15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek
The 15 days Annapurna base camp Yoga trek is designed in such a way that it will not only help you to fully explore the revered Annapurna region, but it will provide you with a sense of awakening too. From the colossal mountain shards to the densely forested trails, the Annapurna region has it all. What it lacks is your arrival and the willingness of a person to explore it.
In this 15-day ordeal, you will scout one of the most magnificent natural ambiances that nature has to offer. Navigate through the huge jungles from Nayapul to arrive at the Gurung settlement of Ghandruk. Observe jaw-dropping scenery of the Annapurna mountain range and experience the warm hospitality of the locals. Climb the icy uphill road to the Annapurna Base Camp and along the way, Machhapuchhre Base Camp too. Feel serenity upon inspecting the grandeur of these mountains and live in the moment of eternal bliss.
This trip is further accentuated if you incorporate the element of yoga and meditation into it.
Factual Statements Regarding The trip
- Terrain Type: Hills and mountains
- Location: Kaski, Manang, Mustang
- Difficulty Level: moderate to difficult
- Time Needed: 15 days
- Max Altitude: 4130 meters
- Religions: Buddhism and Hinduism
- Local Residents: Thakali, Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri
- Transportation: bus
Annapurna Base camp Yoga Trek Highlights
- Exploring the premises of the Annapurna Base camp
- Visiting the antiquities of the Macchapucchre Base Camp
- Relaxing and drinking chilled beer at the hot springs near Jhinu Danda
- Understanding Gurung culture and folklore at Ghandruk
- Interacting with the locals of different communities in the Annapurna region
- Witnessing breathtaking views of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Macchapucchre
Food and Accommodation
During the majority of this trek, you will be residing in teahouses and lodges. At the Annapurna Base Camp, you will be staying in a tent. The price of accommodation in these teahouses and lodges are comparatively lower. In the case of food, you will dine on local cuisines like dal bhat, dhido, and biscuits. Fancy food is not available in the remote parts. It is recommended that you carry them.
Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1300m)
The first day initiates with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You will meet our representative who will make sure that you reach the hotel at the appropriate time. You will interact with the company officials and start the trek the following day. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (824m)
Finish breakfast and then head out to Pokhara via a private vehicle. The road trip goes through the Prithivi Highway and covers 200 km. You will get to witness the gushing Trishuli river and green hills. The drive takes about 7-8 hours to complete. Upon arrival in Pokhara, freshen up in the hotel and take a short sightseeing tour of this city. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and then trek to Ghandruk (1940m)
Indulge in the morning yoga session to accentuate your performance during the trek. Then, hop on a bus and drive to Nayapul from where the real trek commences. Make your way through the uphill green paths and cross settlements like Birethanti to arrive at Ghandruk. It is a Gurung village and our resting spot for the day. Complete the evening meditation class to call it a day. Overnight in Ghandruk.
Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m)
Practice yoga by observing the amazing sunrise from Ghandruk. The sunrise beautifully covers mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Macchapucchre. Cross the trails of Kimrungdanda and walk along with Kimrong Khola. After a steep ascent to Chere Danda, we head down to arrive at Chhomrong. Before sleeping, be sure to conclude the meditation session. Overnight in Chhomrong.
Day 05: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m)
Once the morning yoga is sorted, we proceed towards Bamboo. Bamboo is a small settlement that resides amidst the wilderness. To reach here, we need to climb more than 2000 stone steps and cross the soothing Chhomrong Khola. From here, the trail descends to a gorgeous forest and after crossing Kuldihar, we reach Bamboo. The meditation class becomes more fun if practiced outdoors. Overnight in Bamboo.
Day 06: Trek from Bamboo to Himalaya (2975m)
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and after you finish the yoga class, walk through damp bamboo forests to reach Himalaya Hotel. This small lodge is a resting point for many who walk the Annapurna region. We shall head out to explore the Hinku cave and return to Himalaya. Take a much-needed rest at Himalaya and conclude the meditation for today. Overnight in Himalaya.
Day 07: Trek from Himalaya to Deurali (3230m)
The roads from today tend to be a bit difficult but the morning yoga sessions will help us to cross it easily. Walk down the glacial rivers and forested trails to arrive at Deurali. The trail is decorated with waterfalls and you can enjoy surreal views of the Annapurna mountain range. We arrive at Deurali in the evening. Interact with the locals, and then complete the meditation class. Overnight in Deurali.
Day 08: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
The major highlight for the day includes visiting the revered Annapurna Base Camp. Before we head there, we need to complete the yoga session. We shall hike to the Macchapucchre base camp initially and after clicking photos there, we will head to the Annapurna base camp. From the base camp, we can observe surreal pictures of the entire Annapurna range. We shall spend the night in the base camp and interact with the other trekkers too. Be sure to eat healthily and finish the meditation session too. Overnight in Annapurna base camp.
Day 09: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Deurali
From today, we shall begin our descent back to Kathmandu. The first step involves practicing yoga and then we retrace our steps back to Deurali. The road is mostly downhill from here. Although it is easy to be sure to do it in a controlled manner. Once you reach Deurali, head to the lodge and loosen up. Finish the meditation and enjoy a delightful dinner. Overnight in Deurali.
Day 10: Trek from Deurali to Bamboo
Once we finish the yoga session, take part in a healthy breakfast. Walk on the familiar trail that will lead you to Bamboo. The road is a blend of forests and birds. You can observe tantalizing views of mountains that decorate the Annapurna region. Upon arrival in Bamboo, enjoy the meditation class and rest, Overnight in Bamboo.
Day 11: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m)
Once we wrap up the yoga session, we head out to Jhinu Danda. To reach here, we need to climb the uphill road to Kuldighar and later walk alongside the Chhomrong Khola. Near Jhinu Danda, lie hot springs which help to replenish your tired body. After relaxing, take part in the meditation session and enjoy a chilled beer. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
Day 12: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara
Our descending journey sees us walk to the starting point of this trek, Nayapul. To reach here, we must navigate through thick forests and small Gurung settlements. Once you reach Nayapul, the representative will arrange a vehicle and you will head back to Pokhara. At Pokhara, complete the meditation and celebrate for finishing the trek. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu
Enjoy a healthy breakfast and bid farewell to Pokhara as you will leave for Kathmandu today. The return trip takes about 7-8 hours and provides amazing glimpses of green hills and gushing rivers. We shall take a quick break in Mugling and then proceed ahead. In Kathmandu, you can take a short stroll in the nearby areas. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Kathmandu valley has so much to offer and today, we shall take it upon ourselves to explore this amazing city. We shall visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Swoyambhunath. After visiting these sites, head to the hotel and participate in a farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Departure from Nepal
Today is your final day in Nepal and our representative will make sure that you reach the airport at the prescribed time. We hope that you had a wonderful time with us and we hope to see you again.
Things included in the package
- We provide you the bed and breakfast. Accommodation will be shared by two people. However, you can book for the single room with extra charge.
- We will also bear the cost of domestic flight that will be travelled for the trip.
- Yoga classes as per Itinerary.
- The overland transport will be held on tourist coach as per the itinerary and size of the group.
- The applicable fee for the Trekking, National Park and Conservation center will be covered.
- We offer you a welcome group dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural show.
- The wages, meals, insurance and transport allowance of all trekking staff and porters will be arranged.
- We also can arrange the planning for the place of interest in the city accompanied by the city guide.
- We also have included the comprehensive medical kit and service of guide and porters.
- We also help you to reconfirm your international flight.
Things Excluded in the package
- Pick-up/Drop from/to airport.
- The visa fee you would have to pay for travel, medical insurance and airport tax.
- The meals of your personal interest will not be offered in our expense.
- We would also not provide the personal sleeping bags and bags.
- The charge applied in case of emergency evacuation by any means of transport would not be included.
- The charge for accommodation in Kathamndu in you early arrival before the trip will not be included and also the late departure. Moreover, the early departure from trek will also not included in our expense.
- We also don’t include the cost of international flights.
- The trip doesn’t offer the travel and rescue insurance.
- We also don’t include the phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra poter etc.
- We also don’t offer tips for guides and porters.
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Why Yoga in Trek in Nepal?
Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek has comprised the practice of yoga and trek together. It’s like one journey two benefits. Even though the trek has fairly been targeted to visit some incredible and awe-inspiring scenario of the Himalayan range as well as experiencing the cultural affluence of the region, Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek also intends to offer you some relaxing and gentle yoga practice twice in a day as its exclusive program. The day begins with some asana practice in the morning and ends with pranayama or the breathing techniques along with some meditation in the evening. In between two session of yoga, the trekkers follows the trekking route and enjoy the delightful time. In order to cope with the high altitude and cold climate, Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek has come up with an interesting idea of yoga with trek. During those challenging and adventurous journey to the high mountains ranges of the world, one may definitely get excited and thoroughly enjoyed. On the other, there is always a chance of being fatigued and exhausted by the everyday trek. With the sincere hope and intention, Yoga has been tried to incorporate in the trekking to address the issue of physical exhaustion and mental determination. More than anything else, the yoga has a target to explore and indulge into one’s self. The self-inquiry and world-exploration go simultaneously. Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek offers many relaxing and stretching asana practices to the body which has been tired. To accelerate and energize the stamina of the physical body and willpower and intension of the mental body, both asana and pranayama along with meditation can be comprised during the Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek.
Yoga practice has been one of the most amazing art and science practiced since thousands years. Interesting to say that the origin of Yoga is this holy Himalayan range. The first yogi of the world called Lord Shiv is believed to have abode in the Himalayan range. The same yoga which was practiced for generation to generation has been tried to combine with some explorative trek. In spite of its global expansion and recognition, Yoga still has been the part of hidden practice coming to this time in many parts of the world. One of those places is the Himalayan range of Nepal where Buddhist Yoga and many other spiritual practices are conducted solely for their own sake which has been confined to them only. Keeping the very fact in mind, the yoga which was incepted in this part of the world has now never been common practice and rather it has been very secret one. Considering the essentiality and importance of yoga in life for all the people and for the wellness and awareness of many trekkers and for their physical health, The Trek, Tour and Travel Nepal has designed the Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek to serve our valued trekkers with yoga and trek.
The most wonderful reason to practice yoga is its integral nature to our life. The existence of life is possible because of the union of vital force or the Prana Shakti with the physical body. Once the life energy leaves the physical body, there is no longer the existence of our life. The yoga teaches us to play and practice with the vital force and enjoy the beauty of life without being frustrated because of the past and being anxious for the future. Yoga is the union of body, mind, and soul at its optimum level. While trailing the risky and rocky trails of the mystic mountains of the Himalayan range of Nepal, one would definitely feel some sort of sublimity and ecstasy. Moreover, during the trek, one also may get feel sore and pain in the physical body. In Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek which continues for ten days one may also need some relaxation and treatment to the body. In such high altitude, there may not have lot of luxurious options to get relief from the sore of the body. There is definitely one system which can be incorporated in the range of mighty mountains i.e. yoga. Because of being the origin place of Yoga and meditation, the Himalayan range would always be welcoming and receptive to the practice of such even though it has been secret practice in this part of the world. Therefore, The Trek Tour and Travel Nepal believes yoga can be a wonderful combination to adopt with the trek in the vast and magnificent trek to the mountains of the Nepal.
The trek to Nepal in itself is an adventurous and life-exploring journey. When yoga is added in the precious recipe of tasting the delicious dishes of heavenly Himalayas and its grandeur and sumptuousness, it can be the best experience which is only possible in very few places among them Nepal can be one such place. The interrelationship of yoga with trek in the context of Nepal has not only been constrained to the practice for physical fitness. As a matter of fact, yoga while trekking in Nepal can be a spiritual journey to follow exploring the inner awareness and experiencing the elixir of Himalayas.