Yoga and Trekking in the Himalayas With Tour of Northern India and the Tajmahal

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Tour Schedule – May 19- June 1st, 2017

Day 0, May 19 – Depart Chicago

Day 1, May 20– Arrival

Arrival in Delhi at 3:30 in afternoon , transfer to hotel, Dinner on our own.

Day 2 – May 21st,  Flight from Delhi to Kullu and Arrival in Manali

Arrival in Manali from here you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel or family house 4km up the road in the town of Vashisht (Elevation 2000 meters).

You can rest and relax or take your toiletries and towel and head to the local temple to bathe in the deliciously warm natural hot springs – wash away your travels and nourish yourself in these especially healing waters.

Enjoy lunch at the Ram Family house. After lunch we will have a short orientation talk. Dinner. Night in family house or hotel.

Yoga and Meditation with Your Instructors Jessika and Ricky

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Day 3 – May 22

Yoga with Jessika

Breakfast

Trek to Jogney Falls. These are beautiful waterfalls about an hour along the wall of the valley from Vashisht. These falls descend from high above and run into the Beas River below. Dinner. Night in family house or hotel.

Meditation and Yoga with Ricky

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Day 4- May 23

Yoga with Jessika

Breakfast

After breakfast do some local sightseeing. Visit the village of Old Manali and the beautiful Hadimba Temple.

Hadimba temple is about one km from Manali – it is very old and surrounded by the tall cedar pine trees on the edge of Dhungri village. According to legends, Bhima one of the Pandava brothers fell in love with an aboriginal woman named Hadimba, the sister of the local chief by the name of Hadimba and married her…

We will take lunch in Johnson café or Il Forno the famous Italian restaurant. After lunch you have time to visit new or old Manali and shop or just have a look around. In your own time you can take a rickshaw back to Vashisht. Dinner. Night in family house or hotel.

Meditation and Yoga with Ricky

Day 5 – May 24

Yoga with Jessika

Breakfast

Hiking thru neighboring villages and sight seeing.

Dinner. Night in family house or hotel.

Meditation and Yoga with Ricky

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Day 6 –May 25

Breakfast

Yoga with Jessika

Bhrigu Lake trek – After breakfast –departure from Vashisht and a 1 hour drive to Gulaba. From Gulaba we’ll carry whatever you need so that you can enjoy the walking and take in the scenery. From Gulaba we take a 3 hour hike which winds us up the mountains to our camping spot which has great panoramic views. Once we set up camp you are free.

Yoga and Meditation with Ricky

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Day 7- May 26

Yoga with Jessika

Breakfast

After breakfast we’ll head to Bhrigu Lake, spend some time by this holy lake, have lunch and then trek to Pandurupa . Dinner, campfire and night in Camp.

Evening Yoga and Meditation at Base Camp with Ricky and Jessica

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Day 8 –May 27

Yoga with Jessika

Breakfast

Our trek continues back to Vashisht – which takes around 4 hours. We’ll take breaks along the way and you will have the opportunity to see the beautiful and ancient rice fields of the Pandavas.

Dinner. Night in family house or hotel.

Meditation and Yoga with Ricky

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Day 9 and Day 10 – May 28 and May 29

Yoga with Jessika

Breakfast

Free time – after breakfast you will have free time to relax, enjoy the hot springs, schedule a massage, schedule canyoning or rock climbing or do a little exploring on your own…

Dinner. Night in family house or hotel.

Evening Yoga and Meditation with Ricky

Day 11- May 30

Flight to Delhi

Tour of Delhi, Temples, and the Old City

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Day 12 – May 31st

Tour of Taj Ma hal and Red Fort

Transfer to Airport at 11 pm.

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Day 13- June 1st

Arrive in Chicago in morning.

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Tour Cost: (per person)      
Early Bird Price: $1475 ($400 deposit due by Sept 30, 2016; paid in full by Feb. 29, 2017)
Full Price: $1775 ($300 deposit by Dec 10, 2016; paid in full by Feb. 29, 2017)

Prices listed above are based on double occupancy and does not include airfare.

Single Supplement: 330 US Dollars

Planning Schedule:

September – Non-Refundable Deposit Due $400.00

November – Airfare Reserved and Paid

February/April – Full payment Due for Land tour

May – Trip

Cost Includes:

  • Airport Transfer to hotel
  • Hotel in Delhi – 3 night on arrival and rooms for shower and change on last day.
  • Arrival Kullu airport transfer to Vashisht
  • Family house or simple hotel in Vashisht
  • Jeeps for sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Yoga with Ricky and Jessika
  • Daily breakfast and dinner in family house prepared by the women of the family
  • Boiled water while trekking
  • 2 Night accommodation in tent while trekking with full porter service and kitchen team
  • Sleeping bag for Trekking

Not Included:

  • Other beverages
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Horseback riding while trekking if its needed
  • Monument fees
  • Food in Delhi
  • Lunches while in Vashisht except while trekking.
  • Monument Fees in Delhi and Taj Ma Hal
  • Air fare

 Tour schedule is subject to change per weather and unforseen circumstances.

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