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Wellness Nepal tour
Chitwan National Park Kathmandu Wellness Nepal Trip

Wellness Nepal

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
13 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Balance yourself with yoga throughout
  • Hike pokhara’s hills with the backdrop of the himalayas
  • Enjoy healthy meals prepared locally
  • Visit g for good-supported sisterhood of survivors
  • Meet locals at barauli community homestay
  • Learn local recipes at cooking demos

Short Description

Seeking to attain inner peace? Mindful travellers come blissfully close on this 13-day tour of Nepal that envelops you in local culture and Buddhist history. Your adventure inward starts in Kathmandu with a calming visit to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the world's largest Buddhist shrines. From there, dive deeper into self-reflection mode with a two-night monastery stay that includes the option of meditation sessions with long-practicing monks. Then bring your newfound zen-ness to Buddha’s birthplace in Lumbini for an illuminating visit. Return to Kathmandu for one final night to reflect on everything you’ve learned about the country and yourself.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Kathmandu
End City Kathmandu

Travel Theme

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Destinations

Nepal

Cities & Attractions

Chitwan National Park Kathmandu Pokhara

Activities

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Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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Trip Includes

  • Your G for Good Moment: Sisterhood of Survivors Project
  • Kathmandu Your G for Good Moment: Barauli Village Orientation Walk
  • Royal Chitwan National Park Your G for Good Moment: Barauli Community Homestay
  • Royal Chitwan National Park Your Wellness Moment: Yog Nidra Yoga Class
  • Kathmandu Your Wellness Moment: Standing Yog Asanas Yoga Class
  • Kathmandu Your Wellness Moment: Boudha Meditation Program
  • Kathmandu Your Wellness Moment: Sitting Yog Asanas
  • Kathmandu Your Local Living Moment: Azom Monastery Guest House
  • Pharping Your Wellness Moment: Lying Yog Asanas Class
  • Pharping Your Wellness Moment: Azom Monastery Meditation
  • Pharping Your Wellness Moment: Yoga with your CEO - Lumbini
  • Lumbini Your Foodie Moment: Barauli Community Cooking Demonstration and Home Dinner
  • Royal Chitwan National Park Your Wellness Moment: Narayani River cycle and Yoga
  • Royal Chitwan National Park Your Local Living Moment: Barauli Community Immersion
  • Royal Chitwan National Park Your Wellness Moment: Yoga Session - Barauli Community
  • Royal Chitwan National Park Your Wellness Moment: Meditation - Rupakot
  • Pokhara Your Wellness Moment: Sunrise Yoga - Pokhara
  • Pokhara Your Wellness Moment: Morning Yoga and Meditation - Pokhara
  • Pokhara Your Wellness Moment: Shirodhara Therapy Session
  • Pokhara Your Wellness Moment: Yoga in Pokhara
  • Pokhara
  • Arrival transfer
  • Visit Boudhanath and Swayambhunath Stupas
  • Visit Lumbini Garden and Maya Devi Temple
  • Chitwan National Park jeep safari
  • Rupakot hike
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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Itinerary

Day 1 Kathmandu (1D)

Arrive at the joining point hotel at any time on Day 1, we recommend arriving early afternoon to ensure you can meet the CEO for a welcome meeting and yoga class for a good stretch after your long flight. Kathmandu is fascinating at every turn and a great place to just wander, seeing where the city may lead you. We recommend arriving a day early to settle in. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Meet & Greet Yog Nidra Yoga Class Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 2 Kathmandu (1B, 1L)

Throughout this trip we will practice yoga in classes and with our CEO. Asanas are performed as relaxation techniques and as physical exercise where they are often referred to as "yoga postures" or "yoga positions". Some asanas are performed just for health purposes, stress relief or physical exercises, in placing the body in positions/poses that promote awareness, relaxation and concentration. Combined with breathing exercises and meditation, practicing this technique in modern, everyday life helps to maintain long term range of motion as we age, and improves longevity. From a metaphysical perspective, the practice brings lightness, calm and a blissful feeling in the body, mind and soul. Additional Notes: If you book the optional Everest Flight, it is early morning, so you will have to forego the yoga class on this day. Included Activities: Standing Yog Asanas Yoga Class Swayambhunath Temple Visit Sisterhood of Survivors Project Bodhnath Stupa Visit Boudha Meditation Program Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 3 Kathmandu/Pharping (1B, 1D)

Upon arrival at the Azom Monastery, you will be taken by the calmness and serenity of the area. This is an active monastery and place of worship, and we ask that you refrain from speaking in loud tones, or making an excess of noise, and be sure to dress in a modest fashion. Our rooms at Azom Monastery are simple but comfortable with attached bathroom. The main purpose of the monastery guest house is to provide accommodation for the monks visiting the school to learn the Tibetan language. Meals are served from the kitchen of the monastery and are simple and vegetarian only, alongside the resident student and teacher monks. During the first dinner at the monastery, we will have ample opportunity to mingle with the monks. But please remember that monks are not very used in talking and communicating with visitors. Hence it would take some time for us to break the ice. Included Activities: Sitting Yog Asanas Azom Monastery Guest House Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours, 25km)

Day 4 Pharping (1B, 1L, 1D)

Rise early to join the Monks for a prayer ceremony, then take a lying Yog asanas class. Enjoy free time to explore the area, visit the town or other monasteries. This evening, join the Monks during their evening meditations. Included Activities: Lying Yog Asanas Class Azom Monastery Meditation

Day 5 Pharping/Lumbini (1B, 1D)

Opt to join the Monks for an early morning prayer session before transferring back to the Kathmandu airport for the flight, then drive to Lumbini, the Lord Buddha's Birthplace. Enjoy a tricycle tour to visit Lumbini gardens, Maya Devi Temple and other monasteries in this stunning UNESCO World Heritage area. Included Activities: Maya Devi Temple Buddha's Birthplace Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours) Plane (0.75-1.00 hours) Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))

Day 6 Lumbini (1B, 1D)

Lumbinī is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site and according to Buddhist tradition (as well as many historians and archaeologists) is the birthplace of Buddha. It is believed that Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BC. and then Gautama, (who achieved Enlightenment in Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Bodh Gaya, India around 528 BC), became The Lord Buddha and founded Buddhism. Included Activities: Yoga with your CEO - Lumbini

Day 7 Lumbini/Chitwan National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

In 2015, Nepal was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. G Adventures immediately responded to this earthquake and launched a campaign that would raise over $200,000 CAD for long-term redevelopment of the tourism industry in Nepal. These funds helped rebuild the homes of over 150 porters, local guides, resource poor women in the tourism industry’s homes, and the remaining helped purchase seven solar panels and hot water tanks to provide electricity and hot water to the community for the first time. The village has 14 individual cottages that are part of the homestay program, plus a community dining hall. The accommodations are simple but clean and comfortable. Barauli, home to the Tharu people, is a small indigenous community near the Chitwan National Park in Nepal. The park is a popular tourism attraction that is well known for its wildlife but less known for the cultural value that it has to offer 
travellers. Due to its distance from the typical tourism hotspots in the park, the Tharu residents have never been able to access the economic benefits of tourism. Limited opportunities for community members have led to engagement in illegal activities like poaching and deforestation in the park as a means of income diversification. The potential for added community income through the creation of the homestay program provides positive new
 job opportunities into the region. Included Activities: Yoga with your CEO - Lumbini Barauli Village Orientation Walk Barauli Community Cooking Demonstration and Home Dinner Barauli Community Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)

Day 8 Chitwan National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

This evening the community people will be show casing their cultural program during which they perform various dances including the Tharu Stick Dance. We suggest you to have your dancing shoes on as the locals will be inviting you to participate along with them. Included Activities: Narayani River cycle and Yoga Chitwan 4x4 Safari Barauli Community Immersion

Day 9 Chitwan National Park/Pokhara (1B, 1D)

Our hotel for the next 2 nights is located on a hill near Rupakot, a stunning natural heaven just outside Pokhara. The views across the valley and of the distant Annapurna Himalaya range are outstanding. The very comfortable hotel is surrounded by unspoilt and tranquil village life, wildlife and flora. There is a pool, bar and spa which can be enjoyed as optional activities. Included Activities: Yoga Session - Barauli Community Meditation - Rupakot Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)

Day 10 Pokhara (1B, 1L, 1D)

Rise early to witness sunrise over the Annapurna ranges and practice Surya Namaskar (sun salutation) Yoga. Later, embark on a hike in the hills to meet the local Gurung community and enjoy a picnic lunch. In the evening, relax with another meditation program. Included Activities: Sunrise Yoga - Pokhara Rupakot Hill Hike and picnic Meditation - Rupakot

Day 11 Pokhara (1B)

Nestled in a tranquil valley at an altitude of 827m (2,713 ft), beautiful Pokhara lies on a once vibrant trade route between India and Tibet. To this day, mule trains can be seen bringing goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalayas. This enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. It is popular place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. Included Activities: Morning Yoga and Meditation - Pokhara Shirodhara Therapy Session

Day 12 Pokhara/Kathmandu (1B)

Enjoy a morning yoga class before catching a flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoy free time to explore and opt to take a singing bowl therapy session. Additional Notes: If you book the optional paragliding, it is early morning, so you will have to forego the yoga class on this day. Included Activities: Yoga in Pokhara Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s))

Day 13 Kathmandu (1B)

Feel free to depart at any time today, but remember that check out time from the hotel is 12:00pm. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport Private van/bus, plane, bicycle, walking, 4x4.

Local Flights

All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Max 15, avg 12

Solo Notes

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Accomodations

Hotels (8 nts), monastery guesthouse (2 nts), homestay (2 nts).

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1. WEATHER Weather conditions in the Himalayas can change rapidly and our CEO may be forced to change the trip itinerary accordingly. Travellers need to be prepared for all weather conditions. For more information please read the "what to take" section of this trip notes. 2. FITNESS While there are no treks on this trip this will be a fair amount of walking, so you should have an average level of fitness. 3. DRONES IN NEPAL Please note that drones and the flying of drones are prohibited in Nepal. If you violate these regulations the police may take you into custody.

Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients.

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The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Rules & Other Requirements

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 9 dinners
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