YOGA AND WELLNESS TREKKING
Nepal is a mountainous country and the land of origin of yoga. In same context, Ashtanga Yoga Nepal team has come up with a perfect combination of both yoga and trek in Nepal. We have been conducting Yoga trek since 2018 with our skilled trekking guides and passionate yoga teacher who assist you for your inner balance and harmony while trekking. Our trekking schedule is designed in such a way that you will enjoy the trekking trail with breathing exercises, mediation, massage and stretching.
The morning schedule starts with a gentle yoga session to awaken your joints of the body and connect with the nature. During the day, we will take time to stretch and also stop at the points to meditate on the sounds of flowing river, and gaze mountains for meditation. In the afternoon, you will experience Yoga Nidra, guided relaxation to reflect on the whole day and relax body, mind and soul. We offer yoga treks in the various regions such as Annapurna, Everest, Langtang and Mustang.
Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek
Annapurna Base Camp is one of the popular trekking destinations for the beauty of its landscape and up close views of the great Himalayan ranges. Mount Annapurna is the 10th highest mountain in the world with height of 8091m/26545ft. This famous trek in Annapurna region begins from Pokhara. Before reaching the base camp of Annapurna I, the way passes through waterfalls, beautiful villages, rhododendron forests, and amazing mountain ranges.
The best season to trek in this region is Mid September-mid December or mid March-May. The trek duration is 12 days.
Everest Region Yoga Trek
Everest Region yoga trek is the most famous trekking destination for trekkers and mountain lovers. The highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest lies in this region which is the most iconic symbol of challenge and adventure. In addition, amazing cultural diversity, monasteries, adventure and most genuine people, the Sherpa people are the major asset in this region.
The duration of this yoga trek is 14 days and the best time for yoga trek in this region is September to November and March to May.
Langtang Region Yoga Trek
Langtang Region is located in the north of Kathmandu and bordering Tibet. ngtang is a region is Situated 51 kilometres north of the Kathmandu Valley, the region is renowned for hosting the first Himalayan national park, Langtang national park which Laeventually constitutes wide variety of climate, wildlife and vegetation. The popular trekking trail of this region includes Langtang Valley Trek, Gosaikunda Trek, Helambu Trek and Tamang Heritage Trek.
The best season to trek in this region is September to December and March to May.
Mustang Region Yoga Trek
The Mustang region is one of the important trekking destinations of Nepal. It is divided into Lower Mustang and Upper mustang. Lower Mustang is the land of the Holy temple Muktinath and Marpha village which is famous for apples and the traditional village of Kagbeni. Upper Mustang has its own significance. It is full of colourful stupas, traditional village, desert-like appearance and Lo-manthang valley which is an ancient walled city. The best time to trek in this region is March to December.
Are you looking for a meditation day tour in Kathmandu? Join the retreat program in the sacred asura cave of Pharping. Pharping is called Yanglesho by Tibetans. The places where the blessed ones got enlightened are filled with special high energy for meditation and it is a place where the great Buddhist master Padmasambhava also known as Guru Rimpoche which means our beloved teacher got final enlightened around the 8th century practising Vishuddha Heruka combined with the sadhana of Vajra Kilaya at the upper cave of Yangleshö, also known as Asura Cave. Pharing these days has become famous for meditation tours and retreats. There is a building where monks are sitting for a three-year closed retreat. Feel the Buddha energy of the cave. You will find no other places having vibration like here. Pharping is a one-hour drive distance from centre of Kathmandu. Pharing is as holy as Bodhgaya. These are both navel world points where humans are connected with divine energies.
There are many monasteries in the outskirts which offer meditation retreats. People come to meditate and pay homage in Asura Cave. People come to hang Tibetan prayer flags called lugta to send good vibrations in the cosmos for peace which is another attraction of pharping. The Bajra Barahi temple is near the asura cave of pharping. On the upper left side of the entrance door is the imprint of a hand in the rock which makes you wonder could it be true? The place is just below the Asura Cave, sacred to followers of Padmasambhava since last 35 years people around Pharping in the southern part of the Kathmandu Valley have noticed that an area of a cliff began to slowly bulge out. It began to look more and more like Tara, the female buddha. At the same time, the form of Ganesh also appeared. Know about different aspects of Tara and be mesmerized by listening to the chant of Buddhist monks in pharping.
In the tantric Buddhist texts, it is mentioned that “In the innermost recesses of the Asura Cave is a tunnel that connects this cave to the Yangleshö Cave down below, about half a mile away. It is not a big hole. Wind passes through this passage and you can feel the draft when sitting near it. Although Padmasambhava could traverse freely through solid matter, he used this narrow tunnel to move between Yangleshö Cave and the upper Asura Cave”. Feel the presence of Guru Rimpoche in your meditation. The place is a good viewpoint for Kathmandu valley. The old cities of Patan and Bhaktapur looks incredible from the viewpoint of Pharping.
Padmasabhava is known as the second Buddha and has great respect in Mahayana Buddhism. In ‘The Prayer in Seven Chapters to Padmakara, the Second Buddha’ it is mentioned that:
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