Nepal Trekking and Yoga Retreat

October 14th-28th 2018 All Inclusive

Led by Anwar Gilbert ERYT, Selena Garefino ERYT, and Guest Photographer Pete Longworth 

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Nepal on a 14 day trekking and yoga excursion. Each day will begin with daily yoga asana and meditation.  Morning yoga will be followed with fully guided excursions to ancient temples, a monastery to receive an intimate tour and teaching, and will spend days exploring historical sites in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Pokhara. After spending 7 days touring the Kathmandu valley, we will begin trekking the famous Annapurna trail. Over the coming 6 days we will trek through rhododendron forests, Gurung villages, and scenic trails in the high Himalaya to the Annapurna Conservation Area before returning to Kathmandu to conclude your trip. 

Immortalize your adventure with a private photo session from renowned photographer, speaker, and visual story-teller Pete Longworth. All participants have the option of booking a private photography session with Pete. Additionally, Pete will be leading a very special Art of Seeing blindfolded yoga experience. 

Tour Itinerary

*Subject to changes 

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meeting & assistance at the airport by Kora’s representative and transfer to Resort.

(Normal check-in time of Hotel is 1400 hrs - early check-in is subject to availability of room).

Day 3

Kathmandu

Breakfast at Hotel.

Full day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath + Boudhnath + Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 5

Namo Buddha

Breakfast at Resort.

Day at Leisure for Yoga activities

Overnight at Resort in Namo Buddha.

Day 7

Drive NAYAPUL/Trek TIRKHEDHUNGA (1500 m.) 3-4 HRS TREK

Breakfast at Hotel.

Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul for one hour through the beautiful Hyanja Valley. You will start trek from Nayapul towards Tirkhedhunga. Lunch will be provided en-route. The trail follows the Modi river with good viewsof the villages and the Annapurna and Fish Tail Mountain. The trail ascends gradually from Birethanti to Tirkhedhunga for overnight stay in lodge.

Day 9

GHOREPANI/ POON HILL/ TADAPANI (2590 m.)     6-7 HRS WALK

Morning : YOGA,

This is the most interesting day of the trip. An excursion to Poon Hill (3200 m.) can be organised for those with a spirit of adventure. Poon Hill is the spot to view the majestic panorama of the Himalayas. A close up view of Dhalaugiri and the Annapurna Massif including Machhapuchare the sacred Mountain await for you at Poon Hill. The hike to and back from Poon Hill is approximately 2 Hours. You may relax and sleep late than usual if you wish not to take this option.

The trail from Ghorepani to Tadapani goes through thick pine and rhododendron forest with occasional ascends and descends, but the walk today may be considered flat on the ridge top as a whole. We stay tonight near the small village of Tadapani, where there are a few local inns.

Day 11

GHANDRUNG/ JHINU DANDA (1780 m.) 4-5 HRS. WALK

After Yoga & breakfast, the trail occasionally ascends and descends towards Jhinu Danda for about 03/ 04 hours where we stay overnight in the lodge.   Lunch will be taken.    After lunch, walk through the scattered forests for about 45 minutes down to riverside where there are two hot spring ponds.  Relax some time in hot spring and come up to Jhinu for overnight stay in the lodge. 

Day 13 

POTHANA/POKHARA APPROX. 03 HRS. WALK

Last but the not least day of the trek. After your morning Yoga this is going to be an exciting day as the trail descend for about one hour to Dhampus village and again descend steeply down to Suikhet (Phedi) for about 1.5 hours, from where drive to Pokhara (approx. 30minutes)

Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara. 

 

Day 2

Kathmandu

Breakfast at Hotel.

Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square + Swayambhunath + Patan Durbar Square

Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 4

Drive to Namo Buddha

Breakfast at Hotel.

Then drive to Namo Buddha which will take 1 & 1/2 - 2 hrs under normal road conditions.

Overnight at Resort in Namo Buddha.

Day 6

 Drive to Pokhara

Breakfast at Resort.

Then drive to Pokhara which will take 6 to 7 hrs under normal road conditions.

Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 8

TIRKHEDHUNGA/ GHOREPANI(2835 m.)                   6-7 HRS. WALK

This is where the fun begins. You will have to wake up early despite any concerns and after breakfast and Morning Yoga, trek uphill from Tirkhedhunga to the village of ULLERI, Lunch will be served here. After Lunch the trail ascends steeply through rhododendron forest to the village of GHOREPANI. Overnight stay in lodge at GHOREPANI.

Day 10

TADAPANI /GHANDRUNG(1940 m.)                      4 - 5 HRS WALK.

Today the major part of the trail is descending downhill through scattered villages. We stop for Lunch enroute.  After lunch, the trail descends all the way to the fairly large gurung settlement GHANDRUNG. The view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli add beauty to this beautiful village. If time permits, visit ANNAPURNA CONSERVATION AREA PROJECT headquarter, Local Museum and surroundings.  Overnight stay in lodge at Ghandrung.

Day 12

JHINU/ POTHANA (1950 m.) 6 - 7 HRS. WALK

After Yoga & breakfast, the trail further gradually down to the New bridge over the Modi River and start ascending to the village of Landrung.   It is an easy walk from Landrung to Tolka where we have our lunch and then a short steep ascent to reach the Pritam Deurali.  From here it is a gradual walk to the village of Pothana, where we spend the overnight in the lodge.

Day 14 

Drive to Kathmandu

Breakfast at Hotel.

Drive back to Kathmandu which will take 6 to 7 hrs under normal road conditions.

Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 15 Departure

Breakfast at Hotel.

Free till departure.

Normal check-out time of Hotel is 1200 noon.

Transfer to airport for flight to onward destination.

 
 
 

Included

Airport Transfer *$10 if you do not arrive during pick up times

All meals on site *Kathmandu tour days, lunch will be purchased by individuals at restaurant of their choice. 

Yoga and meditation sessions

04 nights accommodations Hotel Moonlight Kathmandu

02 nights accommodations Namo Buddha Resort

02 nights accommodations White Pearl Hotel Pokhara

06 nights fully supported trekking adventure including sherpas, accommodations, meals, and guides 

Transportation between locations

Annapurna Conservation permit fees

Trekking guide and porter

All necessary government taxes 

Sight-seeing tours and applicable fees

Local Guide in Namo Buddha

Not included

Airfare to and from Kathmandu Nepal

Lunch in Kathmandu on tour days

Airport Transfer *if you choose to arrive outside of pick up time ($10)

Nepalese Visa Fees

Travel Insurance

Airfare

Private Session with Pete Longworth

Personal expenses such as laundry, tipping, telephone bill etc.

Any other services not listed in the inclusions

 

 

Retreat Cost $2,950.00 till January 1st. The cost of the trip will raise to $3,200 after January 1st, 2018

 

We have the profound opportunity of hosting Pete Longworth on this adventure. A photo session with Pete is not simply about being photographed. Pete is an artist that guides individuals into an experience of their own nature. It is an opportunity to be truly seen and celebrated and to radically change the way you see yourself and this world. 

Celebrate You: Pete is passionate about evoking the often masked beauty that breathes within his subjects. Beyond the timeless gift of stunning images of yourself, revel in the experience of truly being seen and celebrated by a trusted artist. 

Celebrate Your Work: For those needing photos for stock images for developing their business or social media, Pete's seductive storytelling offers you the ultimate backstage pass to the Rockstar within. Elevate yourself and your business with this rare opportunity to be seen and captured by one of the most revered photographers in the industry.

A celebrated visual storyteller, Pete has exhibited internationally and adorned the screens of Cannes. He is a two-time winner at the New York Independent Film Festival and was selected as Australia's featured artist for their National Day. Pete has also headlined Sydney's famous Vivid light festival with an interactive installation that graced the front facade of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Shifting hearts and minds around the globe, Pete has taken the stage for Nikon, Apple, Wanderlust, Lululemon and the Australian Government.

COST

A private Photo Session with Pete is being offered for $490.00. A discounted rate from his normal offering just for you. 

Beyond capturing the image, Pete creates a magical experience.
— Natasha Roberts
Thank you for allowing me this experience,
I’ve learnt such valuable lessons about beauty and generosity.
— Anne Weiss