Annapurna Sanctuary Yoga Retreat Trek
- Witness the beauty of historical monuments inside Kathmandu valley.
- Explore the historical and natural monuments full of life.
- Practice yoga in front of the notorious mountain Annapurna.
- Witness the majestic sunrise and sunset from different locations.
- Short hikes toward the traditional villages in Pokhara.
- Panoramic mountain view throughout the trek.
- Journey to find harmony in your mind, body, and soul.
- Learn about Yoga in depth while practicing it in celestial places.
The Annapurna sanctuary yoga trek is an embark on a remarkable yoga trek towards the majestic foothills of the great Annapurna range. This yoga trek focuses on giving you an exquisite experience throughout your trek from day one. This Annapurna Sanctuary trek leads you through a pristine forest, enchanting valleys, and imposing mountains which will inspire you to learn about yoga and inner peace. On this yoga trek, you will practice Yoga in the shadows of the sky-piercing peak of Mt. Annapurna mountain and front of the gorgeous small traditional villages.
This yoga retreat tour is the perfect escape from all the dull and draining daily routines. In these modern days, nothing is more relaxing than some peaceful and quality time far away from the noisy and polluted city areas. That's why we designed this ideal trip itinerary to provide the best experience to you all. When it comes to calm and tranquil activity nothing compares to yoga. These days everything is moving so fast and rapidly and you need to stop, relax, and breathe. What could be better than going on a vacation where the trials lead you to the Himalayas and fresh air far from the chaos? Nepal itself is a beautiful country with the most pristine nature and calming atmosphere.
This tour will lead you towards the ancient cities of this peaceful country where century-old mesmerizing monuments await you. Glorious viewpoints will cheer you up and give you the strength to face all your troubles. And last but not least the majestic elevated mountains grant you the view of beautiful yet brutal mountains. This trip includes yoga not only to make you physically healthy but take you on a journey to find your inner peace and spiritual growth. This tour not only allows you to learn about yoga but also teaches you how to enjoy your life to the fullest and live your life without compromising your mental health as it is equally important as having a fit body.
The Annapurna Sanctuary Yoga retreat tour is for everyone there is no age limit as anyone can participate in yoga. You can do yoga wherever and whenever you want but the big question is why in Nepal? Doing Yoga in Nepal is not just a trend it's a century-old tradition. It is a calm and relaxing activity that combines different light body movements and breathing techniques which ultimately relaxes your mind, body and soul as some of the Yoga gurus say. It involves movement, meditation, and a breathing approach to obtain both physical flexibility and mental concentration. Throughout this tour, you will find yourself in an anesthetic place full of life and divine energy. This trip helps you gain physical well-being but also promotes your emotional happiness as well.
This tour not only grants you an excellent opportunity to learn yoga here in Nepal but also tours the entire place as well. You get the golden opportunity to practice yoga in different locations from the beautiful cities of Kathmandu valley to the peaceful and quiet village of Pokhara. You will visit several places full of artifacts and historical monuments while in Kathmandu valley. You will observe the peace in between the chaos and magic of this wonderful city. Activities such as sightseeing, short hikes, thrilling activities in Pokhara (Optional) trek towards the remarkable traditional villages, and rewarding panoramic views from different viewpoints are the part of Annapurna Sanctuary yoga trek.
Also, you will do yoga with a certified yoga instructor who will join you throughout the trek and teach you about yoga according to your need and interests. There are different types of yoga according to their physical ability, mental state, emotional well-being, and many other factors. So roll your yoga mat and book this refreshing retreat tour right now.
Why the Annapurna Sanctuary Yoga retreat trek?
This Annapurna Sanctuary Yoga retreat tour is a combination of numerous fun activities and relaxing yoga classes out in nature in front of glorious mountains and unique landscapes. The whole concept of the yoga trek is to give you a break from your daily schedule which is draining your energy and making you feel empty in some ways. This trek will disconnect you from the tiring work schedule and never-ending chores. This trek will help you have some time with yourself to reconnect with the innermost part of yourself and treat yourself to some peace and relaxation that you deserve.
To have some quality time people do many things such as go on a vacation, try something new, and most importantly spend some time by themselves to heal and reconnect with their inner selves. This is one of a kind trip where you get to experience a new concept of hospitality in a small traditional village and visit historical architecture full of intricate skills of people here the divine energy dwells till this day. A great journey where you find yourself and explore yourself and treat yourself. Experience a lifetime to experience a different culture, traditions, mind-blowing views and beauty of simplicity, and many more.
Personal growth along with health and personality development with the help of yoga and meditation. A perfect holiday trip with family, friends, and even your better half. Explore new places, new cultures, traditions, and ways of living in a new environment. Different places will provide separate experiences for example the cities will give you the chance to experience a lively and buzzy life with a hint of chaos whereas the quiet village will make you fall in love with the simplicity and the never-ending peace. Sunset views along with raw nature throughout the trek program and many more.
Historical Monuments and Natural Attractions
Kathmandu is full of historical monuments and is also known as the city of temples. It is also said that every 100m distance there is a temple. These historical monuments are not just old buildings but are part of the history and century-old traditions and culture. The imposing ancient monuments are the roots of some of the most fascinating cultures and traditions here in Nepal. This historical architecture demonstrates the incredible craftsmanship and hundred-of-year-old skills of people which now represent the identity of people.
Kathmandu Durbar Square also known as Basantapur is located in the heart of Kathmandu. It is one of the most visited attractions of Nepal as it has some of the most iconic and historical monuments. This ancient monument is an important site for both Hindus and Buddhists. This place has witnessed the most important events in history such as Hindu rituals, Holy ceremonies, Roya events, and kingly coronations. The group of courtyard includes some of the traditional shrines such as Kumari House, Shiva Parvati Temple, Taleju Temple, Gandhi Baithak, and Kasthamandap. Besides these unique monuments, there are other places near Basantapur that one can visit which are Asan, Kathmandu’s local market, and Freak street.
Garden of Dreams also known as the garden of six seasons located inside the Kaiser Mahal Kathmandu. It is one of the most sophisticated gardens in Nepal and used to be a personal garden of high-ranking Ranas. The entire garden covers an area of 6895 square meters with three pavilions, an amphitheater, several tiny ponds, an arbor, and beautiful urs. Besides the decorations, it coincides with an open garden and various types of eye-catch flowers provide a calming atmosphere. It is a perfect spot for a family picnic, romantic dates, and relaxing activities such as Yoga and meditation.
Thamel is a well-known name among tourists and visitors and has quite a reputation too. It is a commercial neighborhood located in the middle of the capital. This tightly congested area is full of fascinating gift shops, lively bars, eateries blasting funky pieces of music, and most importantly travel gear shops that sell everything that is needed to travel. From small things like water bottles to the down suit essential to climb Everest. It is the tourist hub of Kathmandu which is crowded with foreigners from around the world. You can truly experience the beauty of the chaos present in this particular place by going for a walk in the evening under the stress lamps of Thamel.
Boudhanath Stupa is one of the sacred pilgrimages for Buddhist/Tibetan Buddhists. It lies in the ancient trade route of Tibet and Nepal. This place still holds the essence of age-old beautiful culture and cruises infused with each other. Along with being one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world, it is also a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979 AD. It is an ideal place to spend some time while experiencing inner peace. The sweet smell of all the incents, and the chanting of the monks will take you to another level of tranquility. People usually visit this place for a religious ritual called Kora, while doing Kora one has to go around the entire stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Swayambhunath Maha Chaitya is a 1500 years old monument loathed on top of a hill inside Kathmandu valley west of Kathmandu city. Previously known as Singru-Vihara-Caitya- Bhatjarika. This wonderful cultural site is notorious for savage monkeys which is one of the reasons it is called the Monkey Temple. As mentioned, the temple itself is located on top of the hill meaning one has to climb around 300- 400 stairs to get on top. Once at the top you will get an endless city view of Kathmandu along with the beautiful greenery surrounding you.
Nagarkot is an admired village in the center of Nepal and lies at the rim of Kathmandu. It is best known for its majestic sunrise view as it is located at an elevation of 2175m making it an ideal sunrise and sunset view along with a Panoramic view of the entire Kathmandu valley. Apart from the sunrise you also get to see the glorious mountain range including Mt. Everest on the northeast side (on clear days). You get a striking view of the Mountain range that includes Annapurna, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang. Also, you can see the rolling hills, deep valleys of Kathmandu, lush pine forests near Nagarkot, and fresh atmosphere.
Namo Buddha is one of the three major Stupas inside Kathmandu valley and it is said that visiting these three monasteries will grant the wishes. You will get a great view of a photogenic building on the side of the hill. It's about 2 hour's drive from Kathmandu city and is located near Panauti village. This place is considered a holy site as a Buddhist legend offered his flesh to the wounded tigress and its starving cubs at the very place.
Panauti is a small traditional Newari village located just 32 km southeast of the center of Kathmandu. It is one of the oldest towns in Nepal and also the best-preserved one too. It consists of various Hindu and Buddhist religious monuments from the medieval era. It is renowned for historical craftsmanship and woodwork skills which is evident in all the traditional houses present around the small artistic town.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square means the city of devotees. Similar to Kathmandu Durbar Square, it has many important Hindu temples and sites. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a group of plazas at the heart of the ancient city of Bhaktapur. Several symbolic buildings cover the area of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, including the most iconic building the 55-windowed palace. This place does not have one-of-a-kind monuments but is also a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site.
The whole Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a group of plazas and it includes a series of plazas. The plaza is divided into four individual squares including Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatraya, and Pottery Square. Each one has its attractions for example Durbar Square has the Royal palace complex, Taumadhi has Nyatapola and Bhairava Temple,
Dattatraya has the Dattatraya temple and Pottery square is the place where the production of clay vessels is done.
Attractions of the city of lakes - Pokhara
Pokhara city itself is an attraction and there are things to explore, witness, and do. Pokhara has many names given by its visitors such as a gateway to breathtaking treks, a city of adventure, and many more. It is the most admired destination for adventure, relaxing vacation plans, breathtaking treks, and many more. The pristine air, spectacular drop back of the savage mountain Annapurna and the most beautiful mountain Mt. Fishtail are the things to see while at Pokhara. The shimmering Phewa lake and colorful boats floating on top of the lake will satisfy your heart and eliminate all the stress and anxiety. Pokhara has lots of places that are the Jewels of the Himalayas.
World peace Pagoda - a beacon of peace is the massive stupa also known as Shanti Stupa towers about the famous Phewa lake at a height of 3,608ft. It is one of the two peace pagodas present in Nepal, one of which is located in Lumbini (The birthplace) of Gautam Buddha. The Peace Pagoda houses four avatars of Budhha each four-side including Maitreya Buddha which translates to the future Buddha. Besides the architectural and spiritual significance, it grants its visitors an excellent bird's eye view of the entire Pokhara city along with the wonderful view of lakes as well.
Traditional Gurung village - Ghandruk is a wonderful village located northwest of Pokhara. It is one of the most commercialized villages and also the second-largest village in Nepal. Ghandruk is the most scenic village and popular trekking route to Ghorepani Poon hill trek, the most popular trek of all time the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and so many more. This celestial village also provides some of the most fascinating views of imposing peaks, the notorious mountain Annapurna's south face, the most beautiful mountain in the world Mt. Fishtail and equality majestic Mt. Hiunchuli.
Ghorepani is a charming village in Myagdi located 17 km from the center of Beni. It is located at an elevation of 2874m above sea level. It is a popular rest stop for the Poonhill trek and itself a renowned hill station. You can see the word seventh highest which is Dhaulagiri from the Ghorepani hill station. It is one of the major villages in the Annapurna conservation area due to its location near the very popular trek route Poon hill.
Poon Hill is one of the most admired hill stations located near Pokhara. It is nestled at an altitude of 3210m above sea level. Poon hill is the ultimate view of the Annapurna Massif (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) mountain ranges. There is no advanced road meaning the only way to get on top of this incredible hill station is by foot. As you walk toward Poonhill you will go through a thick forest of Rhododendrons. The sunrise and the sunset are the major attractions of this place as you can witness the beauty with your own eyes above the majestic mountains.
Tadapani is yet another small village located in the Annapurna conservation area and lies in the trekking route towards the Ghorepani Poon hill trek. The translation of Tadapani is simply Far- water. This small hamlet is the stop point where trekkers stop by to acclimatize for the further trek. Tadapani offers a breathtaking view of Annapurna south and Fishtail mountain. It is situated at an elevation of 2630m.
Majh gau is a small village located near Pokhara and quite similar to Ghandruk as it shares similar features. This small yet beautiful village is a great place to learn about the existing culture and new concept of hospitality as the locals are very warm and friendly. This place is located in a very peaceful place making it an ideal place for some quality and relaxing time beneath the shadows of the magnificent Himalayas. It is just 450m away from yet another traditional village called Tanchwok. It is situated at an elevation of 1911m above sea level.
Dhampus is a traditional village located 25 KM north of the center Kaski district. It is situated at an altitude of 1650m above sea level. It inhibits the Gurung community. Dhampus is crowded with iconic traditional houses paved with stone roofs giving it a vintage vibe. It not only has small pretty houses but also a dead drop backdrop. This dreamy place provided its visit with a grand mountain view of Mt.Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt.Annapurna (8063m), Mt.Fishtail (6993m), Huinchuli and many more breathtaking Himalayan ranges.
What to expect from the Annapurna Sanctuary trek?
The Annapurna Sanctuary yoga retreat trek is an ideal trip that you can join to relax and get close to nature. This trip is a total package of all the relaxing city tours, short hikes around the valley, rewarding treks, and many more. On this trek, you will walk up to stunning places located at high altitudes which grant you a celestial view and a one-of-a-kind experience. You will explore the new vibrant cultures, cuisine, places, and fun activities as mentioned in the itinerary.
Welcome to Kathmandu!
As soon as you arrive in Nepal and finish off with your baggage collection and paperwork you will meet and greet one of our office representatives. You will be transported to your respective hotel in Kathmandu on a private basis. In the evening join us for a cup of coffee and get to know your yoga instructor who will brief you on the trip details day-wise. And explain about your yoga class which will happen every day either in the morning or in the evening under the supervision of your yoga teacher.
On the 2nd day of your arrival, you will visit several historical monuments which are part of UNESCO World Heritage inside Kathmandu valley. On your Kathmandu valley sightseeing, you will spend your day admiring the beauty and amazing artwork engraved into the building and places with your own eyes. You will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhnath Stupa, Garden of Dreams, and last but not least Thamel to end your day have a heartful traditional Nepali dinner that includes (Dal Bhat and varieties of side dishes) called Thakali Cuisine. You can check out the top 10 Thakali restaurants in Kathmandu if you wish to. On the 3rd day start your day with a relaxing yoga session at your hotel premises. Today you will do something different and unique. You will dive towards one of the three major Buddhist pilgrims Namo Buddha where you will get a lovely view and pristine nature.
Nagarkot - the ancient fort of Kathmandu Valley.
Today on the 4th day you will drive to an ancient Newari village called Panauti and explore the deep-rooted culture along the rustic buildings which are the proof of century-old civilization. Visit the old temples and museum where you will find tools and stuff used by the natives. After you soak in the beauty of the rustic village, hike down to Nagarkot which is the ultimate viewpoint. In this peaceful ambience, you can meditate and calm your mind as this tour is for relaxation. The main attraction of the place is sunrise and sunset which you can witness in the evening.
On the 5th day, you will start your day with a refreshing yoga session. Pack your bags and roll your yoga mats and drive towards the airport. The flight duration is just 30 mins to Pokhara. Your transportation will transport you to your hotel in a beautiful location, loosen up and enjoy the fine ambience of the hospitable hotel. In the evening meet your Yoga instructor in Pokhara who will brief you on the yoga itinerary while you are in Pokhara in detail.
You can go to explore the nearby area if you want to and stretch your legs for the upcoming trek program. Next day relax your body and calm your mind before you move on to Ulleri which is the starting point of your amazing Annapurna Sanctuary yoga trek. From here you will hike to Ghorepani and stay there overnight. Walk up to the viewpoint of Poonhill and do some yoga while witnessing the most beautiful sunset of your life. On the 7th day wake yourself and carry your yoga mats and hike to the viewpoint to do Yoga while the sun slowly greets you. Start your day with a sun salutation yoga pose followed by a light boy movement. This will please your soul and relax your body. The surrounding nature will melt your heart. Poon Hill is located at an elevation of 3210m above sea level making it an ultimate panoramic viewpoint. You can see the majestic mountain range from here such as Annapurna (8091m), Fishtail (6993m), lush green hills, and small villages nestled in the Annapurna conservation area. And trek to Tadapani, yet another peaceful village.
Traditional Villages of Annapurna conservation area.
On the 8th day, you will trek to the second biggest village of Nepal - Ghandruk. This cultural village will give you a true vintage vibe. This beautiful village has its signature housing design that is noticeable and unique. You will be embraced by the Gurung culture while you are there. You will see people doing daily household chores and agricultural work with a smile on their faces. Domesticated animals such as horses and mules caring for goods and grazing out in the sun, children going to schools, and old people welcoming you to their houses will fill your heart with joy and give you the true meaning of joy in simplicity. Once at Ghandruk you are surrounded by traditional houses, greenery and towering mountains. In the evening, you can see the savage Mt. Annapurna’s south face, the most unique Mt. Fishtail, and the majestic Mt. Hiunchuli from your hotel.
After spending a comfortable night at Ghandruk, wake up and witness the gorgeous sunrise above the mountains and glowing snowy peaks. Practice yoga while getting some vitamin D from the sun and rest before you have your breakfast. Pack your bags and put on your hiking shoes to hike toward yet another culturally rich neighboring village Majh Gau. you will stay overnight in a local lodge while you are at Majh gau. While here you get the opportunity to try local cuisine, get to know the tradition of the place and do many more amazing things also including tranquil yoga sessions out in nature. The next day you will trek for about 2-3 hours and reach another popular destination, Dhampus village.
This place provides the perfect environment for calm activities such as meditation, yoga, and many more. This is the last village that you visit during this relaxing journey. Practice yoga and get along with the locals, read books, and go around and observe the simple beauty of the village. End your day with a relaxing and effortless yoga pose called yoga Nindra where you lay down, clear your mind and relax.
Peace in Chaos
On the 11th day, you will hike down in route to Phedi to the bus station and drive from there to your hotel which will take around 30 minutes. Check-in at your hotel and get refreshed. Pokhara is full of life and beauty that you can see. You can walk up to the lakeside and do boating in the Phewa lake as it is immensely relaxing while done in the evening. The shimmering lights on top of the calm lake will be therapeutic and super refreshing. Although you are surrounded by people here the place itself will comfort you and make you feel at home. The whole concept of this trip is to let go of stress and have a great time. What could be better than going to an aesthetic eatery and having some comfort food paired with your chilled drink of choice. Pokhara has some of the most fascinating bars and restaurants that you can visit and experience live music in another country and get to know about the music and atmosphere.
Have the time of your life and live in the moment. Next day start your day with a yoga class and have your breakfast. Pack your bags and roll your mats. Drive to the airport for your domestic flight towards Kathmandu where you experience peace with a state of utter confusion. Flight duration is 30 mins after you land and drive towards your hotel. Today you have a leisurely day that you can utilize for shopping and even visit a spa for some soothing massage in Thamel. You can buy souvenirs or yoga-related stuff such as a singing bowl, and many more items to take back home as a reminder of this trip. In the evening meet us for a Nepali cultural dinner as your farewell that includes cultural dance on Nepali folk songs. The next day to remember your trip lay out your mat and practice yoga one last time while in Nepal and get ready for your departure. You will get transportation on a private basis. You will reach the airport 3 hours before your actual flight for your paperwork and airport formalities. Hope you have a relaxing and therapeutic trip and have a safe flight!
Kathmandu arrival, Welcome!
Your Arrival Time (?) Namaste! and welcome to Kathmandu. Our office representative will meet and greet you in typical Nepali style at Kathmandu airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening, we will meet at the hotel for a coffee talk and brief you on the details of your upcoming program.
Extra activity that you can participate in Annapurna Sanctuary yoga trek, let us know your preference in advance so you can schedule the program accordingly and book as needed.
Everest Mountain Flight (It is a 1-hour flight (scheduled at 6:30 AM) with a breathtaking view of the mountain range.) (USD 250 PP)
Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu. (USD 400 PP)
Everest Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu with Kala Patthar Landing. (USD 1200 PP)
Monuments Exploration inside Kathmandu
At. 07:00 AM: Start your day with a relaxing and productive yoga section for an hour with your professional yoga instructor. Today you will start with a straightforward yet important session which is breathing. Effective breathing provides you with a great sense of mental clarity and starts your day with great enthusiasm. Have a refreshing breakfast and get ready to explore the beauty of Kathmandu.
Start with an interesting Kathmandu Durbar Square, have some pictures, and admire the beauty of this mind-boggling place. After touring inside the Kathmandu durbar square stop by the Garden of dreams and relax inside one of the sophisticated gardens and even practice meditation taking advantage of the calm ambience. Its opening time is from 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM. After you finish with a quick visit drive towards Swayambhunath which will take around 20-30 mins by drive. Once you reach the entrance of Swayambhunath, get ready to climb 400 stairs to get the most rewarding view of Kathmandu city. (Don’t get too close to the savage monkeys)
The next stop is Boudhanath Stupa which will take around 30-40 mins by drive. As soon as you enter the religious site you will notice the sweet smell of incense and people going around the massive stupa doing a ritual called Kora which you can participate in. There are several cafes where you can try delicious Tibetan cuisine and you will find many authentic Tibetan restaurants. End your day with a short walk to the lively street of Thamel. The vibrant lights and buzzing crowd will make you either feel alive or anxious.
Drive to Namo Buddha
At. 07:00 AM: Wake up early in the morning and take out your yoga mat. Start your beautiful day by stretching your body and gradually doing yoga and taking the exact instruction given by your yoga teacher. After you finish yoga, get refreshed and rest for a while as it is part of the yoga session.
At. 10:00 AM: Get ready to drive towards the serene place surrounded by lush green nature. Have your breakfast in the hotel and get ready for another amazing day of your tour. Today you'll be visiting the ancient and famous monastery. The peaceful atmosphere will take you away from the crowded city life. In Namo Buddha, you will see numerous butter lamps in honor of Buddha. The monastery is surrounded by a serene environment and green hills making it the perfect escape for some meditative exercise.
You will go to the peaceful hotel and relax there while enjoying nature and an eco-friendly ambience. Or you can choose to stay at the monastery.
Hike to Panauti - Drive to Nagarkot
At. 09:00 AM: You will start the early morning hike to Panauti from Namo Budhha which will take around 35 KM northeast of Kathmandu to explore this ancient city. Here you can find the oldest and most authentic Newari settlements. The rustic village seems stuck back in time. There is a museum as well that you can visit and explore the century-old artifacts and tools used for daily life. Explore the surroundings and get along with the locals there chit chat with them.
Drive towards Nagarkot to view the majestic sunset and another claiming session of yoga with your professional yoga instructor. You can walk up to the viewpoint and practice yoga while enjoying the beautiful sunset view and the remarkable landscape.
At. 05:30 PM: (Yoga session) Take out your yoga mats and put on your yoga pants for yet another light yoga session. Relax your mind, muscles, and soul. Start your yoga session by joining your hands together and saying Namaste! Breathe in and breathe out and move on to another pose taught by your instructor. (Duration 1 hour)
Fly to Pokhara, Raniban Retreat
At. 10: 30 AM: Roll your Yoga mats, pack your bags and hop in the car at the airport. (Flight duration 25 mins) After ending your transportation will drop you at your respective hotel. If you drive towards your hotel you get to see the giant mountains standing tall and intimidating. Your Hotel is located at a perfect place for some relaxation Yoga practice, resting your bags and getting refreshed, and enjoying the exemplary hotel service with a great atmosphere. You can go for a walk nearby the hotel and explore the area on your own. The beauty of Pokhara will not fail to amaze you. The best thing about this place is the sunset view that you get from your hotel. The magnificent sunset will inspire you to practice yoga while you witness the beauty of nature. In the evening meet your yoga instructor in Pokhara who will accompany you throughout your trek program.
At. 05:30 PM: Today you will do yoga in the evening as it is more relaxing and refreshing. You will start with light yoga and gain full control of your breathing. (Duration 1 hour) as you continue to do yoga you will witness stunning sunset from your hotel. Relax and enjoy the view at the same time.
Optional Activities in Pokhara (Price Subject to Change):
Paragliding in Pokhara. (USD 75 PP)
Ultra-light flight in Pokhara. (USD 120 PP, 15 Minutes)
Zip-flying in Pokhara. (USD 60 PP)
Bungee jumped in Kushma. (World’s 2nd highest, 228M) (USD 120 PP)
Drive to Ulleri, Trek to Ghorepani - (Sunset at Poon Hill)
At. 08:00 AM: Have your breakfast at your hotel in Pokhara. After that, get prepared for your trek/hiking towards Ghorepani from Ulleri today. You will drive in a 4WD local jeep until Ulleri, your trek/hiking will start from there and about after 4-5 hours of walking you will reach Ghorepani. Up on reaching, check in at your lodge and rest your bags, loosen up and rest for a while.
Carry your yoga mat and walk up to Poon hill to view the sunset and the Himalayas and for some relaxing yoga sessions while seeing the magnificent sunset view from the viewpoint (distance from Ghorepani to Poon hill 1km). After you reach the viewpoint, lay out your mat and start with a light stretch and start by moving your joints to relax from all the waking. Enjoy your yoga class in front of a glorious scenario. (Duration half an hour)
Later, have your Dinner at the lodge in Ghorepani and rest well for the next day.
Sunrise from Poon Hill, Trek to Tadapani
At. 04:30 AM: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) for the sunrise views. The uphill hike to Poonhill takes about one hour to reach. From there you can explore a wide range of Himalayan vistas. Poon Hill is one of Nepal's most stunning vantage points for a panoramic view. The Dhauligiri and Manaslu mountain ranges, as well as the renowned mountain peak Machhapuchhre, are spectacular. Practice yoga while the sun rises above the sparkling snow peaks. Start with an iconic yoga pose Sun salutation and slowly move on to another light stretching following your yoga instructor. (Duration half hour)
Return to your hotel and have your local breakfast. Start trekking towards Tadapani. Tadapani is about 9 KM northeast of Ghorepani, on the way to Ghandruk. It takes 5-6 hours or walks to reach it with a 1-hour lunch break. You will experience a high alpine walk through the pine forest and stay in an area surrounded by trees and jungle.
Upon reaching your destination relax your muscles. Enjoy the nature surrounding you. This will boost your spirit and calm your heart along with your mind and body. You will have plenty of time to learn about yoga as you are accompanied by an expert yoga teacher throughout your journey.
Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk
At. 08:00 AM: Wake up and have your breakfast and get ready to hike down towards Ghandruk village. A famous point inside the Annapurna region connects various trails, mainly the Annapurna base camp trek. It is one of the largest settlements in that area.
The distance is just 6 Km so you will reach Ghandruk for lunch. Later you can try a habitual Gurung dress and click some pictures along with the photogenic place. Observe the lifestyle of the local people and have chit-chat and tea. Witness the lovely sunset followed by the astounding snow-capped mountains. After soaking in the beauty pack your bags for your upcoming trek program.
Breathe in, Breathe out and take out the yoga mat for yet another amazing session of yoga under the beautiful sky and breathtaking view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Hiunchuli and Mt. Fishtail. Practice yoga in an open area where you get a panoramic view of your surroundings. You will do light yoga without putting excess pressure on your body by relaxing your mind. Gain oneness of all senses along with your mind, body and soul to truly express spiritual growth as well. (Duration half hour)
Ghandruk to Majh Gau
At. 05:00 AM: Wake up to a beautiful chilly morning and treat your eyes and feed your soul with the most graceful sunrise view right in front of your eyes. Start your yoga class as the warmth of the sun lies on you. Continue your yoga as the birds start chirping and bless your ears with their melodious sound. Doing yoga in such a peaceful place will fill your heart with joy and harmony. (Duration half hour)
Today you will trek to Majh gau which is a small traditional village near Dhampus village. The distance between Ghandruk and Majh gau is just 11 KM which one can easily complete in around 4 hours. Once at Majh gau you also get to see the neighboring village called Tanchwok. This place grants its visitors a sweeping view of its surroundings along with the stunning Himalayan range as well. Enjoy your free time at this celestial place, you can go out for a walk and explore the village on your own and socialize with the locals. Another great thing that you can do is meditation as the place is located far from the city area there will not be any kind of noise or disturbance.
Majh Gau to Dhampus
Have local breakfast at the lodge and walk around observing the surroundings and soaking in the beauty and tranquility.
At. 08:30 AM: Start your hike toward your today’s destination Dhampus, another magnificent village with amazing ambience and beautiful people. It will take around 3 hours. The trail is through the jungle so you will get the opportunity to observe various species of birds and wild animals along with domesticated animals like horses and donkeys. View the most awaited sunset along vibrant mountains lit up with multi colors from the sunset providing a heavenly view. After witnessing the beauty of nature, enjoy an authentic dinner in the company of natives. Hear about the history of the place from the locals and rest for the day.
(Yoga class) in the evening you will do yoga in front of the lodge in the front yard. Put on your comfortable clothing and lay down your mats for another session of soul-nourishing yoga class. Do some light Hatha yoga and finish your session with Yoga Nidra which is the most relaxing yoga. After you finish yoga, see the sunset along with the breathtaking Himalayas.
Dhampus to Pokhara
At. 06:00 AM: Wake up and walk around to stretch your muscles. After a few mins take your mats and sit down to start your yoga class. Start with chanting the mantra and gain concentration before you go for further yoga poses. Follow your yoga teacher and listen to him/her carefully before trying the pose to avoid any confusion and difficulty. Finish your yoga rest for a while and have your breakfast. Relax and spend some quality time in the village as you don't have to walk long distances today.
Pack your bags and put on your hiking shoes. You will cover around 4 KM of hike and reach the vehicle point, Phedi where your transportation will pick you up and drop you at your respective hotel in Pokhara. (Distance 25 Km / 30 mins by drive)
Fly back to Kathmandu
At. 8:30 AM: Before you depart from the hotel. Today you will return to Kathmandu but first, you will do some yoga before you catch your flight. Have breakfast and pack your bags for your flight back to Kathmandu. (flight duration is 25 mins) Say goodbye to the city of adventures Pokhara. Drive towards Pokhara airport and finish all the necessary paperwork before takeoff.
After you reach Kathmandu collect your bags and drive towards your hotel in Kathmandu and get refreshed. Treat yourself by having a relaxing massage at a spa near your hotel. Enjoy delicious local or continental cuisine or a cup of aromatic coffee. In the evening meet us for a traditional Nepali dinner followed by a cultural dance on Nepali folk songs which is one of a kind experience to get here in Nepal.
Lay your yoga mats for the time before you leave and practice yoga with your instructor as a farewell. Before you go, have a warm breakfast and leave for the airport. You will get to the airport 3 hours before your flight time by private transportation. Carry loads of souvenirs, memories, and lifetime experiences back home, and Have a safe home return!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where will you do Yoga during the trek?
You will do yoga in an open and silent place as doing yoga needs concentration and focus. You will practice yoga in the gardens and empty hall at the hotel while in Kathmandu. And you will do yoga in the front yards, open grounds, and empty spaces around the villages while trekking and hiking days. Yoga does not require a lot of space; you can even do yoga in your hotel room if you wish to. You will practice yoga in an open space surrounded by hills and the Himalayas out, as it is more relaxing and calming.
What kind of Yoga will we do during this trip?
There are different types of Yoga according to physical ability, mental state, and emotional wellness according to the Yoga gurus and yoga depends on these factors. Besides that, you will practice different types of breathing techniques, light Hatha Yoga which does not demand a lot of physical fitness and is easier in comparison to other forms of yoga. And while you trek you will just do light stretching as walking for 3-4 hours already puts pressure on your muscles so to relieve the pressure you will do joint yoga, learn to control your breath, Hatha Yoga, and relaxing poses.
What are the benefits of doing Yoga?
There are hundreds of advantages to doing Yoga. It not only makes a person physically fit but also helps people gain mental calmness and spiritual growth according to certified yogis. It makes your body more flexible, stretches your muscles, and helps your blood circulation making your body more immune to common diseases. It promotes mental calmness, helps you concentrate, relieves chronic stress patterns, and many more. Also, yoga is a tool for spiritual growth. It helps you gain the oneness of your mind, body and soul and somehow helps you achieve inner peace and satisfaction.
Do you need to have a certain body weight or type to do yoga?
No, you don't need to have a specific body type or weight to practice yoga as it can be done by anyone. There is no ideal body type or ability to do yoga as it contains certain breathing techniques and light body movements which are not complicated at all. There are yoga types and forms according to physical ability, and mental and emotional wellness as well which is for everyone. There are no age limitations as yoga is not a sport or competition it's a free activity that provides nothing but relaxation and peace.
What do you need for the yoga class?
You don’t need lots of stuff for yoga as it doesn't require various equipment. The only essential equipment you need for yoga is just a yoga mat. Since it's crucial to have good balance while doing Yoga you will need material and nothing else. A 6 mm yoga mat is ideal as some professional yogis suggest. And to make your yoga sessions more comfortable it's better if you have a pair of stretchable yoga pants so that you can move without worrying about your clothes.
Is Yoga complicated to learn?
No, Yoga is not hard to learn. You can start with a simple type of yoga such as learning to control your breathing which does not require any physical ability. But there is a central type of yoga that demands a certain level of physical and mental fitness and with constant practice and focus anyone can achieve that.
Why should I Do Yoga in Nepal?
Doing yoga requires a peaceful place far from all the distractions and unnecessary thoughts. Nepal has some celestial places with majestic places with pristine nature and vibrant culture. An ideal place to practice yoga is outside a concrete building and close to nature and Nepal has it all. Besides the natural beauty and refreshing surroundings, Nepal has a deep history with yoga as Nepal is the neighboring country of India where yoga originated according to the legends. Here you have the opportunity to learn authentic yoga while you soak in the beauty and divine energy while you unravel the mystery of inner peace.
All airports transfer on a private basis.
Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Private vehicle with A/C for all mentioned sightseeing and transfers.
All (12 nights) hotel accommodations at the mentioned hotels, resorts, and lodges at respective places.
Daily breakfast at the hotel from the next day of your arrival.
Lunch and Dinner as mentioned in the itinerary.
Professional and government-licensed tour guide during your sightseeing visit to the mentioned sites in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
A certified yoga and trekking guide from the second day of your trip.
All mentioned sightseeing entrance fees.
All the necessary permits.
One local SIM card (returnable, if required) during your stay.
All government and local taxes.
Farewell Nepal cultural dinner on your last night in Nepal.
Lunch and dinner are excluded.
Spa and other personal facilities.
Tips to the driver and guide. (not required but recommended)
Services that aren’t mentioned above.
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