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7 Day Cultural Yoga Trek Nepal ( Gurja Himal -Hidden Village)

This whole connection to Yoga, the nature and energy of the great Himalaya region and the connection to village people of a different culture while meeting others on an inspired journey to really deepen their inner emotional connection and adventurous soul.

When

May 14 to
May 22
2018
00:00 amto00:00 am

This treks starts from Pokhara via bus ride to Muna. Treks starts next day all the way up to Gurja Khani.

Price

$1,900

Full Description

Our trekking experiences leaving from Pokhara takes us trekking through the breathtaking Gurja Himal Himalaya regions where we will have spectacular and life-long memorable views of the Himalaya’s, lakes, rivers and wild life.

We will go through local Nepali forest and villages with many beautiful valleys while connecting our emotions with the energy of these great mountains each day with our Yoga Practice and mindful connection to wellness. We aim to take your experience with us to not only begin or deepen your yoga practice, but to really enjoy each day of the trek and learning about the culture of each region along our journey. We will meet many Nepali local village people who will be eager to share their lives with you.

This whole connection to Yoga, the nature and energy of the great Himalaya region and the connection to village people of a different culture while meeting others on an inspired journey to really deepen their inner emotional connection and adventurous soul.

If you are tired of traffic and tourists and wanting to see stunning mountain scenery and longing to experience traditional, untouched Nepal and its people – then this is the trek for you. Our destination is Gurja Khani (the Hidden Village) and by going there, not only will you get a deeply enriching cultural experience, we are ensuring our trekking dollars are going directly to the Village to provide any income for disadvantaged and caste-discriminated people.

The Integrative Wellness & Yoga team will greet you in either Kathmandu or Pokhara to help you with your orientation and your journey into the alluring mountains while taking time out for yourself will commence.

HIGHLIGHTS & WHATS INCLUDED

- Daily Yoga sessions exploring different styles
- Daily Wellness sessions with a focus on Nutrition, Self-Positivity and better understanding of Yoga as a body science
- Daily Meditation and Breathing sessions
- Tea House accommodation on Treks
- Meals per day with snacks on the Trek
- Australian Yoga teacher with extensive local knowledge and experience
- Experienced and Licenced local Nepali Guide
- All trekking fees and permits
- All transport requirements during Trek
- Trekkers Massage at end of Trek with our partner business, Nectar Spa
- Free Group Facebook page to ask questions prior to travel, follow up Wellness questions post Trek and communicate with other Trek Guests (optional)

SKILL LEVEL

No trekking experience is required and if you are in beginner in Yoga, we welcome you. We would recommend that you have done some daily walking before embarking on any trek anywhere in the world, for your comfort and safety. Max. Altitude 3,300m with a Easy/Medium Trekking Grade.

ACCOMMODATION AND FEATURES

All accommodation on the trek is local Nepali Teahouse Style accommodation. These Tea Houses are an iconic institution of Nepal trekking full of characters and thriving local culture. The rooms are usually either twin share or dorm style with a common lounge area. If the weather is slightly chilly in the evening, the fire will be lit (after the wood has been gathered by the hard-working local village ladies).

There are little local shops along the way in each village if you want to purchase anything like toiletries etc or maybe you want to buy a local yak wool shawl or handcrafted jewelry.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

On arrival, you will be given a detailed daily program that will be suit the level of the Group and on our first and last day we will require some transport by jeep to get to our starting and finishing points to get us going.
The style of Yoga practice each day will vary on the group and the group needs from a deep asthanga stretch to a gentle hatha joint movement session with a 1 to 1.5 Hour duration.

We will walk approx. 3-5 Hours per day on the trek and we’ve mixed it up between a light or a hard day’s trekking terrain. We will stop for breaks to rest and have snacks.

At sunset, will take time to breath and mediate, taking in the amazing mountain air and energy, followed by a 45 Min Wellness workshop session to give you to the tools to for your inner journey and barriers to change in your life, after our evening meal.

There are little local shops along the way in each village if you want to purchase anything like toiletries etc or maybe you want to buy a local yak wool shawl or handcrafted jewellery.

FOOD & WATER

All food is provided on the trek for breakfast, lunch and dinner with vegan options. All food is made from the local seasonal produce that is available in that village climate and region. Please advise us if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Tea House food usually is served with milk tea after each meal (it’s a Nepali thing) however, there is usually other herbals teas and coffee available. Although the menu is usually not to varied (due to availability of produce in some regions) it’s very delicious and tasty. The typical meal of choice for the Nepali culture is Daal Baht (rice, green vegetables, potato and chicken) and the flavours very from House to House, depending on the Cook and its usually all you can eat – perfect for after a day’s long trek with yoga.

Heres a sample:

~ Breakfast – pancakes, oats, eggs or chapatti with fruit
~ Lunch – Daal Baht
~ Dinner – Daal Baht or if you want something different from Daal
~ Variety of beans, lentils and chick peas
~ Variety of styles for Fried Rice or Noodles
~ Curried vegetables of different flavours
~ Dumplings (Mo Mo) and Pizza
~ Variety of savory or sweet pastries

Most of the food is prepared in hand made wood ovens and stoves and some tea houses may even let you in the kitchen to look at the local way of life and preparing food.

We also bring along 2 vegan friendly snacks with us to have per day to keep us sustained.

We would recommend either drinking bottled water or bringing water treatment tablets along for safe drinking water. We also recommend bringing along your own bottle for refiling and saving on the plastic impacts to the local environment.

MASSAGE & SPA TREATMENT SERVICE

At the end of the trek, a 1 Hour Trekkers massage treatment is included in your package to relieve your tired body and calm the mind.

There are other services available at Nectar Spa and a full menu is available upon request.

WHATS NOT INCLUDED

• Airfare travel costs
• Travel Costs and Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
• Travel Insurance
• Personal medication or altitude medication
• Drinks and beverages
• Cost of additional Spa treatments
• Tips for Staff or Service
• Personal Expenses
• Meals in the Cities and prior the Trek commencing

HOW TO GET THERE

You can either a book a flight yourself or we can recommend an Australian Travel Agent to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Most countries (please check when booking your ticket) can get a visa on arrival at Nepal for either 30 Days or 90 Days.

From Kathmandu you can either take a 30 min flight for between $75 - $100 USD to Pokhara. This flight goes directly across the Himalayas and is a super cheap version of the scenic tour flights around. If you would like to take the scenic route through some amazing mountain ranges and rivers, you can take a Tourist bus for around $6 - $10 US and this trip takes around 6 hours due to the terrain.

WHAT TO PACK FOR THE TREK

Soft luggage such as Backpack is the most effective way to travel in Nepal (even on a short trek) and as we will not be using Porters, a larger bag is recommended rather than a Day bag. If you are travelling longer in Nepal (or other regions) and want to bring extra items that you won’t be taking in the Trek, you are welcome to leave your belongings securely at our partner business, Nectar Spa, at no extra charge.

 Hiking Boots (worn in before you come)
 Yoga Mat (optional, or we can provide, please request)
 Camp Shoes like sneakers or hiking sandals for the evenings
 Warm wool socks for yoga practice and keeping the toes warm at night
 Comfy clothes for Yoga
 Light weight trekking pants
 Light weight trekking shorts
 T-shirts
 Light jacket or jumper for the evenings with light weight gloves
 Water Bottle (we recommend 2-3 litre capacity) and treatment tablets
 Hat and sunglasses
 Sunscreen
 Hiking poles (optional)
 Head lamp (with extra batteries as sometimes electricity can go out at night)
 Journal book, pen, camera and reading material (kindle style is easiest)
 Personal toiletries and underwear