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Spiritual and Inner Wellness Tour in Nepal

  • 11 Nights/ 12 Days
  • All around the year
Being rich in culture, traditions and magnificent beauties of nature, Nepal is one of the perfect destinations to experience wellness and spiritual retreats. The main objective of our wellness tour package is to discover your inner self by expanding your horizon and replenish energy inside you. In this Wellness tour package, you will experience a glimpse of the spiritual Buddhism knowledge, practice and Ayurveda wellness retreat with its healing power. Meditation, Yoga and Ayurveda therapy have been proven to the effective ways of aligning and healing the mind, body and soul.


Highlights

  • 11 Nights/ 12 Days
  • All around the year
  • Yoga, Meditation, Singing bowl therapy, Ayurvedic Massage, Heritage sightseeing, local market tour
  • Vehicle / Domestic flight
  • 20th December, 2021
  • 31st December, 2021
  • 2754 USD Per Pax for group of 2 - Get 20% Discount


Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2 Traditional Yoga & Meditation introduction session: Shirodhara treatment and sing bowl relaxation session for Chakra Awakening (B)
  • Day 3 Drive to Dhulikhel and hike to Namobuddha. Participate in chanting program at the monastery (B)
  • Day 4 Hike to Dapcha village and drive to Bhaktapur (B)
  • Day 5 Fly to Lumbini: Visit Mayadevi Temple & meditate under Bodhi Tree. Visit Monasteries
  • Day 6 Fly to Pokhara: Visit Tibetan Refugee Camp & Participate in chanting program at Monastery (B)
  • Day 7 Drive to World Peace Pagoda and hike to Kalabang. Lunch with hosted family (B, L)
  • Day 8 Drive to Rainsakot and visiting Sarvodaya Sewashram en-route (B, L, D)
  • Day 9 Drive back to Kathmandu: 126 km and 6-7 hours’ drive (B)
  • Day 10 Sightseeing at UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath Temple, Aarati: evening ritual (B)
  • Day 11 Rickshaw ride through traditional Market, alleys & durbar area: Get blessing from Living Goddess Kumari and transfer to Wellness home for Shirodhara (B)
  • Day 12 Departure (B)

Includes

1. Transport
• Arrival & departure transfer
• Kathmandu –Dhulikhel transfer
• Dapcha –Bhaktapur transfer
• Pokhara – Rainsakot - Kathmandu transfers
• Kathmandu – Lumbini, Lumbini – Pokhara flight
• Hemja transfers
• World Peace Pagoda transfer
• Kathmandu sightseeing
• Rickshaw ride at traditional market and tranquility transfer


2. Accommodations:
• Kathmandu (5Ns):
• Namobuddha (1N):
• Bhaktapur (1N):
• Pokhara (2Ns):
• Lumbini (1N):
• Rainsakot (1N):
• Bandipur( 1N):

3. Meals:
• All

4. Yoga &Meditation:
• Traditional Yoga session will long for 1 hour
• Traditional Meditation session will be long for 30 minutes
• Private yoga and meditation export

5. Sing bowl relaxation session:
• Sing bowl relaxation session will be long for 1 hour

6. Guide:
• Representative from Aarya Village Travel from arrival and departure assistance
• English speaking guide & Yoga expert throughout the trip

7. Taxes and Service Charges:
• All the applicable services charges and government taxes

Excludes

1. International Airfare, Nepal VISA Fees ($30 per person), Excess baggage charge in Domestic flight, Travel Insurance
2. Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
3. All entrance fees during sightseeing
4. Meals not listed in the itinerary
5. Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc
6. Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
7. Payment Transfer Charge
8. Hotels check out as per the hotel rules.
9. Any extra expenses incurred from flight cancellation or delay, sudden price escalations in hotels, transport, flight or any other items, any form of rescue

Detail Itinerary

1Day 1 - Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives from Aarya Village Travel shall meet, assist and transfer you to your hotel. As you enjoy the welcome drinks, you shall be briefed about the scheduled program while the rest of the day shall be at your leisure.

Arrive in Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu
2Day 2 - Traditional Yoga & Meditation introduction session: Shirodhara treatment and sing bowl relaxation session for Chakra Awakening (B)

You will start your day with Traditional Yoga and Meditation session for 3 hours.
1st hour: Introduction of Traditional Yoga by our Yogacharya (Yoga Expert)
2nd & 3rd hour: Motivational talks and Traditional Yoga & Meditation practice

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer you for Ayurvedic Massage follow by Shirodhara treatment for 120 minutes. It is a form of treatment in which warm, herbalized Ayurvedic oil is poured onto your forehead. Initially, the oil is streamed in dosha-specific patterns from the right to the left temple.

After treatment, you will have a singing bowl relaxation session for Chakra Awakening. When we relax with the sounds of bowls or the gong, our concentration improves and our emotional tensions and blockages are eased. If practiced properly and in combination with some pranayama and yoga postures, it helps you to enter into meditation easily.

After this, you will be free on your own

Traditional Yoga & Meditation introduction session: Shirodhara treatment and sing bowl relaxation session for Chakra Awakening (B)
Traditional Yoga & Meditation introduction session: Shirodhara treatment and sing bowl relaxation session for Chakra Awakening (B)
3Day 3 - Drive to Dhulikhel and hike to Namobuddha. Participate in chanting program at the monastery (B)

In the morning our Yoga Expert will conduct 1 hour’s yoga and 30 minutes meditation session at your hotel.

After Breakfast, drive to Dhulikhel and start the hike to Namobuddha. On the hike, you will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains whilst passing many Buddhist Stupas on the Hilltops. During this hike, you will walk through terraced farms crossing many temples, different types of landscape and the rich diversity of the people living in harmony.

Once we arrive at the monastery we can participate in a chanting program which starts from 3 pm for around an hour. The opportunity to interact with monks is truly a unique experience. Tonight we stay at the Namobuddha Eco Resort, a resort at the hilltop with a mesmerizing view of the Himalayas

Drive to Dhulikhel and hike to Namobuddha. Participate in chanting program at the monastery (B)
Drive to Dhulikhel and hike to Namobuddha. Participate in chanting program at the monastery (B)
4Day 4 - Hike to Dapcha village and drive to Bhaktapur (B)

Early morning, indulge in a yoga and meditation session that lasts for one and half hours.

After breakfast, hike down to the beautiful historic village of Dapcha, which permeates with an ancient ambiance. Here you can witness first-hand, the authentic village life of the Nepali people where you can observe the settlement of Newa and Tamang communities.

We then drive to Bhaktapur, a living museum of medieval art and architecture is a unique old town famously known as the ‘city of devotees’ as this landmark has a great influence over religion, culture and tantrism. It is a collection of pagoda and Shikhara-style temples assembled around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The Durbar square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces.

Pottery: Enjoy a leisurely guided walk at Pottery Square, where handicrafts are still made traditionally. Clay pots are spun and fired in the ancient ways preserving Bhaktapur’s thriving trade-craft. You can indulge and fashion a clay pot and learn about this fascinating process.

Hike to Dapcha village and drive to Bhaktapur (B)
Hike to Dapcha village and drive to Bhaktapur (B)
5Day 5 - Fly to Lumbini: Visit Mayadevi Temple & meditate under Bodhi Tree. Visit Monasteries

Early morning, indulge in a yoga and meditation session that lasts for one and half hours.

After breakfast, transfer to the domestic airport and fly to Lumbini, this takes around 35 minutes from Kathmandu.
Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, known as Buddha or the enlightened one. After getting short refreshments at the hotel, we can stroll in the local market to have a glimpse into the local lifestyle.

Short meditation session beside Mayadevi temple which is built on the exact place where Buddha was born. We spend some time wandering around the gardens. You can meditate under Bodhi Tree and relief your stress.

Walk inside the Mayadevi temple, built over the spot Buddha was born and also visit the Mayadevi pond, where Buddha's mother is said to have bathed before giving birth to him under Bodhi Tree: impressive tree covered in prayer flags beside the sacred pond.

Later we also visit the museum and the peace pagoda. Among many newly built monasteries, we visit some important monasteries like the German Monastery, The Nepali Monastery, Myanmar Monastery, Chinese Monastery, etc. in Rickshaw (tricycle).

Fly to Lumbini: Visit Mayadevi Temple & meditate under Bodhi Tree. Visit Monasteries
Fly to Lumbini: Visit Mayadevi Temple & meditate under Bodhi Tree. Visit Monasteries
6Day 6 - Fly to Pokhara: Visit Tibetan Refugee Camp & Participate in chanting program at Monastery (B)

Early morning, indulge in a yoga and meditation session that lasts for one and half hours.

After breakfast, drive to the airport and fly to Pokhara. Check-in at the hotel and after some refreshment, we drive to Hemja and visit Jangchub Choeling Tibetan Monastery. This 3- hour guided Tibetan tour is a unique opportunity to spend a day with a local Tibetan community inside Pokhara valley. Here you get first-hand knowledge about their rich Tibetan culture and traditions, you will also learn about Buddhism, medicine, arts and crafts, history, and their struggles as refugees in Nepal. Enjoy numerous cups of Tibetan tea/ snacks and participate in chanting at 3:30 pm (whilst drinking Tibetan Tea and you have drunk enough, it is respectful to leave the last cup full i.e. do not drink it or it is customary to refill an empty cup.)

Fly to Pokhara: Visit Tibetan Refugee Camp & Participate in chanting program at Monastery (B)
Fly to Pokhara: Visit Tibetan Refugee Camp & Participate in chanting program at Monastery (B)
7Day 7 - Drive to World Peace Pagoda and hike to Kalabang. Lunch with hosted family (B, L)

Early morning, indulge in a yoga and meditation session that lasts for one and half hours.

After breakfast, drive to World Peace Pagoda and enjoy the beautiful view of Pokhara city and Himalayan views from Stupa. After some rest, start hiking to Kalabang Village. The quaint tower offers an alternative to the frenzied viewpoint at Sarangkot, with an unparalleled panorama of the Annapurna Range. Across the valley, the buildings of Sarangkot appear like Lego, and the waters of Phewa Tal stretch out into the surrounding hills. Depending on the season, the line between sky, lake and clouds blur. We will have hosted lunch with a family and with locals, we will visit Pumdi village. Drive to the lakeside. Rest of the day free on your own.

Drive to World Peace Pagoda and hike to Kalabang. Lunch with hosted family (B, L)
Drive to World Peace Pagoda and hike to Kalabang. Lunch with hosted family (B, L)
8Day 8 - Drive to Rainsakot and visiting Sarvodaya Sewashram en-route (B, L, D)

Early morning, indulge in a yoga and meditation session that lasts for one and half hours.

After breakfast, drive to Rainsakot. En-route, we will visit Sarvodaya Sewashram (Old age home). It is located at a small township on Prithivi Highway and you can interact with old age people and you can share your experience of Nepal with them. Spend some time on the bank of Marsyangdi and lunch with old age people.

After lunch, drive to Rainsakot historical village, ruled by one of the royal family Drabya Shah in the 15th century. He became king of this region after winning the race in Ligligkot of Gorkha on the other side of this village. Several forts are around Rainaskot build in the 14th century like Kalika, Koteswhar, Mahadev, Thanimai, and others. Rainsakot is a historical village and the best place for a panoramic view of Himalayan ranges including Annapurna, Fishtail, Manaslu, Ganesh, Lamjung Himal, Buddha Himal, and Dr. Harka Himal. When you reach Rainsakot homestay, local people will welcome you in their traditional way. Overnight at homestay.

Drive to Rainsakot and visiting Sarvodaya Sewashram en-route (B, L, D)
Drive to Rainsakot and visiting Sarvodaya Sewashram en-route (B, L, D)
9Day 9 - Drive back to Kathmandu: 126 km and 6-7 hours’ drive (B)

Early morning, indulge in a yoga and meditation session that lasts for one and half hours.

After breakfast, we shall drive back to Kathmandu and the drive on the way itself is going to be amazingly unique experience as you travel besides the mighty river with some strong current almost throughout your journey with scenic greenery on both sides of the road along with human settlements thick and thin at different places. After you reach Kathmandu, you check in to your hotel, get yourself refreshed and have some rest.

we shall drive back retracing the same highway which we traveled through initially. It is a comfortable drive with beautiful views and numerous twists and turns. We stop at a beautiful resort for lunch and then continue our ride towards Kathmandu.

Drive back to Kathmandu: 126 km and 6-7 hours’ drive (B)
Drive back to Kathmandu: 126 km and 6-7 hours’ drive (B)
10Day 10 - Sightseeing at UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath Temple, Aarati: evening ritual (B)

Early morning, indulge in a yoga and meditation session that lasts for one and half hours.

After breakfast, start full day sightseeing at UNESCO Heritage sites;
Patan Durbar Square can be a very unique experience for visitors as they witness a distinct place for arts and architecture that is reflected on each temple, monument and palace building that were mostly built during the Malla period between the 16th to 18th centuries. In every corner & alley of Patan, you can see Thangka painters, filling color to ancient Gods and Goddess on canvases, fine metal shops that offer Buddha’s exotic, handmade brass sculpture at very reasonable prices. You can taste local cuisine as well in Patan’s alleys.

Then onward, the tour is headed towards Swayambhunath- A hilltop stupa from where you can see the magnificent views of Kathmandu Valley. The stupa, a tribute to Buddhism, consists of a dome at the base representing the entire world. The painted eyes of Buddha represent wisdom and compassion. A curly symbol, symbolizing the nose represents the unity of all things existing in the world. Prayer wheels surround the whole dome. The evening views of Kathmandu valley and sunset from the hilltop will be a memorable experience for you.

From there, the tour is directed towards Boudhanath. This is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and is one of the most imposing landmarks in Kathmandu. It is the largest stupa in the Kathmandu Valley. The 36-meter-high stupa of Boudha is one of the largest unique structures in the world. With countless monasteries around it, Boudha is the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. From above, Boudhanath Stupa looks like a giant mandala or diagram of the Buddhist cosmos and as in all Tibetan mandalas, four of the Dhyani Buddhas’ mark the cardinal points, with the fifth, Vairocana, enshrined in the center (in the white hemisphere of the stupa).

In the evening, drive to Pashupatinath Temple, a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located on the banks of the Bagmati River dating back to the 5th century. While the main temple interior is off-limits to non-Hindus there is a lot to experience in the surrounding area. Legend says that whoever comes here to worship Shiva will be reborn as an animal. Pashupatinath is a considerable complex of temples, ashrams, with images and inscriptions dating back centuries.

Observe an Aarati (celebration with lights) at the Bank of Bagmati River. The ‘Aarati’ at the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern side of the temple draws people in hordes. This evening ritual with chanting of Vedic mantras, the ringing of bells, burning of incense, and lighting of oil lamps, a band singing hymns in praise of god, playing of classical instruments, keep the people spellbound throughout.

Sightseeing at UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath Temple, Aarati: evening ritual (B)
Sightseeing at UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath Temple, Aarati: evening ritual (B)
11Day 11 - Rickshaw ride through traditional Market, alleys & durbar area: Get blessing from Living Goddess Kumari and transfer to Wellness home for Shirodhara (B)

Early morning, indulge in a yoga and meditation session that lasts for one and half hours.

After the yoga session, you can have your breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will experience and discover Kathmandu and its culture like a local on a Rickshaw ride. Our guide will meet you to begin your rickshaw ride tour through the busy streets of the Thamel area. We will pass through handicrafts shops merge onto a narrow alley full of the local shop called Ason Bazaar, a popular vegetable and spice market and the oldest in Kathmandu, around 1000 years old and finally arrive at Durbar Square, filled with centuries-old temples, palaces and shrines that are sure to enchant you.

Walk the square on foot and at around 4 O’clock our guide will take you to Kumari Ghar, a house of the living goddess. It’s the right time to see the goddess and get the blessing from her. At the same time, our guide will also explain the wood carving & architectural design of this house. Here you will also explore one of the hippie-era streets known as Freak Street. After exploring the area, we will ride back to your hotel on the Rickshaw by way of Indrachowk a popular local shopping is where you can drink a cold and fresh Lassi.

After the sightseeing, we will transfers you to Wellness home for Shirodhara treatments and relax.

Rickshaw ride through traditional Market, alleys & durbar area: Get blessing from Living Goddess Kumari and transfer to Wellness home for Shirodhara (B)
Rickshaw ride through traditional Market, alleys & durbar area: Get blessing from Living Goddess Kumari and transfer to Wellness home for Shirodhara (B)
12Day 12 - Departure (B)

Early morning, indulge in a yoga and meditation session for the last time before you depart today for your onward journey.

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Aarya Village Travel will transfer you to the airport.

Departure (B)
Departure (B)