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12 Days Meditation, Chanting and Yoga Retreat Tirthan Valley Himalayas India

  • Camp Chrysalid Tirthan River Valley, Sai Ropa, Tehsil Banjar, District Mandi, Himachal Pradesh,India

12 Days Meditation, Chanting and Yoga Retreat Tirthan Valley Himalayas India

  • Camp Chrysalid Tirthan River Valley, Sai Ropa, Tehsil Banjar, District Mandi, Himachal Pradesh,India

Meditation, Chanting and Yoga Retreat in Himalayas, India

Are you looking for a yoga and meditation retreat in solitude out in the wilderness? If so, this is where you need to be. The non-concrete paths and the forests around the valley make it one of the most scenic wonders of India. The valley is known for trout fishing. While trekking around this place, you may be greeted by some waterfall. This is truly paradise.


  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily lecture and theory classes
  • Daily pranayama and Hatha yoga classes
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Morning and evening satsang (chanting)
  • 11 nights of accommodation
  • 11 days with instruction
  • English
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There are 22 tented accommodation units in large double fly waterproof canvas. Each tent has twin beds with mattresses quilts and pillows. Each tent has permanent electricity.

There are 17 common western style toilets and 14 bathrooms. Each unit is modern and equipped with running water - all units are done aesthetically and are very clean and hygienic. There are mirrors and washbasins in this area. All guests are requested to bring in their personal toiletries.

The yoga sessions will be a balanced combination of poses and a sustained increase awareness of posture to another. Awareness and attention to our breathing are important aspects of the course. Classes are energetically balance, poses soothing and deep relaxation. Pranayama (science of breathing), chanting and mediation will be the focused part of the retreat.

Retreat schedule

Day 1 to Day 11

  • 06:00Satang (chanting) in the morning followed by meditation
  • 08:00 Tea break
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Pranayama class
  • 10:00 - 10:45 Breakfast
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Discussion, lecture and theory class
  • 13:30 - 14:15 Lunch
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Hatha yoga class
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Satsang (chanting) in the evening
  • 21:00 Bed time

Day 12

  • Retreat end - departure for further destinations

This camp is located on the banks of river Tirthan - a tributary of River Beas at Sai Ropa bordering the Great Himalayan National Park at an altitude of 4000 feet. Tirthan is renowned for its medicinal herbs and plants. The campus is in a valley facing the river and a wood and stone structure built in the local style forms its central hub.

Himalayas is one such nature's gift to mankind. It's the symbol of nature's beauty in true sense. Himalayas being the world's highest mountain chain is a collage of nature's beauty. It portrays different facets of nature like the snowcapped mountain peaks, valleys, glaciers, rivers, and varied and rich vegetation. For mankind, Himalayas has always been a mystery so people have tried to explore it again and again. It was in the year 1953, 29th May when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first humans to climb the Mt. Everest, world's highest peak, since than many have climbed to explore the unknown zone of the Himalayas. Exploring the Himalayas brings you close to nature its surroundings, the people, its religion and food habits.

As you traverse through the Himalayan range, you discover the geographic variation from the lush green lands to the beautiful valleys and tropical jungles. Such variation is rarely seen anywhere else in the world. There are various destinations to be visited in the Himalayas. With variations in the climate, vegetation and geographical characteristics each place is distinct from the other. The tribes and the people of Himalayas showcases their own rich culture and heritage of the region. Himalayas is considered paradise on earth. Its scenic beauty is just a visual treat. It rejuvenates the body and soul. The mystic beauty of the Himalayas has attracted people from across the world. Other than the popular holiday destination, Himalayas is also known for certain places, which are still unexplored.

  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Skiing nearby
  • General
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Services
  • Library

You will be served with pure vegetarian meals prepared with love. The meals are delicious, healthy, simple and traditional using mainly local and organic ingredients. This is a diet helpful for concentration and meditation.

Tirthan Valley is also renowned for trout fishing. The river is full of trouts during season and is good for both professional and amateur anglers.

This is also a gateway to The Great Himalayan National Park. Birds are a prime attraction in the Great Himalayan National Park. There are around 180 species of birds in the park. Tirthan is full of trekking routes. Overnight treks to Bachelo Pass and beyond, and treks to Sarleosar Lake from Jalori pass are quite famous.

  • 11 nights of accommodation
  • Afternoon squash
  • All daily vegetarian meals
  • All yoga, meditation and chanting program
  • Campus based soft adventure activities such as low rope course, hiking, trekking and various campus mind games
  • Daily bed and afternoon tea, coffee, milk with biscuits
  • International and domestic flights
  • Visa fee for India and airport taxes
  • Expense of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, fax services
  • All services, which are not mentioned under whats included


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