Adventure Retreats by Life Away From Life

LAFL runs life-changing adventure retreats in some of the most iconic and transformational destinations on earth.

If you are looking to rekindle you inner fire, reconnect with your passions, and retake control of your life through challenging physical adventures, immersive cultural experiences, and powerful conversations with like-minded travellers – then our Adventures are for you!

Explore our different programs options below. You can sign up for one of our set departure programs or create your own customized Adventure Retreat for you and your friends!

#1 Meditation, Hiking & Yoga Retreat in Bhutan

Bhutan Retreat

This Meditation, Yoga & Hiking program is a powerful 7-day retreat in Bhutan that gives you a chance to dive deeply into a guided journey of personal exploration and discovery. This is the perfect place to begin your journey to wellness and enlightenment. Restore your body, mind and soul with yoga, healing foods and holistic therapies, and explore the beauty of this tranquil nation.

It includes exciting and challenging physical adventures, opportunities for cultural immersion, facilitated group discussions and personal reflection activities, meditation sessions, morning & evening yoga sessions conducted by our experts.

The retreat is open to all levels of yoga practitioners including beginners.

Read more http://bit.ly/BhutanRetreat

 

#2 Hiking & Yoga Retreat in Coorg, Karnataka, India.

Adventure Retreats

 

This Hiking & Yoga program is a powerful 5 day retreat in Coorg, Karnataka, India, that give you a chance to dive deeply into a guided journey of personal exploration and discovery. It includes exciting and challenging physical adventures, opportunities for cultural immersion, facilitated group discussions and personal reflection activities, optional one-on-one coaching, and optional morning yoga and/or meditation.

You’ll explore, make new friends, and reconnect with yourself!

Read more : http://www.lifeawayfromlife.com/wordpress/tours/hiking-yoga-retreat-coorg/

 

WHY LAFL ADVENTURE RETREATS?

 

Travel can be a rewarding and transformational experience.

When you get out of your head, out of your comfort zones, and into the world, amazing things tend to happen: Perspectives shift, creativity is unleashed, and things that once seemed like insurmountable challenges become incredible opportunities for growth.

At LAFL, we leverage the transformational power of travel by combining carefully curated adventures with inspirational and authentic group conversations to give you a truly life-changing experience.

Announcing 3 top short motorcycle trips in the month of November 2017.

Motorcycling has been a passion with Life Away From Life.
Designing short biking trips , which can fit over the weekends, has been our top interest.

here’s the top 3 in the month of November 2017:

#1 Dang Forest Motorcycle trip – Gujarat

Dang forest motorcycle tour

The Motorcycle trip to the Dang’s from Mumbai is one of the most beautiful short road journeys over the weekend.

The 300 kms one way route passes through teak forests,sugarcane, onion fields, grapes & Strawberry  farms, some excellent highways and awesome eateries.
when you make it to Dang, you find everything changed in one stroke. The air is cold and misty. The smell is predominantly of the wild.

2 days 1 night

Dates : 4th , 11th , 18th , 25th Nov 2017

More details : http://bit.ly/DangMotorcycleTrip

 

#2  Coorg Motorcycle trip – Karnataka

Motorcycle trip to Coorg

The 300 kms one way route passes through teak forests,coffee plantations, some excellent highways and awesome eateries.when you make it to Coorg, you find everything changed in one stroke. The air is cold and misty. The smell is predominantly of coffee, but still with a hint of dried ginger, cardamom and orange in that order.

3 days 2 nights

Dates : 3rd , 10th , 17th , 24th Nov 2017

More details : http://bit.ly/BikeToCoorg

 

#3 Kumaon Motorcycle trip – Uttarakhand

Kumaon Motorcycle trip

The idea is to explore very remote places in the Kumaon Himalayan region of Uttarakhand in India. It’s going to be a 7 day expedition on motorcycles and some real hardcore riding on the hills.

7 days 6 nights

Dates : 3rd , 10th , 17th , 24th Nov 2017

More details : http://bit.ly/KumaonMotorcycleTrip

 

Top 3 Most Popular
Diwali vacation trips

by Life Away From Life

Top 3 most popular trips trips suggested by Life Away From life during the diwali vacations of 2017.

1: The Great Indian Desert Trek – Bikaner , Rajasthan, India.

The desert, and the act of moving through it, is a wonderful place for cleaning the mind of all our daily thoughts and worries. The desert and its dunes stretch for miles and miles. Then a few more miles before the evening meal, a roaring fire, music, singing and a night under the stars as you have never before seen them.
Lying on the dunes, watching the star studded sky, with the chill breeze and a hot cuppa coffee is our idea of spending an evening in the desert.

You will return from the desert feeling mentally clean and rested.

 We would stay in tents in the middle of desert. Join us.

more details : http://bit.ly/GreatIndianDeserttrek

2: The Little Rann of Kutch – Kutch , Gujarat, India.

The Little Rann of Kutch proudly boasts of being one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in India. It sprawls over some 4950 sq ft in area. It is rich in biodiversity and is an ecologically important area for wildlife and many local and migratory waterbirds like cranes, ducks, pelicans, flamingos and land birds like sandgrouse, francolins and the Indian bustards.It is also home to various unique mammals apart from wild ass such as the Indian wolf , desert fox  and nilgai. Experience it .

more details : http://bit.ly/LittleRannofKutch

3: Motorcycle trip to Coorg- Karnataka, India.

Motorcycle trip to Coorg

Bored on the weekend ?? Nothing to do ??

Join us for an exciting motorcycle trip to Coorg from Bangalore.
The Motorcycle trip to Coorg from Bangalore is one of the most beautiful short road journeys over the weekend.

The 300 kms one way route passes through teak forests,coffee plantations, some excellent highways and awesome eateries.
when you make it to Coorg, you find everything changed in one stroke. The air is cold and misty. The smell is predominantly of coffee, but still with a hint of dried ginger, cardamom and orange in that order.

more details : http://bit.ly/BikeToCoorg

LAFL organised an adventure trip for the Indian Navy ( Colaba, Mumbai) to Matheran in Maharashtra.

This trip included Trekking, workshops on Rock Climbing & Rappelling basics, Traversing.

The workshops were conducted by Mr Prateek Deo – CEO LAFL, Adventure Coach.

Climb a mountain.

I used to read it every morning when I was getting dressed up before going to work. I hope you will find something on it useful for you.

Manual for Climbing Mountains by Paulo Coelho

Choose the mountain you want to climb

Don’t pay attention to what other people say, such as “that one’s more beautiful” or “this one’s easier”. You’ll be spending lots of energy and enthusiasm to reach your objective, so you’re the only one responsible and you should be sure of what you’re doing.

Know how to get close to it

Mountains are often seen from far off – beautiful, interesting, full of challenges. But what happens when we try to draw closer? Roads run all around them, flowers grow between you and your objective, what seemed so clear on the map is tough in real life. So try all the paths and all the tracks until eventually one day you’re standing in front of the top that you yearn to reach.

Learn from someone who has already been up there 

No matter how unique you feel, there is always someone who has had the same dream before you and ended up leaving marks that can make your journey easier; places to hang the rope, trails, broken branches to make the walking easier. The climb is yours, so is the responsibility, but don’t forget that the experience of others can help a lot.

When seen up close, dangers are controllable

When you begin to climb the mountain of your dreams, pay attention to the surroundings. There are cliffs, of course. There are almost imperceptible cracks in the mountain rock. There are stones so polished by storms that they have become as slippery as ice. But if you know where you are placing each footstep, you will notice the traps and how to get around them.

The landscape changes, so enjoy it 

Of course, you have to have an objective in mind – to reach the top. But as you are going up, more things can be seen, and it’s no bother to stop now and again and enjoy the panorama around you. At every meter conquered, you can see a little further, so use this to discover things that you still had not noticed.

Respect your body

You can only climb a mountain if you give your body the attention it deserves. You have all the time that life grants you, as long as you walk without demanding what can’t be granted. If you go too fast you will grow tired and give up half way there. If you go too slow, night will fall and you will be lost. Enjoy the scenery, take delight in the cool spring water and the fruit that nature generously offers you, but keep on walking.

Respect your soul 

Don’t keep repeating “I’m going to make it”. Your soul already knows that, what it needs is to use the long journey to be able to grow, stretch along the horizon, touch the sky. An obsession does not help you at all to reach your objective, and even ends up taking the pleasure out of the climb. But pay attention: also, don’t keep saying “it’s harder than I thought”, because that will make you lose your inner strength.

Be prepared to climb one kilometer more 

The way up to the top of the mountain is always longer than you think. Don’t fool yourself, the moment will arrive when what seemed so near is still very far. But since you were prepared to go beyond, this is not really a problem.

Be happy when you reach the top 

Cry, clap your hands, shout to the four winds that you did it, let the wind – the wind is always blowing up there – purify your mind, refresh your tired and sweaty feet, open your eyes, clean the dust from your heart. It feels so good, what was just a dream before, a distant vision, is now part of your life, you did it!

Make a promise 

Now that you have discovered a force that you were not even aware of, tell yourself that from now on you will use this force for the rest of your days. Preferably, also promise to discover another mountain, and set off on another adventure.

Tell your story

Yes, tell your story! Give your example. Tell everyone that it’s possible, and other people will then have the courage to face their own mountains”

 

 

  • Prateek Deo

Benefits of Trekking & Hiking

Mental benefits – Stress can disrupt your everyday life, causing health problems and depression. Trekking is a great way to reduce the stress in your life, because of the release of endorphins, which are known to make us happy!

 

 

Other health benefits of Hiking & Trekking  :

HEALTHY HEART – While trekking, a person has to climb up and down which makes the heart pump blood with vigour, so in a way, trekking is a great way to provide much needed exercise for the heart

LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE – 
Logging cardio in the form of hiking can lower blood pressure by four to 10 points, and reduce the danger of heart disease, diabetes and strokes for those at high-risk.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24731832

CONTROLS CHOLESTEROL & SUGAR LEVELS – Trekking on a regular basis decreases cholesterol also. Both the ups and downs have benefits when it comes to lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol.Hiking uphill lowers triglyceride whereas hiking downhill is two benefits of trekkingtimes more effective at removing blood sugars and improving glucose tolerance.

IMPROVED LUNG CAPACITY  – Most trekking tours are organized away from human population which in an area with extensive vegetation that would keep the air cleaner. Taking deep breaths while hiking / trekking increases the tidal volume, ie lung capacity and also clears toxins from the body making you feel rejuvenated.

STRONGER BONES – Trekking requires optimum effort from human body, as it requires stretching, jumping, climbing and dodging at several intervals.  Such small burst of exercises at regular intervals during trekking would help make bones stronger.

IMPROVED MUSCLE TONE – The energy and strain that a trekker requires, would undoubtedly lead to exercising and stretching of each and every muscle in the body, thus making the body flexible and muscles strong. Body gets into a better shape

Benefits of trekking

FLEXIBLE JOINTS – The stretching and exertion, especially in climbing, mobilizes all the joints. This improves the secretion and circulation of the joint fluids improving joint flexibility and strength. Such healthy joints develop arthritis much later than others. Also, hiking / trekking in nature puts less strain on your joints than walking on concrete or asphalt.

PREVENT BACKACHE – The spine is also comprises of many joints, all of which become more flexible and more stable because the supporting muscles become stronger while hiking. Leads to a better posture.

INCREASES IMMUNITY – Already, there is a growing body of scientific research that shows that time spent in the great outdoors is physically and mentally beneficial.Trekking and associated activities also improve immunity by stimulating the lymphatic system.
http://wilderness.org/blog/can-wilderness-boost-your-immune-system-some-surprising-answers

PREVENTS &CURES CANCER – Exposure to forests boosts our immune system. While we breathe in the fresh air, we breathe in phytoncides, airborne chemicals that plants give off to protect themselves from insects. Phytoncides have antibacterial and anti fungal qualities which help plants fight disease. When people breathe in these chemicals, our bodies respond by increasing the number and activity of a type of white blood cell called natural killer cells or NK. These cells kill tumour- and virus-infected cells in our bodies

MENTAL FOCUS& CONCENTRATION – Trekking requires unhindered concentration, and to do that, a person has to clear his thoughts and prepare his mind to face topographical challenges.

 WEIGHT LOSS – Climbing, dodging around boulders and lights runs and sprints is common while on trekking tours.  These physical activities eventually help shed unwanted weight. In fact, trekking at a moderate level of intensity on a regular basis can lead to significant weight loss. Just an hour of trekking can burn upto 500 calories

BETTER THAN A TREADMILL – Unlike the treadmill, trekking offers new scenery, different  terrain, and requires almost no equipment or training. Besides you inhale crisp fresh oxygen instead of the smelly and stuffy gym air and listen to the soothing sounds of chirping birds and flowing streams rather than the unfamiliar loud noise in a gym

MENTAL RELAXATION – Trekking is a great way to reduce the stress in your life, because of the release of endorphins, which are known to make us happy! Taking in the fresh air and nature around you while trekking is a great way to help improve your mental health, and it is believed to also improve memory and functionality of the brain. Breathing in the fresh air, as well as seeing flowers, butterflies, birds and animals can also give you a better appreciation of the world and a sense of calmness and joy.

CURES DEPRESSION – 
A study commissioned by Mind, a leading British mental health charity, suggests hiking contributes to improved mental and emotional health. Focusing on people affected by depression, researchers from the University of Essex compared the benefits of hiking a trail through the woods and around a lake in a nature park to walking in an indoor shopping centre.

BETTER QUALITY OF SLEEP – Regular physical activity has been shown to improve sleep by over 50 percent in those who engage in a regular schedule of exercise. Thus, hiking can be an important part of getting a better night’s sleep. If you choose decide to spend an entire night in nature, or a few nights, you are helping your sleep cycle tremendously.Most of us in the modern world have gotten so used to the artificial lights, noises and distractions of modern technology that our bodies have forgotten how and when it’s time to sleep. A night under the stars is a good way to reset that.

Other Life Benefitstreking

IMPROVE CREATIVITY
PLEASANT MEMORIES
BONDING & TRUST BUILDING
EXPLORING NEW CULTURES

WARNING !!! Hiking / trekking can seriously improve your health.

 

* As suggested by Dr. Abhinav Gupta 

CORPORATE MEDICAL ADVISOR, FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE-TRAINED CLINICIAN, AND HOLISTIC LIFESTYLE + FITNESS+ WELLNESS COACH.

TOP 2 Scuba Diving Trips

by Life Away From Life

Top 2 Scuba Diving trips suggested by Life Away From life

 

1: Scuba Diving in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

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The crystal clear tropical waters surrounding the island of Zanzibar are home to some of the world’s most diverse sea life and colourful reefs.  At Mnemba Atoll marine park turtles are a common site and are used to seeing divers.  At least three pods of dolphins live in the area and are seen on almost all trips and the majestic whale sharks migrates past the island twice a year.  Around the same time of year whales can be seen and a pod of rare humpback dolphins have been sighted many times.  These strange creatures number only twelve hundred in the world and we are lucky enough to have around forty in the area.

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2: Andaman Islands Scuba Diving

scuba diving

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a breathtaking archipelago located east of India. Spread out over more than 800 km in the Bay of Bengal, it looks like the perfect tropical dream.

The islands are famous for its serene, white sandy beaches characterised by sparkling blue waters.
Thickly covered by deep green tropical forest, the archipelago supports a profusion of wildlife, including some extremely rare species of bird, but the principal attraction for tourists lies in the beaches and the pristine reefs that ring most of the islands.

 Filled with colourful fish and kaleidoscopic corals, the crystal-clear waters of the Andaman Sea feature some of the world’s richest and least spoilt marine reserves – perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving.

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TOP 3 Expeditions
by Life Away From Life
2017

  1. Mt. Elbrus expedition- Russia.Date:  9th August 2017.Mount Elbrus expeditionMount Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia and in Europe, and the tenth most prominent peak in the world. A dormant volcano, Elbrus forms part of the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, near the border with Georgia.

    Mount Elbrus – one of the 7 summits, the highest mountain of European continent. Its West summit is 5642 m high, the East one is 21 m shorter – 5621 m.

    Mt. Elbrus is situated between the Black and the Caspian sea on territory of the Russian Federation, only 20 km from the Georgian border. Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano. The last explosion occured about 2000 years ago. The two summits of Elbrus are in fact two craters of volcano. Everywhere on its slopes you can see debris of solidified lava.

    read more : http://bit.ly/ElbrusExpedition.

  2. Kang Yatse 2 peak expedition , Ladakh – India.

    Date : 3rd June 2017.

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    Ladakh has several fascinating peaks to its credit, Kang Yatse being one of them. With a height of about 6400 meters, the trek to the top of it is adventurous and arduous. It  takes you through some amazing valleys, some beautiful rivers and some really quaint villages that give a glimpse into the local life of people here.

    Kang yatse is one of the famous spot for mountaineers and the adventure seekers. The peak is higher than the surrounding mountain ranges.Kang Yatse Lies south east of Leh and its situated in Markha Valley on the top of Nimaling Plateau. This beautiful peak is a desire for all the trekkers doing the Markha Valley, as they are always having a glimpse of this outstanding peak while trekking there. Actually there are two peaks one is easy and non-technical 6200mts high, and the other one is quit technical 6400mts. high. Though there are many options for this summit, but the best way is to combine with the Markha Valley.

    Read more… http://bit.ly/KangYatse2.

     

  3. Mentok Kangri peak expedition, Ladakh – India.

    Dates: 4th July 2017.

    mentok kangri expedition

    Mentok is the Tibetan name of a wild flower growing in the Ladakh region during the summer season. Mentok Kangri, located in the Rupshu plateau in Eastern Ladakh, lies south of the village of Korzok and the highest peak of the range is at 6250 metres. It consists of 3 peaks – Menthok 1, Menthok 2 and Menthok 3, which offer some breath-taking and stunning views of the landscapes of Tso Kar and Tso Moriri. We will start the trek from Korzok village and setup our base camp at a height of 5240 metres. Following a day’s rest at the base camp, we will summit Mentok I (6250m). After a long trek to reach the summit, you will be treated with amazing scenes of the Tso Moriri lake and beautiful horizon of snow, clouds and spectacular landscape all around you.

    This trek is not very demanding technically but is quite challenging for adventurous trekkers.

    Read more : http://bit.ly/MentokKangri