Challenge level: 3 out of 5
|11 October - 22 October 2019||On Sale|
Trek through the stunning Himalayas and raise funds for the charity of your choice on this incredible Indian experience. This epic itinerary entails five days of trekking, starting in Dharamsala, the spiritual home of the Dalai Lama.
We'll walk through spectacular landscapes and sleep under the stars in remote mountain camps as we head for our finish line at Laka Got (3,550 m), well above the Himalaya snow-line. This amazing Indian adventure culminates with a visit to the breath-taking Taj Mahal in Agra.
Don't want to fundraise? No worries.
This trek is an Open Challenge – this means you have the option to self fund your participation and there is no minimum fundraising requirement. You are, of course, more than welcome to commit to a minimum sponsorship target instead and fundraise for a charity or hospice of your choice; but it's completely up to you.
Spaces for the Dalai Lama Trek India Trek 2019 are going like hot samosas so secure your place today to avoid missing out on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
See the Dalai Lama Trek India 2019 info pack
Get all the information you need about the Dalai Lama Trek India 2019, including the itinerary, FAQs, some gorgeous photos and more in our challenge info pack.
Pay a non-refundable registration fee and then commit to fundraising a minimum sponsorship amount for your chosen charity.
Minimum sponsorship target
Pay the challenge costs yourself and choose to fundraise or donate as much as you can for your chosen charity.
Pay the balance
This challenge is not designed for Olympic athletes – it is designed for people looking for an amazing goal to train and get fit for. A number of the people who will take part on this challenge will have little or no fitness level when they sign up. This challenge is the perfect motivation to get fit, lose weight and have an experience of a lifetime.
Please don't be! The majority of people will sign up for the Dalai Lama Trek on their own. Once you've signed up for the challenge, we'll send you a link to a private Facebook group for everyone registered for the Dalai Lama Trek India 2019. Please feel free to use this space to swap questions, advice and updates with your fellow trekkers on your training and fundraising. You may also want to reach out to the fellow participants in this group to see if there's anyone in your local area you can meet up to train and fundraise with.
Absolutely not! One of the amazing things about the challenge is that people of all ages will come together to do something very special. The age range is likely to be from 18 to 75.
You will of course need a pair of walking boots. We'll supply you with a comprehensive list of everything you will need to take on the event well before your departure date.
This challenge includes a whole mix of accommodation, from camping in the mountains to traditional Indian hotels and even two exciting nights on a sleeper train.
Yes of course! If you wish to extend your stay you will need to come out of our group flights (and of course we would deduct the cost from your balance).
In addition to paying your registration fee you will need to budget for your airport taxes and the fuel surcharge personal travel insurance, visa, gratuities, optional tours and personal expenses.
You will need to take out your own personal travel insurance covering health, accident, loss and repatriation. Dream Challenges has a recommended policy, which we will send you details of. You can however take out your own insurance providing it covers you for a charity trek in India. You will need to apply for a visa to obtain entry into India, we will send you all the relevant information and forms in plenty of time.
The Dream Challenges team are here to help you achieve your challenge and will support you all the way. We are on hand from the minute you sign up to answer any questions that you may have about your training or the challenge itself. Once you have registered we will send you a realistic training programme to help you get fit for the event. The programme builds up gradually as the event gets closer.