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Learn Skiing While Staying At This Boutique Homestay Near Manali
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5 Days · 4 Nights
₹ 15,799
/ person
Location
Himachal Pradesh
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Overview

Get ready for an immersive experience of skiing at an off-beat destination located in the Barod village of Manali, surrounded by the giant upper Himalayan ranges. On this Mindful Retreat, unwind at the homestay located at the edge of beautiful apple orchards and overlooking the mighty Hampta Pass, offering 5 bedrooms, a small front yard, a gorgeous unrestricted terrace, and a cozy common room with plenty of beautiful unrestricted views! Hike to the picture-perfect Barod Parsha waterfall, 15 minutes from the retreat, and be greeted by the pine forests and undefined hiking trails all around. Come, and weave stories at this winter wonderland!

Book now to avail free one-time rescheduling option. Let us know 72 hours ahead of the stay and pick another date as per your convenience within the next three months.

Experiences:

  • Learn skiing
  • Experience a hot spring bath
  • Bonfire, music, and games
  • Guided waterfall hike
  • Lunch with the community

Stay and Host:

  • Deluxe rooms on double occupancy basis @ Rs 15799 per pax
  • Deluxe dorm beds @ Rs 13799 per pax
  • The price includes stay, meals, and mentioned activities
  • Pets are not allowed at this retreat
  • Piyali Kar who alternates with a volunteer, would be your host at the retreat and would love to show you a slice of this heaven on your travel journey.

For the activity, you will require: 

  • Sunglasses are a must on sunny days in the snow. They can be lifesavers.
  • Sunblock is compulsory to avoid sunburns.
  • Emergency medicines
  • Ample warm clothing for day to day including socks, headbands, and gloves.
  • Hair Blow Dryer
  • Personal water bottles for activity.
  • The hot spring bath is a clean and mixed private bath, along with you, there will be all your ski batch mates. You can carry swimming trunks and bras for it. Whatever you are comfortable with.
  • Carry healthy snack food like dry fruits and Energy bars which can keep you fed during the activity.

How to reach:

You can find ‘The Other Destination’ on google maps here.

By Air: Book a flight for Bhuntar (Kullu), followed by a drive of about 1 hour and 10 minutes to the destination.
By Bus: Book an overnight bus for Manali from Delhi or Chandigarh. Night buses drop off early in the morning at the Manali bus stand. Take a taxi to the property for about 500 INR.
By Road: Enjoy a scenic drive for about 11hrs of national highways to reach Manali. Cabs are available for Chandigarh (7hrs) or Delhi (11hrs).

 

Itinerary
  • Arrival and check-in at ‘The Other Destination’ homestay latest by 1:00 pm.
  • Guided evening walk to the nearby waterfall and village. It is not a strenuous activity and can be done by anyone.
  • Return to the homestay for a cozy coffee and bonfire session where you can connect with other travellers. Come here with an open heart, and you’ll be overwhelmed for sure!
  • Start the day at 7 am with breakfast and immediately leave for the ski point in a 4x4 adventure vehicle. It is going to be a fun but strenuous activity, so Timeliness is essential, so is listening to your trainer. Get ready in your gear and snow dress to start the session.
  • Today you will learn how to balance on the ski slopes from 9 am to 1 pm. Basic skiing course is not as tough as it looks, with the right guidance and the right mindframe you can stay back a few days and enjoy the mountains with the locals.
  • The team will return back to the stay for lunch and you can enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
  • Start the day early at 7 am to reach the ski point in a 4x4 adventure vehicle.
  • You shall be taught to maneuver on the slope and taught snow ploughing techniques from 9 am to 1 pm.
  • Enjoy an evening filled with indoor games.
  • Start the day early at 7 am to reach the ski point in an adventure vehicle.
  • Today you will compete against your comrades to win the title of best skier and learn the final tools needed for skiing alone 9 am -1 pm. Take part in other winter snow activities in Solang Valley, on an individual basis.
  • Before lunch, visit a private hot spring bath to wash off the 3 days of hard work from your body.
  • Return back to the stay for lunch and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
  • Time to say your goodbyes after your breakfast.
Inclusions
  • Travel to and from the ski destination.
  • All meals for all days of the retreat.
  • Travel to the hot spring for a bath.
Exclusions
  • Travel to and from the property for any other activity.
  • Bonfires overnight apart from the one complimentary one. Bonfire can be provided on good weather days for a minimum of 300 INR additional cost.
  • Heater in the rooms.
  • Any additional snacks or beverages apart from the 3 fixed meals.

Last-minute change of plans? Let us know 72 hours ahead of the stay and pick another date as per your convenience within the next three months.

In case an experience is cancelled, the refund will be processed within 45 days.

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All bookings for Tripoto Mindful Retreats are non-refundable.

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