Fellow Manip Singh Soin announces two new departures for Fall 2017. The special departures include a trek to the meadows of Tapovan with a Yoga Guru from Bern, and a Photographic Journey to the Camel/Horse Fairs in Rajasthan with British Photographer, Juliette Mills. Contact Mandip or visit his website, Ibex Expeditions to learn more.
Himalayan Yoga Trek
16 – 30 September 2017
Tapovan in Gangotri is the source of the holy Ganges river. The place can be traced for its sanctity for the Yogis who would travel here & meditate. Through this 15 day trek we live the yogic philosophy of ‘Jap’, meditativeness & ‘Tap’ , discipline. We walk the steps that many yogis have walked before in time, undertaking this journey outside, as we explore the stillness & oneness on our inside. Through the filters of philosophy of yoga and every step with awareness, we will have the opportunity to reflect about the places we visit, where we stand in time, what our larger purpose is and where do we aim to reach after all. Learn more.
Fairs of Rajasthan Photography Journey
26 October – 6 November 2017
This is an 12 day trip to Rajasthan with a focus on photography, exploring two very special camel and livestock fairs with cameras – Pushkar and Chandrabhaga. Pushkar Fair is one of the world’s largest camel fairs – a colourful and vibrant spectacle with over 11,000 camels descending on the desert as well as hundreds of Marwari horses, all traded and competed in a huge stadium. Chandrabhaga fair is a small local event but just as interesting to photograph. Over the Kartik Full Moon – We will also visit two other special places in Rajasthan, en route to/from the fairs – equally photogenic in their own way, Udaipur and Jaipur. We will submerge ourselves in the fairs and places with our cameras, or iphones, blending in and capturing the events, people and livestock with our lenses. All levels of photographers are welcome – beginners and experienced alike. This is a group trip working towards a final photographic exhibition on the last night. Learn more.