Mystic India – A Himalayan Adventure
A journey into the mystical for the spiritual adventurer in you
The long awaited fifth Mystic India trip is here! And this one promises to be the adventure of a lifetime. If you’ve thought about going to the Himalayas for a trek into the mountains, see some of the most beautiful places on Earth, and at the same time make it a spiritual adventure, this is the trip for you. Welcome to the Mystic India club! On this journey you will experience the cultural and spiritual roots of some of the oldest traditions in the world. We don’t go to the usual touristy places, but rather on the real adventure off the beaten track so you can see India inside out. The trip is fun with a healthy balance of experiences, luxury and adventure. You’ll stay in 3-5 star hotels at night, but during the day we’ll go all out on some breath-taking experiences.
The trip is led by Radha Govinda, who was a monk for over 11 years, and his wife Kishori who is a teacher in Bhakti as well as yoga. The trips always feature yoga, meditation and kirtan along the way and with an amazing group every year, it’s always an adventure!
Places we’re visiting
This itinerary includes yoga and meditation sessions in the morning and wisdom and kirtan sessions in the evening where travel allows. The entire trip is a spiritual experience, not just a sight-seeing tour. The places we’re travelling to this year are below. For a more detailed itinerary, click the button below
Our first destination is Kurukshetra, the place where the Bhagavad Gita – the holy book for over 2 billion people on the planet who are followers of the Vedic tradition was spoken 5000 years ago and the battleground of the (in)famous Mahabharata war where 4 million warriors fought.
Known as the Gateway to the Himalayas, the home of the Beatles ashram and the land of the yogis, you are in a for a treat in this spiritual town at the foothills of the Himalayas. Situated on the banks of the pure turquoise Ganges river, this serene and peaceful pace will transport you to a state of peaceful contemplation.
We will venture deep into the Himalayas to Badrinath, that is the location of an ancient Vishnu temple in the midst of the mountains. This is also said to be the place where many yogis performed years of meditation and the place where ancient sages wrote sacred texts which are followed by Hindus and other Vedic traditions.
The Valley of Flowers Trek!
Valley of Flowers is a 3 day (easy – moderate difficulty level) trek to a UNESCO world heritage site deep in the Himalayan valley where wildflowers bloom and create an awe inspiring view. We are visiting this valley at the peak of it’s bloom so you see the most variety of flowers. The trek itself laden with forests, mountains and waterfalls is an amazing experience.
Along the way, we’ll also take part in morning yoga sessions and evening meditation and kirtan sessions when possible. We want to make this trip a spiritual experience that you’ll remember!
Price for this trip £1450*
*Price is based on 2 people sharing a room. Does not include flights
Dates for the trip
26 July – 10 August, 2024
What’s included in your price?
- Accommodation (Shared with one other person)
- 3 Vegetarian meals everyday
- Onward and return flights to India (Economy class)
- Local travel within India by luxury AC car Innova Crysta. The places on our route through the Himalayas make it difficult for buses. Travel is more comfortable and reliable in these cars. See picture below
- Permits for trekking
What’s NOT included in your price?
- Visa costs, travel/medical insurance, meals other than those mentioned, and vaccination charges
- Entry fee to attractions that have a charge. Most places we are visiting don’t have a charge, but some may do.
- Room service, costs to visit spa, massages, etc
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, tips, camera & video fees at national parks, museums and monuments.
- Trekking equipment (not absolutely essential, but if you decide to bring any, it will be at your own cost)
- Porters if you need for trekking, pony, ropeway charges (if any)
- Expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closures, travel interruptions due to means beyond our control
- Anything that is not in the included list above
Personal room supplement
If you prefer to have your own room throughout the trip, the cost of your travel would be £1880 + flights.
Interest-free installment option (Only available till 15 June)
If you would really like to come but can’t make a full payment, you have the option of paying by interest free installments.
First installment when you book – £1400 (We’ll book your flights, internal travel and secure your hotels rooms).
Second installment – £899 before 1 June
P.S. If you are struggling with money and would still like to go on the trip, we can discuss further installment options during our call.
If due to unforeseen circumstances you need to cancel your trip, please get in touch with us as soon as you can. We are a charity and don’t run these trips as a business, so we’re happy to give you whatever costs we can refund from our partners and other businesses we pay. But it all depends on the payments we’ve already made towards hotels, flights and other facilities. Usually flights and certain deposit for hotels are non-refundable. But whatever we can refund, we will.
Ready to book or want more details?
Click the button below to go to the ‘Krishna Temple’ website and find out more details or book (scroll down to the bottom when you get to the page)