Yoga, Meditation and Trekking Retreat to Nepal
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Together Yoga for All and Adventures Hub Nepal have created this fantastic trip combining the skills of both parties to bring you the trip of a lifetime. Adventure Hub Nepal’s mission is to provide an opportunity for people to explore the unique culture, Himalayan environments and adventures of Nepal in a safe and professional way. Co-Directed by Ram Bhandari who is Nepalese and Georgia Bhandari who is from Australia they are able to cater to your every need.
Everything will be organized for your trip, so you can relax and immerse yourself in the natural splendor of the Himalaya Mountains and spiritual practices. You will be met at the airport in Kathmandu and transferred to your hotel. The following day we will drive in a private chartered bus from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,460M) or Dan (Thumbuche)(1780M), which will take approximately 6 hours. From there you will begin your trek, which will take us deep into the Tamang Heritage, Langtang area of Nepal and up to the spectacular Lake Gosaikunda. Staying in guesthouses along the way there is time set aside each day for yoga and meditation. In the mornings until lunchtime, we will have ‘noble silence’ which means speaking only for vital communication and no chatting until lunch.
Yoga and Meditation Trek to Tamang Heritage Langtang
The trip will be focused on Yoga and Meditation with the beautiful Himalayan environment noble silence to enhance your personal experience in the mountain landscape. Each day there will be time set aside for yoga, meditation with our yoga and meditation instructor, who will be there to guide you along your journey. The 15-day Tamang Heritage and Langtang Trek will incorporate yoga, meditation, retreat-style facilitation and whitewater rafting. We will begin with a day's bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi or Dan (Thembuche) The actual trek begins from Syabrubesi, we head upward to Thembuche and then onto the Tatopani hot springs. This will be the perfect way to acclimatize and get used to the Himalayan environments. We then trek back via Syabrubesi and Thule Syabribesi to Cholanpass and then head to Gosaikunda Lake. The group will pause here and spend two full days of meditation and yoga in this glorious environment. After that, we will trek back down to Dhumuche for the night.
About Tamang Heritage
The area we will be traveling in is called the Langtang region. This trip is a mix of mountain adventure and Himalayan culture. The Tamang Heritage on the Langtang Trek is without a doubt an exciting trekking destination into the spectacular Himalayas. The Langtang region is wild with an idyllic rural landscape and is rich with the cultural heritage of ethnic Nepalese Tamang people. Despite being just a few hours' drives from Kathmandu, this trek takes you off the beaten track and deep into the rural and rugged mountains, high passes and amazing mountain views and landscape dotted with chortens, stupas and prayer flags flapping in the wind. This allows every trekker to marvel at why the country is called a "walker's paradise". This is truly a land of magic, meditation, and shamanism. Langtang is also the region of ancient Tibetan monasteries, rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, snow-capped Himalayas, and many sacred lakes, or what the devout practitioners call the "Kunda".
About Gosaikunda Lakes
Gosaikunda Lakes lies to the north of Kathmandu. The Gosaikunda loop is a quite remote and thinly populated area. Gosaikunda, a glacier lake, is the most famous one with several other glacial lakes adjoining it. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lakes during the full- moon festival in August. The story that the Hindu people believe is that one of the Supreme Hindu Gods, Lord Shiva was intoxicated by drinking a massive amount of poison and then felt thirsty, so he hit the stone with his trident, which created the lakes. In the same place Lake Gosaikunda originates, the Hindu people believe that the image of Lord Shiva can be seen in the middle surface of the water. The lake is also sacred to Buddhists. Pilgrims that journey to the lake believe that taking a dip into the lake will clean all their sins.
This is a journey with numerous highlights and boasts stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna massif mountains as far as you can see. The Tamang and Sherpa people living here physically and culturally resemble that of the Tibetan people. Their unique lifestyle is still thriving under their traditional attitudes and way of life and their ancestors are believed to have descended from Tibet many centuries ago. Abundant wildlife, intense forest teeming with wildflowers and animal species, add interest to this trek for nature lovers.
- Airport pick up and drop off
- Food while out on the trek
- All the trekking Permits
- All local and national government taxes
- Accommodation lodge while you are on the trek and hotel in Kathmandu
- Transport to and from trekking starting point
- Satellite phone
- Comprehensive wilderness first aid kit
- 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu two night before the trek and two nights after trek (we can organize extra nights if people require)
- Trekking guide and porter
- All our staff insurance while they are on the trek
- Twin share room in hotel in Kathmandu
- Nepalese visa (this costs US$ 65.00 for 30 days and you need two passport size photos) visa can be issued on arrival in Kathmandu international airport.
- Extra snacks for the trek and meals in Kathmandu
- International flights to Nepal and return
- Airport departure taxes
- Visa and Entry Fee
- Comprehensives Travel insurance
- Meals not listed in itinerary
- Any optional tours or activities during free time
- Extra Beverages while on the trek etc. Alcohol or soft drinks
- Meals in Kathmandu
- Tip for staff who are involved on your journey like trekking guide porter and culture guide
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
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. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu
Not Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Explore Kathmandu and do sightseeing with professional culture tour guide.
Visit Pashupatinath temple, Buddha stupa, Patan Durbar Square, and the Patan Museum. After finishing visiting these cultural sites you will be dropped back at your hotel. We will meet for our pre-departure meeting which will be between 4- 6 pm to discuss the trip and answer any further questions you may have. Get any last-minute personalized items or gear for the trip. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Not Included: Lunch and Dinner
Drive to trek starting point which is Shyabru Besi (1400m)
Early rise and yoga before breakfast. Pack up and then after breakfast, we drive in a private chartered bus from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi which will take approximately 6 hours. We will have lunch along the way and then when we arrive spend time acclimatizing and getting familiar with this amazing place. Relax at the lodge to be ready to start your journey from the next morning. Overnight in lodge in Syabrubesi.
Trek from Shyabru Besi to Thuloshyabru
Leaving Sabrubesi after breakfast we begin our journey and trek up into the mountains and along the way experience breathtaking views of the Himalayas. At lunchtime we will have time to do some meditation and cultivate stillness of mind and heart in this rich magnificent landscape. Trek in the afternoon to Tatopani (2608m). There are hot springs to enjoy.
Overnight stay in Guesthouse in Thuloshyabru
Trek from Thuloshyabru to Shinggumba
This will enable the group to become acclimatized to the surroundings and allow time for deep spiritual immersion through yoga and meditation.
Overnight stay in Guesthouse in Shingumba.
Today the trekking will be more familiar, and you will start to get into a routine. Experience the wild rugged terrain and see the local Nepali people living their traditional way of life. Have lunch and then walk along the beautiful track in the afternoon to your destination is Lauribina (2210 meters).
Overnight stay in Guesthouse in Lauribina.
Trek from Lauribina to Gosaikunda
The path winds up and down today and will be a big ascent, and you will feel on top of the world with mountainous views in every direction. Enjoy the wildflowers and alpine terrain and experience the friendly waves and greetings of the traditional local people and observe their culture. Have lunch and then trek up to Gosaikunda (4380 M).
Overnight stay in Guesthouse in Gosaikunda
meditation, retreat and relaxation at Gosaikunda Lake
Gosaikunda yoga, meditation, retreat and relaxation for your retreat day around the beautiful lake. We will enjoy yoga and meditation throughout the day in the stunning Nepalese Himalayas view next to Gosaikunda Lake.
Overnight stay in lodge.
Trek from Gosaikunda to Singgomba 3 - 4 hrs. (3255 m)
Where we will retreat immersing in yoga & meditation each day this beautiful landscape. You're in for a treat today, as you'll leave the forests and trek along high ridges with gorgeous views for most of the way down to Singomba monastery and stay three nights here where we will do our yoga meditation retreat in this beautiful place.
We will do two full days Yoga Meditation in Singgomba
Trek down to Dhunche
Today will trek down to Dhunche after breakfast. It's pretty straightforward at first, as we pass the town and take a side trail that leads into the side of the mountain. From here, it's a constant downhill as we inch forward slowly and steadily for about five hours. Stop for lunch at our destination which is Dhunche and we can decide either to stay overnight in town or drive back to Kathmandu today it’s a group choice.
Drive back to Kathmandu by private bus 5-6 hours journey
We will start early morning with breakfast and then taking an exciting drive which leads uphill to Dhunche town, and then on a winding downhill road reaching the warmer areas of Trishuli Bazaar where we will stop for lunch and then continue with the drive to Kathmandu. After our wonderful trekking, we check into our respective hotels and then we all join in for a farewell group dinner in a nice restaurant around the Thamel area, overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Not Included: Dinner
Free day at Kathmandu
Spend the day doing some shopping and enjoying the sights and sounds of Kathmandu overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu
Not Included: Lunch and Dinner
It’s your last day in Nepal! Have breakfast, and then take in some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu if you have time. We’ll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty of time before your flight home. Now, we’ll say our goodbyes and bid you farewell, armed with warm memories and gorgeous photos to show your loved ones.
Not Included: Lunch and Dinner
Extend your holiday by booking some pre or post-tour accommodation- ask Adventure Hub Nepal.
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 states are approximate and may vary with individual and group fitness, Weather and track conditions.
TIPPING AND TIPPING KITTY:
Although the culture of tipping may not be part or your own culture, it is nonetheless part of the culture in this area of the world and it is often the way some people supplement their earnings. Tipping has also become an accepted part of tourism culture in the region. On our trips your trip leader can advise you on this matter, however, as a guideline, we would recommend a tip of 5-8%. If the service has been satisfactory, a tip is always appreciated with ……with a smile!
To protect you from the sometimes seemingly endless soliciting of tips, we suggest you discuss with your trip leader about setting up a tipping kitty whereby everybody contributes an equal amount (this amount can vary from trip to trip, but a good approximate is USD $6 per person per day) your trip leader can then distributes tips along the way to local guides, and porters, etc. and keeps a record of all money spent. Please note that this kitty is not designed to provide a tip for your leader.
TIPPING YOUR LEADER:
It is customary to tip your tour leader at the end of the trip if you are happy with his/her service. A minimum tip of US $ 5 per day from each member of the group is the amount expected.
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 www.sharmilafoundation.org