Sample itinerary

+ Day 1 - 2: Delhi

Your journey begins in India's bustling capital Delhi, where we'll pick you up from the airport and bring you to our guesthouse to meet the rest of the group. We'll have a crash-course in Indian culture, navigate the bustling streets, practice our bartering skills in local markets, and visit the city's historical and spiritual landmarks. We'll also have a group welcome dinner to feast on the best of the best traditional Indian cuisine and get ready for the next three weeks!

+ Day 3-8: Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a charming and quaint town that sits idly along the banks of the Ganges. It is both a holy pilgrimage site for Hindus to bathe in its holy waters and considered the world's yoga capital. Cradled among the green foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh lines the banks of “Mother Ganga” where she leaves her Himalayan source and enters the plains of North India. “Shanti Shanti” is the motto here, meaning peace, rest, calmness, tranquility, or bliss. Contextual translation: “Chill out”. In Rishikesh you'll have a chance to relax and reflect on the past two weeks along the banks of the Ganges River with daily yoga and meditation. There are multitudes of classes to engage in from yoga, reiki, drumming, cooking, jewelry making-- nearly anything you can think of! For the adventurous spirit, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, rafting, and paragliding over the Himalayas. And for those who want to relax, you may want to enjoy one of Rishikesh’s most “shanti” ubiquitous pastimes by chilling out in an open air café on the banks of the Ganges, sipping honey ginger lemon tea with a book or a like mind.

+ Day 9-14: Dharamsala

Nestled at 2100m in the foothills of the Himalayas, McLeod Ganj is home to the Dalai Lama and his exiled followers. With a backdrop of snowcapped peaks overlooking the Kangra valley, we'll discover the fascinating intersection of Tibetan and North Indian culture that make this town like nowhere else on earth. You'll begin each day with a yoga practice and have plenty of time to explore everything this town has to offer- a lot! Hiking through the forests to nearby villages, chatting over chai with monks, and attending classes from Buddhist philosophy to woodcarving, time seems to simultaneously crawl and fly in this mountaintop town. We’ll have the opportunity to volunteer with a local grassroots organization for Tibetan Refugees where you’ll discover a truly authentic exchange of culture. Learning about their culture, hearing their fascinating stories of exile, and teaching them about your culture and language is an appreciated, heartwarming, and meaningful way to engage with the local culture. We'll discover local issues from speakers and films, learn to cook local cuisine, and hike through the pine and rhododendron forests to the majestic snow-capped peak of Mount Triund. You'll have plenty of time to relax, reflect, explore the streets, and peruse the plethora of spiritual, adventurous, and cultural activities this diverse town has to offer.

+ Day 15: Delhi

A quick pitstop in Delhi to drop off our two week travellers before we head off to Rajasthan. Depending on where you’re headed from here, we can help you arrange further travel or transfer you to the airport for your flight home that evening or the following day.

What’s included?

  • Accommodations for your 2 week Journey

  • Daily Breakfast

  • All travel within India

  • Local Tours

  • Himalayan trek

  • Yoga and meditation classes

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Prep and Culture Kit

  • Fully escorted trip with knowledgeable yoga teachers and group leaders

  • Planning assistance for extended travel

 

What isn't included?

  • International flights into and out of Delhi

  • All meals not listed above

  • Activities not listed above

  • Entrance to monuments

Fees

Footsteps in the Himalayas

Two Week Journey: $3600 CAD

* Fees are based on double occupancy accommodation. Please ask about our single occupancy supplement.