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HIMALAYAS – NEPAL
YOGA & TREKKING HOLIDAY

Yoga Holidays

Fitness Level: low to medium

Every day presents the ‘wow’ factor.

Nepal provides extreme experiences … contrasts from truly inspiring to truly confronting. “However”, Lyn says, “it is contrast that moves us through life and creates learning and expansion. I must say I returned home with energy and a lovely feeling of connection, with me! 

Variety is presented in the itinerary where we travel from Kathmandu, to Nagarkot, to Chitwan, to Pokhara and then to the amazing Himalayan mountains and Rhododendron forests, finishing with Ayurvedic massages and steam baths”. 

Lyn goes on to say “A country such as Nepal, which seems to have so little, in fact has so much in many aspects. I found myself in a state of quiet, slow paced, being in the moment. I felt a deep sense of appreciation, gratefulness and acceptance.”  She continues, “Yes, there is extreme poverty and corruption. However, once we were out of Kathmandu, and opened up to country Nepal, we settled into a more relaxed and accepting mode.  It was such a delight to be amidst the Nepalese people  who we found to be so very kind, caring and thoughtful, trustworthy, honest and hardworking. It was an honour to walk together with them.”

The age range of the group is generally around 35 to 75.  The trek, along with all the adventures included in the tour, are suited to most levels of fitness. There is never any rush, we purposely create the itinerary so, as a group we can stop and smell the roses!! We are big on flexibility and if something will work better in that moment, we are happy to change it. 

We end our adventure in Pokhara and utilise the Ayurveda Health Home for daily Ayurvedic massages and steam baths. This is incredibly beneficial, inspiring, educational and informative.  We leave this amazing country feeling healthy, energised and well prepared for whatever is awaiting us at home. 

I hope you are ready and able to come on the next  amazing journey to Nepal. Please be aware that booking early ensures your place and also gives you big savings on your air travel. Small groups are our specialty.

Couples are welcome, including non-yoga partners. 

 

Yoga Holidays - Nepal

DATE

4 to 22 October 2020 – 18night/19day (includes travel time)

 

LOCATION

Hotel Ambassador – Kathmandu
Country Hotel  – Chitwan
Tuki Resorts – Pokhara

 

GETTING THERE

  • Arrive Kathmandu International Airport.
  • Passport and Visa required to enter the country. Sunshine Yoga will assist with Visa.
  • Mini bus transport with personal driver and guide are with us throughout the tours.

RATES

Early Bird – book prior to 15 March 2020

AUD$3995.00             TwinShare – Add $300 for NonShare (if available)

Book after 15 March 2020

AUD $4395.00             TwinShare  – Add $300 for NonShare (if available)


DEPOSIT

 A deposit plus comprehensive travel insurance (not included in price) is required at time of booking

AUD $ 800.00             per single

AUD $1400.00             per couple


FINAL PAYMENT

Full payment required 10 weeks prior to departure


PART PAYMENT SCHEDULE

A wonderful way to create your holiday with ease is to pay a small monthly payment. For example : $3995 minus $800 Deposit = $3195 divide by 9 months = $355 per month. Contact Lyn to arrange a schedule suited to you. 

This service is FREE.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are travelling alone and wish to book twinshare, please be aware that this can only happen if another single person (of the same gender) wishes to twinshare as well. If this scenario does not happen, upgrading to nonshare will be necessary. This will incur an additional cost. We always do our best to accommodate all clients preferences.

Please call Lyn  if you have any questions.


TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel insurance is compulsory. Sunshine Yoga & Health can assist with your insurance. Please contact Lyn for further information and cost.

AIR TRAVEL

Air travel is NOT included in your package. However, we arrange your flights with a very experienced travel consultant Kurt Hufer.  He makes this a wonderfully stress-free experience! 

VISA

A travel visa is required to enter Nepal. This is purchased prior to leaving Australia. Lyn will assist with this. 

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

Payments and deposits are non-refundable. Compulsory comprehensive travel insurance with a cancellation component, covers costs with a valid and accepted reason for non travel.

Please contact Lyn for details and set-up, adjusted to your requirements

ITINERARY

DAY 1 :   4 October  :  Arrive Kathmandu
Overnight stay in Hotel 

DAY 2, 3, 4  : 5, 6, 7 October : Chitwan
Road trip to Chitwan, settle into hotel.
Dinner and a Cultural Program with Traditional Dance at the local hall. 
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided each day
Enjoy the Jangal Safari through the Chitwan National Park.
Ride down the river in a dug-out and a leisurely walk through national park.
Walk to the river at sunset and enjoy a wine and be mesmerised by the view.

DAY 5 & 6 :  7 – 8 October : Bandipur
Breakfast
Depart and travel to visit the school and present the children with gifts donated from Australia and Nepal.
Travel to hotel at Bandipur, that sits high on the hill. Dinner and an early night.

DAY 6 :  8 October : Pokhara
Breakfast.
Depart for Pokhara and settle into hotel. 
Free time

DAY 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 :  9 to 14 October :  Poon Hill 6-day Trek
Breakfast.
Depart Pokhara and head to the pickup point to start the trek .
All meals provided on the Trek.
TwinShare only available.

ALTERNATE ITINERARY IF NOT TREKKING – Based in Pokhara
You will have a guide to take you out each day. Itinerary provided with booking

DAY 12, 13, 14, 15 :   14 to 17 October :  Pokhara 
Settle into hotel after returning from the Trek.
Breakfast each morning at the hotel.
Ayurvedic Health Home – daily massage and a steam treatment
Sightseeing, shopping and leisure time. Tours in Pokhara as outlined above for non-trekking clients, can be arranged for the trekking group (additional cost).  

Additional treatments at the Health Home can be arranged. Highly recommended. Ask Lyn for the costs.
Lunch and dinner at the Health Home are fresh-made and authentic Nepalese food. We can eat there if desired – the cost is minimal.

DAY  15, 16, 17, 18  :  17 – 20 October :  Kathmandu
Breakfast.
Fly back to Kathmandu (cost not included in package deal)
Transport to Dr Rishi’s Ayurvedic Health Resort for 5 days of Pancha Karma

DAY 18, 19, 20 :  20 to 22 October :  Kathmandu
Travel back to Kathmandu City 
Visit Monkey Temple
Free time

INCLUSIONS

  • Twinshare.   NonShare – if available – additional cost $300.
  • Breakfast only is provided daily. However, 3 meals are provided at Chitwan, and the Trek.
  • Transport by mini bus with personal driver to all destinations plus all transfers to and from airport.
  • Lyn, Sunshine Yoga will be with the group at all times and will be a leader for the group.
  • Tour guides, porters and organizers will be with the group throughout designated sections of the tour.
  • Lyn will be providing yoga, relaxation, meditation, energisation or qi gong sessions where locations are suited.
  • Ayurveda Massage and Steam Baths at the Health Home in Pokhara.
  • 1 Free Ayurvedic Consultation with Dr Pradeep Neupane in his Brisbane Clinic, prior to departure. Information about the Ayurvedic system will be provided.
  • Lyn will assist with booking flights, organizing travel insurance and Visa Application.
  • A part-payment system is available to help you easily plan your amazing journey to Nepal – a monthly amount. For example: $3995 minus $800 (deposit) divided by 10 months = $319.50 per month or approximately $80 per week. It is a very simple and easy way to make your adventure a reality.
  • Client Pack

NON-INCLUSIONS

  • All flights to and from Kathmandu, including internal flights are not included.
  • Travel insurance (compulsory comprehensive travel insurance with cancellation clause is required), is not included
  • Lunch and dinner not included in Kathmandu, Pokhara and when in transit
  • Bottled water is not provided at all destinations – however it is essential to buy your own if necessary.
  • Specially prepared programs at Health Home and any other treatments that are not indicated in the Itinerary, are not included.
  • A specially designed Photo Book prepared by Lyn of Sunshine Yoga will be available – usually at a cost of $80 to $140 (cost price) and depends on how many pages.

A non-refund policy applies. Travel insurance with a cancellation policy will cover any cancellation that has a valid and accepted reason for not travelling.

REQUIREMENTS 

  • Comfortable casual clothing with a set of warm clothing. Long shorts or trekking trousers/jeans and tshirts are ideal.
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hiking boots – your boots are a major consideration which will make the trek either pleasurable or painful. New boots should be worn in prior to departure.
  • Ear plugs if you are twin sharing
  • Raingear – raincoat and pants
  • Sun hat
  • Water bottle – metal is ideal
  • Hiking poles (can buy in Kathmandu for fraction of price)
  • Torch or Head Light (very useful)
  • Insect repellent and Sunscreen
  • Soap, one roll toilet paper, tissues
  • Water purifier tablets
  • Tablets for upset stomach
  • Bottled or boiled water is essential. It is imperative that tap water is not consumed – ANYWHERE.
  • Personal medications
  • Cash money for tipping 
  • Trail mix or the like for the trek.

ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation is varied. A combination of 4-5 star hotels in the cities and towns. On the trek it is motel-style and more rustic.  

Twinshare and Nonshare rooms fully appointed with bathroom.

 

MEALS

Meals are mostly healthy traditional Nepalese food. Western food is not easily available.

  • Mostly vegetarian
  • Fresh vegetables and fruit
  • Soups, dhal and rice
  • Wonderful Masala Chai tea!
  • Hotel meals are a mix of western and traditional
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