Sacred Journey to the Mystical Himalayas / 8 - 24 May 2020

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Tapovan Kutir

Ujeli

Gangotri, Uttarakhand 249193

India

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The Journey

This pilgrimage offers spiritual seekers from all paths an opportunity to tread the paths that have been laid down by yogis and sages throughout centuries and experience the sacred energies of these majestic mountains that uplift the soul and recharge spiritual endeavour.


This trek will take you from Rishikesh to Tapovan, which is a vast meadow surrounded by mountain peaks and nestled at the base of Shivaling mountain, it is one of the most beautiful and breath-taking places imaginable. It is here that Ganga (known as Akash or Sky Ganga) begins her descent . This sacred place is where yogis, seers and rishis have performed spiritual practices since time immemorial.

Join us for a unique opportunity to deepen you own spiritual practices, meditation and consciousness.



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Donation to Prema Charitable Trust: $500

All other costs including tickets, meals and tours shall be borne by the participant.



Itinerary

Day 1:
Rishikesh. Introduction to the pilgrimage with fire ceremony and celebratory meal.

Day 2:
Rafting Ganga, Satsang with Sdhvi Bhagavati, Ganga Aarathi at Parmath Niketan.

Day 3:
Vashista Gufa, Shivananda Ashram and Tat Walla Baba cave.

Day 4:
Travel to Uttakashi – known as the Valley of the Gods, an ancient centre for yogis and rishis. Visit the Vishwanath temple and enjoy talks and satsang with Aadinath Swaroop, a learned teacher.

Day 5:
To Ganganani and Gangotri – Stop for a hot bath at a natural spring. At Gangotri we will visit the temple to Mother Ganga and experience the rich cultural heritage of this region.

Days 6 to 8: Gangotri
A unique opportunity to spend time with Swami Sundarananda considered to be one of the great yogi Himalayan Masters, who has mastered all the yoga postures and pranayamas and is a famous photographer and mountaineer. He has chronicled his devotion to the natural beauty of the Himalayas in his gallery. There will be an opportunity to share in meditation with Swamij and to visit Bhakti, a woman saint who lives in a cave. A devotee of Hanuman. She has spent 14 years of unbroken sadhana living in the Himalayas. Explore the Pandava Cave, which is famed as the abode of the 5 Pandava brothers described in the Indian classic – The Mahabharata.

Day 9:
Gangotri to Bhojvasa – Experience the beauty and majesty of the Ganga river valley.

Days 10 to 13:
Tapovan: Immerse yourself in the sacred silence of a place where centuries of spiritual seekers have
come to experience the oneness. Have satsang and meditation sessions with Nagadas, who has lived there in silence for over 10 years and Sri Anand, a swami who recently came out of silence to share his wisdom with spiritual seekers.

Day 14:
Trek back (or pony) to Gangotri

Day 15:
Gangotri to Rishikesh

Day 16:
Rishikesk. Closing Fire Ceremony


To ensure a deep and fulfilling experience, this pilgrimage is limited to a small number of spiritual seekers.



Key Information

8 - 24 May 2020

This pilgrimage will be demanding both in terms of spiritual practice and the nature of the trek at high altitude. The trek is considered moderate to difficult so good health and a resonable level of fitness is required.


Cancellation policy
Cancellation fees depend on when Kawai Purapura receives notification of a cancellation:

Deposit is non-refundable but transferable at the discretion of Kawai Purapura management

Bookings cancelled between 59 days and 45 days 50% of tour cost.

Bookings cancelled between 44 days and 31 days 75% of tour cost.
Bookings cancelled within 30 days or less of tour departure 100% of tour cost.
No refunds will be made after travel has commenced.

Journey payment

Direct Bank Transfer:

Please make your payment including all bank charges and transfer fees to:

Account name: The Prema Charitable Trust
Account No. 12-3110-0069782-01
SWIFT CODE: ASBBNZ2A

Note: Payments for deposits or journey balances can be made into local bank accounts in the US, UK and Australia, in your own currency with no additional fees.

We accept payment by Visa or Mastercard. Payment made by Visa or Mastercard may incur additional fees.

Documentation
The client(s) is/are responsible for the acquisition of passports and appropriate visas, where necessary. We recommend that such documents, as required by governments, are finalised at least six (6) weeks prior to the date of departure.

Refund
Please note that no refund shall be made for any unused portion of any itinerary. Any alteration to the journey, made by a client(s), shall be wholly at the expense of that client(s).

Use of Imagery
Kawai Purapura reserves the right to use photographs or videos taken during tours for promotional purposes. The may include, but is not limited to use online, in printed material or at public events.

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Tapovan Kutir

Ujeli

Gangotri, Uttarakhand 249193

India

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