Feel the positive energy of the Dalai Lama as you climb through the mystical mountain ranges of the McLeod Ganj province and bask in the stunning beauty of the mighty Himalayas. Admire colorful prayer flags and twirling prayer wheels spun by hopeful hands, teach English to eager local teenagers, and learn traditional crafts and skills from native artisans.
Volunteer and educate rescued street children at a dedicated orphanage
$1,895 | 9 Days | 30 Service Hours
Work with Wildlife SOS in India and help improve the lives of rescued sloth bears
$2,195 | 9 Days | 30 Service Hours
An advanced photography and touring adventure through the peaks of the Himalayas and rural India
$3,895 | 16 Days
Get ready for the ultimate India experience!
$3,495 | 16 Days
Spirit-lifting service in the shadows of the awe-inspiring Himalayan Mountains
$3,295 | 16 Days | 50 Service Hours
|शुक्रीया बहुत धन्यवाद (Shukriyaa bahut dhanyevad)||Thank you very much!|
|भारत एक अद्भुत देश है (Bharat ek adbhut desh hai)||India is a wonderful country.|
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“India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.”Mark Twain
All of the items below are guidelines. If you are doing a combination of trips over two or three weeks, be sure to check the packing lists for all sections of your trip to pack appropriately.
Temperatures in northern India vary based on altitude, but generally remains quite warm during the day (upper 80s) and gets pretty chilly in the night, depending where you are.
Bring with you any medications that you will need while you are away. You will need to tell staff what medications you have brought during your orientation period. This is done privately, but it is essential that you disclose to your staff all medications you are carrying.
Pack lightly for your journey! Airlines in India will not allow a checked bag weighing more than 15 kilos, so please pack accordingly. You must also be able to carry and load your own luggage, and space in the vehicles is limited. If you have any questions about the India packing list please feel free to e-mail our India team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A small backpack is the best carry-on bag and will be useful on your program day-trips.
Make sure everything you pack in your carry-on complies with the new carry-on regulations of the TSA.
A medium sized duffel bag or large backpack work best. Wheeled bags are OK as long as they are medium sized and can easily be carried like a duffle over rough terrain.
Please bring at least a few outfits that can get dirty or destroyed for service work or adventure activities.
Please pack all items that could leak in a PLASTIC or ZIPLOCK bag
PLEASE NOTE – Rustic Pathways will not be responsible for ANY lost or stolen items. During travel it is common for items to be lost or stolen so please bring only items you are prepared to part with.
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