This superb trek takes place in the foothills of the magnificent Indian Himalayas. After a short stop in Delhi, head to the enchanting town of Dharamsala, residence of the Dalai Lama.
The Classic India Challenge
This superb trek takes place in the foothills of the magnificent Indian Himalayas. After a short stop in Delhi, head to the enchanting town of Dharamsala, residence of the Dalai Lama with a distinct Tibetan influence. Before starting the challenge there is chance to visit the Dalai Lama’s house and monastery. The trekking route follows mountain trails offering spectacular vistas across sweeping green valleys and snow-capped mountain ranges. Sleep under canvas in picturesque surroundings far from the stress of everyday life. Finish with a visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra before flying home.
DAY 1: Fly London – Delhi.
DAY 2: Free time in Delhi. Sleeper train to Pathankot.
DAY 3: Coach transfer Pathankot – Dharamsala. Free time to explore Dalai Lama’s home.
DAY 4: Start trekking into mountains. 7-8 hrs
DAY 5: Hike through small villages to riverside camp. 7-8 hrs
DAY 6: Wonderful views of Dhaula Dahr mountain range. 6-7 hrs
DAY 7: Challenging day. Trek on glacier. 7-8 hrs
DAY 8: Steep descent to Dharamsala. Celebratory meal. 6-7 hrs
DAY 9: Morning free to explore Dharamsala. Transfer to Pathankot for overnight sleeper train to Delhi.
DAY 10: Early morning arrival Delhi. Optional visit to the Taj Mahal or free time in Delhi.
DAY 11: Fly Delhi - London.
This is an open challenge which means you can take part and raise funds for any of the charities listed. The payment options are explained below.
Minimum sponsorship option
This option requires you to pay the above registration fee at the time of booking and pledge to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for your nominated charity. The charity will then cover the full cost of the challenge out of the sponsorship you raise. The amount retained by the charity varies between challenges - full details are included in the challenge information pack.
Self funder option
This option requires you to pay a registration fee at the time of booking and pay the final balance to cover the full cost of the challenge before your departure. As you have covered the full cost of the challenge yourself, 100% of any fundraising is kept by the charity - full details are included in the challenge information pack.
Full details of all funding options are included in the challenge information pack we'll send you - just select a charity and complete the request form.
Hike the Himalayas is an open challenge which means you can take part and raise funds for any of the charities listed. To get started, just select a charity and complete the request form to get full details about the challenge and payment options.
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