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Yoga Trekking through the Indian Himalayas Building Block

From 2 to 14 Days Himalaya Trekking, Yoga and Ayurveda

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Number of participants: from one participant onwards possible!

Requirements: 1 von 10

Yoga trekking is suitable for everyone. Whether beginner or advanced in yoga, no matter, we adapt the classes to your level. The same applies to the trekking route: you can choose the difficulty level of the trek yourself.

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.

According to your preference depending on duration and area and level of the trek, you can choose the trek with suits you best.

We recommend you an easy to moderate Trek with lesser altitude, so that you can focus better on the Yoga Part.

Good Options are:

 

Choose a trek and  get in touch with us and we’ll create your Yoga Trek together.

included services:

  • during the trek 2 x daily yoga classes1 1/2 hours
  • Transport to the trekking start/from the trekking end
  • Mountain Guide/Cook/ Yoga Teacher
  • Full catering during the trek with healthy vegetarian whole food
  • Load horses/carriers/helpers
  • Tent, Sleeping Bags, Mattresses, Yoga Mat
  • Kitchen tent

not included services:

  • international flight
  • Visa
  • unmentioned meals
  • Tips
  • Arrival and departure from the start and finish point of the Trek -Manali or Mcleod Ganj (can be organized by us)

The best time for yoga trekking is from May to July and mid-September to mid-November. How ever Yoga Trekking is possible around the year.

Price starts from 99 € per person/day for 2 participants. With a higher number of participants, the price per person decreases!

Yoga Classes and Teacher

Sarah or Noor

Yoga AshramOur 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

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

4. Luggage

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.

5. Meals

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):

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

Lunch (mostly lunchbox), sometimes warm in the camp

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

Snacks

  • Tea
  • Indian Snacks
  • Fruits

Soup

Dinner

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

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.

7. Weather

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.