Global Action offers a truly bespoke service and no two itineraries are the same (this itinerary can be shortened to 12 -16 days). Sometimes, itineraries may be subject to change due to circumstances outside our control. We will always endeavour to give you an outstanding trip tailored to your learning aims.
A meeting with your Global Action Trip Leader at school to check your kit, run through health and safety briefings, and have an introduction to Indian culture and the organisations you will be visiting.
Overnight flight to Amritsar and travel to Dharamsala through rural Punjab. Settle into your hotel; a local market tour with your guide.
Based in Dharamsala, a variety of visits and seminars on Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, life as a refugee, democracy in exile, women’s rights, environmental protection, access to education and social enterprise. Debating monks, Hindi and meditation lessons, a secular ethics workshop with Indian teenagers, and a blessing from a Hindu Priest. Option to participate in a service project at a local Indian primary school.
Camping under the stars on a 3-4 day trek in the foothills of the Himalaya. Ascend to an altitude of 3,800m, using remote trails through forests and wild-flower meadows.
A morning in the Mcleod Ganj markets to barter for those last-minute souvenirs, and an afternoon of Indian cultural dress and Bollywood dancing!
The Golden Temple at Amritsar - a guided visit to this magnificent pilgrimage site to learn about Sikhism. The team makes chapattis and helps serve meals alongside Sikh volunteers at the Gur-Ka-Langar, a huge dining room serving thousands of pilgrims a day after temple prayers.
A Final Review session of your trip learning - then it's time to go home!