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

Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Easy
  • Best Period: March - April & October - November
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Number of walking days: 8
  • Flights: Compulsory 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 : Nyido Monastery

In the morning : Our guide will introduce to us the Yoga teacher. Introduction briefing and Yoga  initiation.
After the Yoga session, possibilities to walk up to Pharping to visit the cave where Guru Rinpoche would have meditated and left his print. According to the time, possibilities to visit Dashinkali and Hattiban. The Shesh Narayan hindu sanctuary  is also in the vicinity.

- Hiking : at least 2h
- Accommodation : Nyido Monastery

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

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

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 on BB

In the morning we will go through a short orientation about Hinduism and then head to the Hindu Pilgrimage site of Pashupatinath which is  dedicated to the peaceful form of the God Shiva. Hindu cremations use to occurs in Pashupatinath and the site hosts a large community of Yogis and Sadhus.
Then we will have lunch around Bodnath before visiting its great stupa whith its numerous Tibetan Monasteries.

Accommodation : Hotel on 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 in private vehicle (including SUV for Gomanetal)
- 2 night at the Vajra New Wing in Kathmandu on B&B bases
- 2 nights at the Castle Resort in Pokhara on B&B bases
- 2 nights at the Nyido Monastery in Pharping on Half-board bases
- Full board bases accommodation in lodges during the trek (8 days)
- Trekking team : 1 assistant for 4 / 2 assistants for 8 / 1 porter for 2 participants
- A professional guide during the whole trip
- A professional Yoga and Taï Chi instructor from Day 03 to Day 14
- Trekking permits and authorizations (please bring 2 ID pics)
- Insurance of the staff members / flights for the guide and the Yoga instructor
- Carry of the baggage during the trek up to 13 kg / person
- Domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (133 USD)

What's not included

- Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara/Lunches in Pharping
- Visa fees for Nepal
- The International flight
- The repatriation insurance (Compulsory)
- Tips, personal expenses, beverages, sleeping bag…
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