8-Night Yoga Trek, Poon Hill, Nepal

From $1,339 NZD per person

Led by the renowned Purna Yoga & Treks, this magical experience combines yoga and mindfulness with a trek through the world’s highest mountain range. Connect with yourself while you climb toward the clouds, and find inner balance and harmony among some of the most spectacular scenery the world has to offer.

A gentle trekking schedule, healthy food, stretches for weary muscles, and pranayama exercises, will all join together to help you relax, reflect, and soak up the beauty that surrounds you.

2019 Dates: 19 Oct, 4 Nov, 14 Nov, 23 Nov, 4 Dec, 13 Dec, 24 Dec

2020 Dates: 25 Feb, 5 Mar, 14 Mar, 23 Mar, 6 Apr, 10 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 1 May, 9 May, 14 May, 4 Sep, 22 Sep

*Please note: prices listed are per person based on twin-share and are subject to availability.

Discover the magic of practicing yoga, high up in the majestic Himalayas.

Beginning in beautiful Pokhara, this trek is truly unforgettable. Each day will start with a short meditation and gentle yoga session, to bring you in touch with the beauty all around you. Then it’s time to lace up your walking shoes, and start the day’s trek.

There’ll be plenty of moments to stop along the way, and take in the awe-inspiring Nepali mountains, flowing rivers, and lush forests. There’ll also be time set aside for stretching, to prevent muscle strain. Afternoons will be saved for yoga nidra – guided relaxation, letting you reflect on the day’s experiences, and rejuvenate your mind and body.

Staying in authentic Nepali teahouses and mountain lodges along the way, you’ll finish this journey feeling closer to nature – and closer to yourself.

INCLUDED
  • Tourist coach from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • 1 night twin-share accommodation in Pokhara (pre-trek)
  • 6 nights twin-share accommodation during trek
  • 1 night twin-share accommodation in Pokhara (post-trek)
  • 3 x meals per day
  • Healthy snacks
  • English speaking guide
  • English speaking yoga teacher
  • Porters to carry luggage
  • All necessary equipment
  • Trekking permits
NOT INCLUDED
  • International or domestic airfares
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Beverages (including water)
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Return bus ticket to Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for staff
TIME
ACTIVITY
Day  1
KATHMANDU – POKHARA
Your trip will start with an early morning tourist coach from Kathmandu to Pokhara. During the 7hr drive, you’ll be treated to stunning views over the mighty Himalaya massifs, as well as green hills and dramatic river valleys.
You’ll stay overnight in Pokhara, and start preparing for your trek – including a detailed briefing, and any last-minute shopping or packing
Day 2
POKHARA – NAYAPUL – HILLE –  1,495m / 4,905ft – 4hr trek
After a 1.5hr drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, it’s time to start your trek. After a short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, you’ll reach Birethanti, a large village with shops and teahouses waiting to be explored. From there, the trail continues through the village, following the north bank of the Burungdi river, and climbing steadily up the side of the valley to Hille.
Today will be a short and fairly easy day, helping you slowly get used to the experience of trekking Nepal’s mountain ranges.
Day 3
IIE – BHANTHANTI – 2,250m / 7,380ft – 3.5hr trek
Today you’ll leave Hille, and begin your steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a big Magar village, situated at 2,070m (6,790ft). Here, you’ll need to tackle a steep stone stair climb, but there’s no rush – take all the time you need. The trail then continues its upward climb a little more gently, through forests of oak and rhododendron, towards Banthanti, where you’ll spend the night.
Day 4
BHANTHANTI – GHOREPANI – 2,860m / 9,385ft – 3.5hr trek
Today you’ll trek towards Nangethanti, still walking through a dense forest of rhododendron and oak. There’ll be the chance to take a break and rest a little in this beautiful setting. Then, you’ll be up again to walk another hour to Ghorepani, a quaint little village divided into two parts – an upper part, and a lower part a few hundred feet below.
Tonight you’ll stay in the upper part of Ghorepani, and enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Annapurna South and Nilgiri. At this higher altitude you’ll start to notice the chillier temperatures, especially in the evenings and early mornings.
Day 5
GHOREPANI – POON HILL – TADAPANI/CHUILE – 2,600m / 8,530ft – 7hr trek
It’ll be an early rise today, with a 4am start for the hour-long hike to catch the sunrise on Poon Hill, at a lofty 3,210m (10,530ft). If the weather’s clear, you can expect a brilliant spectacle, as you watch the sun inch its way over the mountains – and see its light dance across the high Himalayas.
You’ll spend 2-3hrs in Poon Hill, before heading back to Ghorepani to enjoy a hot breakfast; the perfect fuel for your trek to Tadapani or Chuile village.
 Day 6
 TADAPANI/CHUILE – KOT DANDA – 2,000m/6,560ft – 3.5 hr trek
Enjoy a gentle day of trekking through beautiful green scenery to Little Paradise. A private, secluded spot tucked away among the mountains, this is the perfect place to relax and drink in the peace and quiet.
This local family-owned teahouse has a big, beautiful garden area, filled with flowers and trees. Cows, rabbits, chickens, and friendly dogs roam free – and vegetables are grown in their own organic garden.
While you’re here, take a moment to gaze at the gorgeous mountain views on one side, and the sweeping view over the valley on the other. The facilities here are simple – but the surroundings are simply stunning.
 Day 7
 KOT DANDA – SHYAULI BAZAAR – 1,220m / 4,000ft – 4hr trek
Today you’ll choose either to stay in Little Paradise for a day of relaxation and yoga, or tear yourself away and continue down to Shyauli Bazaar.
If you pick the latter option, you won’t be disappointed. The trail passes through Gurung village of Ghandruk, with wonderful mountain views. You’ll wander down to the river Modi Khola at Shyauli Bazaar, and from here, you can still catch sight of the majestic Fishtail mountain.
 Day 8
 SHYAULI BAZAAR – POKHARA – 2hr / 4hr trek – 2hr drive
If you chose to stay in Little Paradise, today you’ll begin a 3hr walk to Ghandruk. Here, you’ll have some lunch in the village, and take in the views, before continuing for another hour to the lower part of Ghandruk village. From here, a jeep will take you on a 2.5hr trip back to Pokhara.
If you chose to visit Shyauli Bazaar, you’ll take a short, easy 2hr walk back to Nayapul, then drive 1.5hrs to Pokhara.
You’ll have one last night’s stay in Pokhara, then your unforgettable journey through the mountains of Nepal will have come to an end.
YOGA TREK ACCOMMODATION

Wake up to a new spectacular view every day.

While on your trek, you’ll stay at a teahouse or mountain lodge each night. Accommodation is usually on a twin-share basis. Part of the charm of this trek is the simplicity of the accommodation; the lodges are basic, with minimal facilities - and only some teahouses have hot showers available, for an extra charge. But what they lack in luxury, they make up for with location, with many offering stunning mountain views.

POKHARA ACCOMMODATION

Feel right at home in the Jewel of the Himalaya.

Pokhara is known as a yoga and meditation hub, with all yoga treks in the Annapurna region leaving from this beautiful city. This is where you’ll stay for the first and the last night of your trip - either at a comfortable Lakeside hotel, or in a guest house next to the Purna Yoga & Treks centre. All accommodation is on a twin-share basis.

After a day walking the Nepali mountains, there’s nothing quite like a good meal.

While you take your journey through the mountains, you’ll also be taking a culinary journey through the heritage of Nepali food. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the teahouse or lodge you’re calling home for the night, and lunch will be at local restaurants along the trek. There’s a range of food available at the teahouses – like rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes, soup, and even some Western dishes. To help you align with the yogic way of life, Purna Yoga & Treks recommend choosing healthy vegetarian or vegan options – and healthy snacks are also provided, if you need extra fuel along the trail.

Beverages and drinking water aren’t included in the yoga trek cost. Safe drinking water and hot or cold drinks can be bought at the teahouses – and if the days out on the trail leave you in need of a little extra fuel, various snacks will also be available to buy.

Follow the trail through Nepal’s hidden treasures.

Your journey begins in Pokhara, a beautiful city known as the ‘Jewel of the Himalaya.’ From there, you’ll travel through a smorgasbord of charming villages, peaceful sanctuaries, and gorgeous scenery – including Hille, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Tadapani, Kot Danda, Ghandruk, and Shyauli Bazaar.

The landscape changes at almost every turn. From rice-terraces and river valleys, to dense oak forest and waterfalls. And at the very pinnacle of this trek, is Poon Hill itself. Its spectacular panoramic views over the Himalayas will leave you speechless, and with a renewed sense of your place in the world. Thought of as a photographer’s paradise, there’s a picture-perfect photo opportunity everywhere you look – with the impressive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges on display.

Purna Yoga & Treks provide life-changing experiences, with the environment in mind.

Purna Yoga & Treks feel a sense of responsibility for the environment they work in, and are committed to upholding the values of eco-tourism. They encourage guests to use refillable water bottles, follow a strict ‘no-littering’ policy, dispose of all rubbish appropriately, and choose teahouses that rely on solar heating and gas for cooking – to minimise the impact of deforestation on the region.

Caring for their staff is also a top priority for Purna Yoga & Treks. Team members and porters are given all the equipment, clothing, and insurance they need – and all yoga treks are operated according to the guidelines of the International Porter Protection Group.

Purna Yoga & Treks has a strong commitment to increasing the wellbeing of their local communities; a commitment they’ve brought to life through the People Empowerment Project. Set up by Purna Yoga & Treks, and other local partners, the initiative supports young rural people in their education – providing work opportunities in tourism, hospitality, and yoga teaching.

Following the devastating April 2015 earthquake, Purna Yoga & Treks supplied aid to 8 affected villages in the Makwanpur & Dhading districts. They were able to provide more than 800 families with plastic tents, food, utensils, medicines and tin sheets for shelter. They also built 12 temporary homes for their porters’ families, and two temporary schools for 470 children – which are still in use today.

Payment
  • A deposit of USD200.00 is required to reserve yoga trek.
  • The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to start date of trek.
  • If booking is made less than 30 days prior to start date, full payment is due immediately.
Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to the Yoga Travel Co.

  • Cancellations received outside of 60 days prior to start date of trek are subject to loss of deposit.
  • Cancellations received from 59 to 21 days prior to start date of trek are subject to 50% cancellation charges.
  • Cancellations received 21 days or less prior to start date of trek will incur 80% cancellation charges.
  • No refunds will be made if you voluntarily or involuntarily leave the trip after it has begun.
  • No refunds will be made for no-shows.
Reviews

Check out what Purna Yoga & Treks guests are saying

Great trek and professional yoga teacher, everything is well arranged. It’s a hassle free trip for all the trekking beginners! 100% satisfaction!

KarlieNovember 2018

“I did Poon Hill yoga trek at the beginning of October. The trek was amazing and absolutely beautiful! But combining this trek with yoga made it an unforgettable spiritual experience. Prepare to do yoga in breathtaking scenery and learn philosophy behind it. Thanks to Manohar for organizing this adventure!!!”

BhavinOctober 2018

“I did the Poon Hill trek in October and loved it! The scenery was breathtaking, the trek was challenging but relaxed, and our guide/yoga teacher Maheswar was very knowledgeable and kind. Would fully recommend trekking with this company, and I hope to return to them one day for another adventure!

MandyOctober 2018