The New Year is a natural time for reflection, awakening and crafting new goals. It’s a time when many people make New Year’s resolutions to be healthier, happier or more motivated. Imbued with a natural aura of sacred tranquility, Asia is the perfect stage for beginning the New Year refreshed and renewed. Whether you want to get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions, rejuvenate after the holidays or experience a refresher on the wonder of travel, Asia delivers like no other region of the world. Asia’s ancient cultural traditions foster a sense of peace and offer ample opportunity for meditation and personal reflection while ancient lifestyle practices invite physical rejuvenation and healing.
Start your New Year in India, the land of Mahatma Gandhi, with a journey of compassion and devotion. For travelers seeking spiritual awakening and physical rejuvenation, Asia Transpacific Journeys offers a unique experience in mystical northern India, an idyllic Asian location rich in history and sacred traditions. You and your traveling companions will be privately transferred through the scenic Himalayan foothills to Ananda in the Himalayas, a holistic retreat that specializes in a contemporary approach to the Indian healing system of Ayurveda. This ancient medical system depends on the identification of one’s dominant dosha, or physical constitution, from among the three types: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. An individualized diet, exercise routine, spa treatment and meditation practice is then proscribed to restore and maintain good health. Detoxification of mind and body is encouraged with daily yoga lessons for all levels of practitioners. Guided, meditative nature walks offer the chance to take in the stunning surroundings. A wide selection of innovative, personalized spa treatments compliment your Ayurvedic experience. And experienced chefs prepare meals specially suited for your body from the freshest, local ingredients.
To delve deeply into the contemplative side of the New Year, journey to Bhutan, a quixotic Himalayan kingdom where mediation is a way of life. Visit centuries-old monasteries that have only recently opened their doors to the world. Find inner peace, has you join monks in slowing down your breath and mind at iconic monasteries. Then join a local, farming family for tea and snacks in their humble home to understand that Bhutan’s spiritual abundance expands far beyond its temples and monasteries.
For a different perspective on relaxation and rejuvenation, Asia Transpacific Journeys offers a quintessential Japanese spa experience. Yamanaka, a quaint village that preserves the ancient Japanese hot spring tradition, is perfect for escaping the bustle of everyday life. Check into a luxurious ryokan (traditional inn) and don fine cotton robes, customary attire at a Japanese spa. Then tuck into an elaborate welcome kaiseki supper of carefully prepared and presented dishes. After dinner, soak in the ryokan’s atmospheric natural hot spring pools. In the following days, immerse yourself in Japanese tradition while strolling through the picturesque village, trying your hand at making Japanese paper, sipping on Sake or rolling out soba noodles.
Whether you desire a holistic retreat in the Himalayas, a tranquil Japanese spa experience or another rejuvenating vacation of your own creation, Asia Transpacific Journeys delights in using their in-depth regional knowledge to assist you in experiencing a perfectly fulfilling and rejuvenating beginning to the New Year. Asia Transpacific Journeys welcomes you to begin your spiritual detox with us, during your future travels to Asia.