district.Day 07(29th Dec):- DHARMSHALA – LOCAL SIGHT SEEING -DALHOUSIE (125 KMS /3-4Hours) :- Meal:- Breakfast & DinnerToday after breakfast drive to visit Dharamshala sightseeing Bhagsunag Temple, Meclodganj, Tibtian Monastery (Dalai Lama’s Palace, Buddhist Monasteries). After complete sight seeing drive to Dalhousie. In evening reach at Dalhousie , check into the hotel. Dinner & over night stay at hotel.Day 08(30th Dec):- DALHOUSIE – KHAJJIAR (23 KMS):- Meal:- Breakfast & DinnerToday morning breakfast Full day excursion to Kalatope and Khajjiar, India’s Mini Switzerland, a beautiful glad with the forest at its finger. Khajjiar 23 kms from Dalhousie by road and 13 kms from Kalatop is the mini Switzerland of India i.e. Khajjiar, at a height of 6400 ft. Hutchison writes, “Khajjiar is a forest glade of great beauty, 6400 feet above sea level”.Day 09 (31st Dec):- DALHOUSIE – DELHI (570 kms 12-14 hours) Meal:- Breakfast onlyAfter breakfast check out from the hotel and then return back to Drop at Railway Station / airport to catch onward Train / Flight.Validity:- Season time : 15th  April to 14 July, 15 Dec to 5th January. Off season time  :15th July to 1st Oct, 6th January 16th AprilLuxury Holiday Package Cost = Rs.1,12,190 +5,610= Rs. 1,17,800/-Hotel in Shimla                            Royal Regency,Dhalli Bypass, Sanjauli, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171012Hotel in Manali                             Royal Grand,Before Green Tax Barrier, Kalath, Manali, District Kullu, ManaliHotel in Dharamshala                  Sky Heaven Resort, Bhagsu nag, near Mcleodganj, Dharamshala Kangra Distt, Himachal Pradesh, Pin – 176219Hotel in Dalhousie                        Himalayan Resort, Subhash Chowk, Patryani Road, 176304, Dalhousie, Himachal PradeshHoliday Package Includes:- Accommodation in 2 rooms with 2 Extra Mattress for 8 Nights and 9 Days (Check in & checkout time 12:00 noon) -8 Breakfast and 8 Dinner. -All tour by 6 Seater Innova from Delhi to Delhi (a/c will work only plain area) -Including all Parking Charges, Luxury tax, Toll Tax, Green Tax and Driver Stay. -Cost include for 6 pax (4 Adults+2 Children 8 &12 Years).Exclude:–5% Govt. Service tax -Any monument entry fees / camera fees. -Any meal, which is not mention above. -Any guide charges -Any air / train fare or any items not specified under inclusions -For Heater Requirement directly contact to Hoteliers -Any adventure activity skiing, paragliding etc -Any personal Expenses- Laundry, shopping etc…..Kindly Carry print out of Confirmation mailTransport Incharge:- Mr. Satyender Verma  Mob. No. 09318099967, 09318099961 kindly call him on 22/12/18 for vehicle no. and mobile no. of driver.Remarks:- -The rates are subjects to change without any prior notice. -Accommodation in the itinerary at the mentioned hotels or the similar hotels. -The confirmation is subjects to availability. -Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad Weather, ill health, strike, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control. -It is a suggestion for you that please book this offer as soon as possible because we are not holding any booking and it is totally depend on the availability of rooms and flight. -The grand total of this package can increase with increase in flight charges.Terms & Conditions:- -No refund will be made for any unused accommodation, missed meals, transportation segments, sightseeing tours or any other service. Such unused items are neither refundable nor exchangeable. -Room allocation is done by the hotel depending upon availability at the time of check-in in the category of room as specified on your confirmation voucher. -No refund shall be claimed, if the services & amenities of hotel were not up to your expectations, it will be considered on case to case basis. Please feel free to mail me for any further assistance or you can dial our number (number’s mentioned below) if you wish to discuss regarding the package with me or may reply on the same mail as well.Cancellation Policy The refund will be in the same currency used in the payment and at no interest. The company does not assume responsibility for the difference the local currency value due to fluctuation of exchange rates.  Processing of cancellation must be done by formally writing to the Company. The request will be acted on in a working day except Sat/Sun and National holidays.


In case you don’t already know (assuming you came to this page by Googling ‘Himalayan Holidayers scam‘, or ‘Himalayan Holidayers review‘, Himalayan Holidayers is listed under the category Business on DirtyScam.com.

Here is the rest of the contact information for the sole purpose of identification –

  • Address: Kullu – Naggar – Manali Road Manali HP
  • Phone: 093188 99988
  • Website: http://himalayanholidayers.com
  • Severity of Scam: Extremely High [not sure what it means]
  • Reported Loss: 1299 $ [unsubstantiated]
  • Reported by: Anonymous [obviously]

The entity Himalayan Holidayers was awarded 1 / 5 Stars  based on 6 Reviews.

It is difficult to ascertain whether Himalayan Holidayers is a Scam, or Legit, based on this single review. In the coming weeks/days, I will try to research deeper into Himalayan Holidayers, analyze and list more critical reviews and identify a pattern (or lack of) to substantiate the claim mentioned above.

Regardless, until then, we give the benefit of doubt to the reviewer and list Himalayan Holidayers as someone you need to avoid (for now).

If you have any grievances, complaints, or anonymous tips against Himalayan Holidayers, please contact us immediately. If you have lost money to  Himalayan Holidayers, together we can work to recover your loss.

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