Before you are too weak or too old, you must meet and merge with the beloved Himalayas. - Sadhguru
About Himalayas
The word "Hima" in Sanskrit means "snow" and the word, "alaya" means "abode". But the mighty mountain ranges of the Himalayas are more than just an abode of snow. They are Mother Nature’s biggest miracle. The Himalayas are the roof of the world, overwhelming us with their sheer magnificence and size and humbling us by giving us a true perspective of how small and insignificant we humans are. Home to eight of the ten highest mountains in the world, with Mount Everest being the highest, the Himalayas are revered the world over. While adventurers look at the Himalayas as a constant challenge that helps them discover their inner strength, for those on a quest for beauty, these mountain ranges offer the most virgin, pristine and stunning landscapes ever known to man. But for individuals on a spiritual journey, the Himalayas are the ultimate destination.
These ancient mountains are considered the abode of the gods and the spiritual center of the world. Hundreds of temples and shrines dot the Himalayan foothills even as the mist-shrouded snow-capped peaks have given birth to many mythological stories and legends that form the backbone of India's many cultures and religions. In fact, a trip to the Himalayas is considered to be the ultimate pilgrimage in South-East Asia.
Himalayan Sacred Walks, a program by Isha Sacred Walks, offers you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to embark on this journey to the beautiful temples and sacred spaces of the Himalayas. Here are seven reasons why you should not miss the chance to be a part of the Himalayan experience.
  • According to Hinduism, the Himalayas are the abode of Shiva. They are home to India’s most significant spiritual spaces like Kailash Manasarovar, Amarnath, Vaishno Devi Temple, the Char Dhams – Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri – as well as many beautiful monasteries and Buddhist gompas.
  • The Himalayas are also known as Giriraj or the "King of Mountains", which is a deity by itself in the Hindu pantheon. The Himalayas have also been personified as the god Himavat, the "God of Snow", who is the father of Ganga, Saraswati and Parvati.
  • The mystical, enchanting Himalayan mountains are a treat for your senses. View some of the most breathtaking panoramas on Earth, enjoy the crisp mountain air on your skin, listen to the chants of devotees along with the songs of the wind and smell the wondrous fragrance of the mountain trees and flowers.
  • The Himalayas are the source of the Indus Basin, the Yangtze Basin and the Ganga-Brahmaptura, which are three of the world's primary river systems.
  • Geologists have performed tests over years to prove that the Himalayas, covering an area of 612,021 sq. kms, across six countries — Bhutan, India, Nepal, China, Afghanistan and Pakistan — are geologically alive. This mammoth mountain range is said to be moving approximately 20mm every year! The Himalayas have always been the source of immense peace, tranquility and enlightenment for countless sages, yogis and spiritual gurus including Adi Sankaracharya, Guru Gobind Singh, Vivekananda and many others. Sadhguru always felt a deep affinity for these sacred mountains as well. Every year, devotees undertake the holy trek in spite of all the challenges they face due to extreme geographical and weather conditions. This is the beauty of this sacred space.
For all these reasons and more, a trip to the Himalayas with the Himalayan Sacred Walks is an intense spiritual experience, complete with the inclusion of meditation sessions, satsangs, spiritual discourses and much more. The 10-day trip will take you through Haridwar, Rishikesh, Uttarkashi, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Gangotri, Guptakashi, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Himalayan Sacred Walks offers you the opportunity to soak in the sacred energies of these enchanting and majestic mountains and come back deeply transformed.
With our team of highly skilled, trained and dedicated teachers and volunteers ever ready to help you with every step you take on this memorable journey, you will be enveloped in a sense of endless energy, tranquility and oneness.
Come be a part of this beautiful and enlightening journey with us.

Dates / Registration

Group Arrive/Depart at New Delhi Communication Language Registration Status

27th Sep to 07th Oct, 2021

English CLOSED

27th Sep to 07th Oct, 2021

English CLOSED

29th Sep to 09th Oct, 2021

English / Tamil CLOSED
  • The given dates are to and from New Delhi, India
  • The registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants are required to be at one of these two meeting points:

  • New Delhi Railway Station – 8:00 am on the first day of the program
  • OR
  • New Delhi (Indira Gandhi) Airport – (Terminal 1 Arrivals-C Gate-5) by 09:00 am on the first day of the program. Please meet us outside the gates of this arrivals terminal.

Please Note:

  • The shuttle from Terminal 3 will take approximately 30 minutes to reach Terminal 1C.
  • Please plan your arrival time accordingly so you can be outside Terminal 1C by 9am.
  • Terminal 3 is for International Arrivals and some Domestic flights arrive here as well.
Registration Process
  1. When you are ready to register, please submit the Application Form here or feel free to contact us, so we can further assist you with your registration
  2. Applications are processed on a first-come-first-served basis
  3. We will send you a confirmation of your registration within two weeks of receiving your registration form, required documents and medical reports

Isha maintains the right to accept or reject any application without providing an explanation.

Program Itinerary
Conveniences Offered
Isha Yoga Programme

It is necessary to have completed an Isha Yoga program (either Shambhavi Mahamudra, Shakti Chalana Kriya or Isha Kriya with Inner Engineering Online).


 Be physically and mentally fit.

Please note that this trek is not advised for pregnant women and those suffering from chronic health problems like epilepsy, heart ailments, uncontrolled BP, diabetes, asthma, psychological problems, physical disabilities and obesity.

Program Guide

As we will be traveling by bus, it is advisable to pack as light as possible. A trekking bag with waterproof cover is needed for the treks and also to carry the daily luggage and frequently used items inside the bus. The rest of the items can be packed in a suitcase or a handbag. Due to the confines of space, it is necessary to keep luggage on the bus roof; therefore it is advisable to bring bags that are rain resistant and durable.

We recommend the following items:

  • Rain-proof jacket with hood and pant – 1 each
  • Overcoat / Jacket – 1
  • Warm T-shirts / sweatshirts and pants – 2 each
  • Regular clothing (please avoid saris / dhotis) – 6 sets
  • Sweater and shawl – 1 each
  • Thermal innerwear – 2 pairs
  • Wide rim hat – 1
  • Woolen cap and scarf – 1 each
  • Water-proof / resistant trekking shoes with a good tread / grip– 1 pair (e.g. Nike, Adidas, Reebok, etc.)
  • Woolen gloves – 1 pair
  • Woolen socks – 2 pairs
  • Cotton socks – 2 pairs
  • Camera (optional). Please note that video cameras are not permitted.

Other essential items:

  • Personal clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Inflatable pillow
  • Small flask
  • Sunscreen lotion (50 SPF or more)
  • General footwear
  • Towels
  • Regular prescribed medicines
  • Toilet tissues
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Powerful flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Extra large plastic garbage bags – 4 / 5 (to protect your clothes from moisture)

BSNL and Airtel cell phones work fairly well in the Himalayan region.


Weather conditions from May to September can be expected to be dry and sunny, with precipitation in July and August. Daytime temperatures can be as high as 20 to 25 degrees centigrade. Night-time temperatures can drop as low as 0 to -5° Celsius.

Contact Us
"Isha Sacred Walks"
Thannerpandal, Velliangiri Foot Hills,
Ishana Vihar Post,
Coimbatore – 641 114
Tamil Nadu, India
Overseas Registration Contact:



+1 612-562-9330




+44 7920 774615 (7pm-10pm UK time)




+65 9062 2704




+961 3972159


India Registration Contact:

Tamil Nadu, Karnataka & Kerala


+91 9488 111 333




+91 8885 000 333


Rest of India


+91 9488 111 555 / +91 9488 123 555


Frequently Asked Questions
  • You must be medically fit, holding a valid passport with 180 days of validity.
  • Entry into Tibet on diplomatic passport is not permitted.
  • People above 65 years of age are requested to undergo additional medical tests to determine their physical fitness.

Participants must be between 18 and 65 years of age. Participants below the age of 18 must either be accompanied by a parent/guardian or a consent form needs to be signed by them. People above 65 years of age are requested to undergo additional medical tests to determine their physical fitness.

A valid passport is needed with a minimum validity of 180 days from the last date of the Kailash sojourn.

  • Indian nationals do not require a visa for Nepal
  • Non-Indian nationals require a 15-day multiple entry visa which can be availed on arrival at Kathmandu airport, Nepal.
  • Visa for Tibet will be organized by Isha

There could be expenses, if you choose to hire a pony or a porter during the trek.

You may be required to travel for a 5 hr – 8 hr stretch.

Pay phones are available almost everywhere. BSNL and Airtel cell phones work fairly well in the Himalayan region.

Although home to many scenic and tourist places where there has been a lot of development, the places of pilgrimage still remain very basic in terms of conveniences. Therefore, the quality of accommodation can be very basic and it may be necessary at times to share a room with a few others.

Yes. You are required to trek through high altitude regions. In such places, air pressure and density is decreased compared to mean sea level and people may suffer from hypoxia (oxygen deficiency). Participants hence need to be screened thoroughly before they are exposed to high altitudes.

Yes, it is necessary to undergo medical examination every time before going to a high altitude region.

By undergoing all the medical tests mentioned in the medical form and consulting your physician about your fitness to travel to a high altitude of 19,000 feet and above.

Yes, you are advised to take sufficient stock of medicines to last the entire duration of the trip.

A qualified and well-equipped doctor specially trained to handle high-altitude sickness and other conditions that may arise, will accompany you throughout the program.

Warm clothing such as thermal wears, gloves, woolen socks, etc are available in major cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, etc. For shoes, any brand such as Nike, Adidas or Reebok offers good water-resistant shoes and are available in almost all cities and towns.

You can either submit the form online or a registration form can be sent to you on request. You are also required to send us three copies of your passport (front and back pages with all relevant personal and passport details) along with four passport size photos. A passport scan via email is also accepted. A medical form is attached with the registration form with necessary instructions. This should be signed by a registered medical practitioner.

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