May 19th - June 3rd 2014

Journey To the Source

Deep Travel in India with Swami Sundaranand, Shahabuddin, and Kothraneda

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Dear Adventurous travelers,

As many of you know, we are offering an exciting trip in May to Gangotri, the source of the Ganges River in India. This journey is especially powerful as we will be visiting with Swami Sundaranand Ji who is in his late 80s, and we’re not quite sure how long he will be available to share his blessing and his teaching.

To experience his presence, his meditations and prayers, in the very place where he began his journey with his teacher Master Tapovan Maharaj 62 years ago makes this pilgrimage life changing.

As we are making the final arrangements in the next few weeks it is imperative that you let us know of your interest. There has been some misunderstanding about the itinerary, in that there is an optional 3-day hike offered as part of the trip. This is not mandatory, but only offered for those who are both physically fit and desire to go even further up into the glacier. I myself will not be going on the hike, but will be staying in Gangotri with Swamiji where we will continue to offer a daily program of prayer and meditation.

June 2 – June 11, 2014

Kashmir & Ladakh

With Sanjay and Akbar Chris Miller

We are also offering a 10-day extension of this trip which will be guided by our dear friends Sanjay and Akbar Chris Miller, which will journey to Ladakh (which today is more Tibetan than Tibet since China moved in) and Kashmir, one of the most beautiful places on the planet, and Sanjay’s hometown. If you are interested in just going to Ladakh and Kashmir, you are most welcome to just journey on that part.

There are some young murids who would benefit greatly by coming on this trip. They are all employed in entry-level positions which do not give them any surplus income. David Less Tours is willing to donate all costs above the very basic raw cost for their place in the trip, if we can help them financially just cover the base cost. These are young mureeds (ages 17 and 25). Because this contribution will be connected to David Less Tours, we cannot offer any possibility of a charitable donation tax deduction. If you feel called, please call Akbar for Details – (941) 993-9994,, or mail a check made to David Less Tours to 2372 Arden Drive, Sarasota FL 34232.

As I age I am more and more aware that life is the journey both outer and inner and at times it requires clear fortitude to go out of our comfort zone. Please join Kothraneda (Annapurna) and me for this exciting adventure.

Love and Blessings,
Shahabuddin & Kothraneda Less

Itinerary & Pricing:

All plans on the itinerary are subject to change due to factors beyond the control of David Less Tours, Ltd., and to accommodate the guidance of our hosts Swami Sunderanand, and Shahabuddin David Less.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
May 19th 20 21 22 23 24 25
Arrive to Delhi Daily Meditations with Shahabuddin begin.

Visit the Dargah of Inayat Khan
Morning meditation with Shahabuddin.

Visit the Dargah of Inayat Khan and the Hope Project.

Shopping, Free time in Delhi
Flight to Dehradun, drive to Competant Palace Hotel.

Possible visit to see Swami Sunadanand at the Mango Orchard.

Night in Dehradun
Schedule determined by Swami Sundaranand and Shahabdudin David Less. Schedule determined by Swami Sundaranand and Shahabdudin David Less. Schedule determined by Swami Sundaranand and Shahabdudin David Less.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
26 27 28 29 30 31 June 1st
Schedule determined by Swami Sundaranand and Shahabdudin David Less. Schedule determined by Swami Sundaranand and Shahabdudin David Less. Leave Dehradun

Travel to Rishikesh
Free day in Rishikesh, night in Rishikesh Leave Gangotri, Night in Rishikesh Leave Rishikesh

Fly to Delhi

Afternoon & Evening Free time in Delhi
Sightseeing in Delhi

Group going to Ladakh and Kashmir Depart for Kashmir

Kashmir & Ladakh details TBA
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
2nd 3rd 4 5 6 7 8
Morning program
Farewell Lunch

Depart for Home

Journey to the Source with Swami Sundaranand & Shahabuddin Price:

Single Occupancy Room: +$750 / 575 EUR*
Extra Night: +$150/ 115 EUR* Per Night
Travel to Gangotri by Helicopter Est. Price: $1200 Round Trip / Person

Kashmir + Ladakh Price:

Single Occupancy Room: +$500 / 375 EUR*
Extra Night: +$150/ 115 EUR* Per Night

Payment may be made in North America by check written to David Less Tours LTD or by credit card (+ a 3% service charge), by calling (941) 677-834*Euro price will be based off a conversion from Dollars at rate of March 15th 2014 (final date of payment for the trip). Price includes all domestic flights within India, all tour travel within India, breakfast, dinner, and some lunches. Does not include extra beverages, and some tips.These prices are based on the number of non-scholarship attendees. Some limited scholarships are available for this trip.

A deposit of $1,000 / 750 EUR is required to reserve your place. If you are intending to go, please send in your deposit and let us know now.Full payment for the trip is required by March 15th, 2014.

Please send your registration to: Deposits may be mailed by check or transferred by bank account for those in Europe. Please contact for questions or details.

Registration should be sent as soon as possible to confirm your space on the tour, and may be submitted online via our form, or downloaded, printed, and emailed, or mailed.