Experience yoga in the shade of the highest mountain in the world with Everest Yoga trek, the yoga trek provides spiritual recluse accompanied by a magnificent up-close view of Mount Everest.
This 15-day trek starts from the classic starting point of every trek in Everest region, Lukla. The trek blending nature with yoga is very diverse with varying landscapes of lush green meadows, dense forests to close up views of pristine mastiffs. Passing through Sherpa villages, the trek heads to the heart of the Khumbu valley.
Anyone physically fit can complete this trek. Altitude is often the problem while on this trek. The trail route elevates up to 5,364m, risks of altitude sickness are very high in case the length of the trek is inadequate without ample time for acclimatization. People with respiratory problems must consult their doctor before heading out on this trek while others on trek must remain adequately hydrated.
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. Experience the complete blend of Yoga with the thrilling trail, beautiful landscapes leading to spectacular scenery in the shade of the Everest with Everest Yoga trek!
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 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.
- Day 1 KATHMANDU 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;
- Day 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;
- Day 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 Pasang Lhamu 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, Thado Koshi Gaon, and Chhuthawa. Savour the beauty of well-decorated chortens, prayer rocks, prayer flags and prayer wheels on our way alongside the mesmerizing view of Kusum 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;
- Day 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 Dudhkoshi 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 Dudhkoshi River. Crossing the bridge, and following the lower riverbank trail, we climb into the forest over gravel and boulders and continue to Larja Bridge, past Larja D obhan. 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;
- Day 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, Ama Dablam and Thamserku peaks we advance to Khunde Tsamkhang (a Buddhist temple), built above the village of Khunde. We reach Hillary Memorial Viewpoint to see the 360-degree views of Khunde, Namche, Ama Dablam, 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;
- Day 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;
- Day 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, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawache, and Kwangde on the way.
Overnight in Khumjung;
- Day 8 TREK TO PHORTSE
Early in the morning, we leave for Phortse after Yoga and breakfast. Walking downhill until Pangboche 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 Phortse;
- Day 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;
- Day 10 TREK TO TENGBOCHE
We begin the trek to Tengboche through an easy trail to Phunki Thanga. 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;
- Day 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 trek.
Overnight at Namche;
- Day 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 Thado Koshi. 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 trek.
Overnight stay at teahouse in Lukla;
- Day 13 KATHMANDU
It is a buffer day as the flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are sometimes canceled due to weather conditions. So, to avoid the impact of cancelled flights on your departure plans a day is reserved as buffer day.
- Day 14 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.
Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Teahouse: 9 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 1 Night(s)
- Entrance fees
- Mountain Flight
- Airport Transfers
- Travel Map
- Farewell/Welcome Dinner
- Guide Insurance
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