TREK & YOGA
A combination of 5 to 6 hours of trekking per day to some yoga practice. The practice of Yoga will provide you some mental and muscular relaxation along with some stretching to help recovery.  This tour offers an holistic approach of Nepal with some world-heritage site-seeing within the Kathmandu Valley, trekking on the South slope of the Annapurna. A professional Yoga teacher and a professional Guide will accompany you during your entire stay.

HIGHLIGHTS
Introduction to Yoga in Pharping in an outstanding setting
- Easy trekking in the Annapurna region
- Daily Yoga practice in the nature with a professional teacher
Visit of some spiritual and cultural world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley
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Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Easy
  • Best Period: March - April & October - November
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Number of walking days: 8
  • Highest Altitude: 3300 Meters
  • Flights: Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge during trek

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Day

Paris - Kathmandu (1 350m) flight (with one stop). Transfer to the monastery of Nyido in Pharping (1h30mn drive from Kathmandu). We will stay at the Guest house of a monastery where we will get the chance to attend some Buddhist rituals.  There, we will enjoy a beautiful Yoga hall overlooking the green and peaceful Bagmati Valley.  

- Accommodation : Dondrub Guest House  or similar at Boudhanath on BB

In the morning : Our guide will introduce to us the Yoga teacher. Introduction briefing and Yoga  initiation.
After the Yoga session, visit hindu site Pashupatinath, dedicated to lord shiva where we do the cremations and also we see important community of yogi and sadhus, then lunch at boudhanath and visit stupa and the tibetain monasteries.
- Accommodation : Dondrub Guest House or similar at boudhanth on BB

It takes 6 to 7 hours to reach Pokhara that lays on the banks of the Phewa Lake. We will stay on Pokhara heights, overlooking the lake,  in a small and quiet hotel with a swimming pool and a large space for Yoga practice.
- 6/7 hours by bus or minibus
- Accommodation : Hotel Lake SIde Retreat on BB

We will take  a private vehicle and take the road up to Beni (3 hours). Then 1 hour off-road up to Gunmetal (900 m). After that, we will walk uphill heading to Banskharha village.
Diner in a community Dinning Hall. We will stay at some Homestay in Banskharha (1 526m).
- Walking hours : 2h
- Elevation + : 650m
- Accommodation : Homestay

The first day of hour short trekking up to the large Magar village of Nangi. Lunch break in Danda Kateri village « Community dining Hall » (2 000m). We will then walk up to Nangi village where we will have dinner and spend the night at the « Community Lodge ».
- Walking hours : 5h
- Elevation + : 850m
- Accommodation : Community Lodge

That day will be the one will the biggest ascension of our trip with an astonishing view on 28 summits above 6 000m.
We will start our day with a gradual uphill walk through a beautiful forest of Rhododendrons. Then we will walk uphill to reach the Hampal Bhanjyang pass (3 090m). After that, we will walk on the crest of the Mountains to reach Mohare Danda where we will have some Yoga practice in an exceptional quiet and peaceful environment. 
- Walking hours : 5h
- Elevation + : 1 050m
- Accommodation : Community Lodge

We will walk through a dense forest up to Poon hill while enjoying the amazing views on the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna. We will reach Deurali going through Ghorepani. The view point from the Gurung Tower above the lodge offers a splendid panorama.
- Walking hours : 4h30
- Elevation + : 350m
- Elevation - : 500m
- Accommodation : Lodge

We will walk uphill in forest up to the little summit of Muldai (3 600m) to enjoy the view. We will have a lunch break at Dobato and will walk down to Tadapani.
- Walking hours : 5h
- Elevation + : 500m
- Elevation - : 800m
- Accommodation : Lodge

We will walk up to Tadapani through a forest where many monkeys (Langur specie) live. Then we will cross the village of Ghandruk which is a beautiful Gurung village with beautiful traditional houses made of dry stones. We will enjoy an amazing view on the Annapurna and the Machapuchare (Fish Tail). Finally we will walk down toward the Kimrong Khola river. Finally, we cross via suspended bridge before walking up to Landruk. 
- Walking hours : 6h
- Elevation + : 450m
- Elevation - : 1450m
- Accommodation : Lodge

We will walk on a gradual and slightly stiffer (in the end) path up to the low pass of Deurali. We will start walking on the slope of mountain, then through woods up to the beautiful Gurung village of Lwang, whose speciality are tea plantations. The village women comity will welcome, feed and accommodate us. We will have a new session of  Yoga practice on the terrace of our Home Stay.
- Walking hours : 5h
- Elevation - : 850m
- Accommodation : Homestay

 

End of the trekking with an hour long of walk down to the bridge. Then we will enjoy a bucolic walk to Lhachowk where we will get a car to reach Pokhara and our hotel.
- Walking hours : 3h30
- Elevation - : 400m
- Accommodation : Hotel Lake Side Retreat on BB

Domestic flight to Kathmandu. We will stay at the Vajra Hotel, just next to the Swayambhunath Stupa. Visit of the Stupa and Yoga.
- Accommodation : Hotel Vajra on BB

After the visit and discoverto Pharping we visit the cave where Guru Rinpoche meditated and left his footprint then we go to see the Daksinkali temple. The Shesh Narayan Hindu Shrine is also nearby. Lunch and visit Patan
- Variable walking time: 2h.
- Accommodation: Hotel Vajra with Yoga room in BB

Airport Transfer, international flight for an arrival either on the same evening or on the following morning.
End of our services.

What's included

- All transfers by private vehicle according to the program (including jeep (s) for Gomanetal)
- 2 nights at Hotel Vajra New Wing in Kathmandu BB
- 2 nights at Dondrup Guest House or similar to Bouddhanath in BB
- 2 nights at Lake Side Retreat *** in BB
- Trek full board in Lodge 8 days
- Trekking team: 1 assistant from 4 & 1 carrier for 2.
- French speaking guide for the entire stay from 4 participants
- Yoga teacher for yoga and Taichi day 03 to 14 from 4 participants
- TIMS and ACAP license (2 photos)
- Staff insurance; theft of the guide and the teacher
- Carrying up to 13 kg / person during the trek.
- Domestic flight Pokhara - Kathmandu (US $ 125)
- Domestic airport taxes
- Transfers airports (if night booked by our services as itinerary)

What's not included

- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara, lunch in Pharping
- Nepal Visa ($ 25 + photo)
- Entrances fees for visit sites in the Kathmandu Valley.
- International flight.
- Compulsory repatriation insurance
- Tips, personal expenses, drinks, sleeping bag etc.
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