Dalai Lama Trek

Another date is available in October 

Deposit : £ 349 - £174.50 with discount code NKF50

Sponsorship : £ 2,840

A fantastic five day trekking adventure through the colourful region of North India, which lies in the heart of the world’s highest mountain range. Spectacular, spiritual and sublime - just some of the words to describe this fascinating country. Explore the Kingdom of Gaddi, pass Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries with the spectacular Himalayan mountain range as our backdrop. We end this incredible
challenge with time to explore the incomparable Taj Mahal, the greatest monument to love ever built, so join us and discover India!
Day 1
We depart the UK for our flight to Delhi.
Day 2
Delhi and overnight train to Pathankot. We arrive in Delhi and transfer to our hotel to freshen up, then we are free for the rest of the day to explore. In the evening, we will have dinner at a local restaurant before transferring to the railway station to board our sleeper train
to Pathankot. 
Day 3
Pathankot and transfer to Dharamsala
We arrive in Pathankot early morning, then transfer by coach (2-3 hours) to Dharamsala - home to the Dalai Lama - stopping for
breakfast en-route. We have a free day to explore this fascinating town, which has an obvious Tibetan influence with monasteries and Himachalie shops. We enjoy dinner as a group and prepare for the start of our trek tomorrow. 
Day 4
Dharamsala to Kareri (2,070m)
After an early breakfast, we begin our trekking challenge! The first few kilometres are undulating and then we make a steep descent
through dense pine forest to Ghere Village. We take the bridge over a small mountain stream where we stop for lunch. Following lunch,
there is a steep ascent to the top of the ridge where we’ll be rewarded with some great views of the valley below. We push on trekking until we reach Kareri Village, where we set up camp in a lovely meadow next to the Laund River.
Trekking distance - approx. 12km/7-8 hrs
Day 5
Kareri to Bal Village (2,330m)
We begin with a gradual ascent to a charming village, where we receive a warm and friendly greeting by locals. We also have time to stop for a cup of tea (hot,sweet Chai) and take in the spectacular mountain views. We trek on through the open meadows and pine forests and cross the suspension bridge before a steep ascent takes us to Bal Village – the breathtaking views will definitely take our minds off the challenging trek! Upon arrival in Bal, we pass through the village along the terraced fields to our campsite alongside a rushing river.
Trekking distance - approx. 11km/7-8 hrs 
Day 6
Bal Village to Triund (2,995m)
We begin our day’s trek by crossing over a bridge, then take a steep ascent through the rhododendron and pine forest until we reach a small Chai shop where we can stop for a quick cuppa! We push on with our ascent, past the Gaddi people taking their cattle to the high
pastures. There are spectacular views back to Dharamsala. Our camp in Triund is set high up on an alpine meadow, facing the snow-capped peaks of the surrounding Dhauladahr range. The perfect location to relax after a tough day’s trekking!
Trekking distance - approx. 11km/8-9 hrs
Day 7
Triund to Laka Got (3,550m)
Today we trek to Laka Got, the site of a temporary shepherd camp in the summer. Initially the trail is steep up to a small shrine
dedicated to a Goddess, but then our ascent becomes more gradual as we head towards the Snowline Café. We then descend from the
café to Laka Got. We continue descending as we make our way back to Triund to spend one more night in the best campsite of the
challenge!
Trekking distance -
approx. 9km/6-7 hrs
Day 8
Triund to Bhagsu Nag
Today is our last trekking day with breathtaking views of the valleys and snow-capped peaks. We have a steep descent to Bhagsu Nallaha stream, where we cross the river with the help of our guides, then push on until we reach a pretty waterfall. We continue to the
village of Bhagsu Nag, which has a lovely temple and natural springs and is where our trek finishes. We then take a short walk to our hotel and we toast our achievements this evening at our celebratory meal.
Trekking distance - approx. 9km/5-6 hrs
Day 9
Dharamsala to Pathankot and overnight train to Delhi
A free morning in Dharamsala to take in a visit to the Tibetan market and the local monastery.
Later in the afternoon, we will transfer back to Pathankot to catch the overnight train to Delhi. Delhi to Agra and the Taj Mahal. Upon arrival in Delhi, we transfer by bus to Agra (5 hours). After freshening up at our hotel, we are free to visit the incredible Taj Mahal situated on the banks of the Yamuna River. Voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, this beautiful monument was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, as a symbol of his undying love for her.
Day 10
Delhi to Agra and the Taj Mahal
Upon arrival in Delhi, we transfer by bus to Agra (5 hours). After freshening up at our hotel, we are free to visit the incredible Taj Mahal situated on the banks of the Yamuna River. Voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, this beautiful monument was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, as a symbol of his undying love for her.
Day 11
Agra to Delhi
We take a very early transfer back to Delhi to catch our flight back to
the UK, arriving the same day.
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