ITINERARY

NORTH INDIA PILGRIMAGE
17th October – 1st November 2017 (16 days)

Delhi: Day 1 – 2
17th – 18th October
We will meet you upon your arrival at Delhi Airport and transfer to our hotel. The following morning we will visit the beautiful Lotus Temple and go shopping at Fab India.

Agra: Day 3
19
th October
Travel to Agra in AC Taxi (approx. 5 hours one-way) to visit the Taj Mahal, after which we will drive back to Delhi to enjoy a relaxed evening.

McLeod Ganj: Day 4 - 7
20th – 23rd October
Fly to Kangra/Dharamsala and travel by AC taxi to McLeod Ganj, settle into our hotel and explore the local markets.
In McLeod Ganj we will have the opportunity to visit the HH Dalai Lamas monastery, Tibetan Children’s Village, Nechung Monastery, Tibetan Library and Museum, Tibetan Astrological and Medical Centre. Karma may guide a walk through the beautiful lush Himalayan forest. McLeod Ganj is also an excellent place for shopping, from books to carpets and all Tibetan and Indian artifacts.

Bir: Day 8 - Day 9
24th– 25th October
Travel to Sherab Ling by AC Taxi (approx. 2 hours).
Visit the small town of Bir and the eight great Stupas and giant Mani Wheels of Chokling Monastery; receive blessings from the sacred relics of Dorjechang Jamyang Khyentse Choekyi Lodro at Dzongsar Labrang.

Tso Pema: Day 10 – 12
26th – 28th October
Travel to Tso Pema (Rewalsar) by AC Taxi (approx. 5 hours).
Here we visit the Tibetan nuns living in caves, receive teachings from Tso Pema yogis, receive blessings from the Guru Padmasambhava and Princess Mandarava caves. Circumambulate the pristine Kunti Bayo lake sacred to Tibetan Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs.

Norbulingka: Day13 – 14
29
th – 30th October
Travel to Norbulingka by AC Taxi (6 hours), hopefully stopping to meet with Jetsumna Tenzin Palmo at her nunnery on the way (depending on her availability).
Staying at the tranquil traditional Tibetan style Norling Guest House, there’s time to rest and relax in the beautiful surrounds and visit workshops of traditional artisans.

Delhi: Day 15 – 16
31st October – 1st November
Enjoy a free morning at the Norbulingka before driving to Kangra Airport (30 minutes). The ]light to Delhi is 2 hours, reaching our hotel in the late afternoon.
During our ]inal days in Delhi, we will share some of our other favourite Delhi experiences, such as the Old Delhi Spice Market and Mr Mattal’s Tea Shop. There will also be time to explore local shops for any last minute shopping.
On Day 16 (1st November), we will organise your transfer to Delhi International Airport.