Magical Yoga, Mindfulness & Trekking Retreat in Nepal – DATES TO BE REVIEWED
12. April 2021 - 28. April 2021
17 days of Trekking in Nepal, Tsum Valley, daily yoga, meditation & chanting
and your invitation to get in touch with Nepal – it´s raw nature and the Buddhist sites it has to offer
Due to the worldwide happenings we postponed the trekking retreat to some time later this year. Exact dates to be decided between all participants and retreat leaders. If you´re interested to join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be informed in time.
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.
What is key to a happy life?
…maybe more sleep, a healthier diet or more movement? Maybe yes, but what if the answer was less of everything!? Allowing simplicity to lift off the heavy weight of being busy, doing, thinking, speaking too much.
This 17day retreat including 14 days of 4-8 hours Trekking will lead you through the Hidden Valley of Happiness, Tsum Valley, up to an altitude of 4060m. Enjoying the majestic mountain scenery, lush rice field views and the calming environment of the forest, while learning more about its Buddhist history. This place is inviting you to connect with your true source of happiness, which dwells only within.
This trek is suitable also for beginner and people with no trekking experiences, if you make sure to have enough fitness and stamina to walk long hours each day.
We’ll keep it nice and simple during this trek…
Staying in authentic Nepalese Homestays, at monasteries or simple guesthouses. Eating simple foods. Bringing along only the most necessary items. Having plenty of time to reflect, journal and take a break from phones and social media. Immersing ourselves in gentle yoga, meditation, chanting & pranayama practices, adjusted to the outer conditions and the trekking schedule. Thus fostering mindfulness and a deeper connection to self.
Sahadev Rana Magar (Himalaya Travel Adventure) will be your experienced tour guide, revealing the most beautiful gems of this not so long opened trek. Introducing us to local customs and places off the beaten track. He will show us Tsum Valley from a local perspective. This place was blessed by Padmasambhava, Guru Rinpoche, centuries ago and will invite us all to connect deeply with both nature and culture of Nepal.
Hanna Winkler is leading the daily yoga, meditation & sound sessions during the retreat. Sharing her passion for music and singing on this retreat in the simplest and purest ways of all: Chanting a cappella or with Tibetan bowl accompanied. Hanna was born and raised in Germany and lives since 2017 mostly in Bali, Indonesia. She is leading international retreats that offer unique nature experiences in order to facilitate meaningful and deeply healing moments. Using her background in psychology and the knowledge of several healing modalities such as theta healing, reiki, sound & water therapy to make each retreat a unique experience.
Your yoga classes…
The mornings will start with meditation, breathing and at times chanting exercises. Slowly moving into gentle, flowing yoga asana sequences. Hanna is well trained to tailor the practice to any level of physical ability and will always offer different modifications for you to adjust the intensity of your practice. The afternoon classes aim to rejuvenate and rest body& mind after long hours of trekking and exploring nature. Offering some yin yoga practices and guided sound meditations.
Please remember to bring your light yoga mat along the trek, as well as warm yoga clothing to adjust to inside and outside yoga spaces.
Food and accommodation…
Will be basic and yet cozy – sleeping the first nights in Kathmandu in a twin shared room with breakfast included and during the trek in simple beds in shared rooms with communal dining space and sometimes hot, other times cold showers. There will be three meals provided during the trek offering traditional Nepalese dishes like dal bhat which is a nourishing lentil & vegetables curry with rice.
In case of allergies and special dietary requirements inform us upon booking.
PRICING is 1799 Euro
for this non-profit retreat, supporting local communities and monasteries!
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing – Visit to Swaymbhunath, Boudhanath and Kopan Monastery
Day 3: Kathmandu – Arugath Bazar (550 m, 1805 ft) – Soti Khola (700 m, 2296 ft) 7-8 hrs
Day 4: Soti Khola (700 m, 2296 ft) – Machhakhola (869 m, 2851 ft) 6 hours
Day 5: Machhakhola (869 m, 2851 ft) – Jagat (1340 m, 4396 ft) 7-8 hours
Day 6: Jagat (1340 m, 4396 ft) – Lokpa (2240 m, 7349 ft) 7 hrs
Day 7: Lokpa (2240 m, 7349 ft) – Chumling (2385 m, 7824 ft) 5 hrs
Day 8: Chumling (2385 m, 7824 ft) – Chhokang Paro (3031 m, 9944 ft) 4-5 hrs
Day 9: Chhokang Paro (3031 m, 9944 ft) – Nile (3361 m, 11026 ft) 6-7 hrs via Visit to Rachen Gompa and Gonhgye Gompa
Day 10: Nile (3361 m, 11026 ft) – Mu Gompa (3700 m, 12139 ft) and visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060 m) – Back to Nile (3361 m, 11026 ft) 8 hrs
Day 11: Nile (3361 m, 11026 ft) – Chhokang Paro (3031 m, 9944 ft) 5-6 hrs via Milarepa Piren Phu Cave
Day 12: Chhokang Paro (3031 m, 9944 ft) – Lokpa (2240 m, 7349 ft) 6 hrs
Day 13: Lokpa (2240 m, 7349 ft) – Jagat (1340 m, 4396 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 14: Jagat (1340 m, 4396 ft) – Machhakhola (869 m, 2851 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 15: Machhakhola (869 m, 2851 ft) – Soti Khola (700 m, 2296 ft) 3 hrs trekking, drive back to Kathmandu
Day 16: Morning visit to Asura Cave , Pharping – Free at Day
Day 17: Drive to Airport for Return flight
Check in begins at 12pm on the 17 April, with our Welcome Ceremony and Dinner in the evening. We will check out by noon on the 3 May, with our closing circle.
This is included in your retreat:
- 17 Day Retreat Schedule, including 14 Days Trekking
- All Accommodations – Hotel, Homestay, Monastery
- Three Meals Daily During the Trekking
- Buddhist Site Tours in Kathmandu & Pharping
- Special Trekking Permit
- Guide, Porters and their Insurance
- Daily morning and afternoon yoga & meditation classes
- Chanting and sound healing practices
- New moon ritual and intention setting
- Welcome & Goodbye Dinner
- Transfers During the Trip
- Small Travel Medicine Kit
- 1 x 45min Sound & Reiki Session
- Priceless moments in unique nature surroundings of Nepal and Tsum Valley
This is NOT included in the retreat price:
- Return flights
- Visa for Nepal
- Travel & Medical Insurance
- Meals other than specified above
- Spa services/therapies & excursions other than specified above
- Drinks, alcohol & snacks other than specified above
- Gratuities for massage therapists, tour guides & drivers
- Souvenirs and personal expenses