Yoga & Meditation Tour

Trip Facts

  • Duration12 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy
  • DestinationNepal
  • Best SeasonAny Season
  • Major ActivityTour & Yoga
  • Max Altitude1750 m

Highlights

  • Nepal is the birthplace of Buddha, you find the spiritual value of life.
  • Discovering the values of Buddhism & Hinduism.
  • The traditional architecture of houses and temples
  • Spectacular view of Mountains range.

About Trip

Yoga and Meditation has an inter relationship which is a practice where an individual uses a technique such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Nepal is the birthplace of Buddha, the home of one of the oldest civilisations and one of the most spiritual countries in the world. 

Yoga represent simple physical exercise to  larger spiritual value of life. Meditation is a concentration connecting human value to super consciousness. In fact we learn a real art of living performing yoga and meditation. The word Yoga has come from Sanskrit word Yoga which means to Join Yogis (the practioner of yoga) say that the proper physical exercises take you to the sublime where you can experience eternal delight and happiness.

In Kathmandu Valley or cities area, many meditation centers are established. For more information please contact us for the meditation centers arround the Kathmandu valley.

Itinerary

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  • Stay In: Hotel
  • Meals: B&B

Your representative will greet you at Tribhuvan airport before accompanying you to your hotel where a drink of welcome is served. You settle into your rooms and freely enjoy the rest of your
day or ask your representative for advice, who knows how to personalize your wishes by making you discover unexpected facets of Kathmandu. During sunset: Meditation and evening Pranayama. Free dinner and overnight in Kathmandu.
 

  • Stay In: Hotel
  • Meals: B&B

After a good breakfast, you make your way to Pharping who is one of the big
Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery.
Pharping, which sits on top of a hill, is a typical Newar small town.
Before arriving at your destination, you stop at the White Temple of Sesh Narayan
revered as much by Hindus as Buddhists. Vishnu, creator of the universe and
the serpent Ananta hold a special place in it. This site blending into nature,
is conducive to contemplation.
On the way, you arrive at the Temple and the Yanglesheu cave worshiped by the
buddhsites. According to tradition, this is where Guru Padmasambhava (or Guru
Rinpoche), would have reached the high level of a Mahamudra Vidyadhara. He is often
revered as a second Buddha. Two accessible caves, Asura and Yangleshö,
were blessed by Guru Padmasambhava. Take the time to be inspired by
places before exploring the Vajrayogini Temple near the caves.
At the end of the morning, you resume your journey to Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery.
Installation in your room.
The place is magnificent. It is possible to have comfort, good vegetarian meals
and non-vegetarians concocted by Chef Kunzang, and to rub shoulders with monks and
follow their daily life. There are almost 200 monks who live and study there and the people
passing through can participate in their daily practice, eat alongside them and
to experience monastic life. It is obviously allowed to attend the
Pujas (morning and evening celebrations).

before lunch: Vinyasa yoga session + relaxation in the dining room
Monastery (1h15-1h30)
Visit of the premises (school and activities for young Tibetan students) and rest of the afternoon free.
You can attend the evening Puja (see the schedule on site).
Dinner and overnight at Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery Guest house
 

  • Stay In: Hotel
  • Meals: B&B

You can attend the morning Puja.After the puja: Meditation and sun salutations (30 minutes) You then have your breakfast in the common room with the monks.
Your guide invites you on a hike. Around the monastery you can take short hikes or gentle walks depending on your energy level.One of them is to get to the top of Champadevi, about 2,261m where there is a Hindu shrine. Your guide will be able to adapt this hike according to your wishes and the temperature. You picnic on the way. Return in the afternoon and free time.
You can attend the evening Puja.Before sunset: Yin Yoga + massage (1h15 max.)Dinner and overnight at Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery.

  • Stay In: Hotel
  • Meals: B&B

You can attend the morning Puja.After the puja: Meditation and sun salutations (30 minutes) Breakfast with the monks of Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery. Your guide offers you another hike that ends with a visit to the small town of Pharping. Before sunset: Tonic Vinyasa Yoga + relaxation (1h15 max.) Free dinner and overnight at Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery.

  • Stay In: Hotel
  • Meals: B&B

You can attend the morning Puja. At sunrise: Meditation and Sun Salutations (30 minutes)
After your breakfast, you drive to Bhaktapur. The ancient royal city of Bhaktapur dates from the 12th century and revolves around a central square where many religious altars sit around which the life of its inhabitants is organized. Most of them do not understand Nepali, the language of Nepal because they speak Newari, the ancient language of the country. Your guide makes you discover the city of Bhaktapur and its maze of small alleys which all lead to small gems to which is available to surprises.
You see cabinetmakers working in their open workshops. These artists allow Newar architecture to be unique in the world with its balconies, doors and windows in carved wood. You also meet the potters who, in the large square reserved for them, share with you their passion for working the earth.

Before lunch: Pranayama
Do not miss, for your lunch, to savor the Newari cuisine which ends with a very famous dessert: Bhaktapur yogurt with a unique taste!
In the early afternoon, you enter the lair of a family that makes the famous Nepalese paper. In the maze of a typical Newar house, you follow the process of making this paper that lines the floors of the house to the unexpected sculptures that the small museum is proud of.
 
At the end of the afternoon, you drive towards Dhulikhel, about fifteen kilometers away. Installation at your hotel.
At sunset: Slower Vinyasa Yoga (1h-1h15)
Free time, free dinner and overnight at your hotel in Dhulikhel.

  • Stay In: Hotel
  • Meals: B&B

At sunrise: Pranayama and Kryas + Yin Yoga (1h)
Dhulikhel is a charming health resort about thirty kilometers from Kathmandu. This city is renowned for its exceptional panoramic view of the snow-capped Annapurna, Langtang, Choba Bhamre among others. Strolling there while soaking up the majestic Himalayan range is a special moment.
Before lunch: Pranayama
You start your hike at the very beginning of the afternoon towards Namo Buddha. Namo Buddha is one of the three largest Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal. On the heights, the view of the monastery is magnificent. A legend says that when the Buddha was a young prince, he met a hungry tigress who could not feed her young. He then offered his body to the beast and subsequently reached a high level of his existence.
Namo Budhha is also famous for cultivating rice, mustard and millet, which allows you to see beautiful terraced hillside farms throughout the trek and rub shoulders with the people of the villages you pass through.

  • Stay In: Hotel
  • Meals: B&B

By getting up early, you can walk to the Monastery for 30 minutes and attend the puja, the first celebration of the day.
Meditative hike + pranayama while walking
Return to your resort and have breakfast.
Before lunch: Pranayama + 2-3 greetings (20-30 min. Max.) 

After your lunch at the Resort you begin a hike to Paunauti. This brings you to a river with crystal clear waters. Stroll along the bank and enjoy the gentle murmur of the river under the canopy of tall trees. All around you see green fields and villages, small and large mountains, forests and fertile land.
You arrive in the center of Panauti, one of the oldest towns in the country located at the confluence of the two rivers Roshi and Punyamati to the south-east of Dhulikhel. The city alone showcases the urban design, elegant architecture and refined culture of 12th century Nepal. Panauti, which was once a major center of commerce, is today a place of rest and tranquility, an important center for Hindus and beautifully adorned with "Patis" (open-air rest houses), waterspouts, ghats and natural temples. . Indreshwor Mahadev Temple is famous for its classic design.
At the end of the afternoon, your driver will take you back to Kathmandu.
Before sunset: Vinyasa Yoga (1h).
Dinner on your own and overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Stay In: Hotel
  • Meals: B&B

After breakfast, you proceed to the airport for your flight to Pokhara (35 minute flight), the second largest city in Nepal. Installation at your hotel and free time.
Here are some suggestions: You can walk around Lake Fewa and savor some Nepalese sweets on the terrace. In the middle of the afternoon, ask your guide to book you a massage performed by blind people whose know-how is exceptional. It also allows these people to have better living conditions. In the evening, enjoy a boat trip on the lake.
Before sunset: Yin yoga + Nidra.
Free evening and dinner and overnight at your hotel in Pokhara.

  • Stay In: Hotel
  • Meals: B&B

Very early, you cross the mountains in a private vehicle before arriving at the highest point which lets you admire the Himalayan range with the Annapurna, Machapuchare and Dhaulagiri at sunrise.  Meditation (20-30 min.)
You have breakfast on the way and start a 2 to 3 hour hike to Naudanda (1440 m) which allows you to discover the small villages and the atmosphere that reigns there during this harvest period. After your trek, your private vehicle will drive you back from Naudanda to your hotel in Pokhara. Free dinner and free time for the afternoon.
Before sunset: Yin Yoga (1h)
Free evening and dinner and overnight at your hotel in Pokhara.
 

  • Stay In: Hotel
  • Meals: B&B

At sunrise: Meditation and Sun Salutations (30 minutes)
For those who wish, it is possible to organize a paragliding flight in the morning. Talk to your guide who will know where to make the reservation.
Visit of the International Mountain Museum which covers the different aspects of the mountain between culture, fauna, mountaineering, geology or mythology. A source of discovery.
Before lunch: Pranayama (20 min.)
After lunch, your guide will accompany you to Devi’s Falls and the World Peace Stupa (1100 m) which overlooks Lake Fewa and allows you to discover the Pokhara Valley facing the Himalayan range. The Shanti Stupa is the first Peace Pagoda in Nepal. It is 115 feet tall and 344 feet in diameter.
This short hike allows you to admire the forest surrounding the region before arriving at the stupa which was built by this Japanese monk who had the project to build at the end of the 2nd World War no less than 80 Peace Pagodas in the world.
Before sunset: Yoga Vinyasa + Massage (1h15), near the pagoda if the weather permits.
 Free evening and dinner and overnight at your hotel in Pokhara.

  • Stay In: Hotel
  • Meals: B&B

After your breakfast, you take your flight to Kathmandu.
Upon arrival at the airport, your driver will meet you and drive you to the Tibetan enclosure of Bodhanath, one of the largest and most beautiful Buddhist shrines in the world dating back to the 14th century.
Your guide suggests the small restaurant of the Shechen Guest house, near the temple of Matthieu Ricard and in a very relaxing setting, where you can have lunch.
Here, take your time with the whirling prayer wheels. In Bodhanath, one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, no traffic but room for mantras that often accompany your steps in the circular motion of your travels. It is also an opportunity to visit the Tangkas school (drawings or paintings on canvas) and to see the accomplished work of the Tibetan masters and their pupils.

In the late afternoon, visit Pashupatinath, commonly known as "the Benares of Nepal". Its temple, dedicated to Pashupati, the incarnation of Shiva, is one of the most sacred in Nepal and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
At sunset: Vinyasa Yoga and end of trip ritual (1h-1h15).
Your representative offers you a Nepalese cultural dinner for your last evening.
Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: B&B

Your representative will arrange your transfer to the airport three hours before the scheduled flight. Meeting you will have been a great pleasure and we hope that Nepal and the Nepalese will remain in your heart. It's a pleasure to see you again.

What's Included
  • Transfers from and to the airport to your hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara in a private vehicle with a driver and your representative
  • Transport by private vehicle from Kathmandu to Pharping, Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel, Namo Buddha, Sarangkot, Temple of Peace, Bodhanath, Pashupatinath (Transport for your luggage from one place to another or yourself in case of fatigue)
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu-Pokhara  (Round trip)
  • 3/4 star hotel in Kathmandu, Pharping, Dhulikhel, Namo Buddha, Pokhara with breakfast (B&B)
  • Breakfast on the way to Sarangkot
  • Trained and experienced French-speaking guide for visits and hikes in the Kathmandu valley and in Pokhara (Salary, travel, accommodation, meals)
  • Yoga and meditation lessons with your teacher
  • All tour fees, including entrance fees for temple (s), monument (s), nationals
  • Farewell cultural dinner offered by your representative guide
  • A complete medical kit (except oral medications)
  • All necessary permits
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • All local government taxes
  • International flight from and to Kathmandu.
  • Nepalese visa fee
  •  Excess baggage
  •  Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pharping, Bakthapur, Dhulikhel, Namo Buddha, Panauti, Pokhara
  • Additional night accommodation (s).
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (telephone calls, phone cards, laundry, bar bills, battery recharging, additional carriers, bottles or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi connections depending on the location, etc.). 
  • Tips for the assistant guide (from 6 participants and more) and the guide.
  • Tandem paragliding
  • Any additional costs beyond our control (weather, political unrest, flight change or cancellation or any other event)

Useful Information

LANGUAGE

English

Nepali

Hello!

Namaste

Nice to meet you!

Tapai lai bhetera khushi lagyo

Excuse me

 Hajur

Please

Kripaya

Thank you

Dhanyabad

How much?

Kati?

Less

Kam

More

Badhi

I did not understand

Maile bujhina

Post office

Post afis

Tourist Office

Turist afis

Police

Prahari

Pharmacy

Ausadhi pasal

Numbers:

  1. Ek
  2. Dui
  3. Teen
  4. Char
  5.  Panch
  6. Cha
  7. Saat
  8. Aath
  9. Nau
  10. Dus

TIME AND COMMUNICATION (According to Nepal’s local time):

Montreal *

-9:45 hours

Mumbai

-0:15 hours

London *

-4:45 hours

Paris *

-3:45 hours

Québec *

-9:45 hours

New York *

-9:45 hours

Tokyo

+3:15 hours

Oslo *

-3:45 hours

You can buy a SIM card on site. This prepaid local card is available at Ncell which you can easily find anywhere in Kathmandu. To do this, you must fill out a form, with a copy of your passport, visa, and a photo ID! But for about 100-150 Rs, you are assigned a local phone number, to which must be added a credit of communication. Ncell offers different formulas with or without the Internet that also passes in the mountains! Throughout your trek, you can recharge your cell phones. You can also use database internet which gives faster internet access when you are out of the Wi-Fi zone.

ELECTRICITY

You will need a power adapter/converter. The socket works with two plugins. Battery-powered devices are also recommended.

CLIMATE

Our trek season runs from mid-September to May. From the beginning of September, the rain of the monsoon decreased. From mid-October to December, the climate is generally stable, with warm and pleasant days and cold, clear nights. The temperature can reach 25 ° C during the day at low altitude and at night the mercury will drop to 0. Above 3000 meters, the temperature can fall to -10 ° C at night.

Climatic conditions are never predictable, but there is a well-established pattern. Temperatures of day and night at low altitude vary according to the season, but the night at high altitude is cold, no matter the season. Modern equipment and appropriate clothing will keep you warm.

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