15 Days Yoga Trip North India
India is a country full of diversity and colours. The culture is multifaceted and invites you to marvel at it.
In the foreground of the trip is the authentic exploration of Indian culture, as well as your own yoga practice.
Regardless of your yoga level, India offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in this world. The yoga classes offered are suitable for all levels.
In addition to the fixed program, you always have the opportunity to explore the area independently and enjoy your free time.
As the Indians like to say “everything is possible”.
The weekly and daily routine will be quite varied.
We start in Delhii. There is a lot to discover in this metropolis and with the help of a local guide we immerse ourselves into Indian city life.
We continue our journey in the most popular Indian means of travel – the train. This takes us from the capital Delhi to Rishikesh – the “world yoga capital”.
Here we experience an authentic yoga ashram life, practice yoga, admire the sacred river Ganges, observe and participate in traditional Hindu ceremonies.
The second part of the journey continues up to the Himalayan mountain region of Daramshala or more precisely to the district of McLeodGanj.
McLeod Ganj is home to numerous Tibetan refugees and is the Dalai Lama’s headquarters. The influence of Buddhist culture make the village a quiet and peaceful place.
From there we start a three-day hike up into the Himalayas. The destination is the beautifully situated Kareri Lake.
After that we have a 3 day yoga retreat, before we visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
From there, a domestic flight will take us back to Delhi.
Curiosity, openness and flexibility are basic prerequisites for a trip to India. In some cases, the routes are slightly longer (max. 10 hours). Good stamina is required here. The yoga classes are suitable for all levels. The trekking tour is moderate. On the second day of the trek, we cover 1000 meters of altitude. sometimes it goes a bit steeper uphill and uphill with some stairs. A good basic fitness is required.
|Day 1||Departure from home and arrival in Delhi, overnight at the hotel|
Airport pick-up and transfer to the hotel
|Day 2||Delhi Sightseeing, overnight in a hotel|
A local guide guides us through Delhi
|Day 3||Train ride to Haridwar and transfer to Rishikesh, arrival at the hotel|
First ride on an Indian train which is certainly a highlight in itself.
|Day 4||Rishikesh Ashram, Evening Aarti at Ganges|
Participate in regular ashram life with yoga lessons, healthy meals and ashram program. In free time, everyone is free to explore Rishikesh on their own (e.g. visit to the Beatles Ashram).
|Day 5||Rishikesh Ashram|
|Day 6||Rishikesh Ashram|
|Day 7||Drive to Daramshala, overnight in the hotel|
Morning yoga practice and breakfast at the Ashram. Then we go in a private vehicle to Daramshala( altitude 1800m).
|Day 8||Himalaya Trek, overnight in a tent|
After breakfast at the hotel, our three-day tent trek begins.
|Day 9||Himalaya Trek, overnight in a tent|
|Day 10||Himalaya Trek, Arrival at Yoga Retreat Hotel|
|Day 11||Yoga Retreat Daramshala|
Twice daily yoga lessons with breathing exercises and meditation.
|Day 12||Yoga Retreat Daramshala|
|Day 13||Yoga Retreat Daramshala|
|Drive to Amritsar (5 hours), visit Golden Temple, overnight stay at the hotel|
In the morning we take the bus to Amritsar. There we visit the holy golden temple of the Sikhs.
|Flight back to Delhi, then flight back home|
From Amritsar we take a domestic flight to Delhi. From there departure to home.
- All nights in shared double room
- 2 nights Hotel Delhi with breakfast
- 4 nights Hotel Vedas Rishikesh
- 1 night Hotel McLeodGanj with breakfast
- 2 nights trekking in a tent
- 4 nights Daramshala Retreat with breakfast and dinner
- 1 night Hotel Amritsar
- All transfers by private car, bus or train
- Train journey from Delhi to Haridwar and transfer Rishikesh
- Private transport from Rishikesh to McLeodGanj
- Bus to Amritsar
- Transfer to the airport in Amritsar
- Domestic flight Amritsar – Delhi
- Sightseeing Delhi with guide
- 4 days AshramPass incl. Full board (3 meals)
- 3 days trekking Kareri lake with full catering, mountain guide, tent and sleeping bags
- Daramshala Yoga Retreat with daily 3.5 hours of yoga classes with Janine
- Tour guide and Yoga teacher Janine
- Travel insurance certificate
- Return flight to Delhi
- private travel & health insurance
- unlisted meals
- smaller rickshaw and taxi rides
- Entrance fees (e.g. Beatles ashram approx. 8 Euro)
- private expenditure
- Excursion Agra on request (depending on total number of participants), extra night Delhi at the end of the trip 40,-Euro
- Single room with extra charge possible
Fixed Group Departure:
price per Person 1900 € (4 to 16 participants) Single room supplement: 270 €
Yoga Teacher and Tour Escort
Janine made a longer journey through northern and southern India in 2019, deeply inspired to allow more people access to this multifaceted country.Janine teaches classic Hatha Yoga and specializes in yoga therapy. In doing so, she combines Eastern teaching and her knowledge as a physiotherapist. She completed her yoga teacher training in 2014 in the Shivananda tradition.Outside India, Janine can be found in her own studio for physiotherapy, yoga and nutrition in Bonn. Born in southern Germany, she completed her studies here as a nutrition and food scientist.
|5:20 a.m.-5:50 a.m.||guided meditation|
|6:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m.||Yoga Hour|
|7:50 a.m.||Fire Ceremony|
|8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.||Breakfast|
|4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Yoga Hour|
|7-8 p.m.||Kirtan/Chanting (Tue & Thu)|
|9 p.m.||Rest until breakfast|
Three vegetarian meals are included daily in the ashram and during the trek.
During the yoga retreat, breakfast and dinner are included, so you have the opportunity to stroll around McLeod Ganj at noon.
On the remaining days and for the unlisted meals you can take care of yourself and for good reason: the Indian cuisine is so varied and delicious – there is a lot to try.
The accommodations are clean, well-kept hotel rooms.
List for Trek
- trekking shoes
- thermal long underwear
- trekking shorts
- trekking pants
- sports shirt
- 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
In addition for the ashram: wide, light clothing, the shoulders and knees covered.
Also for the Himalayan region: At the end of October it gets increasingly cooler in the Himalayas. We recommend long trousers, sweaters and a warm jacket. In addition, a warm headgear.