Arrival in the morning in Pathankot. Ascent vehicle to Dharamsala (approx. 3 hours) and transfer to h?telPemma Tang half board.
The city of Dharamsala presents itself no particular interest. Ten kilometers above, the road leads you to Macleod Gang (1770 m), a place of refuge Tibetan people in exile in India.
In the seventeenth century, the area, located in the Kangra Valley, no less than 50 monasteries and 2000 monks.
Founded in 1850, this former British garrison town was destroyed in 1905 by an earthquake and abide practically abandoned until 1960 when it was offered by Nehru to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, leader of Tibetan people sprirituel while fleeing the Chinese invasion. The city is now a place of refuge for many Tibetans. This pleasant little town has breathtaking views of the snowy mountains of the Himalayas offering great opportunities for walks or relax on the many terraces overlooking the valley. Culinary side one is not disappointed! The small Tibetan restaurant, along the main street leading to the monastery, offer delicious 'momos', from soups to rice pasta, sautéed vegetables ...
1:30 yoga every morning (Indian professor).
During your stay, do not hesitate to immerse yourself in the heart of Tibetan culture
The Tsuglagkhang (Namgyal Temple): This includes the main monastery, the official residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Museum.
The Tsuglakhang contains among others the silver statue with eleven faces of Avalokiteshvara God of compassion (including the Dalai Lama is the reincarnation) and a gilded statue of Buddha Sakyamuni 3 m high. Feel free to linger in that place where over a hundred monks who pray, study, stroll by turning the prayer mills (note: always in the direction of clockwise).
The Kalachakra temple with beautiful murals.
Take a stroll around the monastery (always in the direction of clockwise), very pleasant in the evening.
You will have many walks to walk around since MacLeod Gang
Bhagsu, 2 kms on foot
Dharamkot, 3 kms
Lake Dal, 4 kms and Naddi temple where you have a beautiful view of the surroundings. Beside the lake, the Tibetan Children's Village that collects the children of Tibetan refugees.
Sidhibari, 6 km, the Gyuto Tantric Gompa houses the residence of Ogyen Trinley Dorje fled to India since 2000 and the 17th Karmapa of Tibetan Buddhism school "black hats" (Kagyu).