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5 Day Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Retreat in the Beautiful Pokhara, Gandaki Pradesh

Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat, House # 515, Ratopai 17, Pipaltaira Marg, Pokhara 33700, Nepal

Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat Nepal

The programs are small and intimate with never more than 5 persons offering you lots of individual attention and guidance. Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat is a health and wellness program as well as a yoga retreat. Along with expert yoga practice, you will have the opportunity to experience the warm friendly Nepali culture and lifestyle. The retreat is located very near the awesome Seti River Canyon. Each morning, you will start the day with a walk into the canyon and a yoga session overlooking the river. Connecting with nature is an important part of our health vacation experience. Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat is in a quiet part of town but only a short walk to the Lakeside district on Lake Fewa where you will find an international array of restaurants, shopping and social gathering places for dining and dancing. Pokhara town offers ample adventures: paragliding, trekking, river rafting, biking, swimming, and much more.The skill level is beginner and intermediate with separate sessions for each level. If you are advanced you may practice on your own at optional times and locations around the retreat grounds.

Meet the instructors

Radha & Albert
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  • Daily yoga practice
  • Daily meditation session
  • Learn yoga theories and philosophies
  • Free time to explore the nurturing natural beauty of surrounding locations
  • They adjust the group practice sessions to meet your current skill level
  • Daily delicious meals tailored to your preferred diet
  • Organized and guided activities if desired
  • 4 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Nepali
Group size: Maximum of 5 participants
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  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio
  • Baby sitting
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rental
  • Child care
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

You will be staying at Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat in Pokhara, Nepal. The building is a four-story brand new building. Guests occupy the ground and the first floor. The kitchen and sitting room and yoga sala are on the ground floor, the hosts' personal bedroom and three guest bedrooms are on the first floor, one bathroom are on each floor, and a hot shower is on the first floor. You will have access to the fourth floor for amazing 360-degree views of the Annapuna Mount range and valley.

The retreat venue is in a small village like the neighborhood, only five homes in a cluster while surrounded by rice fields and the Annapurna foothills. It is amazingly beautiful and quiet. You will be really close to the Seti River Canyon, only 10 minutes to the trail head.

There is bus transportation two minutes away to serve the whole city for 20-50 NPR. Also, taxis are always nearby and one can walk to the Lakeside tourist and Lake Fewa area in forty minutes. It is like you will have the best of both worlds, surrounded by the natural farm country like an island but with the city just a few minutes away.


One room called "Mountain View" because it has a view of the mountains that can be seen while the guest is in bed, and two rooms simply called Guest room 1 and Guest room 2, both have access to a balcony with mountain view. The rooms have one double bed and one single bed and can accommodate up to 3 persons each. The total capacity is nine people. The rooms are private with a shared bathroom and hot shower all year round.

As we begin the trek we will stay for one night in Sidhane Community Homes which is a homestay program. Here you will have the opportunity to discover the authentic mountain village lifestyle and appreciate the warm hospitality of these amazing hardy folks. The next night we begin a two night stay in Panchase Village at the lovely Happy Heart Hotel owned by three Nepali sisters. The terrain is a beautiful mountain forest. We will practice yoga and meditation each day.


Daily program

  • 06:00 Optional pranyama (breathing practice)
  • 07:00 Drink water upon awakening, green tea prepared with fresh lemon, ginger, and lemongrass
  • 07:30. Go for a guided walk and meditation in the Seti River Canyon
  • 08:30 to 10:00 Vinyasa yoga practice
  • 10:00 Breakfast of fresh fruit, yogurt, granola or choice of pancakes, eggs toast coffee or just juice or tea if you prefer
  • 11:15 - 12:30 Yoga theory and philosophy. A time for questions and discussion
  • 13:30 Lunch (a variety of vegetarian and non vegetarian meals). Free time to relax, get an optional massage or explore the neighborhood and the Seti River canyon
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Hatha yoga class and yoga as a meditation
  • 18:00 Warm vegetable soup and vegetable salad or traditional Nepali dinner. (Dahl Baht)
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Free time
  • 20:30 Group question and answers and meditation
  • 21:30 Tea and cookies, time to sleep

Last day

  • Dinner not included on last day


Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat offers an optional session in pranayama breathing practice at 6 a.m. Also, they offer acupressure and Swedish style massage at a cost of 10 USD per hour.


Radha Risal

Albert Schmaedick

Retreat location

What makes Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat's location special is that we are in a neighborhood that is very much like a farm village surrounded by rice fields and the foothills of the Annapurna mountains, and yet they are a short walk, bus trip or taxi to Pokhara cities Lakeside tourist district and all parts of Pokhara City and surrounds.

This allows their guests to experience a village life style and get to know their friendly neighbors and the warm Nepali culture, and also enjoy fine restaurants and nightlife. They are also close to the amazing Seti River canyon, where you can swim most of the year. It is a great place for chilling in nature, watching the eagles catch fish and occasionally seeing hundreds of monkeys passing by on their search for food.


You will be introduced to healthy local Nepali food prepared by Radha in the traditional style. If you like, she will teach you as well. Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat uses organic food from their garden, as well as from a local organic farm. You may request a diet that suits your preferences including Western-style if you prefer. Tea, water, and fruit are available all day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Just a short walk from the retreat, you may want to escape into the natural beauty of the Seti River Canyon. It is an ideal place to meditate, practice yoga, swim, or just chill and absorb the high vortex of energy this canyon emits. Also nearby is the famous International Mountain Museum.

The Lakeside district of Pokhara offers a wealth of activities, international, local and ethnic restaurants, entertainment, contemporary and traditional music, and dance, a brand new sports arena and gym, lake view dining, world-class paragliding, bungy jumping, rafting, swimming, mountain trekking and biking, and even a modified Disneyland.

It's a rapidly growing tourist destination to answer the whims of adults, children, nightlife, extreme sports, and alternative health and spiritual pursuits such as yoga and meditation, with various religious attractions and temples where you will find Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, and Muslim folks all in harmony with each other.

Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat takes their guests to nearby waterfalls, swimming locations, and tourist attractions if desired at an additional minimal cost. There are many activities that they can provide bookings for such as paragliding, river rafting, trekking, mountain biking, and much more.

The retreat is just a 45-minute walk to lakeside or a short taxi ride for only 300 to 400 Nepali Rupees, yet far enough away from this activity to maintain a quiet, peaceful, nourishing connection with nature. The retreat is very close to the awesome beauty of the Seti River Canyon small colourful family gardens.

Guests often express feeling a warm homestay ambience and enjoy connecting with the friendly neighbours in a non-commercial environment. The neighborhood is like a small mountain village with the feeling of the authentic Nepali culture.

There are a few family restaurants serving the local menu and some mom and pop shops selling essential convenient snacks, beverages, and supplies. There will never be more than six guests and often there will be less, which adds to the individual attention and mellow healing attention you will receive at the retreat. The famous amazing International Mountain Museum is a short walk from our retreat. most guests find it a very special attraction.

Spa treatments

Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat offers Swedish and acupressure massage at a cost of 10 USD per hour. Also, pedicure, manicure, and facials are offered at 10 USD.

What's included

  • Private room
  • 3 meals each day
  • All components of the program as detailed in the daily schedule
  • Organized and guided activities if desired

What's not included

  • Airport transfer (Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat can help you arrange a taxi from the tourist bus station or the Pokhara Airport, Just phone Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat when arrive)
  • Optional massage at an additional cost is available

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). From Kathmandu, you can fly to Pokhara City through Pokhara Airport (PKR) on several domestic airlines. Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat recommends Yati and Buddha airlines for about 125 USD. It's about a half hour flight from the airport.

Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat is very close to the airport. You can walk to the retreat in about 30 minutes or take a taxi for about 300 Nepali rupees or 3 USD.

Arrival by bus

To save money Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat recommends Blue Sky Bus from Kathmandu to Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat. The bus ride will cost about 7 USD. The trip is six hours depending on weather and traffic. It's a very scenic trip and a great way to introduce you to Nepal.

Happy Healthy Pokhara Retreat is very close to the airport and the tourist bus station. You can walk to the retreat in about 30 to 45 minutes or take a taxi for about 300 Nepali rupees or 3 USD.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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This retreat is available all year round. You may choose to book longer or shorter stays. Consult the calender for instant or advanced booking dates


Special discount

Please request for discounts on booking for more then 5 nights.

10% discount is also available for groups of 5 persons or more booking together and using what ever rooms they like.


Pricing information

An alternative option is also available for people who would like to save money, by sleeping in the yoga sala dormitory style for groups of 6 pax. The discount is 15% of room prices. Guests need to have sleeping bags. Please send your inquiry for further information.


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