Yoga Trek in Annapurna Valley

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Overview

  • Duration 14 Days
  • Max. Altitude 4130 Meter / 13,549 Ft
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Kathmandu - Pokhara - Ulleri - Ghorepani - Tadapani - Chhomrong - Dobhan - Annapurna Base Camp - Dobhan - Jhinu - Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Best Season February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December

Highlights

  • Cultural tour to various medieval sites
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu & visit UNESCO sites
  • Scenic drive to Pokhara through beautiful countryside, mountains, rivers
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project visit
  • Nature meditation sessions
  • Morning and evening yoga practice
  • Visit the Yoga center in Pokhara
  • Stunning Sunrise and mountain views from Poon Hill
  • Typical Gurung village along the trekking route
  • Impressive mountain and glacier views from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Natural hot spring Bath at Jhinudanda
  • Explore Lake City Pokhara 
  • Accommodation in City & Mountain,

“Yoga trek in Annapurna is the whole different way of Exploring and meditating over the Himalayas”

Yoga is the antiquated technique of exercise that mainly focuses on breathing, flexibility, and strength with a specific end goal to help physical and in addition mental prosperity. Different studies and research done over yoga suggested that practicing yoga is a compelling approach for expanding the quality, adaptability, and adjustment of the body.

So why yoga in trekking? Trekking with Yoga allows you to encounter the diverse flavor of nature by opening your psyche and body through daily meditation along with enjoying the breathtaking scenery and the most spiritual mountain range of the vast Himalayas. We, Himalayan Scenery Treks & Expedition have come up with new Annapurna Yoga trekking, which offers you a better way to experience the superb Himalayan landscape, magnificent scene rich verdure.

The most exciting and relaxing yoga trek in the Annapurna begins with a short drive and relaxing walk to the small village of Sirubari. Sirubari is an ethnic village situated at the altitude of 1700m with the facility of a homestay. After spending overnight at this village, we will trek to Panchase which is at the height of 2500m from the Sirubari village. Frome the Panchase we will be able to witness the stunning panoramic view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges along with fishtail and Manaslu.

NOTE:It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled a Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior to the actual day of trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Adding some extra days beside actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, flight delays, and missing international flights.

Itinerary

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We mark the start of your adventure with warm greetings at the Tribhuvan International Airport. After transferring from the airport to your hotel in Kathmandu, you can relax and explore the area at your own leisure.

We will spend a full day in Kathmandu to acclimatize. A briefing session will be held in the morning to go over details and answer any queries you might have for the trek ahead.

After the briefing, we’ll be off to see the city proper. The sites we will visit include Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of the Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders; Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the banks of the holy river; and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.

Pack your bags and we will head to Pokhara via a 6-hours overland journey. Along the way, enjoy views of the Himalayan peaks and countryside hills.

Once we reach Pokhara, you will have time to wander around the charming lake city. Rest for the night there, in preparation for the big day tomorrow.

First day of our journey on foot! We begin with a short 1.5-hour transfer by vehicle to Nayapul, which is our starting point. After checking into the Annapurna Conservation Area, we will walk up a dirt road leading to Hile, with a lunch break along the way. The trail then starts properly to Tikhedhunga, which is a short distance away. We will take a break there to gather our energy before climbing the steep steps up to the scenic village in Ulleri, where we end the day.

We will go on an easy pace today. Ulleri provides the first glimpse of snow-capped mountain peaks, and as the trail ascends gradually towards Banthanti, we can enjoy spectacular views of the sacred Machapuchare (Fishtail). The trail then enters Schima and hazelnut forests, before leading us out to Nangethanti. After lunch, the route will be filled with beautiful rhododendron blooms. As we reach the upper Ghorepani, spectacular mountain views will welcome us to this beautiful settlement.

We will get up early to hike up to Poonhill, the famous viewpoint that lies at 3,210 meters above sea level. It boasts panoramic views of the mountain peaks in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range. As the sun rises, the mighty peaks become a natural canvas, as the first rays of sunlight pour magical colors upon them.

Head back to our teahouse for breakfast, and then we are back on the road. We begin with an ascent up steep stone stairs before hitting a long downhill stretch where we can catch our breath. Finish with a burst of an uphill climb to reach Tadapani, and there we can enjoy up-close views of Annapurna south, the Fishtail, and Hiunchuli.

The trail descends steeply through rhododendron and oak forests before arriving at a teahouse in Chuile for lunch. We will continue down to a river and cross a suspension bridge, after which the trek will start going uphill steeply before petering out to a gradual slope. The final section of the day is an easy walking trail to Chomrong, a beautiful Gurung village to rest after a demanding day.

We traverse the trail deep into the Annapurna valley today as we head to Dobhan. Following steep stone stairs, we will descend down to Chhomrong Khola and then switch back to climbing up again through bamboo forests. The glorious Annapurna massif encourages us to hike on upwards until we reach Dobhan for dinner and sleep.

Today we will walk closely to the Annapurna glaciers and past the base of Machapuchare. At Machapuchare base camp, we will take a break to take in the views of the surrounding mountains. After that, it’s onwards to the highest point of our trek!

From MBC, a beautiful boulder-strewn path leads us to our ultimate destination - Annapurna Base Camp. Here you finally reap the rewards after hard days of trekking. At a lofty 4130m above sea level, the beauty and majesty of Annapurna will be on the display right in front of your eyes. 

Savor a breathtaking sunrise view of the Annapurna and capture the grandeur of the high craggy peaks in your memories. We must then bid goodbye to ABC after breakfast and begin our downward trek. Our hike will end back today in Dobhan for an overnight stay there.

Retracing the trail downwards allows us to appreciate the wondrous mountain scenery from a different angle. Passing by Chhomrong, we aim for Jhinu where there are natural hot spring baths. Enjoy a reviving soak in the hot spring waters and listen to the sounds of the melodious flow of the Modi Khola river while you soothe your aching muscles.

Today is the final day of our journey. Our route will be complete as we loop back to Nayapul. The Modi Khola will lead us there, meandering through beautiful villages, rice terraces, and wheat fields down its steep banks.

Our time in the serene mountains will come to an end when we check out from the area at Nayapul. A vehicle will drive us back to Pokhara where the comforts of the city await after our long trek in the highlands. 

Fly off from Pokhara Domestic Airport to Kathmandu in the morning. The land transfer will be arranged to send you to your hotel from Kathmandu airport. Once there, you are free to explore the colorful town with its narrow lanes and charming shops or rest at the hotel. We will meet again in the evening for a fine celebratory dinner, complete with a Nepali cultural show, to commemorate your conquest of the Himalayas.

    All good things must end as we come to your final day in Nepal. You can squeeze in some last-minute shopping before our transport arrives to send you to the airport for your flight home. We bid you farewell, and may you leave with beautiful memories and a wonderful experience of the Himalayas.

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    Cost Details

    Included

    • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
    • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
    • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • Kathmandu city tours, tour guides, and private transportation
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide.
    • Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment.
    • Nature meditation sessions
    • Morning and evening yoga practice
    • An experienced English speaking Yoga Teacher
    • Accident insurance for all staff
    • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
    • ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
    • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Excluded

    • Personal Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
    • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Useful Info

    In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

    Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Hotel and Accommodation:

    Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favorite destinations for travel enthusiast and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation as you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodation around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door.  So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.

    We provide you with the 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are at Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your Yoga Trek in Annapurna Valley, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow and a blanket. We put our every effort to make your trek as cozy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in local lodge available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked on all places). 

    In Kathmandu beside the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan for the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

    Food and Beverages:

    All the food and Beverages included on the package of Yoga Trek in Annapurna Valley are provided by the company itself. The foods are provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying the bottled water and boiled water as well.

    Transportation:

    We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Likewise, we provide tourist bus transportation for your trip. However, you have other options like traveling through private vehicles such as cars or van.

    You have to pay additional for the transportation which is excluded from our package. You can send us an inquiry for the latest price details for private transportation and flight tickets.

    Luggage and Backpack:

    The main luggage of yours will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things which are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip to ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

    Guide and Porters on Trek:

    We provide you with the well trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek.  Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg form each trekker). We provide the one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide the additional guide for your trip.

    Personnel Expenses:

    Personnel Expenses largely influenced upon your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Yoga Trek in Annapurna Valley. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get the significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy the drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

    Rescue and Evacuation:

    Nepal is the country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seeker all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with the serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing off to your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover up all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive at the Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip in Nepal, please do visit Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.   

    Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

    The Yoga Trek in Annapurna Valley is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.

    Why Book With Us?

    • Best price
    • Best safety records
    • Easy payment processing
    • Customizable trips as per your needs
    • Departure for every booking
    • Best customer care
    • Specialized care and considerations
    • Easy cancellation conditions

    Booking Requirements

    Please provide us your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 10 to 20 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer or online. Please visit here for payment details.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellation of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearranging the schedule.

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