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8 Days Yoga Holiday in the Himalayas of Kashmir

Hiking, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat India

This highly customized retreat in Srinagar is the only one of its kind in the Himalayas of Kashmir. From daily yoga in a variety of different styles - Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, and Kashimiri Shiva yoga, guests can enjoy instruction by a certified yoga teacher and meditation sessions. Nestled in the Himalayas, Kashmir is often referred to as 'Switzerland Of The East.' Its unsurpassed beauty and culture make for an intriguing and interesting setting to practice yoga and relax.

Retreat highlights

  • All hiking trips
  • All yoga and meditation sessions
  • Walking or running sessions near Dal Lake
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • All meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 6

Airport transfer included:Sheikh ul Alam Airport

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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in private rooms. The plush accommodations are comfortable with attached baths. The entire property is Wi-Fi enabled and complimentary for all guests.

Rasa Retreat Kashmir India Yoga Retreat Program

From daily yoga from a variety of different styles - Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, and Kashimiri Shiva Yoga, guests can enjoy instruction by the certified yoga teacher, Shabir, who is also the Secretary of the Yoga Society of Kashmir. All classes end with meditation. Most of the classes are conducted in the quiet front garden; some are conducted in the mountains, and one special class will take place on the island in the middle of Dal Lake.

The itinerary is built to allow guests to discover Srinagar and the majestic beauty of Kashmir with excursions included.

Rasa Retreat prefers for guests to arrive on Saturday and stay the week till Friday; however, they can and will accept guests on any other ideally suited date as well based on availability.

Daily schedule

Day 1

  • Arrive and settle-in
  • Walk on Dal Lake
  • Yoga in the garden
  • Dinner

Day 2

  • Fruits
  • Jog or walk on Dal Lake
  • Yoga in the middle of Dal Lake
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing - Shankarachariya Mandir, Nishat Bagh
  • Lunch followed by down time
  • Hike to Harwan
  • Dinner

Day 3

  • Fruits
  • Jog or walk
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing - Pari Mahal, Chasmei Sahi, Botanical Garden
  • Lunch
  • Visit to Jamia Masjid
  • Down time
  • Hike to mountain
  • Yoga on mountain
  • Return for dinner

Day 4

  • Fruits
  • Jog or walk on Dal Lake
  • Yoga in the garden
  • Breakfast
  • Shopping excursion to Khayam Chowk
  • Lunch
  • Downtime
  • Bus ride around Dal Lake
  • Evening walk or jog
  • Dinner

Day 5

  • Fruits to get started
  • Short walk or jog
  • Stretch it out - yoga
  • Breakfast, and then depart mid-morning for Dhara
  • Boxed lunch
  • Hike
  • Return to Srinagar for dinner

Day 6

  • Fruits and breakfast
  • Relaxed morning with plenty down time to read, catch up on emails, etc.
  • Lunch
  • Another short hike up the hill near hotel and sunset yoga
  • Dinner

Day 7

  • Relaxed morning with yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Packing and airport drop-off

Included excursions

  • Hiking trip in Dhara
  • Hike to Harwan, site of ancient Buddhist Monastery ruins
  • London-style double decker hop on - hop off bus tour around Dal Lake
  • Shikara ride on Dal Lake
  • Shopping excursion to Khayam Chowk
  • Sightseeing trip to Pari Mahal, Chasmei Sahi, Botanical Garden
  • Sightseeing trip to Shankarachariya Mandir, Nishat Bagh
  • Visit to Jamia Masjid

Retreat location

Kashmir, nestled in the Himalayas, is often referred to as 'Switzerland Of The East.' Its unsurpassed beauty and culture make for an intriguing and interesting setting to practice yoga and meditation, as well as to add a little adventure by way of hiking, camping out, and white water rafting. In addition, the many beautiful parks, ruins, temples, and mosques make it a wonderful place to explore and learn more about the culture, people, and cuisine.

Srinagar, the mile-high capital city, is centered around Dal Lake with floating markets, 'shikaras' (boats) house boats, cafes, and more. While on this yoga adventure travel, you will see many beautiful sites and places - from Pahalgham-Aru to Gulmarg to Sonmarg - guests can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas, meet and interact with Nomadic herdsman, camp out on the banks of rivers fed by glaciers, relax to the sounds nature, and practice yoga and meditation among the majestic mountains.

Food

The meals are home cooked, mostly Kashmiri-Indian; Rasa Retreat do also offer options such as pastas, sandwiches, salads, quiches, soups, Chinese noodles, and more.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Raw food
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Hallal
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
  • Paleo diet
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You can visit the many beautiful parks, ruins, temples, and mosques while making it a wonderful place to explore and learn more about the culture, people, and cuisine of the Kashmir region in India. Massages, out-of-town excursions, and white water rafting are also optional extras that you can book at an extra charge.

Spa treatments

Shabir himself is also a certified massage therapist and provides in-house massages at a nominal additional charge.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation in private room with attached bathroom
  • Airport transfers
  • All meals
  • Cultural immersion
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Hikes
  • Host, team, and guides
  • Local conveyance
  • Local sightseeing

What's not included

  • Flights to Srinagar
  • Gratuity for team
  • Massages
  • Out-of-town excursions (optional, extra charge)
  • White water rafting (optional, extra charge)
  • Taxes (12.86%)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

You have to book flights to Sarinagar Airport (SXR). Rasa Retreat will pick you up from the airport. The airport pick-up and drop-off is included in the price.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
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