Everest Yoga Trek

Everest Yoga Trek and journey into the heart of the Khumbu Valley is protected by the mighty Himalayan peaks. For thousands of years pilgrims and seekers from India, Nepal, Tibet, and around the world have come to this area to practice yoga and seek spiritual enlightenment. Both Hinduism and Buddhism converge in this area making this an even more spiritual place where any yoga practitioner can meld their love for nature and the mountains, with their yoga practice and meditation.

This really is a special trip that includes a clean and delicious vegetarian diet, the opportunity to practice yoga among the Himalaya giants, invigorating hikes, and on the last few days meditation, massage and steam baths to continue cleansing and refreshing the body. This is so much more than a trek and so much more than yoga. If you love the mountains and enjoy yoga and wish to experience these majestic sources together, then this trip is for you and truly like no other yoga opportunity in the world.
Trip Code: EYT91
Starts: Lukla
Finishes: Lukla
Duration: 15 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 5380m/ 17650.9ft
Trip Views: 2126
Activities: Trekking
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Travel Style: Budget check Confortable Luxury
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Breakfast: 14
Lunch: 0
Dinner: 1
Private vehicle
Flight
Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Teahouse: 9 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 1 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

You should know yoga or willing to learn along with strenuous 5-6 hours walk a day. Yoga and meditation is a part of this program, but it's not necessary to take part in each and every session. Those who do not wish to take part in the morning 'Hatha' yoga session and evening meditation program, can have free time for themselves.

Why this Trip

  • This is not just regular trekking in Everest, it's more than that. This trek is for adventurous yoga lovers who want to not only deepen their practice but discover themselves with a strong connection to the beautiful mountains. This is truly a journey into the mountains and a journey into oneself.

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  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL
    This is going to be the first day of Nepal adventure. At the arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will be waiting with a placard-carrying your name on it. The airport representative will explain the program upon arrival and escort you to the hotel on a private vehicle; Overnight in Kathmandu;

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick Up Services
    • Guided Thamel Tour
    • Welcome Dinner
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    After breakfast, Kathmandu tour begins. Kathmandu valley is an incredibly diverse city with a breathtaking Newari culture, centuries-old Hindu and Buddhists cultural sites alongside a plethora of ancient monuments. The capital of the country and home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kathmandu, bridges modern facilities with centuries-old traditions and cultures with its tourist-friendly accommodations and the ancestral etiquette “Atithi Devo Bhava” meaning "Guest is equivalent to God". Throughout the day, most of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu will be observed. Overnight stay at the hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Sightseeing
  • placeDAY 3 : LUKLA/PHAKDING
    Almost all treks to Everest begins from Lukla so, early in the morning, a drive to Tribhuvan International airport (in a private car) for a flight to Lukla will be arranged. It takes 30-35 minutes to reach Tenzing Hillary airport/ Lukla airport. After reaching Lukla, the porters and the team members joining us on the trek will be introduced. The ultimate Everest Yoga Trek begins with a hike up through the beautiful town of Lukla to the PasangLhamu Memorial Gate. From the gate, the trail leading us out of Lukla, drops down to the village of Phakding, traversing the community forest and small Sherpa villages like Thalsharoa, Chheplung, ThadoKoshi Gaon, and Chhuthawa. Savor the beauty of well-decorated chortens, prayer rocks, prayer flags and prayer wheels on our way alongside the mesmerizing view ofKusum Kangru and the DudhKoshi River. It takes about 4 hours to walk downhill to reach Phakding. We will have a 2-hour Yoga session in the evening. Overnight at Phakding;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Flight to Lukla
    • Yoga classes
  • placeDAY 4 : TREK TO NAMCHE
    Our day starts with a yoga class in Himalaya in the morning before the trek. After breakfast in Phakding, Everest yoga trek continues. Crossing the bridge across the Dudh Koshi River, leaving Phakding our trail continues north, through the forest of pine, up and downhill past a few suspension bridges and small settlement: Toktok, Bengkar, Chhamuwa to Monjo. At Monjo, your guide will take care of the necessary formalities, before entering the Sagarmatha National Park. From the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park, we will continue on a trail which steeply drops down to the bridge across the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing the bridge, and following the lower river bank trail, we climb into the forest over gravel and boulders and continue to Larja Bridge, past LarjaDobhan. Crossing the Larja Bridge, enjoying the first view of Mt. Everest and hiking up the steep hill through the pine forest on a rocky trail to Mislung, the forest ends and the trail levels out from Mislung. From Mislung, the plain trail leads us to Namche. After checking into the teahouse, we will have yoga session of 1-2 hours. Overnight stay at Namche;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Yoga Classes
  • placeDAY 5 : ACCLIMATIZATION
    Two hours of a yoga class at Everest View lodge in the morning. To prevent Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), further up the trail, a day stop at Namche for acclimatization is a must. Staying active boosts, the process of acclimatization rather than simply resting. Therefore, we will go for an acclimatization hike – a full-day circuit through Khunde, Khumjung and back to Namche. Enjoying the wonderful view of Khumbu la, AmaDablam and Thamserku peaks we advance to KhundeTsamkhang (a Buddhist temple), built above the village of Khunde. We reach Hillary Memorial Viewpoint to see the 360-degree views of Khunde, Namche, AmaDablam, and Pachermo Peak. After exploring Khunde, through the potato fields we continue east to the largest village in the Khumbu region- Khumjung. We will be exploring around the village to see the Hillary School (a school established by Sir Edmund Hillary), the longest Mani wall in the Khumbu region, and Khumjung monastery which treasures a skull of a Yeti. Overnight stay at Namche;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Guided tour of Namche Bazar
  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO THAME
    Early in the morning, after two hours of yoga in the Himalayas, we head to Thame from Namche. Situated at an important junction along the old primary trade route to and from Tibet via the Nangpa La (pass), the trail to Thame leads west past a large array of colourful prayer flags and mani stone. Upon reaching the village of Thomde, the trail descends to the river and rises with a steep climb to Thame. It is also the childhood home of Tenzing Norgay, one of the first men to climb Everest (with Sir Edmund Hillary). Overnight at a teahouse in Thame;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

    • Yoga
  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO KHUMJUNG
    Our day starts with a two-hour yoga session before the trek. In the morning we visit Thame Monastery, then trek towards the Sherpa village of Khumjung enjoying the splendid views of Everest, AmaDablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangdeon the way. Overnight in Khumjung;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

    • Yoga
    • trek
  • placeDAY 8 : TREK TO PHORTSE
    Early in the morning, we leave for Phortse after Yoga and breakfast. Walking downhill until Pangbouche with an easy walk up and then descending to reach Phortse with views of the Himalayas. On the way, we will be able to see some wild animals such as musk deer, wild boars, mountain goat & many birds. We will have evening Yoga & meditation at the monastery. Overnight at Phorste;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

    • Yoga session
  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO PANGBOCHE
    Early in the morning after breakfast, we begin our trek from Phortse to Pangboche. Starting with a decent upon leaving Phortse, we follow the trail bending around the gorge which opens up to the marvellous views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest. After approximately 4-5 hours of trek, we reach Pangboche. We will have 2 hours yoga class in the morning before trek and 1- 2-hour yoga class after the trek. Overnight at Pangboche;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 10 : TREK TO TENGBOCHE
    We begin the trek to Tengboche through an easy trail to PhunkiThanga. Ascending towards Tengboche village which is home to the largest monastery in the Everest region, we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. The monastery is located within the Sagarmatha National park. Enjoying panoramic views of the highest mountains on the earth including Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, and Nuptse, we reach Tengboche. If we reach there early, we will most probably be able to witness a religious Buddhist ceremony. We will have a Yoga class in the morning before trek and 1-2-hour class after the trek. Overnight stay in Tengboche;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 11 : NAMCHE BAZAAR
    Walking downhill retracing our way back through Sagarmatha National Park accompanied by the stunning views of the glorious mountains we reach Namche. We will have 2-hour Yoga class in the morning before trek and 1-2-hour class after the trek. Overnight at Namche;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 12 : TREK TO LUKLA
    After our breakfast, we return back over the main track down to Dudh Koshi retracing our way back to Phakding. Following the track, we reach Lukla scaling different Sherpa villages crossing a suspension bridge above ThadoKoshi. This will be our last night in the mountains until next time. We will have 2-hour Yoga class in the morning before trek and 1-2-hour class after the trek. Overnight stay at teahouse in Lukla;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

    • Yoga session
  • placeDAY 13 : KATHMANDU
    It is a buffer day as the flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are sometimes cancelled due to weather conditions. So, to avoid the impact of cancelled flights on your departure plans a day is reserved as buffer day.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • placeDAY 14 : FREE DAY AT KATHMANDU
    After about 35 minutes of flight time, we land in Kathmandu and we’ll drive back to the hotel. Rest of the day is for relaxing or sightseeing around Kathmandu city or it’s up to you to plan whether to stroll around the city buying souvenirs or spend a relaxing day at massage. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Guided tour of city if required
    • Herbal massage
    • Shopping
    • evening prayer in Pashupatinath
    • Food and wine tour (Optional)
  • placeDAY 15 : DEPARTURE DEPENDING ON THE FLIGHT TIME, SWOTAH WILL ARRANGE THE TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT. THE AIRPORT CHECK-IN IS 3 HOURS PRIOR TO THE DEPARTURE TIME. OUR REPRESENTATIVE WILL MEET AT THE HOTEL AND TRANSFER YOU TO THE AIRPORT.
    DEPARTURE Depending on the flight time, Swotah will arrange the transfer to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time. Our representative will meet at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accomodation:

    Activities:

    • Souvenir
    • Airport drop
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
    • Standard/deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast 
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu along with entrance fees and a professional guide
    • Accommodation during the trek (or camping in case of need)
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
    • Authorized English speaking guide for the trek
    • Yoga Instructor
    • Two way Kathmandu- Lukla airfare with domestic airport departure tax
    • Equipment clothing for porters including their insurance
    • All applicable government tax
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation
    • All necessary paperwork and Everest Trekking Permit, Trekkers' Information Management System fees (TIMS)
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Complimentary
    • The arrangement of tea, coffee during the trek
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Map of Everest Base Camp
    • Occasional hot Shower during the trek
    • Sim card service(zero balance)
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Photos and videos of the trip(if requested
    • Certificate of appreciation
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee 
    • Excess baggage charge(s) for the domestic flight
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Porter for the trek
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their will so we try to keep group as small as group of 14 but it can be increased with the special request of the clients.
  • 5. Is Travelling in Everest Yoga Trek safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can boast as the one of the safest country in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. Everest is one of the most visited areas by the tourists so the service providers are professional and local people are respectful with welcoming hospitality towards the trekkers.
  • 6. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
  • 7. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    Everest Yoga Trek is world famous trekking region among the trekkers hence this region provides wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek. As you trek higher you should avoid meat for health purpose as it is not good to eat meat in higher altitude and also the meat is not very fresh.
  • 8. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 9. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private car/jeep/van depending on the size of the group for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Lukla on domestic flight.
  • 10. What is the best season for trekking in Everest Yoga Trek ?
    Everest Yoga Trek can be trekked all year around excluding monsoon season and winters. February to June and Mid-September to November are the best time to do this trek.
  • 11. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance for about 5500 meters. In case of emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical condition ask your tour leader to contact us ASAP so that we can manage helicopter for the rescue. You then will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 12. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear t to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
  • 13. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 14. Are we sure to get room while trekking ?
    We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
  • 15. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 16. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It is easier and cheaper.
  • 17. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    While trekking in Everest Yoga Trek you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
  • 18. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide's schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency cases. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 19. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 20. How many hours do I trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because, number of hours of walk really depend on client's speed. So it's really relative.
  • 21. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 22. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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