* See ‘practical details’ below
Connect with the spirit of you and the mountains
Become aware of the possibilities of yourself and your body
Enjoy traveling with conscious company
The journey brings you in awe, let you feel humble and receive grace
THE MOUNTAIN SPIRITS
We will submerge ourselves in a mountain area with a very special energy.
When you are sensitive you can feel the mountain spirits, ‘The Apu’. They guard the energetic field of this region. When you are able to connect with them, they might offer you their teachings. This can be a profound experience.
in your life
where your route
goes through valleys
and arrives at peaks
be brave enough
to keep going
in challenging moments
were you meet seemingly
or roaring bears
as most of the times
are solid enough to stand on
or more afraid than you
dare to stay aligned
in your power
and find your way
through the circumstances
to the strength within you
knowing your own truth
your are a powerful being
ALMA ORI CALOE
A hiking journey through a quiet & magical mountain area
Hiking, yoga, breath work,
‘baths’, meditation & relaxation
Caloe has divergent
knowledge about nature, health
Small group (4 – 7)
Conscious guidance &
6 nights in authentic
& 1 night in a B&B
7 breakfasts,7 lunches,
& packing list
Gifted by arrival in Bergamo
Early bird €1088,-
THIS IS A NEW JOURNEY…
Are you the one, who will write the first review?
The combination of exploring nature and your inner world at the same time is magical. I’m sure I will join in on another Splinkyourlife journey! – Menno, participant expand your boundaries
I felt very peaceful, I was able to relax into myself and the journey. This made the journey for me a breathtaking experience. – Participant Mountainbreath
I got to know Caloe as a warm and very competent guide. She created a pleasant atmosphere by her calm presence and empathy. I felt free and safe. – Sjoeke
Misty mountains are not guaranteed,
sometimes it’s magical with sun ; )
The journey starts from a tiny hamlet nearly at the end of a dead-end mountain road. Here we take a gorgeous path, which leads us along a stream through a beautiful beech forest.
We ascend gracefully, reaching the place we get above tree line and find ourselves an amazing view of the mountains. Here we meet several streams and waterfalls.
You can take a refreshing bath along the way before we ascend further. The path winds itself higher and higher.
Gradually you see more and more impressive rocky mountain peaks, while you still move through friendly, veiled with grass-looking mountainsides.
Suddenly you see the first rifugio (mountain hut) above you. And you become aware you will submerge yourself into this mountain area for a week.
Totally disconnected from the civilized world, without reception. Finding your inner connection. As well as the connection with your fellow journey companions to have conscious conversations with.
If you are a worshipper of silence, you will enjoy the silence of this impressive mountain area.
Imagine you surrender yourself to the power of the mountains.
Traveling over paths you feel the connection with Mother Gaia deeply.
She teaches you to be humble just by her appearance. You remember her power in your heart, understanding to honor and respect her truly.
Each step you go you take with grace and reverence to her magnificence.
Offering you to experience yourself deeply from your foundations within.
FLOW OF THE DAY
Every morning we wake up during a short yoga sequence with an amazing mountain view.
After an Italian breakfast in the mountainhut, we put on our backpacks to start our journey to the sequent rifugio.
Each hiking day is unique in its own way. The journey consists of a variaty of different hiking terrain, intensity of the paths and views.
Along the way, we take enough picnic breaks on spots with amazing views.
During the breaks we relax and recharge ourselves with the healing mountains, delicious and nutritious food, breath sessions and refreshing baths in mountain lakes.
Along the way you can enjoy moments on your own, hiking at your own (s)pace. Or have lovely connecting conversations with other journey companions.
In the afternoon we arrive at the next mountain hut where you have relaxing (me)time.
An adventurous route you probably would not do on your own.
This journey soothes you perfectly when you want to expand your boundaries and consciousness.
Along the way, you connect to your strength and ability to navigate yourself from your inner truth and power.
You learn how to connect with the spirit of the mountains, Apu. You read their signs and receive the teachings they give you for your spiritual development.
The journey goes through terrain which sometimes asks for strong legs. As well as a strong mind to face and follow the hiking path with confidence of your own abilities.
There are a few challenging passages we need to cross. These passages are provided with safety cables to support you.
Whenever you have some doubt about your mental or physical condition to be able to join the journey, please click on ‘fit enough to join’ and fill in the questionnaire. Based on your given answers you wil get a made to measure advice if you can join the journey.
This journey is focussing on conscious companions; conscious humans.
Obviously, ‘conscious’ is a wide concept, used within many different occassions. So I will give a bit of extra context to the meaning of ‘conscious humans’ related to this journey.
For me ‘conscious humans’ are humans who are open to explore the world. Who know that the world is often way different then what is presented to us by main stream media. For me conscious humans follow their own path of wisdom and truth. They are open to teachings, experiences and wisdoms of others. And like to exchange theirs as well. Through this they live and evolve their own truth.
Conscious humans know there is not ‘one truth’, though are aware we can create our own truth by experience and gaining wisdom.
Conscious humans spend time and attention to keep body, mind and soul in balance.
They are aware of the impact of their actions, either on their own lives or on the environment they live in.
They try to find a good way of living in good relation with their environment. And choose consciously to spend time and energy to create a better world, in a form what suits their authenticity, coming to a unique, valuable expression of life.
Above doesn’t mean you are a saint or holy. You are on a conscious journey, living your life and learning about life on your way.
By sharing experiences we empower, enrich and inspire each other. Sharing a mountain journey together provides a beautiful space to let this all happen.
This description ‘conscious humans’ is ment to bring the people together who resonate with each other. So we elevate each others experience and feel safe and inspired to share about ‘unusual’ subjects.
When you doubt about if you are a ‘conscious human’ and if this journey is a right fit for you, don’t hesitate to contact me.
The group will never be bigger than 7 wonderful people. Seven is a perfect number for a heartfelt group coherence. Aswell, safety is important in the mountains, with this groupsize I can facilitate a safe journey.
The journey will go through with a minimum of 3 people.
The journey is a perfect combination of the possibility to socialize as well as offering the opportunity to connect with yourself in silence.
HIKE, MEDITATION & YOGA
FLOW OF THE DAY
- We wake up with an easy meditation & yoga sequence
- Then we have a small Italian breakfast in the mountain hut
- After that we pack our backpacks and leave the mountain hut; starting our hiking day
- On the way we have breaks with; second breakfast, lunch, breath session, swimming in refreshing tarns & relaxing
- In the afternoon we arrive at the mountain hut, where you have ‘me-time’
- Depending on the hut we stay we have dinner at 19.30 or 20.00
- After dinner and before bedtime we have an evening meditation
This journey is suitable for you when you have a slightly higher than average health condition according to your age.
We take time for the hiking and take enough rest on the way. We will be in physical motion, but will not be in a hurry. Though some days are a serious hiking day.
You carry your own backpack which will be between 10-12 kg. Whenever you have doubts if your physical condition is sufficient enough, please contact me. So we can determine if the journey is a fit for you.
ABOUT THE HIKING
Make a beautiful round trip through the mountains.
The route has a nice build up in such a way that the hikes in the beginning of the week are shorter, so our bodies can get into the hiking. Then we have some days where the hikes are longer. But still very doable in a day, where we will have plenty of time for breaks.
We are on our way the whole day, enjoying nature. As a guide I always keep an eye on the weather. WHen there are predictions the weather will change in the afternoon, we will have shorter breaks to be on time in the hut.
We leave the mountain hut around 9.00 and arrive at the next hut at around 16.00
ABOUT THE MEDITATION
Meditation is an integrated part of the morning sessions with some breath excersizes as well as the yoga
In the evening after diner before bedtime I guide an intuitive evening meditation
ABOUT THE YOGA
The yoga is a part of the morning session, it includes a little meditation moment, pranayama and after that physical movement.
The yoga session is a short, sweat and easy sequence of 30/45 minutes, to stretch, wake and warm up the mind and body. Connecting with the breath and yourself in the moment.
I adjust the session to where the group is in their body and mind.
ABOUT MOUNTAIN HUTS
Mountain huts have a special mountain hospitality, they provide a safe accommodation for the night. Expect a familiar atmosphere where you are been taken care of with a bed and nourishing mountain food.
The common thing in every mountain huts is that everybody dines together at the same time. This brings a very cosy atmosphere in the dining room. Feeling connected with all people who hiked up the mountains to reach the hut.
Breakfast is served at a certain time, where we as a group eat together.
Mountain huts have different sizes of sleeping rooms. Varying from 6 to 20 persons per room. It depends on the hut where we are sleeping how the families will be divided in the sleeping rooms. Usely we share two or three sleeping rooms all together. We can arrange the constellation in the hut together.
FOOD & DRINKS
DIET & REQUIREMENTS
The food in the mountain huts of this area is famous among the north Italians. In the morning they love to hike up the mountain with their whole family; children, adults and grand parents often as well, have a five-course lunch with water and/or wine at the mountain hut and hike down afterwards.
It is a special Bergamasque mountain kitchen. The Italians still love their pasta and meat, this is the base of their menu. Their way of cooking is authentic and good. Though not very yogi style 😉
For this journey I will arrange a special menu for us as a group, as much as is possible in collaboration with the mountain huts and the willingness of their cook. Just bare in mind some of the mountain huts are provided by helicopter. It means they are not able to cook so much with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Whenever you or your child has any specific diet wishes, please let me know. Than I can see what I can arrange.
During breakfast you will be served either a tea or coffee.
During the hikes, we will have breaks where I pop out my burner to make tea, coffee or soup.
At diner water is included. When you drink something else it is on your own account.
WHAT TO BRING
When you book you will recieve a supporting packing list to prepare yourself for this journey. The items are divided in essential & optional.
A good preparation will bring you ease and comfort on the journey 🙂
MOST IMPORTANT THING
Good hikingshoes are the essential items for this journey.
They need to be high, with soles with a good profile. Make sure your shoes are worn-in.
When you have questions about your shoes, don’t hesitate to ask me advise.
SECOND MOST IMPORTANT THING
A well fitting backpack, with a good waistband & good shoulderbands is necessary.
TRAVEL & OTHER
HOW TO TRAVEL
By plane: Fly to Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY), Italy. Then take the bus to City Alta (every 15 min) From the Netherlands (Eindhoven), as well as other EU countries, you can fly easy and relatively cheap with Ryanair.
By train: from all over Europe there are good connections to get to Bergamo railway station. From the station you take the bus to City Alta (every 15 min)
By car: From everywhere in Europe Bergamo is easy to approach by car. When you come by car I will provide you with information where you can park your car safely during the time we are in the mountains.
DAY 1 - start of the journey
The first day we meet at 15.00 in the pretty old town of Bergamo.
On this day you will get the last guidance how to pack your backpack sufficient and comfortable. After that we will go for a small hike in the old town of Bergamo.
The next day we travel to the mountains by bus, to start our journey.
DAY 2 - 8 - the journey
From day 2 to 8 we submerge ourselves in the mountains, away from civilization and most of the time without digital connection.
DAY 8 - end of the journey
On day eight we descend out of the mountains, to slowly get back and adjust to habited world again.
We finish our hike in a little mountain village. From here we take the bus back to Bergamo. Depending on the wishes of all participants we find a soothing way to close off the journey together in Bergamo.
For planning your return travel keep in mind we probably will arrive in Bergamo at the end of the day around 18.00.
LEAVING LUGGAGE BEHIND
All lugage which is not nessecary to take into the mountains can stay safely in the B&B where we spend our first night in Bergamo. After the journey we pick up the luggage you left behind.
The journey will take place on indicated hiking paths. Most travel insurances cover this activity normally, just check it with your insurance policy.
The mountain area were we hike has low reception. Therefor this journey gives you the perfect opportunity to detach from your phone and the digital world. Connecting with yourself and nature 🙂
TERMS & CONDITIONS
100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before journey start date.
75% deposit refund for cancellation – 30-60 days before journey start date.
50% deposit refund for cancelation – 15-29 days before journey start date
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before journey start date.
When you book this journey you agree to be clear about your health condition. This doesn’t mean you have to share your whole medical history.
Just share anything what is needed for the guides of the journey to guide you in a safe way. Things necessary to share are; current or past injuries (which can carry out during hiking. Illnesses which can affect your ability of being active. As well as fears or mental challenges you experience, which might come to the surface while hiking.
Know we will handle your medical information with care and confidentiality.
When you book this journey you agree to follow up instructions when needed along the way of our journey.
The hiking paths we are following are well maintained and good to follow. Nevertheless we will have some terrain where we need to pay attention on our movement. Here you will get guidance of the guide, to climb up or descend down safely.
FIY: Alma Ori Caloe is a graduated Mountainguide.
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