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2022 Himalayan Retreat to Kedarnath and Badrinath, India, June 17th to June 25th
2022 Himalayan Retreat to Kedarnath and Badrinath, India, June 17th to June 25th
2022 Himalayan Retreat to Kedarnath and Badrinath, India, June 17th to June 25th
2022 Himalayan Retreat to Kedarnath and Badrinath, India, June 17th to June 25th

2022 Himalayan Retreat to Kedarnath and Badrinath, India, June 17th to June 25th

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Description

Come along with Spiritual Guru Shailesh on a sacred trip to the ancient Himalayan temples of Kedarnath and Badrinath - considered as the holy abodes of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu respectively. These temples, up high in the Himalayas, are the seats of Divine presence and have been visited by saints, seers, yogis, and pilgrims for thousands of years. Imagine the combined power of Divine presence and innumerable oblations from pilgrims over thousands of years. Such accumulation of energy energizes the water, the soil, and the air of these noble abodes. It is to connect with this ancient, reverend, and eternal Divine energy that we will travel to these destinations. 

Trip Dates: Friday, June 17th - Saturday, June 25th, 2022 (9 Days and 8 Nights)

Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is venerated as one of the twelve jyotirlingas, self-manifested symbols of light. Kedarnath is close to the source of the holy river Mandakini. A visit to Lord Kedarnath blesses the seeker with health, longevity, and spiritual strength.

Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in his aspect of Badrinarayan. It is situated on the banks of the river Alaknanda. According to the legend, Lord Vishnu meditated here while his consort Lakshmi took the form of a Badri (berry) tree to offer him shade. Offering prayers at Badrinath is believed to both purify one’s soul and alleviate accumulated bad karma from previous births.

We will also be visiting Rishikesh and Rudraprayag. 

The environment in these places has Divine vibrations and together they purify different aspects of the soul. Anointing oneself with the holy waters of rivers in these regions creates a sense of purity and upliftment. The chanting and listening of holy mantras during the prayer ceremonies in Rishikesh invigorates the spirit.

Above all, the holy presence of Guru Shailesh - who is unassuming, intense, and jovial at the same time - will keep you encouraged. Advanced initiates of the Divine Heart Center from all over the world will be joining the group. The good company will fill you with enlightening lessons in combining spiritual and material growth, should you wish to learn. Alternatively, you can stay focused within to explore your inner self. Spiritual healing happens automatically by being in the presence of advanced souls in spiritual settings; even when no words or mantras are exchanged.

Registration

Registration is open till March 25th. Space is limited as the travel demand in India during June is high, especially, with the lifting of many COVID restrictions. Please register as soon as possible. The final group selection will be announced by April 10th, 2022. 

Refunds are solely at the discretion of Divine Heart Center. There will be no refunds after April 30th, 2022.

Non-members of the Divine Heart Center

Interested participants who are not members of the Divine Heart Center are welcome to join the yatra upon approval from Guru Shailesh. The Divine Heart Center group is an easy-going group of people who doesn't impose any philosophy on anyone but there are spiritual discussions that happen during these trips. We also expect attendees to be a little flexible in terms of their expectations as sometimes travel plans change when we are up in the mountains - due to weather or new discoveries, such as finding an interesting ancient cave to explore.

We treat all attendees like family and take good care of everyone.

Fitness

Attendees should be fit for travel to high altitudes. There may be an optional trek of about 3-4 hours to visit the temple of Tunganath - the highest temple of Lord Shiva in the world. 

Payments

Payments have to be made through this website. Indian nationals residing in India can pay in Indian Rupees to our organization in India. Please email us at services@divineheartcenter.com for details. Use an exchange rate of INR 76 for USD 1.

Tour Itinerary

Day

Date

Itinerary

Day 1

17th June

Friday

Delhi to Dehradun by flight.

Dehradun to Rudraprayag by road (5-6 hours).

We will be taking a very early morning flight from Delhi (between 6 am and 8 am). Kindly  plan to arrive in Delhi the night before. 

Day 2

18th June

Saturday

Rudraprayag to Kedarnath.

We will use a public chopper service for part of the journey. So please carry a backpack for the night. No large suitcases.

Day 3

19th June

Sunday

Kedarnath to Joshimath

Be prepared for basic accommodations (shared). Kedarnath is located at an altitude of 11,600 feet above sea level.

Day 4

20th June

Monday

 

Joshimath to Badrinath

Maha Abhishek at Pooja at Narsimha Temple. Then drive to the Badrinath temple.


Day 5

21st June

Tuesday

Badrinath 

Trek to Mana village and Vasundhara falls.

 

 

Day 6

22nd June

Wednesday

Badrinath to Rudraprayag


Day 7

23rd June

Thursday

Rudraprayag to Rishikesh

Early exit option. We should be in Rishikesh by 5 pm. One can take a taxi to Dehradun airport at 5 pm and can be at the airport by 6 pm.

Day 8

24th June

Friday

Rishikesh


 

Day 9

25th June

Saturday

Rishikesh to Dehradun Airport.

Dehradun Airport to Delhi Airport by 7 pm.


Inclusions

  • Guru Shailesh’s special blessings and guidance during the sacred tour.
  • The cost includes well appointed accommodation for 9 days and 8 nights.
  •  Transportation for sightseeing, vegetarian breakfast and dinner at hotels and light lunch at local eateries.
  • Roundtrip airfare from Delhi to Dehradun. 
  • Kedarnath accommodation will most likely be shared (2 people in room is expected)
  • For  special needs including discount for kids, please reach out to services@divineheartcenter.com.
  • Services of a local guide at all destinations for sightseeing.
  • Tickets for VIP darshans at certain temples.
  • Tickets for helicopter shuttle for Kedarnath.
  • Special prayers at temples.You can always do more prayers at your own cost but there is no obligation.
  • Road transportation, most likely, by Toyota Innova cars.
  • Driver allowances, fuel, parking.

Exclusions

  • Items of personal nature such as travel insurance, visas, laundry, cell-phone sim cards, mineral water, etc.
  • Meals other than specified.
  • Palki (Palanquin), Porter or Pony charges.
  • Medical and natural disaster emergency evacuations.

Important Guidelines

  • Timings are flexible depending on weather conditions, geo-political reasons, technical reasons, and Government permissions.
  • Passengers are advised to be fit and carry a regular medical kit.
  • Only 5 Kgs luggage per passenger will be permitted due to limited space in the helicopter. We will make arrangement to store extra luggage in a cloak room but kindly don't leave any valuables behind.
  • For the 1 night trip to Kedarnath, passengers should carry a backpack or a duffel bag with a change of clothes. Suitcases or trolley bags cannot be kept in the helicopter. Trolley bags are strictly not allowed.
  • For your convenience, your luggage will travel every day by road and will reach your hotel each evening. Please limit to 1 backpack and 1 suitcase.
  • If an individual’s body weight exceeds 80 Kgs, an extra charge of Rupees 200 per Kg will be levied in the Kedarnath shuttle.
  • There could be a wait time for the helicopter at Kedarnath between 10 minutes to 3 hours depending on shuttle slots, weather conditions, or technical reasons.
  • Passengers may have to be divided into small groups while changing the helicopter at Kedarnath or Guptkashi shuttle depending on their body weight.
  • All hotels are 3 to 4-star status or better.
  • Divine Heart Center, as always, makes every effort to make your journey pleasant and fruitful. This is our eighth India retreat.

Orientation

We will conduct two 45 minute Zoom video sessions to prepare you in April and answer any questions. We will record the sessions for those who are unable to attend.

For privacy reasons, a detailed itinerary and names of hotels will be shared with confirmed attendees only.

We welcome you to share the joy of this sacred journey with us!

Aum Prem Brahm