What is our destination airport?
Book your destination to arrive at the Delhi International Airport anytime on October 4th, 2020. If you are flying in on October 5th, we recommend you book your flight time to arrive close to 6 a.m. local time so you can meet up with the group and make an early morning connecting flight. Allow for possible travel delays, so please do not cut your travel time or layovers too closely.
What is weather like in October?
Temperatures at the lower elevations (Delhi, Rishikesh) are very warm in October and cooler in the early morning and evening time. The daytime averages around 90F. Nights will be warm but pleasant. You still want to have additional layers to keep you warm just in case. (light jacket, light sweater) A shawl is good to pack and is nice to have on hand for the evening and early morning practice. A scarf is nice for the daytime. As we gain in elevation heading up to Kedarnath, temperatures will drop as low as 40-50F, so you be sure to pack some base layers and a warm, yet breathable (tech-fabric) outerwear to ensure you stay warm and dry during the trek.
Do I need travel insurance?
We highly recommend it.
Do I need a visa?
Yes, you will need a visa for India. India now offers E-Visa online which makes it much easier process. We recommend CIBT visas. Visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/ for more information.
Do I have to share a room?
This a small group of only 10 participants. We recommend you book a double room (cost less than a single). We will do our best to pair you up with someone. If you have a travel partner, please let us know so we can pair you both together in the same room.
What if I want a single room?
There will be a couple of rooms available for those who prefer single accommodation. However, there is an increase in price for single occupancy. The number of single rooms available will ultimately be based on the number of people who sign up.
What if my partner/friend doesn’t do yoga or meditation?
All are welcome. If your partner does not want to participate, there are plenty of other activities. They may take time to relax in their room, enjoy the grounds or sit and take in the view of the mountain peaks during the classes. Who knows, they may change their mind later and participate!
What if I am a beginner or haven’t done yoga or meditation?
Each class is customized for the participants at the retreat. Classes are all-level, and the instructor is very qualified in guiding students from first timers to the most advanced. If you haven’t tried any of the yoga systems, the instructor will guide you along the way and encourage you and offer plenty of modifications to fit specific needs.