Annapurna Circuit Yoga trek is an 18 days trekking package with yoga practicing twice a day throughout the trekking days. Yoga and trekking is not only an average yoga retreat. Meanwhile, Yoga exercise during trek helps you to focus on your breathing. During your yoga exercise in the Himalayas, you will eat healthy and learn to live fit. Yoga during the trek will also help to transform your mind, body and spirit. Annapurna Circuit is one of the most popular trekking trails of Nepal which is often compared with the Everest Base Camp Trek.
Amazing views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Pisang Peak, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri and many more mountains can be seen during the trek. What could be more interesting than practicing yoga on the laps of such mountain ranges, inhaling the fresh and pure air and eating locally made meals? The route of the Annapurna circuit is one of the most developed trekking routes of Nepal. Because of that Camping is not required throughout the trek. You will get a lot of options for local Teahouse and Lodges to stay and apply yoga before and after the trek.
The difficulty level of this trek is moderate and anyone willing to do yoga can join the trek. Annapurna Circuit Yoga trek is also one of the popular yoga treks and beginners with normal fitness levels can also participate in the trek. The trek completely lies inside the Annapurna Conservation Area Project so that ACAP permit and TIMS card are mandatory for the trek. Our Annapurna Circuit Yoga trek also takes you to the highest altitude lake on the Earth Tilicho Lake. What could be more interesting than doing yoga at an altitude of 4,949 meters above sea level witnessing the amazing mountain ranges and crystal clear Tilicho Lake.
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- Exploring Tilicho lake situated at the highest altitude from sea level.
- Visiting the holy Muktinath Temple.
- Witnessing the Jaw-Dropping view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri etc
- Exploring beautiful Manang Village and Gangapurna Lake.
- Crossing the highest pass of Annapurna circuit; Thorong La Pass.
- Practicing yoga at an altitude of 4919 meters above sea level.
- Starting and ending your day with a yoga class to help in increasing muscle strength throughout the trek.
Through this trek, you will not only visit the amazing Annapurna region but also you will learn the yoga practices as well as know the benefits of yoga. Annapurna Circuit Yoga Trek is ideal for those trekkers who are willing to continue their trek with yoga practice. Through this trek, you will get a wonderful opportunity to exercise yoga in the peaceful and amazing Annapurna region of Nepal. Yoga during the trek will help you to restore hidden energy by freeing the mind.
March, April and May are one of the best months of the year for the Annapurna Circuit Yoga Trek. After the arrival of the Spring season in Nepal, you can witness some of the amazing views throughout the trek. The weather is warm and there are fewer chances of rainfall during this season.
September, October and November are the best times for the Annapurna Circuit Yoga Trek. Meanwhile, there is a high chance of snowfall during December and the trekking routes are filled with fresh snow. Warm clothes are required during this season. But the trek is still worth it with the amazing views, hospitable local peoples, beautiful scenarios and yoga exercise throughout the trek.
What is Yoga?
Both spiritual and physical practice yoga is an old discipline started in India. But as of now, yoga is practiced in almost every nation of the world. It has been scientifically proven that a daily yoga-doing person has a better health condition and is happier than that of his colleagues. It is believed to be discovered in Indus Valley Civilization during 3300 B.C. to 1700 B.C. The main motive of yoga is to exercise the body and relieve it from the pain. A person who has mastered or succeeds in yoga is called a yogi. There are different yoga asanas and one can choose these according to their needs.
Benefits of Yoga During the Trek
One of the most important parts of yoga is it increases stamina and strength. Both of them play a vital role during the trek. Practicing yoga during the trek can help you learn techniques to breathe at high altitudes and avoid High Altitude Sickness. Similarly, yoga can help you solve one of the major problems for the trekkers which are maintaining a balanced metabolism activity throughout the trek.
Practicing yoga during the trek will help your muscles to relax from a whole day walk. With the pre-walk yoga exercise at the beginning of the trek and yoga practice after the trek each day, you will be able to walk better and balance better. Yoga during the trek is the best concept to help you with your breathing as well as providing relief from a day-long walk. During our trek, you will be doing Yoga Twice a day one before sunrise and before starting the trek. Another time of Yoga is when you reach your destination after a long walk.
Situated at an altitude of 4919 meters above sea level, Tilicho lake is the highest altitude lake of Nepal. Some other sources also believe that Tilicho Lake is situated at an altitude of 4,949 meters. Which makes it the highest altitude lake on the Earth. The route to Tilicho lake is regarded as one of the challenging routes of the Annapurna region. Tilicho lake has never disappointed its visitors by its amazing scenarios, spectacular mountain views as well as jaw-dropping beauty.
Similarly, it is also one of the most famous pilgrimage sites of the Hindu religion followers. But before reaching this beautiful holy lake you need to cross the landslide area after Khangshar village. Practicing yoga at this altitude with the crystal clear blue Tilicho lake is a lifetime experience for every traveler and yoga lovers.
Thorong La Pass
The highest point of Annapurna Circuit, Thorong La Pass is one of the most popular and adventurous passes of Annapurna region. It lies at an altitude of 5416 meters above sea level and separates Manaang and Mustang districts of Nepal. Formed by the two mountains Khatung Kang and Yaskawa Kang Thorong La Pass offers marvelous views of the Manang and Mustang from the top.
About Annapurna Circuit Yoga Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek is an ideal option for the trekkers or the yoga lovers who are willing to practice yoga on the lapse of the Himalayas. Every trekking day consists of different landscapes. Doing yoga on this beautiful trekking destination in a lifetime experience for all the yoga and trekking lovers. Meanwhile, Tilicho Lake is the highest point of the trek for yoga exercise throughout the trek. Annapurna Circuit Yoga Trek starts after a drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule through Besisahar.
After the drive, you will walk for about an hour to reach the Ngadi village. This short walk to Ngadi helps you to warm up for the long trek and to mingle with the atmosphere and to interact with the locals. Sattale is the perfect destination for yoga practice as there are fewer crowds than that of Chamje. The third day of the trek leads you to Dharapani. Before reaching Chame you will cross some other beautiful villages such as Bagarchhap, Timang, Koto and Tanchok.
Similarly, Manang is one of the popular villages of the whole Annapurna circuit. After your Yoga practice, you can explore the village and interact with the locals or other trekkers. During your acclimatization day at Manang, you can explore the beautiful Gangapurna Glacier Lake.
The following day of the trek you will practice yoga at Tilicho Base Camp. Before the sunrise, you will move towards Tilicho Lake to witness its beauty and to practise yoga at an altitude of 4,949 meters above sea level. You will return back to Khangsar to join the main Annapurna Circuit to Ledar. Thorong La Pass is the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit Yoga Trek. You will reach Muktinath after crossing this high pass. During your last day of the trek, you will reach Jomsom to Kagbeni.
One of the most famous religious sites of Hindus and Buddhist Muktinath Temple is a place of salvation. Situated at an elevation of 3,710 meters above sea level. Muktinath Temple is also the starting point of Kali Gandaki river which is one of the major rivers of Nepal. Muktinath is derived from two words “Mukti” which means “Nirvana” and “Salvation” and “Nath” which means “God”. It is also one of 108 Vaishnava shrines.
If our trip itinerary doesn’t suit your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combine it with any travel plans, then please let us know and we’ll be happy to create a tailor-made itinerary, designed especially for you. Also, whether you are a student group/family group /corporate team please inquire about us. We offer you a variety of packages.
Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.
At 06:00 PM: In the evening we will meet for a coffee and will brief you the details of your trek program.
Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
At 10:00 AM: You will visit for a full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. Besides the sightseeing, you can do the required shopping for your trek.
Drive to Bhulbhule, Trek to Ngadi
At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, you will start your drive towards Bhulbhule in a private vehicle. Besisahar lies at an altitude of 760 meters above sea level. It is a district headquarter of Lamjung district. We will drive further 9 km to reach our starting point of the trek Bhulbhule. Upon reaching we will start our trek towards Ngadi village. It takes about 1 and a half hours to reach Ngadi from Bhulbhule. The short trek of this day is to warm you up and to mingle with the atmosphere and interact with the locals.
Trek to Sattale
At 06:00 AM: Wake up early and join your sunrise yoga. After breakfast, you will start your trek to Sattale. You will cross Marshyangdi river several times and pass several villages such as Bhaundanda, Syange and Jagat before reaching Chamje. After that, you will walk further to Sattale. As Sattale is not as famous as Chamje very few trekkers choose to stay overnight at Sattale which will help us to get away from the crowd and practice our first evening yoga to stretch your tired muscles from the first day of the trek.
Trek to Dharapani
At 06:00 AM: Wake up early to join the sunrise yoga. After yoga, you will have your breakfast and start your second day of trekking. At the beginning of the day, you will start from the rocky area and after a few hours of walking you will reach a beautiful waterfall village named Tal. You will walk through a beautiful Pine and Fir forest before reaching Dharapani. After some free time, you will join your evening yoga class at the beautiful village of Manang; Dharapani.
Trek to Chame
At 06:00 AM: Wake up early for the beautiful sunrise along with your yoga class. After the yoga session, you will have your breakfast and start walking towards Chame. You will reach Bagarchhap in a short period of a walk and you will see the beautiful Annapurna II smiling at you. You will pass other villages like Timang, Koto and Tanchok before reaching Chame. After arriving at Chame observe the beautiful landscapes and culture of people living here but don’t forget to join your evening yoga.
Trek to Upper Pisang
At 06:00 AM: Start your day with a yoga class and a delightful sunrise view. After having breakfast you will move towards Upper Pisang. After walking through Pine forest and Apple orchard you will reach Bharatang. You will have an amazing view of Annapurna II, Pisang Peak and Himalchuli along with other mountain ranges on your way to Upper Pisang. Upon reaching you will get free time to explore this beautiful village but don’t miss your yoga class at an altitude of 3,300 meters above sea level.
Trek to Manang
At 06:00 AM: Start your day with morning yoga to wake up your inner body. After yoga breakfast at the hotel and start your trek towards Manang. The trail passes through Pine forest, apple fields, farmlands and different beautiful villages such as Ghyaru, Nagawal, Humde and Braga. Witnessing Annapurnas, Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna, Pisang Peak and Chulu East you will reach the beautiful city Manang. After free time, you will join your yoga class on the lapse of the amazing mountain ranges.
Acclimatization in Manang
At 06:00 AM: Wake up early to witness the beautiful sunrise over the amazing mountain ranges and join your yoga class. After breakfast, you will have your free time. You can explore the village and interact with locals as well as other travelers. After lunch, you can explore other parts of Manang such as upper Manang and Gangapurna Lake. Explore the area and watch your time for your evening yoga.
Trek to Tilicho Base Camp
At 06:00 AM: After your morning yoga and breakfast, you will continue your trek towards Tilicho Base camp. The trail continues up towards the Khangsar leading landslide area before reaching Tilicho Base camp. From the top, you can have a jaw opening view of the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak. Upon arrival take your time and join an evening yoga class at an altitude of 4,150 meters above sea level.
Hike to Tilicho Lake, Back to Khangsar
At 05:30 AM: Wake up early and take an uphill walk towards Tilicho lake. After a hard walk for a few hours, you will reach Tilicho Lake along with Annapurna ranges. Upon reaching you will have free time and start your yoga class at an altitude of 4,919 meters above sea level which is also the highest point for yoga throughout the trek. After lingering around and mesmerizing the beauty of Tilicho Lake you will trek back to Khangsar.
Trek to Ledar
At 07:00 AM: Wake up early to witness the beautiful sunrise and have your yoga class. After breakfast, you will start your trek towards Ledar through upper Khangsar. Because of seasonal variation, this trail can be quite messy during the time of winter. You will have a wonderful view of Annapurna, Gangapurna, Chulu East, Chulu West and Tilicho Peak during the day. After reaching Ledar you will have free time after that you will start your yoga class.
Trek to Thorong High Camp
At 06:00 AM: Wake up early and join your morning sunrise yoga to relax your system and improve respiration. After breakfast, you will start your trek to Thorong High Camp. You will face Chulu Peaks in front of you and the trail will be dry and rocky as you will leave the tree line area. After Arrival at Thorong High Cmap, you can also hike up towards upper area of Thorong La Pass and return back to Thorong High Camp for acclimatization. After that, you will start your yoga class before sunsets.
Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass
At 04:00 AM: Wake up early and start an early walk towards Thorong High Camp. It is the most difficult day of the trek as you will be walking up to 5,416 meters above sea level to cross Thorong La Pass and reach Muktinath. After reaching Thorong La you will rest for a while and start descending towards Muktinath through a rocky trail. During your descent you will also get a chance to witness the 7 highest peaks in the world, Mt. Dhaulagiri.
Trek to Jomsom
At 06:00 AM: Wake up early and join your yoga class to increase your muscle strength and relieve your tired muscles from your previous day's hard walk. After passing through Jharkot, Shakya Monastery and Kagbeni you will reach Jomsom. You will have an amazing view of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri during your trek. You can also add your day to explore Jomsom and its surroundings. Join your evening yoga class and celebrate your successful completion of the trek.
Fly to Pokhara
At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, you will take a flight to Pokhara. Today, about a 15 minutes morning flight takes us to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once we arrived at Pokhara airport, we then drove to the hotel. The rest of the day will be free and relaxed. Take a sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley if you are interested.
Drive back to Kathmandu
At 06:00 AM: After your yoga class you will have your breakfast and then after an hour rest you will drive back to Kathmandu. About 200 km you will be driving in Prithivi highway on your private vehicle. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to a hotel. You will have free time and we will have a farewell Nepali dinner together.
Today is your last day of the 18 days Annapurna circuit yoga trek. You will be free until your flight time; we will drop you at Kathmandu Airport 3 hours before your flight.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How difficult is this trek?
This is a moderate level of the trek. One must walk uphill during the trek. A physically fit and a mentally calm person can complete the trek easily.
- All arrival and departure at Kathmandu airport as mentioned.
- Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
- Private transfer from (Kathmandu/Besisahar/Bhulbhule/Pokhara/Kathmandu) and back.
- 2 Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per the trek itinerary.
- Daily breakfast throughout the trip.
- Lunch and Dinner from trek start day to trek end day.
- All necessary paperwork. (National Park Entry Permits, ACAP and TIMS Card)
- English speaking licensed trek guide.
- English Speaking Professional Yoga Teacher.
- Yoga mat if needed.
- Porter during the trek. (Can carry 20KG Baggage of 2 people)
- Lodge or Tea house accommodation during the trek.
- One local SIM card (returnable) during your stay.
- All government and local taxes.
- Guide and Porter’s salary, food and accommodation during the trek.
- Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your traveler’s insurance company.
- Sleeping bag, duffle bags and trekking route maps – if necessary.
- Farewell Nepali dinner on your last night.
- Personal expenses.
- Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport size photos and 30 USD)
- International flight ticket.
- Travel health insurance. (Recommended)
- Tips for the guide, porter and driver.
- Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
- All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
- Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned in including section.