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FSL-WC-210 INDIA Dharamshala Renovation / Tibetan Culture / Waste Management 12/09/2022 25/09/2022

Theme: Renovation / Tibetan Culture / Waste Management
Camp Code: FSL-WC-210
Dharamshala holds a very significant position as the second (winter) capital of Himachal Pradesh. It
is also the abode of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the 14th Dalai Lama, and the capital of the Tibetan
government-in-exile, with a considerable Tibetan settlement. It is one of the most beautiful, scenic
places in the world, set in the backdrop of the snow-clad peaks of Dhauladhar Mountains, where
heaven meets earth.
The Camp
To have a safe environment in the school, you will help to construct a safety wall where the land is
sloping, so the children can play without fear of danger. You will work on the renovation of
classroom walls, to give children a colourful learning atmosphere. You can also bring basic
education to the local schoolchildren with creative methods. Due to the influx of tourists, there is a
huge amount of waste generation, which is harmful to the environment. Create awareness for the
protection of the environment and solid waste management in the local community. You will visit
various Tibetan cultural Institutes and Tibetan Children’s Village to learn about the Tibetan
migrants. A 2/3/4-day trek around the mountains of Dharamshala and Triund, with spectacular
views is optional.
Dharmashala‘Live the Himalayas’
Activities:
Weeks 1 & 2
• Share your ideas and promote eco-friendly practices
• Help to renovate school buildings and also paint walls
• Unleash your creativity with educational drawings (murals)
• Teach basic English to children & Session on social distancing
• Working with waste warriors on cleanliness and waste management
• Construction of Hand wash Basin
 Training on Mask and Hand sanitizer Making
• Create awareness in the community and for tourists on responsible tourism, health and
hygiene
• Participate in Yoga classes with professional instructor (only in Wk 1)

Leisure activities:
Tibet has maintained a unique culture, religion and language for centuries. After the Chinese
invasion in 1950, the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s political and religious leader sought and was given asylum
in India, along with thousands of Tibetan refugees. Today, there is a thriving settlement in
Dharamshala, which is called Tibet-in-exile.
To learn about Tibetan culture and religion, there are many places of interest at Dharamshala.
Tsuglagkhang, Mcleodganj the residence of the Dalai Lama is a must-visit, as are the Tibet
Museum, Dalai Lama temple, Tibetan Parliament House, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives,
War Memorial and Kangra Art Museum. The Tibetan Children’s Village, a charitable organisation,
caters to children who are in the greatest need among the refugees. For the last 5 decades, it has
run solely on the generosity of its well-wishers.
At Gyuto and Namgyal Monasteries, you can interact with the Tibetan monks and get valuable
insights into the peace-loving Buddhist philosophy. If you are in the right place at the right time,
you could even be fortunate enough to meet His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama himself. Palampur,
the Tea Capital of North India is famous for its beautiful tea gardens, which are a natural scenic
sight. Tea lovers can pick up some handcrafted, fresh mountain teas here. Some of the teas
available are Black Teas, White Teas, Oolong Teas, Green Teas and Tisanes.
Optional:
Trekking in the Himalayan mountains is a not-to-be-missed experience. If you wish, we will arrange
a 2 or 4-day trekking activity around the mountains of Dharamshala and Triund. This will be in the
3rd week of the camp. The trekking cost will be as follows:
2 days –3000 INR per Pax, for minimum 5 Pax (1 night stay, 2 days)
2 days –4000 INR per Pax, if less than 4 pax
3 days –4500 INR per Pax, for minimum 5 Pax (2 night, 3 days)
3 days –5500 INR per Pax, if less than 4 pax
4 days –6000 INR per Pax , for minimum 5 Pax (3 night, 4 days)
4 days –7000 INR per Pax, if less than 4 pax
Location:
McLeod Ganj in Kangra district which is upper part of Dharamshala. Dharamshala is located in the
state of Himachal Pradesh, North India, 500 kms from Delhi
Transport:
• Nearest airport –Delhi international airport / Dharmashala Airport
• Nearest Railway station –Pathankot
• Bus from Delhi and other smaller cities of North India.
• The meeting point is mentioned in the info-sheet
Accommodation:At a rented guest house or hostel, with shared rooms

EXTRA FEE: Dharmashala - Third week
Trekking Optional. INR.18000/-