Nepal Spiritual Yoga Tour

Trip Facts

Duration

8 Days

Fitness Level

Low

Max. Altitude:

1450

Location

Nepal

Meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation

3 star accomodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Tourist standard hotel in Namobuddha, Bandipur and Gorkha

Group size

2-16

Arrival On

Kathmandu

Departure From

Kathmandu

Overview

Lately, besides spiritual trekking in Nepal, spiritual yoga tour has also been gathering pace among locals and foreigners alike. There has been a growing trend where travelers have been mixing up yoga sessions in their treks and tours as well. Nepal Spiritual Yoga Tour is a tour package designed for those looking for inner peace in the Himalayas. Being in nature and above all in the lap of the Himalayas and doing Yoga is a very pure experience in itself making it one of the most unique trips. 

RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL TOURS IN NEPAL

Nepal Spiritual Yoga Tour brings a greater level of happiness and fills life with positivity. Visiting temples and monasteries gives you a great opportunity to see traditional rituals dated back to thousands of years.

In this tour you travel to Namo Buddha. It is the one that gives you a look into the life of priests and monks. Located at a hilltop, the location of the monastery and the panoramic views of the mountains are a pleasant sight themselves. You may also get a rare chance to take part in lighting traditional butter lamp in the monasteries. Legend has it that Siddhartha Gautam offered his body to a starving tiger. 

Bandipur the other place that we visit on this tour is an ancient Newari settlement located at a hilltop. It used to be a trading route between Tibet and India and that is when the Newari people from Kathmandu, who used to merchant at those times moved to Bandipur to trade. In this town you can see age old architecture dating as back as the 18th century. The place also offers excellent panoramic views of the Himalayas. In addition, it is also home to one of the largest caves in South Asia and has numerous temples as well. 

The tour also takes you to Gorkha, a town carrying a significant piece in the history of Nepal. This is the town from where the legendary king Prithvi Narayan Shah was from and the town from where the unification of Nepal began. Thus, we visit Gorkha palace and the temples around there. 

The last part of this tour we visit the lake city of Pokhara, a tourist hub. We indulge in yoga activities looking over the lake and the mountains. All of the places we visit in this tour are blessed with either natural beauty or culture and history, making it the best combo to practice spirituality and yoga. 

Spiritual Tourism and Nepal

Spiritual Tourism is one type of cultural tourism that is on the rise. Yoga and Spiritual Tourism lovers visit new places searching for the meaning in life.

Nepal is a landlocked country with about 800 kilometres in length and 150 kilometres in width.  The lowest elevation is 59 meters. It is also home to the highest Mountain on earth, Mount Everest: 8848 meters. Further, it is also the gateway to Kailash Mansarovar, the home of Lord Shiva.

All and all, Nepal is blessed for spiritual activities like meditation, yoga, astrology, healing and retreat.

Kathmandu Valley As Spiritual Place

Kathmandu is located in the foot of great Himalayas like Jugal, Ganesh and Langtang. The valley is surrounded by thick forested Shivapuri National Park.  Furthermore, the valley has maintained its spiritual status with thousands of temples and shrines in it.

Some of the most important religious sites in Kathmandu Valley are Gujeswori temple, Dakchhinkali, Changunarayan. Some of them are located inside the valley like Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath stupa, Swoyambhunath. Similarly, Namobuddha, Pharping which are also known to be the Places of Guru Rimpoche are some other spiritual sites around Kathmandu.

If you want to take part in a spiritual trek then you can opt for Gosaikunda Spiritual trek (link). For anyone, who would like to customize the trip as per your need and preference, please follow the link: Customize the trip

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival In Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International airport a representative from Naata Trek and Tours will be waiting for you at the airport displaying a play card imprinted with your name. He/she will then transfer you to the designated hotel. In the evening we can enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by Naata Trek and Tours. During the dinner we can enjoy Nepalese cuisine which will introduce us to the country’s food culture.

  Maximum Altitude : 1350 Meters
 Meal : Dinner
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 2: Namo buddha Visit

Namo Buddha is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal. It is about two hours’ drive from the city of Kathmandu. The distance is about 45 kms.
On the second day, we visit the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Moastery which is located at the sacred pilgrimage site of Namo Buddha, Nepal. It is home to more than 250 monks.

On this day , we will be meditating or doing some other mindful activities in and around the monastery.

  Maximum Altitude : 1750 Meters
 Meal : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  Accommodation : 3- star Hotel or similar standard
  Walking Distance : 1 hours
 Driving Distance : 2 hours

Day 3: Drive to Bandipur

On this day of our tour, we will have a pleasant drive to Bandipur: a hill above dumre. It is 147 kms from kathmandu, which takes around 5 hours of drive. We will be driving by the side of Trishuli river on the first part of our journey.

As we reach there, we will be having a sightseeing tour of the place, having some rest on the quiet hills overlooking the wonderful hills and Mountain Vistas.

  Maximum Altitude : 1030 Meters
 Meal : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  Accommodation : 3 - star hotels or similar standard tourist Hotels
 Driving Distance : 5 hours

Day 4: Bandipur - Gorkha Durbar

This day of our trip begins after the early Morning Yoga followed by Meditation. After we are done with our spiritual routines, we have our breakfast and start drive for Next amazing place of our journey. i.e Gorkha Durbar. The distance from Bandipur to Gorkha via Abukhaireni is 55 kms, which will take about 2 hours.

The Gorkha Palace, located in the Gorkha district of Nepal, is a historic landmark built in the 16th century by Ram Shah. Legend has it that Gorkha Durbar is also a place where the Guru Gorakhnath Meditated.

  Maximum Altitude : 1450 Meters
 Meal : Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Tourist Standard Hotels
  Walking Distance : 1 hours
 Driving Distance : 2 hours

Day 5: Drive to Pokhara From Gorkha

The distance from Gorkha to Pokhara is 115 kms. This day we spend our Morning Enjoying the peace and quiet of the Gorkha Durbar. In the afternoon and early evening, we have our sight seeing Tour of the beautiful Lake city.

  Maximum Altitude : 825 Meters
 Meal : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  Accommodation : 3- star Hotels
 Driving Distance : 2 hours 30 minutes

Day 6: Pokhara - Yoga and Healing day

We start this day early for enjoying the beautiful Sunrise view from Sarangkot. After the sunrise, we move to Gatichara: a place where we ll spend the day.

This day will be full of healing excercises like sound healing etc, followed by some yoga’s, meditation and quiet.

  Maximum Altitude : 825 Meters
 Meal : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  Accommodation : 3- star Hotels

Day 7: Back to Kathmandu

On the first part of our day, we will go for a visit to Shiva Statue and Begnas Taal: another famous lake in Pokhara.
The Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes around 6 hours with 210 kms to be covered.

Tonight Naata Trek and Tours will organize a THANK YOU farewell dinner program to celebrate and share our experiences of the trip.

  Maximum Altitude : 1350 Meters
 Meal : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  Accommodation : 3- star Hotels
 Driving Distance : 6-7 hours

Day 8: Departure

Today is the last day of our trip. Our office representative will drive you to the international airport for your departure.

  Maximum Altitude : 1350 meters
 Meal : Breakfast

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Tourist standard hotel in Namo Buddha, Bandipur and Gorkha
  • Welcome and farewell dinner programs
  • All transportation in a private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing
  • Full board meal
  • An experienced, English speaking and government-liscensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Staff costs including salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porter, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
  • All other not mentioned in cost includes section

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