Two Weeks Yoga Trip in October with Janine

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Overview

India is the country full of diversity and colours. The culture is multifaceted and invites you to marvel.

In the foreground of the trip is the authentic exploration of Indian culture, as well as your own yoga practice.

The yoga classes offered are suitable for all levels.

In addition to the fixed program, you always have the opportunity to explore the area independently and enjoy your free time.

As the Indians like to say “everything is possible”.

Itinerary

The weekly and daily routine will be quite varied.

Let’s start in Delhi. There is a lot to discover in this metropolis and with the help of a local guide, we immerse ourselves in the middle of Indian city life.

We continue the trip through the most popular Indian means of travel – the train. This takes us from the capital Delhi to Rishikesh –  the “world yoga capital”.

There you can get to know the everyday life of an Ashram, practice yoga, admire the sacred river Ganges, get to know Hindu ceremonies and drink a chai in between.

The second part of the journey continues up to the Himalayan mountain region of Dharamshala or more precisely to the town  McLeodGanj.
McLeod Ganj is home to numerous Tibetan refugees and the Dalai Lama’s headquarters. The influences of Buddhist culture make this a quiet and peaceful place.

From there we start a three-day hike into the Himalayas. The destination is the beautifully situated Kareri Lake.
After that, we continue with a three 3 days yoga retreat before we visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

From there, a domestic flight will take us back to Delhi.

Program

Saturday Day 1Departure from home and arrival in Delhi, overnight at the hotel
Airport pick-up and transfer to the hotel
Sunday Day 2Delhi Sightseeing, overnight in a hotel
A local guide guides us through Delhi
Monday Day 3The train ride to Haridwar and transfer to Rishikesh, arrival at the hotel
The first ride on an Indian train is certainly a highlight in itself.
Tuesday Day 4Rishikesh Ashram, Evening Aarti at the Ganges
Participate in an ashram life with yoga classes, healthy meals and an ashram program. In between, everyone is free to explore Rishikesh on their own (e.g. visit the Beatles Ashram).
Wednesday Day 5Rishikesh Ashram
Thursday Day 6Rishikesh Ashram
Friday Day 7Drive to Daramshala, overnight in the hotelMorning yoga practice and breakfast at the Ashram. Afterwards we go in private vehicle to Daramshala at 1800 m.
Saturday Day 8Himalaya Trek, overnight in a tent After breakfast at the hotel, our three-day tent trek begins.
Sunday Day 9Himalaya Trek, overnight in a tent
Monday Day 10Himalaya Trek, Arrival at Yoga Retreat Hotel
Tuesday Day 11Yoga Retreat Dharamshala Twice daily yoga classes with breathing exercises and meditation.
Wednesday Day 12Yoga Retreat Dharamshala
Thursday Day 13Yoga Retreat Dharamshala
Friday Day 14Drive to Amritsar (5 hours), visit Golden Temple, overnight stay at the hotel In the morning we take the bus to Amritsar. There we visit the holy golden temple of the Sikhs.
Saturday Day 15Flight back to Delhi, then flight back home From Amritsar we take a domestic flight to Delhi. From there it goes back home.

Services

  • All nights in shared double room
    • 2 nights Hotel Delhi with breakfast
    • 4 nights Hotel Rishikesh
    • 1 night Hotel McLeodGanj with breakfast
    • 2 nights trekking in a tent
    • 4 nights Daramshala Retreat with breakfast and dinner
    • 1 night Hotel Amritsar
  • All transfers by private car, bus or train
    • Train journey from Delhi to Haridwar and transfer Rishikesh
    • Private transport from Rishikesh to McLeodGanj
    • Bus to Amritsar
    • Transfer to the airport in Amritsar
    • Domestic flight Amritsar – Delhi
  • Program
    • Sightseeing Delhi with guide
    • 4 days Ashram Pass incl. Full board (3 meals)
    • 3 days trekking Kareri lake with full catering, mountain guide, tent and sleeping bags
    • Dharamshala Yoga Retreat with daily 3.5 hours of yoga classes with Janine
  • tour guide Janine & Markus
  • Travel insurance certificate
  • Return flight to Delhi
  • Visa
  • private travel & health insurance
  • unlisted meals
  • smaller rickshaw and taxi rides
  • Entrance fees (e.g. Beatles ashram approx. 8 €)
  • private expenditure
  • Excursion Agra on request (depending on the total number of participants), extra night Delhi at the end of the trip 40 €
  • Single room with extra charge possible

Highlights

Prices and Dates

Fixed Dates:

16.10.2021– 30.10.2021

Price: 1900 €

Single supplement: 270 €

Tour Info

Requirements

Curiosity, openness and flexibility are basic prerequisites for a trip to India. In some cases, the transfers are slightly longer (max. 10 hours), good stamina is required here. The yoga classes are suitable for all levels. The trekking tour is moderate. On the second day, 1000 meters of altitude are climbed. sometimes it goes a bit steeper uphill with some stairs to climb. You could also stay at the camp that day. A good basic fitness level is required.

Further Information

Guide

Janine made a long journey through northern and southern India in 2019, deeply inspired to allow more people access to this multifaceted country. Janine teaches classic Hatha Yoga and specializes in yoga therapy. In doing so, she combines Eastern teaching and her knowledge as a physiotherapist. She completed her yoga teacher training in 2014 in the Sivananda tradition. Outside India, Janine can be found in her own practice for physiotherapy, yoga and nutrition in Bonn. Born in southern Germany, she completed her studies here as a nutrition and food scientist.

Daily Schedule

Ashram

5:20 am-5:50 amguided meditation
6:00 am-7:30 amYoga Class
7:50 amFire Ceremony
8:30 am – 9:00 amBreakfast
12:30 pmLunch
4:00 pm – 5:30 pmYoga Class
6 pmDinner
7-8 pmKirtan/Chanting (Tue & Thu)
9 pmRest until breakfast

Trekking Kareri Lake

7 am Breakfast

8/9 am Trekking start

1 pm Picnic

3/4 pm Trekking end

5 pm Snacks

7 pm Dinner

Food

Three vegetarian meals are included daily in the ashram and during the trek.

During the yoga retreat, breakfast and dinner are included, so you have the opportunity to stroll around McLeod Ganj at noon.

On the remaining days and for the unlisted meals you can take care of yourself and for good reason: the Indian cuisine is so varied and delicious – there is a lot to try.

Accommodation

The accommodations are clean, well-kept hotel rooms.

Packing

Here to a general and trekking packing list

In addition for the ashram: wide, light clothing, the shoulders and knees covered.

Also for the Himalayan region: At the end of October it gets increasingly cooler in the Himalayas. We recommend long trousers, sweaters and a warm jacket. In addition, a warm headgear.

Two Weeks Yoga Trip in October with Janine

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