Travel number: 60
Yoga Trekking in India
14 days Himalaya Trekking, Yoga and Ayurveda
Number of participants: from 2 people
Requirements: 3 von 10
An easy trekking tour for everyone, so that there is also time and energy for the yoga practice. The yoga classes are suitable for beginners and advanced students alike.
The combination of daily meditation, yoga, stretching, mantra chanting and trekking in the powerful atmosphere of the Himalayas provides a fulfilling physical activity and soothes the mind.
Our Yoga Trekking is open to everyone, whether yoga beginners or advanced, we will teach in a way, that everyone will be satisfied.
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 classes 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 the campfire is the perfect ending for a day in nature with hiking, Yoga classes, good company and healthy meals.
And all this will happen 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 away from civilization.
You will be accompanied by a trained and experienced yoga teacher and mountain guide with team.
In total, the trek will be seven days long.
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. We will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. (-/-/-)
Day 2 Visit Delhi and night drive in an air-conditioned Volvo bus to Manali
After a restful night we visit Old and New Delhi together by rickshaw, on foot and by metro. In the afternoon we start with the air-conditioned Volvo bus towards Manali – a fourteen-hour journey overnight. (Overnight stay on bus) (B/-/-)
Day 3 Arrival in Manali, check in to our accommodation, short walk to explore the surroundings
Early in the morning we reach the mountain resort of Manali. We check into our hotel. During a walk we visit the famous Hadimba Temple in a dense pine forest and the small town of New Manali with its colorful markets. Overnight stay at the hotel (B/-/-)
Day 4 After breakfast start of the seven-day trek, in the afternoon yoga
Jagathsukh (7 km drive from Manali) to the Snake Temple 2500 m, 3 hours
We start gently with our trek. Today’s hike takes us through an idyllic village and past a small forest temple. After a three-hour hike we reach a small forest clearing. Here we will practice our first yoga class and prepare our camp for the night. (Overnight in a tent) B/L/D
Day 5 Snake Temple to Tilgan 2430 m, 3 hours
After our yoga class in the morning, we continue up through green pastures. Our camp today offers us an excellent view of the Kullu valley and the surrounding 6000 meter high mountain peaks. We enjoy the yoga class in the afternoon! (Overnight in a tent) B/L/D
Day 6 Tilgan to Saruto 3380 m, 5 hours
Today we walk through a relatively flat area through beautiful forests and green pastures until we reach the Hamta valley. today we are slightly above the tree line. (Overnight in a tent) B/L/D
Day 7 Saruto to Dhum Dhumni Tach 3980 m, 4 hours
It’s going uphill. From the 4200 meter high summit we have a great 360° view. The nearby sacred lake invites you to a little meditation. Our camp is a little lower. We not only use the afternoon for our yoga practice, but can also participate in an Indian cooking workshop and prepare dinner together. (morning and evening yoga) (Overnight in a tent) B/L/D
Day 8 Dhum Dhumni Tach to Pyrang Nibroo 3900 m, 3 hours
It goes down to the Alien River, which we cross, then we reach our camp. It is located right in front of the mighty 6001 meter high Deo Tibba summit, which towers high above us during our yoga class. (Overnight in a tent) B/L/D
Day 9 Pyrang Nibroo to Jobri Nallah 2800 m 3-4 hours
Always along the river, sometimes down, then again a bit uphill, we go to our next camp. It is our last evening, which we end with a festive time and campfire. (morning and evening yoga) (Overnight in a tent) B/L/D
Day 10 In the afternoon return from the yoga trek (morning yoga), check in at the hotel
Jobri Nallah to Vaschisht 2100 m
Today is our last morning yoga class and trekking day. We first reach the small village of Vaschisht. Here we can enjoy a soothing hot bath in the natural sulfur springs of the temple complex and look forward to a hot shower and a soft bed in Manali. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/L/-
Day 11 Free time in Manali for shopping or excursions in the surrounding area
If you like, you can use this rest day in Manali for a massage, take part in a cooking class or hike to beautiful side valleys. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-
Day 12 Return to Delhi
After you have packed and bought the last souvenirs, wyou will take the night bus back to Delhi in the afternoon (overnight stay on the bus) B/-/-
Day 13 Optional trip to Agra
If you like, you can take a day trip to the Taj Mahal today. In the evening you will return to Delhi. (Overnight stay at the hotel) B/-/-
Day 14 Departure
We will take you to the airport.
NOTE: Depending on the season and weather conditions, the Trek Alternative can also be organized in the Himalayan region around Dharamshala. Program sequence is the same, only the trekking route different, but equally beautiful.
Daily Trekking Tour Schedule
6:30 am Tea
7:00 am – 8:30 am Yoga
9:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am-3:00 pm Trek with lunch packages
15:30 pm Tea and Snacks
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Yoga and Meditation
6:30 pm Dinner
19:30 pm Kirtan, Satsang, Mantra
(Schedule may vary slightly)
- Transport by air-conditioned Volvo bus Delhi-Manali/Manali-Delhi
- Transfer to and from Delhi Airport
- 2 nights at a hotel in Delhi with breakfast in a double room/twin sharing room
- Delhi Sightseeing
- 3 nights with breakfast in a guesthouse in Manali
- Sightseeing Walk in Manali
- Seven-day trek:
- during the trek 2 x daily yoga 1 1/2 hours
- Transport to the trekking starting point and from the ending point of the trek
- Mountain Guide/Cook/ Yoga Teacher/helper
- Full catering during the trek with healthy vegetarian whole food
- Load horses/carriers/helpers
- Tent, Sleeping Bags, Mattresses, Yoga Mat
- Kitchen tent
- Tour escort
- international flight
- unmentioned meals
- Trip to Agra (89 Euro)
13.09.2020 – 26.09.2020
Yoga Treks are available throughout the year, also as a private tour customized tour. Please enquirer.
1 participant 1600 € per person
2 participants 1200 € per person
from 4 participants from 1100 € per person
150 Euro single room and one-man tent surcharge
A day trip to Agra can be booked from 89 € per person (including entry fees and guide for Taj Mahal and transport)
Yoga Classes and Teacher
Our yoga teachers are well trained and experienced Yoga Teachers who will teach wholesome Yoga including all aspects of a Yoga Practice (Asana, Pranayama, Relaxation, Meditation). Every Level is welcome. The classes will be structured according to the abilities and needs of the students.
About trekking in the Indian Himalayas with Chalo! Travels
- Mountain guide and trekking Team
On all our treks we have at least one (for larger groups of 6 participants two) trained local mountain guide. Our mountain guides have all completed at least the Indian mountaineering training, many of them have also completed the advanced courses in mountaineering.
They 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 porters, 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 communicate with them.
- Trekking routes
The trekking routes are designed according to 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.. 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.
3. 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 group or the sick 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 or her own clothes and personal belongings. Depending on the trek, we are either on the road with horses or porters. If we have load horses, one bag per participant can be loaded onto the horse. In the case of treks with porters, 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. Here to the complete packing list for our trekking tours.
During the trek there will be a vegetarian full catering. Water is either boiled or we have a water filter with us.
Breakfast (daily selection):
- Oatmeal porridge/muesli/Indian porridge
- Indian Breakfast
- Sliced fruit/vegetables
Lunch (mostly lunchbox), sometimes warm in the camp
- Indian (rice, chapati, vegetables)/potatoes
- Indian Snacks
- Vegetable dish
- Lentil dish
6. 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 not take 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.