Open Lotus Yoga Retreats in Manali brings you a package that will introduce you to traditional Indian yoga & meditation with picturesque landscapes, famous temples, serene rivers, & exciting adventures in and around Manali. Professional Indian yoga instructors will share with you the soul meaning, purpose, and benefits of yoga.
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Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Arrival in Delhi with receiving at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 02: Visit Delhi & Night Volvo Bus to Manali
You have time after breakfast to relax or do some sightseeing around Delhi as there are many options such as visiting the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid Mosque. You can see Old Delhi by bicycle rickshaw, walk-in Lodhi Gardens, shopping at Sarojini Market and much more! In the early evening, we will drop you on the overnight bus to Manali. We suggest an early dinner / late lunch since you will be transferred from the hotel to the Deluxe Volvo Bus at approx 5:00 pm. The bus provides bottled water and blankets and they stop for a late dinner (at approx. 21:30 - 22:00 hrs). There will also be additional rest stops on the way to Manali. The bus journey takes 12 - 14 hours.
Note: Option to fly to Kullu from Delhi if you do not wish to take the night bus. Additional charges apply.
Day 03: Arrive at Manali
Arrival in Manali at around 8:00 am. From here you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel or family house 4 km up the road in the town of Vashisht (Elevation 2000 meters). You can rest and relax or take your toiletries and towel and head to the local temple to bathe in the deliciously warm natural hot springs wash away your travels and nourish yourself in these, especially healing waters. Enjoy lunch at the Ram Family house. After lunch, we will have a short orientation talk. In the evening you will meet the Indian yoga teacher at the yoga shala, where he will talk to you about yoga and meditation. Dinner & stay in a family house or preferred hotel.
Day 04: Yoga, Meditation and Short Trek
7 am Yoga, Pranayama and asana practice for 2 hours. Breakfast at 9:30 am. After breakfast guided walk to Jogini Falls. These are beautiful waterfalls about an hour along the wall of the valley from Vashisht. These falls descend from high above and run into the Beas River below. Evening we will take a meditation class. Dinner & stay in the family house or hotel.
Day 05: Yoga, Meditation and Temple Visit
7 am Yoga, Pranayama and asana practice for 2 hours. Breakfast at 9:30 am. After breakfast. Visit the village of Goshal, Old Manali and the beautiful Hadimba Temple. Hadimba temple is about one km from Manali - it is very old and surrounded by the tall cedar pine trees on the edge of Dhungri village. According to legends, Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers fell in love with an aboriginal woman named Hadimba, the sister of the local chief by the name of Hadimba and married her. In your own time, you can take a rickshaw back to Vashisht. Dinner and stay in family house or hotel. Evening we will take a meditation class after dinner.
Day 06: Yoga, Meditation and Explore Villages Life
7 am Yoga, Pranayama and asana practice for 2 hours. Breakfast at 9:30 am. After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to take a walk to the Villages. We will walk up along the valley to three distinct villages that dot along the Beas River. We will visit the village of Burwa, Shanag and Goshal, stop for tea at a local family house. Dinner & stay in the family house or hotel. Evening we will take a meditation class either before or after dinner.
Day 07, Yoga, Meditation and visit Nagar castle
7 am Yoga, Pranayama and asana practice for 2 hours. Breakfast at 9:30 am. After breakfast, you will drive to Nagar, visit Nagar castle and Roerich art gallery and Krishna temple. Back to Vashisht, evening meditation. Dinner.
Day 08, Yoga, Meditation & Visit Tibetan Medicine doctor
7 am Yoga, Pranayama and asana practice for 2 hours. Breakfast at 9:30 am. After breakfast, you will walk to the Tibetan Ayurvedic doctor for personalized treatment.
Day 9: Yoga and Trek to Pandurupa -3300 Mtrs —-6/7 hrs Trek
7 am Yoga, Pranayama and Asana practice for 1 hour. Breakfast 8:00 am. After breakfast you will Trek to Pandurupa it is a Long trek but very nice trek. you will enjoy the view of the High mountains. You have to Pack lunch/picnic today because maybe you will come back in the evening.
Day 10: Yoga and Free Visit
7 am Yoga, Pranayama and asana practice for 2 hours. Breakfast 9:30 am. Free time - after breakfast you will have free time to relax, enjoy the hot springs, schedule a massage or do a little exploring on your own. 5 PM 1 Hr Yoga Nidra - dinner & stay in family house or hotel.
Note: One can do Canopying or rock climbing as per your own choice for half a day. We will help you to book one day in advance.
DAY 11: Pranayama and Yoga. Afternoon Volvo Bus
7 am Pranayama class for 30 minutes and 1 Hr yoga class after you .later after transfer to the bus stand to take night Volvo bus to Delhi. Night in bus.
Day 12: Arrival Delhi Free Visit in Delhi, Departure
On your arrival in Delhi, we will transfer you to Hotel. Free day to explore Delhi. Evening transfer to the airport - farewell!
The Amar Family House is a homestay and yoga shala located in the center of Vashisht — a lively village in the Kullu-Manali Valley (nicknamed the "Valley of Gods”), about 3km northeast from the main city of Manali. From here, it's a 2-minute walk to the hot springs, temples, local shops, and rooftop cafes. There are plenty of walking paths that lead to picturesque waterfalls, abundant apple orchards, and the other surrounding villages. The family house offers double rooms with attached bathroom and washroom. Most rooms offer scenic views of the mountains. The rushing waters of the mighty Beas river can be heard below.
Kindly Note - For lunch, you can visit the village where international cuisine is available.
Chhappe Ram has been practicing yoga since 2007. He is an expert in Hatha yoga, teaches Pranayama (breathing techniques), gentle yoga asana, and is a practicing Thai yoga massage. He completed his yog... [Read more]
Chhappe Ram has been practicing yoga since 2007. He is an expert in Hatha yoga, teaches Pranayama (breathing techniques), gentle yoga asana, and is a practicing Thai yoga massage. He completed his yoga teacher training from the Nada Yoga School in Rishikesh and learned Thai Massage from professionals. Chhappe is also an experienced mountaineer and trekking guide. He has traveled all over India, guiding tours and organizing camping and trekking expeditions. He has over 20 years of experience as a travel guide and 10 years as an experienced yoga and meditation practitioner. [Read less]
From IGI airport you have to reach Majnu Ka Teela or Kashmiri Gate from there you will get Bus for Manali or you can hire a cab or you can contact us for all your travel arrangements.
Every day Air India operates a flight from IGI to Bhuntar Airport, You can board that flight and after arriving at Bhuntar you can hire cab for Open Lotus Yoga Retreat-Manali.
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Early check-in and late check-out can be requested.
This place is absolutely beautiful and the family/staff is very kind, warm and accomodating. Vegan friendly! 10/10 reccomend to anyone traveling through Manali who loves yoga/teaches yoga. They are h... [Read more]
This place is absolutely beautiful and the family/staff is very kind, warm and accomodating. Vegan friendly! 10/10 reccomend to anyone traveling through Manali who loves yoga/teaches yoga. They are happy to show you around and let you know where the best spots are for tourists. [Read less]
Amazing service and experience. I traveled to India for the first time in May in 2017 and stayed with the family in their homestay. Very professional tour service and great deals. [Read more]
Amazing service and experience. I traveled to India for the first time in May in 2017 and stayed with the family in their homestay. Very professional tour service and great deals. [Read less]
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Open Lotus Yoga Retreat
V.P.O. Vashisht Teshil Manali. District Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India. 175103
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