Heartlands of Tibetan Culture

13th to 30th October 2018

 McLeod Ganj - Bir - Tso Pema - Shimla - Dehradun

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Join us on a heart expanding and joyful journey that will enrich your senses and heighten your experience of the rich and diverse Tibetan culture. We travel through the foothills of the Himalayas visiting monasteries, lakes and caves while taking in the delightful countryside and breathtaking views. We meet monks, nuns and local people who warmly welcome us into their community and generously share their culture.

Taste the delights of the local cuisine, listen to the sounds of monks chanting, with plenty of opportunities to do some shopping in between. Our journey is casual and flexible with a good dash of fun.

 

WHERE  - Northern India - McLeod Ganj, Bir, Tso Pema, Shimla & Dehradun inc day trips to Rishikesh, Mussoorie  &             Clement Town.

WHEN   -  13th - 30th October2018

PRICE    -  Twin Share     $3570 AUD
                -  Single             $4120 AUD

  • Includes all accommodation, meals and mv transport

  • Excludes any Flights

Small group for your care & comfort

 
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for more info contact

Pantha   PanthaB@westnet.com.au    +61 478 603 929

or     Tania    tania.dc@icloud.com     +61 416 301 639

 

Itinerary

Days 1 & 2

13th & 14th October

Dharamsala / McLeod Ganj

After a short flight from Delhi to Kangra airport, we arrive in McLeod Ganj, a hill resort once popular with the British and now, the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and home of the Tibetan Government in Exile. Plenty of free time for walks into the surrounding mountains and lots of great shopping.

 Here we experience authentic Tibetan culture.

 

Days 3 & 4

15th & 16th October

Bir

Bir is a Tibetan settlement with a wide variety of monasteries including Sherabling & Deer Park . It is also renowned as an international hang gliding centre.

 

Days 5 to 11

17th to 23rd October

Rewalsar / Tso Pema (Lotus Lake)

Our main activity in Tso Pema is meeting and giving annual sponsorships to a wide range of monks, nuns, elderly people and children.  In the mornings we play at the kindergarten, meet a local shamaness & explore the monasteries. Visiting Guru Rinpoche's cave, in the hills above the lake we share lots of tea and laughter with the nuns who live in surrounding caves and we are welcomed into their community.  Rich in history, Tso Pema is a place of pilgrimage that is holy for Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs.

 

Days 12 to 13

24th to 25th October

Shimla

Once the capitol of British India, Simla is a famous hill station that still retains its old world charm.  A stroll along the bustling mall is fun with lots of interesting shops and spectacular views.  We will also be giving sponsorship to monks at the beautiful Dorje Drak monastery in nearby Kasumpti.

 

Day 14 to 17

26th to 29th October

Dehradun

The capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is known as a pleasant and relaxing stop on the way from the hills and will be our base for day trips. Day trips include to the holy city of Rishikesh, situated along the Ganges River, Clement Town home to one of the largest Buddhist centres in India, and Mussoorie popular for its specular vistas, lakes and waterfalls, and valleys housing Tibetan temples.

 

Day 18

30th October

Depart.  There is a short flight from Dehradun to Delhi or you could travel by train or bus.

Our Itinerary is always subject to change

 & sometimes does

"Thank you so much for a remarkable journey.  You certainly have the knack for arranging things to perfection & at the same time allowing what each person would like to do.  You are kind, considerate & fun and allow thing to "go with the flow".  I can only look forward to the day when I can come on another tour."    Maggie - Australia

 
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