Thu 25 Mar - Mon 05 Apr 2021

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The challenge

  • Trek in the Indian Himalayas
  • Spectacular mountain scenery
  • Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries
  • Experience Tibetan life
  • Optional extension to the Taj Mahal, Keoladeo National Park and Fatephur Sikri

Holi Festival Departure!

This challenge combines awesome Himalayan trekking with a visit to India’s exiled Tibetan community. The 85km trek begins and ends at the heart of the world’s highest mountain range in Dharamsala, the home of the Dalai Lama. There will be a chance to learn about Buddhism on a guided tour around the Dalai Lama’s temple and residence as well as visiting the Norbulinka institute for traditional Tibetan arts.

The expedition takes you to a maximum height of 3,050m over various high passes, through rhododendron and evergreen forests, taking in Hindu settlements and isolated Buddhist monasteries along the way. You will be camping in the shadow of some of the world’s highest peaks, providing the perfect opportunity to witness spectacular sunsets. This hidden route is rarely-trekked and, as a result, remains an area of pristine and picture-perfect beauty.

28th March 2021 marks the start of Holi Festival in India – the festival of colours. To mark the arrival of spring and the blossoming of love, the country bursts into life and colour in its own unique way – by showering everyone and everything in coloured paint! During Holi festival, you will have the opportunity to cover yourselves in skin friendly paint with the local villagers and children in a day full of colour and fun.

Consider extending your stay to explore the Taj Mahal, Keoladeo National Park and Fatephur Sikri.

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Dalai Lama Himalayan Charity Trek

Taking part in this trek was a life changing experience for me.  I not only proved to myself that no matter how hard something seems, anything can be accomplished.  Seeing first-hand how people in these communities and villages live and exist was very humbling and made me realise just what is important in life.  Everyone should experience this at least once in their lives.

Laura Shone

Dalai Lama Himalayan Charity Trek

This trek is a perfect introduction to India taking you from the madness of Delhi and Agra to the beauty and tranquillity of the mountains.  Two weeks seemed like a month to me as we saw and experienced so much.  I fell in love with the rural villages and mountains and want to return again.

Vanessa Beech

Dalai Lama Himalayan Charity Trek

From start to finish I found the whole trip to be everything I had hoped it would be. The actual daily activities were challenging and yet when returning to camp, a warm atmosphere was present to lighten the mood and raise the spirits. A great experience!

David Hart

Challenge extensions

Dalai-Lama-Himalayan-Charity-Trek. Taj Mahal Extension

Taj Mahal, Fatephur Sikri & Keoladeo National Park - £475.00

Come and marvel at the beauty of the Taj Mahal by taking the opportunity to explore this modern wonder of the world. During your stay, you will also visit the inner citadel of Fatehpur Sikri, which boasts some of India’s best Mughal architecture including temples, monuments and a huge mosque. Complete your adventure with a bird-watching safari in Keoladeo National park.

  • Registration fee £50.00
  • Balance £425.00
  • Single room £85.00

Taj Mahal, Fatephur Sikri & Keoladeo National Park - £475.00

Dalai-Lama-Himalayan-Charity-Trek. Taj Mahal Extension

Come and marvel at the beauty of the Taj Mahal by taking the opportunity to explore this modern wonder of the world. During your stay, you will also visit the inner citadel of Fatehpur Sikri, which boasts some of India’s best Mughal architecture including temples, monuments and a huge mosque. Complete your adventure with a bird-watching safari in Keoladeo National park.

  • Registration fee £50.00
  • Balance £425.00
  • Single room £85.00

* Please note that you can add extensions when going through our booking process.

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