Day 1, September 29
Dehradun (2,000 ft) – Mussoorie (6,580 ft)
Day 2, September 30
The journey begins at the Dehradun Airport where you will be greeted by our team with a packed lunch before continuing on to the hotel in Mussoorie. Upon arrival, refreshments will be served followed by an opportunity to visit the local shops in town while you fight jet lag. Situated over 6,000 feet above sea level, it’s the perfect place to acclimate for the evening.
Mussoorie – Sankri (6,352 ft)
Day 3, October 1
We will begin our second day with a gentle yoga class, followed by breakfast, and departure for Sankri. We’ll have a picturesque eight hour journey with a stop for lunch along the way before reaching the Himalayan Eco Lodge in Sankri in time for afternoon chai. After getting settled and having a hot beverage and snack, we will enjoy a leisurely walk through this Himalayan village. After dinner, the night will end with a brief talk to prepare us for our trek, capped off by a guided meditation.
Sankri (6,352 ft)
Day 4, October 2
Begin to acclimate to the Himalayan air with a preparatory morning trek and packed lunch - a good opportunity for everyone to gauge how their feeling and make any adjustments they might need for the next week of trekking. Upon return we’ll have chai and snacks and for those able to fight off jet lag, a pleasant dinner before heading to bed early for a good night’s sleep in preparation for the next day’s trek.
Sankri – Taluka (7,900 ft) – School Campsite (8,300 ft)
Day 5, October 3
We will begin our day with a short yoga practice to prepare our bodies for the first day of trekking. After breakfast, we will depart from Sankri for the village of Taluka, where the road ends and the trail begins. The trail starts with a descent to the Supin river, along which we ascend through a variety of beautiful forests before reaching our riverside campsite. In the afternoon there will be a guided self-massage to nurture ourselves physically, while the setting next to the river is an ideal place for meditation, relaxation, and reflection.
School Koti – Halkhe Campsite (9,800 ft)
Day 6, October 4
After a warm-up yoga class, we will enjoy breakfast and begin our uphill climb. The first hour or so will be a gradual uphill with one or two small steep climbs. After 2 km we will cross Seema bridge where the incline will increase. After a relatively flat section, there is one last push before we reach our campsite in the alpine meadow. This campsite has wonderful views of the Rohini, Bandarpunch, Black peaks and Ruinsara Valley. This evening offers time to rest, reflect, and enjoy being in the lap of the Himalayas.
Halkhe - Har Ki Doon (11,768 feet)
Day 7, October 5
We’ll start the day with a guided movement and a meditation practice. After breakfast, the hike begins with a moderate ascent for the first hour or so. Afterwards, it’s gentle ups and downs until we descend through the woods into a beautiful valley before making our final push upwards to Har Ki Doon. Getting closer to the 20,000+ft peaks provide the extra motivation to reach our destination. Once we arrive, we’ll settle into our camp for the next two days beside a heavenly glacial stream.
Har Ki Doon (11,768 feet)
Day 8, October 6
This is a free day to bask in this Himalayan sanctuary in the manner that you will find most rewarding. There will be optional treks for those who are inspired to a nearby glacier or to a valley that rests 1,000 feet above our campsite. For those who do not wish to trek further, resting and exploring the area around our campsite will be equally fulfilling.
Har Ki Doon – Osla (8,900 ft)
Day 9, October 7
We’ll start the day with a morning yoga class, before we begin our hike down the valley to the village of Osla. Osla is home to several hundred families and has existed for hundreds if not thousands of years. This afternoon we will settle in to our homestay and have the opportunity to explore the village. In the evening, we will have a traditional dinner and share the company of the local people. This will surely be a highlight for many on the trip.
Osla – Taluka – Sankri (6,352 ft)
Day 10, October 8
Today is the longest trekking day, as we hike downhill from Osla back to the trail’s beginning in Taluka. Once we arrive at Taluka, we will travel by car back to our eco lodge in Sankri. Here you’ll be able to enjoy a hot bath and collect any laundry you may have left before the start of the trek. We’ll conclude the evening with a guided meditation.
Sankri – Yamuna River Camp (2,300 ft)
Day 11, October 9
In the morning we’ll pack our bags and head for the bank of the famous Yamuna river, where we’ll swim, enjoy, and camp for the night. It will be the perfect treat for our bodies after an intense week of trekking.
Yamuna River Campsite – Sursingdhar (6,000 ft)
Day 12, October 10
We’ll wake up with a yoga class and breakfast by the river before driving to our final destination, the Himalayan Eco Lodge in Sursingdhar. The lodge here is an oasis nestled in a pine forest with sweeping views of Himalayan peaks. This afternoon is the perfect time to hand wash any clothes needed for the remainder of your travels. We’ll take a leisurely village walk in the afternoon, and have a guided meditation in the evening before bed.
Sursingdhar (6,000 ft)
Day 13, October 11
With any luck, we’ll be greeted in the morning by a majestic sunrise from behind the Himalayan peaks. Mid-morning, there will be an optional 2-3 hour hike through the local pine forests. Compared to our previous week, this will be a pleasant stroll. In the afternoon, there will be time to rest and get organized for our next day’s departure. We’ll have a short yoga class before afternoon chai, and enjoy a special farewell dinner this evening.
Sursinghdhar – Dehradun (2,000 ft)
After an early breakfast, we’ll depart by bus for the Dehradun airport reaching in time for mid to late afternoon flights.
*Dates, itinerary, and schedule are subject to change.