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25 May, 2017
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Meet His Holiness
The Dalai Lama with Explorer Johan Ernst Nilson

Starting bid: $100,000

Meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his "spiritual dwelling" in the Himalayas followed by a spectacular adventure with Johan Ernst Nilson

Courtesy of Johan Ernst Nilson

lot description

The meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama will take place either during your trek to Dharamsala or at an alternate location, depending on the health and schedule of His Holiness. If the meeting is held elsewhere, the adventure with the renowned explorer Johan Ernst Nilson will take place first.

The experience is for two people and starts in New Delhi. From there you will take a domestic flight to Dharamsala and then drive up into the mountains, where your guide Johan Ernst Nilson will share his experience climbing Mount Everest, his meetings with the Dalai Lama and the history of the Himalaya region.

All transportation, hotel and meals are included, except for in New Delhi. The successful bidder is responsible for roundtrip airfares to/from New DelhiThe experience is to be scheduled by mutual convenience before December 1, 2018.

As His Holiness has a busy schedule, it may not be possible to immediately determine the exact date of this meeting.

20% of the net proceeds from this lot will be donated to an HIV/AIDS organisation in Nepal or India selected by the Dalai Lama and amFAR.

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artist biography

Dharamsala, meaning "spiritual dwelling," is not only the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama but is also a picturesque village nestled in the Indian Himalayas. At an elevation of almost 8,200 feet (2,500 meters), the clear air and majestic mountains surrounding the village make Dharamsala all the more stunning and mysterious. During a five-day trek, you and a companion will walk in the footsteps of the lamas – spiritual leaders – and monks who have dedicated their lives to spreading happiness to the world. You will stay in comfortable lodges and enjoy flavourful, traditional Tibetan cuisine.

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