For those who have found challenges within themselves to be worked on for greater happiness in life, may benefit from this travel yoga course. Nepal, the land of Himalayas has been a popular destination for greatness seekers- those who have experienced limits within themselves, those who can't rely on just another relationship, a new job, or a vacation.
Shree Yoga, introduces a journey that should prepare one to celebrate life. We invite you to participate!⨳ Travel Yoga Course Duration: 8 days
⨳ Places to be visited: Pokhara, Tadapani, Poon Hill, Ghandruk, Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath
⨳ Activities: Hike, Relaxation, Practice of Meditation, Yoga Asana Practice, sight seeing, Breathing Practice
Details on Travel Yoga Retreat Course
Day 1 | Arrival in KathmanduYou will be received at the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu by a Shree Yoga representative. Settle in the centre, briefing about the program, Overnight stay.
Day 2 | City tour : Bhaktapur, PashupatinathWake up in the morning, have a tea, nasal cleansing then morning yoga class at the centre. You will have breakfast after yoga class around 10 am. Then we will move for city sight seeing, temple and monastery visit.
We have chosen a traditional town for your sight seeing. Be prepared to be amazed by the living style of Newars in Bhaktapur, almost untouched by Modern practices. Bhaktapur is known as the 'Living Heritage', 'City of Devotees', the 'City of Culture', and 'Nepal's Cultural Gem'. It is one of the 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. Bhaktapur is filled with monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs, open courtyards.
You will have traditional Newari lunch during the day.
In the evening, we go to Pashupatinaath temple, famous and sacred Hindu temple complex. The temple serves as the seat of Pashupatinath, built in 5th century. You will be merged with the evening Shiva Aarati (evening prayer).Then come to the centre, have dinner then trataka meditation practice and then to the bed.
Day 3 | Travel to Pokhara (by private car)Get up in the morning, have tea and nassal cleansing then morning yoga class. You will get breakfast after yoga class then we drive to Pokhara.
Driving on a narrow highway passing settlements, local markets, green mountains, rivers and beautiful landscapes.
Pokhara is one of the most 'visit places' in Nepal. it's a city on Lake Phewa, in central Nepal which is known as a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, a most popular trail in the Himalayas. And... Lakeside in Pokhara is the perfect place to recharge your batteries.
You will be setteled in one of the popular hotels in Lakeside. We may go to explore Lakeside and Lake in the evening depending on your choice. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 4 | Drive to Ulleri then hike to GhorepaniDrive early morning to Ulleri (2070m) from Pokhara. This will be offroad driving for about 3 hours and it's bumpy sometimes. We will have breakfast in Ulleri & some rest. Then we start hike up to Ghorepani which may take around 4-5 hours of up and down hill walking.
The trail climbs gently through the cultivated fields, rhododendron and oak forests then stop at Nangethanti for lunch and short rest. After lunch we start walking towards Ghorepani through beautiful forest. We do yoga in Ghorepani in the evening then dinner. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Day 5 | Sunrise View at PoonhillEarly morning climb 1 hour up to viewpoint station in Poonhill for Sunrise view over the tall Himalayas.
Poon Hill is the best viewpoint in lower elevation in the Annapurna region and also best for sunrise and sunset. Then walk back down to Ghorepani and have breakfast.
After breakfast, we can walk back to Ulleri the same way we came and jeep to Pokhara from there.
Optional: After breakfast : Trek to Tadapani : Tadapani meaning far water supply in this village from long distance. The trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali. Then descend to reach Banthanti and reach Tadapani, do yoga in the evening. Overnight in hotel.
Day 6 | Tadapani - Ghandruk (2000m) - PokharaWake up in the morning, have tea and practice yoga in front of tall Himalayas. After yoga class, we have breakfast. Then our trek continues towards Ghandruk. After walking around 4 hours we reach Ghandruk, Gurung village which is the most interesting tribal Gurung village in Nepal, which provides Gorkha soldiers. It has excellent close-up views of Annapurna South and Fishtail Himalayas. We will have lunch in Ghandruk then drive back to Pokhara. Overnight stay in hotel in Pokhara.
Day 7 | Pokhara - KathmanduYou will start the day with yoga lesson and practice of breathing exercises with Instructor Shreesh. After breakfast, we will take private car to Kathmandu. We have traditional lunch in the way in afternoon. You can join for the evening yoga class then dinner, candle light meditation and bed time.
Day 8 | DepartureWake up in the morning, have tea, join morning yoga class. After breakfast you can leave for your real home or to your next destination.
⨯ Your flights
⨯ Personal expenses
✔ ACAP permits, TIMS & other government taxes
✔ Arrival and departure transfers
✔ All 8 days accommodation
✔ All ground transportations as per needed
✔ All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
✔ English speaking guide/yoga instructor
✔ Private Yoga Lessons
Price: USD $1265 per person * discount available if you are in a group.
* NOTE: This program starts on 1st and 15th of every month. OR it can start on any date if you are 2 or more than 2 people in a group.
You should book this course 10 days earlier.