our adventure begins in Delhi where you’ll spend two days recovering from jet-lag and visiting Delhi’s historical sites – including Gandhi’s eternal flame and the Red Fort. After some time to rest, you will board a spectacular flight to Ladakh, often called “Little Tibet.” Ladakh is one of the most remote regions of India – situated on the Tibetan plateau and encircled by 25,000-ft. mountains.
It is in this setting – under the shadows of the Himalayan and Karakoram Mountains that we set up our clinic in the small town of Leh at 12,000 ft. The clinic provides care to children around the Ladakh valley. Local staff work in the clinic without regard to religious views – Ladakh is home to people of Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian faith. It is amazing and affirming to be a part of this truly multi-cultural clinic experience.
Days off are spent soaking in the spectacular landscape – taking day hikes or visiting age-old Buddhist monasteries perched on the highest hilltops. After the clinic, there is an optional sightseeing visit to Agra to see the Taj Mahal.