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4 Days Wellness, Meditation, and Yoga Holiday in Kathmandu, Nepal

Himalayan Yoga Academy, Sunrise Height, Raniban, Nagarjun 1, Kathmandu, Nepal

Meditation and Yoga Holiday in Nepal

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Nepal.

Himalayan Yoga Academy provides yoga packages to those who want to learn original or traditional yoga with its fundamental principles and some cleansing packages from each nook and corner of the world, as well as short or long holiday packages. People who come to Nepal for tours and treks also visit and stay with them for a few days for yoga practice and relaxation programs.

Meet the instructors

Dr. Subodh, Rajkumar, & Swami
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Highlights

  • 2 yoga sessions per day
  • Meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Daily therapy session on main retreat days
  • Evening walks and sightseeing visits included
  • Library of yoga literature at your disposal
  • Daily herbal tea and drinking water
  • 3 vegetarian or vegan meals daily
  • 3 nights accommodation

Yoga styles


4 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 10
Airport transfer available:
Tribhuvan International Airport (US$15 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
14:00

Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio
  • Library
  • Wireless internet

You will be accommodated at Himalayan Yoga Academy. At Himalayan Yoga Academy they have twelve rooms with attached bathrooms, hot and cold shower, yoga hall, comfortable and hygienic kitchen, herbal tea, organic food, spa chambers, sauna - steam bath, swimming pool, sunbath beds, tiny beautiful gardens, meditation zones, library, music instruments, yoga mats, and Wi-Fi.

Facilities

  • Aarogya-griha: Healing chamber which is for deep relaxation healing, therapy, and spa treatments in order to get healthy
  • Anna-griha: House of food where the food is prepared and you will eat. The dining facility serves 25 people.
  • Chaitanya-griha: House of supreme consciousness which is for prathana (prayer), yogasana (postures), pranayama (breath control), and dhyana (meditation)
  • First aid box with normal dressing and medications
  • Shuddi-griha: House of six cleansing acts (shatakarma) which is for cleansing the different gates of the body
  • Svadhyaya-griha: Self study room with yoga and different yoga related books
  • Swagat-griha: Reception hall which is for welcoming guests where you will be greeted with a warm and friendly welcome
  • Wi-Fi Internet and print on request

Program

Therapy schedule

  • Sauna-steam or swimming - Check-in day
  • Full body oil massage - Day 2
  • Shirodhara (oil treatment) - Day 3
  • Sauna-steam or swimming - Check-out day

Daily schedule

Day 1: Arrival day

  • Before 14:00 Check-in, room arrangement, and rest
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Sauna-steam or swimming pool (only in summer)
  • 17:00 - 17:15 Herbal tea
  • 17:15 - 18:45 Bhakti yoga (prayer / chants), spinal asana / Suryanamaskar, yoga Nidra, Mudra, Dhyana yoga (meditation)
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Dinner and herbal tea
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Bhakti yoga (prayer / chants), Trataka (concentrated gaze), and discussion
  • 20:30 - 21:45 Evening walk, Vajrasana, self-study, and practice
  • 22:00 Bed time (lights out)

Days 2-3: Main retreat days

  • 06:00 Wake up and ushapan (early drinking water)
  • 06:30 - 07:00 Jala Neti (nasal cleansing) and herbal tea
  • 07:00 - 08:45 Bhakti yoga (prayer / chants), warm-up exercise, Suryanamaskar, yogasana, Bandha, pranayama, Shanty Path (peace mantra)
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast and herbal tea
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Therapy session, helping and cooking in the kitchen, and self study
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and herbal tea
  • 14:00 - 17:00 Nature / village / temple / monastery visit, jungle visit, or self-practice
  • 17:00 - 17:15 Herbal tea
  • 17:15 - 18:45 Bhakti yoga (prayer / chants), spinal asana / Suryanamaskar, yoga Nidra, Mudra, Dhyana yoga (meditation)
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Dinner and herbal tea
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Bhakti yoga (prayer / chants), Trataka (concentrated gaze), and discussion
  • 20:30 - 21:45 Evening walk, Vajrasana, self-study, and practice
  • 22:00 Bed time (lights out)

Day 4: Check-out day

  • 06:00 Wake up and ushapan (early drinking water)
  • 06:30 - 07:00 Jala Neti (nasal cleansing) and herbal tea
  • 07:00 - 08:45 Bhakti yoga (prayer / chants), warm-up exercise, Suryanamaskar, yogasana, Bandha, pranayama, Shanty Path (peace mantra)
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast and herbal tea
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Rest / pack, sauna / shower / rest
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and herbal tea
  • 14:00 Check-out

Instructors

Dr. Subodh Simkhada

Rajkumar Karki

Retreat location

The holiday will take place at Himalayan Yoga Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal. Kathmandu is the capital and largest municipality of Nepal and is the country's gateway to tourism. It is portrayed as a beautiful valley with historical landmarks, old monasteries, arts, cultural heritage, and as the city of temples.

Nearby places

  • Armed Police headquarters, 1 kilometer
  • Swayambhu, 2 kilometers
  • Monkey Temple, 2.5 kilometers
  • Balaju, 3 kilometers
  • Thamel, 4.5 kilometers
  • Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), 12 kilometers

Unique features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Wireless internet

Food

During your stay, you will be provided with vegetarian or vegan dinner on the first day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on days two and three, and breakfast and lunch on day four, as well as herbal tea and water. During festivals and rituals, you will be offered cultural food.

Himalayan Yoga Academy strive to provide organic and vegetarian / vegan meals, but if you have special dietary needs please notify them in advance. They will try to accommodate your needs as best they can.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • 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)

Ayurvedic therapy or panchakarma treatments

  • Abhyanga
  • Body scrub massage
  • Enema
  • Foot bath
  • Herbalism
  • Nasya
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Shirodhara
  • Svedana
  • Traditional Ayurveda massage
  • Traditional Thai massage

Beauty therapies

  • Facials - herbal, vitamin E, boutique, or Ayurveda
  • Nail care - manicure, pedicure, or polish
  • Threading - eyebrows, face, or chin
  • Waxing - full leg, half leg, or underarm

Cycling

Explore the countryside on a bike.

Explore the area

Explore the surrounding area and take a hike through the countryside, visit temples, monasteries, and local villages and farmlands.

Hiking to local villages

Hike into a local village and experience Nepali culture first hand; stay a few nights with a Nepali family.

Jungle hikes

Explore the local jungle with its many hiking trails; meditate there to get real inner peace.

Monkey Temple hike

Take a 30-minute walk to discover world heritage sites.

Morning and evening walks

Enjoy the quietude of early morning or late evening while on a walk through the countryside.

Natural spring taps

Walk down to the nearby springs and see the running taps and villagers bathing and washing there.

Naturopathy treatment

  • Hip bath (hot or cold)
  • Mud bath
  • Shankhaprakshalan Kriya
  • Steam bath
  • Surya chikitsa (thermolume)
  • Upavasa and maunavrta
  • Vamana

Sightseeing

Explore Kathmandu Valley with a professional tour guide.

Spiritual walks

Go on a spiritual walk into the jungle with your yoga guru and take a rest for a while listening to the wisdom of the teacher.

Temples and monasteries

Around the centers there are Hindus temples and Buddhist monasteries. You can go there for spiritual activities in the morning, afternoon, or evening (puja, chanting, and kirtan).

Volunteer

Give back to Nepal for your great experience there by traveling to local villages, temples, and health centers; spend time lending a hand on various projects.

Spa treatments

Daily therapy sessions will be provided on main retreat days, as follows:

  • Sauna-steam or swimming - Check-in day
  • Full body oil massage - Day 2
  • Shirodhara (oil treatment) - Day 3
  • Sauna-steam or swimming - Check-out day

What's included

  • 2 yoga sessions per day including yoga mat
  • Daily therapy session on main retreat days only
  • Sauna, steam room, and swimming pool (only in summer)
  • Towel and slippers
  • Library of yoga literature
  • 3 vegetarian or vegan meals daily (cultural food on festivals and rituals)
  • Daily herbal tea as mentioned above
  • Drinking water
  • 3 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airport transfers (15 USD per way)
  • All transfers and transport to and from the academy
  • All excursions out of the academy including meals taken off-site
  • All personal expenses
  • Extra meals (available at an extra charge)
  • Laundry (available at an extra charge)
  • Extra therapies (available at an extra charge)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Transfers from and to this airport are available at the additional cost of 15 USD per way. Night transfers are available at the price of 20 USD, while from Thamel the transfers cost 6 USD.

Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport Airport transfer available: Tribhuvan International Airport (US$15 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% 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 requires a minimum of two participants.

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