Spiritual and Inner Wellness Tour in Nepal
11 Nights/ 12 Days
All around the year
Yoga, Meditation, Singing bowl therapy, Ayurvedic Massage, Heritage sightseeing, local market tour
Vehicle / Domestic flight
Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2 Traditional yoga & meditation introduction session: Shirodhara treatment and singing bowl relaxation session for chakra awakening (B)
Day 3 Drive to Dhulikhel and hike to Namobudda: 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
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)
• Arrival & departure transfer
• Kathmandu to Dhulikhel transfer
• Dapcha to Bhaktapur transfer
• Pokhara to Rainsakot to Kathmandu transfers
• Kathmandu to Lumbini, Lumbini to Pokhara flight
• Hemja transfers
• World Peace Pagoda transfer
• Kathmandu sightseeing
• Rickshaw ride at traditional market and tranquility transfer
• Kathmandu (5Ns):
• Namobuddha (1N):
• Bhaktapur (1N):
• Pokhara (2Ns):
• Lumbini (1N):
• Rainsakot (1N):
• All breakfast
• One lunch at Kalabang
• One full board at Rainsakot
4. Yoga &Meditation:
• Traditional Yoga session will long for 1 hour
• Traditional Meditation session will be long for 30 minutes
• Private yoga and meditation expert
5. Relaxation session:
• Sing bowl relaxation session for 1 hour
• Shirodhara treatment session for 1 and half hour
• 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
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
Arriving at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, you'll be met by a representative from Aarya Village Travel who will assist and escort you to your hotel. As you savor welcome drinks, you'll receive a briefing about your enriching Spiritual and Wellness journey across Nepal. The remainder of the day is yours to relax and unwind.
Begin your Spiritual and Wellness retreat in Nepal with an immersive Traditional Yoga and Meditation session lasting three hours:
1st hour: Introduction to Traditional Yoga by our Yogacharya (Yoga Expert)
2nd & 3rd hour: Motivational talks and practice of Traditional Yoga & Meditation
After a nourishing breakfast, you'll be treated to an Ayurvedic Massage followed by a transformative Shirodhara treatment, a therapeutic practice where warm, herbalized Ayurvedic oil is gently poured onto your forehead. The oil's flow follows dosha-specific patterns, promoting balance and relaxation.
Following your treatment, indulge in a singing bowl relaxation session for Chakra Awakening. The soothing sounds of bowls and gongs enhance concentration, alleviate emotional tensions, and facilitate meditation. This experience is complemented by pranayama and yoga postures. Afterward, enjoy free time at your leisure.
After breakfast, journey to Dhulikhel and embark on a scenic hike to Namobuddha for a remarkable Buddhist cultural encounter. Along the hike, savor breathtaking mountain vistas while passing numerous hilltop Buddhist Stupas. Traverse terraced farms, temples, and diverse landscapes that showcase the harmonious life of local communities.
Upon reaching the monastery, participate in a soul-enriching chanting program commencing at 3 pm, offering a unique chance to interact with monks. Overnight accommodations await at the Namobuddha Eco Resort, perched atop a hill with captivating Himalayan views.
Start a day with a rejuvenating 1.5-hour yoga and meditation session, followed by a hearty breakfast. Descend to the charming historic village of Dapcha, immersed in ancient charm. Witness the authentic daily life of Nepali communities, including the Newa and Tamang settlements.
Next, journey to Bhaktapur, a living testament to medieval art and architecture, earning it the moniker 'city of devotees.' This captivating town boasts pagoda and Shikhara-style temples, encircling the fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. Explore the architectural marvels of Durbar Square, and engage in a leisurely guided walk at Pottery Square to witness traditional craftsmanship.
Begin your day with a invigorating 90-minute yoga and meditation session. Following breakfast, embark on a Buddhist cultural journey by flying to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. After a brief hotel stop for refreshments, explore the local market. Meditate briefly at Mayadevi temple, the birthplace of Buddha, and meander through serene gardens. Experience tranquility under the Bodhi Tree. Explore the Mayadevi temple and pond, rich in history. Discover the museum, peace pagoda, and prominent monasteries, traveling by rickshaw.
Start your day with a rejuvenating 90-minute yoga and meditation session. Post breakfast, fly to Pokhara and check-in at your hotel. After freshening up, head to Hemja to explore Jangchub Choeling Tibetan Monastery on a unique 3-hour guided spiritual tour. Immerse in the rich Tibetan culture, learning about Buddhism, medicine, arts, history, and their resilience as refugees. Savor Tibetan tea and snacks while engaging in afternoon chanting. (Note: Respectfully leave the last cup of Tibetan tea full.)
Begin your day with a invigorating 90-minute yoga and meditation session. After breakfast, set out on a Nepal vacation with a drive to World Peace Pagoda, reveling in stunning vistas of Pokhara and the Himalayas. Following a break, embark on a hike to Kalabang Village, offering a serene alternative to Sarangkot. Enjoy panoramic Annapurna views and the captivating scenery of Sarangkot and Phewa Tal. Share a hosted lunch with a local family, visit Pumdi village, and return to the lakeside for leisure.
Greet the morning with a soothing 90-minute yoga and meditation session. Following breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Rainsakot. Along the way, you'll have the chance to visit Sarvodaya Sewashram, an old age home, where you can connect with the elderly and share your Nepal experiences. Enjoy a peaceful time by the Marsyangdi riverbank and share a heartwarming lunch with the residents.
Afterward, continue your journey to Rainsakot, a historic village ruled by the esteemed Drabya Shah in the 15th century. Explore its fascinating forts like Kalika, Koteswhar, Mahadev, and Thanimai, dating back to the 14th century. Rainsakot offers unparalleled panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan ranges, including Annapurna, Fishtail, Manaslu, Ganesh, Lamjung Himal, Buddha Himal, and Dr. Harka Himal. Upon reaching Rainsakot homestay, experience a warm traditional welcome by the locals. Your overnight stay promises a truly immersive cultural experience.
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.
Kickstart your day with a invigorating 90-minute yoga and meditation session.
After breakfast, embark on a full-day UNESCO Heritage site tour. Patan Durbar Square showcases awe-inspiring architecture and artistry, a testament to the Malla period's grandeur (16th-18th centuries). Explore Patan's charming alleys with Thangka painters and fine metal shops, offering exquisite Buddha sculptures.
Next, head to Swayambhunath, a hilltop stupa offering breathtaking views of Kathmandu Valley. The stupa's painted eyes symbolize wisdom, compassion, and unity. Witness the stunning sunset over Kathmandu Valley.
Visit Boudhanath, an iconic UNESCO site and the Valley's largest stupa. Surrounded by monasteries, it's a hub of Tibetan Buddhism. Experience the spiritual ambiance of this unique structure.
Conclude your day at Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred Hindu site on Bagmati River's banks. While the main temple is restricted, explore the temple complex, adorned with ancient images and inscriptions. Witness an enchanting Aarati ceremony at Bagmati River, where Vedic chants, ringing bells, and glowing lamps create a mesmerizing atmosphere.
Begin your day with a revitalizing 90-minute yoga and meditation session.
Afterward, savor breakfast at the hotel before diving into a local experience. Embark on a captivating rickshaw ride through Thamel's bustling streets. Navigate through handicraft shops, venture into the historic Ason Bazaar with its 1000-year-old vegetable and spice market, and reach Durbar Square, an enchanting realm of ancient temples and palaces.
Explore Durbar Square on foot, and at around 4 PM, our guide will lead you to Kumari Ghar, home to the living goddess. Witness her blessing and learn about the house's intricate woodwork and architecture. Discover the iconic Freak Street, a relic of the hippie era. Conclude the ride with a refreshing lassi at Indrachowk, a popular local shopping area.
Continue your spiritual and wellness tour in Nepal with a soothing 90-minute Shirodhara treatment at the wellness home.
Start your day with a final invigorating yoga and meditation session in the early morning before embarking on your onward journey.
Around 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from Aarya Village Travel will accompany you to the airport, marking the conclusion of your enriching spiritual and wellness retreat in Nepal.