Develop a Practice of Meditation, Attend Teachings by the Dalai Lama & Discover the Tibetan way of life.
18 Day Tour: Delhi & Dharamsala
Delhi We greet you at airport then transfer you into the heart of Delhi. As you whizz your way across the city you will get to experience the Indian way of life that is totally unique! Sometimes people want to arrive on an earlier date to rest and have time in Delhi before the drive up to Dharamsala, we are happy to assist such requests. However please bear in mind that for early arrivals your time is your own until the tour start date.
Dharamsala Early morning drive to McCleod Ganj, the scenic town that rests in the foothills of the Himalayas. This is the home to the Dalai Lama in exile and is also known as ‘Little Lhasa’. We will reside in that general area for the duration of our tour. Believe us when we say you won’t want to leave this Shangri-La! We travel up there by private transfer (approx 12 hours), then check into our hotel. If you would prefer you can also fly from Delhi to Dharamsala and meet us when we get there, it is a one hour flight. We can arrange a car to greet you and take you to the hotel.
Buddhist Retreat Day 1 In the morning we will do a walking meditation around the scenic circle of the Dalai Lama’s home known locally as the ‘Kora’ as we get acquainted with the local Tibetan culture. Check out of our hotel and transfer to the nearby peaceful Buddhist meditation centre up in the hills of McCleod Ganj. This place is quiet, surrounded by trees and hillside views with Buddhist stupas scattered about the grounds for you to stumble upon as you take a stroll. The 10-day Introduction to Buddhism meditation retreat starts that afternoon. Please note tour host Lisa does not attend the Tushita retreat with you. Both Tushita & Lisa feel is not necessary as you are in safe hands & it helps you keep the silence better. It also means there is an extra place for someone who has not been at this over subscribed centre before & that Lisa is available should somebody not be able to complete the full 10 days for whatever reason.
Buddhist Retreat Day 10 Final day of retreat. Check out between 1pm and 3pm. Transfer by local taxi to McLeod Ganj town centre. Even the town centre has beautiful buildings such as the temple seen here in this photo. Rest of the day at your well deserved leisure.
Full day at leisure. This is time for you to take stock and relax. We encourage you to make the most of it to ensure you are full of energy for the rest of the tour.
Attend Public Teachings with the Dalai Lama Day 1 At his home temple in Dharamsala the Dalai Lama will give teachings to pilgrims from all over the world. Being in his heart energy over a period of three days will change you. Hearing his infectious laugh will warm you. And learning from his wisdom will inspire you! Early evening we will attend our own private Green Tara prayer session. Here you will experience the power of Tibetan chanting as monks pray for our benefit. Green Tara is particularly helpful for any areas of your life you need swift action in so come with your intentions prepared!
Attend Public Teachings with the Dalai Lama Day 3 The final day of the teachings is usually a half day and a heart wrencher as it is time to say goodbye to the Dalai Lama. In the afternoon we will do a prayer flag puja. This involves writing names on prayer flags and hanging them in auspicious places which is believed to blow all fears away. The perfect ending to a heart-warming trip that we believe will stay with you and impact you & your loved ones for many years to come.
6 Dec Delhi Exchange contact details with your new global family and then transfers for individual travel arrangements. For later departures we can arrange for you to attend a morning tour ‘Street Life by Street Children’ where you will be taken into the realities of local Delhi life by its most vulnerable people and in doing so, you will be supporting them.
Tibetan Path Tour Price £2430 / €2875 / $3980 – Approx price
You can pay for this holiday in painless monthly installments if you like! Email us or call us on +44 203 286 4265 to have a chat.
For more tour information download our brochure here.
Single room subsidy for hotel in Delhi & McLeod Ganj £400 / €482 / $655 – does not include Tushita where room choice depends on availability at check-in. Payment due with tour deposit. Please select this option from drop down payment menu.
- English speaking host for duration of trip
- Transfers to and from Delhi international airport
- Transfers from Delhi to McLeod Ganj and back to Delhi by car
- Transfers from McLeod Ganj to Buddhist Meditation Centre and back
- Accommodation in Delhi (sharing unless single room requested)
- Bed & breakfast in McCleod Ganj (sharing unless single room requested)
- Dormitory accommodation at the Tushita Meditation Centre
- Suggested donations by Buddhist Meditation Center to cover cost of dorm accommodation and food. The food provided is dinner on day 1, 3 meals day 2 to 7, and breakfast and picnic lunch on day 8 of the retreat
- Breakfast & lunch when traveling on day 2 & 20
- Personal expenses
- Visa and passport fees
- Travel insurance
- International & domestic flights
- Train fares
- Airport transfers, taxes and excess baggage unless specified
- Meals other than those specified
- Optional activities and sightseeing
- Donation for Street Life by Street Kids tour
Please note anything with the itinerary can change at short notice especially with the nature of India but if that happens we will do our best to substitute something else equally wonderful.
*Prices in Euros are a guide as we can only accept payments in GBP£.