As part of this incredible adventure, you will discover the contrasts, colours and cultures of India, from Delhi to Dharamsala, in a whirlwind journey that will take you to the foothills of some of the highest mountains in the world.
Landing in Delhi, you are immediately exposed to the exotic chaos and confusion that is India’s capital. Experience the history of a city founded by Mughal emperors. Marvel at traditional Hindu architecture and lose yourself in a maze of jumbled streets lined with silk, saris and spices.
Boarding an overnight train, you will travel to Dharamsala, the cultural and political centre of Tibet in India and the home in exile of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Here you will visit the Tibetan Children’s Village before embarking on the trek-of-a-lifetime through the Himalayas.
Following in the footsteps of Tibetans seeking refuge in India, over four days you will trek across lush alpine meadows, through rhododendron and pine forest and into traditional villages set in the shadow of snow-capped peaks. As you climb steep ascents and descend into valleys, you will pass Gaddi shepherds guiding their herds, wave at children who run out to greet you and meet local women working on traditional handicrafts.
Accompanying you on the adventure is world-renowned Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal. Born to nomadic parents in Tibet and raised at the Tibetan refugee school in Dharamsala, Brisbane-based Tenzin Choegyal has travelled across Australia and the globe sharing his unique musical talents. He draws on his traditional roots to create original compositions that uniquely express his cultural heritage.
Best of all, with every step you take you will be raising vital funds for Australia Tibet Council to help end China’s occupation of Tibet and protect the freedom and human rights of the Tibetan people.
The funds raised from the Trek for Tibet will go towards key campaigns, which aim to:
– Educate the Australian public, the media and key institutions about Tibet
– Mobilise active support from the Australian government and parliament
– Challenge China’s infiltration into Australian politics, education and media
– Amplify the Tibetans’ call for freedom in their homeland
– Highlight the global importance of Tibet’s environment
Australia Tibet Council is a small not-for-profit. We do not receive funding from any government and rely solely on the support of passionate people like you.
29 September – 7 October 2019
9 Day Trip
4 Day Challenge
Twin-share in hotels and at comfortable campsites
Registration fee: $770 (non-refundable)
Travel quote: $2,999 (land only)
Fundraising Target: $3,000
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