Yoga Retreat in the Valley of Flowers -

6 days, 5 nights
Visit : Auli, Ghangaria

Located deep in the heart of the Himalayas is where you will see this spectacular Valley of Flowers. It's a beautiful meadow located at an altitude of 3,500 m. With its diverse flora and fauna and dazzling snow-capped peaks it's the ultimate haven for naturalists and trekkers. The trek begins from Govindghat, and goes up to Hemkund Lake at an altitude of 4,329 metres. Along the ...

Located deep in the heart of the Himalayas is where you will see this spectacular Valley of Flowers. It's a beautiful meadow located at an altitude of 3,500 m. With its diverse flora and fauna and dazzling snow-capped peaks it's the ultimate haven for naturalists and trekkers. The trek begins from Govindghat, and goes up to Hemkund Lake at an altitude of 4,329 metres. Along the way you will find crystal clear waters and streams coupled with majestic greenery. This trek takes you to the valley which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a National park, so you can drink in the beauty that the valley has to offer. In addition to the beauty already on display, your Yoga session in a location like this will show you the path to Nirvana.

Camp in Swiss tents surrounded by mountains and breathe like you mean it as you begin your days with an hour of sunrise Yoga and meditation. Spend the days trekking across scenic trails, exploring quaint villages and walking along carpets of blooming flowers. Before sleeping under the stars, relax with an hour of Restorative Yoga, guided meditations and Yoga Nidra (Yogic sleep).

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IS THIS TRIP FOR ME?

  • While the trek to the Valley of flowers is quite beginner friendly, there may be certain parts of the trail which may be tough. It is recommended you look after your diet and work out for a few days prior to the trek to make sure that you're able to complete it and have fun while doing it. If you're ready to rough it out on the trek and at the same time stay in lovely tented accommodation while enjoying the accompanying yoga sessions, this is the trip for you!
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Price
  • Dates
  • Accommodation
  • Things to Carry
  • Travel Tips
  • Terms & Conditions

Highlights

  • An exclusive yoga retreat in the heart of the Himalayas, sure to rejuvenate your mind and body.
  • Visit to Hemkund Sahib- a magnificent Sikh shrine
  • Breath-taking views of mountain meadows
  • The ultimate Valley of Flowers
Start of Tour

Auli

End of Tour

Ghangaria

  • Day 1Dehradun - Auli (260 km /9-10 hrs)
    • Today we pick you up early in the morning from Dehradun. We have a long but scenic drive ahead of us all the way to Auli. We can also pick you up en route if you wish to arrive a few days prior to explore Rishikesh and its neighbourhood. On our way to Joshimath, we stop at Devprayag to see the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, which form the holy river Ganges. We reach Auli by evening and check-in to hotel. We have rest of the day free to relax or to explore the area on your own.

    • Meals - Dinner
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  • Day 2Auli - Govindghat (1828m) - Ghangaria (3000m)
    • We're excited, because it's our first day trekking! We drive to Govindghat, and from here we trek to Ghangaria, the base camp for the Valley of Flowers. We reach by afternoon and can spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring the area. We will have a 30 minute interactive introduction/ orientation/ FAQ session in the morning and 30 minutes yoga session at sunset.

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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  • Day 3Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Ghangaria (3000m)
    • An exciting day awaits us, as we leave for the Valley of Flowers. After breakfast, we make our through beautiful meadows covered with a carpet of flowers of myriad colours and surrounded by the snow-capped Himalayas. Here you will find almost 300 species of wild flowers blooming. In the afternoon we head back to the camp at Ghanagaria. We will have a 1 hour morning yoga session and a 1 hour evening yoga session at the Ghangaria campsite.

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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  • Day 4Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria (3000m)
    • Today, the people interested in learning about nature and flower species have an option to continue exploring the Valley of flowers while the trekking enthusiasts could proceed towards Hemkund Sahib. Hemkund Sahib is a revered Sikh shrine on the banks of the Hemkund Lake. The trek to Hemkund is a steep climb alongside the Laxman Ganga River. Once we reach there, we can take in the beauty that surrounds us. Then it's back to the Ghangaria camp. We will have a 1 hour yoga session in the morning.

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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  • Day 5Ghangaria - Govindghat (1828m) - Auli
    • Today, we trek down to Govindghat via the same route and then get into our waiting vehicles who will drive us to Auli. We will have a 1 hour yoga session in the morning at Ghangaria prior to the start of the trek and another 1 hour Yog Nidra/guided meditation session at night once we get the Auli and have had the chance to freshen up.

    • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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  • Day 6Auli - Dehradun
    • The final day of the journey is here! We'll be leaving the mountains but would hopefully have made some new friends and many memories worth cherishing for a lifetime. We'll need to wake up quite early to have breakfast and be on the road at the earliest. There are no yoga sessions scheduled today to make sure you have time for any last minute packing. We begin our drive in the morning and transfer to Dehradun for your onward journey.
      Similar to the arrival day, we will arrange a vehicle to transfer you back to Dehradun.

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Inclusions

  • 05 nights' accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary. Hotel accommodation in Auli and camp (Swiss tents) at Ghangaria.
  • All meals during the trek along with early morning tea and evening snacks.
  • All transport as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Experienced guide.
  • All necessary support staff as per the size of the group.
  • All the Yoga sessions as mentioned in the itinerary conducted by a Yoga instructor.
  • Travel insurance covering high altitude trekking trips.
  • Transport of the trekking equipment.
  • Porters or mules to carry upto 8 kg of your personal luggage packed in a soft duffel bag or rucksack.
  • Basic medical and first aid kit.
  • Royalty and permits, camping charges etc.

Exclusions

  • Any transportation to/from Dehradun.
  • Any meals during the transit between Dehradun and Auli and back.
  • Optional activities.
  • Entrance fees to monasteries / monuments.
  • Any meals during the transit to/from Auli.
  • Personal expenses, yoga mats, tips, laundry, telephone calls, personal medicines, alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Evacuation charges and damage of any nature.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under inclusions
  • Tips for the local guide and support staff. This is as per your discretion and will be collected by the lead guide towards the end of the trip.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.

Price - Valid till 31 Dec 2021

Hub Twin Sharing Accommodation
Ex Dehradun 35,900
* These prices are applicable for 8-10 adventurers. But if you’re looking to venture off the beaten path with your own gang, we’ll be happy to craft an exclusive adventure for you!

Dates

Wish to go on this adventure? Just give us a shout and we’ll make it happen for you! Your dates, your budget!

Accommodation

In Auli the trekkers will be accommodated at a good quality lodge. At Ghangaria during the course of our trek, the group will be accommodated in a fixed campsite which is one of the most comfortable accommodation options in the area.

Things to Carry

    A good base layer which could be a thermal top (polypropylene), with a T-shirt on top will keep you warm and dry. Mid layers provide insulation so anything that is warm will do e.g. a medium thickness woolen jumper or a mid-weight fleece top, along with another lightweight fleece top will suffice. If you really feel the cold, substitute the thinner layer with a down jacket. The outer layer is the final layer between you and the elements and must be capable of keeping out the wind, rain and snow. Any good waterproof, windproof jacket would do the job. Leg wear in the form of thermal long johns are invaluable. Cotton trousers or long skirts (long skirts for ladies also double as a 'port-a-loo') worn over this layer can keep you very comfortable. A good sun hat is very essential. Sunglasses which offer 100% UV protection are necessary to combat strong daylight.

    The following is a list of things that we suggest that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

    • Ankle high trekking boots (Worn In)
    • Thermal underwear / Long Johns (Upper + Lowers)
    • Quick dry trousers
    • Shirt / T- Shirt
    • Warm fleece / Jacket
    • Insulating layers
    • Down clothing (optional)
    • Wind protection and rain protection gear

    Extremities:

    • Hands (gloves - 2 pair woollens or hard shell)
    • Feet (socks - 2/3 pair nylon + 2/3 pairs woollen)
    • Head (balaclavas / woollen, sun hat, bandana etc.)
    • A tough duffel bag / rucksack / soft travel bag which is carried by porters
    • A ruck pack which one needs to carry oneself (atleast 50ltr)

    Other Gears:

    • Sunglasses
    • Headlamp / Torchlight
    • Trekking poles (optional)
    • Water bottle - should have at least two 1 litre bottles (hard plastic to be able to fill in hot water at high camps)
    • Personal toiletries: toothbrush, comb, sunscreen, lip balm etc
    • Personal recreation: camera and film, books, music, cards etc. (Important for those long boring times when the weather turns bad)
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Small personal first aid

Travel Tips

  • Type of Food

    The food menu during the trek will be regular nutritious Indian food. Nothing tastes better than the black tea we pass you through the flaps of your tent early in the morning. Your breakfast could have an option of sandwiches or chapatis with a vegetable. We may have packed lunch on some of the longer days of the trek. Your hot meals will be a delicious mix of local vegetables, rice, chapatti and a sweet surprise in the end. We try and incorporate a lot of fresh local produce into your meals. We will provide you safe boiled drinking water throughout the trek.

  • Clothes to carry

    A good base layer which could be a thermal top (polypropylene), with a T-shirt on top will keep you warm and dry. Mid layers provide insulation so anything that is warm will do e.g. a medium thickness woolen jumper or a mid-weight fleece top, along with another lightweight fleece top will suffice. If you really feel the cold, substitute the thinner layer with a down jacket. The outer layer is the final layer between you and the elements and must be capable of keeping out the wind, rain and snow. Any good waterproof, windproof jacket would do the job. Leg wear in the form of thermal long johns are invaluable. Cotton trousers or long skirts (long skirts for ladies also double as a 'port-a-loo') worn over this layer can keep you very comfortable. A good sun hat is very essential. Sunglasses which offer 100% UV protection are necessary to combat strong daylight.

  • Equipment Checklist

    The following is a list of things that we suggest that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

    • Ankle high trekking boots (Worn In)
    • Thermal underwear / Long Johns (Upper + Lowers)
    • Quick dry trousers
    • Shirt / T- Shirt
    • Warm fleece / Jacket
    • Insulating layers
    • Down clothing (optional)
    • Wind protection and rain protection gear

    Extremities:

    • Hands (gloves - 2 pair woollens or hard shell)
    • Feet (socks - 2/3 pair nylon + 2/3 pairs woollen)
    • Head (balaclavas / woollen, sun hat, bandana etc.)
    • A tough duffel bag / rucksack / soft travel bag which is carried by porters
    • A ruck pack which one needs to carry oneself (atleast 50ltr)

    Other Gears:

    • Sunglasses
    • Headlamp / Torchlight
    • Trekking poles (optional)
    • Water bottle - should have at least two 1 litre bottles (hard plastic to be able to fill in hot water at high camps)
    • Personal toiletries: toothbrush, comb, sunscreen, lip balm etc
    • Personal recreation: camera and film, books, music, cards etc. (Important for those long boring times when the weather turns bad)
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Small personal first aid

  • Our Crew

    The number of people in the crew will be determined by the group size. In most cases the group consists of the Trip360 Outdoor Experience Leader (OEL), a local guide and additional support staff like cooks, helpers etc. Each one of these people are vital towards the successful completion of the trip and do their bit in assisting in the overall logistics of the trip.

  • Flight Information

    You will have to arrive in Dehradun early on Day 1. If that's not possible, you could arrive a day earlier and we could pick you up from a central location which will be communicated in advance. While leaving, you could take the Nanda Devi express from Dehradun which leaves at 11:50pm. You could also catch any of the flights leaving from Dehradun airport if you prefer flying.

  • Medication & First Aid

    It will help for you all to carry some easy to access medicine on the trip, for headaches, diarrhea, constipation, and some re-hydration powders like Electral etc. It's also a good idea to have a roll of toilet paper accessible should you need to go.

  • Altitude considerations

    Travel to any part of the Indian Himalayas deserves a little more respect than many other mountain ranges because most of the regions lie in high altitudes 2500 metres (8000 ft). This is not something that you should worry about. The human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of barometric pressures and there is plenty of oxygen even at the highest point of this trek. However, this process of adaptation or acclimatisation does take time and the most important rule is to gain height slowly. Our trek leaders are widely experienced in these matters and will be able to give you good advice to help minimize any temporary discomfort that you might experience. If you have suffered serious problems at altitude before, you should seek the advice of your doctor or a specialist. We are always ready to give advice on this subject. We do not take heart or lung patients or pregnant mothers on such trips.

  • Luggage Info

    It's best to carry your belongings in a large, tough rucksack. A waist bag is handy to have your camera, film rolls, flashlights etc. Pack similar things such as clothes, washing things, camping equipment etc. in separate sacks or polythene bags so they are easier to pull out and add to the waterproofing in your bag. The facility of luggage offloading is included in your package pricing. This will cover for the porterage of your main luggage packed in a soft duffel bag or rucksack upto 8 kilograms for the 2 trekking days.

  • Books to Read

    Ganga: A Journey Down the Ganges River by Julian Crandall Hollick - This book depicts the extraordinary journey of the author through northern India from the very source of the river- the Himalayas. He describes his encounters with priests and various pilgrims and even cities. It's a rare combination of a travelogue, science and even history. He shows a fascinating portrait of the river and the culture that surrounds it.

    City of Djinns by William Dalrymple - This book speaks of the spirit of Delhi and is interspersed with interesting accounts of life in the late 1980s.It moves from visiting a Sikh family who remained in the East Delhi resettlement colony and were targeted during the assassination of Indira Gandhi to illuminated facets of Delhi's daily life.

  • Typical Day on the Trip

    A day on this trek begins with the early morning yoga session followed by breakfast at 7 am. We aim to usually be on the trail by 8:30 am and return to base by 2-3pm, if not earlier. Long days on the trail may mean an earlier start and a 8-10 hour walking day. Lunch is usually had on the walk, and you'd get into camp for a welcome cup of tea.

  • Approximate Group Size

    4 to 15 persons

  • Money to carry

    It is recommended that guests carry about Rs. 5000 cash in person during the trek. This may be required during an emergency. Also, according to practice, on the last night of the trek, the group tips the staff and cash will be required for this as well. Usually tips start from about 1500 for guide and cook and 1000 for rest of staff. Guests may choose to tip the staff more. The tip may be handed over to the trip leader.

  • Tipping

    All tipping is optional and by no means mandatory, however if you feel that your staff and drivers have performed at a good or excellent level, it is a great way to let them know you appreciate their efforts.