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Yoga and Hiking in the Himalayas, Nepal

  • Sankhu Kathmandu Nepal (map)

Highlights: Morning and evening yoga sessions, meditation, cleansing and detox, organic vegetarian meals, spa and massage, hiking to UNESCO World Heritage temple of Changu Narayan, sunrise yoga with breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain range in Nagarkot at 2,150m and visit the numerous temples in the ancient city of Bhaktapur UNESCO World Heritage city.

Recharge and relax in the yoga retreat center in Kathmandu valley. Situated on the hilltop with breathtaking views of Sankhu valley next to the Panchamahalaxmi Temple, this is the perfect place in nature for you to connect your mind, body and soul. Nepal is the land of the Himalayan mountains and spiritual place of Hinduism and Buddhism. We will immerse ourselves in this beautiful country rich in culture, nature and religion. 

4D3N Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat in Nepal Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, transfer by private transport to retreat center. Enjoy a short walk to visit the nearby organic farm where the fresh produce is obtained for vegetarian meals at the center. Relax with a complimentary massage or steam bath. Evening yoga session, yogic breathing and mediation. Dinner and discussion. Silent time and Lights out.

Day 2: Refresh with morning yoga session. After breakfast, we take an easy 1.5-2hr hike up to the World UNESCO heritage site of Changu Narayan Temple for a guided tour of the historical temple, lunch at restaurant. Return to retreat center for evening yoga, pranayama and meditation. Dinner and discussion. Silent time and Lights out.

Day 3: Pre-dawn we set off by car to Nagarkot view tower for spectacular views of the sunrise over the Himalayan range. At 2,150m above sea level, enjoy breathtaking views of the major Himalayan peaks of Nepal like Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, etc, on a clear day one can even see Mount Everest (8,848m) from here. Enjoy splendid views of the mountain ranges and then have breakfast in Nagarkot with panoramic views of the mountains (optional).

By car, we head to Bhaktapur the ancient city, known as the City of Devotees, having more temples per sq foot than any other place in Nepal. We will visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pottery square and other temples, there are also various souvenir shops for some shopping. Visit Thanka art galleries and museums. Lunch at Bhaktapur then back to retreat center for evening yoga and meditation session. Dinner and discussion. Silent time and Lights out.

Day 4: Morning meditation walk followed by morning yoga session. Enjoy healthy breakfast. Relax and be rejuvenated by the yoga and hiking activities from the past few days. Check out and transfer to airport.

US$650/pax package includes:

  • Daily morning and evening yoga sessions 
  • Daily evening meditation sessions 
  • Yoga mats provided but you can bring your own.
  • Vegetarian organic meals at retreat center (breakfast, lunch and dinner) excludes meals taken outside of center
  • Unlimited herbal teas, water
  • 1 one-hour oil massage session
  • 1 steam bath
  • 3 nights twin-share accommodation in modern styled rooms with western bathroom/toilet and hot water shower.
  • Transfer from International airport to retreat center and return
  • Hiking trip to Changu Narayan Temple UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Day trip for sunrise in Nagarkot
  • Visit to Bhaktapur UNESCO World Heritage site

Package excludes:

International flights, visa fees, meals outside of retreat center, single room supplement fees, visitor fees to Changu Narayan temple and Bhaktapur, additional massages, additional nights accommodation extensions. Please advise on dietary requirements if any. Recommended packing list will be provided upon registration confirmation.

How to get there?

Travel Info: Nepal is served by Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. International flights fly directly from Bangkok to Kathmandu (Thai Airways), Singapore (Silk air), Malaysia (Airasia). Most flights in Europe transit in Doha, Dubai, Delhi. From the Kathmandu airport, we will pick you up and it is only 45minutes to an hour's drive to the retreat center.

VISA and Immigration: Visa-on-arrival is available at the Kathmandu airport. Please bring passport size photos for visa processing, or contact your local Nepal embassy to apply for visa before the trip.

Terms and Conditions: Itinerary is a guideline only and will depend on weather conditions. Please read FAQs about Qi Retreats before you register. Spaces are limited on our retreats. Registration is only confirmed if 50% of deposit is received. We accept payment through Paypal and bank transfer. For more details please contact us.