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Yoga Trekking in the Himalayas

14 Days Yoga Trekking

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The combination of daily meditation, yoga, stretching, mantra chanting and trekking in the powerful atmosphere of the Himalayas provides a fulfilling experience and strengthens the mind.

Our tours are open to everyone, whether beginners or advanced yoga practitioners, and offer for all the unique experience to strengthen body and soul.

In the spectacular landscape of the Himalayas, we will experience hiking as a form of meditation: the rhythm of our steps, like a mantra, will lead us higher to the peaks and deeper into ourselves.

In the two yoga classes every day, we will practice asanas, exercising balance, flexibility, strength and stamina.

In the fresh and clean mountain air, we will explore soothing and energy-generating breathing techniques that will lead us further into meditation.

The common chanting of mantras around our campfire is the ideal conclusion to an intense day.

And all this in the middle of the beautiful surroundings of the Indian Himalayas. We will wander through enchanting landscapes with green pastures, ancient forests, wild rivers, deep gorges and snow-capped peaks, far from civilization.

You will be accompanied by a trained and experienced yoga instructor and mountain guide with team.

In total, the trek will be seven days long.

A moderate trekking tour for everyone, so that there is time and energy for the yoga practice as well. The yoga class is suitable for beginners and advanced students alike.

According to the season and time of the year, our Yoga treks can be also conducted in Daramshala. The Tour Program will be the same, only with a different 7 days trek with start and end in the beautiful Mcleod Ganj.

Day 1 Departure from your home country and arrival in Delhi. Overnight stay at the hotel (-/-/-)

International flights usually reach Delhi in the middle of the night. We will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel.

Day 2 Visit Delhi and night drive in an air-conditioned Volvo bus to Manali

After a relaxing night we visit Old and New Delhi together by rickshaw, on foot and by metro. In the afternoon we start with the air-conditioned Volvo bus towards Manali – a fourteen-hour journey overnight. (Overnight stay on bus) (F/-/-)

Day 3 Arrival in Manali, check in to our accommodation, short walk to explore the surroundings

Early in the morning we reach the mountain resort of Manali. We check into our hotel. During the evening walk we visit the famous Hadimba Temple in a dense pine forest and the small town of New Manali with its colorful markets. Overnight stay at the hotel (F/-/-)

Day 4 After breakfast, start of the seven-day trek, yoga in the afternoon

Jagathsukh (7 km drive from Manali) to the Snake Temple 2500 m, 3 hours

We start gently with our trek. Today’s hike takes us through an idyllic village and past a small forest temple. After a three-hour hike we reach a small forest clearing. Here we will practice our first yoga class and prepare our camp for the night. (Overnight in a tent) F/M/A

Day 5 Snake Temple to Tilgan 2430 m, 3 hours

After our yoga in the morning, we continue up through green pastures. Our camp today offers us an excellent view of the Kullu valley and the surrounding 6000 meter high mountain peaks. We enjoy the yoga lesson in the afternoon! (Overnight in a tent) F/M/A

Day 6 Tilgan to Saruto 3380 m, 5 hours

Today we walk relatively flat through beautiful forests and green pastures until we reach the Hamta valley. today we are slightly above the tree line. (Overnight in a tent) F/M/A

Day 7 Saruto to Dhum Dhumni Tach 3980 m, 4 hours

This day is all uphill hiking. From the 4200 meter high summit we have a great 360° view. The nearby sacred lake invites you to a little meditation. Our camp is a little deeper. We not only use the afternoon for our yoga practice, but can also participate in an Indian cooking workshop and prepare dinner together. (morning and evening yoga) (Overnight in a tent) F/M/A

Day 8 Dhum Dhumni Tach to Pyrang Nibroo 3900 m, 3 hours

The route goes down to the Alien River, which we cross to reach our camp. The camp is located right in front of the mighty 6001 meter high Deo Tibba summit, which towers over us during our yoga class. (Overnight in a tent) F/M/A

Day 9 Pyrang Nibroo to Jobri Nallah 2800 m 3-4 hours

Walking along the river, sometimes downhill , then again a bit uphill, we reach our next camp. It is our last evening, which we end with a festive time and campfire. (morning and evening yoga) (Overnight in a tent) F/M/A

Day 10 In the afternoon return from yoga trek (morning yoga), check in at the hotel

Jobri Nallah to Vaschisht 2100 m

Today is our last morning yoga lesson and hike. We first reach the small village of Vaschisht. Here we can enjoy a soothing hot bath in the natural sulfur springs of the temple complex and look forward to a hot shower and a soft bed in Manali. (Overnight stay at the hotel) F/M/-

Day 11 Free time in Manali for shopping or excursions in the surrounding area

If you like, you can use this rest day in Manali for a massage, take part in a cooking class or hike to beautiful side valleys. (Overnight stay at the hotel) F/-/-

Day 12 Return to Delhi

After we have packed and bought the last souvenirs, we will take the night bus back to Delhi in the afternoon (overnight stay on the bus) F/-/-

Day 13 Optional trip to Agra

If you like, you can take a day trip to the Taj Mahal today. In the evening we return to Delhi. (Overnight stay at the hotel) F/-/-

Day 14 Departure

We will take you to the airport.

Daily tour program during the Trek

6:30 Tea

7:00 – 8:30 Yoga

9:00 Breakfast

10:00 -3:00 Trek with lunch packages

15:30 Tea and snacks

4:30 – 6:00 Yoga and Meditation

6:30 Dinner

19:30 Kirtan, Satsang, Mantra

(Schedule may vary slightly)

included services:

  • Transport by air-conditioned Volvo bus Delhi-Manali/Manali-Delhi
  • Transfer to and from Delhi Airport
  • 2 nights at a hotel in Delhi with breakfast in a double room
  • Delhi Sightseeing
  • 3 nights with breakfast in a guesthouse in Manali
  • Walk in Manali
  • Seven-day trek:
  • during the trek 2 x daily yoga 1 1/2 hours
  • Transport to the trekking start/from the trekking end
  • Mountain Guide/Cook/ Yoga Teacher
  • Full catering during the trek with healthy vegetarian whole food
  • Load horses/carriers/helpers
  • Tent, Sleeping Bags, Mattresses, Yoga Mat
  • Kitchen tent
  • tour guide

non-included services:

  • international flight
  • Visa
  • not mentioned meals
  • Tips
  • Trip to Agra (89 Euro)

Group departure:

29.05.2021-11.062021 12.06.2021-25.06.2021 03.07.2021-16.07.2021

1200 € per person (4 to 16 participants) 150 € single room and one-man tent surcharge

This tour is possible during the entire Year at different locations starting from one person as a private tour:

1 participant from 1600 € per person

2 participants from 1300 € per person

A day trip to Agra can be booked from 89 euros per person (including admission and transport)

Of course we can also customize a Yoga Trek for you as a private tour regarding number of days, Trekking area and difficulty level of the trek. Yoga Treks start from 3 days up to 12 days (number of Trekking days)

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Yoga teachers: Sudha Mukti or Noor

Mountain guide and trekking team

On all our treks we have at least one or two (for larger groups of 6 participants) trained local mountain guides. Our mountain guides have all completed certified courses the Indian mountaineering Federation. Many of them have also completed advanced courses.

They are familiar with the trekking routes and know the terrain excellently. Our mountain guides all speak English.

In addition, there is a local team consisting of a cook (if the group consists of only two participants, the mountain guide also takes over the tasks of the cook), helpers, horsemen with horses or Nepalese carriers, depending on the type of trek.

All our team members have been working with us for years, are very friendly and always strive to provide our guests with a great trekking experience. Their English is rather mediocre or non-existent, but this is not necessarily a hindrance to communicating with them.

Trekking routes

The trekking routes are designed for the skills of our guests and are all feasible for a person with a good fitness level, unless otherwise mentioned. The daily routes are between five and eight hours long (with breaks) and an average increase of around 500-800 metres of altitude is completed.

In between, rivers may have to be crossed or crossed. The paths are partly well developed, but sometimes also almost non-existent. On our trekking routes there are hardly any villages in between, so we will take enough food for the whole tour.

Altitude and altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is a very important topic that should not be underestimated, especially during our trekking tours in the Indian Himalayas. At altitudes above 3500 m, our body has to slowly get used to the low air pressure, which also causes less oxygen to enter our lungs. The first signs of altitude sickness are headaches, which are accompanied by dizziness, nausea, insomnia and loss of appetite. It becomes problematic when water accumulates in the lungs and brain and edema occurs. Then only the immediate descent to lower altitudes will help. To prepare for the highs on our treks, we will either spend a few nights at high altitudes before the trek or slowly ascend during the trek to acclimatize. If we notice that there are problems with our guests (each person is otherwise able to acclimatize, regardless of age, gender and fitness level), it may happen that either the entire tour group or the participant descends/returns with a team. In addition, it makes sense to take an emergency drug for altitude sickness. For this, it is best to consult the pharmacy or the travel doctor. For certain treks we will also have oxygen with us.

Luggage

Each trekking participant is responsible for his own clothes and personal belongings. Depending on the trek and season, we are either on the road with horses or porters. If we have load horses, one bag per participant can be loaded onto the horse. In the case of treks with porters, all personal luggage must be carried independently. Tents, sleeping bags, mattresses and food are carried by our porters.

For trekking tours with horses, a day backpack with space for the lunchbox, a water bottle and warm overcoat clothing should be taken with you. 

List

  • backpack
  • trekking shoes
  • slippers
  • thermal long underwear
  • trekking shorts
  • trekking pants
  • sports shirt
  • fleece
  • warm jacket
  • head, gloves
  • trekking socks
  • warm pair wollen socks
  • Yoga clothes
  • sun glasses
  • suns cream, small medical kit
  • small towel
  • personal hygiene products
  • solar charger, extra battery
  • camera, phone

Meals

During the trek there will be a sattvic vegetarian full catering. Water is either boiled or we have a water filter with us.

Breakfast (daily selection):

  • Herbal Tea
  • Oatmeal porridge/muesli//Indian porridge
  • Indian Breakfast
  • Sliced fruit/vegetables

Lunch (mostly lunchbox), sometimes warm in the camp

  • Sandwiches/Indian (rice, chapati, vegetables)/potatoes
  • Juices
  • Fruit

Snacks

  • Tea

Soup

Dinner 

  • Vegetable dish
  • Lentil dish
  • Rice
  • Chapati
  • Salad
  • Dessert

Accommodation and Camp

We have very comfortable and spacious two-man tents. Our mattresses are practical but simple if there are problems with sleeping on hard surfaces, please take your own mattress with you or order from us. Our sleeping bags are freshly washed and have a very good quality with comfort zone up to -5°C/extreme zone up to -20° C. It is recommended to bring personal indoor sleeping bags.

In addition, we have a spacious dining tent with tables and chairs, a kitchen tent for the team and a toilet tent. For treks up to 4 people, the kitchen tent can also act as a dining tent at the same time.

For trekking tours with porters, we will take our smaller, lighter tents with us and do without a toilet tent.

Weather

In the Himalayas, temperatures fluctuate widely. While it can get warm up to 25°C during the day and the sun is not only warming but also very intense (sun protection is a must), it can also cool down significantly below the minus-grade at night, especially in the months end of September and October, as well as in June. There may also be weather changes with snow on the passes.