Journey to your Authentic Life

a transformative Himalayan pilgrimage

"Going to the mountains is going home." — John Muir 

Are you looking to live in a more authentic way?

Would you like more joy and satisfaction in your personal and/or professional life?

Do you want to make a change but are not sure how to go about it?

Do you have an idea, vision or dream to contribute to this world, but feel afraid or resistant to follow through with it?

If you're attracted to the beauty, clarity and challenge of hiking in the Himalayan mountains, while being supported by a life coach for personal transformation, this journey is for you!

As we walk together through dense forests and experience the panoramic beauty of mountain backdrops, you'll share an experience of a lifetime with others on a similar quest for self-discovery.

You'll receive greater clarity about your inner calling through guided self-reflections, mindfulness practices, and one-on-one coaching. You'll learn ways to overcome your doubts and fears and to access your inner wisdom.

In this supportive environment, you'll be able to share your dreams and fears during daily group sessions. You'll enjoy laughter, songs, and deep sharing around campfires under starry night skies.

And you'll come back home to yourself, ready to step more boldly into your authentic life.


Sharmishtha Dattagupta, PhD, is a certified Vocational Integration and Alignment coach from the ICF- accredited Boas program (Brussels, Belgium), and a trained facilitator of Immunity to Change (Boston, USA), Tara Mohr's online Playing Big program, and ACE coaching's Empowering Life's Energies (Stockholm, Sweden). She has felt a deep love and connection with nature since childhood and has used immersion in nature as a transformative tool to heal herself and others. She has almost a decade of practice in mindfulness meditation, which gives her the clarity, presence, and compassion to support lasting transformation in her clients.  

Sharmishtha holds a PhD in Biology and has been an assistant professor at a leading University in Germany. In 2014, she transitioned from academia to coaching to support people and organisations to reconnect with nature and apply its wisdom in life and leadership. She has facilitated numerous nature-based workshops and retreats in Europe and India, working with people from all walks of life, including academics in Germany and top finance professionals in India. She is faculty at Amani Institute, an international organisation developing social and environmental changemakers, and she teaches their Bioempathy module in India and Brazil. She is also a certified social permaculture designer and has started a permaculture-based social entrepreneurship for empowering tribal women in rural West Bengal. 

Learn more at her website for Dãna Coaching

What previous participants have said: 

The journey was an unrivalled experience! Being in nature, hiking, and camping outdoors combined with coaching resonated perfectly with me. I very much appreciated Sharmishtha's intuitive work, her openness to adjust the schedule to our needs, and the daily impulses she gave, which were crucial for getting in touch with different aspects of myself. Our individual coaching session clarified a smouldering topic, and her way of careful listening, being present, and asking the right questions throughout the journey helped me uncover my next steps to an authentic life.”  

"From confusion to clarity! Sharmishtha, your way of coaching is simple yet effective. Thank you for being part of my journey of life"  

“I used to be overly nervous and under-confident in social situations. The group sessions helped me express my emotions more openly and realise that others too have inner fears. After the journey, I feel more comfortable in my body; I still have my nervous moments but I definitely feel more confident!”


This journey is offered through collaboration between Dãna Coaching and experienced mountain guides at White Magic Travel Adventure. The trekking is easy to moderate and at a leisurely pace, and requires moderate physical fitness. There will be daily guided reflections and group sessions. Two rest days in scenic locations will be used for individual coaching. After the journey, you'll have the option of receiving online coaching to support your transition into daily life. 


8-day version with group coaching sessions: 10 – 17 October, 2019

10-day version with group coaching plus one-on-one sessions: 10 – 19 October, 2019


Starting and ending in Manali, India*

*We'll send you the itinerary details after you've registered


8-day version: 1150€ for non-Indian residents and 70,000 INR for Indian residents

10-day version: 1350€ for non-Indian residents and 85,000 INR for Indian residents  

Cost includes:

  • Daily group coaching sessions and for 10-day participants, one intensive 60 min individual coaching session 
  • White Magic Trek Leader assisted by certified, experienced local guide
  •  Porterage of all the personal baggage & camping equipment.
  • Accomodation in tents or shared accomodation for 2 nights in a cottage in Manali
  • All meals on the trip. Dietary restrictions can be accomodated
  • Transport to and from Delhi by AC Volvo bus

Cost excludes:

  • Sleeping Bag & Items of personal clothing
  • Air Fares, Visas, Insurance, Airport taxes
  •  Tips for guides, cooks & porters
  •  Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control


We carefully select a group of maximum 9 people for this journey. To ensure that there's a good match between you and your coach, as well as with other members of the group, we ask you to schedule a free-of-cost phone/Skype call with Sharmishtha, where we can decide if this journey is right for you!