Journey to Himalayas – Spiti 2017

This trip will begin with teachings by Dalai Lama at his Monastery in Dharamshala.  After traversing through lush green valleys of Kullu and Kinnaur, this journey will take you to the arid region of Spiti. Situated at high altitude of more than 3500 meters, this region was briefly a part of the ancient kingdom of Guge in Western Tibet.

TRIP OVERVIEW

Your journey will start at Dharamshala, the centre of the Tibetan Government in Exile, and home to the monastery and residence of Dalai Lama. Here you will familiarise yourself with Tibetan Culture and Tibetan Buddhist way of life. You will also attend one day of Teachings by Dalai Lama.

After Dharamshala, you will spend about a week in the lush green valleys of Kullu and Kinnaur. Inhabited by people of Buddhist as well as Hindu descent, this region has a rich and unique culture.

Your journey will continue to the arid region of Spiti, which was briefly a part of the ancient kingdom of Guge in Western Tibet. Some very old Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, said to be favourites of Dalai Lama, are located here. The oldest being the one in Tabo which was established in 996 CE. The road along the itinerary traverses some of the highest mountain passes in the world and offers spectacular views.

ROAD CONDITIONS IN THE HIMALAYAS

Please be advised that traveling by roads in the areas that we will be going to in the Himalayas is not for the faint of the heart. You can consider them to be combination of logging roads and extreme mountain roads in western Canada and USA. We go great lengths to make sure that the best drivers are hired for this fabulous journey. It is an adventure. The tentative itinerary cannot always be guaranteed as these roads can be temporarily closed due to landslides.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP

  • One day of teachings by Dalai Lama (Aug 29).
  • Experience extremely rich and unique culture of different regions in the Himalayas, which is influenced by Hinduism as well as Buddhism.
  • Visit Buddhist Monasteries, many of which are 400 to 1000 year old.
  • Hike to Chandra Tal, the “lake of the moon”.
  • Yoga with Cat Kabira

FEATURES

  • Small Group (max of 10 people)
  • Safe and Healthy Food
  • Experienced Local Guides
  • Safe Exciting Travel
  • High Quality Amenities
  • Meet local residents in villages and monasteries

The Ultimate Himalayan Adventure & Cultural Experience

DATES

Aug 27 to Sep 16, 2017 (21 Days)

Pick Up and Drop Off: New Delhi International Airport (DEL)

Please make sure that you reach New Delhi by late night of Aug 27th. We will be taking an early morning flight to Dharamshala on Aug 28th.

COST

21 DAY Package: USD 5495 USD (7350 CAD)

(Single Occupancy Supplement: 1695 USD (2300 CAD))

Price includes:

  • Accommodation while in India 
  • Cost of all meals, except where otherwise specified (Alcohol exclusive).
  • Dinner on day 20 and 21 is not included in the package. All other meals are included
  • All Transportation costs within India
  • Entrance to Museums and Monuments
  • Permits and other fees incurred while traveling in India
  • Cost of special events like Cooking Evening or a Culture Show

Price exclusive of:

  • International flight to India.
  • Visa Fees
  • Room Charges at hotels for snacks and drinks.

 

For a detailed itinerary and more in-depth information and to register, please visit Journey to Himalayas 

Event Details

Date: Aug 27 - Sep 16, 2017 Location:
India: Delhi – Dharamshala –Tirthan Valley – Kinnaur – Spiti – Kullu/Manali – Delhi (21 Days)
More informationPrice: 21 DAY Package: USD 5495 USD (7350 CAD) (Single Occupancy Supplement: 1695 USD (2300 CAD)

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