From Here to Bikaner: Camel Caravan

Nagaur, Rajasthan, India

4 reviews
Jan 7 - 13, 2021
Group size: 8 - 16
From Here to Bikaner: Camel Caravan
Nagaur, Rajasthan, India

4 reviews

Jan 7 - 13, 2021
Group size: 8 - 16

About this trip

 This is a first! We’re surely going to end  up on national news for this stunt. We are hosting 12 fortunate,  burned-out, ready-for-a-road-trip people on a caravan from  the ashram to Bikaner! You, a partner, and a camel with covered carriage  will walk veeeeerrrry slowly through the desert. Decompress  with Papu the camel, write that book that’s been sitting on the back  burner for the last decade, or get to know your wife again. Papu has a  saddle and a carriage so the seating is up to you – up top or down  below. We’ll be camping and cooking along the way, “rough”. So you’ll  also learn some recipes from our new ashram cook book Yogi Recipe Book,  and participating in morning yoga classes, and evening satsang.

Along  the way there will be some surprises – wildlife, celebration, stories,  music and dance. 

Once we arrive in Bikaner, we will tour the famous  Junagarh Fort, and participate in all the festivities associated with  Bikaner camel festival. We will all stay together comfortably in  pre-arranged housing with pure veg meals. You can then begin the next  leg of your journey from the train station, or return to the ashram by  vehicle to extend your stay.

What’s included

  • Camel
    2 person camel, carriage, driver
  • Rough Sleep
    Bedding to travel & rough camping
  • Water
    Pure drinking water
  • Meals
    3 vegetarian meals + 2 chai
  • Hygiene
    Facilities for rough bathing
  • Overnight @ Camel Fest
    Room & meals @ Bikaner Camel Festival
  • 2 nights @ ashram
    before & after trek
  • Transfer to ashram
    before and after trek
  • Personal expenses
    sourvenires, health, communications
  • Transfer from Bikaner
    Guests can travel on from Bikaner at their own expense via train or car
  • Travel Insurance

Available options

Yoga Lifestyle Workshop18 left


Day 1 - 7 Jan
Arrive at Ashram

A shuttle will transport you from Jodhpur airport at or around 2 PM carrying you in comfortable vehicles to the ashram, 1.5 hours north. There you will refresh, eat and enjoy campus before music and drumming in the temple. During satsang (spiritual conversation) there will be an orientation about the camel caravan. You can read more about the ashram at Shri Jasnath Asan.

Your Organizer

Rajasthan Hatha Yoga Institute
4 reviews
Rajasthan Hatha Yoga Institute's headquarters are located on the campus of Shri Jasnath Asan (ashram) in Rajasthan, India and managed by Shridev Jasnath Trust, a diverse group of people focused on uplifting humanity through a reconnection with nature. Its subsidiary is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States and is directed by Shreejan Sita, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist. The institute provides certificate courses for continuing education in yoga and Ayurveda, and retreat/classes/festivals for the general public.


I was very disappointed with my experience with this company. Due to unforeseen circumstances, my cousin and I had to cancel our attendance. It was basically impossible to find any information regarding their cancellation policy. I did so anyway, as we had no choice. I was advised fairly promptly that I had cancelled by the appropriate cut-off date. I hoped that there may be some compensation. I was not expecting a full refund, but a partial one would have been fair given the circumstances. There were one or two vague emails in response to my inquiries about a refund. And then they just stopped contacting me. This left a very poor impression on me, and I certainly won't be seeking to do any experiences through this company again. It struck me as very unprofessional and very contrary to the image presented when promoting the retreat.
By Kellie P for Utsava Maa on 02 Mar, 2020
The experience exceeded my expectations. I met incredible women from around world. We talked, did art, learned about important causes, shopped, did yoga, danced, ate delicious food, provided a safe space for each other to share their hearts, did workshops, sang songs. It was togetherness Maximus and I LOVED every second. The rooms are large. I felt safe. It was awesome.
By Michelle K for Utsava Maa on 28 Jan, 2020
The gathering of women at the festival was unforgettable. The ashram accommodation was still being finished as we arrived, but the rooms were spacious and facilities adequate. The atmosphere was lively and warm and far outweighed the austerity. I would highly recommend Attending the next festival.
By carla s for Utsava Maa on 13 Jan, 2020
I'll be back! Excellent food and wonderful entertainment. Thank you for arranging this festival. AMAZING! Just a word to the wise: be sure to pack REALLY warm clothes, there are no heaters in the rooms and it's freezing. But we learned to be one with nature..... :)
By Courtney Z for Utsava Maa on 07 Jan, 2020