Gateway to the Himalayas: Rishikesh & Haridwar

3 Night Optional Add-On

October 11–October 14, 2019

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Add-On Overview

Add-On Overview

Conclude your journey through the Himalayas with a 3-night spiritual and cultural immersion in Rishikesh and Haridwar.

We will explore and experience shrines of the Himalayan Tradition that sages have visited for centuries, and taste the rich culture of India through events such as the famous Ganga Aarti in Haridwar. These few days will be an excellent complement to our mountain immersion and will bring our yoga practice full circle as we culminate the excursion in the yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh.

Key Highlights

Trek Trek

Shrines of the Divine Mother

  • Surkanda Devi
  • Chandrabadani
  • Kunjapuri

Each of these shakti peethas (famous shrines of the Divine Mother) rest on separate mountain tops, and on clear days visitors are blessed with panoramic views of snowcapped Himalayas.

Devprayag Devprayag


Experience the sacred confluence of rivers where the Alaknanda Ganga and the Bhagirathi Ganga merge to form the holy Ganga that flows throughout India.

Camp Camp

Other Significant Shrines of the Tradition

  • Vir Bhadra: a special shrine of Lord Shiva
  • Bharat Madir: the most ancient shrine in Rishikesh and mentioned in numerous scriptures dating back thousands of years
  • Vashishta Gufa: situated on the banks of the Ganga between Devprayag and Rishikesh, this cave is where the sage Vashishta, Rama’s teacher, did his sadhana (spiritual practice)
Ganges Aarti Haridwar Ganges Aarti Haridwar


  • Explore the markets and corridors of Rishikesh and Haridwar
  • Take a dip in the pristine mountain waters of the Ganga
  • Ganga Aarti in Haridwar

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  • Shared Accommodation: $599
  • Single Accommodation: $899

For more information or to make a balance payment:
Call: (800) 822-4547 x6
Email: [email protected]

Two Ways to Register:

Register online by completing the registration form below and make your payment (deposit or full) in order to save your space.

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Download the Tour Participant Agreement (“TPA”). Print, read, complete, sign. Mail your signed TPA with deposit or full payment.

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If mailing an application, send to:
Himalayan Institute Spiritual Excursions
Attn: Alat Shanti Tigunait
952 Bethany Turnpike
Honesdale, PA 18431 USA