Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek
Trekking through the Himalaya is a spiritual experience. What better way to trek to Everest Base Camp than to add yoga to your daily routine? Trekking Planner offers a wonderfully spiritual Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek where we combine culture, nature, landscape, and spirituality into one experience of a lifetime.
Each day begins with the practice of yoga under the guide of an instructor. The yoga instructor will travel with you and your guide for the duration of your trek. Each day the practice begins with centering the mind and body to be present in the mountain environment. The yoga instructor acts a spiritual guide as you journey through this pristine environment.
Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek starts in Kathmandu. We will spend a day touring the many UNESCO World Heritage sites this ancient city has to offer. We will walk through the wonders of Durbar Square, circumnavigate the Boudhanath Stupa and immerse ourselves in the vibrant Buddhist culture. Tour the Sayambhu or monkey temple. Experience the wonders of the Hindu religion at the Pashupati and Changue Narayan temples.
The next day we will set out for the incredible mountains of Nepal. Our Everest Base Camp Yoga Trekking route begins with an exciting flight into the Lukla Airport. After we land we begin our trek. The walk to Phakding meanders through several villages, dropping down from lush forests and follows a brilliant blue glacial river.
The next day we will climb up the valley to Namche Bazaar, the last large, permanently settled town before Everest Base Camp. Before we set out we will great the day with the practice of yoga. We continue to follow the gorgeous river and pass the many mani stones and prayer wheels along the trail. Along the way we will stop in the charming village of Monjo, just outside of Sagarmatha National Park. Our yoga trekking will continue to the famous Hillary Tenzing bridge. This bridge soars high in the air, crossing the stunning glacial waters, before the trail climbs steeply to Namche.
In Namche we will rest for a day in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Here we will focus on our yoga practice, explore the town of Namche, visit the town monastery, and climb the Everest View Hill.
After resting we will awaken, practice yoga, and trek to Tengboche along the Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek route. In Tengboche we will visit the largest monastery in the region. Here we will explore this spiritual village and incredible mountain scenery. The following day our yoga trek to Everest continues to the beautiful high-alpine village of Dingoboche. We will have a second day to acclimatize here.
Be sure to look out for the many types of wildlife along your trek. Aside from the many pack animals that carry supplies from village to village, you will have the opportunity to see deer, birds, flowers, and other wildlife. Take the time to look around, slow your pace, and absorb the wonderful nature around you.
After acclimatizing we will continue to Lobuche, then to Goraskhep. Now you are surrounded by the stunning peaks of the Himalaya. Covered in ice and snow, these mountains rise impossibly high into the sky. Relish in the magnificent beauty of today’s walk. After Gorakshep we will arrive at Everest Base Camp. Here you can explore the base camp area and take in view of the famous Khumbu Glacier. We can practice yoga in this moving place.
The next day our yoga trek in Nepal will continue to the famous Kala Patthar mountain. From the mountain you get an incredible view of Mt Everest. Take in the stunning view of Everest. Take time to meditate at the top of this amazing peak. After you are filled with views and joy, we will come back the way we came.
It takes around two and a half days to trek back to Lulka, where we will catch a flight back to Kathmandu. Our trekking ends in Kathmandu, where we will say goodbye to newfound friends.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)-Hotel (D)
Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu-Hotel (B/B)
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 35m and trek to Phakding (2780m/9121ft) 3-4 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3850m/12632ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4350m/14272ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 08: Rest day Dingboche-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m/16995ft) 3-4 hrs walk and Everest Base Camp (5364m/17600ft) 2-3 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 11: Trek to Kala patthar (5545m/18193ft) 2-3 hrs walk and to Pheriche (4280m/14042ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 12: Trek to Namche bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)-Hotel (B/B)
Day 15: Final departure (B)
B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner