India: The Himalayan Sacred River Tour 2019

Evolve Yoga + Wellness and Transformative Journeys India invite you to join us on a fifteen-day mindful adventure in India.

What we’ll be doing

Journey with us into the Greater Himalayas of Northern India. Our route follows along the Ganges River from ancient and sacred pilgrimage towns on the plains up to the river’s glacial source amidst the most magnificent mountain range on the planet.

We will walk pilgrimage routes with Hindus from all parts of India, visit temples, practice yoga and meditation in meadows surrounded by massive snow-capped peaks, interact with Swamis and wander world-renouncers, stay in a remote mountain village and in a summer palace on the banks of the river, receive a private performance of classical Indian music, learn ancient Vedic chant, participate in the fire rituals and massive gatherings in devotion to the river goddess, explore the local bazaars, partake of Ayurvedic massage and more!

Who will be guiding

Daniel Meckel

Daniel Meckel is Associate Professor of South Asian Studies and the Psychology of Religion at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He is also a practicing psychotherapist.

 

 

 

Scott Sater Scott Sater is a photographer and teacher in Northern Minnesota. He is an avid trekker with extensive experience of the Indian Himalayas. Scott and Dan are cofounders of Transformative Journeys India.

 

 

 

Ann Hunt Ann Hunt is founder and studio director of Evolve Yoga + Wellness in Maryland. She is also a senior faculty member of the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica.

 

 

 

 

 

Costs & Logistics

The total in-country cost of the tour will depend on the number of participants, but generally ranges between $3200 and $3800. This amount covers the following:

  • All lodgings- tents, guesthouses, palace
  • All ground transportation
  • Expedition services- guides, porters, drivers, cooks
  • Most meals- recommended to bring an additional $200
  • Yoga instruction

The cost of round-trip airfare will vary and is dependent on your departure city. Round-trip between Dulles International Airport and Delhi is available for tour members at a discounted group rate of approximately $1100 until February 15, 2019. Participants departing from anywhere other than Dulles will need to arrange their flights individually.

The deadline for full payment is March 1, 2019. Any applications submitted after March 1 must be accompanied by full payment of in-country costs. We will accept applications after March 1 (without option for discounted group airfare) until March 15, 2019.

There is a $300 early bird discount for the first 6 participants who apply and submit their $1000 deposit by February 15, 2019.

For more details, including application form and waiver, please vist the tour website.