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YOGA IN THE MOUNTAINS, 8 days (Kathmandu)

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Responsibility begins with yourself. What better way to do this than to take responsibility of your own health with this trip that combines a holistic traditional look at Yoga practice in Nepal, a yoga trek and learning on how responsibility tourism works in Nepal.

A day prior to the trek, we start with a detailed briefing session on the trek, with explanations about holistic yoga practice in Nepal, mountain sickness and responsible tourism during the trek. We also recommend a check-up with an ayurvedic doctor to determine dietary levels during the trek. This is of course optional.

We then go on a eight day yoga trek in Gosainkunda and Helambu, conducting yoga sessions in one of the best locations on earth, spending two fulfilling days at Protected content besides Lake Gosainkunda, a mountain lake said to be one of the abodes of Shiva, the greatest Yogi of them all.

About the Instructor

Sannyasi Yogatara (Lisa Gautschi) is director of the Isha Institute, a center of yogic learning and conscious living in Kathmandu, Nepal. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Yogic Science from the Bihar Yoga University, in India and has a Masters degree in Transpersonal Psychology, specializing in creative expression. In addition to teaching yoga, she works as a yoga therapist, counselor, freelance writer, and leads yoga retreats and spiritual journeys to Nepal, India and Tibet.

Quick Itinerary
Day - 1: Trip Briefing
Day 1: Drive to Dhunche
Day 2-8: Yoga Trek
Day 8: Kathmandu

all transport, all permits, instructor, mountain guide, porters, three meals and stay.

beverages, personal medication, emergency evacuation insurances

Bare Essentials
Yoga mat, Boots, warm clothes, water bottle, sleeping bag, sun screen, sun hat, personal medication.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: 17th April. Dhunche. Today we have a rather long drive to Dhunche, which will take the better part of around eight hours. We rest here, before starting our trek the day after.

Day 2: 18th April. Sing Gompa. After a short hike to get out of the village of Dhunche, we find a secluded spot to stop and conduct out first Yoga stretching, which begins with the Surya Namaskar. We stretch our bodies before continuing on the trek. We steadily climb to Sing Gompa where we again spend sometime in meditation in the village.

Day 3: 19th April. Gosainkunda. Start after breakfast, and break for a small session of yoga along the way, before continuing on to the pristine lake of Gosainkunda. This will be a highlight as we conduct a meditation session in this holy location, also the abode of the ultimate yogi, Lord Shiva.

Day 4: 20th April. Gosainkunda. We spent an extra day here, to savor in the lake dedicated to Shiva, the greatest yogi. Lisa will conduct special sessions at this auspicious site.

Day 5: 21st April. Ghopte. Today we cross the high pass at Protected content and drop down on our way back to Kathmandu. The yoga sessions in the morning and evening will continue every day.

Day 6: 22nd April. Kutumsang. We are on our way to Kathmandu today and will stay overnight in the lovely little village of Kutumsang

Day 7: 23rd April. Chisopani. Chisopani means cold water, and literally, this is just above the ridge of the hills surrounding Kathmandu, but since it faces north, can feel the cold from the mountains. This is our last mountain village before coming back to Kathmandu.

Day 8: 24th April. Kathmandu. A good morning’s yoga before we do a final trek will bring us down to the eastern village of Sundarijal via a National Park where awaiting vehicles will bring us back to Kathmandu for a well deserved rest.

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