Nepal Hiking & Yoga

      Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

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      Walker Wellness Retreats
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      42 reviews
      Nov 12 - 22, 2022
      Group size: 8 - 12
      Nepal Hiking & Yoga
      Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

      Walker Wellness Retreats
      • Email address verified
      42 reviews

      Nov 12 - 22, 2022
      Group size: 8 - 12

      About this trip

      Nepal Hiking & Yoga


      Journey to the rhythms within

      Journey home to the self on this 11 day/10 night all-inclusive wellness retreat to Nepal! Enjoy hiking excursions, yoga, and an amazing guide to take us around to awe-inspiring vistas! You will get the chance to enjoy the tastes, sounds and sights of this incredible country during this one in a lifetime adventure.

      General Info

      Food/Drinks


      We will consume a variety of local foods. Meals are provided every day, but you are free to go elsewhere if you wish at any point during the retreat. We want to make sure you have enough free time to spend it how you wish. No pressure to be with the group the whole time. Some alcoholic drinks are provided on this tour; however, you are responsible for paying for any additional beverages not included.


      Passport and Visa


      International travel requires your passport to be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip. In addition, please check with the appropriate consulate or embassy for the latest visa requirements. Nepal requires an entry visa fee that you can obtain on arrival and it costs 30 USD per person for 15 days multiple entry visa.


      Prior to your departure


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      Your Yoga Instructor & Guide

      We will be using a local yoga instructor for our yoga practice during this retreat. A yoga mat and space will be provided. Yoga will take place at the following times and in the following locations:

        

      Yoga at Kathmandu:

      13th and 21st November at Hyatt hotel at 6.30am to 8am


      Yoga at Pokhara and Mountain:

      15th November at Pokhara Grande Hotel: 6.30am to 8am

      16th November at Australian Camp : 6.30am to 8am

      17th November at Pokhara Grande Hotel: 5.30pm to 7pm


      Additional Information

      Please note that you will need to be vaccinated or show a negative COVID test. Please see requirements here:https://dk.nepalembassy.gov.np/guidelines-travelling-to-nepal-during-covid-19/
      Guidelines – Travelling to Nepal during COVID 19


      The following arrangements have been made for traveling to Nepal, in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visa-on-arrival Visa-on-arrival has been resumed as usual, i.e., as it was before the pandemic, which means that holders of passports of those countries that are eligible for visa-on-arrival will be able to avail that facility. If your country is listed for the requirement ofdk.nepalembassy.gov.np

      A couple tips for traveling to Nepal:
      Bring portable charger for phone
      Bring converter
      Bring a passport photo with you for your visa on arrival
      Make sure to take out money for small things you may wish to purchase as credit cards will not always be widely accepted.
      Use the XE app for money conversion
      Use up all your local currency before leaving the country
      Make sure you have purchased travel insurance
      Please make sure your passport has 6 months validity from time of arrival back to US.

      Do not give money to beggars that you see on the streets. Even though they look pitiful, your giving away of money encourages them only to beg for more. If you really care support one of many charity organizations working in Nepal.

      Be sure to exchange back all the Nepalese currencies before you leave. They are not accepted (or even exchanged for that matter) outside of Nepal . Besides, taking currency out of the country is against the law.

      Do not touch someone’s head or sit showing the bottom of your feet towards them. It is considered rude.

      Do not assume that “ganja” (marijuana) is legal in Nepal . It is not. Even though it is a common weed on hillsides you can get in trouble for picking it and carrying it for consumption purpose. 

      Do not assume that when a Nepali says “yes” or shakes the head in affirmation that it is a done deal or they agree with you. Re-confirm using simplest of words but being as direct as possible to make sure.

      Stay away from dance bars in KTM and PKR. These are tourist traps where they scam you on buying alcohol and food at much inflated prices. Some of these places have a history of intimidation and violence.

      All nightlife pretty much ends by 10 pm with only a few places around the Thamel area that may stay open a little later.

      Bring a universal plug and voltage adapter kit for your Electronics. Nepal uses 220V.

      Keep in mind that there may be an entrance fee to some of the common temples and public areas applicable only to foreigners ranging anywhere from 250R's - 700R's.

      Always have some tissue paper and hand sanitizer with you at all times – and note that some of the toilets may require squatting.

      Insist for a Running Meter in the Taxi. After 10 PM you do pay double of the meter fare however – that’s the commonly accepted norm.

      Avoid displaying food around monkeys around temples, as they are used to snatching it.

      Support the NON-Plastic Initiative, please limit your use of plastic items, and help make Nepal a better place.



      Currency: Nepalese Rupee

      Electricity Socket: 220v/50Hz electricity. Power outlets are compatible with European plugs (three round prong). Be sure to pack a universal travel adaptor so you can still use all your electronic gadgets.

      Language: With over 120 different variations, Nepali is the main language in Nepal however, in main cities, English is also widely spoken.

      As the tourism and trekking industry in Nepal is thriving, English is widely spoken (or at least understood) by most people that you encounter during your trek. From personal experience, while there are still a few sherpas who didn’t speak English, most of them could understand more than they could speak.

      What’s included

      • All Accommodations
        11 days/ 10 nights in superior rated accommodations
      • Healthy Meals & Snacks
        All meals are included
      • Pick Up & Drop Off
        Airport or local hotel pick up and drop off
      • Retreat Gift
        Massage
      • Transportation
        Support and transportation throughout the retreat
      • Safari
        Chitwan National Park Safari Activites
      • Intercountry flights
        All flights once you arrive in Nepal
      • Yoga
        Yoga classes as stated on the itinerary

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
        Airfare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal
      • Additional Items
        Souvenirs, drinks and snacks purchased throughout the retreat
      • Gratuity
        Gratuity of a personal nature i.e Bellmen, spa services, etc.
      • Insurance
        Travel insurance/medical insurance (Required)
      • Visa
        Visa upon arrival at the airport
      • COVID-19
        Any related tests or documentation required for entry ( if applicable )

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy

      Double occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for 2 people.

      $2,995
      Deposit: $500
      Single Occupancy

      Single occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for one person.

      $3,795
      Deposit: $500


      Itinerary

      DAY 1
      Kathmandu

      DAY 1

      Kathmandu

      Arrive at Kathmandu; you will be picked up from the airport and brought to the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Hotel. 


      6:00 PM - Welcome orientation in the hotel lobby area.


      7:00 PM - Group Dinner at the Hotel.


      Overnight stay at the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu.

      Your Organizer


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      Walker Wellness Retreats
      42 reviews
      Welcome to Walker Wellness Retreats! Thank you for taking the time to learn about us! We created Walker Wellness Retreats to share the positive impact travel can have with as many people as possible. Travel makes the world seem not so large. It opens your mind to new ways of thinking. Together we can use our diverse skills and experience of traveling the world to design and plan incredible adventures to bring like-minded travelers together to unique places around the globe!

      Reviews

      Phenomenal from start of finish, first-class accommodations in a private home, nestled in the mountains near Zion. Our retreat host/yoga instructor lead beautiful practice in the mornings and evenings, complete with mandala and essential oils. Yoga mats and props were provided. The beauty of having a van transport you to and from the park every day was a huge plus. The food was delicious and nutritious with plenty of options for the vegan or vegetarian. Breakfast was served and dining was serene outside on the deck overlooking the mountains and forest. Lunch fixings were laid out where you assembled, and then were able to put into your backpack and take on your hike. Returning from a day of hiking, we had restorative yoga in the evenings and then were treated to gourmet dinners with healthy and decadent options. The hot tub underneath the stars was a nice bonus after a day on the hiking trails. Sleeping rooms were spacious, showers were nice and clean with good pressure. Snacks were provided and we never were wanting for anything. Every need was taken care of for a particularly relaxing experience, unplugged. Hiking Scout's Lookout and Angel's Landing, one of our retreat members received the lottery and the Narrows opened up on our last day. The beauty of Southern Utah with the luxurious experience that Walker Wellness provides, we were very prepared with the Zoom call prior to the event. I will definitely be back, hopefully to Sedona or Yellowstone. Walker Wellness is the way to go!
      By Shari M for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on May 22, 2024
      Thank you for your kind words, Shari! We loved hosting you and hope to see you again soon at another retreat!
      By Walker Wellness Retreats on May 22, 2024
      WW
      The Zion / Bryce Canyon Hiking + Yoga Retreat was all I wished for and more! Super well organized, delicious food, lovely yoga sessions! Highly recommend!
      By Cheryl G for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on May 22, 2024
      Thank you for your feedback, Cheryl! We're so happy to hear you had a great time in Zion. We'd love to see you on another retreat soon!
      By Walker Wellness Retreats on May 22, 2024
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      JD
      Kudos to Alle(Alley cat💕) a superb yoga leader and retreat guide extraordinaire! I am fresh back from Walker Wellness’s Zion/Bryce Canyon yoga retreat and I have to say it is one of the best trip experiences in my life to date. The yoga was tailored to our group of warm, friendly, and interesting women’s needs. I feel so blessed to have met such a nice group of women! The parks were stunning and the hikes were spectacular! There were plenty of opportunities for photo ops and shopping in the parks and in the quaint town just outside of Zion. Meals were prepared by Amber who was creative and inventive and a smiling face every morning over coffee /tea and breakfast. And just in case meals were not enough there were plenty of yummy snacks available. I will definitely be planning another trip with Walker Wellness! My thanks and praise to Alle and Amber!!
      By Jill D for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on May 11, 2024
      The Zion & Bryce Canyon Retreat was INCREDIBLE. Perfect blend of yoga, hiking, nature and community. The food was delicious and nutritious. The facilitator Alle was an absolute delight. I'd highly recommend this experience!
      By Emily H for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on May 08, 2024
      Thank you Emily! So glad to hear to had a wonderful time. Hope we see you on another retreat here soon!
      By Walker Wellness Retreats on May 08, 2024
      WW
      This was a wonderful trip in most ways. It was a lovely group of people and we all got along well. The yoga and meditation that was offered was exceptional and did me a lot of good. The arranged tours were great and we learned a lot. The only issue was the Lucia Yoga retreat. The facility was sub par and the gal in charge was not proficient in English nor was she well organized. Nevertheless, we made the best of it and enjoyed what we could, despite some disappointments. Amy Walker was accessible from the start and helped with various questions and issues before the trip began and continued to assist as we went along. She was also a big help in the planning and arranging of the extension some of us went on. I am very glad I decided to join this adventure. It was awesome.
      By Kris K for Spain Yoga (Yoga Simple and Sacred) on May 07, 2024
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