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Weather

October is one of the best times to visit Sikkim. It is generally sunny and clear with good mountain views. Average temperature is 14-24˚C or 57-75˚F.


Travel

Arrival October 6th: Arrive at Bagdogra Airport (IXB) (if possible arrive before 1pm to leave time for the 5 hour drive and start time of 6pm)
Departure October 17th: Depart from Bagdogra Airport (after 12pm)

Arrive on Oct 6th by 6pm to:
Chumbi Mountain Retreat & Spa
Naku Chumbong, Pelling, West Sikkim, India – 737111

Please schedule your airport (IXB) pickup with the hotel in advance. Total drive time is 5 hours. This is an additional fee you will be responsible for.

Hotel Contact:
1) Romin Chhetri – Mobile : +91-9933114414 
Email: romin@thechumbimountainretreat.com

2)  Front Desk (Hemant Mukhia / Pemba Lama)
Mobile : +91-9933126619, +91-9933112786


Packing

Please bring:

  • Comfortable, modest attire

  • Warm Jacket for mornings and evenings

  • Small backpack or bag for day trips

  • Good walking shoes

  • Water bottle

  • Flashlight

  • Yoga clothes and head coverings/ turbans/ chunnis for the class will be needed. Any color is fine, however, additional white clothing for special occasions and ceremonies should also be packed.


Food & Energy Snacks

No alcohol is allowed on the spiritual Yatra, eggs will not be served, wholesome vegetarian meals only will be served. All meals will be provided.

Carry glucose, sweets, dried fruits and nuts for when you need energy on a trek. And do not forget to carry water on the way. It is easy to become dehydrated during strenuous exercise.


Medications, First Aid & Personal Items

Bring any prescription medications you may require.

Also, bring with you any first aid supplies like pain killers; antibiotics; cough medicines; breathing apparatus (if required); upset stomach remedies; gauze; tape; and bandages. Government appointed medical dispensaries and a hospital in Sikkim are available, but medical care in the region is very basic and limited.

In addition, women, please bring any personal care and hygiene items you may require as these will not be found easily.


Money & Currency

Very few hotels and tour operators accept credit cards (plastic money), and charge a 2% service tax. Please have cash on hand.


Hiking

We will do some light hiking throughout the training program.  The hikes will not be strenuous in the sense that we will be climbing high.  The hiking will be on level altitude. Using a walking stick will help you to keep your balance and your rhythm while you are walking.


Luggage

You are responsible for your luggage, so only bring what you can comfortably carry. Please bring an additional small backpack for day trips.


Kriya

In preparation for the trip and the altitude, it’s recommended to practice the Kriya for Aerobic Capacity & Efficiency Meditation which can be found on 3ho.org.


$770 is non-refundable. If cancellation is prior to August 1, 2019, the remaining amount paid will be refunded. If after August 1, 2019, no refund will be given.

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