Open Lotus Yoga Retreat
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HIMALAYAN RETREAT

 
 

HIMALAYAN YOGA RETREAT: APRIL -OCTOBER

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Our general tour season. When you’re on top of the world it’s easy to touch the sky. Breathe in the pure air and see the mountains that give Manali the nickname “The Valley of Gods. You’ll stay in a family house or hotel in the small village of Vashisht. Practice yoga to join your body, mind and soul together and hike to some beautiful and interesting places in the surrounding area.

We offer a trek to the holy mountain site, Bhrigu Lake. Immerse yourself in the impressive beauty of nature by staying in our basecamp above the village and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains and valley. Details, itinerary, and photos below


Included Services:

  • Airport Transfer to Standard Hotel in Delhi.
  • Delhi to Manali and Manali to Delhi by Volvo bus
  • Arrival Manali transfer to hotel from Bus stand
  • Family house or Simple hotel in Vashisht,
  • Transport for  sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Yoga-Practice as per Itinerary
  • Daily Breakfast & dinner in family house prepared by the women of the family
  • Local Guide to Visit and for trekking and Hiking .
  • Twin Sharing Room or Tent, Singleroom supplement charges
  • Transport to visit Delhi without guide. Driver will manage it
  • Special Havan Puja ceremony
  • Indian Cooking Class
  • Govt. Service Tax
  • 1 DBL room for Yoga teachers and her partner with Breakfast & Dinner
  • Tibetan Doctor Fee ( Amchi Fee ) & Astrologer Fee

Hotels & Accommodations:

  • Hotel Delhi on Arrival & Departure - Ashok Country Resort
  • Second Visit -  Florance inn
  • Manali & Vashisht -

Group Size:

  • Minimum of 6 group members 

Not Included:

  • Additional Beverages
  • Bottled Mineral Water
  • Monument fees
  • Food in Delhi
  • Lunches While in Vashisht
  • Sightseeing fees in Delhi
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation.
  • Any flight
  • Food and beverages while taking night Volvo bus . ( They stop for dinner you can buy as per your choice )
  • Massage and other personal Activities.
  • Tibetan or Ayurvedic Medicine

Cost & Cancelation Fees (Euros & Dollars):

  • Cost Per Person : €1095 euros | $1310 dollars
  • Single Room Charges : €250 euros | $285 dollars
  • 3 Months: 25% charge
  • 1 Month: 50% charge
  • 15 days:  No Refund for Cancellation

Fixed Departure Dates:

  • 2 July 2018 - 13 July 2018

 


Detailed Day-to-Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival Delhi

Arrival in Delhi, reception at the airport and transfer to hotel – overnight in hotel

Day 02: Visit Delhi & Night Volvo Bus to Manali

You have time after breakfast to relax or do some sightseeing around Delhi – there are many options such as visiting the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid Mosque, see Old Delhi by bicycle rickshaw, walk in Lodhi Gardens, shopping at Sarojini Market and much more! In the early evening we will drop you to the over-night bus to Manali. We suggest an early dinner / late lunch since you will be transferred from the hotel to the Deluxe Volvo Bus at approx 5:00pm. The bus provides bottled water and blankets and they stop for a late dinner (at approx. 9:30 - 10pm). There will also be additional rest stops on the way to Manali. The bus journey takes 12 - 14 hours.

Note: Option to Fly to Kullu from Delhi additional charges if you do not wish to take the night bus. Additional charges apply.

Day 03: Arrive to Manali

Arrival in Manali at around 8:00am. 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. In the evening you will meet the indian yoga teacher at the yoga shala, where he will talk to you about yoga and meditation. Dinner. Night in family house or preferred hotel.

Day 04: Yoga , Meditation and Short Trek

7am Yoga, Pranayama and asana practice for 2 hours. Breakfast—9:30am. After breakfast guided walk to Jogini 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. Eveningwewill take meditation class .  Dinner. Night in family house or hotel.

Day 05: Yoga , Meditation and Temple Visit

7am Yoga, Pranayama and asana practice for 2 hours. Breakfast—9:30am. After breakfast . Visit the village ofGoshal , 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. In your own time you can take a rickshaw back to Vashisht. Dinner. Night in family house or hotel. Evening we will take meditation class after Dinner.

Day 06: Yoga, Meditation and Explore Villages Life

7am Yoga, Pranayama and asana practice for 2 hours. Breakfast—9:30am.After breakfast you will have the opportunity to take a walk to Villages . We will walk up along the valley to three distinct villages that dot along the Beas River. We will visit the village of Burwa, Shanag and Goshal, stop for tea at a local family house. Dinner. Night in family house or hotel. Eveningwewill take meditation class Either Before or afterDinner.

Day 07, Yoga , Meditation and  visit Nagar castle  .

7am Yoga, Pranayama and asana practice for 2 hours. Breakfast at 9:30am. After breakfast you will Drive to Nagar Visit Nagar castle and Roerich art gallery and karishna temple. back to Vashisht , evening meditation. Dinner .

Day 08, Yoga, Meditation & Visit Tibetan Medicinedoctor or Indian Astrologer

7am Yoga, Pranayama and asana practice for 2 hours. Breakfast—9:30am. After breakfast you will walk to TibetanAyurvedicdoctor for person treatment . half of the group will go to Tibetan doctor to check up and half of the group will go to Indian priest for astrologer to check person problem with spiritual way.

Day 9Yoga, Meditation and visit Tibetan Medicinedoctor or Indian astrologer to check person problem with spiritual way

7am Yoga, Pranayama and asana practice for 2 hours. Breakfast—9:30am. After breakfast you will walk to TibetanAyurvedicdoctor for person treatment . half of the group will go to Tibetan doctor to check up and half of the group will go to Indian priest for astrologer to check person problem with spiritual way.

Day 10: Yoga andFree Visit

7am Yoga, Pranayama and asana practice for 2 hours. Breakfast—9:30am. Free time - after breakfast you will have free time to relax, enjoy the hot springs, schedule a massage or do a little exploring on your own. Kirtan , Dinner Night in family house or hotel.

Note: One can do Canopying or rock climbing as per your own choice for half day.  We will help you to book one day in advance .

DAY 11: Pranayama and Special Havan Pujafor Group. night Volvo Bus

7am ,Pranayama class for 30 minute after you will join Havan Puja which is special puja for person life to keep good health and wellness ( shanti life ).Hindu priest will organize it .later after transfer to bus stand to take nightVolvo bus to delhi. Night in Bus.

Note- Please note that each person are not allowed to eat anything before Puja . theycan drink tea/ coffee etc but can not eat anything . so we will take breakfast late after Puja completed , it will take 2 to 3 hrs to complete the Puja which is never fixed time.

Day 12 : Arrival DelhiFree Visit in Delhi, Departure
On your arrival in Delhi we will transfer you to Hotel. Free day to explore Delhi. Evening transfer to airport - farewell!


What is Havan Puja:


A havan or homa is similar to a puja in the sense that both are common modes of Hindu worship and both are symbolic forms of communication. The words havan and homa each derive from the Sanskrit root hu, meaning to consume. Generally, the word havan is heard in North India and homa is used in South India, A havan is a religious ceremony performed in temples and in homes that involves worship through the use of a sacred fire. The use of fire as a means of worship is the most ancient of all rites, going back to the earliest Vedic times. This fire ritual is described in elaborate detail in the Brahaman. From the earliest of Vedic times and even to present day, fire (Agni) was viewed as the chief of the Gods. In fact, the first verse of the Rig Veda is addressed to Agni, the fire God. “I praise Agni, the chosen Priest, God, minister of sacrifice… .”

Additional Notes:

  • Flights can be arranged from Delhi/Kullu if you do not with to take the Volvo Night Bus
  • Trekking is not a requirement. Guests can stay at the homestay/preferred hotel 
  • Please notify us or the family if you have any specific dietary needs.