Yoga, Meditation and Trekking Retreat to Nepal 20th September- 2nd October 2015 (Victorian school holidays).

Yoga, Meditation and Trekking Retreat to Nepal 20th September- 2nd October 2015 (Victorian school holidays).

    Yoga, Meditation and Trekking Retreat to Nepal 20th September- 2nd October 2015 (Victorian school holidays).

Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Information 

The area we will be traveling in is called the Langtangregion. This trip is a mix of mountain adventure and Himalayan culture. The Tamang Heritage on the Langtang Trek is without a doubt an exciting trekking destination into the spectacular Himalayas. The Langtang region is wildwith idyllic rural landscape and is rich with cultural heritage of ethnic Nepalese Tamang people. Despite being just a few hours’ drive from Kathmandu, this trek takes you off the beaten track and deep into the rural and rugged mountains, high passes and amazing mountain views and landscape dotted with chortens, stupas and prayer flags flapping in the wind. This allowsevery trekker to marvel at why the country is called a “walker’s paradise”. This is truly a land of magic, meditation, and shamanism. Langtang is also the region of ancient Tibetan monasteries, rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, snow-capped Himalayas, and many sacred lakes, or what the devout practitioners call the “Kunda”.

Description of Trip

Everything will be organized for your trip so you can relax and focus on your spirituality and connecting with the splendour of the majestic Himalaya Mountains. Each day there will be time set aside for yoga, meditation with our yoga and meditation instructor who will be there to guide you along your journey. The 13-day Tamang Heritage and Langtang Trek will incorporate yoga, meditation, retreat style facilitation and whitewaterrafting. We will begin with a day’s bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi or Dan (Thembuche) The actual trek begins from Syabrubesi, we head upward to Thembuche and then onto the Tatopani hot springs. This will be the perfect way to acclimatize and get used to the Himalayan environments. We then trek back via Syabrubesi and Thulo Syabribesi to Cholanpass and then head to Gosaikunda Lake.The group will pause here and spend two full days of meditation in this glorious environment.After that we will trek back down to Dhumuche for thenight.

Description of Gosaikunda Lakes

Gosaikunda Lakes lies to the north of Kathmandu. The Gosaikunda loop is a quite remote and thinly populated area. Gosaikunda, a glacier lake, is the most famous one with several other glacial lakes adjoining it. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lakes during the full- moon festival in August. The story that the Hindu people believe is that one of the Supreme Hindu Gods, Lord Shivawas intoxicated by drinking a massive amount of poison and then felt thirsty so he hit the stone with his trident, which created the lakes. In the same place Lake Gosaikunda originates the Hindu people believe that the image of Lord Shiva can be seen in the middle surface of the water. The lake is also sacred to Buddhists. Pilgrims that journey to the lake believe that taking a dip into the lake will clean all their sins.

This is a journey with numerous highlights and boasts stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna massif mountains as far as you can see. The Tamang and Sherpa people living here physically and culturallyresemble that of the Tibetan people and their unique lifestyle is still thriving under their traditional attitudes and way of life. Their ancestors are believed to have descended from Tibet many centuries ago. Abundant wildlife, intense forest teaming with wild flowers and animal species, adds interest to this trek for nature lovers.

Itinenary

Day 1. Arrive in Kathmandu and be welcomed by your Whitewater Adventures Nepal (WWAN)trip leader at the airport. Transfer to your hotel and relax and recover from your journey. We will then go for our welcome dinner at a restaurant nearby and have a group meeting about the trip starting the next day.

Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2.After breakfast we drive in private chartered bus from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,460M) or Dan (Thumbuche)(1780M) which will take approximately 6 hours. We will have lunch along the way and then when we arrive spend time acclimatizing and getting familiar with this amazing environment.

Overnight in lodge in Syabrusesi.

Day 3.Trek to Tatopani.

Leaving Thumbuchewe begin our journey and trek up into the mountains and along the way experience breathtaking views of the Himalaya.  At lunchtime we will have time to do some meditation and cultivate stillness of mind and heart in this rich magnificent landscape. Trek in the afternoon to Tatopani (2608m). There are hot springs to enjoy.

Overnight in Guesthouse in Tatopani

Day 4.Trek back to Sybrubesi. This will enable the group to become acclimatized to the surroundings and allow time for deep spiritual immersion through yoga and meditation.

Overnight in Guest House in Sybrubesi.

Day 5.Trek to Thulo Syabrubesi

Today the trekking will be more familiar and you will start to get into a routine. Experience the wild rugged terrain and see the local Nepali people living their traditional way of life. Have lunch and then walk along the beautiful track in the afternoon to your destination Thulo Syabrubesi ( 2210 metres ).

Overnight in Guest House in Sybrubesi.

Day 6.Trek to Cholangpaii

The path winds up and up and today will be a big ascent, and you will feel on top of the world with mountainous views in every direction. Enjoy the wildflowers and alpine terrain and experience the friendly waves and greeting of the traditional local people and observe their culture. Have lunch and then trek up to Cholangpaii (3580 metres).

Overnight in Guesthouse in Cholangpaii.

Day 7.Trek to  Gosaikunda. Today you will trek all the way up to a high elevation and this will give you feelings of excitement and exhilaration. The beautiful terrain is like none other as you climb higher into the Himalayan Mountains. Have lunch and then trek to your stopping point for 3 nights at the spectacular Lake Gosaikunda

Enjoy a well-deserved break. Overnight in Guest House in Gosaikunda. (4380 metres)

Day 8 and 9 Gosaikunda yoga, meditation, retreat and relaxation for two days around thebeautiful lake. We will spend two days doing yoga and meditation in the stunning Nepalese Himalaya.Overnight in lodge both nights.

Day 10.Trek toDhumche

After being up at altitude for a couple of days enjoy the descent down the track to the village of Dhumche. Have lunch and then have a leisurely walk down to your overnight stop taking the time to observe the breathtaking mountain views.

Overnight in Guest House in Dhumche(2030 metres)

Day 11.After breakfast drive from Dhumche with private chartered bus to Devighat approximately two hours drive. Have lunch and get ready for whitewater rafting trip on Trishuli River. Go whitewater rafting on fun rapids of grade threelevel.Enjoy the beautiful river environment and the exhilaration of the whitewater rapids. Finish at Baireni village. Pack up and drive with private chartered bus back to Kathmandu approximately two hours drive. Enjoy a nice warm shower. Meet group for celebration dinner.

Stay overnight in hotel in Kathmandu,

Day 12 Spend the day doing some shopping and enjoying the sights and sounds of Kathmandu.

Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu

Day 13 Transfer to airport and fly home.

Cost Included / Cost Excluded

Cost Included

  1. Airport pick up and drop off
  2. Food while out on the trek
  3.  Permits
  4. Accommodation and food in lodges during the trek
  5.   Rafting gear, food and guides
  6. Transport to rafting put in point and from finish point to Kathmandu
  7.  Transport to and from trekking starting point
  8. Satellite phone
  9. Comprehensive wilderness first aid kit
  10.  3 nights accommodation in hotel in Kathmandu (we can

organize extra nights if people require)

  1. Trekking guide and porter
  2. Twin share room in hotel

Cost Excluded

  • Nepalese visa (this costs US 65.00 for 30 days and you need two passport size photos) visa can be issued on arrival in Kathmandu airport.
  • Extra snacks for the trek and meals in Kathmandu
  •  Extra Beverages while on the trek eg. Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Normally people tip the local guides and porter at the end of the trip
  • Meals in Kathmandu

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