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Himalayan Yoga and Trekking

This unique trip is going to combine a very interesting trek into the Nepali heartland and the very best of Hatha Yoga.

When

Nov 15 to
Nov 25
2020
07:00 amto19:00 pm

The trip will start and end from Kathmandu as transfers by road are included.

Price

1,554 €

Full Description

Day 1: Kathmandu to Besisahar / 6-7 hours drive You will be picked up early in the morning from a location of your choice. Once we exit Kathmandu valley, we drive west along the Prithvi highway till Dumre and then head north to Khudi. The drive is scenic and follows first the Trisuli and later the Marsyangdi river. Khudi is a small town frequented by trekkers starting out on the Annapurna Circuit. In the evening we will have a short introduction to the yoga teacher and the rest of the group followed by our first lesson. Overnight at a lodge in Besisahar.

Day 2: Besisahar to Ghalegaun / 4-5 hours walk After breakfast our trek begins. We head out into the hills to the North-west of Besisahar. It is a beautiful walk through the fertile fields, villages, forest and many waterfalls along the way. After a short climb up, we reach Ghalegaun village, a beautiful Gurung village which is very well known for it’s warm and welcoming people. Overnight at homestay in Ghalegaun.

Day 3: Explore Ghalegaun This is a rest day as well as a chance to explore Ghalegaun village. Wake up early in the morning for beautiful sunrise with mountains and breakfast with the homelike environment of your Gurung family. We will explore the village; experience their traditional lifestyle, culture and religious practices. In the evening, we might have the chance to see a cultural show. The Gurung people are very social; local music, singing and dancing with the rest of the village in the evenings is an important part of their lives. Overnight at homestay in Ghalegaun.

Day 4: Trek to Bhujung via Ghanpokhara / 4 hours walk After a leisurely breakfast, our trek leads to the village of Ghanpokhara. This village is smaller and the people lead a much more traditional lifestyle. This area is famous for honey-hunters who harvest honey from the forest and foragers who know every inch of their forests. After a short break, we continue to the village of Bhujung. Lying within the Annapurna Sanctuary National Park, Bhujung contains the largest Gurung population in the area, with over 400 households that pride themselves on their rich cultural heritage. They generate their own electricity supply, and are considered pioneers in conservation and development in the area. Overnight at homestay in Bhujung.

Day 5: Bhujung to Pasagaun / 6-7 hours walk This is going to be our longest day of walking and after an early Yoga session and breakfast, we leave for Pasagaun. This trail sees very few tourists and is unspoilt, this is a very good place for us to spot wildlife. In the early afternoon, we will reach a pristine village of over 200 houses called Pasagaun. Untouched by modernity, this village has retained its traditional feel, evident in its architecture, culture and food. Besides the village, there are local caves to visit and we might even see locals extracting slate for roofs from the local quarry. Overnight at homestay in Pasagaun

Day 6: Pasagaun to Thumsikot and drive to Begnas Lake Resort / 4-5 hours walk, 2 hour drive. From Pasagaun we head south towards Pokhara valley. As the day progresses, we will drop to lower altitudes and we will notice a gradual change in the flora, fauna as well as the local people. The villages in these areas are a lot more mixed with many different ethnic groups living together in harmony. It is also a lot more tropical and busier. Once closer to the main road we will be picked up by a vehicle and drive to Begnas Lake Resort to relax after our days in the mountains. Overnight at Begnas Lake Resort

Day 7 - 10 Yoga and meditation retreat at Begnas Lake Resort.

Day 11: Drive from Begnas Lake Resort to Kathmandu / 6 hours In the morning after a final morning yoga session we drive back to Kathmandu.