October 10 - 24, 2018

 Experience India 2018: Culture and Yoga


The birthplace of yoga is magical. Immerse yourself in the culture and witness the brilliance that radiates from this amazing land. Visit treasured sights of India including the Taj Mahal, ancient forts in Jaipur, 8th Century step-wells (3,500 stairs and 13th stories deep) in Rajasthan and the place Buddha taught his first lectures after enlightenment.  We'll spend some time in one of the oldest cities on earth: Varanasi where we'll ride boats on the holy Ganges, visit, feed and walk with elephants in Agra, explore magical tantric temples in Khajuraho and . Then we'll retreat for five days in the unbelievable peacefulness at the Himalayan Institute campus and meditation shrine. It's sure to be an adventure you won't forget!  


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Dates:   October 10, 2018 - October 24, 2018             

Early:      $3,495 paid in full by   May 1, 2018       

Regular:  $3,695 paid in full by  July 1, 2018

Late:        $3,895 paid in full by  September 1, 2018

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"This trip surpassed any expectations I had about exploring India.  We stayed at some fantastic hotels and ate some incredible food.  We even had the pleasure of learning how to prepare some delicious authentic Indian dishes at Rahul and Rajesh’s family house.  The entire trip was filled with such diverse experiences it blows my mind that we were able to do it all in only two weeks.  Luke did such a stellar job of ensuring that we all had a safe, unique and enriching time, I would follow him to the moon if he was doing a tour there.  Our group got to see so many historic temples, palaces and forts that I honestly feel like my knowledge of India's history and culture grew exponentially.  We literally travelled all over India by planes, trains, boats (Varanasi) and automobiles.  What an adventure!!  We even had some luxurious down time in Khajuraho at the Himalayan Institute.  Nearby was a local Ayurvedic spa that pampered us with so much love, I highly recommend treating yourself to some Shirodhara.  Truly my soul was nourished and enlivened by this trip.  Without any hesitation I would go again and again and again.  Thank you Luke, Rajesh and Rahul for all the hard work and thought that you put into this trip.  Your efforts changed my life for the better."                      ~ Aiyisha Jan, 2017

“Travelling in India with Luke and Experience India was truly a "unique unforgettable lifetime experience". Luke and his tour guides were well organized and knowledgeable, making the trip through India easy, safe and rewarding… and doing yoga at sunrise on a rooftop terrace at the Himalayan Institute was incredible and something I'll never forget.”     ~ Cameron

“It was an unforgettable, wonderful experience. Our group made it all the more special. One thing’s for sure, I’m wearing more color now. “     ~ Catherine

“A truly amazing experience.  This was the trip of a lifetime for me - and I’ve visited almost 30 countries.  The tour offered a variety of sites and experiences.  I felt safe and supported throughout the trip, thanks to Luke and the great guides he hired.”   ~  Ellen

“A wonderful experience.  I’ve travelled extensively – both independently and in groups – and I would highly recommend this as a way to get a taste of India and a better understanding of yoga and spirituality.”  ~ Kevin

“Traveling North India with Luke Ketterhagen made the experience effortless.  Luke did an amazing job of organizing the days, chock filled with safe, fun, exciting sites and memorable places to visit and to learn about the history of India.  I would highly recommend that if you would like to visit India, go with Luke as your host.  His demeanor is comforting and one can feel totally fulfilled with the extreme experience of seeing India with him!”   ~ Sandy