5 days, 4 nights
Duration

McleodGanj sits high on a mountain towering over the Indian plains. Home to the Tibetan government in exile since the Dalai Lama fled to Indian in 1959, it houses a number of monasteries and nunneries, and attracts visitors from all over the world interested in Buddhist and Tibetan studies.

This fusion of people makes McleodGanj an eclectic melting pot for the world. Cafes serving Korean, Japanese, Isreali, and Indian food all crowd together as handicrafts from Kashmir line the streets. Behind you, the peaks of the Himalayas tower upwards. Take a walk through a pine forest, spend some time at the Tibet museum, and meditate at his Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Temple; no matter your holiday preference, McleodGanj has a wide range of offerings to fit your interests.

 

DURATION 5 days, 4 nights
COST A$495 per person twin share
* minimum 2 people
Map Dharamsala

Additional information

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Day 1

McLeod Ganj


Upon arrival, check into your hotel. After freshening up, take a walk to the Temple of His Holiness the Dalai Lama followed by a visit to Namgyel Monastery and the Tibet Museum. After your walking tour of McLeod Ganj, settle down into one of McLeod Ganj’s many cafes for a coffee or a hot ginger lemon tea. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight McLeod Ganj
Day 2

McLeod Ganj


You’ll spend the day exploring McLeod Ganj including a walk to local villages such as Bhagsu, Dharamkot, and Naddi. The afternoon is free for shopping or relaxing at the café of your choice.
Overnight McLeod Ganj
Day 3

Dharamsala

Today we head down the mountain to visit Dharamsala and its surrounding villages. We’ll visit Thosamling Nunnery, Norbulingka, an institute for the preservation for Tibetan Arts and Culture, and Nishtha Community Centre, a village health and resource centre. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the Dharamsala bazaar including its sweet shops.
Overnight McLeod Ganj
Day 4

McLeod Ganj

After breakfast, we set off on a lovely hour and a half drive through tea plantations to visit Tashi Jong and Dongyu Gatsal Ling nunnery in Palampur. From Palampur, we go to Bir, a Tibetan settlement with several monasteries, including Sherab Ling Monastery. In the evening, we return to McLeod Ganj.
Overnight McLeod Ganj
Day 5

McLeod Ganj

Tour arrangements end upon checkout from your hotel in McLeod Ganj.

INCLUDES

4 nights’ accommodation
4 breakfasts
Pickup from Gaggal, Dharamsala Airport
Local car and driver for days 3 & 4

EXCLUDES

Personal expenditure such as drinks, laundry service and souvenirs
Tipping expenses
Drop off
Local Guide
Lunch and Dinner
Compulsory insurance of any kind
Camera and video entry charges at local sights

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