The Adventure Beyond the Senses in Nepal

Loding Tamakhani, Nepal

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Alexandra Van Schaik
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Oct 1 - 12, 2020
Group size: 8 - 16
The Adventure Beyond the Senses in Nepal
Loding Tamakhani, Nepal

Alexandra Van Schaik
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2 reviews

€1595
Deposit: €300
Oct 1 - 12, 2020
Group size: 8 - 16

About this trip

Discover authentic Nepal while we will take you off the beaten track with experienced guides to feel the energy of every place along the way. This journey, you will be guided by Alexandra Van Schaik and Laura Slavov.


Besides its astonishing nature, Nepal is abundant of culture and inspiring history. It has been a dream of both of us to visit this mountainous country since a long time and it seems like the greatest idea to visit with a group of like-minded souls. We are confident that Nepal will fill our senses and inspire us for many years to come! 


The idea behind this adventure is to cultivate a deeper connection to our five basic senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. Exploring what is around us through hiking, some yoga and meditation in different places. Visiting temples, enjoying sunrises and sunsets, overnight accommodation in the local tea houses and savouring the local cuisine.  


Let’s connect with the adventurous part that resides within each one of us that makes us vibrate with energy, curiosity and brings us back to our true joyful self. 

Itinerary

This wonderful trek in the lower Everest region, Solu, is designed to let you experience not only traditional Sherpa culture but also get up and close with Tibetan Buddhism. The area also offers magnificent views of Mount Everest and lots of other stunning mountains. The view from Pikey Peak is the best panoramic view in all of Nepal!


An insight for the itinerary:

Day 1 welcome to Kathmandu 

Day 2 exploring Kathmandu 

Day 3 transfer to Dhap (max. Alt. 2920m)

Day 4 trek Pikey Base Camp (max. Alt. 3640m)

Day 5 trek Lodey (max. Alt. 2515m)

Day 6 trek Junbesi

Day 7 trek Taksindu (max. 2960m)

Day 8 trek Chiwong Gompa

Day 9 trek Pahplu

Day 10 drive Pahplu to Kathmandu 

Day 11 free day in Kathmandu

Day 12 departure 

Guides

Laura Slavov, yoga teacher and a meditation practitioner from Bulgaria. She has been teaching yoga for 10 years and organising international retreats for 5 years. Her main passion lies in connecting people and she is inspired by group dynamics and nature. Laura has carried out successful retreats in the Netherlands, Italy, Bali, Greece, Bulgaria and Portugal. She moved back to Bulgaria to open her own retreat and transformation centre in the mountains and co-founded Balcanic: an outdoor experiences company that brings people in nature through outdoor activities. The foundation of b.quiet - the first modern mindfulness community in Bulgaria is her last addition in her busy life. 


Alexandra Van Schaik, yoga teacher and a meditation practitioner from the Netherlands. She has been practicing and teaching yoga for almost 10 years and the last 5 years mainly teaching in India, Sri Lanka and Europe leading yoga teacher trainings. Passionate about life, nature and human connection. Her modern approach to the understanding of ancient practices, makes her an advocate of modern mindfulness. 

What’s included

  • Lodging Kathmandu
    Hotel nights in Kathmandu (twin rooms)
  • Lodging trek
    Tea house accommodation (twin rooms) during the trek
  • Food
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner with filtered water (except days in Kathmandu, which includes only one or two meals per day)
  • Transfers
    Transfer from Kathmandu to Dhap and from Phaplu to Kathmandu
  • Permits
    Trekking permits and registration fees
  • First aid kit
    A first aid kit with basic supplies appropriate for the group size and trek route – if you require or are taking specific medications it is critical that you discuss this with us prior to your trip de
  • Guide
    English-speaking Nepali city guide for your sightseeing day in Kathmandu (day 2), with private transport and entrance fees into the sites
  • Flight to and from Nepal
  • Country entry and visa
  • Travel/Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses
    Souvenirs and personal items purchased during the duration of the trek
  • Local tipping
  • Battery charging
    We can’t know in advance what they may charge for such things in the different lodges along the way, so we prefer to leave this cost out, rather than pass along an estimated charge t

Your Organizer


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Alexandra Van Schaik
2 reviews
Passionate about words and teaching yoga a, I am teaching yoga retreats and trainings worldwide. In my life, -without even realising this until my late thirties- yoga and meditation have been a natural way of daily practices. At a young age, drawing, writing and walking were a form of meditation, allowing myself to observe the world around me, and using these observations in my story-writing. After attending my classes, you will leave with a smile on your face, I will find a way to let you feel good about yourself, and inspire you to become the most beautiful version you can be, while staying down to earth with humor and contagious laughter. My classes are not only inspirational but sweaty, dynamic, creative, fun and unpredictable. I teach Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. I believe that yoga starts the moment you have finished your practice, when you rolled up your mat and go back to your life. “What we learn on the mat, we take with us…”

Reviews

This was my second training with Alex, she is a great hostess and teacher. The training was very informative and because the group size was small we were able to get loads of one to one time and ask any questions. She provides lots of links to youtube videos, articles, playlists etc to further your knowledge after the course and is always happy to answer any questions you may have post training. The venue was beautiful, and the food was incredible! My only constructive criticism is I would have preferred having breakfast and dinner at the venue, as opposed to breakfast and lunch. Thank you so much for a wonderful and educational training!
I had a great learning experience with Alex in a small group of students. I learned a lot. The accommodation was comfortable, the vegan food absolutely delicious and the training deep. I learned important things that I will definetly need and use in my life. Thank you.