This four-star resort is built on a lush oasis set on 5 acres of peaceful wooded gardens overlooking the hustle and bustle of downtown Kathmandu.
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Week-long yoga retreat around Kathmandu and cultural immersion
Join us for a seven-night, eight-day yoga retreat in Nepal while experiencing cultural immersion to discover the spiritual side of you. This retreat is set in a combination of Kathmandu’s bustling city and amongst the pine forests of Hattiban, situated at 1900 meters above sea level.
This is a good combination of being on a Yoga retreat with cultural immersion inside and around Kathmandu city.
Package Name: Nepal Yoga and Cultural Immersion
Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu to be met by our representative and transfer to Dalaila Boutique Hotel or similar. It is located in Thamel, Kathmandu’s tourist hub, yet nicely tucked away in its own courtyard.
Day 2: Morning yoga before breakfast. Morning tour of Swayambhunath Stupa, also popularly known as the Monkey temple and Patan Durbar Square – a world heritage site. We will have lunch at Patan before driving up to Hattiban Resort. Check into the resort. The rest of the time is free. Orientation is held in the evening before dinner.
Day 3: Yoga from 7 am till 8:30, followed by breakfast. We will visit Pharping and Dakshinkali. These places are very holy places for Buddhists and Hindus alike. The trail takes you along local villages and Pharping monastery. Pick up by vehicle at Pharping and drive to Dakshinkali Temple, a drive of about 15 minutes. The walks offer great views of the valley and mountains beyond. A bird lover’s paradise, you are never too far from an eagle stalk. The hill’s top is a sacred site, where locals gather to offer prayers and sacrifices. The trail is very gentle; butterflies and birds keep you company as you pass pine forests and colorful landscapes. Explore other cultural and religious sites around Pharping. Visit Monasteries and Nunneries and indulge in Buddhist culture and tradition. Lunch in Tibetan restaurant at Pharping or drive back to Resort for Lunch. Afternoon free or participants can opt for optional activities like Massage services, healing meditation, or singing bowl healing session/s.
Day 4: Yoga from 7 am till 8:30, followed by breakfast. Hike up to Champa Devi, situated at an altitude of 2,285m Southwest of Kathmandu, is a pilgrimage site with a Buddhist stupa and a Hindu shrine. Many pilgrims visit this place on the full moon. After the lunch break, we start our hiking gradually for about half an hour towards the north ridge and through the pine-forested area. From here, we continue hiking gradually up following the trail for about another 1.5 hours to Champa Devi. The views of the central and western Himalayan Range are magnificent on clear days. The group can order a picnic lunch for this walk. Chill out at the hilltop before returning to the resort.
Day 5: Yoga from 7 am till 8:30, followed by breakfast. After breakfast, check out from this retreat and walk to Khokana (1.360m), a traditional and tiny Newari village eight kilometers south of Kathmandu, which has its own history and has retained its tradition and culture. It is a living museum and recalls medieval times. Khokana has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage, representing a vernacular village and its mustard-oil seed industrial heritage. Bungamati is the birthplace of Rato Machhindranath, regarded as the patron of the valley. Drive back to Hattiban resort.
Day 6: Drive to Bhaktapur – a living museum. We will stay in a boutique guest house. We will have a cooking class/lunch at the guest house. In the afternoon, we will visit Bhaktapur Durbar square.
Day 7: We will visit the Orphanage in the morning and drive to Kathmandu. The rest of the afternoon is free and easy. You may go for shopping or entertainment at Thamel.
Day 8: Optional Mountain flight to see Everest. US$255 per person. International departure.