I found the Himalayan region to be a land remote from worldly turmoil. With its starkly stunning beauty, it really represented to me a spiritual sanctuary. (And, it's a wondrous place for serious photographers!)
Spirit of the Himalayas: Ladakh, Dharamsala & Shimla
- Explore Dharamsala; often referred to as “Little Tibet,” this is one of the best places to see Tibetan cultural traditions preserved and practiced, including the home temple of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
- Photograph dramatic scenery throughout your journey—from soaring Himalayan peaks and deep valleys to rolling hills and dense forests.
- Experience a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist architecture in Ladakh, with the memorable opportunity to meet and talk with monks and students at the Tibetan Buddhist Lamayuru Monastery.
- Stroll along streets lined with elegant colonial-era buildings in Shimla, and enjoy a three-night stay at the stunning Oberoi Wildflower Hall.
Known for its gardens, waterfronts, and houseboats, Srinagar is a natural and spiritual paradise. Join this brand-new extension for a chance to explore floating markets, where you will witness hundreds of boats overflowing with fresh produce; visit the fabled Mughal Gardens of Nishat and Shalimar; and venture into the mountains for a ride on the Gulmarg Gondola, the highest cable car in the world.
Trip Preparation: Gear Up!
With a lifetime warranty, a compact and lightweight style, and the ability to transform from a packable bundle to a full-size backpack in seconds, this Eagle Creek daypack is fit for every adventure on your itinerary. And, it’s a fantastic excuse to pick up a few souvenirs along the way—you’ll have plenty of space for toting them home!