COVID-19 has turned out to be a global pandemic, affecting people’s lives worldwide. Nepal has been in total lockdown for three months (March-June 2020). At this moment, rules are being eased and the Nepal Tourism Board has given hopeful messages about the possibility to travel again in October/November, when we have planned the next Yoga Trekkings.
We have written an update on the corona situation in Nepal earlier, and its consequences for the Yoga Trekkings in 2020 in our previous newsletter.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us.
Each year, we are organizing yoga trekkings in the Himalayas. Join us for the unique combination of trekking and daily yoga classes in Nepal. You will find this nowhere else in the world! Discover Nepalese culture while you are surrounded by the most impressive peaks of the Himalayas. Go back to basics, connect with nature and learn to listen to your heart when you dive into this adventure. We will take you on a different trekking every time, but it’s always an experience of a lifetime!
We are working with our befriended local guide from Nepal, Sahadev Rana Magar, who has a background in tourism and culture. He is passionate about the history and traditions of his home land, and is very happy to tell you all about it! Grown up in the mountains, he knows the Himalayas like the back of his hand. Together with one of our yoga teachers, he will bring you to the most beautiful places off the beaten track.
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In 2020, we have planned three different yoga trekkings:
- Spring 2020: Yoga Trekking & Tibetan Buddhism with Roni
- Autumn 2020: Yoga Trekking & Explore Nepal with Olga
- October 2020: Yoga Trekking in Mustang, the Forbidden Kingdom of Nepal, with Lana (detailed information below).
October 2020: Yoga Trekking to Mustang, the Forbidden Kingdom of Nepal – 15 days
In October 2020, we will take you on a 15-day trekking through Mustang, also called the Forbidden Kingdom of Nepal. It is located in the North at the Tibetan border and was not open for visitors until 50 years ago. Therefore, its rich culture has been preserved very well. The landscape is wide and rough as it is in the higher plateaus of the Himalayas. You will feel like you are in a mysterious, different world.
The trip will start in the Kathmandu valley, where you can get a taste of the vivid Nepalese life and visit the iconic Buddhist stupas. We will proceed our trip by bus to Pokhara, and take a domestic flight to Jomsom, the starting point of the trekking. During the 12-day trek in the mountains you will cross traditional Nepalese villages amidst the wild scenery of the Himalayas.
Every day will start with an energizing yoga class, and the evening will conclude with a further calming practice. The yoga classes vary from gentle to more challenging, from hatha to vinyasa, yin to pranayama and meditation. These classes will balance your body and mind during the adventure.
Your trip will end in Pokhara again, where you can choose to relax and restore at the beautiful lake. Afterwards, you will go back to Kathmandu, where you can take your flight home or continue your trip as desired.
The yoga trekking is a deepening and healing experience that can change your life! Listen to your heart and make your dreams come true.
The Yoga Trekking Nepal is an adventure of a lifetime, but Nepal has even more to offer. It has inspired us to create a Mini Guide to Nepal Before_After the Yoga Trekking – download it here and feel free to share with anyone who might be interested!
Travel programme / itinerary
Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus
Day 2: Pokhara to Jomsom by flight + first trek to Kagbeni
Day 3: Kangbeni to Chele
Day 4: Chele to Syanbochen
Day 5: Syanbochen to Ghaymi
Day 6: Ghaymi to Charang
Day 7: Charang to Lomanthang
Day 8: Exploring Lomanthang, the old capital of Mustang
Day 9: Lomanthang to Drakmar
Day 10: Drakmar to Ghilling
Day 11: Ghilling to Chhuksang
Day 12: Chhuksang to Jomsom
Day 13: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight.
Day 14: Pokhara (relax day)
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu
Accommodation & meals
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we will stay at a hotel where breakfast is included. We will give you the option include the hotels in your booking, but it’s often more attractive to book these yourself. On the first day, we will have a welcome dinner together to meet the group.
During the trekking, we are staying in simple lodges and guesthouses. Accommodation is basic, with nothing more than you need: simple beds, a shared dining room and usually just cold showers. You’re really going back to basics!
Meals traditionally consist of rice and lentils (dal bhat) with a variety of vegetable curries, depending on what the people grow in their own fields. Sometimes, there is a choice of international dishes, such as noodles and a variety of vegetarian meals. If you have any allergies or dietary wishes, please let us know so we can organize it for you.
Date & price
The Yoga Trekking 2020 to Mustang will take place from 5 to 19 October 2020.
Price: 1899 euros – for bookings before 31st December 2019 we offer an Early Bird price of 1799 euros!
- The full trekking programme
- Daily yoga classes
- Trekking permit (€500 for Mustang)
- Guide and porters
- Accommodation during the trekking
- Three meals a day during the trekking
- Transport during the trekking programme
- Welcome and goodbye dinner
- Stay in Pokhara before + after trekking
- Calamity fund
- First aid kit
- Return flight Kathmandu – home
- Travel/health insurance
- Meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara
- Accommodation in Kathmandu (often cheaper when booking by yourself)
- Other personal expenses
Optional to book:
- Hotel in Kathmandu
- Airport pick-up & drop-off (10 euros)
- Tour in Kathmandu before/after trekking
Booking through Himalaya Travel Adventures. You can fill out the booking form here; Sahadev will send you a message with further details.