|Package name||Everest Panorama Yoga Trek|
|Max. elevation||3850.00 m|
|Transportation||Private vehicles and domestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM)|
|Accomodation||3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge/Guest House during the trekking|
|Trip route||Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Tengboche-Khumjung-Monjo-Lukla-Kathmandu|
|Cost||USD 1,199 per person|
On arrival at the international airport in Kathmandu, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel by our office representative. Later in the afternoon, you shall have a session of yoga, yogic breathing and mediation. You shall be greeted with a welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant to start the day with a wonderful memory. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
04:00 - 04:15 pm – Herbal Tea
04:15 - 05:45 pm - Bhakti Yoga (Prayer/Chants), Spinal Asana/Suryanamaskar, Yoga-nidra, Mudra, Dhyana Yoga (Meditation)
For the exploration of the heritages of high importance to understand the cultural and historical richness of the valley, we shall have a guided sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley. To begin the day we shall have a session of yoga and meditation for having a relaxed feeling and get ready for the day. We shall probably have the exploration of the ancient Kathmandu Durbar Square to start the journey and head for the Swayambhuanth Stupa, the 14th century stupa which is supposedly one the oldest stupas in Nepal.
This is also known as Monkey Temple due to the holy monkeys living in the north-west part of the temple. Pashupatinath, a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River, is another destination which has served as the symbol of faith, belief and dedication of Hindus all over the world. Then we drive to Buddhanath stupa which is one of the biggest and oldest stupas in the world. Later in the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in a hotel. You shall have the session for getting all the information of the trek and clarify the doubt related to the trip. Our office representative shall assist you in this matter. After the enriching session of today, we shall go for another session of yoga and meditation. Overnight in Kathmandu.
04:00 - 04:15 pm – Herbal Tea
04:15 - 05:45 pm – Bhakti Yoga (Prayer/Chants), Spinal Asana/Suryanamaskar, Yoga-nidra, Mudra, Dhyana Yoga (Meditation)
Today an early morning transfer to the airport for 35 min short but scenic fight the Himalayan foothills where we begin our trek into the Everest region after a quick session of yoga and meditation. In a flight that provides you a panoramic view of giant Himalayan and beautiful land terraces, you shall get a glimpse of what’s in store in this trek. As we land at lukla airport, we walk 3-4 hours to reach phakding with few up and down along the DudhKoshi River. In this introductory trek in the beautiful Everest region, we shall trek past some suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags, forests adorned by rhododendron and fir, prayer wheels and Mani walls a and overlooked by the giant Himalayas. We shall relax at the teahouse in the destination and later end our day with the first yoga and meditation session in the trekking destination. Stay overnight at the tea house in Phakding.
Trekking in the beautiful region shall begin with the quick session of yoga, meditation and yogic breathing for a relaxed beginning of the day. Today after breakfast, we continue trekking along the banks of the DudhKosi River, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. The first view of Kongde Ri after Phakding, gradual ascent and turn to the Benkar valley, exploration of the ancient monastery shall lead us to Monjo, the settlement close to the entry of Sagarmatha National Park. After entering Sagamartha National Park, from Larja Dobhan the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region. During our ascent, we shall have the first glimpse of the mighty Everest as well. To end the day we shall have another session of yoga, meditation and yogic breathing. Stay overnight at the tea house in Namche.
Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, an essential thing before moving up in the higher altitude. Beginning with the yogic breathing, yoga and meditation we begin our day. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. We have lots of places to explore. Trekkers have the option of hiking up the Everest View Hotel which provides the marvelous view of majestic Everest and other peaks including the beautiful Ama Dablam and others.
An early hike above town to other satellite villages around Namche, before the clouds move in, reward trekkers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, the beautiful Ama Dablam and many more as well as the lush hills and valleys. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle, the flora and fauna found in the region, the history of mountaineering as well as a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. This shall make the exploration around Namche an enriching experience. After this exploration, we shall have another session of yoga and meditation in this scenic place. Stay overnight at the tea house in Namche.
With the Yoga, Yogic breathing and meditation, we start our day further up in the trail. The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi River with magnificent views of the mountains. With the ups and downs in the trail, we trek out of the buzzing Namche to reach the viewpoint of Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kang Taiga and other neighboring peaks.
Further trek of a couple of hours rough path along stone steps and shall take us to the riverbed of torrential Dudh Koshi River, crossing after which we shall have an uphill trek to Tengboche and to Tengboche monastery, past the settlement of Phunke Tenga. The spiritual centre of Kumbu region, Tengboche monastery has rich and ornate wall hangings and paintings besides the magnificent 20 foot statue of Lord Buddha. Visitors have the splendid scenery of lush hills and rhododendron forests that contrast the white Himalayas in the background. After exploring the marvelous Tengboche monastery and the village, we shall end the day with our regular session of yoga, meditation and yogic breathing. Overnight in Tengboche next to the Tengboche monastery.
After having a quick session of our regular yoga, yogic breathing and meditation, we retrace the journey back to the settlement of Shanasha. In Shanasha, the trail from Khumjung, Gokyo and to Namche meets making it a transit for trekkers who choose one of the trekking trails. Our route to the Khumjung valley shall be away from the busy trekking route in the main trekking trail from Namche and on top of that we have a good view and peaceful place en route. While the way up to Khumjung valley will be very windy, Khumjung contrasts with the busy Namche Bazaar. Khumjung is a small farm village with monastery which is believed to host the skull of Yeti, thereby adding another voice that favors the existence of Yeti. This village also has a school founded by the Edmund Hillary Foundation. Ending the day with the yoga and meditation shall make the experience in the trekking region an enriching experience. Stay overnight at the tea house in Khumjung.
We shall start the day with the morning session of yoga and meditation in this scenic landscape of Khumjung. Starting with an easy day downhill walk today, from Khumjung half an hour we are led to the sister village of Khumjung, a village of Khunde, where you can visit the only hospital in the whole of Khumbu area, built by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation. We continue after the visit to the hospital past Sherpa settlements, farm fields and long Mani walls, all in the southern direction from the starting point of today’s trek. Further, in the trek, we have a short uphill climb to the top ridge of Syangboche air strip and with a big downhill walk to the Dudh Koshi River. As the walk progress on this steep downhill bit from Syangboche onwards, an aerial view of Namche Bazaar is seen. On reaching the Namche Bazaar you will carry on your trekking up to Manjo, the nearby settlement of entry point of Sagarmatha National Park, for the overnight stay. Later in the day, we shall continue with our evening session of the yoga, meditation and yogic breathing for a relaxed mind and body. Overnight in Monjo.
The trekking routine begins with the usual session of yoga and meditation for a relaxed mind and body. Today after breakfast you will re-trace back to Lukla with few up and down. Traversing through the winding trail we pass through several suspension bridges decorated with the prayer flags, rural and authentic settlements, the train of fellow trekkers, locals with the animals loaded with the goods and the view of the mountains overlooking the entire trail. We also trek past the prayer wheels and Mani walls, waterfalls and streams before reaching the destination of Lukla. With the triumphed feeling of accomplishing a feat in the Everest region, we shall have the evening session of the yogic breathing, yoga and meditation. Stay overnight at the tea house in Lukla.
The trekking in this region comes to an end today though we still have a couple of days with us. After a quick session of our regular yoga and meditation, we leave our hotel early to catch an early flight to the capital city of Nepal. For the flight, you will check in the airport and have a short but scenic flight back to Kathmandu. The sight from the aircraft shall be as mesmerizing to you as it was during our flight to Lukla. After landing in the domestic terminal of the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel of your stay. You may engage yourself during the day in several activities and shall end the day with the evening take of yoga and meditation for a relaxed and sound sleep. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Today we have a whole day to spend in the medieval city of Kathmandu valley for various activities, one of which shall be involvement in the aid of local community. After a relaxing session of yoga and meditation besides the yogic breathing, we leave for the activities after breakfast. You may choose the volunteering activity of your interest which may range from teaching in a school to spending time in the orphanage or old age home and from helping the less developed community learn some skills of their interest to teaching some skills you expertise in. You may also go for souvenir shopping as well as normal shopping. After contributing your bit to the community, you shall return to the hotel. We shall call it a day with the session of our regular yoga and meditation. Overnight in Kathmandu.
The trekking expedition in the beautiful nation comes to an official end today as you shall be leaving for your respective destinations. Today you will be transferred to the international airport for your next distention flight after we shall have one last session of our yoga, yogic breathing and meditation which shall ease out the stress you might during the long flight. We hope that the diversity in culture, natural scenery, wildlife, flora and fauna, and lifestyles has a strong positive impression in your mind which shall tempt you for another visit to this beautiful nation.
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