Yoga Trek

Code: NPL-TRK-YT
11 Days 10 Night

Description

If you love yoga and adventure, The Yoga Trek is the perfect combination of both. Yoga makes you feel lighter, happier, stronger, and it keeps your mind fresh and clear. Your practice is a challenge and a joy. If so, then book a ticket to Kathmandu and join us for pilgrimage and practice in the sacred country of Nepal.

This special place is protected by the surrounding Himalayas, has long been a ‘power place’ for pilgrims and seekers from India, Nepal, Tibet, and around the world. Hinduism and Buddhism converge here, and Nepal is full of awe-inspiring monuments. Join us for a journey of the heart and mind as we explore the living Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Kathmandu and beyond. All you have to do is get yourself here; Epic Adventures will be at the airport to pick you up and take you on an adventure of a lifetime!

Magnificent sunrises, eternal glaciers, and endless skies – the Roof of the World is a destination so sublime that it has inspired some of the greatest visionary explorers, poetics, scientists and philosophers for thousands of years. With its pristine landscape and peaceful surroundings – as well as an ancient legacy of some of the world’s oldest religions and cultures – it is the perfect locale for a soul-defining Yoga and trekking retreat.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION TIA Kathmandu
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Easy
HIGHEST ALTITUDE 2400 m
COST INCLUDES
  • 3 Nights stay in kathmandu in 3 Star Category Hotel/Lodge
  • 2 Nights in Pokhara 3 star category hotel/lodge
  • All Ground transportation
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  • Internal Return flight to Pokhara/Kathmandu
  • Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking including tea & coffee
  • Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
  • One cultural show and dinner in Kathmandu
  • National park entry fees and TIMS permit card
  • 1hr Massage at Ayurveda Health Home
  • Includes Sleeping bags, down jackets and hiking poles
  • First Aid kit
  • Hot Showers
COST EXCLUDES
  • International Flight and Nepal Visa fee
  • Major meals in Cities
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea / coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges , landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control

Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, we will be there to pick you up. Then, you will be escorted to your hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

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Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

 You will perform the morning yoga as usual then after its completion, you will explore Kathmandu. Kathmandu possesses many cultural heritage sites which are dated back to centuries ago. With seven UNESCO world heritage sites, your day will involve visiting lots of temples, stupas, and monasteries. Firstly, you will visit the Monkey temple, then, you will visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath, and at last, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. Again, you will be doing your evening yoga. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Buddha Air

After the morning yoga, you will be flying towards Pokhara. A 25-minute flight above the high mountains and hills takes you to the land of the lakes; Pokhara is beautifully created by nature herself. With astonishing views of the mountain like Mt. Annapurna (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m) along with lakes like Begnas and Phewa, you will surely feel the generosity of nature in Pokhara. In the evening, you will practice your yoga. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.

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Day 4: Pokhara to Ghandruk –  1940 m– trek 4 hours approx

You will perform your morning yoga in the lake city, after which you will drive up to Kimche via Nayapul and Birethanti. Zooming off alongside pristine natural landscape, you reach Kimche, from where your trek starts. You will ascend on flag-stone steps with a view of Machhapuchhre (6993m) smiling at you from behind the hills and pass through the rhododendron forest to reach the picture-perfect village of Ghandruk, inhabited by the Gurung. You can perform your evening yoga while relishing the breathtaking view of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m). Overnight in Ghandruk.

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Day 5: Ghandruk to Jhinu (Natural hot springs)- 1780 m – trek 4 hours approx

You will again perform your yoga with the mountains as your spectator before leaving Ghandruk for Jhinu. You will ascend through the lush forest of rhododendron and oak with the continuous views of Machhapuchhre (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Annapurna South (7219m) until you reach Jhinu. There is a natural hot spring in Jhinu, situated on the bank of Modi River. After reaching Jhinu, you will get to enjoy a relaxing dip in hot spring.  You will perform your evening yoga in Jhinu Danda. Overnight in Jhinu.

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Day 6: Jhinu to Tolka – 1700 m-  trek 4-5 hours approx

After your morning yoga in Jhinu, you will cross Chhomrong River and Modi River via New Bridge and descend to Tolka. As you descend through the verdant forest, you will pass by the Gurung village of Landruk before reaching the small settlement of Tolka. You will perform your evening Yoga in Tolka with a view of Machhapuchhre (6993m) rising behind the hills. Overnight in Tolka.

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Day 7: Tolka to Australian Camp – 1890 m– trek 3-4 hours approx

Before leaving Tolka for Australian Camp, you will perform your morning yoga on the foothills of the Annapurna massif one more time. You will climb down the flag-stone steps amid the beautiful rhododendron forest until you reach Australian Camp. Australian Camp is a small settlement best known for its unobstructed view of the Annapurna range and Machhapuchhre (6993m). You will perform your evening yoga at the camp before calling it a night.

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Day 8: Australian Camp to Kade –  Pokhara – 800m – trek 1.5hrs approx

After your morning yoga, you will continue descending on the stone steps until you reach Kande. From Kande, you will drive to Pokhara via Phedi and Hyangja. The short drive will allow you to have a look at small Gurung settlements nestled on the foot of mid-hills. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you can hire a bike and cycle around the beautiful city or you can just relax by the bank of Phewa Lake. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.

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Day 9: Overnight in Pokhara

Keeping everything that Pokhara has to offer in mind, you will spend the whole day today exploring the beautiful city. You can either go for a morning hike to World Peace Pagoda for a panoramic view of the mountains along with a bird’s eye view of Pokhara valley and Phewa Lake, or you can drive to Sarangkot to witness the beautiful sunrise, and if interested you can go for paragliding as well. You can later visit Begnas Lake and do boating there. In Pokhara, there are so many places to visit and so many activities to partake in. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus – 7 hrs Drive

Either by land or by air, you will return to Kathmandu. The drive allows you to enjoy the scenic views composed of green hills, terraced fields, many small streams, and the Marsayangdi and Trishuli Rivers. After arrival, you will be driven to the hotel, where you will be resting for the night.

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Day 11: Departure

We will escort you to the airport for your further plans and departures

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