Himalaya Yoga Adventure Tour

Tour Schedule – May 17- May 31st, 2020

Led by Chad Turner: Chad’s teaching style is a combination of Hatha flow with a strong Iyengar influence. He considers his classes a therapy in motion. Aside from being a yoga instructor he is a Nutritional Herbalist, world traveler, author and adventure consultant who is passionate about seeing people actualize their adventure travel dreams.”

Day 0, May 17 – Depart Chicago

Day 1, May 18– Arrival

Arrival in Delhi at 3:30 in afternoon , transfer to hotel, Tour Connaught Place, Dinner on your own.

Day 2 – May 19,  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 Chad

Day 3 – May 20

Yoga with Chad

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 Chad

Day 4- May 21

Yoga with Chad

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 Chad

Day 5 – May 22
Trek to Moridugh –7 KMS drive  3.30Hrs Trek

Breakfast

Bhrigu Lake trek – After breakfast –departure from Vashisht and drive to Kulang. From Kulang we’ll carry whatever you need so that you can enjoy the walking and take in the scenery. we take a 3.30 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 to explore.

Day 6 –May 23

Trek to Bhrigu lake -4200Mtrs 8/9 Hrs trek  Or Pandurup -3500 Mts 5/6 hrs

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.

If you do not want to continue the high altitude hike to Bhrigu lake you can stay in camp or go to Pandurupa to explore High mountains and scenic meadows .

Pranayama with Chhape Ram

Day 7 –May 24

Trek back to our home in Vashisht -3 Hrs

Yoga

Breakfast or Brunch

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 and the views of Vashisht and Old Manali.

Dinner. Night in family house or hotel.

Day 8 – May 25: Free day

Yoga  and Breakfast. Free day. If you would like we can help you arrange an Ayurvedic massage.

Day 9 – May 26: Yoga and Rafting

After breakfast we will drive to Kullu for Rafting and evening back to family house. Please Carry extra cloths for change after rafting

Day 10 – May 27: Yoga and Cannoning

Yoga & Breakfast

Free time – After breakfast you will have time to go Canyoning with our guides (Rapeling down waterfalls).

Dinner. Night in family house or hotel.

Evening  Pranayama with Chhape

Day 11- May 28: Yoga and Village walk  

Breakfast then a guided hike through neighboring villages.

Dinner. Night in family house or hotel.

Day 12 – May 29:  Flight to Delhi

On your arrival in Delhi we will visit the red fort and other famous landmarks. We will return to our hotel to freshen up and rest before your flight back at home. We will leave the hotel before 9 PM and transfer to airport .

Day 13 – May 30:  flight home

Arrive in Chicago May 31st

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Tour Cost: (per person)      
Early Bird Price: $1775 ($700 deposit due by Sept 30, 2019; paid in full by Feb. 28, 2020)
Full Price: $1875 ($800 deposit by Dec 10, 2020; paid in full by Feb. 28, 2020)

Deposit

$700.00

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

Single Supplement: 300 US Dollars

Planning Schedule:

September – Non-Refundable Deposit Due $700.00

November – Airfare Reserved and Paid

February/April – Full payment Due for Land tour

May – Trip

Cost Includes:

  • Airport Transfer to hotel
  • Hotel in Delhi
  • Arrival Kullu airport transfer to Vashisht
  • Family house or simple hotel in Vashisht
  • Jeeps for sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Yoga with yoga teacher and Yogi Ganesh
  • 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
  • Adventure activities –Rafting / Hiking  / Cannoning

Not Included:

  • Other beverages
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Monument fees
  • Food in Delhi
  • Lunches while in Vashisht except while trekking.
  • Air fare

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

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