• Amazing Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama
  • Visiting various important projects that improve the lives of local people
  • Tushita meditation centre
  • An extraordinary sunset at the Golden Temple in Armitsar
  • Chaotic and wonderful Delhi

North India is a fascinating part of this diverse country. This itinerary towards the north will take you to three amazing places - Delhi, Dharmsala and Amritsar. Through out your stay you will visit many important community projects that have been established and learn the valuable impact they have on peoples lives. In Dharmsala you will be able to immerse yourself in the Buddhist studies of the Tibetan Exile communities as you take part in meditation and visit many sacred and important sites. In Amritsar your trip will end with a fabulous visit to a Sikh Ceremony as the sun sets.


Start and Finishing Point:





You will be met at Delhi international Airport and transferred to the YMCA in Delhi, a centrally located hotel with excellent facilities. Depending on the time you arrive you will have the afternoon to familiarize yourself with the area before meeting your guide and enjoying an evening meal in the hotel.

Meals:  D

After breakfast you will visit tha program where the focus is on the effects of poverty. In the afternoon there is an optional visit to the Red Fort. In the evening after dinner you will debrief and discuss the days events.

Meals:  B,D

After breakfast you will visit the a facility that assists people with leprosy, where the focus will be on the medical effects of poverty and social exclusion. In the afternoon you will visit the Raj Ghat -Gandhi's memorial museum before transferring to the train station for your train to Dharamsala departing at approximately 20.10. Meals are not included on the train, but there are many food sellers although it is advisable to purchase food before you get on board. Travelling on the railways is one of the great experiences of India, but is not luxurious. No bedding is supplied, so a thin sleep sheet is advsiable as it may be too hot for a sleeping bag.

Meals:  B

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred by coach to Dharamsala. After check in the rest of the afternoon is free time to familiarise yourself with this area.

Meals:  B,D

This morning you will visit the Tushita meditation centre from 9:15 -10:15. From there you will proceed to the Main temple, Government Offices and Library for further exploration and research into Buddhism studies. In the afternoon you will proceed on a Kora walk - a walk around the temple and residence of his Holiness the Dalai Lama. During your walk you should see Buddhist Monks and Nuns doing their prayer and chanting Hymns.In the evening you will have a group discussion about today's events

Meals:  B,D

In the morning you will visit the Tushita Meditation centre again from 9:15 -10:15. From here you will visit the wonderful Tenzin Palmo at DGL Convent.

Meals:  B,D

In the morning you will visit the Tushita Meditation centre again from 9:15 -10:15. From there you will visit the Norbulinka and Thosamling Convent. In the evening you will have a discussion and de brief about today's visits.

Meals:  B,D

In the morning you will visit the Tushita Meditation centre again from 9:15 -10:15. From here you will visit the Tibetan Children's Village School and further enhance your experience in Dharamsala. In the afternoon there is time to rest or go shopping. In the evening their will be a discussion and debrief about today's events.

Meals:  B,D

After breakfast you have a full day driving to Armritsar by coach. Depending on the time you arrive the evening is free time. Driving time: approximately 7 - 8 hours

Meals:  B,D

Early morning you will have an Easter Service at the Church of North India. Afterwards you will proceed to the Golden Temple and Jallian Walla Bagh. In the afternoon there will be time to relax. In the evening you will return to the Golden Temple to witness the Sikh ceremony.

Meals:  B,D

Return to Delhi for your flight home.

Meals:  B

Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health And Well-being:  Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Zero Hunger:  The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.

No Poverty:  Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.

Learning outcomes for students

World Expeditions Schools journeys are designed to encourage positive personal development and the learning of life skills, while leaving the communities and environments we travel to, in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to:
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers, their teachers, and the local people they meet.
• increase the confidence to engage with new people, and collaboratively make informed decisions.
• discover the benefits of working cooperatively together as a cohesive team, to achieve a common objective.
• Increase the ability to face, and cope with, mental and physical challenges and therefore increase resilience.
• give students a chance to appreciate and care for the natural world. The environments we travel through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment.
• Learn personal skills i.e., time management, personal hygiene, responsibility for personal gear, patience, tolerance, and public speaking.
We help encourage students to learn what it means to be a true global citizen.


  • 10 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • Expert bilingual guide
  • Group medical kit
  • Hotel accommodation in Delhi at the YMCA on twin share basis with breakfast and dinner
  • Hotel accommodation in Dharmsala at the Hotel Surya resort on twin share bed and breakfast basis
  • Hotel accommodation in Amritsar at the Hotel Ritz on twin share basis with breakfast
  • AC deluxe bus for visits to the Hope Foundation projects Delhi
  • Overnight train from Delhi to Pathankot In JAmmu Mail 2nd AC sleeper class
  • Transfer from Dharamsala to Amritsar by coach
  • Sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary -excludes optional visits in Delhi to Red Fort and Qutub Minar
  • Two places for teachers free of charge on twin share basis

  • Meals not stated
  • All beverages
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry etc
  • Tips
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Transport in Dharamsala for days 7 -10 (sites are within close walking distance)
  • Transport in the afternoon in Delhi on days 2-4 unless optional visits to Red Fort and Qutub Minar are requested, price to be confirmed.
  • International Airfare and Taxes



Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.


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