Global Dental Relief volunteers have worked in India since 2004.  The adventure in this vast country begins as you take a spectacular flight from the nation’s capital of Delhi to one of two Global Dental Relief locations.  


Ladakh Clinic plus Sightseeing Itinerary/Cost +

Be part of a pioneer humanitarian project in the Ladakh Valley. Once a departure point for yak trains traveling into Central Asia, Leh is located in a small area just north of the Indus Valley. Situated deep in the Indian Himalayas, it offers spectacular mountain views and trekking. The people of Leh are of Tibetan descent and primarily practice Mahayana Buddhism.Working in partnership with the Lions Club, Global Dental Relief volunteers fly to Ladakh, located on the Tibetan Plateau where the clinic is set up in a children’s hostel in the small town of Leh at 12,000 feet.

Time off is spent soaking in the spectacular Himalayan landscape with late afternoon walks through the culturally fascinating town of Leh and visits age-old Buddhist monasteries perched on the highest hilltops. Volunteers work in the clinic for 6 days, after which the journey continues through India with sightseeing in Ladakh.

Day Location Meals
1 Depart the US.
2 Delhi. Arrive Delhi in the late evening and transit to domestic terminal for your flight to Leh (departing the morning of day 3). If you arrive in Delhi early in the day you may have to overnight in Delhi.
3 Delhi-Leh. Fly from Delhi to Leh. On arrival in Leh transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Leh. (B/L)
4 Leh. Morning at leisure (to adjust to the elevation). Afternoon visit to the clinic site and project briefing of where you will be working for the next 6 days. Overnight at hotel in Leh. (B/L)
5 – 7 Leh. Full Day working in the dental clinic in Leh. Overnight at hotel in Leh. (B/L)
8 Leh. Full day excursion to Shey Thiksey and Hemis Monasteries. Overnight at hotel in Leh. (B/L)
9 – 11 Leh. Full day working in the dental clinic in Leh. Overnight at hotel in Leh. (B/L)
12 Leh. Full day sightseeing of Ladakh Valley. Overnight at hotel in Leh. (B/L)
13 Leh.  Day at leisure in Leh to explore on your own. Maybe go mountain biking or white water rafting or take a day hike in the surrounding area. Overnight in Leh. (B/L)
14 Leh-Delhi. Fly to Delhi. Day room to rest before transferring to the airport for your evening flight to the US. Arrive home on day 15. (B/-/-)

 

Project Cost: $1,975 per person, based on double occupancy (please call our office to find out about the single room rate).

Includes: 2-­‐star hotels in Leh for 11 nights/12 days, 5-­‐star hotel in Delhi; overland transportation within India; all transfers, and sightseeing of Leh.

*This project begins in Leh, and as such, you need to book your flight from the US (or your originating country) to Leh. We are happy to help you arrange overnight accommodations close to the Delhi airport if you have a forced overnight in Delhi.

Options to itinerary

  1. You may add a 5-day trek to this project. Please call our office for details.
  2. You may add a multi-day extension to the Golden Triangle to visit Agra, the Taj Mahal, and Jaipur. Call the office for details and itinerary options.

GDR can help arrange your international airfare. Round trip flights from the US to India range from $1300 – $1800.

GDR is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. A percentage of costs is tax deductible.

Ladakh Clinic Only Itinerary/Cost +

Be part of a pioneer humanitarian project in the Ladakh Valley. Once a departure point for yak trains traveling into Central Asia, Leh is located in a small area just north of the Indus Valley. Situated deep in the Indian Himalayas, it offers spectacular mountain views and trekking. The people of Leh are of Tibetan descent and primarily practice Mahayana Buddhism.Working in partnership with the Lions Club, Global Dental Relief volunteers fly to Ladakh, located on the Tibetan Plateau where the clinic is set up in a children’s hostel in the small town of Leh at 12,000 feet.

Time off is spent soaking in the spectacular Himalayan landscape with late afternoon walks through the culturally fascinating town of Leh and visits age-old Buddhist monasteries perched on the highest hilltops. Volunteers work in the clinic for 6 days. Contact us for the exact dates you can expect to be away from home on the clinic-only itinerary.

Day Location Meals
1 Depart the US.
2 Delhi. Arrive Delhi in the late evening and transit to domestic terminal for your flight to Leh (departing the morning of day 3). If you arrive in Delhi early in the day you may have to overnight in Delhi.
3 Delhi-Leh. Fly from Delhi to Leh. On arrival in Leh transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Leh. (B/L)
4 Leh. Morning at leisure (to adjust to the elevation). Afternoon visit to the clinic site and project briefing of where you will be working for the next 6 days. Overnight at hotel in Leh. (B/L)
5 – 7 Leh. Full Day working in the dental clinic in Leh. Overnight at hotel in Leh. (B/L)
8 Leh. Full day excursion to Shey Thiksey and Hemis Monasteries. Overnight at hotel in Leh. (B/L)
9 – 10 Leh. Full day working in the dental clinic in Leh. Overnight at hotel in Leh. (B/L)
11 End Leh. Fly to Delhi en-route to your way home. (B/-)

 

Project Cost: $1,680 per person, based on double occupancy (call for single room rate).

Includes: 9 nights/10 days guesthouse accommodation in Leh during the clinic; 2 meals per day during the clinic, breakfast only in Delhi; and transfers to/from the airport and hotel in Leh. One-day room/overnight hotel accommodation in Delhi (at the end of the clinic)

*This project begins in Leh, and as such, you need to book your flight from the US (or your originating country) to Leh. We are happy to help you arrange overnight accommodations close to the Delhi airport if you have a forced overnight in Delhi.

Options to itinerary

  1. You may add a 5-day trek to this project. Please call our office for details.
  2. You may add a multi-day extension to the Golden Triangle to visit Agra, the Taj Mahal, and Jaipur. Call the office for details and itinerary options.

GDR can help arrange your international airfare. Round trip flights from the US to India range from $1300 – $1800.

GDR is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. A percentage of costs is tax deductible.


 

Ladakh 2022 – 2023 Project Dates:
August 22 – September 5, 2022
August 21 – September 4, 2023
September 2 – 16, 2023

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