Yoga and Meditation Tour

Duration: 12 Days

Yoga and Meditation Tour is your opportunity to experience the spiritual healing powers of yoga and meditation from an accomplished guru while in nature and at ancient sites in Kathmandu.

Yoga dates back to pre-Vedic Hindu traditions, likely developing as a concrete form of poses and postures around the 6th and fifth centuries. Yoga is usually a set of physical, mental and spiritual practices that have become popular in the west since the late 1980s. And, for all the right reasons!

Yoga is directly related to nature and ancient culture of the Indian subcontinents. So, to fully appreciate, enjoy and experience this healing form of exercise, one needs to immerse in nature and adopt the lifestyle of the great yogis. What better way to do that than by practicing yoga with an accomplished guru among the mountains and hills in Nepal?

Adventure Trek Club takes you through different facets of spirituality in Yoga and Meditation Tour, one major factor being the Himalaya. You will practice yoga and meditation every day with an accomplished guru in various natural and spiritual/religious sites throughout the tour. We start the tour from Kathmandu with a cultural yoga and Meditation. The next day, we head to Pokhara where we will be staying in PemaTsalSakya Monastery with 100 monks who follow a strictly spiritual lifestyle including daily meditation.

We practice vegetarianism throughout the Yoga and Meditation Tour. After spending roughly a day in the monastery, we drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana village for the night. The trek is as pleasant as it is spectacular and fulfilling. Views of Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m) and Lamjung Himal (6,983m) among others add to the beauty of the trek which goes through the dense forest, green fields, cascading waterfalls and picturesque traditional villages.

We start the next day with morning yoga and meditation in the beautiful natural setting adorned with hills, mountains, and forest. We then set off to Australian Camp which is in the Annapurna Conservation Area. You can soak in the beauty of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Mt. Machapuchhre (6,993m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061) and Lamjung Himal (6,983m). You can even see whole of Pokhara valley and PhewaLake on the horizon.

The next day we trek to Kande from where the drive to Pokhara. We start the next day in Pokhara with Yoga and meditation against the backdrop of Mt. Machapuchhre. Then we drive back to Kathmandu. The next day after yoga, we visit the ancient city of Bhaktapur which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We stay overnight in Keshab homestay. The next day, after yoga and meditation we trek to NamoBuddha via Panuati. Namobuddha is a vantage point to enjoy a panorama of Himalayan ranges and also hosts a monastery.

We take a meditation session inside the monastery the next day and go around for a short walk as well. Our Yoga and Meditation Tour ends with a drive back to Kathmandu. Adventure Club Trek also offers Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek-16 Days, your chance to experience yoga and meditation at highest altitude on Earth.

You can also join us on Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek-14 Days. It is an opportunity to spend your night at the Base Camp of world’s 10th highest mountain and wake up to a yoga session against the backdrop of sunrise over some of the world’s tallest mountain.

For those seeing a shorter but fulfilling yoga trek in the Himalayas, Adventure Club Trek offers Mardi Himal Yoga Trek-8 Days.

Trip Highlights:

  • Daily Yoga and Meditation session, while in Annapurna region Yoga and meditation against the backdrop of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machapuchhre, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal and Mt. Dhaulagiri among others.
  • Guided Tour of PemaTsalSakya Monastery and ThranguTashiYangtse Monastery to help you understand the concept of meditation in Tibetan Buddhism. We also meditate inside the ThranguTashiYangtse Monastery.
  • Trek through the rhododendron forest, lush hills and picturesque villages in the Annapurna region.
  • Spectacular views of Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machapuchhre, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, Pokhara Valley and Phewalake from the Australian Camp. 
  • Homestay with vegetarian food.
  • Meditation and Yoga Practice with Yogis and Monks.
  • NamoBuddha, a vantage point to enjoy a spectacular Himalayan Panorama and home to the ThranguTashiYangtse Monastery.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: Cultural Yoga and Meditation in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara- PemaTsalSakya Monastery.
  • Day 04: PemaTsal Monastery drive to Phedi - Trek to Pothana Village.
  • Day 05: Pothana Village Trek to Australian Camp.
  • Day 06: Trek Australian Camp to Kande( 2.5 km/1.59 miles- 1.5 hours) -Drive to Pokhara, 3 hours.
  • Day 07: Pokhara - Drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 08: Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Keshab Home
  • Day 09: Trek Keshab Home to Panauti and Drive to NamoBuddha
  • Day 10: Meditation Inside ThranguTashiYangtse Monastery and Short walk.
  • Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 12: Final Departure
  • Trip Duration 12 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Easy-Moderate
  • Trip Style Tour
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and homestays
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