Nepal Yoga Retreat

Imagine beautiful mountain views and lush green hills, fresh morning breeze and glorious sunrise from the mountains, now imagine yourself trying to perfect your ‘Ashanas’ amidst the natural beauty. Enthralling, isn’t it? Yoga is best done in a peaceful and natural environment with the experienced and recognized yogis. The yoga retreat is based on the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley, where nature meets award-winning yoga teacher to make your retreat worthwhile.

Swotah brings you the short retreat program to give you a fresh breath of air from your mundane everyday life and this, in fact, can be life-changing for many of you. While spending quality time in retreat centre you can visit an organic farm, do Ayurveda treatment or massage, wellness holidays, hike around the village area or experience the Ashram stay under the guidance of Coveted Guruji.

This retreat is accompanied with frequent sightseeing inside the Kathmandu valley so that you can observe culture, tradition, and architecture in free time along with your spiritual pursuit.
Trip Code: NYR33
Starts: Kathmandu
Finishes: Kathmandu
Duration: 7 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 1 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Feb-Jun,Sep-Dec
Elevation: 2175m/ 7135.8ft
Trip Views: 804
Activities: Spiritual Journey
Trip popularity:
Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 6
Lunch: 2
Dinner: 4
Car
Van
Hotel: 2 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

7 days retreat tour program is based inside the Kathmandu valley in peaceful hills. The aspirants will be guided by experienced and renowned Gurus and the meal will be a simple vegetarian Nepali food.

Why this Trip

  • Nepal is not just trekking in mountains, Nepal can be a perfect place to practice your Yoga while you enjoy the pristine environment of the hills and greenery.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • This trip can be done all year round except for the monsoon season (June-August) and can be customized according to group sizes and preferences.

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
    Imagine flying over tallest mountains in the world and landing in the ancient city of Kathmandu from where your venture starts. Our representative will come to greet and meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. We will be a briefing about the itinerary and the retreat program over a traditional dinner at a cultural restaurant. Overnight at hotel;

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick up
    • Traditional dinner program
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    Kathmandu valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It has a significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout history. We’ll observe some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu throughout a day. Then you will be transferred to the retreat center for overnight;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Retreat home

    Activities:

    • Sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
    • Drive to retreat center
  • placeDAY 3 : FIRST DAY AT RETREAT
    On the first day at the retreat center, we will be given introduction to Jala-net cleansing, morning yoga session. After breakfast, we will take an easy 1.5-2hr hike up to the World UNESCO heritage site of Changu Narayan Temple and enjoy a well-deserved lunch at local restaurant. From there we will walk back to the retreat center for evening yoga, pranayama, and meditation and finish the day with a fresh organic dinner. Overnight at retreat center;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Retreat home

    Activities:

    • Hiking to Changu Narayan
    • Entrance fee
  • placeDAY 4 : GLORIOUS SUNRISE AT NAGARKOT
    Early morning we will take a short drive towards the Nagarkot from where we can view the glorious sunrise. After that, we again come back to yoga retreat center at Chhaling. After the morning yoga session and breakfast, we will visit the ancient city of Bhaktapur, known as the City of Devotees, having more temples per square foot than any other place in Nepal. In the evening we will have yoga and meditation session followed by dinner and discussion. Overnight at retreat center;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Retreat home

    Activities:

    • Bhaktapur Sight visit
    • Local food
    • entrance fee
  • placeDAY 5 : PATAN SIGHTSEEING
    Morning meditation and yoga session followed by a healthy breakfast, we will visit the ancient Patan Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site). It is an ancient Newar city in the south corner of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, about 8 miles (13 km) from the capital city. Home to the ancient Buddhist city, it is the home of traditional art and architecture, historical monuments and craft work, magnificent windows, excellent temples, beautiful ponds, rich local customs, culture, religion, festivals, musical mystic and so on. Patan is still an untouched as well as a preserved ancient city that is itself the world to explore for tourists. In the evening, we will have yoga and meditation session followed by dinner and discussion. Overnight at the retreat center;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Retreat home

    Activities:

    • Patan Durbar square visit
  • placeDAY 6 : REST DAY
    We will have morning meditation and morning yoga session. After, having a healthy breakfast, we can relax and be rejuvenated by the yoga. We will enjoy the complimentary Ayurvedic Massage to relieve the stress and relax. Then you will be transferred to Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Ayurvedic Massage
    • Transfer to hotel
  • placeDAY 7 : DEPARTURE
    Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    Activities:

    • souvenir Airport drop
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by private vehicle
    • Daily morning and evening yoga sessions
    • Daily evening breathing and meditation sessions
    • Vegetarian organic meals at the retreat center (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) exclude meals taken outside of the center
    • Unlimited herbal teas and filtered water
    • Jala-neti cleansing (optional)
    • One-hour Ayurvedic oil massage
    • Shirodhara- Ayurveda technique for head treatment.
    • Steam bath or sauna
    • Standard accommodation in modern styled rooms with western bathroom/toilet and hot water shower in the retreat center on twin sharing basis 
    • A sunrise trip to Nagarkot
    • Visit Bhaktapur UNESCO World Heritage site
    • Day trip to Kathmandu to visit world heritage sites such as Patan, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa
    • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu in a deluxe hotel
  • Complimentary
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Sim card service (zero balance)
    • Souvenirs from Nepal
    • Photos of the trip (if requested)
    • Certificate of appreciation (if requested)
  • Exclusions

     

    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu;
    • Entrance fee(s) during sightseeing
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
    • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
    • Beverages, laundry, phone calls, etc.;
    • Tips for guides and (It’s encouraged to tip)
    • Any kind of hot and cold drinks, which is separate from the meal
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas we use retreat home for your good health during the trip.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trip hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. Can I do solo trip ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety.
  • 6. For what purpose is this trip Popular ?
    This trip is popular for a short retreat trip which give you a fresh breath of air and to do Ayurveda treatment and massage with an experience the Ashram stay under the guidance of coveted Guruji.
  • 7. Is Travelling in Kathmandu Valley safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest country in South Asia for women. You will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. People here in Kathmandu are well taught about respecting any female person around them.
  • 8. What about security during hiking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during hike to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
  • 9. What sort of food can I expect in trip ?
    Since this trip is near to Kathmandu Valley, you can get wide range of delicious eastern as well as western foods like Pasta, Pizza, Noodles, Bread, Soup, Rice and Vegetables, delicious MoMo, etc.
  • 10. Is the drinking water safe in this region ?
    There are plenty of water stations and mini markets and shops where you can easily get bottled water. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you in case you need it for yourself. You have to buy it for yourself.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private transportation for sightseeing. While visiting to Nagarkot and Changu Narayan we use private transportation according to the comfort and ease that you require. We do pick up and drop from starting point till the end.
  • 12. What is the best season for this trip ?
    This trip can be done every season but February to June and October to December are the best time to perform this hike.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Yes, of course. Your security is our first priority. In any kind of emergency, ask your guide to contact us immediately so that we can manage vehicle for you ASAP and you will be directly transfer to hospital for the treatment.
  • 14. What is appropriate dress for this trip ?
    For the Yoga trip you have to do a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and hiking pants for easy hike. Needless to say that, good shoe is very important for any hike. As Kathmandu is not very much cold place, you will not have to carry heavy clothes. Carry a light weight jacket along with the pant to hike. But make sure you bring at least one warm jacket in case of sudden weather change.
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the hike, consult the guide.
  • 16. Are we sure to get room while trip ?
    We contact the retreat owner for reservation of the room before we go.
  • 17. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our guides are reliable and holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety.
  • 18. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    You can charge your electronics in the retreat home where you stay and spend your nights by paying minimum amount.
  • 19. Is there any communication while we are on trip ?
    Yes, you will get telephone service which is available in the hotel you will be staying at. In case of emergency, you can also ask your guide for his/her help.
  • 20. Can I add extra days to my trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trip you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trip can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all. So, we really do not recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency case. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 21. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the hiking without any complication.
  • 22. How many hours do I have to hike each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 4-6 hours a day. But it should not be taken as certain thing because the hour of walk depends on client’s speed. So it is really relative.
  • 23. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 24. Can we use the credit card during the trip ?
    Yes, you can use the credit card. But make sure you withdraw few amount in case of emergency.
  • 25. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle by yourself and medicines will be carried by your guide in case of need.

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