Yoga and Culture Tour of Nepal With Neil Haggard

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Imagine a holiday blending Nepalese culture with a daily yoga practice with a small group in beautiful surroundings and walks in local villages within view of the Himalayas! Your host and guide is Neil Haggard, a YAA certified Yoga Instructor who has been traveling to Nepal for the past 10 years.


Neil has selected 4 great locations in Kathmandu (Nepal's capital city), Pokhara and Begnas Lake in Nepal. After arriving in Kathmandu airport we bus to a wonderful old hotel in Kathmandu near the Monkey temple. A good sleep behind you, the sounds of birds and the city awakening invite you to your early morning yoga practice in the Pagoda room at the top of the Vajra Hotel.

After breakfast, we take a walking tour of Swayambunath, the Monkey temple which provides insight into Buddhist and Hindu cultures as well as stunning views of the city of Kathmandu. Several days later we bus to Pokhara, the second largest city in Nepal, where the pace is slower, shopping is great and after a quiet yoga practice we take a short hike to view the Annapurna range of the Himalayas! Four nights in Pokhara are guaranteed to provide a holiday atmosphere, relaxing afternoons, time to meditate and perhaps a walk to a Tibetan Refugee camp or the International Mountaineering Museum. We then take a 'silent' boat ride across Begnas Lake to the 4 star resort for 3 nights of peace in the foothills of the white-capped mountains. The food is excellent and we take walks to a school, an organic coffee plantation and farms. Of course, an option is take a nap, or to sit in the garden to enjoy a good book!

Then, it is a short 30 minute local flight back to Kathmandu for several nights in Hotel Tibet with traditional Tibetan style hospitality. Comfortable rooms, Yoga practice on the terrace in view of the Annapurna's and some visits to exotic Hindu temples and the largest Buddhist Stupa in the world are part of the itinerary. Lunch on a rooftop, coffee in the Garden of Dreams, a traditional Nepali celebration dinner leads you to an evening flight home, feeling relaxed and having experienced the fascinating culture of Nepal.

 

For further info, call Val Landals at the Adventure Travel Company 780-439-3096.