Join us on a magical mountain
trek through the Himalayas to
the home of His Holiness
The Dalai Lama.

     This is a unique opportunity to trek through the colourful kingdom of the Himalayas and have a rare chance to interact with the local Tibetan community and support a Tibetan children's project. H.H. The Dalai Lama has shown encouragement and support for this project. The Indian Himalayas provides some of the finest and most rewarding trekking in the world, but still remains rarely visited which makes this area pristine and unspoilt. You have the opportunity of trekking through Hindu settlements and past temples, to isolated Buddhist monasteries, camping beside nomadic shepherd encampments; all amongst the snow-capped peaks of the world's highest and most spectacular mountain range.

     After a luxurious night and banquet at Talagarh Palace, home to the Maharaja's for centuries, we will begin our 6-day trek from the picturesque Tibetan colony of Bir. You have the opportunity for paragliding, experiencing a bird's eye view of the breath-taking snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. We will visit the monks of the impressive Sherab-ling Monastery, with the amazing 3-storey high Buddha. The challenging trek leads us through rhododendron and evergreen forests, following the beautiful Uhl River, home of the brown and rainbow trout, all in the shadow's of some of the world's highest peaks. This area is well known for it's diverse Himalayan wildlife and birdlife, including thar, musk deer, forest and snow leopard, monal, golden eagle and the lammergeier.

     The trek finishes at Dharamsala that has been the centre of a vibrant Tibetan community since 1959 and home to H.H. The Dalai Lama, who received the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize. There is time to explore the many temples and monasteries of Dharamsala, often called “Little Lhasa”, with a giant prayer wheel in the centre of town and many strings of multi - coloured Tibetan prayer flags fluttering in the wind. H.H. The Dalai Lama has granted a request for a private audience.

     The Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, gives you the grand finale for this trip. The rich variety of the city provides dramatic contrast and a superb finish after the secret, unforgettable kingdom of the Indian Himalayas.