Yoga at Annapurna Base Camp..Calling adventurous yoga students everywhere who want to not only deepen their practice but also embark on a transformational journey of self-discovery! Practicing yoga and meditation in the Himalayas leaves you with a true sense of well being,helping you towards a more peaceful and meaningful life.The journey to Annapurna Base Camp provides exceptionally beautiful views of the highest mountains on earth. We trek through picturesque villages,dense forests alongside some of the most colorful and religious people on the planet. An opportunity to either take your yoga and consciousness to a new level or begin to understand the benefits Yoga can bring to you.Travel deep into the heart of the Annapurnas to the huge ice clad amphitheater Annapurna Base Camp situated at an altitude of 4130m,Breathtaking views of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III (7937m), Annapurna IV (7 525m), Gangapurna (7455m), and Machhapuchhre (6993m) towering vertically above,magic!.This trek is one of our most popular in Nepal, it is designed to leave you with a more peaceful mind, soul and body whilst helping our social commitment to the area.
The Charity:- Sunsar Maya builds pathways out of poverty by improving the livelihoods of vulnerable children and women through holistic, community-based services. Sunsar Maya operates two multi-function community centers that include an after-school tutoring and enrichment program for orphaned and and disadvantaged children to provide academic, socio-emotional, and medical care; and women’s literacy classes that build reading, math, and life skills. These services make up a multi-pronged and sustainable approach to addressing both the short- and long-term needs of a population that suffers from severe social and economic barriers. In addition, our teacher training program provides much-needed resources for educators in the rural villages of Nepal. Our goal is to create a community that breaks the cycle of poverty by investing in and supporting the well-being and success of its most vulnerable members. For more information check https://www.sunsarmaya.org
Yoga instructor :- Nadine Bubner: Native to Berlin-Germany, Nadine has participated as the yoga instructor with us since our successful 2015 Charity Everest Base Camp trek. She has been living in Asia for more than a decade and is an avid stand up paddler, runner and triathlon athlete. With the rigorous exercise from running, cycling and swimming she found yoga a haven for both body and mind.Nadine has been practicing yoga since 2005 and teaching Yoga since 2010. She is registered as a Yoga Teacher by the International Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (2010) & RYT 500 (2017), Prenatal certified with Dr. Jean Byrne - theyogaspace Perth (2011) and is an IRONMAN Certified Coach (2016) and Holistic Health Coach (2015). Since 2017 she trains SUP Instructors for the ASI - Academy of Surfing Instructors.
Warning: This trip may change your life, so get ready for an amazing adventure! All you need is to bring along an open mind and an open heart and let us do the rest.
ABOUT THE TREK:The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to the base of the giant Annapurna massif from Kathmandu and brings you back to the capital in just 13 days. You sleep in Tea House and Lodges throughout the trek.The trail takes you to picturesque Gurung villages where you can enjoy the ever traditional warm hospitality, of the local people with time enough to relax and explore the culture.The local people are mainly Buddhist, so expect to see lots of small monasteries adorned with prayer flags on the trail.Walk through forests of rhododendron and giant bamboo on your way to your final destination, Annapurna Base Camp and into an uncompramising sureal experience, Find yourself wrapped in an ampitheater of snow capped giant peaks towering above you and soak it up for a while.This is an ultimate journey into the lap of nature, It is not that difficult and an ideal first trek..
Nepal Social Treks: provides you with the complete service while your trip supports the less priviledged people in need in Nepal. Charity trips are regular trips organized by Nepal Social Treks. We believe on giving back to the society and preserving the nature and the culture in which we learn and earn from.
We pick you up from Kathmandu International Airport for your transfer to the hotel.There will be a tour briefing and a chance to meet nadine your Yoga instructor Evening is spent free,perhaps exploring and shopping.
Today is spent visiting some of the prominent places of The Kathmandu Valley.Including visits to Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath which are UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites and are also popular pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhist devotees. We also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square for the art, architecture, and artifacts of the Malla dynisty,. Overnight at the hotel.
Early Morning a visit to the Buddhist monastery Swayambhunath, for meditation before returning to the hotel for breakfast.Early afternoon we take a domestic flight to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day can be spent enjoying the lake side in Pokhara, a beautiful city with a splendid mountain backdrop. There will be an evening Sunset Yoga session by the lake. Overnight at Hotel.
Sunrise yoga and meditation on the hotel rooftop.After breakfast we take (private transport) from Pokhara to Nayapul the start point of the trek.We have a good hike up to Ulleri passing many small settlements on the way.Evening Sunset Yoga, overnight at guest house.
Early morning yoga and meditation at the village with sunrise over the Himalayas. Today we make our way to Ghorepani. The way is filled with steps a long but steady incline passing small waterfalls and streams along the way to the village of Ghorepani. Evening Yoga at Sunset, overnight at guest house.
Early morning before sunrise we hike up to Poon Hill (45mins) to view the spectacular sunrise. The Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli range change many shades with the slowly rising sun rays. This is one of the best places to view sunrise in the entire Himalayas. After taking our Yoga and mediations sessions with some beautiful mountain ranges as the backdrop we go back for breakfast before starting a day trek to Tadapani to stay the night. Evening Sunset Yoga, overnight at the guest house.
After our morning yoga and meditation leaving Tadapani behind as we start our trek to Chhomrong. Making a few steep ascents and descents, the trail walks us through rhododendron forests with a few local settlements, en route. Along the way there beautiful panorama of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6993), and Gangapurna (7455m). We descend from Chere Danda and walk gently to reach the beautiful village of Chhomrong. Overnight in Chhomrong. Evening Sunset Yoga, overnight at guest house.
After morning Yoga and meditation, we descend from Chhomrong, walking down thousands of stone steps made along the trail until we reach the Khola (river). Crossing the bridge over Chhomrong Khola, we climb uphill to Sinuwa.The trek leads us through lush forests to the village of Bamboo. Evening Sunset Yoga, overnight at guest house.
Morning Yoga and meditation, the trail leads upwards passing through damp and cold bamboo forests before a steep ascent to reach Himalaya Hotel.The landscape begins to change,vegetation is drier and sparser with barren rocks, sometimes filled with snow, making it an alluring landscape. Walking past rock-face cliffs and waterfalls, we reach Deurali. Evening Sunset Yoga, overnight at guest house.
After morning Yoga and meditation, from Deurali, we trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m). It takes around 4 hours on steep trails to reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp from where we get a very special view of Machhapuchhre (6993m) along with the Annapurna massif, Hiunchuli (6441m), and Gangapurna (7455m). As we continue on to Annapurna Base Camp, the vegetation disappears leaving us with bare, rocky hills and gigantic mountains. From base camp,the 360-degree view of the mountains of the Annapurna region is truly compelling. Evening Sunset Yoga, overnight at guest house.
Up early to witness the rays of rising sun touching the snow capped peaks gently turning them into gold before our Yoga session. After breakfast it is time to head back,it is bye to Annapurna Base Camp as we head towards Bamboo retracing our trail, walking past various settlements and changing vegetation. We pass through the damp bamboo forest one more time to reach Bamboo where we stay for the night. Evening Yoga at Sunset, overnight at guest house.
After morning Yoga and meditation as usual, we commence our trek to Jhinu Danda.The trail is very much up and down today En route, we reach Chhomrong as we walk up the stone steps along the trail. From there on, it is a downhill walk to reach Jhinu Danda, which is popular for its hot spring.Time to relax bathe in the hot water and relax our strained muscles. Overnight in Jhinu Danda. Evening Yoga at Sunset, overnight at guest house.
From Jhinu Danda, we join the trail down to Nayapul (1070m) enjoying the picturesque landscape throughout the day.Stone steps amid rhododendron forests to meet the roadway at Nayapul. where transport is waiting to take us to our hotel in Pokhara.Evening is a time to relax with a farewell meal in a restaaurant by the lake. Overnight Pokhara.
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu following the bold Trishuli River on the way. On arrival transfer to hotel and often on these type of tours we all get together in the evening
Overnight at a hotel.
Time to say our goodbyes to our wonderful yoga team. Our team representative will either drop you at the airport three hours before your scheduled flight .
Tour costs are land only and include the following:
*Personal insurance (must include medical evacuation if trekking or climbing)
*Meals other than breakfast when staying in hotels.
*Bottled drinks of any kind plus extra tea and coffee when trekking.
*Tips and gratuities for staff.