Discover Dharamsala, home-in-exile of the Dalai Lama, and trek the Himalayas 

On this inspiring adventure, you will discover the contrasts, colours and cultures of India, from Delhi to Dharamsala, trekking the foothills of some of the highest mountains in the world.*

Arriving in Delhi, you are soon thrown into the chaos and confusion of India’s capital. Experience the history of a city founded by Mughal emperors and gaze at traditional Hindu architecture, losing yourself in a labyrinth of cluttered streets lined with silk, saris and spices.

You’ll then journey to Dharamsala on an overnight train. Dharamsala is the cultural centre of Tibet in India, and the home-in-exile of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Setting-off on the challenge-of-a-lifetime, over five days you will trek across verdant alpine meadows, through rhododendron and pine forest and into traditional villages set in the silhouette of snow-capped peaks. As you trek through lush valleys, you will pass Gaddi shepherds guiding their herds, wave at local children and meet local women creating traditional handicrafts.

It’s then time to journey back to Dharamsala to visit the Norbulingka Institute, an educational compound devoted to the protection of Tibetan cultural heritage.

*Lower Himalaya region only—no mountaineering experience required.

  • Discover the contrasts, colours and cultures of incredible India, from bustling cities to majestic mountains
  • Trek the foothills of the Himalayas, through exquisite forest, across lush meadows and into traditional villages
  • Explore Old Delhi, a city bristling with traditional cultural pride

Day 1: Depart Australia

Day 2: Delhi

Day 3–4: Dharamsala

Day 5–9: Himalayas trek

Day 10: Dharamsala

Day 11: Delhi

Day 12: Arrive home

Please note: Itineraries are subject to change and should be used as a guide only.

Adventure type: Trek
Trip duration: 12 days
Challenge duration: 5 days
Challenge grade: 4/5 (challenging)
Accommodation: Twin-share in 3 star hotels and comfortable camping (single supplement applies)


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