Lake Tahoe Wellness on the Water

Destination: Lake Tahoe, California

| Activities: Yoga, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Hiking, Wellness

Exercise your mind and body and refresh your soul on the white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe. This mountain paradise will provide our group a healthy dose of nature, crisp alpine air (6,000 feet in elev.), healthy and nourishing meals, and countless outdoor activities. Our wellness-focused retreat includes stand-up paddle boarding (all levels welcome), kayaking, swimming, and hiking. Yoga and meditation sessions will also be offered daily at our beautiful chalet amongst the pines! Rejuvenate while learning about Lake Tahoe both past and present and what the future holds for the largest alpine lake in North America.

Highlights

  • Unwinding alongside the vibrant aqua hues of Lake Tahoe
  • Centering your body and mind through guided daily yoga and meditation
  • Stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and swimming in the most refreshing alpine lake in North America
  • Exploring quaint towns and a lake-side hidden castle
  • Savoring the fresh and healthy simplicity of California cuisine

Departures and Prices

June 22 to June 26, 2023
$2895.00 - FULL
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June 27 to July 01, 2023
$2895.00 - FULL
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Inclusions

  • 1-2 experienced AGC guides based on group size
  • Four nights lodging at our private alpine chalet
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on the Day 5 with the exception of one dinner on your own
  • Round-trip transportation to/from the Reno/Tahoe International airport to our lodging and transportation for all destinations listed on the itinerary
  • Park entry fees

Not included: Travel to and from Reno/Tahoe International Airport from your place of origin, alcoholic beverages, guide gratuities, one dinner, and travel insurance

Trip Documents

Trip Info

This trip is suitable for any woman who enjoys yoga, paddling, and hiking. Yoga is an optional but substantial portion of the itinerary. Yoga sessions will meet a range of abilities from beginner to intermediate/advanced and we recommend participants practice yoga at least once per week in the 2 months leading up to the trip. Paddleboarding and kayaking will be appropriate for first timers. Hiking will be generally low mileage and elevation gain, but may involve navigating rocks, roots, and short steep sections of trail. A rating of 3 requires aerobic conditioning, such as walking vigorously up hills, jogging, paddling, yoga, or stair stepping for 30 - 45 minutes at least 3 - 4 times a week. There are typically 4 to 7 hours of daily activity. Rating: 1 2[3][4] 5

This trip cultivates wellness through daily yoga and meditation combined with active outdoor adventures and healthy local cuisine.

We'll spend the entire trip at a comfortable and beautiful Swiss style chalet about 45 minutes from the Reno Tahoe International Airport. Full price spots on the trip are for a shared room with one other participant, with shared bathrooms, common areas and kitchens. There are 2 single supplements available, one with a shared bath for $300, and one with a private bath for $400.

Below is the proposed itinerary for the trip. As is true on any adventure travel trip, plans for any specific day may be modified due to weather considerations, unforeseen circumstances, new opportunities, and group interests.

DAY 1
Today is arrival day! Fly into the Reno/Tahoe International Airport for a 3PM pick-up by your AGC Guides. Wind your way through the majestic Ponderosa Pines on a 45-minute drive to the Swiss-style mountain chalet that will be our home for the long-weekend. Weather permitting, we'll kick off the trip with an outdoor 30 minute yoga class focused on stretching and resetting after a day of travel, and dropping into this shared adventure. Yoga will be followed by appetizers and a delicious home-cooked meal. Before bed you may choose to soak in the hot tub under the stars or perhaps just curl up with a good book. (D)
DAY 2
There is nothing like an early morning on the lake with glassy water and calm skies. We’ll start our first full day bright and early, with a 7AM arrival at Tahoe Watermans in Carnelian Bay. After coffee and breakfast, we’ll have a paddleboarding clinic from a pro paddler, followed by a long paddle and time for free swimming if the crystalline cold water is calling your name! After a healthy lunch, we’ll take to the land for a short hike before returning home. This evening you have the choice of a yoga class or a visit to the nearby Village at Palisades for some shopping. (B,L,D)
DAY 3
After a nutritious breakfast we will depart to kayak the stunning turquoise waters of Sand Harbor. Explore the idyllic shoreline and compelling coves of Lake Tahoe. Enjoy the unique experience of gazing down to depths of up to 65 feet through water so clear you might think you’re in the Caribbean - until you look up to the beautiful mountain vistas that surround you of course! We’ll picnic on a white sandy beach and then return home for some downtime. While away the afternoon with a 60 minute yoga and meditation session. Stretch those sore paddling muscles and practice being present in the beauty of a summer afternoon in the Sierras. This evening you’ll be dropped off for exploration and dinner on your own in charming and historic downtown Truckee (B,L)
DAY 4
Rise with sun salutations to greet the day with another optional yoga and meditation session. After breakfast we will lace up our hiking boots and depart for a hike on the Rubicon Trail from D.L. Bliss State Park to Emerald Bay and a tour of the enigmatic Vikingsholm - Tahoe’s hidden castle. This approachable 5 mile rolling trail overlooking Lake Tahoe offers the opportunity to dip into swimming holes along the way or take a lunchtime swim at the bay. An important part of wellness is cultivating joy, and we suggest an ice cream or popsicle at the visitor’s center before heading home. As our trip winds down, we will celebrate our adventure with a group meal at a local restaurant in Tahoe City. (B,L,D)
DAY 5
You may choose to squeeze in one last group “ommmmm” in a short morning yoga stretch, or you may just pack your bags. Whichever you choose, we will have one last group breakfast before departing for the airport, arriving at 10AM. You can plan to fly home any time after 12PM. (B)

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  1. Where do we eat?

    This trip will be a combination of meals cooked by AGC guides, and meals out at local restaurants. One night you will be able to dine at a restaurant of your choice in Truckee, CA. The dinner on the last night is at a restaurant where you can order off the menu. Breakfast and lunches will be either prepared and packed by your guides, or at local restaurants with healthy choices.
  2. What dietary preferences or restrictions can you accommodate on this trip?

    We can accommodate vegetarian, lactose-free, and gluten-intolerant although we can not guarantee a completely gluten-free diet, if we know well in advance. If you’re severely allergic or if you have other significant dietary restrictions, please call the office before you register. If you’re vegan, you may want to bring some additional protein bars and favorite trail snacks.
  3. Can I kayak instead of stand up paddle boarding?

    There will be one day on this trip where everyone will stand up paddle board, and one half-day where everyone will kayak.
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