Himalayan Village Life | Culture | Adventure – Journey with UcL

Himalayan Village Life | Culture | Adventure – Journey with UcL

by ucl
March 31, 2021 0

4 days/3 nights | 6 people min. – 14 people max.

Imagine living in a rustic village setting in the rolling foothills of the Himalayas (with all comforts in place); the visual treat of witnessing a plethora of migratory birds on the go, immersing in local culture, exploring forest trails; visiting the seat of the Dalai Lama and more… It’s a not-to-be-missed UnCrushedLeaves Journey.

Village Setting

A complete village setting with amazing food and stay options

Unbridled Nature

Stay close to nature and explore Forests, Birds & Fishes

Immersive Culture

Dip into the local culture and food. A never to be missed experience

Day 1
  • Early start from Chandigarh
  • Drive to the Pong Dam reservoir and Bird Sanctuary about 5 hrs away
  • Have a hearty lunch and relax a bit
  • Set out for a short Forest trail walk
  • Get ready for some mud pot making and barbeque some local food
  • Camp fire to enjoy the slight chill in air
Day 2
  • Wake up to the tune of chirping birds and head out early for bird watching along the forest trails
  • Back for breakfast
  • Hop on to row-boats to reach an island on the Pong dam reservoir
  • Try catching the local fresh water fishes
  • Lunch
  • Relax in afternoon
  • Entertaining local performances in evening
  • Dinner is Dham; the elaborate local spread is usually served on weddings and festivals. It’s bound to tingle your taste buds
  • Count the stars and figure out the constellations on star gazing night
Day 3
  • Drive to McLeodganj; the seat of Dalai Lama
  • Go for a walk to nearby temple
  • Visit the beautiful monastery in Dharamshala
  • Visit the school of Butoh to catch a performance of the Japanese Dance of Darkness (we guarantee an eerie, yet fascinating experience)
  • Evening free for shopping in the local markets
Day 4
  • Start early with breakfast and head back to Chandigarh
  • 3 nights at a UcL Stay
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • End to end transport from IISER Mohali campus and back
  • Experienced driver and fuel costs
  • All proposed activities
  • Qualified local guide and instructor where ever applicable
  • Both dance admission based on seat availability and added cost as per applicable rates