Factual information


Price: Norwegian Kroner (NOK) 33.150 includes everything in the program. (Reservations are made regarding changes in exchange rates and/or taxes/airport fees.)

  • Departing flight Oslo-Mumbai (or Delhi)-Udaipur. Return flight Delhi-Oslo.
  • 5 day retreat in Acem Meditation lead by Are Holen, the founder of Acem.
  • Accommodation in double rooms.
    Accommodation in single rooms under the retreat and during the tour will be possible depending on the number of participants. Additional cost for single room under the retreat: Norwegian Kroner (NOK) 2.500. Additional cost for single room under the tour (minus 2 nights in Kumbha Bagh): NOK 2.950. Those interested may contact Acem for further clarification.
  • All meals (lacto-vegetarian).
  • Transportation in excellent busses.
  • Excursions and entrance fees to all sites.

Deposit: The number of participants is limited. Final registration takes place upon the payment of a non-refundable deposit of NOK 10.000. The date of payment of the deposit is the date of registration.

Price excluding flight round trip Oslo-Udaipur-Delhi-Oslo: Norwegian Kroner (NOK) 27.650
This is probably the best alternative if you are not travelling from Norway.

Registration: Pay the deposit and send in the registration form.

Balance amount: prepayment for hotel and plane tickets etc. is due to be paid shortly. Full payment of the balance due must be made by 15 August 2017.

Who may participate: All who have learned Acem Meditation and who want to take part in long meditations at the retreat.

Tour leader: Torbjørn Hobbel, meditation teacher in Acem.

Leader of the meditation retreat: Are Holen, founder of Acem.

Course language: English. Guidance groups in the Scandinavian languages as well.

Climate: February is the high season in Rajasthan and the weather is generally pleasant.  In the mountains temperatures may be cool during nights and early mornings. Check the temperature and precipitation statistics her.

Visa to India: Must be obtained by each participant. Contact your embassy for information.

Vaccines for travel to India: Check with your doctor well in advance of departure.

Travel insurance: All participants must have valid travel insurance. In the event that you must cancel the trip due to illness etc. your travel insurance must cover lost payment for the trip.

Time difference: In February India lies 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Scandinavia.

Shopping India: Great opportunitiies for good deals on traditional Indian items such as rugs, art objects, textiles, clothes. Western clothes may also be bought at attractive prices. We recommend that one concentrates one’s shopping to the end of the tour, and will give you good advice.