YOGA & TAO - HIMALAYAN JOURNEY. JUNE 25th - JULY 2nd 2017!
Yoga, Meditation and Trekking
This will be a feast for those who love adventure within the mountains, and are thirsty for the truth hidden within. Together, we are going to dive into the world of endless beauty, untouched nature, meditation and yogic experience. While living in the natural surrounding, we are going to taste infinite pleasure of simplicity and the Ordinary Life: bathing in the river, cooking on the fire, sleeping under the stars, and touching the earth with bare feet, all which intensify our awareness. It will be a Supreme experience of spontaneity and liberation...
When? JUNE 25th - JULY 2nd 2017 You are welcome to stay longer if you wish.
Where? Our adventure will take place in a magnificent scenery of Kangra and Chamba Valley, splendidly isolated valley system in North India, Himachal Pradesh, known for their sacredness, antiquity, art and scenic beauty. Our base camp will be Chinar - from which the journey begins.
Trek Itinerary: Day 1 & 2: Chinar (1800m) - acclimatization, afternoon yoga and relaxation sessions ; Day 3: morning yoga, trek to Triund (2835m), evening meditation; Day 4: morning yoga, trek to Snowline (3000),yoga nidra, evening meditation Day 5: morning yoga, trek to Lahas Cave (3300m), back to Triund, evening meditation; Day 6: morning yoga, back to Chinar, evening meditation; Day 7: morning yoga, meditation, yoga nidra,End and "a new begining" ; *Due to weather condition trekking route may alter.
Price: 380 Euro/27000 INR includes: guide and porter fees, meals and accommodation, teachings. *If you really like to join the retreat but cannot afford the full payment, write to us and let us know about your situation and we will find a solution. * WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE TRAVEL & HEALTH INSURANCE IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, AS THIS IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.
Food and Accommodation. During our journey accomodation will be very basic ( mountain houses, tents, caves), you will have to forget about wi-fi, hot showers and flushing toilets - it's going to be wild... At Chinar we serve variety of delicious vegetarian meals, fruits and juices, high in the mountains food will be more simple but fully yogic...
What to bring: sleeping bag (also available on rent ), yoga mat, boots for hiking, warm jacket, pullover, rain coat, hat, sun hat, sun glasses, water bottle, water purification tablets, personal toiletries ( natural and organic - to protect pure Himalayan nature from harmful chemicals), medicine. You can buy all of these things in MacleodGanj (nearby village) but the quality wont be too high. Also please keep in mind that carrying a heavy backpack in the mountains, makes the route hard.
Your Guides in this journey: Ved- a yogi, Dharamsala local, expert mountaineer, connoisseur of Himalayan wilderness, and above all a kind and patient human being. Saumya Tirta - yogini ( Satyananda Yoga, Bihar Yoga), artist, philosopher, cultivating infinit love for truth, beauty and freedom.
Our intention is to expand the idea of yoga as physical exercises, and bring the yogic attitude and the awareness to every aspect of our journey, so yoga becomes the way of life. The aim is to develop a spontaneity, a joy and a strong inner core so we'll be able to face every challenge of life with detachement, equanimity and gratitude. During the journey you'll have to forget about yoga as intensive and fast paced exercises. We'll flow with meditative movements and rythms of nature. (Trekking in the Himalaya is enough physically challenging.)
Visa information: You should obtain an indian turist visa before arriving to India. You can do it at Indian Ambasy in your country or you can apply online at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/. Be aware that visa processing time may teke up to 3 weeks.
Registration. To register please send us following informations using a contact form below: name, date of birth, country of residence, health condition (specify any major health issues), yoga/meditation experience (if any), hiking experience (if any), reason why you want join this journey. We prefere to travel in a small group so we'll close registration at 7 people. We are asking for a deposit of €140 to secure your place. You will soon receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to send your deposit. Terms and Conditions
For any additional information please contact us or use the form attached below.
Being in nature is very relaxing and meditative experience. Smell of the mountain air, blooming trees; music of the wind, waterfals, flowing rivers; graceful bird flying in the space...it's as if Mother Earth tells us to stop, be present and breathe deeply. Wisdom comes from nature. That's why Himalaya became the land of yogis and sages.
May All Beings Be Happy