Mystery Trek: A Spiritual Yoga Adventure in the Himalayas

Uttarakhand, India

MG
Maria Garre
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4 reviews
Oct 9 - 20, 2017
Group size: 1-12
Mystery Trek: A Spiritual Yoga Adventure in the Himalayas
Uttarakhand, India

Maria Garre
  • Email address verified
4 reviews

$1550
Deposit: $500
Oct 9 - 20, 2017
Group size: 1-12

About this trip

If you love the mountains, spirituality, Hindu mythology and yoga then pack your bags! 


This amazing, well-crafted spiritual immersion will take you deep into Himalayan culture and life. Be amazed at the majestic nature of Himalayan peak, enjoy days full of hiking in the sacred paths as the mystery and history of where you are unfolds before your eyes. The location is unknown to keep the magic alive. 


Upon arrival to Rishikesh, India we will reveal the auspicious journey that was planned around specific astrological alignments. This unique retreat offers the meditative, scriptural and devotional paths of yoga rather than the asana path. This is the perfect journey for avid hikers, mountain lovers, adventurers, spiritual seekers and will to surrender to the flow individuals.  


The magic of our retreat culminates with Diwali, Festival of Lights. We will enjoy a special night in the Himalayas with our local friends and bring closure to our enchanted journey with lights, merriment and triumph!

What’s included

• 11 nights comfortable, basic lodging (double occupancy)

• Permits and entry fees 

• Transportation 12 days: From Rishikesh and return

• All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) Trip begins with dinner on Day 1 and ends with Lunch on Day 12 

• Daily (when possible yoga asana, meditation and pranayama)

• “Story Time”: Education and information of each location, mythological stories, readings from ancient scriptural texts and more

• Time for journaling and introspection 

• Professional local trekking guide with fluent English

• Porters and other trekking crew (assistants and cooks) 10 kg maximum pp

• Weather suitable tent, sleeping bag, mattress, kitchen tent, toilet tent, camping chairs etc.

Not included

• Transportation to Rishikesh

• Travel or any other kind of insurance 

• Costs and expenses for medical treatment arising due to any calamity 

• Any accommodation, travel or transport (or upgrade) outside of our above itinerary for any reason

• Hire charges for mules or porters if require additional personal items to be carried 

• Extra sightseeing outside our planned schedule 

• Extra meals, drinks, snacks etc. 

• Tips, donations for guide, porters, cook, driver etc. 

• Day 12 return to Rishikesh hotel night

Before You Go

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: 

India Travel:

1. You need a visa to enter India. We are happy to help you figure out your best option from E-Visa to 10 year Visas. 

2. Book your International Travel to arrive in Delhi or Dehra Dun for easiest arrival point to Rishikes. 


For Trekking:  

1. There will be 6 days of full hiking + 5 nights in Tents 

2. Trekking distances (Day 5: 8 km, Day 6: 7 km, Day 7: 5 km, Day 8: 2 km, Day 9: 8 km, Day 10: 12 km)

3. Elevation information: 3, 300 meters to 4,400 meters

4. Average temperature: 15 Celsius to -8 Celsius

5. There will be two long days of driving to get to and return back to Rishikesh. These are curvy mountain roads of breathtaking, heart-stopping beauty. 

6. Total group size limited to 12


Please note all retreat deposits are non-refundable and total retreat payment is due within 4 weeks of retreat start date. Should a cancellation occur, participants are eligible to receive a refund minus the deposit up until 90 days prior retreat start date of any payments made. No refunds will be given 90-days or less of retreat start date. 

Available Packages

Early Bird Rate

Available until Feb 1511 left
$1550
Deposit: $500
Regular Rate

Available until Sep 1711 left
$1750
Deposit: $500
$1550
Deposit: $500

Early Bird Rate
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Itinerary

Rishikesh Start Location
Day 1-2
We begin at 4 pm to prepare and disclose our secret destination. Our magical journey starts with opening ceremony, blessings and grounding yoga class followed by dinner to initiate the path!

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MG
Maria Garre
4 reviews
Maria is dedicated to a life-long study, practice and teaching of both Yoga and Ayurveda. Celebrating over 20 years of study in Medical and Biological Sciences, Philosophy, Ayurveda and Yoga, Maria’s teachings offer a grounded yet transformative approach to living, being, and embodying Yoga. Blending the knowledge she has gathered from her studies with her yearly trips to India, she leads dynamic, liberating classes and trainings that embody the alchemy of all these disciplines and teachings. Maria has been studying with Shiva Rea since 2000 which led her to coordinate Shiva’s International Yoga Teacher Training Program and served as the Prana Flow Affiliate Certification Coordinator for five years. She has been involved in Health, Yoga and Pilates instruction for over 15 years. In addition to offering teacher training, workshops and retreats world-wide, Maria has completed programs at both the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and the world-renowned Ayurvedic Institute with Dr. Vasant Lad. She has written several articles for local and international publications, including Yoga Journal, Simple Living and Ayurveda Today and has been a featured presenter at Vancouver and Toronto Yoga Conferences. More information can be found at www.mariagarre.com

Reviews

AS
This was a trip of a life time and for an extremely affordable cost. We visited so many temples and even participated in rituals which probably wouldn't have happened on a regular tour. It was a very special experience. Our days were very full and enriching. It was life changing!
Wow! where do I start? This was my first trip to India, a destination that had always been on my bucket list. I had met Maria Garre at a local yoga studio via a weekend workshop about Ayurveda. So when this retreat popped up on my radar I knew I could not pass it up. This is exactly the India experience I was looking for, and was not disappointed. I traveled on my own, felt safe the entire time, and I met such a great group of ladies. Each day started with meditation on the Ganga followed by yoga in the studio located right in the hotel. Then each afternoon included some sort of excursion- visiting temples, hiking, shopping where the locals shop, white water rafting, or indulging in Ayurvedic spa treatments. The 10 days are well planned - and each excursion is optional- but I took advantage of each one! If you are looking to experience India and all of its wonderful chaos, (and sacred cows) I would highly recommend this trip. It felt like walking through the pages of a National Geographic magazine. Namaste Maria for an amazing experiance - one I will never forget, and Ganesh willing, get to repeat!
DH
Thank you for making the old new again, every time. While I could travel alone, it’s better with you & the exceptional people you bring together. I highly recommend Nivana Palace, Sagar Tours & Sacred India Retreats for keeping us all at ease. Grateful the retreats are sacred & fun. Tip: never forego a chance to jump in the Ganga. It could change your life.
DH
We had a great time! Beautiful location, excellent food, wonderful staff & Maria with her great stories, amazing yoga & special friendship. One of my most favorite trips yet.
By Doreen Helmly for South India Rejuvenation on Nov. 09, 2017