The Annapurna Yoga Trek is a beautiful combo of adventure travel and finding your spiritual self through trekking and Nepal Yoga Retreat in the Himalaya.
This short trek by Himalaya Land Trek is designed to offer solitude and peaceful time along the trail to help you indulge in yoga and meditation amidst the pristine Himalayan peaks.
The entire trail lies inside the Annapurna Conservation Area that is home to over 100,000 residents of different cultural and linguistic groups. The trek moves along the popular Gurung villages en route to Poon Hill (3210m). Although the trail remains bustling with the tourists, it isn’t bothersome with your spiritual-time spent amidst the pristine peaks, including Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Nilgiri (7061m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m) among many others.
The 8-day Annapurna Yoga Trek begins once you arrive in Kathmandu, followed by a complete yoga session with your guide and colleagues. You’ll embark on a short drive to Pokhara City, located almost 200 km west of Kathmandu to your Nepal Yoga Retreat in the Himalaya.
The trek kicks off once you reach Nayapul, lying 2hr outside of Pokhara. Nayapul serves as the gateway to the Annapurna region, as well as being the starting point of the trek. You’ll begin trekking uphill along the lush rhododendron woods and walk past Tikhedhunga and Ulleri villages to arrive at Ghorepani.
From Ghorepani, you’ll embark on a short hike towards Poon Hill that offers the 360° panorama of the entire valley including the nearby mountains like the Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7061m), and the Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m). You’ll also get to witness the beautiful sunrise amidst the mountain peaks from the watchtower.
The trail descends along with the forested hamlets towards Ghandruk via Tadapani. A short downhill trek will bring you to a station from where you’ll catch your commute back to Pokhara. A 2-hour drive through the scenic Baglung Highway will bring you back to the tourist hub of the country- Pokhara.
The trip concludes upon your return to Kathmandu. The yoga and meditation is a constant hallmark throughout the trail. You can undertake this trek mainly during the spring and the autumn seasons for good weather. If you wish to avoid the crowd, you can consider taking up the trek during winter as well.
Himalaya Land Treks specializes in perfectly-tailored treks throughout Nepal. We cater to all kinds of trekkers and offer both standard and custom packages at reasonable prices. Our all-inclusive package covers all kinds of logistics- including lodging, meals, guide or porter, permits, and transportation.
What to expect on the Annapurna Yoga Trek and this excellent Nepal Yoga Retreat in the Himalaya
Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu and evening yoga (1300m/4265ft)
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and evening yoga (820m/2690ft)|6-7 Hrs
Day 03: Morning yoga, drive to Nayapul and trek from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga (1495m/4905ft): 1½hrs drive, 3-4 hrs trek, evening yoga
Day 04: Morning Yoga, the trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani and evening yoga (2880m/9449ft) |5-6 Hrs
Day 05: Hike from Ghorepani to Poon hill (3210m/10532ft) for sun rise and back to Ghorepani for morning yoga session and trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani
Day 06: Morning yoga, Trek form Tadapani to Ghandruk and drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft): 3hrs walk, 2 ½ hr. drive and evening yoga
Day 07: Morning yoga, Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and evening yoga | Farewell Dinner
Day 08: Morning yoga and departure day.