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Kashmir & Ladakh

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Join Lewie on this President’s Tour to some of India’s most remote and exceptionally beautiful regions. After years of being closed off to tourism, the area is now open again, allowing travellers to gain an amazing inside look.

After a day exploring Lewie’s favourite places in Delhi, set off for Dharamsala, home-in-exile of the Dalai Lama. Set in the foothills of the Himalayas, the upper town is surrounded by pine-clad ridges with magnificent views. Explore the temple complexes and meet with the monks keeping Tibetan traditions alive. From here we travel to Amritsar, home to the spectacular Golden Temple. We’ll delve into the bustling city centre and visit the gurdwara complex that surrounds the gleaming central shrine.

Then we head up to the Himalayan foothills and the beautiful alpine area of Srinagar, following in the footsteps of the Mughals’ elephant-borne harems and 19th century British. Visit the forts and monasteries in the Indus Valley and meet representatives of the Snow Leopard Conservancy. Hike the mountains, enjoy tea with the local villagers, and travel by traditional shikara to visit the floating markets of Lake Dal.
 
A definite highlight will be the time spent in and around Leh, capital of Ladakh, with its stunning lakes, and waterways, and Moghul gardens. Meet shepherds along the river and artisans embroidering Kashmiri shawls. Visit magnificent monasteries reverberating with the chants of monks worshipping beneath gold-gilded statues of Buddha Sakyamuni.
Cultural Explorations President's Tours

India | 16 days
Cultural Explorations

Dates:
Sep 22 - Oct 08, 2018
Cost:
US$8445 (Incl. US$450 taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
Limited to 18 participants

Includes:
Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary, domestic flights, accommodation in double occupancy, based on hotels listed or similar, meals as indicated in the itinerary, transportation by air conditioned coach, all activities and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary, services of specialized English speaking guides, tour accompanied by Worldwide Quest President Lewie Gonsalves. Taxes and gratuities of US$450 are included.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in Delhi
Day 2: Old and New Delhi
Day 3: Fly to Dharamsala and Wander around the Dalai Lama Temple
Day 4: Tibetan rituals and and Dolma Ling Nummery
Day 5: Through the Punjab to Amritsar
Day 6: The Golden Temple
Day 7: Fly to Srinagar
Day 8: Workshops and temples in the Old Town
Day 9: Hike in the Aru Valley
Day 10: Explore the Valley of the Shepherds
Day 11: Return to Srinagar; Sufi music
Day 12: Lake Dale by shikara and fly to Delhi
Day 13: Fly to Leh, Ladakh
Day 14: Stupas, mudbrick houses, bazaars in the Old Town
Day 15: Monasteries of the high plateau
Day 16: The lunar landscape of Lamayuru
Day 17: Fly to Delhi and depart the following morning
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Lewie, our peripatetic president, has over 35 years’ experience researching and organizing trips throughout the world. As well as designing and leading our President’s Tours, Lewie is also chief designer of our Private Journey collection of tailored tours.

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Cultural Explorations President's Tours

India | 16 days
Cultural Explorations

Dates:
Sep 22 - Oct 08, 2018
Cost:
US$8445 (Incl. US$450 taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
Limited to 18 participants

Includes:
Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary, domestic flights, accommodation in double occupancy, based on hotels listed or similar, meals as indicated in the itinerary, transportation by air conditioned coach, all activities and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary, services of specialized English speaking guides, tour accompanied by Worldwide Quest President Lewie Gonsalves. Taxes and gratuities of US$450 are included.

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