The word yoga comes from Sanskrit. It means to join, to unite, to balance. It is said that yoga was created thousands years ago, both in India and in Nepal, by wise men for harmonizing their body and their mind. Nowadays yoga is adjusting to the modern times and facilities.
In India, Swami Ram Dev has nicely added the aerobic techniques to the classical yoga postures called “asanas” and to the yoga breathing called “Pranayama”. He is training thousand people together, and healing many diseases. His yoga program is spread worldwide by Television, including Nepal.
The Yoga and Trekking Program combines two of Nepal 's most distinct traditions. Introducing yoga into the trekking experience allows for a richer appreciation of the physical and mental landscape as the body and mind are opened through daily meditation, yoga, massage, and trekking.
The combination of these elements creates a more fulfilling physical exercise while strengthening and opening the mind for greater relaxation and awareness… all within the beautiful natural environment provided by the Himalayas. The program is open for all experience levels and ages and is a unique opportunity for those interested in the strengthening of both the body and mind.
Adrift adventures organizing propose a New and unique trekking package in the Himalayas, with yoga training for every trekking day. Yoga is a natural way to acclimatize faster in the Himalayas. A daily morning Himalayan yoga activates the energy before trekking. The easy adapted Pranayama exercises used during the trek make the breathing more comfortable, especially for the trekkers who are not used to the high mountains. The evening stretching exercises and postures, after trekking, helps to eliminate the tenses and the toxins generated by trekking. After stretching, relaxation and meditation prepare a better sleep.
Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Mar-May)
Highest access of the Trek
-10 to 15 Celsius
Chettries, mahara, bohara Jhkari, Lohar
Mode of the trek
Most attraction of the Trek
Off touristy route and authentic Nepalese life style
the first two days of the program are spent at the Sadhana Yoga Retreat Centre. Sadhana Yoga is located just outside Pokhara, in the foothills of the Himalayas and surrounded by nature. The facility is removed from the sounds and rush of the city itself and overlooks the Lake Fewa toward the World Peace Pagoda. The location is the perfect site for meditation, yoga, and relaxation. The meditation and yoga emphasized in the first days will prepare the mind and body for trekking.
Morning Hyaking to (Santi Stupa 1.30hr or Sharankot View Point 2hr. Depending on Weather) Same Schedule as above.
After 2 days of preparation Ananda Yoga Center, during which a full briefing and orientation will be given on trek routes and precautions (as well as cultural education), our participants will depart for their trek. From this point, the trip will be run and supported by an experienced guide, yoga expert and masseur, and porter.
The final 2 / 3 days of the program are spent at Sadhana Yoga to heal any weary muscles or joints, as well as a period of relaxation after trekking. The following facilities and offerings are available to calm the body and mind:
Whole body massage aromatic steam bath mud bath yoga stretch and meditation guided relaxation elaxing atmosphere wonderful family environment (Farewell Dinner) traditionally prepared meals.
All of the tour/trek on this website has been designed with flexibility in mind. Your itinerary and requests are most welcome and departures are never fixed. There are many possibilities for trekking in this region Please feel free to email or call us, any time, so that we can custom tailor a program for you.