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3 Days Himalayan Pre-Trek Yoga Holiday with Relaxing Ayurveda Treatments in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Nepal Yoga Academy & Retreat, GPO Box 5801, Panchamahalaxmi Temple, Chhaling, Bhaktapur, Nepal

Yoga Holiday in Nepal

Prepare for your Himalayan trek with this 3-day yoga retreat package to allow yourself to acclimatize to this new environment. Nepal Yoga Academy & Retreat knows that you have prepared yourself for the trek. However, after that long, cramped flight; you might want to stretch, re-center and find your breath to ensure a great start to your quest of walking and/or climbing the summits of the Himalayas. They highly recommend their yoga retreat for anyone seeking balance, quiet, solitude, peace of mind and an inward perspective.

Meet the instructors

Dr. Chintamani
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily customized breathing and meditation sessions
  • Experience exciting hiking trips to local temples and areas
  • Pamper yourself with Ayurveda sauna and Ayurveda/traditional oil massage
  • Unlimited herbal teas and filtered water
  • Relaxation time in the beautiful garden
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 12
Airport transfer available:
Tribhuvan International Airport (US$20 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library

Nepal Yoga Academy & Retreat provides its guests with outstanding accommodation overlooking beautiful greenery and ancient temples. While booking, you will choose between a private or shared room. Each spacious room is equipped with a comfortable bed and a clean Western-style bathroom, including a hot water shower.

The staff works diligently to keep your space and the venues clean and tidy. All the meals they serve daily are vegetarian, organic, seasonal, and homemade. As a community, you dine together served by the Nepali chefs. Their unique location submerged amongst the clouds offers the guests not only picturesque views but also amazing sunrises and sunsets. The garden is a truly energizing area to relax, refresh, and observe the beauty of nature.

Facilities

  • Ensuite rooms
  • Dining area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Beautiful picturesque garden
  • Sauna (Ayurveda and wooden)
  • Steam bath
  • Comfortable yoga shala
  • Local guide

Program

No matter how much you train, this new environment can be a shock to the system. The altitude, the climate and the most basic things as the air, food, and water will all interfere with your bodily systems and your preparations once you’ve landed in Nepal. It is Nepal Yoga Academy & Retreat's intention to offer you a revitalized launch to your trek and/or climb. This peaceful environment, daily yoga sessions, and rejuvenating treatments will bring you confidence and peace before hitting the trail.

This yoga retreat is tucked away in the beautiful hills of the Kathmandu Valley, surrounded by authentic temples, wildlife, and natural beauty. In a comfortable and clean setting, you can enjoy classical, Sanatan yoga, meditation, massages, relaxation treatments, healthy vegetarian food, hiking, and sightseeing. Explore and experience the authentic Nepali life and culture.

Nepal Yoga Academy & Retreat welcomes everybody around the world at their retreat: from beginner to the advanced yoga practitioner. There is no specific experience or skill level needed. Nepal Yoga Academy & Retreat teaches Sanatan (classical) yoga based on traditional Ashtanga and Hatha yoga, which is the source of all modern style yoga.

Example of daily schedule (subject to change)

  • 06:40 Satkarma Jala Neti (optional) and tea
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Pranayama
  • 08:10 - 09:30 Yoga asana session
  • 09:30 - 10:15 Breakfast, pick up for sightseeing or day trip (optional)
  • 10:30 -11:30 Ayurveda sauna
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Relaxing in the garden
  • 13:00 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Steam bath
  • 15:00 - 16:45 Short hike, temple visit, or relaxation time, optional attending a regular philosophy class
  • 16:45 - 17:00 Tea break, back at the center after sightseeing/day trip
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Yoga asana evening session, guided meditation included
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner and tea

The program can be designed to suit each individual guest.

Instructors

Dr. Chintamani Gautam

Retreat location

Nepal Yoga Academy & Retreat is located in the beautiful Kathmandu Valley. Nepal Yoga Retreat is located between Kathmandu and Nagarkot - 22 kilometers from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, 10 kilometers from Bhaktapur, 25 kilometers from Thamel and just 1 kilometer from Telkot towards Sankhu. -Pancha Mahalaxmi Temple is located next to the retreat (locally well known).

Unique features

Activities

  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room

General

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

All the meals they serve daily are vegetarian, seasonal, and homemade. As a community, you dine together served by the Nepali chefs. The unique location submerged amongst the clouds offers the guests not only picturesque views but also amazing sunrises and sunsets.

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
  • 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)

Examples of hiking or sightseeing days

Hike to Changu Narayan Temple and relaxation

Introduction to Jala-neti cleansing, morning breathing (pranayama), yoga (asana) session. After breakfast, you take a 1.5 - 2-hour hike up to the World UNESCO heritage site of Changu Narayan Temple and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. From there, you will walk back to the retreat center for an evening yoga (asana) and meditation session and finishing our day with dinner, discussion, and free time.

Sunrise view at Nagarkot and Bhaktapur

You will visit Nagarkot by car for spectacular views of the sunrise over the Himalayan range. At 2,150 meters above sea level, enjoy breathtaking views of the major Himalayan peaks of Nepal like Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, etc, on a clear day one can even see Mount Everest (8,848 meters) from here. You will head back to the retreat for morning breathing (pranayama), yoga (asana), and meditation sessions followed by breakfast.

After breakfast, you go by car to Bhaktapur, the ancient city, known as the City of Devotees. The city is surrounded by walls and interiorly is carless. Bhaktapur has more temples per square foot than any other place in Nepal. You will visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pottery square and other temples, there are also various souvenir shops. We will visit Thanka art galleries and various museums. After lunch at Bhaktapur, you will head back to the retreat center for a yoga (asana) and meditation session followed by dinner, discussion, and free time.

Swayambhunath Temple and Thamel

The day will start with Jala-neti cleansing, morning breathing (pranayama) session and yoga (asana) session. Following breakfast, we will start our journey to Kathmandu. We will begin the day at Swayambhunath Temple, famously known as the monkey temple. This site is one of the holiest Buddhist chaityas in Nepal.

Resting on top of a hill with breathtaking panoramic views of Kathmandu, this temple serves as a sacred location for faith and harmony. Following a memorable morning at the temple, you can pick a restaurant of your choice (each guest is responsible for their own meal). The team highly recommends visiting Thamel, a destination with plenty of choices for food and shopping. You will have free time to walk the vibrant and colorful streets of Thamel.

Countryside hike

You will start the day with Jala-neti cleansing, morning breathing (pranayama) session, and yoga (asana) session. After a nutritious breakfast, we will go on a jungle hike through the countryside. During the hike, you will find an ideal location for a short session of yoga and meditation, surrounded by stunning scenery.

You will have your lunch at a local Nepali restaurant. This is a great opportunity to taste a variety of Nepali dishes. After lunch, you will continue the jungle hike through the countryside with more opportunities for pictures, poses, and meditation. You will be back at the retreat center for a yoga (asana) and meditation session followed by dinner, discussion, and free time.

Patan and Boudhanath Stupa

Introduction to Jala-neti cleansing, Morning sessions followed by a delicious breakfast. You will head into Kathmandu by car to visit Patan, which is one of 3 Royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley and a center for fine art, Buddhist and Hindu culture.

From here, you will go to one of the most sacred Hindu temples of Nepal - the Pashupatinath Temple. It is located on both banks of the Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Hindus from every corner of Nepal and India travel here to die. Afterward, you will visit the Boudhanath Stupa, which is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside of Tibet. We will share lunch by the stupor and then head back to the retreat center for a yoga (asana) and meditation session followed by dinner, discussion, and free time.

Spa treatments

Massages, sauna or steam bath are included.

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation in modern styled rooms with western bathroom/toilet and hot water shower
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner (fresh made vegetarian meals)
  • Unlimited herbal teas and filtered water
  • Yoga, breathing, and meditation classes (twice a day)
  • High qualified yoga teacher
  • Yoga mat
  • 2 Ayurveda massage
  • 1 Ayurveda sauna or steam bath
  • Hiking trips to local temples and areas

What's not included

  • International flight tickets
  • Your travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Pick up/drop off from airport or city
  • Meals and supplemental snacks you may choose to have outside the center
  • Additional massages
  • Additional nights’ accommodation extensions
  • Additional activities you may desire
  • Visitor fees
  • 10% service fee (payable directly to org upon arrival)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). On request, Nepal Yoga Academy & Retreat offers all their guests a private taxi transfer at an extra cost of 20 USD each way (1-2 person) after 7 p.m., 25 USD, more than 2 persons 10 USD per person.

Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport Airport transfer available: Tribhuvan International Airport (US$20 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% 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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