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Majestic Mountains, Peaceful Paths, Mindful Movement.
ANNAPURNA
BASE CA
MP

NEPAL YOGA, BREATHWORK & MINDFULNESS TREK 

 10 -24 November  2024 

Reserve your spot with just a deposit. 

START: Kathmandu, Nepal

FINISH: Kathmandu, Nepal 

DATE: 15 DAYS

10 - 24th November 2024

INVESTMENT:

From $2799 AUD

FLIGHTS: Domestic 

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Discover the Himalayas

Are you looking for a life-changing adventure? There is a place where the sky meets the earth, the mountains touch the clouds, and the people touch your heart. That place is Nepal. This journey will test your limits, inspire your soul, and transform your life. 

YAMA is more than just a hiking trip; it's a transformational journey that will inspire and empower you. We take care of the details and connect you with new friends who will become family. This trek has it all! It will challenge and reward you in every way. You will form strong bonds as you overcome obstacles and face challenges together.  It will push your limits, but it will also reveal your true potential and bring deep appreciation for the wonders of nature, the richness of culture, and the power of the community. 

We are guided by our cool, young, and fun team of local experts, Who will ensure your comfort and safety and share Nepalese Mountain culture. Our experienced yoga and breathwork coach will give you knowledge and wisdom while guiding you inwardly through the breath. 

You will trek through lush green forests, where you will feel like you are in a fairy tale land with cascading waterfalls and colourful flowers, cross suspension bridges, pass by charming villages, encounter friendly locals and animals and witness the majestic views of the snow-capped mountains that will take your breath away.

 

Nepal is a land of contrasts, where ancient traditions meet modern lifestyles, natural beauty meets urban hustle, and spiritual wisdom meets worldly pleasures. YAMA will show you the best of both worlds. A bucket list must! An epic yet challenging adventure to Annapurna base camp. One of the world's most scenic and rewarding treks. 

 Let's tick this one together. 

 

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EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF THE MOUNTAINS 


This trip is for you if:

  • Have a moderate level of physical fitness and enjoy physical challenges.

  • You are ready for personal growth, mind mastery, and hiking high into self-discovery. 

  • You consider yourself open-minded, creative, adventurous and love being around like-minded communities. 

  • You crave an immersive experience in nature, combining trekking, yoga, and breathwork in the stunning scenery of the Himalayas.

  • Yoga enthusiasts looking to deepen their practice against the majestic natural backdrop of Nepal. We encourage yoga as a lifestyle choice and an opportunity to build a daily habit. However, yoga and breathwork classes are optional.

Not suitable for you if:

  • You are unfit and can not walk inclined long distances. 

  • You do not consider yourself adventurous; you don't like altitude restrictions or being physically challenged. 

  • You are after a trip solely focused on luxury and comfort, designed for those seeking a relaxing and easy-going experience.

  • You are not open to challenging activities and prefer to avoid being around the mountains or sharing space with others.

  • Unwilling to Hike High - Trekking is the main activity of this retreat, and it requires a good level of fitness and stamina. This retreat is for individuals ready to hike high into learning, self-discovery, and personal growth.
     

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara (1400m)

Day 3: (trekking begins) Drive to Nayapul (1070m), Trek to Tikhedhunga (1480m)

Day 4: Tikhedhunga (1480m) to Ghorepani (2100m): 11 km: 6 – 7 hours

Day 5: Ghorepani to Tadapani (3210m): 6 – 7 hours

Day 6: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m): 4 – 5 hours

Day 8: Chhomrong (2150m) to Himalaya (6-7 hours)

Day 9: Himalaya to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m)

Day 10: Explore Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) / Rest day

Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Bamboo (2310m)

Day 12: Bamboo (2310m) to Jhinu (1780m) (hot spring)

Day 13: Drive back to Pokhara (1400m) from Jhinu

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1400m): Flight 45 min 

Day 15: Farewell and Departure

Trip Highlights:

  • Offerings: Immerse yourself in a holistic experience, featuring yoga, breathwork, meditation, and movement classes such as stretching, conditioning, and primal movement, as well as a rebirthing breathwork session. These activities provide moments of peace and reflection amidst the serene Himalayan wilderness.

  • City Comfort: Enjoy 4 nights of comfortable accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara, providing a cozy base for your adventures in Nepal.

  • Mountain Experience: An exhilarating 8-day trek to ABC base camp at 4100m, led by local mountaineering experts. Experience the beauty of starlit nights and find joy in the physical challenge of the trek. Along the way, immerse yourself in local mountain culture, enjoy locally sourced foods, and stay in comfortable Nepalese teahouses, where evenings are spent huddling around the fire for chats and games. Trek alongside an experienced guide who has conquered Everest, enriching your journey with insightful cultural tales and expert regional knowledge.

  • Rejuvenate: Indulge in a well-deserved relaxation at Jhinu Danda's natural hot springs, rejuvenating your muscles to conclude this physical pursuit.

  • Delicious Local Foods: Enjoy daily meals showcasing the diverse flavours of Nepalese cuisine, prepared with locally sourced ingredients.

  • Cultural Experience: Live entertainment with traditional Nepalese dance, providing a captivating glimpse into the country's rich cultural heritage.

Accommodation

Modest, cute and comfortable, twin share rooms in a Nepalese-style guesthouse; two nights Kathmandu guesthouse, 2 nights Pokhara 4/5 star hotels.

 

 

Nine-Nights traditional style Nepalese Tea house, six-Nights hotel (4 / 5-star) 

Rooms are all twin share and may differ slightly in size and amenities but are priced equally. Let us know your room preferences, and we'll try to meet them; early sign-ups have a better chance. Private room available at an extra cost. 

Information

About this retreat:   YOGA / TREKKING / MEDITATION / BREATHWORK

Getting There: ​Fly in and out of Kathmandu city (Tribhuvan International Airport). Airport transfers are included.

YAMA - Our community is about learning, sharing, caring and connecting with the natural world and each other while discovering some of the most exotic locations. Sleep under the stars, meditate on mountains and visit mineral magic natural hot springs along the way. Learn more about the YAMA ethos HERE.

 

Share: At YAMA, sharing is at our core. Express yourself freely through music, arts, singing, dancing, and radical self-expression. If you're passionate about teaching, offering a workshop, and sharing your unique gifts, we have two discounted spots on this trip available for collaborators. Contact us to apply for this role. LEARN MORE

More Info: For information about visas, what to bring, and more, check the "More Info"  button. If you still have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Yoga and Movement: Each day, there will be one guided yoga, or stretch class and daily meditation/breathwork.  The movement class will be tailored for hiking and based on the energy and level of the group offering variations to accommodate all fitness levels. 

 

Hiking: Hiking on this trip will be a medium-high impact. We average at around 10 - 15 km per day and max at the altitude of 4130m. By day 3, your body becomes accustomed to long walks. A moderate level of fitness is required for this experience. It is important to bring comfortable hiking boots and warm clothing.

Prices and dates 

10th - 24th November 2024

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Super Early-Bird: $2699

Early-Bird: $2799 

Final Price: $2999

ALL PRICES ARE IN AUD 

BOOK BEFORE 30TH MAY 2024 -  SAVE $300

use the code: HIKEHIGH

Includes:

  • 14 nights twin share accommodation 

  • Accommodation during the trek (teahouse/guesthouse /homestay)

  • Warm sleeping bag.

  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara & Kathmandu (twin sharing basis) with breakfast

  • 3 x meals + hot drinks per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) on the trek

  • Experienced local English-speaking mountaineering guides

  • Cultural dance performance and dinner in Kathmandu

  • Breakfast only three days

  • Domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu

  • All transport on the trip

  • Airport transfers (within 2 days of the start and end day of the trip)

  • English-speaking experienced local Mountaineering Guide

  • Daily yoga, breathwork and meditation practice with an experienced yoga teacher

  • 1 x porter per 2 people (each porter can carry up to 20 Kilos)

  • First Aid Kits

  • Local government entry permits

  • TIMS Card: Entry into Annapurna conservation area.

  • Permit Card​


 

Excludes:

  • Personal expenses such as extra drinks, snacks, and toiletries. 

  • Nepal entry visa (Visa available on arrival at international airport)

  • Tips for guide and porter 

  • Travel Insurance 

  • Lightweight yoga mat 

  • International Flights

  • Trekking gear

  • Recommended activities in free time in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • Anything on the packing list 

Facilitators

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ELISSA CHRISSON

Yoga teacher

Hello! My name is Elissa Chrisson, and I'm the proud founder of YAMA Movement, a community and space dedicated to holistic well-being and the exploration of movement. My journey into the depths of yoga and self-discovery led me to spend a transformative decade in India, where I immersed myself in the practice and study of traditional yoga.

 

During those years, I learned not just the physical aspects of yoga, but also delved deep into its philosophical roots and meditative practices. I absorbed the culture, the wisdom, and the spiritual energy that India is renowned for, and it has profoundly shaped my approach to teaching and living.

 

I've always believed in the power of movement as a pathway to finding balance, inner strength, and peace.  join me in this journey of exploration and self-discovery through movement, yoga, and community. 

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ANIL BUDHATHOKI

Trekking guide

Himalayan trekking guide and travel advisor in Kathmandu.  

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