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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in India.
Rishikesh Yogalaya provides excellent and one of the top-notch yoga retreats in Rishikesh India at our well-constructed school. This is very much true and beneficial to try out, learn, study and practice the way of the following yoga at the very same place, it originated. The two weeks yoga retreats will help you to adjust to the yoga school lifestyle along with having some of the best moments of your life and enjoy holiday activities like trekking, sightseeing, river rafting, and more in Rishikesh, India. If the retreats are blended with Hiking, it is going to be so much fun, isn’t it?
This 6-day plan is unmatched in nature’s beauty, exhilarating challenges, time-efficiency, and convenience. The highlights of the trek range from awe-inspiring summit view to the warmth of the forest greens, piquing up interests in all sorts of mountain lovers. You could be a nature treasurer, bird watching amateur, or a shutterbug with a dream of capturing the drama in the highlands, Chopt-Chandrashila-Deorital is a trek for all and fails none.
After breakfast at Retreat Centre (Rishikesh), which is also known as the pilgrim trail of Uttrakhand. From there you will meet your instructor and then you will be transferred to Ukhimath via Devprayag- a town marking the gorgeous confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi and Rudraprayag making confluence of the Alaknanda and Mandakini River. Arrival at Ukhimath will be in the evening. You will check in at the hotel, have dinner, meditation, and overnight stay. Ukhimath is situated at an altitude of 1370 meters / 4500 feet above sea level.
Ukhimath is a small town the winter seat of Kedarnath, and a Hindu pilgrimage site in Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand, India. During the winters, the idols from Kedarnath temple, and Madhyamaheshwar are brought to Ukhimath and worshipped here for six months.
In the early morning, you can see the snow-capped Himalayan ranges. From 6:00 to 8:00 a.m., there will be a yoga class. After your yoga class, enjoy your delicious breakfast at 8:30 a.m. After breakfast, pack your bag and get ready for a drive of approximately 40 minutes which will take you to Sari The traditional village is a pretty picture composed of little houses sketched across a mountain backdrop and lined with green patches of agricultural fields. A well-defined rocky trail will show you to the end, from where the Chandrashila summit is clearly visible and the Tunganath temple is a speck of color. After this point, it’s a steep uphill bend on the ridge back of the mountain. From here you will start the trek to Deoria Tal through the dense forest of Rhododendron along with wildflowers and ferns.
The trek will take 2 to 3 hours. We go steadily up. At 7, 434 ft. village localities vanish from sight. Nearly 20 minutes from this point, we will be standing with the waters of Deoriatal glistening down a lurching gentle slope. A grand vista of Chaukhamba massifs is unveiled in the background of the lake. Set out the tents near the lakeside for an overnight stay. From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., there will be a meditation class, dinner will be at 7:30 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. the lights will be off.
In the morning from 6:00 to 7:00 a.m. enjoy a yoga class in the lap of the Himalayas, then after having your breakfast start trek to Chopta through dense forest and meadows. The trail is sprinkled with little shrines that stand out in the greenness by the red and yellow flags tied on them. It is a 12-kilometer trek. A resplendent view of the Chandrashila awaits on the other side of the forest margin. After the level-land, you will have to re-enter the forest now characterized by old oaks and maple beside the rhododendrons. This forms part of the Kedarnath Sanctuary, and with some luck, trekkers can spot red fox and other small wild things.
Along this line, Chandrashila and flanked by the adjoining Kala Parvat Peak gain prominence. You can find the way bending from here to Bisuri Tal lake and a small tarn named Nandikund, situated at the base of Kala Parvat. Further down as you progress, a silvery rivulet coming from Chandrashila meets your way. Here, you can fill your water supplies and move on taking a small wooden bridge on the stream. Shepards from local villages come here to graze their livestock. In the afternoon upon arrival at Chopta enjoy your lunch with a mesmerizing 360-degree view of snow-covered Himalayan peaks. In the evening, explore the beauty of Chopta. After that from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., there will be a meditation class, dinner will be at 7:00 p.m.and at 8:30 p.m the lights will be off.
From 6:00 to 7:00 a.m. enjoy a yoga class. After an early breakfast, start your trek to Tungnath which is the highest Shiva temple in the world. The trek runs on a well-defined concrete-bound trail from Chopta to the temple. Tungnath is situated at the height of 3680 meters above the sea level.
The trek is 3-kilometres upward and en-route you will find lush green meadows. You can witness a wide range of snow-capped Himalayas. Upon arriving, pay a visit to Tungnath Temple. After resting for a while, you can head out for Chandrashila peak, which is a kilometer away from Tungnath. At the end of a steep and arduous climb, the summit will be reached with a 360-degree view of the Garhwal and Kumaon mountains welcomingly lying ahead. Notable peaks in this panorama of grandeur are—Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Dronagiri, Chaukhamba, and Kedar. Glimpses of the Thalaysagar and Gangotri ranges too could be made out at the edges. Later, you will trek back to Chopta and then drive one hour to Rudraprayag for dinner and overnight stay.
From 6:00 to 7:00 a.m. enjoy a yoga class, therefore an early breakfast. Drive back to Rishikesh. After some rest at 8:00 p.m there will be a group dinner and celebration at the Retreat center on the successful completion of the retreat.
At 8:30 a.m, there will be a group breakfast. At 12:00 p.m., you will say farewell to the group.
Sushant Singh is a certified and registered yoga teacher (RYT) from Yoga Alliance USA. He teaches Hatha, Hatha flow, and multi-style yoga. He is very simple person with high state of intelligence and a very gentle soul. Everyone loves his true teaching and true nature. He born in Rishikesh in the holy place and he is doing yoga for the last four years. He is a yoga lover and also teaching from last three years in various yoga schools, personal workshops. He also has a diploma in Ayurveda treatments and teachings and now doing masters in yoga.
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