Base Price: $1,265.00
Start Date: 6/22/18
End Date: 7/1/18
Max Participants: 8
A retreat amidst the high mountains of Ladakh where the air is as fresh as it gets. A nice long pranayama session, some relaxing yoga nidra or simply some minutes of silence. The Mystical Himalayan Retreat focuses on giving your mind, body and spirit the much needed time and space.
Enjoy light yoga asana practices in such high altitudes. Stay in one of kind boutique properties that blend in naturally with their surroundings yet offer the luxury of lush beds, warm staff members and delicious food. Taking short walks through villages one discovers the rich history of a forgotten kingdom.
The retreat blends in the pleasures of bonfires, wine glasses and talks on Buddhism very smoothly. With lots of monastery visits, chantings, walks, yoga sessions, meditation, pashmina shopping & sumptuous meals the Mystical Himalayan Retreat is an amazing gateway to discover Ladakh.
A yoga retreat is the best way to discover this land of high passes. The retreat focuses on some Buddhist practices and discourses on Buddhism. Of course other than yoga and meditation the culture of these wonderful mountain people is what makes us travel the distance. We explore the Ladakhi culture through their food, homestays, monasteries and local industries.
Day 1 ARRIVE NIMMU
Arrive Leh and an hours drive to a heritage boutique homestay nestled in the village of Nimmu.. Take half the day to acclimatise. We start with a short session of pranayama (yogic breathing) and relaxation. Evening tea bonfire. Overnight.
Day 2 NIMMU
Early morning light yoga asana practice. After a nice healthy breakfast proceed for a drive towards some of the most beautiful monasteries of the region, Alchi and Likir. Return to the hotel after a traditional Ladakhi lunch at a local house. Late afternoon delve into the deep practice of Yoga Nidra. This evening learn to make the Ladakhi dumplings called momos.
Day 3 NIMMU
After your early morning practice and breakfast enjoy a guided walk in the village of Nimmu. Early afternoon depart for rafting on the River Zanskar. Packed lunch en route. Evening restorative yoga and pranayama practice. Dinner in the open.
Day 4 NIMMU TO NUBRA VALLEY
Proceed for Nubra Valley and check into an organic resort there. Afternoon walk around the village and meditation among these grand mountains. Evening restorative yoga and pranayama practice or Yoga Nidra. Dinner after bonfire.
Day 5 NUBRA VALLEY
Early morning light yoga asana practice. Drive through the villages towards the Diskit monastery and for a visit to the sand dunes at Hundar. We’ll do a little music meditation here at Hundar. Return to the resort by lunch time. Evening yoga nidra. Evening enjoy a short discourse on Buddhism by a Buddhist monk.
Day 6 NUBRA VALLEY
After the morning asana practice and breakfast depart for a short hike around the Valley. Enjoy a packed picnic lunch.Late afternoon return to the resort and enjoy a session of yoga Nidra.
Day 7 NUBRA VALLEY-LEH
Early morning we drive out of Nubra Valley and reach Leh Enjoy your stay tonight in the capital city of Leh. Walk through the streets and bazaars of Leh. Visit of the Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace between pashmina shopping sprees. Dinner at one of the most elegant restaurants of Ladakh. Overnight in Leh.
Day 8 RETURN
Early morning depart for the airport for your flight out of Leh.