Easy To Moderate
|Suitable for:||10+ years|
|Experience:||First timer can apply, previous trekking experience is more appreciated.|
|Fitness:||Cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.|
We warmly invite you to join our 6 Day intensive Yoga amp Meditation Retreat, facilitated by Nidhi
Singh, a yoga enthusiast and the founder of NGO Yoga Kiran.
The program is designed to let you experience the Himalayas in the most enriching way and absorb its radiating wisdom. This retreat invites all levels of practitioners, including absolute beginners. For advanced practitioners, this is a great opportunity to dive even deeper in their practice in the mystical land, known for its divinely charged energy conducive for growth and channeling.
This intensive retreat is suitable for anyone who is curious to learn about the essence of yoga as a lifestyle practice and immerse in the mysterious Himalayan energy. During the course of 6 days, we will embark on an inward journey of self-exploration, establishing a deeper connection with our inner being and letting go of everything that doesn’t serve any longer.
amp “>We will be immersing ourselves in various ancient yogic practices and understanding their practical relevance today. This comprehensive program includes Hatha amp ashtanga yoga, meditation, cultural immersion, and uplifting group-based activities especially designed for contemporary people to build awareness and live a mindful life. The idea is to reflect on ancient philosophies and weave their radiating wisdom into the fabric of modern life.
To secure your place in this retreat, kindly register with the booking amount and fill up the registration form. We look forward to welcoming you to your spiritual home.
Namaste, and welcome to Rishikesh. This is the first day of your trek. Early in the morning, you will meet our representatives in Rishikesh and we will embark on our special yoga spirit trek journey in the laps of the Himalayas.
Yoga and trekking both heal your body and offer both internal and external strength. Yogic practices help reenergize and revitalize your body, mind, and spirit and when you practice yoga and meditation in the pristine aura of the Himalayas, the benefits are multiplied manifold. Trekking is also a practice that naturally makes you more resilient and when you pair it with yoga it impacts the experience even more.
After the entire group gathers in Rishikesh, you will be transferred to Natin Village. Natin is situated at an altitude of 7400 ft and is about 180 km away from Rishikesh. It takes 5 - 6 hrs to drive to Natin. Natin is a small settlement in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand and often serves as the base camp for the Dayara Bugyal trek. Nestled in greenery, Natin offers you captivating views of Mt. Shrikanth, Mt. Jaunli, and the mystical Gangotri Range.
The road to Natin is quite scenic as well with the Bhagirathi River flowing beside you along the way. On reaching Natin, we will settle down in the guest house.
Start your day with Yogic Cleansing Practice, Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation. Yoga is a divine journey of self-realization and personal growth and when you are practicing in the midst of nature, it brings you closer to your own wisdom and source of happiness. Nature is one of the biggest medicines and a refreshing trek paired with spiritual practices in the Himalayan mountains is a life-changing experience. The pristine and untouched sacredness of the Himalayas for relaxing, rejuvenating, and de-stressing your mind and body.
After morning yoga practices, you will have a Sattvic breakfast and then later a Sattvic lunch. Yoga practitioners believe that a Sattvic diet has a great influence on our consciousness and such a diet brings about purity, harmony, health, and well-being. Such a diet includes seasonal fruits and vegetables, whole grains, pulses, sprouts, dried nuts, etc. and the food is cooked and eaten with love and gratitude.
In the evening you will have a rest and reflection session. The self-reflection sessions help you identify and let go of negative beliefs and thoughts. In yoga practices, self-reflection is an integral part that leads to the visceral awareness of your inner divinity.
Have some refreshments in the evening and later you will practice Gentle Yoga/ Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation that provides effortless relaxation. We will then have our dinner around 7:30 after Satsang or such similar cultural activity or a bonfire night, we will retire in your beds.
Today morning also we will start with a Yoga session just like the previous day followed by a Sattvic Breakfast. After breakfast, we will begin our trek towards Gui/Chilpada. Today we will be trekking from an altitude of 7400 feet to an altitude of 9500 ft. The trek has a gradual ascend and it takes about 4 to 5 hours. It’s an easy trail that leads to the beautiful Himalayan meadows. Alpine trees surround our campsite and you can catch a clear glimpse of the Gangotri Range as well as the Bandarpoonch peak.
Yogic practitioners believe that mountains reveal to us the ancient rhythms of Earth and thus hiking and trekking have a profound impact on your body, mind, and spirit. The scenic beauty of the mountains and encountering the culture deepens our connection to the earth and enriches the sense of community. Stable, solid, and unmoving mountains show us the true meaning of life and the Himalayas are a haven for nourishing the mind, body, and soul.
After dinner at the campsite, we will have a Satsang session or a celebratory bonfire post in which we will retreat to our camps and spend the night here.
Today we will make our way to the beautiful Dayara Meadows, set at an altitude of 12,100 ft. The Dayara Meadows is a vast expanse of alpine grasslands with riveting trails or Rhododendrons, Pine, Oak, and Maple vegetation. In the summer months, the meadows are vibrant and lively with yellow, violet, and white wildflowers covering the entire length of it.
The trail to the top is moderately easy and from the top, you will get amazing views of the Bandarpunch peak and the Kala Nag. From the top, you will also get a bird’s eye view of Dodital. The joyful experiences of trekking through the stunning landscape are both transformational and liberating. This holistic journey amidst the inspiring Himalayas is focused on mindfulness to bring about physical, mental, and spiritual harmony.
We will have packed lunch on the way and after spending some time in the Dayara meadows and soaking in the serenity of the mountains, we will descend to Gui, where we will spend the night in camps.
Start the day with Pranayama and Meditation, breathe, relax and be in the moment. Following a Sattvic breakfast at around 9, we will begin our descent towards Natin Village. We will have our lunch on the way and after reaching Natin, we will have some refreshments in the evening, followed by a Yin Yoga or a group discussion/activity session.
Yin Yoga is a slower and meditative form of yoga that helps you tune inwards and connect with both the physical and mental sensations allowing you to dive into a deeper relaxation mode.
Post Yoga, you will have a Sattvic tea and a Sattvic dinner later. We will end the night with a Satsang Session with reflections and introspections.
Starting our day with Asanas and Pranayamas and a concluding ceremony, we will have a Sattvic breakfast and leave for Gangotri.
Today we will visit the revered Gangotri temple and visit Gagnani, a small town near Uttarkashi, a perfect retreat for nature lovers and the spiritually inclined. Take a dip in the hot water spring that is believed to have healing properties, you can have a rejuvenating bath here. Many people also take a dip in the spring before visiting the holy shrine at Gangotri. Gagnani also offers some of the most stunning mountain views.
Paying homage at Gangotri temple, we will depart for Rishikesh. Ending a retreat with a deeper connection with our authentic self and being empowered and nurtured by nature.
The retreat is designed to help you reconnect with who you are truly and unplug and detox from a fast-paced life.
First of all everyone has to reach Dehradun, after that TTH will take care of your further travel plan.
Our pick-up location is Dehradun Railway Station at 06:00 AM
The distance from Dehradun Bus Stand (ISBT) to Railway Station is 6 km, without traffic it will take 15 minutes.
Options to reach Dehradun
1. Take an overnight train/bust to Dehradun, and then take a cab to the pickup point.
We always recommend to go for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Rishikesh at least by 05:30 am positively.
2. Take flight to Dehradun airport (Jolly Grant Airport) (25 km, 50 min), if coming by flight then come one day early.
Trekkers will be dropped at Dehradun Railway station by 06:00 PM, for onward journey from Dehradun it is advised to make arrangements after 08:00 PM.
The distance from Railway Station to Dehradun Bus Stand (ISBT) is 6 km, it will take approx 25 minutes.
Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 1200/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 1500/- if you inform us after reaching Base camp
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.
The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.
For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at email@example.com At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.
Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip
Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip
Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip
Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek
If by a rare consequence TTH calls off/cancels a trek:
At TTH, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event that we do call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen circumstances or natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that prevents us from carrying out a trek in a safe manner, unforeseeable circumstances like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that prevents a safe trekking experience, TTH will issue a voucher summing up to the same amount as your trek fee. The voucher can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.
In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:
As we mention always, weather conditions at high altitudes are extremely unpredictable and can change at any time of any day. Also, situations like natural calamities or political unrest, pandemics and lockdowns, etc are out of our control and if an event cannot run under any such circumstances that we do not directly have control over then we will try to give you an alternative trek, which means your trek will be shifted from one trek to another, which will be safer and more favourable.
In these cases, a voucher is issued to mitigate the difference in cost between the two treks. You can redeem the voucher at any time over a period of one year from the date of issue. A refund fee or refund of the difference is not applicable.
Cash Voucher Terms:
Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
|Back pack & rain cover||(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps|
|Day pack + rain cove||20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)|
|Walking stick||Advisable (At least one)|
|Water bottle/Hydration pack||2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.|
|Personal Medical Kit||Consult your doctor|
|Snacks||Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors|
|T-shirts||2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)|
|Fleece T-shirts||1 Nos.|
|Fleece jacket||1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)|
|Down feather / Hollofil jacket||1 Nos.|
|Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)||1 Pair|
|Thermal inners (upper and lower)||1 Pair|
|Trek pants||2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)|
|Windstopper Pant||1 Pair|
|Waterproof gloves||1 Pair|
|Fleece/woolen gloves||1 Pair|
|Sunscreen cream||1 Nos.|
|Toilet Paper & wipes||1 Nos.|
|Lip balm||1 Nos.|
|Hand sanitizer||1 Nos.|
|Antibacterial powder||1 Nos.|
|Toothbrush and toothpaste||1 Nos.|
|Quick dry towel||1 Nos.|
|Head torch||1 Nos.|
|Woolen cap||1 Nos.|
|Balaclava||1 Nos. (Optional)|
|Sunglasses||Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.|
|Trekking shoes||1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)|
|Floaters/flip-flops||1 Pair (Optional)|
|Cotton socks||5 pairs|
|Woollen socks||3 pairs|
|Gaiters||1 Pair (TTH will Provide)|
Fitness regime for:
|Easy To Moderate|
Calculate Your BMI :
Congratulations, your body is in good conditions!
|Less than 16.5||Serverely Underweight|
|16.5 - 18.5||Underweight|
|18.5 - 25||Normal|
|25 - 30||Overweight|
Jammu and Kashmir