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Ways to visit us

  • You have three main options to be a guest at Osho Himalayas.
  • You can join one of our OSHO Meditation courses. Check our schedule here
  • You can join our Living In program. More details here
  • You can take our staycation packages. More details here:
  • If you are nearby and wish to visit us only for a few hours in daylight hours, you can take our daily pass. Contact us here:

Courses and programs

I’m a beginner. How will I know which course would be best for me to start with?

Our team can help you with that. When filling out the form, help us understand your needs and expectations. We can suggest the best course for you.

I don’t know which course would be best for me. What do you suggest?

We can guide you to make a choice. When filling out the form, help us understand your needs and expectations. We can suggest the best course for you.

What about the costs?

We offer all-inclusive packages. They will cover your course fee, stay and food during your course, access to up to five Osho meditations daily, a swimming pool, library, and open gym.

The cost of these all-inclusive packages will vary depending on the type of accommodation you choose.

Is Osho meditations for me?

Osho’s techniques are for everyone. In fact, for the modern man nothing works better than the meditations designed scientifically by Osho.

Why Osho’s methods are active?
In Osho’s own words:

I use chaotic methods rather than systematic ones because a chaotic method is very helpful in pushing the center down from the brain. The center cannot be pushed down through any systematic method because systemization is brainwork. Through a systematic method, the brain will be strengthened; more energy will be added to it. Through chaotic methods the brain is nullified. It has nothing to do. The method is so chaotic that the center is automatically pushed from the brain to the heart. If you do my method of Dynamic Meditation vigorously, unsystematically, chaotically, your center moves to the heart. Then there is a catharsis.

Then catharsis is needed to unburden the heart, to throw off suppressions, to make the heart open. If the heart becomes light and unburdened, then the center of consciousness is pushed still lower; it comes to the navel. The navel is the source of vitality, the seed source from which everything else comes: the body and the mind and everything.

Do I have to be an Osho follower?

No, we welcome all people.

Can I come if I cannot do active meditations when I have injuries and body pain?

Yes, you can participate in meditations like OSHO Nadabrahma.

Can I stay longer if I decide to, after a group?

Yes, of course. Check in advance for room availability and make a booking.

Can I take sannyas during a group?

Yes. Please consult the course facilitators in advance.

What language is used in the courses and groups?

English is the main language. We also translate instructions into Hindi based on request.

I would like to join a course/festival, but I can only join for a couple of days and not for the whole duration. Is this possible?

For some courses this is possible. For some courses, this is not advisable. Inform us before making the booking. We will check with the course facilitator and inform you.

Can I change my course once I’ve started?

Sorry, this may not be possible.

Is there some kind of membership?

There are no memberships. Meditation is totally an individual experience.

Should I be an Osho sannyasin to join in the courses?

No. The courses are for anyone interested in their personal well-being.

I have never done meditations before. Can I still come?

Yes, absolutely. We have trained facilitators who will explain the instructions for each of the meditations and are available for any clarifications you may need.

Do I need any special experience to come here?


Planning the visit

What essentials should I pack?

Maroon and white robes, if you have them. Or you can buy them at our reception. Wearing robes is a must to access the meditation hall.

Clothes according to the seasons. Especially during winter, you may need warm clothes.

Comfortable clothes for OSHO active meditations

Outdoor shoes if you wish to explore the surrounding hills.

Swimsuit and goggles to enjoy our swimming pool.

Otherwise, it’s better not to bring too many “distractions” to help you stay connected with your meditation.

A handy torch, if you prefer to have evening walks around the resort.

Enough stock of medicines you may require.

Sunscreen-lotion: The mountains often have a high level of UV.

A cap or a hat.


Locks for your personal bags.

Are there shops nearby to buy essentials?

We have shops selling daily essentials that are within walking distance of our resort. We can also arrange for the purchase of other things you may need when our staff go to nearby towns.

Are there shops nearby to buy essentials?

We have shops selling daily essentials that are within walking distance of our resort. We can also arrange for the purchase of other things you may need when our staff go to nearby towns.

What are the best ways to travel to Osho Himalayas?

Please check our ‘How to reach here’ section. Click Here.

If I drive there, is there a parking space available?

Yes. We have space available. Inform us about this requirement at the time of booking.

Do you provide accommodation for my driver?

No, we don’t provide accommodation for drivers. You will have to make arrangements. There are a few places nearby where you may be able to get accommodation for your driver.

Do you offer pickups from the airport/train station?

We don’t offer pickups. But we can help you connect with local taxi cab operators.

Can I bring a relative or a friend who is not interested in meditation?

Yes, if you have made a prior booking for them. We expect all guests to respect the silence and not to disturb the space of other meditators.

Can I bring my pet?

No, we don’t allow guests to bring their pets.

Can I bring my kids along?

We welcome kids above age 12 and they can also participate in our meditation sessions if they are interested.

For kids below 12 years, the accompanying adult will have to take responsibility to ensure the kids don’t disturb the silence and the space for other meditators.

Please inform this at the time of booking. Our staff will check the situation and update you.

Can I visit for a day without booking accommodation?

Yes. You can take a daily pass and visit us. This will cover our five scheduled meditations, food, and access to the swimming pool, library, and open gym. Contact us at least a couple of days prior to your visit.

Can I stay without participating in a course or joining the meditations?

Yes. You can book our staycation packages and stay in our resort. We are open to people who simply want to stay in a peaceful and serene place in nature. We expect all our guests to respect the space of meditators in the campus.

Can I just come in and look around?

Depends on the courses we have in progress and the availability of our staff. So contact us before you plan your visit.

Can I participate in the resort activities for just a few days?

Yes, you are welcome to come for as much time as you have. You can book our staycation packages for how many days you wish to be here.

Life in the resort

What does a typical day look like?

During courses and our popular festivals, like the Summer festival, the campus will be lively and social. Between the courses, it will be more quiet and contemplative. You can tell us your preferences when filling out the form. We can suggest you dates that will be best for you.

How will my day in Osho Himalayas look like?

Your day will depend on the course you enroll in. If you join our Living In program or book our staycation package, you will have more freedom to tweak your daily schedule to suit your individual preferences. Here’s a summary of our daily schedule:

Time Activity
6 am - 7 am OSHO Dynamic Meditation
8 am - 9.30 am Breakfast
10.30 am - 11.30 am OSHO Nadabrahma Meditation
1 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2.30 pm - 3 pm OSHO Talk in Hindi
4.30 pm - 5.30 pm OSHO Kundalini Meditation
6.45 pm - 8.15 pm OSHO Evening Meeting
8.15 pm - 9.15 pm Dinner
9.15 pm - 10 pm Night events (occasionally)
What other things I can do in the resort except for the scheduled meditations and my course?

You can take Transomatic Healing and OSHO Zen Tarot sessions offered by our facilitator Prem Sindhu. You can book these sessions at our reception. You can also book sessions in our massage spa, float tank, jacuzzi, and sauna.

Or you can any time simply enjoy the swimming pool, library, open-air gym, and bonfires.

What things can I do and see nearby?

Here are some examples:

  • Walks in the nearby hills and villages
  • Visit to Buddhist monasteries
  • Tourist places like Mcleod Ganj, Bir Billing, etc
  • Watch a cricket match in Dharamshala stadium
  • A day-long trek to Chamuda Devi temple.
  • Lots of lesser-known places amidst nature
What are the popular trekking routes nearby?

From Osho Himalayas, there are a few beautiful trekking routes. They are:

  • Trek to Dorzong Monastery amidst pine forest - 3 km
  • An intense trek to Himani Chamunda temple - 10 km
  • Trek to Intake Point - 10 km (About 30 minutes by car and then a short/long trek)
What are the tourist attractions nearby?

Here are some examples:

  • Gopalpur Nature Park - 2 km
  • Gyuto Monastery - 13 km
  • Norbulingka - 16 km
  • McLeod Ganj - 25 km
  • Tea Gardens - 14/21 km
  • Bir Billing - 58 km
What kind of people are at Osho Himalayas?

We have guests from a diverse range of backgrounds and age groups. We have had people from many parts of the world. Most of our guests have a love for meditation and an interest in Osho’s meditation techniques. We also get guests who simply want to stay in a serene environment and not actively take part in meditation sessions.

Do I need to wear maroon and white robes?

Yes, maroon robes are mandatory when accessing the meditation hall. We wear white robes for the OSHO Evening Meeting.

Why should I wear the robes?

They create a unifying atmosphere and help to keep the attention on the inner rather than the outer. The color maroon, when worn by many people meditating together, adds to the collective meditative energy. Loose robes are very comfortable for OSHO Active meditations.

Can I contribute to the resort by working there?

Yes, you can enroll in our Living In program. As part of this program, you can work for daily 3 hours contributing to the daily operations of the resort. If you like to stay and work for a long term, we can discuss it after you complete our Living In programs.

Are there any guidelines on using mobile phones and taking photographs?

You can leave your phones in your room when attending meditation sessions. This is to ensure the meditation space is not disturbed. Guests are not allowed to take photos inside the meditation hall. In other places, you can take photos, but make sure other guests are comfortable with you taking and posting online the photos/videos. Please ask for prior informed consent.

What language is mostly spoken there?

English. We also translate some meditation instructions into Hindi and play one of Osho’s audio talks in Hindi daily.

What sort of age group is mostly coming to Osho Himalayas?

We have children as young as 8 years to people who are 80+.

Is the neighborhood where the Osho Himalayas is located safe?

Yes. We are located close to a Himalayan village. The villagers are simple and loving. Himachal Pradesh is considered one of the safest places for tourists in India.

Am I free to exit and enter the resort whenever I choose?

Yes, except for these hours when our gates will be closed: 10 pm to 6 am and 6.40 pm to 8.30 pm. If for exceptional reasons you wish to enter and exit when our gates are closed, you can contact our reception a little in advance.

What can I expect to get out of my stay?

A taste of meditation and wellbeing. Experience of living in nature. Many of our guests have made new friends here. Sharing happens spontaneously when you are in such a relaxed environment. But not to forget - a lot depends on your personal commitment to stick to your meditation practice.

Can I use my laptop/computer at Osho Himalayas?

Yes. We have a free Wi-Fi facility too.

How is the weather in the region?

Weather is pleasant most of the part of the year as we are situated at a height of about 1200 meters above sea level. During winter, you may need warm clothes.

Timings for the swimming pool?

You can enjoy the swimming pool during daylight hours.

Timings for the swimming pool?

You can enjoy the swimming pool during daylight hours.

Smoking and alcohol

Is cigarette smoking allowed?

Smoking, of any kind, is allowed only in our smoking hut.

Is drinking alcohol allowed?

Alcohol and any sort of drugs are strictly not allowed on campus. Guests under the influence of alcohol will be asked to leave the campus immediately.

Essentials and amenities

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Is there a place to do laundry?

Yes, we charge a nominal amount per bag of clothes.

Do I need to bring my own bedding and towel?

We provide you both. But if you feel so, you can surely bring your towel.

Do you have lockers where I can leave my personal belongings?

We do not have lockers.

Do you have a library or shop where I can get Osho books?

Yes. We have books for sale in the office and a library where you can borrow books.

Do I need my own meditation chair, cushions, and yoga mats?

We provide chairs, cushions, blankets, and yoga mats.

Is there a well-stocked pharmacy or chemist shop nearby?

Yes, in Palampur and Dharamshala, which are the nearest towns. If you inform prior, our staff can also purchase the essentials you need and deliver you.

What level of health-emergency facilities are available?

We have two major hospitals located about 40 minutes drive from Osho Himalayas.

Food and water

What type of food is offered at Osho Himalayas?

We offer healthy, wholesome, fresh-cooked vegetarian food. Occasionally eggs are included. We endeavor to prepare our food with locally grown crops and vegetables to the best possible extent.

What cuisines does the restaurant offer?

We offer Indian and international cuisines.

I am allergic to certain foods, can I have gluten/dairy-free or vegan food made?

Typically, you will find one or two dishes that are dairy- and gluten-free in our buffet. Otherwise, you can order a special dish at an additional cost. Let us know your food preferences before making your booking.

Can you drink the water from the tap?

Yes. Our main water source is an underground stream from the Himalayas which provides us with good quality water. If you prefer RO-treated water, we have them installed in two places on the campus. We also sell packed drinking water.

Can I order the dishes that I prefer?

Yes, you may choose to order the dishes from our restaurant menu. Our kitchen team may take around 20 minutes to prepare your order. The cost of the dishes will be added to your bill which you may clear before your check out.

What are the open hours of the restaurant?

The restaurant is open from 8.30 am to 9.30 pm

Is room service available?

Room service is not available. You can enjoy your food in the dining area.

Bookings and payments

How can I book my course?

By paying 50% of the total cost of your course package or stay. The remaining you can pay when at your time of check-in.

What modes of payment are available?

You can bank transfer us or pay via UPI. For international guests, we also have the option of paying via Wise. You can also pay via the Razorpay payment gateway using your debit or credit cards.

Can I pay with my credit card or debit card?

Yes, but it may cost you an additional 3.5% as the merchant charges a commission.

Can I contribute in any other currency?

We only accept the Indian National Rupee (INR).


Cancellation policy

In the event of a cancellation communicated in writing to OSHO Himalayas at least 15 days prior to the check-in date, a ‘Credit Note’ will be issued for 50% of the amount paid for the advance booking.

The validity period of the credit note will extend to 6 months from the date of intimation by the guest.

Should the intimation period be less than 15 days, neither a credit note will be issued nor will there be any form of refund.

Any alteration to the dates of stay will be treated as a cancellation of the initial booking, subject to the same terms as outlined above. The guest is then required to initiate a fresh booking for the revised dates.

What happens if I cancel?

Please refer to our cancellation policy above.

Can I get a refund or adjust my money against another course booking?

No, they are non-refundable and non-adjustable to other groups. Please refer to our cancellation policy above.


What type of rooms are available?

We have a penthouse, a Radha room, Meera rooms, Daya rooms, and dormitories.

A brief description of our rooms:


Penthouse with a kitchen, wooden attic & two balconies. Can be shared by up to six guests

Radha Room:

Gives you a panoramic view of the mountains and fields. A/C and heated room with twin bed. Wooden wardrobes, furniture, and finishes. Attached bathroom.

Meera Room:

Twin bed semi-deluxe room with A/C & mountain view. Deluxe A/C & heated rooms with twin beds or queen double beds.

Daya Room:

Private balcony with mountain view or garden area. An ambiance created with local stone & Himachali architecture.


Shared by up to 4 guests. Wooden wardrobes & furniture. Attached bathroom & toilet.

Can I stay in some other place nearby and visit the resort only to participate in a course?

Staying within the resort during the whole period of the course is essential. It helps you stay within the energy field and get the most out of the course. Hence we offer only residential courses and guests are expected to stay in the resort during their course period.

Can I change rooms if I do not like the one I'm given?

Depends on the availability.

Check-in and check-out timings?

Check-in: 1 pm. Check-out: 10 am

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