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Sammen med vores gode samarbejdspartner ude i Vest-Nepal, tæt ved Pokhara, byder vi på 11 dage med trekking, hvor vi oplever varmen og gæstfriheden i Gurung-stammen og fordyber os i Hatha og Kundalini Yoga i de smukke fredelige omgivelser. Rejsen er for en lille international gruppe, og deltagerne kommer fra hele verden og mødes i Kathmandu.
Begnas lake er også et virkeligt godt ayurveda sted, og vil du gerne kombinere retreatet men et længere ophold og ayurvediske behanlinger, så er det en oplagt. Vi skræddersyr gerne din rejse, så du får det hele med – fly, ayurveda, yoga og retreat. For mere om ayurveda ophold se HER.
ABOUT THE TOUR
During this amazing trip, we will experience the warmth and hospitality of the Gurung tribe by staying at homestays run by families and exploring their very nutritious and interesting cuisine. In addition we will be practicing traditional Hatha and Kundalini Yoga in its very birthplace and with uninterrupted views of the Himalaya.
The second half of the trip will be spent on the banks of the pristine Begnas Lake where we will be able to immerse ourselves in a more serious practice of Yoga, while being introduced to Ayurvedic principles and relaxing in peaceful surroundings.
The best part about this trip is we will have a very good experience of the mountains and culture, but will be comfortable at all times as we will not be going over 2000 metres. This means that altitude is not going to be a problem and that it is going to be warmer, greener and more conducive for Yoga than if we were to go to the higher mountains.
During the trek we will be staying at local lodges and home stays. The accommodation will be in small, charming family-run places which are clean and serve good, wholesome food. At the home stays we will also be treated to local delicacies and cultural engagements.
Located on the southern banks of Begnas Lake, 12 Km East of Pokhara city, the resort is completely cut-off from the chaos prevalent in the rest of Nepal. The resort itself does not have any direct road access and the only way to get there is a 20 minute boat-ride from ‘Begnas Bazaar‘ or a 10 minute walk down a forested path from the closest village ‘Sundari Danda’. Truly peaceful and surrounded by nature.
For the past ten years, the resort has been reviving Ayurvedic practices of the region with a full complement of certified doctors, therapists and a kitchen that turns out delicious, nutritious Ayurvedic food. In addition, the resort grows most of their fresh produce in-house using organic methods and follows a policy of environmental responsibility.
Having started practising yoga at seven years of age, Ramesh was introduced to a variety of yoga practices by his parents who continue to maintain the spiritual and cultural traditions of Nepal.
With plenty of experience overseas as well in Nepal, Ramesh has been teaching Hatha Yoga, Mantra, Pranayama and Nada yoga for the last decade. The incorporation of singing bowls, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yantra imagery and Mantra into a foundation of Hatha yoga practices ensure that Ramesh’s students enjoy an enriched yoga experience that unites both the physical and spiritual elements of these traditions.
TREKKING I BJERGTAGENDE HIMALAYA.
VILLAGE WALKS & TEMPLE BESØG.
YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT.
You will be picked up early in the morning from a location of your choice within Kathmandu. Once we exit Kathmandu valley, we drive west along the Prithvi highway till Dumre and then head north to Besisahar. The drive is scenic and follows first the Trisuli and later the Marsyangdi river. Khudi is a small town frequented by trekkers starting out on the Annapurna Circuit. In the evening we will have a short introduction to the yoga teacher and the rest of the group followed by our first lesson.
Overnight at a lodge in Besisahar.
After breakfast our trek begins. We head out into the hills to the North-west of Besisahar. It is a beautiful walk through the fertile fields, villages, forest and many waterfalls along the way. After a short climb up, we reach Ghalegaun village, a beautiful Gurung village which is very well known for it’s warm and welcoming people.
Overnight at homestay in Ghalegaun.
This is a rest day as well as a chance to explore Ghalegaun village. Wake up early in the morning for beautiful sunrise with mountains and breakfast with the homelike environment of your Gurung family. We will explore the village; experience their traditional lifestyle, culture and religious practices. In the evening, we might have the chance to see a cultural show. The Gurung people are very social; local music, singing and dancing with the rest of the village in the evenings is an important part of their lives.
Overnight at homestay in Ghalegaun.
After a leisurely breakfast, our trek leads to the village of Ghanpokhara. This village is smaller and the people lead a much more traditional lifestyle. This area is famous for honey-hunters who harvest honey from the forest and foragers who know every inch of their forests. After a short break, we continue to the village of Bhujung.
Lying within the Annapurna Sanctuary National Park, Bhujung contains the largest Gurung population in the area, with over 400 households that pride themselves on their rich cultural heritage. They generate their own electricity supply, and are considered pioneers in conservation and development in the area.
Overnight at homestay in Bhujung.
This is going to be our longest day of walking and after an early Yoga session and breakfast, we leave for Pasagaun. This trail sees very few tourists and is unspoilt, this is a very good place for us to spot wildlife. In the early afternoon, we will reach a pristine village of over 200 houses called Pasagaun. Untouched by modernity, this village has retained its traditional feel, evident in its architecture, culture and food. Besides the village, there are local caves to visit and we might even see locals extracting slate for roofs from the local quarry.
Overnight at homestay in Pasagaun.
From Pasagaun we head south towards Pokhara valley. As the day progresses, we will drop to lower altitudes and we will notice a gradual change in the flora, fauna as well as the local people. The villages in these areas are a lot more mixed with many different ethnic groups living together in harmony. It is also a lot more tropical and busier. Once closer to the main road we will be picked up by a vehicle and drive to Begnas Lake Resort to relax after our days in the mountains.
Overnight at Begnas Lake Resort.
Two 90 minute yoga/meditation sessions, morning 06:30 and evening 16:30.
Activities during the day can be made, fx:
Hikes/village visit – the area around Begnas is full of interesting trails and places to visit
Visit to Pokhara town
Visit to Siddha cave which is often visited by Yogis
Introduction to Ayurveda talk with our in-house doctors
Ayurvedic cooking class with one of our chefs
Spending time by the lake, swimming or taking a boat-ride
Overnight at Begnas Lake Resort.
In the morning after a final morning yoga session we drive back to Kathmandu.
Per person i delt dobbeltværelse
Tillæg for enkeltværelse: 1.200 kr
15. – 25. november 2020
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