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Luxury Himalayan Yoga Bliss with Trekking & RaftingIndia

From £4,417 per person for 5 nights
Hidden in the forested foothills of the Himalayas, Ananda is a luxury destination spa with a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s best places to relax and rejuvenate, as well as practise yoga with expert teachers.

Perfect for:

Fitness Level 2Yoga & Spiritual
Summary

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Find peace in the foothills of the Himalayas with a soothing stay at the world famous luxury Ananda spa retreat. Your personalised programme of treatments is based on a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, and you’ll also have the chance to witness the spectacular Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the sacred River Ganges. If you're looking for a total reset, there's nowhere better than this restful hideaway, one of the best places in the world to relax and indulge in rejuvenating treatments.


What makes this experience awesome:

  • Private holiday with personal guides & private transport included
  • Map out a long term plan for health and happiness, created with Ananda’s expert doctors, yoga teachers & spa therapists
  • Feel the tension melt away with the resort's incredible spa treatments (some of which are included in the cost of your experience)
  • Experience the spellbinding sunset ceremony of aarti, on the banks of the River Ganges
  • Trek to a mountain-top temple & breathe in magnificent views of snow-dusted Himalayan peaks
  • Suitable for Solo Travellers


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We've kept this experience as flexible as possible, so that you can work alongside Ananda's experts to tailor a wellness programme that's perfect for you. 


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Each morning you’ll awake to a specially selected tea with fresh fruit, and you’ll spend your days finding focus with activities including yoga, meditation and cookery classes. Your stay includes one session each of Reiki, Thai massage, aromatherapy massage and reflexology, and you’ll also have access to the fantastic hydrotherapy circuit at the spa.


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To get our mini brochure for this holiday please click here, and we will email you a PDF copy.


For UK Government travel advice on this destination see: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice


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Full Itinerary

Itinerary

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To get our mini brochure for this holiday please click here, and we will email you a PDF copy.


Day One: Arrive in the Himalayas

  • Arrival at the Dehradun Airport & transfer to the Retreat (Approx 1.5 hours drive)
  • Check-in to luxury hotel
  • Lunch & Dinner at hotel
  • Overnight at the Hotel Ananda in the Himalayas

Upon arrival in Dehradun airport you will be met and transferred in separate cars (max 3/4 in each car) along with your individual baggage. When you reach the luxury hotel you will be welcomed and checked into your rooms as well as being briefed about your stay. Now time to enjoy lunch and relax yourself.

Dinner & Overnight at Ananda in the Himalayas Spa, Narendranagar

Meals included: Lunch; Dinner

Anada Hotel Collage


Days Two-Five: Breathe and Relax

  • Breakfast at the hotel Ananda in the Himalayas

For the next few days, you’ll wake every morning to a personalised tea selection and a fresh fruit bowl, then begin a soothing schedule of activities. Following your fitness, food and wellness consultations, you’ll have a uniquely-tailored plan of treatments to follow. On any given day, these will build on the knowledge and experience of Ananda’s staff to include yoga, pranayama breathing (the practice of controlling your breath), meditation and Hindu vedanta philosophy, as well as cookery demonstrations. Banish the last of your stresses and strains with Reiki, Thai massage, aromatherapy massage and reflexology – a session of each is included with your stay. As your days pass, you can relax in Ananda’s hydrotherapy facilities (including a steam-room, sauna and plunge pool) and keep track of your progress with the resident doctor and spa consultants. At mealtimes, you’ll savour a delicious blend of Indian, Asian and Western dishes, made from fresh and natural ingredients and based on Ayurvedic principles.

Anada Yoga Spa

During your stay, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the incredible Ganga Aarti ceremony in nearby Rishikesh. Here, at the Parmath Niketan Ashram on the banks of the River Ganges, saffron-robed residents chant and incense burns, in a not-to-be-missed ritual that gives thanks to the sacred river, while an orange sun sinks into its waters.  Before you leave Ananda, a debriefing session will help show you ways to bring your newly-found peace, health and happiness into your daily life.

Ganga Aarti


Optional Extras

Trek to Kanjapuri Temple

(Free groups treks on Thursdays and Sundays; private treks can be arranged at additional cost, on request)

Take a guided trek with a spiritual bent, to the red and white Kanjapuri temple, four miles above Ananda. Located 1,676m above sea level and dedicated to the Goddess Sati, the temple has a stunning view towards Himalayan peaks and the nearby town of Rishikesh. Spa staff lead this three/four hour adventure at sunrise or sunset, when the views are at their most mesmerising. You’ll return to Ananda by car.

Anada Trekking

Rafting on the Ganges 

Inject some adrenaline into your adventure, with a white water rafting experience along India’s holiest river. In the Himalayan foothills, the Ganges flows with force, and the two-hour trip along its waters makes for an exhilarating excursion. The white water rafting experience is managed by a professional rafting centre, 1.5 hours from the hotel.(See Extras tab for pricing. Please note, this excursion does not run between September and June due to monsoon season.) 

Anada Ganges Rafting

Overnight at Ananda in the Himalayas Destination Spa, Narendranagar

Meals included: All


Day Six: Return Refreshed

After a final buffet breakfast, you’ll check-out in time for your private transfer back to Dehradun airport for your return flight.

Meals included: Breakfast


Overall meals included: Full board (soft and alcoholic drinks are not included)

What's included:

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Private transfers unless stated otherwise
  • Meals as listed
  • Mandatory taxes and service fees
  • Personally-tailored programme 
  • Attend the spiritual Ganga Aarti ritual at sunset on the bank of the River Ganges
  • A session each of Reiki, Thai massage, aromatherapy massage and reflexology during your stay
  • Access to Ananda’s hydrotherapy facilities

What's not included:

  • International flights to/from experience: call 0208 432 0885 for AX specially negotiated flight rates
  • Optional extras listed
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel and restaurant staff
  • Any visa, customs, airport taxes or similar charges before or after the holiday
  • We cannot guarantee the included hotel breakfast for early departures
  • Drinks during meals unless stated otherwise
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry

Be sure to bring: Yoga clothes; comfortable shoes for walking


SUITABILITY FOR FAMILIES : Suitable for families with adult kids.


If you intend to travel solo, contact us on 0208 432 0885


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GETTING THERE

Typical return Economy flights from London cost around £600 per person and take approximately 12 hours depending on exact flight configurations and layover times. 

Experience start point: Dehradun (DED). Suggested arrival time by 2pm.

End point: Dehradun (DED). Suggested departure time by 11am.


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Extras

 

 

Optional Extras

To customise your experience, you can select any of these extras at an additional cost during the basket stage.

Rafting on the Ganges

Inject some adrenaline into your adventure, with a white water rafting experience along India’s holiest river. In the Himalayan foothills, the Ganges flows with force, and the two-hour trip along its waters makes for an exhilarating excursion. The white water rafting experience is managed by a professional rafting centre, 1.5 hours from the hotel. Please note, this excursion does not run between September and June due to monsoon season.

Kanjapuri Temple Trek

Exclusive one way guided trek to Kanjapuri Temple. The guided trek to the temple is 7kms and the return will be by car. Total time for experience approx 3 hours.

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