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The Children's Centre Indian Himalaya Trek 2018

  • When Oct 27th 2018
  • Where India

Join us on our amazing Indian Himalaya Trek in 2018. The 11 day trip you will reach a maximum altitude of 2843m (9327ft).

About India

India conjures images of lush green tea plantations, brightly coloured saris, jasmine scented incense, ancient palances and adorned maharajahs. A huge country, India is often known as the Indian Subcontinent and is the 7th largest country by landmass on earth. There are many highlights in this vast country including the stunning backwaters of Kerala, the mighty Himalaya, the inhospitable deserts, the bustling cities, the magnificent coastline and of course the delicious cuisine.

The Project

You will spend two days helping at a non-profit project in Delhi which reaches out to families from less privileged backgrounds and offers support through times of sickness, financial difficulty and other challenges families face. The specific project you will help will depend on the most urgent need in Delhi at the time.

Activities at the project may include assisting with decorating, painting and refurbishment. No experience is required; just a willingness to get involved and make a positive difference.

The Challenge

 After flying from London you will start your challenge in India's capital, Delhi where you will have an introduction to Indian culture. After an overnight train you will transfer to Dharamshala. From here you will commence your journey into the Lesser Himalayan range of Northern India where, during 4 days of trekking, you will be awed by lush green forests, views of snow-capped peaks and small villages with friendly and welcoming local people. You will reach a maximum altitude of 2842m and will walk approximately 12km per day taking around 6 hours. After your trek ends you will return to Delhi and start work assisting at the community project for the next 2 full days on a range of tasks.

The cost

Option 1 (sponsorship):

£380 registration fee + fundraise a minimum of £3500

Option 2 (self-funded):

£380 registration fee + £2000 balance + fundraise a minimum of £1500

The trip at a glance

  • Full board
  • Flights from London
  • Challenging
  • 10 - 25 people per group
  • In Delhi temperatures can reach 35 degrees C with lows of 20 degrees C.
  • During the trek temperatures can reach 25 degrees C, with lows of 0 degrees C.
  • First aid trained staff
  • Expert guides

For an information pack please email lisamotley@thechildrenscentre.org.im.

How to join the team

To book, please contact Lisa Motley on 01624 800000 or email lisamotley@thechildrenscentre.org.im

Or fill in the registration form by clicking here.

Please click here to view some Himalaya youtube

How can you help?

There are many ways you can support our work.

  • £3,000 per day to run our charitable programmes
  • £7 benefit for every £1 spent on Thriving families programme
  • 40% of local children and young people engaged in our services
  • 16 groups of all ages hosted at the Farm each week