10-DAY YOGA IMMERSION, AYURVEDA & HIMALAYAS TREKKING RETREAT, SHRI KALYANIKA ASHRAM, GRAND HIMALAYAS, INDIA

What Makes This Retreat Special

Conducted in a rare, mystical setting in the Himalayas, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience allowing you to truly dive deep and experience the spirit of yoga in its entirety.

From the magnificence of the location to the vibrations of the Ashram's chants, this is a soulful, transcendental experience of self-development, empowerment, and realization.

During our hike in the magical Himalayas, we will stay in a cottage-style basecamp perched on a hilltop and surrounded by thick oak forest. Participants will wake up by the sounds of nature’s wildlife and fill their senses by the grandeur and breathtaking views of the landscape.

Program

The program starts at 7.00 am on April 6th, 2024.

Participants need to plan their international travel in a way that they catch the one and only daily flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in New Delhi to Pantnagar Airport (PGH) at 10.55 am in the morning of April 5th (all details are listed in the Travel Help section).

You can see our detail program for every retreat day here:

Food

At the Ashram, 3 sattvic vegetarian meals per day, made from local products and dairy (coming from the Ashram’s own cows) are included.

During our trekking, we will enjoy Himalayan cuisine at the basecamp.

10 days / 9 nights

USD 1,815 + VAT

Date: Apr 5th - 14th, 2024

Accommodation

Shared Double Room With En-Suite Bathroom

USD 1,815 + VAT ( AED 6,650 + VAT )

Shri Kalyanika Ashram's quarters are situated in a tranquil, secluded location within the venue, offering a breathtaking view of the surrounding jungle and the Himalayan Mountain Tops when the skies are clear.

The guests wake up by the sounds of the early morning temple bells - where the Arti is performed- and the songs of the endless bird species inhabiting the region.

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Private Room With En-Suite Bathroom

USD 1,990 + VAT ( AED 7,300 + VAT )

There is a limited number of rooms with ensuite bathrooms that can be booked for one person.

Shri Kalyanika Ashram's quarters are situated in a tranquil, secluded location within the venue, offering a breathtaking view of the surrounding jungle and the Himalayan Mountain Tops when the skies are clear.

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Location

Since the beginning of times, the Himalayas are known as the cradle of Vedic and Yogic civilizations.

The aura of the Himalayan peaks and their wild yet peaceful natural beauty, reflected in their grandeur and mysticism, enthralled and intrigued the yogis, mystics, Tapaswis, scholars, and ascetics from distinct traditions and schools.

Great exponents like Shri Chandracharya of the Udasin Lineage, Shankaracharya of the Advaita Vedanta, Gautama the Buddha, Mahavatar Baba of Kriya Yoga, and many others walked the same path and sought refuge in the mighty yet subtle, stubborn yet transformational, rough yet compassionate embrace of the benevolent Himalayas.

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What's Included In This Package

  1. 6 nights in Twin or Private Bedroom with ensuite bathroom at Shri Kalyanika Himalaya Devasthanam
  2. Full board vegetarian meals – 3 Vegetarian meals per day, freshly made from local produce & dairy; Himalayan cuisine at the basecamp.
  3. Yoga & Meditation Practices 4 Hours per Day (schedule may vary during trekking days
  4. 4-Day Himalayan Trekking Adventure & Stay: 3 nights in Sharing Bedroom with ensuite bathroom at Basecamp Resort, Chaukori and Munsiyari.
  5. Tea & Coffee twice per day (except trekking days)
  6. Daily Housekeeping (Ashram)
  7. Transport (To & From) PGH Airport/Ashram
  8. Transport (to & From) the Himalayan Hill Station
  9. 2 Ayurveda Treatments

What's Not Included In This Package

  1. Entry Visa to India
  2. International & Local Flights
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Laundry Service at the Ashram or Basecamp
  5. Extra Ayurveda Treatments
  6. Extra Meals outside of the Ashram & the Basecamp

Weather information

The month of April is known as a pleasant month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Almora during this time hovers around 28°C. The average temperature goes down to around 13°C during nighttime. In Munsiyari (7,200 ft), the average daily temperature is rather chilly with highs of 16°C, & evening temperatures as low as 2°C. It is necessary to have extra warm clothing for both outdoor & indoor comfort.

Electricity and outlets

https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/india/

Responsible travel

The Ashram is a place of worship and spirituality; it encompasses 21 temples, where rituals take place on a daily basis. There is also a Gurukulam (residential school) in the same area. As such, we request all students to be respectful of the local culture, temple rituals and the wider etiquette followed in the tradition.

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Visa

For requirements regarding tourist visa please research below links:

https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/

https://visa-to-india.com/

https://www.india-easytourism.com/

What to bring

  1. Sets of Yoga Clothing: please ensure you bring comfortable clothing for the Training Programme (for asana & meditation practices); note that only bra-type tops without a shirt on are not allowed at the Ashram. Leggings for yoga are acceptable.

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Additional info about the retreat

Kindly note that with your participation in this Teacher Training Course you are supporting the Ashram’s humanitarian work, including its Gurukulam.

Should you wish to bring along some small gift(s) for the schoolboys of the Gurukulam, you are most welcome to do so. Candies, chocolates, and egg-free sweets are always received with enthusiasm!

How to get there (flights, airport transfers, buses, trains)

There is one daily domestic flight from New Delhi (DEL) to Pantnagar (PGH) airport. Participants should book this domestic flight on the 05.04.2024 in order to arrive timely for the start of the programme. Post arrival at Pantnagar Airport, participants will be picked up and transferred to Shri Kalyanika Ashram. The travel time between Pantnagar Airport & the Ashram is approximately 4 - 5 Hours by car (113KM). There is no flexibility on airport transfer from PGH to the Ashram and vice versa. The participants will be transferred by vehicle once off to & from, only on the pre-scribed dates of the domestic flights below.

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10 days / 9 nights

USD 1,815 + VAT

Date: Apr 5th - 14th, 2024

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