During an optional 2-nights-pre-programme you can get to know the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. On arrival day you will be picked up from the international airport and transferred to your hotel. On the following day you get to know Kathmandu with its major highlights during a guided tour. The following morning is the start of the Yoga Trekking tour with a 7-hours-transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Luxury bus.
Without a doubt Kopra Ridge is one of the best short treks in Nepal containing all the elements of a classic Nepal trekking experience including villages, wildlife, panoramic views and range of landscape from forest to high alpine. Kopra Ridge trek is located away from the busier trails of Annapurna region of Nepal and for four nights of the itinerary you stay in community lodges set up by local villagers. The mountain views from Kopra Ridge are superb and include Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang and Nilgiri. From Ghandruk one can also see Mount Machhapuchhre (also known as Fish Tail) as well as Mount Hiunchuli. For the first two days of the trek you follow the popular trails of the Annapurna foothills passing through terraced fields, rhododendron forests and Gurung villages. After Tadapani you leave the main trail and for the next five days walk along a remote trail while staying at the community lodges. Kopra Lodge at 3,660m is well worth getting up early before breakfast to see the sunrise across the panorama of Himalayan peaks. On the descent from Kopra Ridge you pass through alpine pastures, oak forests and rhododendrons to Swanta village where you stay in another community lodge. After Swanta village descending further leads you to Ulleri and the next day will be the last trekking day to Nayapul from where your private transport takes you back to Pokhara.
During an optional 3-nights or 7-nights post programm in Purna Yoga Retreat Centre in Pokhara you have the chance to practise holistic Yoga and allow all impressions from the previous Nepal trekking experience to fully sink in peacefully. This way Yoga and Nepal can work their magic within you. During the Yoga Retreat all daily yoga activities, wellness treatments, tastefull vegetarian full board, herbal teas and mineral water are included in the programme. A perfect experience all on its own and especially a highlight to end the Yoga Trekking Tour and bring the body and mind from the Himalayan up and down fully into rest and regeneration.
It is planned, that Yogesh Karki from Nepal, my Bhakti Yoga teacher and by now longterm confidant, guides the Yoga during the Yoga Trekking tour and for me be with the group in case someone needs a the language or culture bridge. Yogesh Karki is a Yoga teacher in the Purna Yoga Retreat Centre in Pokhara, so his presence can also be bathed in during the optional post-programme. Both our personal appearances are not guaranteed and are subject to change at any time.
2 nights pre-programme Kathmandu: 16. Sep - 18. Sep 2023
10 nights Kopra Ridge Yoga Trek from Kathmandu / to Pokhara: 18. Sep - 28. Sep 2023
3 or 7 nights post-programme Yoga Retreat Pokhara: 28. Sep - 01. or 05. Oct 2023
Min. 2 guests
upon request I happily send detailed itinerary with further details