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Ask any traveler – India is one of the most intense places in the world when you first arrive. It could be the staggering population, the incredible diversity, or the physical landscape. Whatever it is, you won’t forget it. India has always held a special place in the hearts and minds of those who want to feel the wind in their hair and new lands under their feet. It is an enigma of a country that weaves its ancient past so uniquely into its modern and progressive present. It can embody all the beauty, the sadness, and the intrigue in the world. We hope to give you the opportunity to not only experience it for yourself, but also to challenge yourself and understand why it is such a powerful and distinct place.
Take the plunge into the Himalaya with us and you'll experience a unique program seeped in traditional Indian Himachali culture, as well as the life of Tibetan refugees in their own words. Macleod Ganj is the principal hub of the worldwide Tibetan independence movement and a place where we can engage with both the Himachali and Tibetan diaspora communities and the organizations that protect and promote their rights.
Few other countries are as challenging on your body and your mind. Packed with bitter-sweet contradictions, you will often find yourself as frustrated as you have ever been in one moment and contemplating the beauties of life over sweet chai tea in the next. Ready?