Journey of A Lifetime
Ladakh Yoga Retreat May 1-10th 2019

 LizandAmelia

Join Liz Bennett and Amelia Disspain for 9 nights and 10 days of transformational yoga and exploration of the beautiful northern Himalayas.

We’ll share the unique Buddhist culture of Ladakh, the breathtaking beauty of Pangong Lake, and the timeless scenes of monastic life at Hemis Gompha.

In this mystical backdrop we will uncover deeper practices of yoga and tantra.

Encounter the lifestyle of the Ladakhi people with our local guide Mukesh, an experienced Himalayan retreat facilitator.

The magnificent peaks and dry desert of the Himalayas will awaken your sense of wonder at the top of our beautiful earth.

Satisfy your hunger for adventure with biking, rafting on top of the world, a jeep ride across Khardung La, the highest motorable road in the world and much more…

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Includes

Yoga

Two balanced and masterful yoga classes each day taught by Amelia and Liz

Workshops on yoga philosophy, tantra and Ayurveda

 

 Accommodation 

Twin share/ Limited single rooms are available on request

6 nights hotel in Leh www.oasisvillaladakh.com

1 night in glamping tents in Pangong Lake http://www.serbhumtsoresortpangong.com

1 night in boutique villa in Sakti Village www.saktivilla.com

1 night in eco-resort in Uleytokpo http://www.uleyecoresorts.com/

Airport transfers to and from your hotel in Leh

1 rafting trip at the Zanskar/ Indus River with Mukesh, our highly experienced professional guide.

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Meals 

Breakfast daily

Dinner together on our first night in Leh, at Pangong Lake and Uleyktoko Eco-village.

English speaking guide and professional staff

Entry fees to all monasteries and monuments

Local permits and national parks fees

Bringing kids: This retreat is suitable for children of 9 years and older.

 

Investment

Early Bird Rate Non-Refundable Deposit $600 remainder paid by end January 2019 $2800

Full Rate Non-refundable Deposit $600 remainder paid by April 2019 $2950

A non-refundable deposit of $600 is required upon booking

Book now:

Liz Bennett

liz@yogaessentia.com.au  0405 543 263

Amelia Disspain

yogabellingen@gmail.com  0423 744 803

Reserve your spot today for the journey of a lifetime.

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Not included in the retreat price:

Personal purchases

Dinner on other days than listed

Local meals are equiv  $10 AUD. Our guide Mukesh will take you to the clean and best local eateries

Flights to Delhi or Leh Airport

Travel Insurance

 

Gompa

Ladakh or “Little Tibet” as it is known, is one of the most remote areas of India, lying to the north of the Great Himalaya on the Tibetan Plateau and to the south of the Karakoram mountains. It remained isolated for centuries to the outside world due to its inaccessibility. Ladakh has a rich cultural and religious heritage as can be seen from the centuries old monasteries, some of them built on sheer cliffs and still functioning actively. Ladakh offers its visitors some rare sights like the 130km long expansive magical Pangong Lake, lying at 4267m and partly in China. The spectacular view of the Changchenmo range of mountains reflects itself in the ever changing blues and greens of the lake.

Spectacularly jagged, arid mountains enfold this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom. Picture-perfect gompas dramatically crown rocky outcrops amid whitewashed stupas. Colourful fluttering prayer flags and prayer wheels spun clockwise release merit-making mantras. Gompa interiors are colourfully awash with the murals and statuary of countless bodhisattvas. In this cultural odyssey, we travel through the ancient kingdom of Ladakh, soaking in the beauty of its captivating landscape, visiting monasteries, villages, palaces and humble homes, meeting people from all walks of life and understanding their way of life and culture; a journey that will truly make you want to return – such is the mesmerising effect of the hospitable people in this enchanting Buddhist land called Ladakh.

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01:- Arrive Leh (3500mts) 

Upon your arrival at the Kushok Bakula Airport, our local guide will meet you for a transfer to Oasis Villa. After you check into your room, the rest of the day is free so that you can take an important rest to acclimatise with the environment. In the evening, we will stroll together to the Leh markets. We will have a trip briefing, followed by dinner.

Day 02:- Explore Leh Old Town 

An easy day for further acclimatisation. After breakfast, we’ll explore the Leh Palace, Tsemo Castle and the Women’s Alliance. In the evening, we will visit the beautiful Shanti Stupa.

Day 03:- Visit Shey, Thikshey & Hemis Monasteries. 

Overnight stay Sakti Village 

After the breakfast we depart for the sightseeing of some of the great monumental and Buddhist monasteries of Leh. These spiritual centres are an architectural marvel.

After a well spent day, we will stay overnight in Sakti Villas on the way to Pangong Lake.

 

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Day 04: Drive to Pangong Lake (4440mts) 

After Yoga and breakfast we drive to reach Pangong Lake before lunch. The brackish water plays with sunlight to produce different effects of light. One-third part of the lake lies in India while the remaining two-third lies in Tibet, a region controlled by China. Most streams that fill the lake are located on the Tibetan part.

Stretching around 150km (with the eastern two-thirds in China), this mesmerising lake plays artist with a surreal palette of vivid blues, which contrasts magically with the surrounding colourful mineral swirls of starkly arid, snow-brushed mountains.

Day 05: Pangong Lake

Watch the sun alight the incredible colours of the lake and surrounding mountainous peaks.

After exploring the lake we drive back to Oasis Villa in Leh.

Diskit-Monastery-2Day 06: Rafting on Indus river , Visit Alchi Monastery. Overnight stay in Uleytokpo 

Today we will have exciting fun of rafting on the top of the world. The Indus river originates near the Kailash Mountain and the Mansarovar Lake in Western Tibet.

We raft for  2.5 to 3 hrs from Phey Village to Nimoo Village and end our trip on the confluence of Zanskar and Indus river. The river route consist mostly of Grade II or III easy rapids is that it passes through astoundingly beautiful mountains, many of them with tiny hamlets and imposing old monasteries nestling among the valleys.

After rafting and river lunch we visit Alchi Monastery in village Alchi. Nearby, we have dinner and stay in Uleytokpco Resort for “glamping” in luxury tents in the Apple Orchard Village.

Ecoresort

Day 07:- Visit Lamayuru monastery & Likir Monastery

After breakfast Drive to the popular Lamayuru monastery standing dramatically against a unique lunar-esque landscape. Later we visit the Likir monastery in Likir village. Upon evening we return to Oasis Villa.

Day 08:Drive Leh Khadunlga Pass (5359m)

After breakfast we start drive to Khardung la Pass, the highest motorable road in the world at 5359 meters. The views from the top of the pass are amazing and on a very clear day show the vast line of Great Himalayan Belt of Himalayas. After spending some time and exploring the area we drive back to Leh.

Day 09: Choose your own adventure day 

Wake up easy. This is your trip last day in Leh. Hire a bike, wander or roll around Leh town, relax or explore before our final yoga class and dinner together. Overnight stay in hotel Oasis Villa at Leh.

Day 10: Fly home 

According to your flight schedule, your transfer takes you to the Kushok Bakula Airport in Leh.

Investment

Early Bird Rate Non-Refundable Deposit $600 remainder paid by end January 2019 $2800

Full Rate Non-refundable Deposit $600 remainder paid by April 2019 $2950

A non-refundable deposit of $600 is required upon booking

Book now:

Liz Bennett

liz@yogaessentia.com.au  0405 543 263

Amelia Disspain

yogabellingen@gmail.com  0423 744 803

Reserve your spot today in the journey of a lifetime.