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Join this retreat in Nepal and it will truly be the trip of a lifetime. Set between Boudhanath, a Tibetan village tucked into the outskirts of Kathmandu, and Pokhara, which will be the jumping off point for your trek, this trip is certain to provide perspectives beyond one’s imagination. You will explore the Nepalese culture, practice daily yoga and meditation, and trek through the most famous routes of Nepal to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region.
The maximum participants in the group is 14.
During this holiday, you will spend the first three nights in Boudhanath, followed by a night in a lovely guest house in Pokhara. You will be staying the following nights in guest or tea houses with beds and bathrooms while doing the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. The last night will be spent in Pokhara.
This trip will begin in the village of Boudhanath, about 11 kilometers from the center of Kathmandu. Boudhanath is truly an enchanting place, and since 1979, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It boasts one of the largest stupas in Asia. Because of the enormous influx of Tibetan refugees, it is now home to over 50 Tibetan gompas or monasteries.
You will spend four days and three nights in Boudhanath, welcomed by a traditional Buddhist Puja (ceremony of honor and devotion). In one of the days spent in Kathmandu, you will participate in the rebuilding project in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake, by offering assistance and yoga workshops at Indreni Children’s Home (participation is optional).
The other days will be spent exploring the historic Patan and Thamel neighborhoods, as well as the important Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and the important Buddhist temple, Swayambunath. These first four days will be a deep dive into the Nepali culture. After Kathmandu, you will travel to the beautiful lakeside town of Pokhara, with the option of rafting along the way.
After a night of rest in a lovely guest house in Pokhara, you will embark on the five-day Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. This is one of the most famous trekking routes in Nepal and is accessible for all levels. The Ghorepani trek offers a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region which is rich in hidden treasures of Nepalese culture.
Your trail will pass through the world’s famous ‘Gorkha warrior’ clan, the charming villages of Gurung and Magar, dense rhododendron (Nepalese national flower), oak forests full of birds, green hills, and patchwork valleys. Just about every angle offers a tantalizing glimpse of Mount Fishtail (6993 meters), Annapurna (8091 meters), and Dhaulagiri (8167 meters).
This is not a camping trek. You will be staying in guest or tea houses each night with beds and bathrooms. You will be responsible for carrying your own pack, but do not need any special gear. Porters will be available for an additional charge. After trekking, you will spend another night in Pokhara to decompress and return to Kathmandu the following day for a final spin around the stupa and a closing circle.
Each day of this trip will begin with morning yoga class (asana, pranayama, and meditation), followed by a nourishing breakfast to provide you with energy and perspective for the day’s adventures. In each evening, you will finish your day with a more restorative practice, followed by a traditional Nepalese dinner.
There will be a one-day trip to Kathmandu.
This retreat will take place in Boudhanath, Kathmandu, and Pokhara, Nepal. You will spend five days doing the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.
During this retreat, you will be served breakfast, dinner, and several lunches.
Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM).
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