Teach English in Tibet
Duration: Minimum 3 months
On our journeys we have made many close friends and we were requested by an prominent Rinpoche for an English language teacher to teach English to young monks and local village students in his monastery in Eastern Tibet . The requirement is that the volunteer must have minimum three months to spend in Tibet . Since this particular posting is to a monastic school, volunteers are needed throughout the year, climate wise the best time will be from July to September. This posting to the primary monastic school is in a remote high altitude area in Eastern Tibet known as Kham. Although living conditions should be expected as basic there is internet and telephone service in the main town nearby (though some places do have mobile phone signal). Daily life in these remote areas can be quite isolated and if you have a friend who also is interested in teaching English, then encourage them to come along to teach in the same area. If you are interested then contact us for further details.
Teaching by His Holiness Dalai Lama in India
Dates: July 2010
Duration: 14 days
Price Guide: £2400 (Overland)
His Holiness will give teachings (topic yet to be decided) in Disket Monastery in Nubra, Ladakh and possibly in Leh. Exact dates in mid to late July are still being worked out.
Sky Dancers: Paragliding in Tibet
Duration: 30 days
Price Guide: £3600 (Overland)
This is the beginning - The first Paragliding adventure on the Roof of the World.
Wild Nomads is in the process of designing a special summer camp to equip young Tibetans with the skills and training that Paragliding flyer demands.
This will enable Tibetan sports enthusiasts to be educated in this sport to become pilots and offer Paragliding services to the growing tourist industry in Tibet .
The first stage will be experienced instructors and coaches passing their skills to the trainees.
The second stage will be the students hosting their teachers as their guests by inviting them to Paraglide in a location in their homeland chosen by them based on their familiarity of the land and their newly acquired paragliding skills.
The final stage will be to regroup and form Sky Dancer Tibetan Paragliding Club and provide the new Tibetan Pilots with the start up equipment and business guidance.
This is still in the development process and if you are interested in joining or sponsoring the event please contact us to register.
Passage to the Lost Princely State of Chhattisgarh
Dates: August 2010
Duration: 18 days
Price Guide: £2600 (Overland)
This Buddhist Heritage - Tribal Culture and Wildlife Tour will take us into the heart of India.
Chhattisgarh is an undiscovered Paradise in India dominated by highest tribal population living as they done for hundreds of years in the densest forests of India that is still teeming with a variety of many species of mammals, birds and reptiles' species. This is where the famous white tigers of Rewa were discovered. The primary focus of our foray into this tribal belt of India will be to visit the little known Buddhist sites in Chhattisgarh including experiencing the rich tribal culture and wildlife still in abundance here for now.
In the distant past the whole of Chhattisgarh was the biggest Buddhist Study Centre in the world. Sirpur was the capital of Daxin Mahakaushal ( i.e. Chhattisgarh) situated on the bank of Mahanadi about 82 KM form Raipur , present capital of Chhattisgarh. The history of Sirpur (Shripur) has been well recorded. The city was at its prime between the 5th to the 10th centuries and was the capital of the Sarbhapuriya and Somvanshi Kings of Dakshin Kosala.
The writings of Huen Tsang, the famous Chinese pilgrim, indicate a stupa built by King Ashoka, and mentions that just Sirpur boasted of over 100 Buddhist monasteries and 150 temples with over 10,000+ monks belonging to the Mahayana sect and female monks belonging to the Bhikshunis sect.