March 30, 2020 2:34 pm
Rick & Geoff’s Excellent Adventure 2020

Meditation Pilgrimage to Kedarnath

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Join us for another unforgettable and transformational journey into the heartland of the Veda.

We’ll start with a day of sightseeing and shopping in Delhi, then travel north by train into the foothills of the Himalayas where we’ll spend two days and nights exploring the magical village of Rishikesh and its surroundings before setting out on a trek to visit some of the world’s most spiritual sites – and the source of our meditation practice. The ultimate destination on our pilgrimage is the holy city of Kedarnath, where we’ll visit a 1,200 year old temple built by Adi Shankara, one of the great masters of our tradition.

During our 11 days together, we’ll experience many aspects of magical India, including its busy urban life, its ancient temples, the staggering beauty of the Himalayas, local crafts and traditions, auspicious and powerful ceremonies, and, of course, meditation and advanced Vedic knowledge that will expand your consciousness and transform your experience of life.

This year, we’ll once again be accompanied by Vedic Master Pandit Baskaran, who will perform powerful and auspicious ceremonies, and we’ll dive deeply into Vedic knowledge and meditation, all designed to expand and transform your experience of life.

During our stay at Sattva Center, we’ll be treated to daily Sattva Yoga sessions led by Anand Mehrotra and his team of world class instructors, and Geoff will be offering private Jyotish (Vedc Astrology) readings for those interested in experiencing one of the oldest sciences.  It is designed to help you with your evolution through life. He will take a look at your journey through life and help you navigate the dharmic and karmic path and make sure you are on track to be your best self.

For those who have not yet learned Vedic Meditation, we will be offering a discounted opportunity to be initiated into this powerful and life-changing practice while in. The introductory course will also be open to any current Vedic Meditators who would like a refresher at no charge.

After the enormous success of last year’s retreat, we’re opening up 15 spaces this year – Do not pass up this opportunity!

Retreat Fee

  • Shared Room: USD$2,775 / AUD$4,175
  • Single Room: USD$3,375 / AUD$5,075

Instalment payment plans available

Early Bird Discount (pay in full by May 20)

  • Shared Room: USD$2,475 / AUD$3,675
  • Single Room: USD$2,975 / AUD$4,475

Optional Add-Ons

  • Vedic Meditation Instruction: USD$250 / AUD$375
  • Receive an Advanced Technique (for those who’ve been regularly practicing Vedic Meditation for at least one year): USD$250 / AUD$375
  • Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) Reading with Geoff: USD$135 / AUD$200
  • Trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahal and Red Fort : USD$150/AUD230  – this will not be led by Geoff or Rick, but can be added onto the beginning or end of your trip for you if you wish.   We have an amazing guide and agent if you would like us to organise this for you. 
What’s included:
  •  All travel within India
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • English speaking drivers and city guides
  • Accomodations in Delhi, Rishikesh, and Kedarnath
  • Daily Knowledge Sessions
  • Daily Sattva Yoga sessions in Rishikesh
  • Daily group meals
  • Excursions to temples, cultural sites, and ceremonies (transportation, guide, and admission fees)
What’s not included:
  • Roundtrip airfare to India
  • India tourist visa
  • Non-group meals and snacks
  • Non-group taxis/car service
  • Tips for drivers, porters, hotel staff, and guides
  • Incidental hotel expenses (laundry service, room service, etc.)
  • Optional activities such as spa treatments, shopping, etc.

Proposed Itinerary

a final itinerary will be provided a few weeks in advance of the trip

Day 0: Tuesday, October 20

Arrive Delhi, group dinner & welcome

Day 1: Wednesday, October 21

Delhi tour and shopping.
Birla Temple
Hanuman Temple

 Day 2: Thursday, October 22

Travel to Rishikesh/Sattva Center via train and car

Day 3 & 4: Friday, October 23 & 24

Explore Rishikesh and its surroundings
+Maharishi Ashram
+Vashistha Cave 

 Day 4: Saturday, October 24

Travel to Guptkashi (6-hour drive from Rishikesh)

 Day 5 & 6: Sunday, October 25 & Monday, October 26

Travel to Kedarnath (1.5-hour drive + 16km trek)
Explore Kedarnath and its surroundings

Day 7: Tuesday, October 27

Travel to Rishikesh/Sattva Center (16km trek + 7.5-hour drive)

 Day 8: Wednesday, October 28

Free day (relax at Sattva, explore Rishikesh)

Day 9 & 10: Thursday, October 29 & Friday, October 30

Explore Rishikesh and its surroundings
Experience an Aarti on the Ganges
Special farewell dinner  

Day 11: Saturday, October 31

Retreat ends, depart for airport
There will be a Sattva yoga journey in the morning – so flights out should be made for the afternoon or evening.  

+The retreat will be finishing in Rishikesh, so you will need to have a flight that goes from Rishikesh airport (Dehradun) – and then connect in Delhi.   There is also options to stay longer in Rishikesh, or we can also organise an overnight airport in Delhi (Aerocity)+ 


Australian Pricing

Price includes: accommodations, meals, and transportation within India
Not included: travel to India, personal shopping money, tips.

Shared Room (Early Bird – Pay in full by May 20) $3,675 AUD
Shared Room (Payment plan available) $4,175 AUD
Single Room (Early Bird – Pay in full by May 20) $4,475 AUD
Single Room (Payment plan available) $5,075 AUD

International Pricing

Price includes: accommodations, meals, and transportation within India
Not included: travel to India, personal shopping money, tips.

Shared Room (Early Bird – Pay in full by May 20) $2,475 USD
Shared Room (Payment plan available) $2,775 USD
Single Room (Early Bird – Pay in full by May 20) $2,975 USD
Single Room (Payment plan available) $3,375 USD

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