Meditation and Retreat Trek

Three days Yoga, Meditation and Retreat at Chule with spectacular mountain views in the background, the beautiful vista of the Himalayan mountain ranges Machhapuchre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri and Annapur...

Meditation and Retreat Trek

Highlights

  •   Daily meditation while being immersed in the beautiful Himalayan mountain ranges - Machhapuchre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Massif, Pokhara, Ghorepani.
  •   Three days Meditation Retreat at Chule with spectacular mountain views in the back ground.
  •   An incredible experience seeing the terrain, pastures, hilly villages, flora and and fauna.
  •   The soothing natural hot spring baths after a week’s long exhausting trek.

Trip Overview

Fixed Departure; 27th Sep - 11th Oct 2018

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Panorama view is a colourful lovely trek into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalising glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. 

This trek in the Annapurna foothills includes walking up to the viewpoint on Poon Hill and offers all the best of trekking in Nepal. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by some of the different ethnic tribes, the Gurungs, Magars and through dense rhododendron forests full of birds and experience deep sub-tropical valleys. These areas are all set below the Annapurna Ranges with the picturesque peaks of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek, you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountainscapes on earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits of the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, you will slowly see these peaks begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.

We start our trek from Nayapul which is a one hour drive from Pokhara. After getting organized we then trek for five days pausing along the way to take in the majestic views of the Himalayas. Stopping each night to rest in homely lodges we will eventually get to a lovely place called Chule. We will stay in Chule for three full days and four nights for our enriching Meditation Retreat with the wonderful background of the spectacular Annapurna Mountain range. Wake up every morning with sunrise view on top of the Himalayan range - you will feel you are in paradise with those views.

After three peaceful days of Mediation and Yoga - we head down to Jhinu Hot springs. This is where you can take the time to explore the area and have a very peaceful afternoon in the hot springs that we deserve, after our long hall trek! The next morning from Jhinu Danda we will trek to Kyumi or Nayapul to finish our amazing journey of a lifetime. Drive back to Pokhara which will take approximately two and a half an hour by private bus. Arrive at our hotel and say goodbye to our lovely porters who helped our journey to be more enjoyable by carrying the bags. Have a well-deserved hot shower, relax and be comfortable with nice views of Fewa Lake

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up drop off
  • Food while out on the trek
  • All the trekking Permits and park entry fee
  • Accommodation lodge or tea house during the trek
  • Transport to and from trekking starting point
  • Satellite phone
  • Comprehensive wilderness first aid kit
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu which is the first night and last night, 3 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara (we can organize extra nights if people require)
  • Trekking guide and porter .
  • Fully qualified professional Yoga Meditation instructor
  • Twin share room in hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (if people require single room and don’t want to share with someone else please specify that to us and we can arrange single room for you but it will probably cost a little extra.
  • Domestic flight ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara one way
  • Industry standard tips for porter and guide

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa (this cost US $65- for 30 days and you need two passport size photos) Your visa can be issued on arrival in Kathmandu airport but remember you might have to line up 30 to 45 minutes for this. It’s up to you if want to get the Nepalese visa in your home country or upon arrival in Nepal.
  • Extra snacks for the trek
  • International flights
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance which you will need comprehensive cover so to include the helicopter rescue as well
  • Any optional tours or activities during free time
  • If you require a domestic flight ticket from Pokhara to Kathmandu please let us know on your booking so we can arrange that (which will be an additional cost of approximately ……. $ 120 USD
  • If you want to return by bus to Kathmandu from Pokhara after the trip there are very comfortable tourist buses and they cost on average $15 to 20 USD one way and it takes approximately 6 hrs. with a stop for lunch.
  • Extra Beverages while on the trek etc. alcohol or soft drinks
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara as you can see in day to day itinerary where its states not included

Detailed Itinerary

  • Sept 27th, Arrival in Kathmandu

    Arrive in Kathmandu and be welcomed by your Adventure Hub Nepal (AHN) trip leader at the airport. Transfer to your hotel and relax and recover from your journey. We will then go for our welcome dinner at a restaurant nearby and have a pre-departure meeting with our group about the trip starting the next day.

    Not Included: Lunch & Dinner

  • Sept 28th, Fly to Pokhara, half day exploring Pokhara (830 M)

    Get up early have breakfast and then transfer to the airport. Fly to Pokhara approximately 35 minutes flight. Once we arrive, you will be transferred to the hotel.  Take some time for refreshments and enjoy the views.  Take a stroll down to the spectacular Phewa Lake. Pokhara is filled with an outstanding panorama of river and countryside.

    Stay overnight in Pokhara.

    Not Included: Lunch & Dinner 

  • Sept 29th, Drive to Nayapul (1070 M) Trek from Nayapul to Tikhedhungga (1540 M) Walking 3 to 4 hours

    After breakfast and packing up all your things, we will be heading to Nayapul (about a 90 min drive), where we begin our trek. After a 30 minute short walk along the banks of the beautiful Modi Khola River, we reach Birethanti (1050m) a large village that has little shops & teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola River. We then climb steadily up the side of the valley to Hile to have lunch at 1495m. After lunch and enjoying the breathtaking views, we continue to walk to Tikhedhunga and this is where we will stay for the night in a Guest House. Be prepared that your body will feel tired from getting accustomed to the trekking. 

  • Sept 30th, Tikhedhungga to Banthanti (2300M) | Walking 3 to 4 hours

    After breakfast, we will continue climbing up to Ulleri and have lunch.  After lunch, we will walk past a large Magar village.  Stay the night at Banthanti with fabulous views of the mountains. Another wonderful day in the mountains.

  • Oct 1st, Banthanti to Ghorepani (2874 M) Walking 3 to 4 hours

    From Banthanti the trail continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak & rhododendron towards Nangge Thanti. Then hike towards Ghorepani and after a few hours or so of walking we will arrive at the picturesque village where we will pause and rest.  Enjoy a well earned break and take in the breathtaking views of the Annapurna Mountains. Overnight at a Guest House in Ghorepani.

  • Oct 2nd, Ghorepani to Tadapani (2590 M) | Walking 3 to 4 hours

    This morning, we will get up early and go hiking up Poon Hill which is around 45 minutes to an hour and 30 minutes to 45 minutes down. From here you will see superb views of the sunrise and panoramic views of the Himalayas. Some of the mountains you may see are; Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail and Machpuchare.  After climbing Poonhill, we will walk back and down to Ghorepani and have our lovely breakfast. We will trek to Ban Thanti and have lunch. After lunch and we trek to Tadapani and stay the night here with amazing views of all mountain ranges.

  • Oct 3rd, Trek from Tadapani to Chule (2300 m) | Walking 3 to 4 hours

    Enjoy the trek from Tadapani to Chule and this is all downhill walking. The pathway goes through lush forest and then we reach Chule.  Chule offers peaceful and simple accommodation with spectacular views - the perfect setting for our three day retreat. 

  • Oct 4th, Full Retreat

    We will spend the day doing yoga, meditation and allowing our bodies and minds to be at peace.

  • Oct 5th, Full Retreat

    We will spend the day doing yoga, meditation and alllowing our bodies to be at peace in harmony with the amazing Himalayan environment.

  • Oct 6th, Full Retreat, No walking required.

    You can reflect and relax with stunning Himalayan mountain views and have the full experience of the Yoga Meditation silence retreat.

  • Oct 7th, Trek to Chhumrong (2170 M) (Jhinu Danda (1780 M) Natural Hot Spring afternoon) | Walking 4 to 5 hours

    After breakfast, our trek descends to the spectacular Modi Kola River riverside. Here we will find the amazing Jhinu Hot Springs which are situated right on the banks of the river. Immerse yourself in to the warm waters of the spring nestled in the tight valley and listen to the rapids passing by. Stay overnight in a comfortable lodge after six days of trekking and three days of meditation which is well deserved! 

  • Oct 8th, Trek from Jhinu Danda to Kyumi

    Trek from Jhinu Danda to Kyumi around 3 and half hours and drive back to Pokhara 2 and half hours

    Today we walk down to the Modi Khola River and trek along the river toward to Kyumi. Upon arrival at our last destination there will have time to reflect on the wonderful experience you have had. Have lunch and after that we will be driven back to Pokhara by private bus which will take approximately 3 hours. Relax and enjoy the comfortable hotel and a nice hot shower. Well done! 

    Not Included: Dinner 

  • Oct 9th, Rest day in Pokhara and reflection and journal writing day.

    If you want to do any other activities in Pokhara then Adventure Hub Nepal can organize it for you - World’s longest Zip Line, Paragliding, half day Whitewater Rafting, stand up Paddle (SUP) Boarding, visiting caves, Chitwan Safari, Vising Hindu temple, one night two days’ whitewater rafting, community work or teaching in local schools and many more.

    Not Included: Lunch and Dinner 

  • Oct 10th, Rest day in Pokhara or exploration day

    Enjoy some shopping in the morning and do a bit of sightseeing around Pokhara. In the afternoon between 2-4 pm fly back to Kathmandu. Don’t worry you can still do your last-minute shopping in Thamel after dinner because they open until 10pm all the shop in Thamel.

    Not Included: Lunch and Dinner 

  • Oct 11th, Fly back home

    After breakfast Adventure Hub Nepal staff will drop you to the airport and you fly back home.

    Not Included: Lunch 

About Samantha

Samantha is the founder of Dharma Circle. She is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Dharma meditation and yoga teacher. Her interest is supporting people in the discovery and embodiment of wisdom and compassion in daily life. She has 20 years’ clinical experience and over 15 years teaching experience. 

Other Information

This itinerary is intended as a guide only. Local conditions and weather may necessitate variations to the program and can affect the availability of views and panoramas described. Be aware that all times stated are approximate and may vary with individual and group fitness, weather and track conditions.

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We care about the place and people that we meet on our journeys, and we try to ensure that we give something back, as well as taking away so many incredible memories. For more information on our commitment to the people of Nepal and responsible tourism please visit.http://www.sharmilafoundation.org

 

About Adventure Hub Nepal

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USD 2290 per Person
  • Trip Code: AHN-1717
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Challenge level: Moderate
  • Group size: 4 - 16 People
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*This itinerary is intended as a guide only. Local conditions and weather may necessitate variations to the program and can affect the availability of views and panoramas described. Be aware that all time stated are approximate and may vary with individual and group fitness, Weather , Trekking route , rivers level and road conditions.
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