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  • Ride 220 -260kms through the foothills of the majestic Himalayas
  • Visit the Golden Temple and the Wagah Border ceremony
  • Explore Dharamsala, home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Cycle through forests and tea plantations, and remote mountain trails
  • Witness one of the child protection projects funded by the British Asian Trust

Join us to support the British Asian Trust on this spectacular ride; the Most Exotic Challenge – Cycle the Indian Himalayan Foothills. On this four-day, 260km cycling challenge, you will cycle in the shadows of the majestic Himalayas, immerse yourself in culture and see spectacular sights.

On day one of the challenge, you’ll witness the border closing ceremony at the Wagah border with Pakistan, and visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar. You will then cycle through forests, bamboo groves, across rivers and streams and past tea plantations, visiting Buddhist temples and monasteries. You will witness a lifestyle unchanged for many centuries as you pass unspoilt villages and towns.

You will cycle through the ‘breadbasket of India’, a beautiful and green land of farms abundant with wheat, rice and mustard crops. The ride will progress towards the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. You will have the opportunity to explore the temples and monasteries of Dharamshala, often called Little Lhasa in India’. The temples are instantly recognisable with a giant prayer wheel in the centre and strings of multi-coloured Tibetan prayer flags fluttering in the wind.  You will also visit the Dalai Lamas monastery, where we hope to secure an audience with His Holiness.

Youll ride past the amazing Baijnath temple, one of the most important Shiva temples in India, dating back to 804AD and well known for its amazing stone carvings, as well as  the incredible Sherabling Monastery, with its three-storey high gold-plated, jewel encrusted Buddha statue.

Evenings will be spent in comfortable hotels including the magnificent Taragargh Palace, built as a summer resort by the Royal family of Jammu and Kashmir.

The journey

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We hold an Air Travel Organiser's Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 6546. Many of the flight-inclusive challenges on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. This ATOL protection only covers challenges that include flights booked by Charity Challenge and that originate in the UK. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLcertificate

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