When booking your travel arrangements, the closest airports are Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) or Santa Fe, NM (SAF). The camp is located in Española, NM. Albuquerque is 1.5 hours away and Santa Fe is 30 minutes away. Generally, there are more flight options and they tend to be cheaper coming into Albuquerque, but more flights have become available at the Santa Fe airport recently, so check on availability at both airports.
Camp programming begins on Friday, June 8th, so morning travel is best in order to arrive in Española, NM and get settled before the Welcome Dinner. You may also wish to arrive the day before in order to have some extra time to acclimate.
Camp ends with a special dinner and a visit up the mountain to Ram Das Puri, home of the annual Summer Solstice Celebration. It will be best to make your travel plans to leave the following morning, Wednesday, June 13th. You may also wish to extend your stay to experience the Summer Solstice Sadhana, or to take in some of the beauty and culture of New Mexico (see the “Enjoy New Mexico” section below for more details).
If you have questions about your travel plans, feel free to contact us at: [email protected].
Here are options for ways to get from the airport to Española:
The CMP site is rural, so for maximum flexibility in your travel, it is most convenient to rent a car at the airport. If you’re interested, we can also try to pair you up with other CMP participants arriving at a similar time, so you can share the cost of a rental car with each other.
Doug French is an individual who has provided shuttle services for several years to people attending 3HO, KRI and Sikh Dharma events like summer solstices, camps and courses in New Mexico and winter solstices in Florida. He is an individual service provider who loves helping out at these events, but is not officially affiliated with any organization. He tries to give 10% of the profits of his shuttle to the event itself, or to related non-profits. To date, the Yogi Mobile has raised about $1,000 towards these causes.
For a ride from the Albuquerque airport to the Camp Miri Piri site, the rate is $30 per person each way for two or more, or $60 for a solo run. If you would like to schedule a ride with the Yogi Mobile, you may call Doug at 231-492-6951 or email him at [email protected] to make arrangements for him to pick you up.
Another shuttle alternative from the Albuquerque airport (1 1/2 hours from the camp site in Española) to Santa Fe (30 minutes from the camp site in Española) is Sandia Shuttle Toll Free 888-775-5696 or 505-474-5696. If you choose this option, contact us about arranging a ride from Santa Fe to Española.
Rail Runner Express is a beautiful train ride from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, with free shuttle from the airport to the train station. Tickets are $10 one way. More information about the train can be found here. If you choose this option, contact us about arranging a ride from Santa Fe to Española.
Please contact OngKar Kaur, the Camp Director, at (505) 629-1562 (extension #4) if you have any further travel questions or if you need to contact someone during your travels.