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ExpERIENCE a new way in nepal

ExpERIENCE a new way in nepal

Himalayan sacred lakes 

meditation trek and YOGA retreat

HGA invites you to take time to breathe and immerse yourself in rich Nepali culture and spirituality. Reconnect through deep guided meditation and yoga practice, surrounded by the majestic views of the Annapurna, Chulu, Ganesh and Manaslu mountain ranges. The retreat will be off the tourist trail and includes a 5 day introductory trek and pilgrimage to the remote holy Lake Nag Pokhari (3200m), lead by Lama Jit Bahdur Tamang and our experienced Australian Guide, Helen Dobra. Through ritual practice and walking in this beautiful place we hope you will uncover your Buddha nature.

 

Peace & Tranquility

Learn yoga and meditation

from where it originated 

Breathtaking landscape

“The land north of gangadwar is known to the wise as paradise ground. aprart from this land, the rest is called earth elsewhere”

Kedarkhand Skanda Purana

RETREAT details

OVERVIEW

NAMASTE, 

Thank you for your interest in our Himalayan Sacred Lakes Meditation Trek & Yoga Retreat in the Manaslu region in Nepal. 

In Brief

  • 2 full days and 2 half days in Kathmandu

  • Fully catered retreat. All meals outside Kathmandu are provided

  • Experienced Australian guide, Helen Dobra

  • Twin share accommodation in a Hotel in Kathmandu

  • 7 days spiritual retreat and meditation with Jit Bahadur Tamang Lama

  • 5 days moderate trekking to and around Nag Pokhari 3200m

  • Individual large tents and sleeping mats for each member

  • Based in the remote, tourist free monastery village of Sirandanda 2060m and the Sacred lake Nag Pokhari 3200m

  • In the Manaslu region of Nepal

  • Amazing views of Manaslu 8165m, Himalchuli 7893m the Ganesh and Annapurna Himals

  • Easy access via bus and jeep or tractor

  • $1650 AUD ex KTM Nepal

WHY BOOK WITH US?

  • Our meditation is led by an authentic Buddhist Lama, Jit Bahadur Tamang and is set in a beautiful, tranquil location 

  • We visit local sacred sites with deep spirituality

  • Qualified Yoga Instructor

  • We travel to villages and regions off the tourist trail

  • We have deep connections with the villages and their people

  • Many of our staff have family in the region

  • The trek is led by a qualified and experienced female western leader

ITINERARY

Day 01

Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel. Meet group and dinner at Bon Appetit.

Meals provided – None 

Day 02

In Kathmandu. Vist Swyambunath (Monkey temple) in the morning. Afternoon at leisure for shopping and being a tourist!

Meals provided – B

Day 03.

Chartered bus trip to Sirandanda in the Lower Manaslu region ( 6+ hours) (jeeps or tractors may be used depending on road conditions). Establish tented camp in the village centre

Meals provided – B, L & D

Day 04. 

In Sirandanda preparing for a trek to Nag Pokhari and meeting Jit Lama

Meals provided – B, L & D

Day 05.

Trek for 5 hours to Nag Pokhari sacred lake at 3200m

Meals provided – B, L & D

Day 06 & 07.

Devotional rituals, Meditation and Yoga at Nag Pokhari

Meals provided – B, L & D

Day 08 – 10.

Trek through forests and remote villages to Sirandanda

Meals provided – B, L & D

Day 11.

Meditation, yoga and farewell celebrations at Sirandanda

Meals provided – B, L & D

Day 12.

Bus to Kathmandu (6+ hours)

Meals provided – B  

Day 13.

At leisure in Kathmandu

Meals provided – B

Day 14.

Depart for home

Meals provided – B

INCLUSIONS & NON-INCLUSIONS

Inclusions 

  • Transfers too and from Kathmandu airport to hotel in Kathmandu

  • Internal transport to trek start and finish points in a private chartered bus and, or a jeep or tractor

  • Accommodation at a hotel in Thamel on a twin share basis

  • Delicious breakfast at the hotel each morning whilst in Kathmandu

  • Qualified and experienced Australian Guide, Helen Dobra

  • Fluent English speaking Nepali Guide (Sandesh Tamang)

  • Porter to carry all your gear (max 15 kg each)

  • Expedition medical kit and Satellite phone (for emergency use)

  • Whilst on the trek all meals at lodges and in tented camps are cooked by our Expedition cook

  • 1 large tent for each member

  • 2 foam/sleeping mats. If you want your own Thermarest (inflatable), you will have to bring it yourself

  • Boiled water for the next day and evening

  • Morning and evening washing water

  • Toilet tent

  • Dining tent

  • Trekking permits

  • Expedition kit bag for use on trek

  • Himalayan Guiding Australia t-shirt (on booking)

  • Down jacket for inexpensive hire

  • Sleeping bag for inexpensive hire

  • Pre-trip gear advice and discounts

Not included

  • Soft Drinks

  • Bottled water

  • Alcohol

  • Lollies and snacks

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu (about $20 a day each should cover this)

  • Taxis/Travel in Kathmandu

  • Personal trekking gear

  • Personal medical kit

  • Travel insurance

  • Flights to and from Australia

  • Tips for staff

ACCOMMODATION

 In Kathmandu, we normally stay at Mums Home Hotel, a funky and welcoming 3-star hotel close to Thamel. It has big rooms, great showers and beds, good WIFI, a beaut breakfast and very helpful staff. It is a home for us and we hope you like it too. Twin-share accommodation is included in your trip price, however, there is a range of rooms from singles to a family apartment that can be arranged at an extra cost. 

When tenting in Sirandanda and up to Nag Pokhari we use only the most proven winter and mountaineering tents made in Australia specifically for the purpose. 

DEPARTURE DATES

Himalayan Sacred Lakes Meditation Trek & Yoga Retreat

7th November – 22nd November 2022

COST

$1650 AUD per person ex KTM Nepal.

RETREAT NOTES & FURTHER INFORMATION

Want more information? Download and have a look at our retreat notes for the Himalayan Sacred Lakes Meditation Trek & Yoga Retreat. This has all the essential information you need to know before booking. After booking, we will send you additional retreat notes, including; a gear list, checklist and essential information regarding arrival into Kathmandu. You will have everything you need to know to be fully prepared for this once in a lifetime expedition! 

RETREAT NOTES – CLICK HERE

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