Nepal charity trek and yoga holiday

“A wonderfully balanced break matching mountain treks and Sherpa culture with yoga and meditation.”

Highlights

Helambu | Local school visit | Chispani | Kutumsang | Tarke Gyang |Alpine meadows and Himalayan forests | Tharepati | Kathmandu | Yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic spa

Description of Nepal charity trek and yoga holiday

Helambu is one of Nepal's most delightful trekking regions, situated about 50 miles north of Kathmandu. It's a wonderful area to experience a unique Sherpa culture including a visit at the start of your trip to a local high school. But there's also a chance to experience several days of yoga, meditation and spa treatments before returning home.

The walking section of this perfectly balanced trip include treks to Chispani (2140m), Kutumsang (2450m) and Tarke Gyang (2590m) the latter a hotspot of Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism - through beautiful valleys and dense forests of pine, fir, oak and rhododendron with outstanding views of the Himalayan peaks. There's also a trek to Tharepati at 3640m taking in alpine meadows plus views to the iconic mountain of Gauri Shanker (the Holy mountain of Shiva and Parvati).

Reflect then on your mountain experiences with a finale in Kathmandu, offering a chance to explore the city alongside Ayurvedic spa treatments plus two days of gentle guided yoga-based meditation.

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Nepal charity trek and yoga holiday

Environment

In this world, no one can be far away from the Environment elements. In the creation time of universal, God has also gifted a beautiful environment to us, But in the name of making our lives comfort and development, we are making unhealthy and ugly it. As human beings, it comes more responsibility to protect and preservation of the environment.

We are equally aware of the environmental issue in all our trips and trying to minimize the impacted things and harmful activities on nature. Our guide will give a briefing about Responsible Tourism and how to best minimize the impact on nature, for example: Dispose of all waste in a rubbish pit, purify drinking water, proper litter removal, using kerosene fuel for cooking rather than fire-wood, use of local tea houses/ local camping sites.

Provide information on how to preserve the environment, for examples: Do not litter everywhere, dispose of rubbish in proper places like rubbish boxes, establish fire pits in camping treks/tours, if possible provide food wastage to domestic animals. Pay a small extra amount to Porters to bring back non disposable things by duffel. Avoid bathing or washing clothes in streams, etc.

on this tour we stay with local tea houses/ lodges, operated by local communities in the hilly regions which minimize impact on the environment by using kerosene/gas fuel instead of fire wood, and managing garbage properly.

Community

Tourism helps to generate income for the local community. For example: By purchasing local products such as fresh fruits, handloom products, meat, drinks, and fresh vegetables and providing job opportunities etc.

You will be staying with local tea houses/lodges operated by local communities in the hilly region which, minimize impact on the environment such as use kerosene/gas fuel instead of fire wood, manage garbage at proper section etc.

We support local schools and health posts, for example: donating funds and educational materials to kids, in relation to the condition of schools and students. Support to local health posts is given through donating medical materials.

We give support to Kvresthali Women society by providing a certain percentage of the amount of our income from this trip, to repair culvert bridge and for Goat farming, as well adult literacy for women.

We use well-trained and experienced local guides for this trip. We hire local porters with equipped clothes as per the types of trekking. Loads carried will be limited to 20-25 kg. All field staffs will be travelling insured.

4 Reviews of Nepal charity trek and yoga holiday

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Reviewed on 26 Feb 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Just being away in the mountains and trekking around with my guide and porter in a completely natural way and mode.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


If someone would have told me there would be little other tourists and some places are still a bit underdeveloped after the earthquake I might have hesitated
but it was so special and recommendable. There are no 5 star hotels of course but if you can do with a bit less you should absolutely go for it and not wait. I
subscribed because I wanted to go with a group but in my case I ended up solo since my travel partner postponed and it was perfectly fine and I enjoyed every
bit of the trek. I am just really happy I went for it. Oh and yes do try the yoga as well.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes I did, you can notice there haven't been very large tourist groups for a while now, so I really felt like one of the first new tourists after enough was rebuild
for the area to slowly get back into business again. It just gives it a super time-zoned atmosphere. I was there in January though so that is low-season anyways.
However, yes I do think our travelling around there generated some income for people who can use it very well.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


I remember some other really enthusiastic reviews, maybe read those to convince yourself :) Me going was based on those and I thought about them in the mountains and that I was so happy they were written and made me go, even if it was solo, so in whatever solo or group situation you want to go: good chance you'll think it's worth the trip :)

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


This is such a culturally different experience its hard to say what is most memorable or exciting. Meeting the challenges that trekking can provide builds a
satisfaction. Walking through villages where the lifestyle has not changed for years - the people and their smallholdings are so interesting. Visiting temples
is fascinating. Be prepared for the chaotic road traffic in Kathmandu but enjoy the Monkey Temple and the royal palace Narayanhiti Palace in Durbar Square
and Pashupatinath where you can experience how the Hindus cremate their dead. In cotrast to that be a guest of a Nepali family and learn how to cook Dahl Bhat. The people are so welcoming. Achut is an amazing guy who will make your stay work for you and will include activities that you might suggest if at all possible.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Research what you would like to do in Nepal - Achut will do all he can to make it happen for you.

Do check the level of difficulty of the trek you are going to do - but maybe you can achieve more than you think. Do try the yoga and Ayurvedic massage.

On the Helambu valley trek it is possible to buy bottled water but for extra safety take chlorine dioxide tablets. If you want to be in a group - check with Achut.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Tourism is very important for the people of Nepal especially since the Earthquake. Our visits help to keep many small businesses going.
Visits to a school and meeting village people affected by the earthquake helps in supporting them. You are helping guides and porters to earn a small living too.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Really interesting and full of surprises. it will leave a lasting memory. The guides, porters and drivers are all wonderful and as a single woman I felt completely safe in their care.

Reviewed on 10 Feb 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Trekking through the Helambu region for 5 days which was just simply beautiful. To not hear an engine of any kind or see a billboard for most of those days was incredible. Also I was also in Kathmandu on Christmas Eve and the trekking
company provided a local Christmas dinner and gifts which was very thoughtful.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


I went in December, and although I didn't climb above 4000m, and we had blue skies every day, it could be very cold in the mornings and evenings. So be prepared (as always) for temperature changes. Night times were freezing so make sure you have a good sleeping bag and thermals if you travel in winter.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. the Trek supported the local villages as we ate with them on every stop for lunch and dinner.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


My first trip to Nepal and it was truly a wonderful experience and one I will certainly repeat. Two months later I am still bowled over by the beauty of the country and how welcome I was made to feel. I am sure I am annoying my friends because I can't stop talking about it two months later!

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Trekking through the most beautiful valley's and seeing the most beautiful view's I've ever seen... totally losing myself to the beauty of mother nature and the beauty of Nepal.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


No tips... just let yourself enjoy every moment!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?




4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


As a single, female traveller I felt completely safe and the people I meet were absolutely amazing. Nepal is a stunning country! I loved my holiday and would recommend it to anyone.

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