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Once in Delhi, for your further journey you will take train to Amritsar to visit the Golden temple, a highly spiritual site for the followers of Sikh religion, Further drive to Kangra valley is the home to ancient Hindu temples , close by at Dharamsala is the Tibetan government in exile where charismatic spiritual leader His holiness “The Dalai Lama” resides in the serene environment. You will love to have glimpse on the lush green tea estates, visiting some of fascinating spiritual sites and ancient commercial town of Mandi.

Reached to Manali, situated in the Kullu valley in the foothills of Himalayas. Paradise in the middle of a luxuriant nature, where you will settle down for few days to follow the yoga sessions, it’s the land where saint and sages has meditated since the time immemorial.
Here you will explore remote villages of traditional mountain architecture, the ancient temples of Hindu deities. You will stroll in fascinating thick forest of cedar, will enjoy the stunning view of Himalaya ornamented by terraced fields expanded from river bed toward hills.


Day 01: Arrival in Delhi,
Day 02: Departure to Amritsar,by train, check in hotel, visit the city, O/N in hotel.
Day 03: Amritsar to Dharamsala, 190 km, 6 hours.
Day 04: Visit Dharamsala, (1830m.)
Day 05: Dharam Sala to Palampur,
Day 06: Palampur to Rewalsar, Mandi, 137 km. O/N in simple guest house.
Day 07: Mandi to Manali, (1900 m.) 100 km.
Day 08: First day Initiation and introduction of Yoga at Shri Hari Ashram Pranaya,
Day 09: Demonstration and Practice of Asanas, Pranayama.
Day 10: Practice of Yoga, Morning practice Pranayam & Asana,
Day 11: Yoga Practice
Day 12: Manali to Delhi: 16 hours, 570 kms.
DAY 13: Arrive Delhi


Day 01: Arrival in Delhi,

Reception in the airport, transfer to the hotel, O/N in hotel.

Day 02: Departure to Amritsar by train, afternoon check in hotel, visit the city, O/N in hotel.

Amritsar: City has founded in 1577 by Ram Dass, the fourth Guru of the Sikh. It is the centre of the Sikh religion and the major city of Punjab state. The name Amritsar translates as “Pool of nectar” the name of the sacred pool by which the Sikh Golden temple is built.

Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion is in the center of old part of town > The temple itself is surrounded by the lake which gave the town its name, causeway connects the temple in the middle of the pool and loudspeaker broadcasts a continuous reading of the Granth Sahib in Punjabi.The high priest of sikh who reads the holy book sits on the east side of the temple. The original copy of the Granth Sahib is kept in the golden temple and is occasionally taken out on procession. Pilgrims and visitors to the golden temple must remove their shoes and cover their head before entering the temple precincts.

Afternoon leave to Bagha at Indo- Pak Border (Bagha Border) to watch retreat ceremony-30 KM on the road to Lahore is India-Pakistan Border. A visit to the border is an interesting experience especially at Sunset, when the retreat ceremony takes place with the Border Security Force on the Indian Side and the Sutlej Rangers on the Pakistan side putting up a well. Return to hotel in the evening, continue to follow up the night visit of illuminated Golden temple and to witness the evening ceremony, night in hotel.

Day 03: Amritsar to Dharamsala, 190 km, 6 hours.

Morning before leaving visit Laxmi-Narayan temple: A large temple in the center of a lake is dedicated to Lakshi-Narayan. Further drive to the former colonial retreat, Mcleodganj rose to prominence after the large scale exodus of Tibetan from their homeland in 1959. It is a residence of ( OCEAN OF TRANQUILITY) His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the backdrop of the majestic Dhauladhar mountains. The Tibetan government in exile has been based here for over three and half decades.

Afternoon check in hotel evening stroll in the crowd of Indo -Tibetan mixed culture in the street of Mecleodganj.night n hotel.

Day 04: Visit Dharamsala, (1830m.)

With impressive Namgyal monastery, a traditional architecture designs drawn from Tibet surrounded by row of prayer wheels and houses large life images of the Budha, padmasambhava and Avalokteshwara. Visit monastery at Norbulinga named after the summer palace of His Holiness in Tibet located out of Dharamsala, its Thanka painting school and craft center,

Day 05: Dharam Sala to Palampur, visiting Brijeshwari temple and Kangra fort.

Kangra is an old town where you will visit Brijeshwari temple dedicated to Godess Durga . An alley of colorful boutiques displaying offerings leads to the temple complex, hundreds of devotees colorfully dressed visit here to pay the homage to goddess , it’s a best place to get interacted with local. Visit the fort of Kangara in ruin on a precipitous cliff over hanging the Ban Ganga and Manjhi rivers. The ruins still dominate the the Kangra valley. Once the seat of power Katoch dynasty.

After short drive visit Chamunda Devi, an another important temples complex is dedicated to Godess Shakti ( Goddess of power ). Afternoon reach at Palampur situated on the foot hill of Dhauladhar, with mild climate and tea gardens

Dhauladhar range provide panoramic view of snowy ranges. Stroll in main street of Palampur which is always crowded with a variety of people including Gaddi (Shepherds ) and gaily attired Gaddies women. night in hotel.

Day 06: Palampur to Rewalsar, Mandi, 137 km. via Rewalsar.

Visit Shiva temple at Baijnath, which bear inscription fated A.D. 804, dedicated to Vaidhyanath. The temples are built in the Shikhera style and are remarkable for their proportion and architectural beauty. Rewalsar (POOL OF ANCIENT WISDOM ) is like a Dark jewel on a wooded hillside, the sacred lake is identified as the Sahar of yore. Legend is that, this is a place from where Padmasambhava left for Tibet to spread the word of the Budha in the 8th century A.D. The lake has tinny islands of floating reed in which the spirit of Padaymasambhava is said to be embodied. Visit Budhist monastery belongs to the Nyingmapa order and caves where Padmassmbhaba meditated at the time.

Leave to Mandi , An important town is the gateway of the Kullu valley. It is said that sage Mandavaya performed a long penance here from whom the town takes its name. Town is known for its aesthetically carved shikhara style temples of Bhootnath, Triloknath, Panchvakra., night in hotel.

Day 07: Mandi to Manali, (1900 m.) 100 km.

Leave Mandi, en route visit Shiva temple, afternoon reached Manali, An small touristic town of Kullu valley. Kullu Situated in the inner range of Himalaya, valley is more than 16 km as the crow flies from the foot hills that edge the plain of northern India and barely 80 km from the plateau of Tibet. It is famous for apple orchards, pine trees and its cheerful peoples, It is a valley of hundred of temples and deities, so it is called the valley of God. The Aryans gave the name to this valley is Kulantpitha, means ” the end of the habitable world”. Night in hotel.

Day 08: First day Initiation and introduction of Yoga at Shri Hari Ashram Pranaya,
Asana for 2 hours, back to hotel for breakfast. Later local sight seeing. Visit Old Manali village, 3 km from the new Manali up temples on the hill, is said to be founded by sage Manu. Hadimba temple, About one km from the Manali stands the pagoda style temple of Hadimba Devi surrounded by the cedar forest in Dhungri. According to the legend, Bhima one of the Pandava’ s brother fell in love with an aboriginal woman named Hadimba, the sister of local chief by the name of Hadimba and married her. Lunch break at 13h.free time, after 3 hours proceed for evening session of Pranayam and Meditation till late evening for 2 hours.

Day 09: Demonstration and Practice of Asanas, Pranayama.

Breakfast, sight seen to vashisht, 3 km after crossing the Beas river ancient temple dedicated to sage Vashisht. The sulphur hot spring of Vashist are endowed with healing power. After lunch join evening session of meditations, Asana, meditation Silence sitting, Yoga therapy and discussion.

Day 10: Practice of Yoga, Morning practice Pranayam & Asana

After breakfast sight seen to Nagar castle an ancient capital of Kullu Raja till A.D. 1660, now converted in to hotel, overlooks the entire Beas valley. Art gallery. Ancient temples of Tripura sundari and Shiva, if time permit the way back at Jagatsukh an ancient Shikhra style shiva temple and Gaitri Devi temple can be visited, By evening join evening session of Yoga, meditation Silence sitting , Yoga therapy and discussion.

Day 11: Yoga Practice

Morning Yoga Practice/demonstration, Breakfast, free day, evening session of answer and question. night in hotel.

Day 12: Manali to Delhi, 16 hours, 570 kms.

Morning Yoga Practice, day free, afternoon transfer to bus station, night comfortable bus to Delhi, dinner stop on the way. Bus is fully air-conditioned hence please take worm jacket or Pullover.

Day 13: Arrive Delhi, evening departure.

Transfer to hotel, half day sight seen, and evening transfer to airport flight to onward destination. Hotel till noon or from noon onward till departure in evening.


Price per person : Based on Minimum 4 persons.

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Cost for less than 4 persons

Cost Per Person- €2150 for 2 person Group

Cost Per Person- €1915 for 3 person Group

Formed group : If you are a group of more than 8 persons, please contact us to get the special deal.

Cost Include

  • Ground transport as per itinerary
  • Airport/Railway Station & Bus Stand transfer
  • Train ticket Delhi – Amritsar
  • Twin sharing room in a 3-star hotel
  • All hotels on BB basis (bed & breakfast)
  • English speaking local Guide for trek/local sightseeing)
  • Indian Yoga Teacher
  • Yoga mattress
  • Manali to Manali full board
  • Medical kit

Cost Exclude

  • Any air fare
  • Monument fees
  • Lunch & dinner in Delhi/ Agra
  • Visa and airport tax
  • Lunch & Dinner,
  • Dinner in bus (Manali to Delhi)
  • Insurance
  • Beverages and personal expenses
  • Medical expenses and evacuation
  • Porters to carry your personal gears
  • Personal gears used for trekking / expedition
  • Tipping



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Gopi / Delphine are Indo / French collaborators, who has been organising yoga retreats, trekking’s and tours in India / Nepal/ Srilanka for years.
This tours is being organised by the concept of travel and yoga following one particular itineraries suitable for Yoga.
Let’s practice 5000 years old technique of Yoga originated in the Himalaya “The Abode of the God” We propose you an opportunity to strengthen core muscles and reenergize the mind, body and soul by practicing the yoga and meditating in the land of saint and sages.

All the cancellation must be in written and signed by the person who signed the booking form and will be effective from the date of the reception by the company.

1:60 days or more before departure

The agency will refund the entire paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (€ 40 per persons or equivalent in other currency), bank charges subject to the bank policies, when booking domestic flights, the Cancellation fee subject to airline policies at present or if the tickets are non- refundable in that case the full amount of the ticket will be retained. The hotels are reserved and must be paid in advance; the company will apply the cancellation policies of hotels. Cancelation charge for train tickets and other ground transport and related services if needed to be booked in advance. Hence the remaining amount will be refunded after deducting all above cancelling policies applied for different services.

2: 40 Days before departure

The agency will refund the 50% of paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (€ 40 per persons or equivalent in other currency), bank charges subject to the bank policies, when booking domestic flights, the Cancellation fee subject to airline policies at present or if the tickets are non- refundable in that case the full amount of the ticket will be retained. The hotels are reserved and must be paid in advance; the company will apply the cancellation policies of hotels. Cancelation charges of train tickets and other ground transport and related services if needed to be booked in advance. Hence the remaining amount will be refunded after deducting all above cancelation policies applied for different services.

Less than 30 days before departure

The agency will be obliged to withhold the full amount of the deposit paid by the customer. In this case, the customer must inform their insurance as soon as possible and provide as much documentation to support the cancellation of trip. It is therefore h3ly advised to take out cancellation insurance to cover such expenses.

Itinerary / hotels are sub to change in case of strike , civil war threaten , you may be will lose expected places you have prepared for but will explore unexpected and for sure will not disappointed.

In case of Vehicle break down another mode of transport will be managed at the earliest possible, In that case you are requested to keep patience. And co-operate with the situation ,while travelling to rural and isolated Area replacing vehicle can take time due to lac of communication or distance to pass the message with the other vehicle those who are driving toward the nearest town or the place from where one can have telephone facilities. Or from where one can be connected by Mobile phone . Also you can be transferred by the other type of vehicle what ever is available at the moment as of local bus till you will be not having the proper mode of transport .

The Company cannot be made liable for the consequences of weather condition, flight cancellations or delay of bus / train at destination , war or threat of civil war, strikes, industrial action, political unrest or any other force majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstance. The company reserves the right to use alternate transport, or vary the itinerary if breakdown, sickness or any other force major. Any additional that result, such as extra hotel accommodation, flight or road transport will be on your charge and must be paid directly at the spot.
Please understand, there are certain hazards involved in your adventurous and culture holidays which you must accept at your own risk. The company will not be liable for any illness major or minor injury, death sustained during neither the trip, nor it will be liable for any uninsured losses of your property and other losses during the trip. No refund will be made for unused services and in case of no show of the participants before starting the trip
It is strongly advised that clients take out insurance to cover the unexpected and cancellation charges.

Accommodation is sub. to your budget ( standard, 3 star or 4 star category and heritage hotels ) and choice as shown in cost table, during the trek ( deluxe Tent ) at fix camp at sam dune and Khuri with attached toilet and bath.

Indian meals is served, bit on spicy side, Breakfast and dinner will be served at the hotel, Lunch packed or in local restaurant or in hotel sub to the schedule.

Sub. to the number of person in group, for 4 persons Toyota Innova / Scorpia or Zylo, for 5 to 12 Tempo travelers or mini bus will be provided. For more than 12 participants either two Tempo traveler’s or mini coach subject to availability. All vehicle will be air-conditioned, except in hilly area air-condition of any vehicle can not be regularly used due to steep uphill drive so you have to co-operate with.

Road
Road in plain are good, In hilly area and in rural you can face the rough road. There can be land slide due to rainfall from July till mid Sep. and can be blocked for hours or a day, you may miss the places expected to visit, or will visit the unexpected places, to regulate the situation the team at the spot will do the best possible at the moment. Road in India are being widen So please don’t compare the driving time as estimated in developed nation.
6: First aid kit: Preparation of relief of sun burn, Lip salve, Anti septic cream, Antihistamine cream (for relief of insect bites), Anti diarrhea (flagyl or any other), Anti headach (diamox, aspirin, paracitamol, zimalgin), Anti vomiting (avomin), For stomachach (baralgan,trigan or other diagnose) Dettol, washproof dettol plaster, Bandage and cotton, Balm, Anti cramp spray, Pills to purify the water, Scisor and knife are must in the medical kit.
According to your physical condition you are requested to consult your doctor to complete your medical kit. Apart from that HIMALAYAN FRONTIERS also provides an additional medical kit including oxygen cylinder and Diamox with each group. Special precaution is taken to pack some medicine to deal with Prevention from Altitude sickness.

What should you pack for yoga and sacred sites of Himalayan foothill:
While travelling in plain during autumns season and winter, climate at the places is soft and harsh at higher altitude, morning and evening are fresh hence required a light Pull over, it may rain or not so raincoat or Umbrella must carry, a polar jacket or waterproof jacket, light and worm clothing, Sun hat, short and long sleeves Shirts, Loose trousers,( loose sclothing for yoga ) (wearing short is not allowed at holy spot) a pair of sport shoes, sandal, few pairs of socks. Sunglasses/ Spare glasses or contact lenses, toilet kit, A small sewing kit, Safety pins, torch or flash light with spare batteries, Camera with spare memory cards and batteries, battery Charger, day sac, water bottle, personal medical kit as per your medical advisory. Anti-mosquitoes spray. ( fanny pack to keep safely your important doc as passport, insurance paper, credit cards, money,) wooden pencils and pen, English –Hindi dictionary to learn the important words to greet and to communicate with locals and a note book can be useful to engrave your memory in it.
Yoga mat has to be confirmed weather you will bring your own or we shall provide you on the spot.

You will be guided by a professional Englsih speaking trekking guide. Kitchen team will be at your service with necessary items when trekking, once reaching at campsite your assistance to team members will be appreciated to establish the camp site.
You will practice yoga with Indian master who will be accompany you sub. to the itinerary.
Climate is vary to different season, we will update you the right information’s on climate sub. to the itinerary of our interest and the period of travelling.
Pre-travel conditioning is very desirable, as more you are prepared the more you enjoy the trips. For such trekking trips required good physic.
As we gain altitude slowly, so we get acclimatize naturally. And for the vast majority the slow ascent to height will produce minimum effects. The most important attribute for any adventure travel trip is positive attitude.