The Himalayan Writers Retreat

Let India inspire your writing.

If stimulating the brain helps our writing, then touristy, urban India is a stimulation overdose. But at this retreat, we strive for balance. We'll meet you at the Delhi airport and take you on a day-trip to the Taj Mahal. Then we take you to a surprise - a getaway in Satkhol Village in the Indian Himalayas, custom built for writers. Up here, you can view peaks 5000 ft taller than Denali as you write. In this serenity, you try to channel India and all its chaotic vibrancy into your writing. You continue to discover a sliver of India everyday, but in a calm, rural setting, with time on hand. Experienced mentors and like-minded writers nourish your writing, as does the popcorn on Bollywood film night.  On your way back you re-enter the chaos, and you can choose to see some of Delhi and it's history before you are safely dropped back to the airport for your flight home. 


The Writer's retreat is for intermediate/advanced writers. The retreat is led by Erika Krouse, and supported by Chetan Mahajan and Vandita Dubey.  Retreat details will follow soon. For questions about travel to India, visit our India FAQs page. 

 

Maximum 10 Participants.

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    31 March - 10 April, 2019
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    USD 2500 (includes airport pick and drop, all transfers, in-country travel, twin-sharing stays and taxes). 

The Himalayan Fiction Writers Retreat

Write in the land of Myths and stories.

Are you seeking inspiration to fire up your writing? Maybe it's the ending that not working? Or a particular character you're struggling with? At this retreat, share your work with experts, and other well-meaning writers. Find affirmation of your own work, and the guidance to improve it. 

At this retreat we offer you a mix of chaos and calm. Of stories and stillness. We'll meet you at the Delhi airport and take you on a day-trip to the Taj Mahal. Then we surprise you with silence at a getaway in Satkhol Village in the Indian Himalayas, custom built for writers. The view has peaks 5000 ft taller than Denali. The sounds are of nature, not civilization. In this serenity, you try to channel India and all its chaotic vibrancy into your writing. You continue to discover a sliver of India everyday, but in a calm, rural setting, with time on hand. Experienced mentors and like-minded writers nourish your writing, as does the popcorn on Bollywood film night.  On your way back you re-enter the chaos, and you can choose to see some of Delhi and it's history before you are safely dropped back to the airport for your flight home.


The Fiction Writer's retreat is for intermediate/advanced writers. This retreat is led by Paula Younger, and supported by Chetan Mahajan and Vandita Dubey.  Retreat details will follow soon. For questions about travel to India, visit our India FAQs page. 

 

Maximum 10 Participants.

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    30 Sep - 10 Oct, 2019
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    USD 2500 (includes airport pick and drop, all transfers, in-country travel, twin-sharing stays and taxes). 

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The Himalayan Memoir Writers Retreat

Let India inspire your Memoir.

Your memoir is deeply personal. You’re putting a lot of yourself out there. But sometimes, to truly understand our own selves – to connect with the deepest parts of who we are - we need to experience the unknown. Go to the polar opposite of our comfort zone.


India is that polar opposite.  If stimulating the brain helps our writing, then touristy, urban India is stimulation overdose. At this retreat, we strive for balance. We'll meet you at the Delhi airport and take you on a day-trip to the Taj Mahal. Two days into the retreat you reach the only writing  getaway of its kind in Asia. It is the home of two published authors in Satkhol Village in the Indian Himalayas, custom built for writers. Up here, you can view peaks 5000 ft taller than Denali as you write. In this serenity, you try to channel India and all its chaotic vibrancy into your writing. You continue to discover a sliver of India everyday, but in a calm, rural setting, with time on hand.  


Alex & Chetan guide your writing. Alex Lemon is the writer of two highly acclaimed Memoirs published in the US. Chetan Mahajan's memoir was published by Penguin in India. You spend ten days going from chaos to Himalayan calm, and back. Your mentors and like-minded writers nourish your writing, as does the popcorn on Bollywood film night.  On your way back you re-enter the chaos, and you can choose to see some of Delhi and it's history before you are safely dropped back to the airport for your flight home. 


For questions about travel to India, visit our India FAQs page. 

 

Maximum 10 Participants.

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    17 -27 Mar, 2020
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    USD 2600 (includes airport pick and drop, all transfers, in-country travel, twin-sharing stays and taxes). 

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