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.
Comfort, conviviality, and authenticity: A jewel of Ladakhi architecture featuring four traditional rooms and six tents in the heart of a vast property in Ladakh, at 45 minutes from Leh.
Arrive in Leh and an hour's drive to a heritage boutique homestay nestled in the village of Nimmu. Take half the day to acclimatize. We start with a short session of pranayama (yogic breathing) and relaxation. Evening tea bonfire. Overnight.
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.
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.
Proceed for Nubra Valley and check into an organic resort there. Afternoon, walk around the village and meditate among these grand mountains. Evening, Restorative yoga and pranayama practice or yoga Nidra. Dinner after bonfire.
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.
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.
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 the Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace between pashmina shopping sprees. Dinner at one of the most elegant restaurants of Ladakh. Overnight in Leh.
Early morning, depart for the airport for your flight out of Leh.
Please book your flight in and out of Leh Airport (IXL).