Christmas

Merry-Christmas

Christians the world over celebrate Christmas in honor of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. It’s a major festival of Christians all over the world. This joyful celebration became universal and people around the globe celebrate it with full enthusiasm. The festival marks the arrival of the ‘saviour’ who came on the planet to get rid of our sins.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

• Local transport to reach to the festival venue.
• Accomodation at the local host family.
• #3 vegetarian meals a day during the program.
• Prepare Christmas tree with the Children.

OVERVIEW:

• Age Limit to participate: 18 Years + Length of the program : 2 days 1 night Program start: 24th December 2018
• Program finish: 26th December 2018 Program fees: US $ 245 per person Program Location: Barkot and Rishikesh in Uttrakhand province of northern India

SCHEDULE:

24th DECEMBER- Arrive at the local homestay and get introduced to the host family. Share the story why Christmas is celebrated with the local Children at the center and make plans for the next day.
25th December - Have breakfast at 7:00 am and move to the after-school center where you will meet the children. After a brief introduction about you tell the children a story about the importance of the day and why we celebrate it. Then after lunch at 1:00 have rest assemble the children to make Christmas crib and feast for the evening time. In evening let us celebrate together by singing the happy songs and having a grand feast.
26th December- After breakfast at 7:00 am, Exchange last day greetings with your host family, local children, and the group before you move to your next destination.

INCLUDED:

• Transportation to reach festival venue from Rishikesh/Dehradun.
• Accomodation at a local host family.
• #3 vegetarian meals a day during the program.

EXCLUDED:

• Anything else than mentioned in the inclusion segment.
Note: It is not possible to mention every activity that takes place on this occasion as celebrations vary in different regions. However, above details provides a general overview of the main celebrations that usually occur during this event.

Fees & Date:

WHERE IS THE TRIP LOCATED?

The location is in Barkot town and Rishikesh city. The program itinerary is same but you can choose any one of the locations to participate into.

HOW TO REACH THE PROGRAM(FESTIVAL) SITE?

You will have to come to Dehradun railway station or Dehradun airport. We will pick you for the railway station or airport and based on your preferred location you will be moved accordingly.

WHAT IS THE FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION LIKE?

The accommodation is provided at the local homestay on a shared basis. Maximum 2 visitors will be accommodated in the room. The room is comfortable with Indian squat toilets and bathroom. The meals are vegetarian in nature. 2 meals shall be provided that is lunch and dinner.

IS THE TRIP SAFE FOR THE PEOPLE TRAVELLING SOLO?

Of course Yes! You will be accompanied by the program co-ordinator throughout the trip. The program coordinator is a local guy who is well respected and well known in the local communities which leaves no room for any kind of mishappening.

WHAT IF I WANT TO COME AS A COUPLE / GROUP OF FRIENDS?

You are always welcome as a couple or a group of friends. Kindly mention it in the application form.

WHEN DO I NEED TO REACH THE FESTIVAL VENUE?

You will need to arrive a day or a couple of days before the festival starts.

WHAT IF I WANT TO GO VERY LAST MINUTE?

If you decide to go with us at the last minute, just contact us through the mail and as per availability we will inform you the same.

DO I NEED TO BRING SOMETHING ELSE TO THE FESTIVAL?

Except for the daily used accessories and toiletries, you wouldn’t need specific items to participate.

IS THERE ANY DISCOUNT IF I COME ALONG WITH MY FRIENDS OR IN A GROUP?

No, we are sorry, it’s already a low-cost trip.

WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?

Applying as earlier as possible is always recommended. Please note that it is compulsory to reach the venue a day or a couple of days in advance.

HOW TO APPLY?

Just fill the details in the form given on the right side of this page and submit it.

WHAT IS THE PAYMENT MODE?

You would be required to deposit 50% of the Trip fees in advance to secure your place. Rest amount shall be paid after a day at the program site.

CAN I CHOOSE TO EXTEND TO VOLUNTEER IN ONE OF THE VOLUNTEERING PROJECTS PRIOR AND LATER THE TRIP?

Yes, you can! You will have to notify us while submitting your application.