10 Days Trekking, Yoga, and Meditation Retreat in Nepal

  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Ghandruk - Chhomrong - Tolka - Australian Camp

10 Days Trekking, Yoga, and Meditation Retreat in Nepal

  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Ghandruk - Chhomrong - Tolka - Australian Camp

Incredible Meditation Retreat Nepal

World Sight Journey brings to you this unique spiritual trip to Himalayas practicing yoga, meditation, and trekking in Nepal, a country of exceptional natural beauty, incredible biodiversity, and wonderful cultural heritages along with calming and holistic benefits of yoga and meditation. Join this amazing trek to free yourself from negativeness of mind and establish good physical wealth, as you discover inner peace, the joys of well being, and a flexible body!

Highlights

  • Daily meditation and yoga sessions
  • All ground transportation in a private vehicle
  • Trekking under guidance of an experienced guide
  • Guide and porters with food, salary, and insurance for trek
  • Tims card and permit fee for yoga trek
  • A trip to explore city of Kathmandu
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • 9 days with instruction
  • Nepali, English
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You will be staying in a twin sharing three star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. While on the trek, you will be having overnight stays in simple lodges.

You will attend daily yoga and meditation classes from the next day of arriving in Kathmandu. While staying in cities, the practice will be organized in the hotel's yoga hall, and while trekking, you will be practicing under open sky or in any free space available in the lodges.

You will be trekking daily for about four to five hours, crossing Rhododendron forest, river banks, and local villages. All your meals are included for the duration of the trek. On the second last day of the trip, you will explore the beautiful capital city of Kathmandu.

Day 1 - Arrival at Kathmandu

The views of the snow-clad mountain peaks indicate that you have entered the country of the Himalayas where the people are as diverse as the culture. Upon arrival, you will meet with representatives of World Sight Journey at the airport who will assist and help you with transfers to the hotel. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.

Day 2 - Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

On this six hours drive, you will enjoy the views of green hills and beautiful valleys. Full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples, and many more, Pokhara is regarded as a paradise for tourists. You can have the pleasure to observe views of Phewa Taal (lake), Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri ranges en-route. Relax yourself by an evening meditation session. Overnight accommodation will be in the hotel.

Day 3 - Drive From Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk

Begin your day with a morning yoga class and prepare to start your actual trek from Nayapul. You will take an hour-long drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. From Nayapul, there will be a short walk along the banks of Modi Khola, which will bring you to Birethanti (1015 meters). From there, the trail continues through the village and climbs continuously up the side to the Syaulibesi.

You will eventually reach Ghandruk (1940 meters) where you will stay overnight at a guesthouse. You can visit the old Gurung museum in Ghandruk. Ghandruk offers a great view of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna -III, Hiunchulim, and Machhapuchhre mountains. This trek is ideal for all kind of trekkers as it offers an easy trekking trail with no difficult climbing or ascents to the high altitude.

It further entices you with rich Gurung culture and tradition of people living in this exotic place. It is the most popular for cultural, geographical variety and spectacular views of mountains and stone roofed built villages. Practice an evening meditation session and unwind in this amazing location.

Day 4 - Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong

Take an energizing yoga session by the rays of rising sun and gear up for an exciting journey ahead. You will start your steep downhill walk today through the forests of Rhododendrons. Leaving Ghandruk and descending through the forests, you will reach Gurung village as the trail eases. You then eventually will walk to Chhomrong which is at the elevation of 2140 meters. Overnight stay will be in a guesthouse.

Chhomrong trek combines one of the most beautiful and majestic mountain panorama with the mixture of rich biodiversity and culture, which is unparalleled to any other trekking experience in Nepal. Starting from the lowland rice terraces to the huge Annapurna massif, the trail offers you the variety of experiences that will remain with you for a life time.

The trekking trail takes you through the tempting age-old settlements of ethnic communities of Gurungs, Thakalis, and Magars. Besides, the opportunity to explore amazing flora and fauna of the region. On the way to Chhomrong, you will also enjoy the views of stunning Fish Tail, Himchuli, and Annapurna South Mountain ranges. Enjoy an evening meditation class to soothe your mind and relish the amazing experience you had during the day!

Day 5 - Trek down from Chhomrong to Tolka

Enjoy early morning yoga with a magnificent view of Annapurna range from Chhomrong. Take a careful walk down hill enjoying the mountain view to reach a beautiful mountain river bank, cross the river, and start walking up hill to destination, Tolka (1700 meters). Tolka is the oldest and second largest Gurung settlement in the Annapurna Region. This trek is especially developed for the inexperienced trekkers or those who want to explore the rural villages of Nepal.

In fact, Annapurna Tolka trekking is the combination of awesome Gurung culture, wonderful traditional village life, and peerless Himalayan panorama of Annapurna range along with Mardi Himal. From this point, the trail descends along terraced slopes and forests down to the river. After crossing the river at New Bridge, your trail moves to a steep ascend of 500 meters to join with the trail from Ghandruk.

The fifth day, your trail leaves Chhomrung following the contours about 600 meters above the river. You will now be reaching the village of Landruk (1550 meters). High on the opposite side of the river, you can explore the village of Ghandruk. Take an evening meditation class with overnight stay at Tolka.

Day 6 - Trek from Tolka to Australian Camp

Like everyday begin your morning with a splendid yoga session. Take another day of trek to stunning Australian Camp (1650 meters), with breathtaking view of Annapurna range. Australian Camp, set on the beautiful hill top, offers striking views over the valleys and stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range. It is located on the ridge and has an incredible view of mountain ranges of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, and Lamjung Himal.

From Australian Camp, you will hike down to continue through perfect jungle trail with birds chirping sounds. The trek then continues to beautiful village of Dhampus, this will take about an hour. Dhampus village is blessed with majestic views of the Annapurna Himalayan range. The trek is best for those wishing to experience Nepal mountain scenery and ethnic culture within a short time. After Dhampus village, take another one hour walk down to Phedi through the terraced rice farmlands.

You can also extend this small luxury trek with one night stay at Sarangkot, which is best known for its panoramic views, offering stunning sun rise view along with brilliant mountain scenery, and a delightful view of Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake. Relax with an evening meditation session and see beautiful night lights of Pokhara city. You will be spending the night here.

Day 7 - Trek down to Phedi and drive to Pokhara

After a morning yoga class, start with a walk down to Dhampus Phedi for one and half hours and a drive to Pokhara for an hour. When you emerge from the forest and reach Dhampus, you will be able to marvel at exceptional view of massive Mount Machhapuchhare. Popularly known as Fishtail Mountain (6900 meters) for its peak resemble the shape of fish’s tail. From Dhampus, you can also grab the exceptional view of Pokhara and the scenery gets even better as the sun goes down.

The small village comprise of enormous beauty of mountains, friendly Gurung people, a small lake from where one can get the reflection of Fishtail, temples, flowers, mustard fields, birds, and much more. From Dhampus, you will descend for two hours to Phedi and drive to Pokhara with an overnight stay. End your day with an evening meditation session.

Day 8 - Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After morning yoga session, you will drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Upon arrival, you can shop or visit the local markets. Relax with an evening meditation practice. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Day 9 - Kathmandu city sightseeing

Begin your day with a morning yoga session and get ready for a full day guided sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. The tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, which houses the old royal palace of the Kathmandu kingdom, Monkey Temple - swarming with monkeys, Pashupatinath Temple - one of the most significant Hindu temple of Lord Shiva in the West, and Boudha Stupa - one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu.

You will be able to appreciate the way of life of the people in the Kathmandu valley. Get treated to a farewell dinner with cultural host. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel, with an evening meditation class.

Day 10 - Farewell and departure

Today, you take the returning flight to your hometown. The organizer's representatives will assist you to reach the airport. You return to your home with an unforgettable travel experience in Nepal.

A full day trip to the city of Kathmandu is included in the program.

This meditation and yoga trek will take across various locations in Nepal. These include:

Kathmandu

The capital city of Nepal Kathmandu, is well known for its ancient temples, buddhisht monastries and diverse rich cultural heritage. The famous ones include - Kathmandu Durbar Square which houses the old royal palace of the Kathmandu kingdom, Monkey Temple- swarming with monkeys, Pashupatinath Temple - one of the most significant Hindu temple of Lord Shiva in the West, and Boudha Stupa - one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu.

Pokhara

Full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples, and many more, Pokhara is regarded as a paradise for tourists. You can have the pleasure to observe views of Phewa Taal (lake), Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri ranges, en-route this majestic place.

Ghandruk

Ghandruk offers a great view of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna -III, Hiunchulim and Machhapuchhre mountains. This trek is ideal for all kind of trekkers as it offers an easy trekking trail with no difficult climbing or ascents to the high altitude. It further entices you with rich Gurung culture and tradition of people living in this exotic place. It is the most popular for cultural, geographical variety, and spectacular views of mountains and stone roofed built villages.

Chhomrong

Chhomrung trek combines one of the most beautiful and majestic mountain panorama with the mixture of rich biodiversity and culture, which is unparalleled to any other trekking experience in Nepal. Starting from the lowland rice terraces to the huge Annapurna massif, the trail offers you the variety of experiences that will remain with you for a life time.

The trekking Trail takes you through the tempting age-old settlements of ethnic communities of Gurungs, Thakalis, and Magars. Besides, the opportunity to explore amazing flora and fauna of the region. On the way to Chhomrung, you will also enjoy the views of stunning Fish Tail, Himchuli, and Annapurna South Mountain ranges.

Tolka

Tolka is the oldest and second largest Gurung settlement in the Annapurna Region. This trek is especially developed for the inexperienced trekkers or those who want to explore the rural villages of Nepal. In fact, Annapurna Tolka trekking is the combination of awesome Gurung culture, wonderful traditional village life and, peerless Himalayan panorama of Annapurna range along with Mardi Himal.

Australian Camp

Australian Camp set on the beautiful hill top offers striking views over the valleys and stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range. Located on the ridge and having an incredible view of mountain ranges of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre and Lamjung Himal.

You will be served three daily vegetarian meals during the trek.

  • Explore the majestic beauty of local villages and surroundings
  • Interact with locals and tourists from different countries
  • Shop for souvenirs
  • Observe the rich cultural and bio-diversity of the majestic land of Nepal
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • All ground transportation with private vehicle
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Guide and porters with food, salary, and insurance for trek
  • Tims card and permit fee for yoga trek
  • Yoga and meditation instructor
  • Airfare
  • Beverages and other drinks
  • Personal expenses and insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Tips

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Representatives of World Sight Journey will pick you up from the airport.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Michael Jacobs

    "There is no need to look any further then having Ajay Dharel and World Sight Journeys to handle your Nepalese travel adventure."

    "Myself, daughter, and son have traveled 2 times to Nepal. In 2012 we did the Ghorapani trek, Chitawan National Park, and river rafting. 2013 we trekked in the Everest region."

    "Both times we were taken care of by Ajay. He was such a great asset to have handling all the arraignments of trekking and traveling the country. Ajay has a very good relationship with Tea Houses, porters, arraigning seats on sold out flights, ect. Your vacation will happen so much smoother with his services, enabling you to enjoy a fascinating area of the world. He loves his country and is so eager to show it to his customers. You will leave the country with a great new friend."

    "We are already planning to go back to Nepal and do more trekking in the Everest region, and of course Ajay will be the smiling face that meets us on our arrival at the airport."

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  • Review by Christine and Tennyson Lee from Malaysia

    "Namaste!! It is with great pleasure that I write this recommendation letter for the services of Ajay Dharel as a Himalayan guide. In mid-November 2012, my husband and I from Malaysia did a 5 days trek in Annapurna Panorama Trek and we spent a few days visiting Nepal’s main attractions. Our main trekking guide AJ Dharel and his team were excellent in many ways. AJ Dharel and his team were very knowledgeable about the trekking route and the local culture. First of all, I must admit before my husband brought me to this trek, I was not very well trained like other trekkers. Although we have equipped ourselves with good a pair of trekking shoes, warm clothing etc.. Physical and mental fitness is important to keep momentum going."

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    "I remembered during the second or the third long days, perhaps we were the last trekkers or second last among other trekkers, when AJ Dharel noticed my physical and mental was exhausted, he always come to assist me by carrying my backpack in making sure I could able to complete the route before sunset in the cold forest mountain! Really grateful for the help. Thank you AJ!"

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    "During the trekking, unfortunately my husband was having high fever and flu, AJ was always be there in making sure he has plenty of ginger honey drink and some medicine to keep warm and healthy."

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    "We were very grateful and touching to see AJ and his team were helping every trekkers in many ways. From helping ordering menu, serving us, assist other trekkers who has troubles, etc…They really gave me the strength to keep going."

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    "They are very friendly, caring, polite, and always with a great smile although everyone was really exhausted."

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    "AJ Dharel has a broad experience in many area of treks and expeditions. In short, we can truly say we would not have made it without his help. Thank you again AJ!!"

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    "If you are looking for a service of a great guide and great looking guide with Himalayan smile, AJ Dharel is the one!"

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    "Love from Malaysia: Christine and Tennyson Lee"

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  • Review by Margy

    "Nameste AJ!"

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    "margI am writing to thank you for the wonderful way you looked after us in Nepal. We felt safe at all times, even when the weather was against us. Our group contained an interesting collection of cultures, including our Nepalese guides and porters, and your gentle acceptance and warm encouragement helped us develop wonderful ongoing friendships."

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    "I particularly am grateful to you for the way you managed our group when we were caught in the terrible hail storm on our climb to the tea-house. The last of us arrived very wet and cold. Your insistence that we have access to the warm fireside and that warm drinks were supplied meant we recovered without injury. It could have been a very nasty incident."

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    "Your personal attributes made trekking with you enjoyable; your comfort in the role of leader, a constant warm smile, a rich sense of humor, the respect of your staff, the ease with which you communicate with café and hotel staff, your ability to make decisions as required."

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    "I have no problem recommending your services to my friends and acquaintances who wish to travel in the Himalayas."

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    "Many thanks for a memorable trek,"

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  • Review by Robert Fry

    "I visited Nepal with your company in November of 2103 and having returned home to the UK and would like to express my pleasure and gratitude for the services your company has offered. I arranged to trek to ABC and the whole trip was organised by World Sight Journeys (except of course for the international flight). The guiding service was provided by Ajay Dharel who met me at the airport and organised each part of my trip, including transfers from Kathmandu to Pokhara and return."

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    "The whole experience has been excellent with a very good service provided throughout. Travelling in Nepal is always an interesting proposition for trekkers from the west but AJ made the trips informative and interesting and a great time was had by all. The trek to ABC was, of course, magnificent with brilliant weather and stunning scenery. The guiding service was attentive and flexible with overnight stays in the tea houses at the usual stops. All the arrangements were good and we had no difficulties despite other trekkers being short of rooms. AJ does seem to have very good relations with the tea house owners and the accommodation and food were everything that we could hope for."

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    "The service provided by WSJ really came into its own when we reached ABC. Unfortunately I picked up a stomach bug which laid me low and AJ was supportive and attentive throughout. He was ready and willing to amend the trek to accommodate the necessary changes in itinerary and his flexibility in approach was excellent. Of course the bug passed, as they always do, but throughout the whole episode I felt in good hands and had no worries."

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    "The trip to Nepal and ABC was faultless in all respects. The accommodation, organization and attention to detail was excellent and I can whole heartedly recommend World Sight Journeys to any prospective trekkers or other tourists to Nepal."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Please accept this letter of recommendation for Ajay Dharel as a Himalayan guide. As an American the prospect of trekking the Himalayas can be daunting but I need not have worried as Ajay was my guide. During my time on the trail I got to know him well and can say with confidence that I would tell anybody they would be fortunate to have as a guide. Firstly, Ajay knows the trail and routes like the back of his hand. As our group talked about different options he was always able to explain the different routes and what it meant for the trip. He also knew the lodges and could tell us which ones were nice and which not so nice."

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    "He also truly worked with each individual to make sure we were well cared for. I honestly don’t know how he did it. He seemed to be everywhere and truly cared that our needs and wants be met. From helping order something off menu to making sure a lodge had adequate Wi-Fi for me to Skype home on my mothers birthday the answer was not just yes but that he was glad to. Ajay never one time acted inconvenienced or upset. He was glad to help out. But where Ajay really shines is that he truly wants to see you succeed in the trek. He cares and that is communicated in every action that he takes. From check on someone who is lagging behind to helping carry the pack of someone who is exhausted. I can truly say that I would not have made it to the top without his help."

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    "I can also say I am not sure I would have made it down without him. When we got to base camp a snow storm hit. Myself and others started to loose the trail. But he knows the area so well he kept us on track and his calm demeanor inspired us all. In short, I am pleased to give Ajay my highest and most enthusiastic recommendation. He is a skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate individual who is truly invested in your enjoying and succeeding in your hike. You cannot to better than Ajay Dharel."

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Kathmandu, Nepal

World Sight Journey is a Nepal based travel operator offering world class trekking and touring services. They also offer trek with yoga and meditation programs.

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