Himalayan Yoga Trekking in India with Rishikesh Ashram and Taj Mahal Visit

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The combination of daily meditation, yoga, stretching, mantra chanting and trekking in the powerful atmosphere of the Himalayas provides a fulfilling physical strain and strengthens the mind.

Our tours are open to everyone, whether yoga beginners or advanced, they offer for all the unique experience to strengthen body and soul.

In the spectacular landscape of the Himalayas, we will experience hiking as a form of meditation: the rhythm of our steps, like a mantra, will lead us higher to the peaks and deeper into ourselves.

In our two yoga hours a day, we will practice asanas, exercising balance and flexibility, as well as strength and stamina.

In the fresh and clean mountain air, we will explore soothing and energy-generating breathing techniques that will lead us further to meditation.

The common chanting of mantras around our campfire is a rounded conclusion to an intense day.

And all this in the middle of the beautiful surroundings of the Indian Himalayas. We will wander through enchanting landscapes with green pastures, ancient forests, wild rivers, deep gorges and snow-capped peaks, far from civilization.

You will be accompanied by a trained and experienced yoga instructor and mountain guide with team.

In total, the trek will be six days long.

The icing on the cake: Before and after the trek we stay in Rishikesh on the holy Ganges in a yoga ashram.

The trip ends with a visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra


Day 1 Departure from home and arrival in Delhi. Overnight stay at the hotel (-/-/-)

International flights usually reach Delhi in the middle of the night. You will be picked up from the airport and brought to the hotel.

Day 2 Sightseeing Delhi

After a restful night we visit Old and New Delhi together by rickshaw, on foot and by metro. We focus on spiritual exploration with visits to temples and mosques. Hotel (F/-/-)

Day 3 Travel by train or mini bus to Rishikesh

Today we travel by train and/or minibus first to the holy place of Haridwar and then on to Rishikesh, the world yoga capital at the foot of the Himalayas. Her we move into our ashram and enjoy the first yoga class in the afternoon ashram (B/M/A)

Day 4 Day in Rishikesh

A day to rest, practice yoga and explore Rishikesh. In the evening we will take part in the holy light ceremony Aarti on the Ganges. Ashram (F/M/A)

Day 5 Transfer to Ghat (210 km/ 8 hours)

We leave Rishikesh and drive deeper into the Himalayas to the mountain village of Ghat. Inn (F/M/A)

Day 6 to 11 6 days yoga trekking

After a short transfer by jeep to the trekking starting point we will start: for 6 days we will hike through the Himalayan world to small mountain villages and along bubbling streams. After crossing the 3800 m high Kuari Pass, a unique mountain panorama of the High Himalayas opens before our eyes. At the end of the tour we take the transport back towards Manali to Rudraprayag (115 km,7 hours), where a nice hotel room and shower is waiting for us. Tent (F/M/A), on day 11 no dinner included

Day 12 Drive to Rishikesh (160 km, 5 hours)

It is nice to arrive back at our ashram in Rishikesh this afternoon. Ashram (F/-/A)

Day 13 Day in Rishikesh

We enjoy an ashram day in Rishikesh Ashram (B/M/A)

Day 14 Train ride to Agra

In the early morning we take the train to Agra to admire the view of the Taj Mahal at sunset (overnight in homestay) F/-/A

Day 15 Taj Mahal visit and travel to Delhi airport

In the early morning we visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise and then after a leisurely breakfast we travel to Delhi airport. Optionally, another night can be booked in the hotel room in Delhi.

You will be taken to the airport by us.

NOTE: Depending on the season and weather conditions, the trekking route may be adjusted.

Daily trekking tour

6:30 Tea

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Yoga

9:00 a.m. Breakfast

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Trek with lunch packages

15:30 Tea and snacks

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Yoga and Meditation

6:30 p.m. Dinner

19:30 Kirtan, Satsang, Mantra

(Schedule may vary slightly)

Included services

  • all transportation in cabs and trains
  • 2 nights in Delhi with breakfast
  • 4 nights in the ashram with yoga and full board
  • 1 night in Agra with breakfast and dinner
  • 6 days yoga trekking with tent accommodations and full board
  • Before and after the trek one night with breakfast in the inn/hotel
  • Trekking team with guide, helpers, pack horses and cook
  • complete trekking equipment including tent, mattresses and sleeping bags
  • 2 yoga hours daily during the trek
  • Entrance Taj Mahal
  • english speaking guide and yoga teacher
  • international flight
  • Visa
  • unmentioned meals
  • Tips


Prices and Dates

Fixed dates:



This tour is possible all year round in different Himalayan regions also already from one person as a private trip

1 participant from 3000 per person

2 participants from 2000 per person

from 4 participants from 1800 € per person

250 € single room and one-man tent supplement

Travel info


An easy trekking tour for everyone, so that there is also time and energy for the yoga practice. The yoga class is suitable for beginners and advanced students alike.

Yoga classes and travel assistance

Our experienced yoga teachers will teach creative and coherent yoga classes twice a day, incorporating all aspects of yoga. They cater to the needs of the participants and combine asanas with pranayama, relaxation techniques, meditation, mantra chanting and yoga philosophy.

Information about trekking in the Indian Himalayas with Chalo! Travel

Mountain guide and trekking team

On all our treks we have at least one (for larger groups of 6 participants or two) trained local mountain guides. Our mountain guides have all completed at least the Indian mountaineering training, many of them have also taken part in the advanced courses.

You are familiar with the trekking routes and know the terrain excellently. Our mountain guides all speak English.

In addition, there is a local team consisting of a cook (if the group consists of only two participants, the mountain guide also takes over the tasks of the cook), helpers, horsemen with horses or Nepalese carriers, depending on the type of trek.

All our team members have been working with us for years, are very friendly and always strive to provide our guests with a great trekking experience. Their English is rather mediocre or non-existent, but this is not necessarily a hindrance to communicating with them.

Trekking routes

The trekking routes are designed for the skills of our guests and are all feasible for a person with a good fitness level, unless otherwise mentioned. The daily routes are between five and eight hours long (with breaks) and an average increase of around 500-800 metres of altitude is completed.

In between, rivers may have to be crossed or crossed. The paths are partly well developed, but sometimes also almost non-existent. On our trekking routes there are hardly any villages in between, so we will take enough food for the whole tour.

On our treks you can cross passes, snow or glaciers. On steep slopes, we have safety equipment with us.

Daily routine (Depending on the length and intensity of the trek, the times may vary)

7: 00 Get up with tea

7:30-8:30 Breakfast

7:00-9:30 a.m. Dismantling of the camp

8:00- 9:30 Start Trek

13:00 Lunch on the way

15:00-17:00 Arrival at the camp and camp construction

15:30-17:30 Snacks

19:00 Dinner

Altitude and altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is a very important topic that should not be underestimated, especially during our trekking tours in the Indian Himalayas. At altitudes above 3500 m, our body has to slowly get used to the low air pressure, which also causes less oxygen to enter our lungs. The first signs of altitude sickness are headaches, which are accompanied by dizziness, nausea, insomnia and loss of appetite. It becomes problematic when water accumulates in the lungs and brain and edema occurs. Then only the immediate descent to lower altitudes will help. To prepare for the highs on our treks, we will either spend a few nights at high altitudes before the trek or slowly ascend during the trek to acclimatize. If we notice that there are problems with our guests (each person is otherwise able to acclimatize, regardless of age, gender and fitness level), it may happen that either the entire tour group or the participant descends/returns with a team. In addition, it makes sense to take an emergency drug for altitude sickness. For this, it is best to consult the pharmacy or the travel doctor. For certain treks we will also have oxygen with us.


Each trekking participant is responsible for his own clothes and personal belongings. Depending on the trek, we are either on the road with horses or carriers. If we have load horses, one bag per participant can be loaded onto the horse. In the case of treks with carriers, all personal luggage must be carried independently. Tents, sleeping bags, mattresses and food are carried by our porters.

For trekking tours with horses, a day backpack with space for the lunchbox, a water bottle and warm overcoat clothing should be taken with you.

Packing list for the trekking tours:

  • Sleeping bag at least -10 ° C
  • large backpack or soft tote bag so that the pack animals can carry the luggage
  • Small backpack for the day approx. 30-40 l with rain cover
  • Flashlight / headlamp
  • 2 refillable water bottles
  • Walking sticks
  • Passport and passport copy
  • Camera with spare batteries and memory card
  • Headgear as sun protection
  • Good sunglasses
  • Cap
  • Scarf, buff
  • gloves
  • Windpants
  • Trekking pants
  • Functional underwear long
  • Walking shoes
  • Socks thick and thin
  • Sneakers, sandals and / or slippers
  • Windbreaker
  • Warm jacket
  • Fleece pullover / jacket
  • Tshirts
  • Sun cream, lip balm min. Protection 40
  • Fat cream
  • Water purification tablets
    (boiled and filtered water is provided)
  • own medication for headaches, nausea, digestive problems, colds)
  • Blister plasters and bandages
  • own hygiene article
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand disinfection


There will be full vegetarian sattvik meals during the trek. Water is either boiled or we have a water filter with us.

Breakfast (daily selection):

  • Tea
  • Oatmeal porridge / muesli / Indian porridge
  • Indian breakfast
  • Sliced fruit/vegetables

Lunch (mostly lunchbox), sometimes warm in the camp

  • Indian (rice, chapati, vegetables)
  • Juices
  • Fruit


  • Tea
  • Indian snacks
  • Fruit



  • Vegetable dish
  • Lentil dish
  • Rice/noodles
  • Chapati
  • Salad
  • Dessert

Accommodation and camp

We have very comfortable and spacious two-man tents. Our mattresses are practical but simple if there are problems with sleeping on hard surfaces, please take your own mattress with you or order from us. Our sleeping bags are freshly washed and have a very good quality with comfort zone up to -5°C/extreme zone up to -20° C. It is recommended to bring personal indoor sleeping bags.

In addition, we have a spacious dining tent with tables and chairs, a kitchen tent for the team and a toilet tent. For treks up to 4 people, the kitchen tent can also act as a dining tent at the same time.

For trekking tours with porters, we will take our smaller, lighter tents with us and do without a toilet tent.


In the Himalayas, temperatures fluctuate widely. While it can get warm up to 25°C during the day and the sun is not only warming, but also very intense (sun protection is a must), it can also cool down significantly below the minus-grade at night, especially in the months end of September and October, as well as in June. There may also be weather changes with snow on the passes.

  • 5

    Great Yoga Trekking

    10.07.2019 from Ela

    Once again a big thanks to you and to David for this really great trip, I really rave here to everyone who asks me about my holiday :-) I have always felt in good hands with you, you organize the trips really always excellent. It was really an unforgettable experience and showed me how great such a time in nature and in the mountains is!

  • 5

    Yoga Ashram and Yoga Trekking

    Am 04.11.2019 from Margit

    The whole trip worked out wonderfully and it was an extraordinary journey. Thank you for your organization and support. I'm already doing advertisements for you and have shared your homepage. Greetings Margit and Fredi

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