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Health & Vitality Cooking Retreat in the Himalayas

  • Soul
  • Mind

Healthy Cooking Holiday

Himalayas Wellbeing Travel Experience

Himalayas, India
14 Days
€ 975 combadi price

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Holiday Type
Fixed date/Solo friendly
Running Period
September 1-15 2013

The Combadi Insight:

When I was young, I was told that 'We are what we eat'. Learn how to cook better for yourself and your family. On the side of your meal, de-stress with signature yoga lessons and while in the Himalayas, don't forget your 2-days unforgettable hiking experience.

Holiday Code: BA1

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A Natural Gourmet Cuisine for Health, Happiness & Success. This is a healthy cooking & relaxation retreat for all who wish to change the way they eat and how this can change their lives. A spiritual journey into Indian heritage and cooking tradition of the Hilamalayas. A true cultural exploration feast.

Cooking for ourselves and our loved ones in a wholesome and nutritious way is a challenge!

In this retreat we will focus on how to cook for optimal health, what to cook according to the seasons and how to design meals that are nutritious, balanced and delicious. We will learn about Indian cooking and how the traditional Indian cuisine has supported a 10,000 year old spiritual civilization.

Retreat Highlights

  • Demonstration and hands – on cooking classes with Simone as well as classes with a local Indian chef
  • Theory/Discussion classes – what a healthy diet consists of, 7 components of a complete meal, 5 element theory and menu planning, how to transition to a healthier diet, how to satisfy cravings, and much more!
  • Morning Yoga (Hatha yoga)
  • Nature walks in the mountains
  • Visit to local hot springs
  • 2 nights 3 day trek
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Sweat lodge ceremony

Day 1

Arrive at New Delhi International airport – you will be met at the airport and be transported by Inova AC Toyota (luxury jeeps) to Banjar Valley. On the way we will stop for breakfast and lunch. Upon arrival you will have time to settle in to your room and relax Dinner

Day 2

Morning Yoga Breakfast Free time Lunch Cooking class Dinner Evening discussion

Day 3

Morning Yoga Breakfast Theory Lunch Cooking class Dinner

Day 4

Morning Yoga Breakfast Theory Lunch Cooking class Dinner Evening discussion

Day 5

Morning Yoga Breakfast Day hike with pack lunch to Chaihni Fort Dinner

Day 6

Morning Yoga Breakfast Jeep safari to Manikaren Hot springs in Parvati Valley Return in time for dinner

Day 7

Breakfast Leave for Crystal Mountain - 2 night trek – medium to easy This is a stunning trek that includes: stunning views of the Great Himalayan National Park, visit to the Crystal Mountain mines, lakes, thick forests, temples and villages as well as bird watching and wild herb foraging…

Day 8

Trek continues

Day 9

We arrive back from our trek in the evening in time for dinner

Day 10

Morning Yoga Brunch Sweat lodge ceremony Cooking class Dinner Reflections and discussion

Day 11

Morning Yoga Breakfast Nature walk Lunch Cooking class Dinner Party!

Day 12

Morning Yoga Breakfast Lunch Free time Dinner Inova AC Toyota (luxury jeep) transport to Chandigarh

Day 13

Arrive in Chandigarh in the early morning and take the train to Delhi Transport to hotel Free day to rest or sightsee and shop

Day 14

Check – out Transport to the New Delhi International airport

  • Transport via Inova AC Toyota jeep – from Delhi to Banjar and return to Delhi
  • Transport to airport
  • Double accommodation
  • 3 fresh, mostly organic meals per day
  • Cooking and theory classes
  • 1 full body therapeutic massage
  • Morning yoga
  • Guided walks, 2 nights 3 day Crystal Mountain trek with full service – guides, porters, camping, etc
  • 1 day jeep safari to Manikaren Hot Springs
  • 1 day trek to Chaihni Fort
  • Sweat lodge ceremony

Does not include

  • Airfare
  • Insurance
  • Other beverages and bottled mineral water
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Food in Delhi
  • Laundry
  • Single room supplement charges

What to bring for the trek

  • Sleeping bag – if you don’t have one let us know and we’ll see if there is one available for hire
  • Sturdy hiking shoes with good soles
  • Flash light
  • Comfortable clothes for walking – we suggest cotton shirts and trousers – the sun is intense as you go high in the mountains so it is good to keep your body lightly covered
  • Sweater, scarf, warm socks, thin long underwear – top and bottom (to wear under lighter clothing for warmth in the evenings is handy)
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Day pack
  • camera

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