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Dalai Lama Trek

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Dalai Lama Trek

About Dalai Lama Trek :

We have time to spend in this fascinating town before we set off on foot to explore this stunning region. This special charity challenge incorporates India’s best sights and sounds.  Our 5 day trek takes us through the Kingdom of Gaddi – a semi-nomadic race who spend months wandering the high passes with their cattle. With spectacular views of the Daula Dhar Mountain Range, our journey together takes us through rhododendron forests, passing through Hindu settlements and Buddhist Monasteries. This journey has everything we could ever wish for from a trip to India.

To end this most amazing of charity challenges, we have some free time to explore the incomparable Taj Mahal – one of the world’s greatest monuments to love ever built, and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World!

From the madness of Delhi, travel off the beaten path, to the beauty and tranquillity of the Indian Himalaya. This unique expedition is the perfect introduction to India. 

This challenge combines awesome Himalayan trekking with a visit to India’s exiled Tibetan community. The trek begins and ends at the heart of the world’s highest mountain range in Dharamsala, where the Dalai Lama and the centre of the Tibetan community are located.

The expedition follows the Uhl River, through rhododendron and evergreen forests, taking in Hindu settlements and isolated Buddhist monasteries. This hidden route is rarely-trekked and, as a result, remains an area of pristine and unspoiled beauty.

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

itinerary

  • Day 1: - Delhi

    Upon arrival in Delhi, we are met by our local guides and transfer to a Hotel in Delhi to freshen up. There will be some free time to explore Delhi this afternoon, before we take the transfer to the train station to catch our sleeper train to Pathankot.

  • Day 02: Pathankot & Dharamshala (B, D)

    Arriving in Pathankot early morning, we then transfer by coach to Dharamshala - the spiritual home of his Holiness the Dalai Lama. There we will be some free time today to explore this fascinating town, before we meet later in the evening for dinner and a briefing for the start of our challenge tomorrow.

  • Day 03: Dharamshala (Mcleod Ganj) to Kareri - 2,070m (B, L, D)

    Following breakfast at our Hotel, we take the transfer to our start point to begin trekking! Our first few kilometres are undulating until we reach Satobari Village, which is where we start our descent through pine forests to Ghere Village. We stop at a mountain stream to enjoy lunch - a great spot! We continue after lunch with a steep ascent for about 2 hours to Kareri Village, where we set up camp next to the Laund River. Trekking distance - approx. 12km.

  • Day 04: Kareri to Bal Village - 2,330m (B, L, D)

    After experiencing our first night under the stars, we continue ascending on a gradual trail passing through many charming villages, passing beautiful open meadows and pine forests on the way. We take a short descent to the mountain stream to stop for lunch, then ascend sharply afterwards to Bal. We’re sure the memories of this day will never be forgotten. Trekking distance - approx. 13km

  • Day 05: Bal Village to Triund - 2,995m (B, L, D)

    We continue our trek by crossing over a suspension bridge then ascending through rhododendron and pine forests for approx. 2 hours. We’ll soon come across the local ‘chai’ (tea) shop where we can take a rest and enjoy our surroundings. All around us are the Gaddi Tribal people taking their cattle up to the high pastures of Lak and Triund. Continuing our ascent after lunch, we finally reach our camp on an alpine meadow facing the breathtaking snow-capped peaks of the Duala Dhar mountain range. Trekking distance - approx. 10km.

  • Day 06: Triund, to Laka Got - 3,550m, then to Triund (B, L, D)

    Our trek today is a challenging ascent to see the fascinating Laka Got, situated at the tip of a glacier. There will be an opportunity for us to trek on the glacier in order to reach Lahes Cave - an overnight shelter used by the shepherds travelling over the mountains with their sheep.After making the effort to climb up to the cave, we return to Triund for our last night under the stars. Trekking distance - approx. 10km.

  • Day 07: Triund to Bhagsu Nag. Transfer to Dharamsala (B, L, D)

    Following our last breakfast in the campsite, we begin trekking over a grassy ridge which offers us lasting memories of the snow capped peaks that surround us. Our trek continues with a steep descent to the Bahgsu Nallaha stream - we cross the stream by hopping over the boulders with the help of our local guides. We push towards Bhagsu Nag, which has a divine temple and natural springs which we can visit before taking the transfer back to Dharamsala. This evening we enjoy our celebratory dinner to take in our achievements. Trekking distance - approx. 08 km.

  • Day 08: Dharamsala - Pathankot (B, D)

    We have a free morning to further explore this magical town - why not visit the Tibetan market or take a visit to one of the majestic monasteries? In the afternoon, we take the transfer back to Pathankot train station to catch the overnight sleeper train back to Delhi. Overnight: Train.

  • Day 09: Delhi - Agra (B, D)

    We arrive in Delhi and jump straight onto our waiting bus to take the transfer to Agra. Upon arrival, we check into our Hotel. Later we visit the incomparable Taj Mahal - no visit to India would be the same without seeing it! Built by the Mughal Emporer, Shah Jahan in loving memory of his wife and will always be a symbol of undying love for anyone who sees it. Overnight: Hotel.

  • Day 10: Agra - Delhi and flight to home

    We take the very early transfer back to Delhi in order to catch our flight back to the Home.Tour and Services ends here

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10:30 AM – 8:00 PM (Mon to Sat)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

Available Group Departures:

Note: Customization available

 

Things To Carry for Dalai Lama Trek

  • Trekking Boots
  • Trekking poles (Optional)
  • Shirts / T-shirts
  • Trousers / Track Pants
  • Windproof jacket (preferably Gore-Tex)
  • Fleece / Full-sleeve
  • Woollen sweater
  • Thermal inner wear(upper & lower)
  • Mittens (Woollen gloves)
  • Woollen socks (extra pairs to be carried)
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Towel
  • Water bottle
  • Cap / Hat
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
  • Cameras (with extra memory and batteries)
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal toiletries Books, if you like reading

FAQs on Dalai Lama Trek

1) What kind of accommodation will be provided during the Dalai Lama trek?

During the trek you will be provided tent on double sharing basis. Before and after trek you will be staying in a decent hotel on double or twin sharing basis.

2) What kind of clothes we need to carry for the trek?

We would need dry fit clothes, good walking socks, good quality waterproof jackets and good pair of water proof hiking shoes. Trekking pole is also recommended

3) What are other things that we should carry?

We would recommend you to carry water purifier tablets, anti bacterial hand gel mosquito spray, wet wipes and lot of sunscreen.

4) What type of Toilet facility will be there?

At every campsite, there will be toilet tents with dug in style.

5) Will there be phone network?

Phone and wifi reception will be limited throughout the trek.

6) Do we get too see Dalai lama if he is in town?

We need special permission from his local office in Mcleodganj to visit Dalai Lama.

What are the stay options at the top?

There are couple of options to stay starting from forest guest house which can be pre booked, two private lodge and you can also rent camps too.
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