Reconnecting with Stillness

High Altitude Hiking and Meditation in the Indian Himalayas.

1ST – 8TH MAY 2022

We are glad you made it here, happy to see you are seriously thinking about joining us.



When did you last challenge your body and listen to your inner voice?

Today we have divided our lives into work, family, socializing and holiday. In each compartment we seek a different kind of fulfilment and ease. Often this makes us disconnected and scattered.

We might reach a point where we long to be somewhere else, or wish we were someone else, feeling whole.

Have you ever found a small wild flower in a tucked away valley wanting to be somewhere else?  Have you heard of a daisy wanting to become a rose?

Forests, trees, rivers, brooks, mountains and all of nature reflect joy and serenity. Experience the unchanging peace that comes from a needless space by simply accepting one’s true self.

The mountains are calling you! Lets take a pause and reflect inwards.

On Unplugged Trails you get a chance to reconnect with your stillness, to know what unconditional happiness and freedom mean.

HOW?

Join us for an immersive workshop in the high-altitude mountains of Himachal Pradesh, Parvati Valley, India; for 8 days of hiking and meditation with a small group (8-10).

The Himalayas provide a perfect space to retreat. The crisp mountain air easily brings your mind clarity. The workshop helps you to become aware of your conditioning as you begin to hear the inner eternal voice clearly which otherwise seems to be whispering.

This retreat is for those dedicated souls inclined towards challenging their minds and bodies and who enjoy the simple life of living in tents and mountain Homestays without phones.

WHEN AND WHAT?

Your preparation for adventure begins the moment you register with us. We will provide you with an exercise schedule and training hikes in Pune (optional). We meet online for discussions and introduction to meditation. After 2-3 months of training you join us at Kalga Village in Parvati Valley (2500 m).

The training is very important to build up your stamina for a stress free trek/hike.

THE DAYS

We start the day with an hour of morning meditation. The first days we do local day hikes to prepare the body for the trek to our tent camp on the stunning high altitude Bunbuni meadow (3500m). In between hikes there will be periods of rest, self-enquiry, meditation, pranayama, writing, discussions and reflections. (Detailed itinerary will be shared once you register)

The workshop is not limited to Trained Hikers, as long as you train with us in preparation. This is not a Kullu-Manali resort holiday, and we have had to turn down interested before, due to physical unfitness.

The weather in the mountains is unpredictable, so please be open to change of schedule, or spending time indoors if it is required. Drugs and alcohol are strictly not a part of this retreat. Phones will be turned off most of the days. All meals will be vegetarian meals. (No Jain food is available)


RETREAT DETAILS –

Registration begin 25th December 2021

  1. Zoom meetings dates – will be shared after registration
  2. Practise hikes in Pune (optional) Dates will be announced after registration
  3. Hiking retreat in Parvati – 1st May to 8th May 2022

Retreat costs

Special Discount – those registering on or before 31st December charges will be 28,900/- (381 USD)

31st December to 15 February 2022 – Rs.33,633/- (paid in one sum) (on double/triple sharing) (445 USD)

15th Feb to 15th March 2022 – Rs.36,633/- (on double/triple sharing basis) (482 USD)

For returning unplugged travellers Rs. 30,633/- (403 USD)

For Homoeopathic students/practitioners – Rs.28,683/- (Till 15th Feb 2022)

Retreat Costs include – Training sessions, hiking guides, guided meditation and dialogue sessions, guidelines for packing/hiking gear, accommodation, drinks and all meals on all days, camp staff, sleeping bags, tents. Assistance with Chandigarh accommodation and transport (not the cost of staying and transport from Chandigarh)

DOES NOT INCLUDE – Personal equipment.  Accommodation/ travel / food etc before arriving in village homestay and after the departing from village. Personal porter charges if you can’t carry your own bags then we can provide you with porters at an extra fee.

The ones who want to travel with the group meet in Chandigarh on 30th April. On the 1st of May early morning the whole group starts for Parvati Valley. You have to hike 20 mins up to reach the village from the end of the road. (So no suitcases please)

Cancellation policy – from time of registration to 15th March 2022 – 75% amount will be refunded.

From March 2022 to 15th April 2022 – 50% amount will be refunded. No refunds after that.

Full refund will be provided in case of cancellation from our side due to legal Corona restrictions or any other reason. Please know you will have to follow travelling guidelines whatever is applicable at that time.


Contact us – Email – unpluggedtrails@gmail.com, For more information and registration contact Rina (India) +919960969717, Kaare Troelsen (outside India) +4550481936




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