Treks and Challenges

Dalai Lama Trek 2022

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Event Details

20th October 2022
Event type:
Treks and Challenges
Challenging - you need to be fit to trek up steep hills
50 km
Fees and sponsorship requirements:
Option A - Minimum Sponsorship Registration Fee £349 + Min Sponsorship £2908 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250
Option B - Self-Funding Registration Fee £349 + Self Funding £1454 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250 + Set your own fundraising target
Contact details:
Jane Appleton 01726 66868 (option 3)
Dharamsala, Dharamsala, Dharamsala,
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• Discover stunning views of the Himalayan mountains
• Visit the one of the New Seven Wonders of the World – The Taj Mahal
• Experience Tibetan life and visit local monasteries
• Trek through unspoilt landscapes & immerse yourself in astounding architecture
• Experience true Indian culture
• Celebrate your achievement in Dharamsala

Location: India
Challenge Grade: Challenging – you’ll be walking for 5+ hours daily at altitude
Distance: Approx. 50km
Duration: 11 days

Our charity challenge begins in Dharamsala, where the Dalai Lama and the centre of the Tibetan Community are situated – the heart of the world’s highest mountain range. 

We have time to spend in this fascinating town before we set off on foot to explore this stunning region. This special charity challenge incorporates India’s best sights and sounds.  Our 5 day trek takes us through the Kingdom of Gaddi – a semi-nomadic race who spend months wandering the high passes with their cattle. With spectacular views of the Daula Dhar Mountain Range, our journey together takes us through rhododendron forests, passing through Hindu settlements and Buddhist Monasteries. This journey has everything we could ever wish for from a trip to India.

To end this most amazing of charity challenges, we have some free time to explore the incomparable Taj Mahal – one of the world’s greatest monuments to love ever built, and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World!


Day 1

Depart UK.

Day 2

Arrive Delhi, then take overnight train to Pathankot.

Day 3

Arrive Pathankot and transfer to Dharamsala – home of the Dalai Lama.

Day 4

Trek Dharamsala to Kareri (2,070m). Approx. 12km / 7 – 8 hours.

Day 5

Trek Kareri to Bal Village (2,330m). Approx. 12km / 7 – 8 hours.

Day 6

Trek Bal Village to Triund (2,995m). Approx. 10km / 8 – 9 hours.

Day 7

Trek Triund to Snowline Cafe. Approx. 9km / 6 – 7 hours.

Day 8

Trek Triund to Bhagsu Nag. Approx. 7km / 5 – 6 hours, then transfer to Dharamsala for a celebratory meal.

Day 9

A free morning in Dharamsala, then transfer to Pathankot for overnight train to Delhi.

Day 10

Arrive Delhi and transfer to Agra to visit Taj Mahal.

Day 11

Early transfer to Delhi for flight to UK arriving same day.

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Dalia Lama Trek Brochure and Itinerary

Download a detailed brochure and itinerary to find out more about the trek.

What Happens Next?

Travel with Confidence

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Climate Care

We believe that we all have a responsibility to help fight climate change which is one of the reasons we are working with Global Adventure Challenges – they are committed to offsetting as much of the carbon generated by the challenges as they possibly can.  With this in mind, they will plant 20 trees for every participant who takes part in our challenge. For further information on their climate care strategy, click here.

1. Sign up today, with our trusted partners Global Adventure Challenges who work with us to organise and run the Dalai Lama Trek.  You will need to choose payment option A or B.

2. Global Adventure Challenges will confirm your booking and manage this part of your trek on our behalf.  They will also confirm your booking with us.

3. We will send you regular updates with fundraising information, training guides etc.

4. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.

5. Enjoy the trek!

Frequently Asked Questions

What support is available to help me reach my target?

The fundraising team is on hand to help you achieve your target and to make sure your trek is as enjoyable as possible for you. We want you to be successful so you can fund as much care as possible, and we have lots of ideas, hints and tips to help you spread your target and break it down in to small manageable bite size chunks.

How old do I need to be to take part?

The minimum age for this trek is 18 years old (if you are aged between 13 -17 years you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

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