June 28-29: Flight from New York to India. Arrive in Delhi and transfer to hotel.
June 30: Orientation in Delhi. Visit Red Fort, Chadni Chowk, and Jami Masjid. Train to Chandigarh and bus to Dharamsala.
July 1: Arrive in Dharamsala. Check in guest house. Begin orientation.
July 2-July 6: Home stays in Dharamsala. Cultural lecture series, language training introduction, Independent Study Projects, and service work. Excursions to Tibetan Children’s Village, Tibetan Youth Congress, National Library and Archives, Medical and Astrological Institute, audiences with religious leaders, teachings on Buddhism.
July 6: Celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday with home stay families. Bus to Manali.
July 7: Arrive Manali: Explore local monasteries and visit hot springs.
July 8: Drive from Manali to Losar over Rothang Pass and enter the Spiti Valley. Stay in guest house.
July 9: Drive from Losar to Tabo over Kunzam Pass. Stay at Tabo Monastery.
July 10: Visit various monasteries in the area, including Dhankar and Kye Monasteries as well as Kibber village. Stay in guest house.
July 11: Rest day at Kibber. Optional trip to summit nearby peak. Trek preparation.
July 12: Begin trek. Walk to Thaltak.
July 13: Walk to base of Parang-la.
July 14: Base of Parang-la to Largyap and over Parang-la.
July 15: Trek to Umna.
July 16: Umna to Rachu Lamo.
July 17: Trek to Norbu Sumdo.
July 18: Trek to Kyangdam for the first view of Tsomoriri Lake.
July 19: Trek to Korzok Village Tsomoriri.
July 20: Drive to Leh.
July 21 – 24: Visit Saboo Village and learn about traditional Ladakhi houses. Home stay and service project in the mornings and visit monastery and cultural sites in Leh Valley.
July 25: Flight from Leh to Delhi. Check in hotel in Delhi.
July 26: Travel to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal.
July 27: Free day in Delhi. Final program banquet. Transfer to international airport.
July 28: Arrive in New York.