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12 Days

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Challenging - Strenuous

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From $4375 pp

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12 Days

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difficulty

Challenging - Strenuous

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From $4375 pp

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Overview

Yoga and Hiking in Nepal

Nepal is a magical travel destination and the ideal place to balance body and mind with yoga and hiking. It is a land of snow peaks and Sherpas, yaks and yetis, monasteries and mantras. And there’s nothing quite like Nepalese hospitality. They may not have much, but Nepalese people will give you everything. We guarantee you’ll leave Nepal with deep respect and admiration for them.

Head off on an invigorating 5-day trek to Poon Hill in the Annapurna region. Your experienced guide will lead you through Rhododendron forests, terraced hills and charming village communities. The highlight of the trek is to hike to Poon Hill viewpoint in time to see the breathtaking Himalayan mountain range bathed in the colours of sunrise.  To complement daily explorations on foot we offer energising and restorative yoga and meditation sessions with a qualified yoga teacher.

After your rewarding trek, we invite you to unwind over 4 nights at a specialised yoga retreat set in tranquil surrounds and overlooking the splendid Phewa Lake in Pokhara. Yoga beginners will be encouraged to explore their asana practice and yoga fundamentals in a safe and nurturing environment. Experienced yogis can take their practice to a new level and discover different facets of a complete yoga practice under the guidance of experienced teachers. Daily programs are designed to develop a complete union of mind, body and spirit through an exploration of a wide range of yoga and meditation practices. A holistic approach will give you what you need to develop a practice and lifestyle that you can sustain long after your holiday ends. We’re confident this exhilarating trip will strengthen you physically and emotionally. It may even become one of your life’s highlights.

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Highlights

Get Ready For

  • Trek in the spectacular Annapurna region
  • Yoga and meditation while reconnecting with nature
  • Relax, unwind, de-stress, revitalise at a tranquil yoga retreat
  • Enjoy daily rejuvenating yoga/meditation on your trek
  • Benefit from the experience of qualified yoga instructors and trek guides

Itinerary

Yoga and Hiking in Nepal

Week 1
Day 1
ARRIVE KATHMANDU

It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The emotions conjured up by the views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A RAW Travel representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel and brief you about your upcoming daily activities.

Meals: None

Day 2
KATHMANDU TO POKHARA

We take a short but scenic 30 minute flight to Pokhara, enjoying the views of Ganesh, Manaslu and the Annapurnas along the way. With majestic sights of snow-capped mountain peaks and tranquil lakes, Pokhara’s beauty is sure to have you mesmerized. You will be collected from the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Meals: B

Day 3
POKHARA – ULLERI – BANTHALI (3 HOUR DRIVE: 2 HOUR HIKE)

We start our trek today after a 3 hour drive by private vehicle from Pokhara. We begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village and sits at 2,070m. We have to tackle a steep, stone stair climb but we take our time and pace ourselves. The trail then continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak and rhododendron towards Banthanti (2,250m), where we spend the night. Today’s walk offers a short and relatively easy day to help us acclimatize to the experience of trekking in Nepal.

Meals: B L D

Day 4
GHOREPANI – POON HILL – TADAPANI / CHUILE 2600M (7 HOUR HIKE)

It’s a very early wake-up call this morning as we set off to make it to the top of Poon Hill (3,210m) before sunrise. If the weather is clear we can expect a brilliant spectacle as this vantage point provides superb views of the sun rising over the Himalayas, including the Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri and Fish Tail (Machhapuchhare) mountain ranges. We spend about 2 – 3 hours in and around Poon Hill before returning to Ghorepani where we have a hot breakfast and continue our trek to Tadapani village. From this destination, we can also get amazing views of Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Fishtail among others.

Meals: B L D

Day 5
GHOREPANI – POON HILL – TADAPANI / CHUILE 2600M (7 HOUR HIKE)

It’s a very early wake-up call this morning as we set off to make it to the top of Poon Hill (3,210m) before sunrise. If the weather is clear we can expect a brilliant spectacle as this vantage point provides superb views of the sun rising over the Himalayas, including the Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri and Fish Tail (Machhapuchhare) mountain ranges. We spend about 2 – 3 hours in and around Poon Hill before returning to Ghorepani where we have a hot breakfast and continue our trek to Tadapani village. From this destination, we can also get amazing views of Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Fishtail among others.

Meals: B L D

Day 6
TADAPANI – KUMRONG DADHA 2200M (4 HOUR HIKE)

Today offers a gentle trek through beautiful lush green scenery. We climb along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests, admiring beautiful mountain views along the way. We may be lucky enough to catch glimpses of some of the abundant wildlife in the area, such as deer, monkeys and many species of birdlife.

Meals: B L D

Day 7
KUMRONG DADHA – SHYAULI BAZAAR – POKHARA (3-4 HOUR HIKE: 1.5 HOUR DRIVE)

Today we walk down to the level of the river at Shyauli Bazaar. The trail leads through an open area with terraced fields, followed by a section of stone steps and passing by small villages along the way. From Shyauli Bazaar, we have a short stretch to Nayapul and from there we meet our transport for our drive back to Pokhara (1.5hr drive). We overnight at the Purna Yoga retreat, in preparation for our yoga retreat commencing tomorrow.

Meals: B L D

Week 2
Day 8 - Day 12
POKHARA YOGA RETREAT

Surrounded by a tranquil sanctuary of rolling, green hills and superb lake views, our daily practice aims to grow a deeper sense of inner health, providing you with techniques to help you balance your mind and body. Led by an experienced, certified yoga teacher, we invite you to escape the chaotic schedules of life and find rejuvenation through these spiritually engaging sessions.

Yoga Retreat Daily Schedule (example only)

  • 6.15 am – Meditation (will vary between Japa, Inner sound, Antar Mouna, Mantra meditation, Breath, Silent)
  • 7 am – Herbal tea
  • 7.30 am – Jala Neti (nasal cleansing)
  • 8 am – Yoga (Pranayama, Dynamic Hatha, Static Asanas)
  • 9.45 am – Yogic breakfast
  • 11 am – Wellness activities (see above ‘inclusions’)
  • 12.30 pm – Sound bath (sound immersion with gong, ancient singing bowls, bells and ocean drum)
  • 1 pm – Yogic lunch
  • 2 pm – Leisure time (relax, read, nap, swim in nearby pool, explore, meditate)
  • 4 pm – Herbal tea and snacks
  • 4.30 pm – Bhakti Yoga (chanting of mantras and Kirtan)
  • 5.30 pm – Yoga (Dynamic hatha with elements of flow, power, Ashtanga and Vinyasa)
  • 6.30 pm – Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation and visualisation)
  • 7 pm – Yogic Dinner
  • 8 pm – Silent meditation
  • 9 pm – Retire for the night

Meals: B L D

Day 11
POKHARA TO KATHMANDU

Today you will fly back to Kathmandu and be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax or explore Nepal’s lively capital.

Meals: B

Day 12
DEPART KATHMANDU

Today you will be collected from your hotel for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu with your English-speaking guide. You will visit Patan Durbar Sqaure, Boudha nath Stupa, Pasupatinath and the Monkey temple (Swyambhunath). In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport for your connecting flight.

Meals: B

Inclusions

What you get

Included
  • Airport transfers
  • 2 nights deluxe, twin share accommodation in Kathmandu (B&B basis)
  • Domestic flights: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmadu
  • 1 night deluxe, twin share accommodation in Pokhara
  • 4 nights twin share accommodation in traditional teahouses while on trek
  • Experienced, English-speaking trekking guide
  • Porters to carry luggage (1 porter for every 2 guests; luggage limit is 12kg per person)
  • Healthy snacks on the trek
  • 4 nights accommodation at a specialised yoga retreat
  • 1 x Ayurvedic massage per person
  • Wellness activities at retreat including steam bath, mud bath, Himalayan Pink Salt foot bath, aroma steam inhalation
  • Yoga mat and meditation blanket (to be returned at the end of the tour)
  • Vegetarian, organic meals made from locally sourced ingredients at the yoga retreat
  • RAW Travel yoga mat bag
  • 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Luggage transfers on tour
  • Conservation and trekking fees and permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Certified and experienced yoga teacher throughout the tour
  • Full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with English speaking guide and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Document case
  • Luggage tags
  • Emergency contact numbers
Excluded
  • International airfares
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Drinks (with the exception of water at the yoga retreat)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills etc)
  • Hot showers at teahouses (small fee applies)
  • Single supplement $155 (For nights in Kathmandu only)
  • Additional activities and therapies at the yoga retreat (these can be booked at your own expense)
  • Tips for trekking guide and porters (this is at your discretion)

A yoga mat will be provided for the trip; however, you are welcome to bring your own.

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