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START: Kathmandu, Nepal

FINISH: Kathmandu, Nepal 

DATE: 13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

10-22 November 2024

INVESTMENT:

$2,799

Majestic Mountains, Jungle Paths, Mindful Movement.
POONHILL&
CHITWAN

NEPAL YOGA, BREATHWORK JUNGLE SAFARI & MINDFULNESS TREK 

 10 - 22 November  2024 

Reserve your spot with just a deposit. 

Discover the Himalayas

In search of a transformative experience? Where exotic wildlife and fairy tale landscapes await your discovery. Where ancient traditions meet modern lifestyles, natural beauty meets urban hustle, and spiritual wisdom meets worldly pleasures... 

 

Welcome to Nepal: Here, snow-capped mountains set the stage for an unforgettable journey; this escape is the perfect blend of mindfulness, yoga, and adventure. Inviting you to explore the majestic mountains on foot and enhance your connection with self and nature, we've crafted this trip to bring together the active, creative and adventurous community. 

 

Our cool, young, and fun team of local mountaineering experts and experienced yoga teachers guide the five-day trek. Covering roughly 38km and involving some stairs and slopes, this trip promises comfort and safety that is ideal for trekking newcomers and seasoned trekkers alike. 

Filled with ample rest, you'll witness plenty of breathtaking sunrises over the Annapurna range, & rejuvenate muscles in natural hot springs while immersing yourself in the raw beauty of the local essence of life here in Nepal. 

 

After the trek, we'll finish in the lush jungles of Chitwan National Park for an exotic wildlife safari like no other. 

 

Infused with tools for greater mindfulness, peace, and self-clarity, we'll combine trekking, adventure, safari, yoga, breathwork, and meditation. So let us take care of the details and connect you with new friends who will become family, magic moments & an experience that will last a lifetime.

 

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 Join us on a mindful journey to experience the allure of Nepal's enchanting peaks and the exotic jungle of Chitwan.


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.

  • 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 (822m)

Day 3: (Trek begins) Nayapul (1070m) - Tikhedhunga (1480m)

Day 4: Tikhedhunga (1480m) - Ghorepani (2100m)

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

Day 6: Tadapani - Ghandruk (1940m)

Day 7: Ghandruk - Jhinu Danda (Hot springs bath) (1400m)

Day 8: Jhinu Danda - Pokhara

Day 9: Pokhara (Rest Day)

Day 10: Pokhara – Chitwan (Bird watching)

Day 11: Chitwan (Jeep jungle safari and canoe river safari)

Day 12: Chitwan - Kathmandu

Day 13: Kathmandu (Farewell and departure)

Trip Highlights:

  • City Comfort: Enjoy 7 nights of comfortable accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara, & and Chitwan providing a cozy retreat before & after your adventures.

  • Mountain Charm: Embody the rich culture of Nepal with 5 nights spent in traditional Nepalese teahouses, experiencing the warmth and hospitality of the locals.

  • Trek: Get a taste of trekking Nepal with a 6-day beginner-friendly breathtakingly beautiful adventure. Witness the beauty of daybreak from Poonhill's iconic vantage point, offering panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas.

  • Rejuvenate: A well-deserved indulgence. Relax at Jhinu Danda's natural hot springs, and rejuvenate the muscles after 5 days of trekking 

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

  • Cultural experience: Dinner with live entertainment showcasing Nepalese traditional dance 

  • Local Expertise: Trek alongside an experienced guide who has conquered Everest, enriching your journey with insightful cultural tales and expert region knowledge.

  • Yoga & wellness: Enhance your spiritual well-being with daily yoga, breathwork and meditation sessions led by a certified instructor, providing moments of peace and reflection amidst the Himalayan wilderness.

  • Jungle safari: 3-day jungle safari in Chitwan, including jeep safari & walking safari with a local wildlife guide. As well as river canoe through crocodile-filled waters.

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Accommodation

 6 nights in modest, cute and comfortable, twin share rooms in a Nepalese-style guesthouse then 7 nights twin share comfortable hotel. 

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. 

Prices and dates 

10th - 23rd November 2024

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Super Early-Bird $2599

Early-Bird $2699

Final Price  $2899

 

ALL PRICES ARE IN AUD

BOOK BEFORE 30TH April 2024 -  SAVE $300

use the code: RHINO

Information

Includes:

  • 12 nights accommodation 

  • 3 x meals + hot drinks per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) 9 days

  • Cultural dance performance and dinner in Kathmandu

  • Breakfast only in Pokhara & Kathmandu 

  • All transport 

  • 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

  • TIMS Card: Entry into Annapurna conservation area.

  • Permit Card

Excludes:

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

  • 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 

 

About this retreat:   YOGA / TREKKING / MEDITATION / BREATHWORK

 

YAMA brings this experience to life through the raw elements of dance, play, and connection. Learn more about the YAMA experience and ethos HERE. 

Getting There: Fly in and out of Kathmandu International Airport, where we provide airport pick-up and drop-off services.

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 

Hiking: Hiking on this trip is considered low to medium impact. We average around 10-15 kilometres daily. By day 3, your body will adjust to the longer walks. You don't need to be an experienced hiker; just bring comfortable hiking boots and your love for nature. The scenery along the way is undeniably beautiful.

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

 

Facilitators

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LUISA brunette

Yoga teacher

Australian yoga & meditation teacher & YAMA guide

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ANIL

Trekking guide

Himalayan trekking guide and travel advisor in Kathmandu.  

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