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13 Days Yoga, Meditation & Cultural Journey in McLeod Ganj, Northern India

Ram Yoga House, Surya Hotel Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh 176219, India

Yoga Retreat in Dharamsala

Embark on the trail of yoga and Buddhism! This thirteen-day trip will take place in North India, McLeod Ganj, the seat of the Dalai Lama, at the foot of the majestic Himalayas. The inherent serenity and magic that radiates in this particular area attracts people from all over the world and is a sanctuary for many Tibetans. It is the perfect place to get to know a gentle and deep side of India and to practice yoga and meditation in the fresh mountain air.


  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Yoga Ayurveda workshop
  • Guided meditations and mantra chanting
  • Puja (opening ceremony) and Naad Yoga practice (Yoga of Sound)
  • Day hike partly in silence to the Himalaya mountains
  • Exploring McLeod Ganj, the seat of the Dalai Lama
  • 12 nights' accommodation
  • 12 meals

12 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Hindi, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
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You will be accommodated in the beautifully situated Hotel Ram Yoga House which is equipped with a great yoga room with roof terrace. From there you have a fascinating view of the valley, the vastness of the Himalayas and the Dalai Lama Temple (200 m away!). The team around the Yogahaus is geared towards international visitors and will take care of your wishes and concerns (including room service) so that you can fully enjoy your holiday!

You can also arrive on Sunday and reserve a room at the Ram Yoga House. Also after the Yoga trip, there is the possibility to stay a few days in the village. You will still have a lot to explore! We are happy to recommend other accommodation in the surrounding area, among others, a guest house in a traditional Tibetan monastery, as well as Ayurveda centers with integrated hotel.


The focus of the journey is to get to know yoga in its variety and tradition. In addition to the varied yoga practice with Ankur and Anke that is suitable for all levels, other experienced Indian yoga teachers will enrich your knowledge. The most special thing about this trip is that you get both insights into the origins of yoga as well as the deep Buddhist culture.

In addition to the yoga and meditation sessions, we will enjoy historic sights and breathtaking nature. The goal of the journey is to breathe, switch off, arrive, and get to know the country in its beauty and depth.

The first insight into a possible daily routine:

  • 07:30 | Meditation/Yoga/Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • 09:00 | Breakfast
  • Free time for leisure or activities/day-trips
  • 17:00 pm | Yoga, meditation/Pranayama or other activity
  • 19:00 pm | Dinner/evening program

All activities are of course optional and voluntary and can be visited according to your own muse.

You can look forward to a trip to India, which will fill you with positive energy and bring you into contact with your deeply resting life force. You are guaranteed to come home with new inspiration!

Weekly schedule

The thirteen days are very varied. You will experience a pleasant change of physical yoga (asanas), philosophy, meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques), exciting excursions, and time for yourself. You will find relaxation, tranquility, and certainly a new inspiration, from which you will still consume after the trip!

The yoga lessons are offered in German and English.

Included excursions

In addition to the daily yoga practice you will explore the spacious area around the Himalaya Mountains. The following activities and excursions are planned:

  • Visit to the temple of the Dalai Lama Tsuglagkhang
  • Exploring McLeod Ganj (Little Lhasa ), the seat of the Dalai Lama
  • Visit of the Kalachakra temple
  • Visit to the Tibetan Museum (on the history of Tibetan exile)
  • Day hike partly in silence to the Himalaya mountains, followed by a meditation on the summit
  • Visit of and guided meditation at the renowned Tushita Meditation Center in Dharamkot
  • Excursion to the waterfall
  • Traditional Hindu fire ceremony (Puja)


McLeod Ganj is a tranquil mountain village at the foot of the Himalayas, which belongs to the city of Dharamsala and is located about 480 km from the capital Delhi. In addition to the residence of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan government-in-exile is also headquartered here. Therefore, McLeod Ganj is also called Little Tibet.

The place invites both exploring and relaxing. In the cozy cafes you can enjoy your chai tea overlooking the majestic mountains and taste the Tibetan cuisine. In the small shops you can get the most important things. There is even a small supermarket and pharmacies in town. A few steps out of McLeod Ganj you are right on a trail in the breathtaking nature and silence.


You will receive the necessary energy boost for the yoga practice and a healthy body feeling from the delicious Indian cuisine, which is linked to the Ayurvedic nutrition philosophy. You can expect a wholesome, healthy food that gives you a special taste experience. The dishes are vegetarian and vegan, prepared according to yogic philosophy, and in harmony with man and nature.

12 meals are included, depending on the day it will be whether breakfast or the dinner.

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Lactose Free
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Sound healing

Spa treatments

Ayurvedic massages

What's included

  • 12 nights' accommodation in a double room
  • 12 meals
  • Daily Yoga classes
  • Guided Meditations
  • Mantra Chanting
  • Yoga Ayurveda workshop
  • Puja (opening ceremony)
  • Naad Yoga practice (Yoga of Sound)
  • Exploring McLeod Ganj, the seat of the Dalai Lama
  • One-day hike in silence to the Himalaya mountains at around 3000m
  • Yoga philosophy lessons at Chai overlooking the vastness of the Himalayas
  • Excursion to the waterfall, visit of the temples
  • Photo selection “a best of”

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Arrival (airport transfer, etc.)
  • Visa and health insurance
  • Overseas insurance
  • Additional excursions

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

From Dharamsala. Please book your flight to arrive at Kangra Airport (DHM). It is 45 minutes away from McLeod Ganj. Transfer from and to the airport can be organized by the Hotel, please contact soulandsunyoga for more details.

In addition, an e-mail distribution list will be set up in which you will have the opportunity to exchange information with other travel participants about your arrival and departure and, if necessary, to join forces.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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Arrival: Sunday April 18, 2021
Departure: Friday April 30, 2021

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