India Ascending: Yoga Pilgrimage 2019

Dates: 3 – 17 March 2019

After numerous requests it is finally happening! Travel with us through the Mystical Motherland where it all came from.

Triund
Triund, a Himalayan pass we will reach in three hours of hiking from Dharamsala

 

Over 15 life-shifting days & nights we will pilgrim from the bottom to the top of Mother India, visiting:

  • Sri Ramana Maharshi’s Ashram at Arunachala Hill in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu – the unique mountain that is revered at Shiva himself:

Arunachala

Varanasi

  • Haridwar & Rishikesh, where Shiva channeled the Ganga onto the Earth, right at the junction of Indias vast planes and the foothills of the mighty Himalaya:

Rishikesh

  • Dharamsala, seat of the Dalai Lama and center of Tibetan culture in exile, entrance to the actual Himalayan Range:

Dharamsala

  • Amritsar, the epicenter of the Sikh movement and home of the Golden Temple:

Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, India.

 

Expect a transformative experience extraordinaire, Being Traveled by India, going deeper into ourselves with every temple, every palace, every step.

We will hold daily sadhana with chanting, meditation and delicious Hatha Yoga as well as kirtan sessions whenever it fits.

Itinerary

Day 1 – March 3rd
Arrival and meeting at Chennai airport 3rd of March at Noon – travelling to Tiruvannamalai with private shuttle (4hrs) – Settling into accommodation and first dinner together
Day 2 – March 4th
Morning practice- Breakfast – visit to Sri Ramana Ashrama – Lunch – Free time – Dinner – MahaShivaratri/Great night of Shiva Celebration, Girivalam / 14km Silent Circumambulation around Arunachala Mountain, passing multiple small shrines, the famous Anamalayar Temple of Tiruvannamalai and finishing at Sri Ramana Ashramam for Abishek Puja/ Shiva worship

Day 3 – March 5th

Morning practice – Breakfast – Visit to Sri Ramana Ashrama, Skandashram and Virupaksha Meditation cave on Arunachala Mountain – Lunch at Yogi Ram Surat Kumar Ashram –  Free time – Dinner
Day 4 – March 6th
Morning practice – Breakfast – Visiting Tiruvannalamalai Main Temple – Lunch – Leaving to Bangalore – Flying to Varanasi
Day 5 – March 7th
Morning practice – Breakfast – walk to the Ganga – visit of Kaal Bhairav Shiva Temple – Lunch – Free time – Ganga Aarti – Dinner
Day 6 – March 8th
Sunrise silent meditation & chanting boat ride on the Ganga – Breakfast – Visit to Manikarnika Burning gath – Lunch – Visit of Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple – Free time – Ganga Aarti – Dinner
Day 7 – March 9th
Morning practice – Breakfast – Visit of Triveni Sangnam and Bade Hanuman temple – Lunch – Leaving to Rishikesh in a AC night train (16hrs)
Day 8 – March 10th
Arrival in Haridwar early morning – short taxi ride to Rishikesh – Satsang with Mooji (unless he changes his schedule) – Ganga Aarti – Dinner
Day 9 – March 11th
Morning practice – Breakfast – Sri Prem Baba Satsang – Lunch – Beatles Ashram – Ganga Aarti – Dinner
Day 10 – March 12th
Morning Practice – Breakfast – Sri Prem Baba Satsang – Lunch – Ganga Bath – Free time – Dinner
Day 11 – March 13th
Early Breakfast – leaving for Dharamsala/ McLoedGanj in private shuttle (11hrs ride) – Arrival in the evening – Settling in – Dinner
Day 12 – March 14th
Morning practice – Breakfast – walk in McLoedGanj: exploration of Tibetan Culture – Lunch – Visit of Namgyal Monastery/ HH Dalai Lama’s Temple – Dinner
Day 13 – March 15th
Morning practice – Breakfast – hike to Triund, the foothills viewpoint of the Himalayan Range (3hr) – Lunch and Silent Himalaya Darshan – Hike back – Dinner
Day 14 – March 16th
Morning practice – Breakfast – departure for Amritsar in private shuttle (4.5hrs) – Lunch – visit of Golden Temple – Dinner – leaving to Delhi on AC night train
Day 15 – March 17th
Arrival in Delhi – Breakfast – Departure depending on individual basis/ PaharGanj shopping bazaar

Cost

Rates US$1555 (if paid in full by 31 Oct), US$1699 (if paid by 31 Dec 2018) including all accommodation (shared, clean and simple), breakfasts, all transportation within India, including a domestic flight, two AC night trains, and private shuttles. Single rooms $444 extra.

Not including transport to and from India, insurance, visa, other meals.

There are only 12 spots available for this journey of a lifetime, please secure yours early to avoid disappointment. A $777 deposit is required and non-refundable due to name-bound pre-bookings we are making for you. Booking closed on 30 June 2018. Payment of the second half is due by 31 Oct 2018 for early bird rate. If the second half is not paid by 31 Dec 2018 the spot will be given to the next person interested, the first payment is then forfeited.

Inquire now to start the process.