Enjoy trekking to one of the most popular trails in the world while connecting with your spiritual self. Annapurna Yoga Trek takes you to the Khopra Ridge, a discreet destination located inside the Annapurna region. The panoramic view of the pristine mountains and fresh air offer a unique opportunity to indulge in Yoga and Spiritual healing. The Annapurna Yoga Trek explores the Gurung villages en route to the grand spectacle of Annapurna Himalayas from the Khopra Ridge.
The 12-day Annapurna Yoga Trek begins at Kathmandu followed by a complete Yoga session to help you get ready for the upcoming trek. You’ll drive to the touristic Pokhara city that lies almost 200km west to Kathmandu. In the evening, you’ll indulge in another session of Yoga in the company of the serene Phewa Lake and the Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m). You take a short drive to Kimche on the following day. The trek begins at Kimche village and gradually advances northwest through scenic Gurung and Magar villages. The trail settles at the Gurung village of Ghandruk for the day. At Ghandruk, you can relish the sights of the Annapurna Himalayas while enjoying the Gurung hospitality and culture. From Ghandruk, you follow the popular trails along the Annapurna foothills for the first few days and trek past through magnificent rhododendron forests. You’ll reach the Khopra lodge (3660m) after passing Bayeli Kharka and Chistibung. You’ll wake up with the amazing sight of a beautiful sunrise with the panorama of Himalayas. You’ll indulge in Yoga every morning and evening throughout the trail. On the descent, you’ll retrace your path and trek down through oak and rhododendron forests. You’ll trek past Swanta and Ulleri villages en route to Nayapul. Afterward, you’ll catch a commute back to Pokhara. The trip concludes upon your return to Kathmandu. The perfect time to undertake the Annapurna Yoga Trek is during the seasons of spring and autumn.
At Nepal Ascent, we aim to provide our clients with the travel experience that they can only imagine. We arrange experienced guides who can help you on every step of the trip. Moreover, our services of transportation, accommodation, and logistics are also of the finest quality.
- Indulge in a spiritual meditation and healing experience in the Annapurna region
- Enjoy alternative Annapurna trail that is more peaceful and quaint
- Observe the traditional lifestyle and culture of indigenous Gurung and Magar tribe
- Enjoy seeing brilliant snowy peaks, including Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Fang, and Nilgiri
- Enjoy doing yoga in a different setting, climate, and surrounding
Arrival Day and evening yoga
Drive to Pokhara and evening yoga
Morning yoga, drive to Kimche, trek to Ghandruk [1960m] and evening yoga
Morning Yoga, trek to Tadapani [2630m] and evening yoga
Morning yoga, Trek to Bayeli Kharka [2900m] and evening yoga
Morning yoga, trek to upper Chistibung [2975m] and evening yoga
Morning yoga, trek to Khopra ridge [3660m]
Morning yoga, trek to Swanta village [2200m] and evening yoga
Morning Yoga, trek to Ulleri [2050m/6725ft] and evening yoga
Morning yoga, trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara and evening yoga
Drive to Kathmandu and evening yoga
Morning yoga and departure day
Upon your arrival, our representative will receive you at the airport and bring you to your hotel. You can relax at the hotel and talk to your trek guide and Yoga Guru. In the evening, you’ll indulge in a full Yoga session before heading out for dinner.
The day starts early as you have your breakfast and leave the hotel to embark on a scenic drive to Pokhara. Located almost 200 kilometers west to Kathmandu, you’ll drive through the serpentine roads and past the colorful settlements to reach Pokhara. Upon your arrival, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. In the evening, you’ll indulge in the spiritual session before having your dinner.
You’ll wake up early and do an outdoor Yoga. After having breakfast, you’ll drive to Kimche village located outside Pokhara. It may take 2 hours to reach Kimche located on the outskirts of Annapurna Conservation Area. The first day of the trek only accounts for a short climb of around 2 hours through the stone-steps to Ghandruk, a beautiful Gurung village. From here, you can catch the beautiful views of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m) from the village. In the evening, you’ll indulge in a full Yoga session before having your dinner.
After an early morning Yoga session, you’ll leave Ghandruk to continue uphill through the forested trail to reach Deurali. The trail on this day continues as you trek alongside the Kimrong and Luprung hillsides. After a brief rest, you’ll continue through the Rhododendron forests to reach the Tadapani village. Tadapani lies close to the popular Poon Hill trail. In the evening, you’ll indulge in a full Yoga session before having your dinner.
The day begins with a pleasant morning Yoga session in the company of the Himalayas. Leaving Tadapani, you’ll take a detour into the wilderness. A long walk from Tadapani will take you through rhododendron and oak forests towards Bayeli Kharka. The trail ascends above the tree line and follows a narrow ridge to Deurali and then heads directly to Bayeli Kharka. From here, you can catch the beautiful sight of Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m) and do yoga before ending the day.
After an early morning Yoga session, you’ll head forward through the grassy slope and green pastures. If you’re lucky, you can catch the sight of Danphe or Himalayan Monal, the national bird of Nepal. Leaving Bayeli Kharka, you’ll head out to Chistibung village. The trekking trail runs in along the foothills of the Annapurna South (7219m) and rests at the Chistibung village. Overnight at a community lodge with an evening Yoga session.
Leaving Upper Chistibung, you’ll encounter a steady ascent through alpine meadows and green pastures en route to Khopra Ridge. Khopra is an open ridge that offers the beautiful panorama of the nearby mountains. Once you reach Khopra community lodge, you’ll find the complete panorama of the mountains including Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7061m), Annapurna Fang (7647m), and Annapurna South (7219m). You can go for a short hike to Khopra Ridge viewpoint overlooking Kali Gandaki River.
After an early morning outdoor Yoga, you’ll begin descending. The trail will lead you directly to Upper Chistibung. From here, you’ll head down to Swanta village, a small Gurung settlement. Along the way, you can catch the beautiful sights of the surrounding with Annapurna ranges shining in the background. You practice dong some yoga sessions before you conclude the events for the day.
Leaving Swanta village, you’ll head further down the forested trail to join the main trail leading to Ghorepani. Instead of climbing downhill, you’ll continue uphill and reach Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, you’ll continue along the rhododendron forested trail to reach Ulleri village. Overnight in a teahouse lodge with a Yoga session.
Today is the last day of the trek. You’ll leave Ulleri and trek down to Nayapul. You’ll encounter the stone step followed by a motorable road here on. Once at Nayapul, you’ll catch your commute back to Pokhara. In the evening, you can celebrate the trek. A full Yoga session will be held in the evening before you travel back to Kathmandu.
You’ll bid adieu to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu. You’ll drive through the serpentine roads along the massive Trishuli River to reach Kathmandu. Once at Kathmandu, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. In the evening, you’ll indulge in a Yoga session and share your experience of the trekking along with the spiritual learning along the trek.
As usual, the day begins with yoga sessions. After the yoga, you have breakfast and prepare to pack your luggage. A company representative will accompany you to the airport. We hope that the trip had an impact on your life.
What's included ?
- A porter and his entire expenses.
- Accomodation at finest hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Airport pickup and drop facility.
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
- Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
- Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
- Insurance of guide and porter.
- Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu travel in a deluxe bus and Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara travel in a private taxi
- Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
- Lodge expenses during the trek.
- Nepal Ascent Treks duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
- Professional yoga guru
- Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
- Yoga mat
What's excluded ?
- Airfare for domestic and international flights.
- Cost for additional trips.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
- Nepal arrival visa.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
- Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please
write us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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