Up into the Himalayas – Dharamsala
Heading north into the foothills of the Himalayas, the team moves to Macleod Ganj, located 2100 m. (6800 ft.) up on a ridge above Dharamasala and in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley. It is home to the Tibetan government in exile and the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
We’ll be partnering with Students for a Free Tibet, working with them on campaigns to communicate the challenges faced by Tibetans both in their homeland as well as in their refugee community beyond its borders. We’ll also have the chance to meet with groups working to improve the lives of Tibetan refugees through education and vocational training. Our time here will give us unique insight into a worldwide student activist network, the local Himalayan culture (Himachali), and the efforts to sustain the transplanted culture of the refugee community.
More than that, we’ll be hiking some epic trails, rafting on rivers, practicing yoga, taking cooking classes, and learning the local language. We’ll also have a chance to learn how to play indigenous instruments for those musically inclined.