HIMALAYA RETREAT 2023 • ITINERARY
HIMALAYA RETREAT 2023 • October 2 – October 16, 2023
Below is a broad outline of the itinerary. It does not include many details, temple visits and sights en route. At this time, other than arrival and departure, there could be changes. We will keep you updated.
Arrive at Delhi International Airport. Try to arrive in the afternoon/evening if possible. Check in to our hotel right near the airport and get a good night’s sleep.
Board the bus from Delhi to Haridwar 242Kms Check into The Amatra hotel alongside the Ganga for two nights, at a quiet and secluded hotel just outside of Haridwar itself. Here we can rest from our flights, practice meditation, asanas and pranayama. It is a short ride to Haridwar to stroll through bazaar to Har-Ki-Puri for evening Ganga Arati & Holy Bath and chanting.
After morning asana and pranayama we will go into Haridwar and take the cable car or walk up the hill to Mansa Devi Temple for Her blessings for our Himalayan Retreat. You will have time explore the amazing bazaar to purchase all kinds of spiritual paraphernalia. Evening meditation alongside the Ganga at our hotel.
An early morning drive via Devprayag to bathe in the confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers. Continue through scenic lower Himalaya to Rudraprayag. 163Kms Then drive further up the winding mountain road to our destination, Turiya Resort, nestled in the mountains with views north and east. Rest and relax. 60Kms
Friday 6 to Thursday 12
We will be based at Turiya Resort for 7 nights. Here we will devote our time to sadhana (spiritual practice). Each day will begin with early morning meditation and pranayama followed by an asana class. We will have day trips and short hikes to some of the Himalayan temples in the region. In the evening we will have satsang, talks and discussions. One day will be devoted to an optional short helicopter flight or 18-km uphill hike to Kedarnath – on of the most important temples in the Himalayas.
Friday 13 & Saturday 14
Drive back down the long and windy (and bumpy) road to Rishikesh for a 2-night stay. 195Kms
Visit ashrams, temples, shopping, Ganga arati and more. Lots ‘to do’ here besides resting and relaxing! Farewell dinner!
By Bus back to Delhi, stopping for a festive lunch en route, then to Indira Gandhi International Airport. 250 Kms
Book your return flight home after midnight – the morning of Monday 16. There can be unexpected traffic delays on the drive from Rishikesh to Delhi.
NOTE: If you would like to remain in India, and continue traveling to more places please inform us when you register.