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  • Duration18 Days / 17 Nights
  • Price from$2095/ person
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude5,545 M (18,192 ft)

Rugged Trails is excited to welcome experienced and novice yogis alike to our Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek! Combine the experience of trekking on one of the planet’s most well-known and scenic routes with the spiritual practice of yoga. Deepen the understanding of the natural world while further developing yourself and your spirit.

Spend days hiking towards the top of the world, disconnecting from your devices and becoming closer to your inner self. Listen to nothing more than your own footsteps and the wind as you follow the peaceful trail up to Everest Base Camp (5364 meters). This trip is a life changer. Enter Sagarmatha National Park, and feel a special energy. In fact, Sagarmatha National Park is deemed a natural World Heritage Site of Nepal. In addition, yoga has been listed as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. Combining the two provides the experience of a lifetime.
Each day begins with meditation, pranayama, and asana practice, followed by a delicious and filling breakfast prepared by the local Sherpa people. To start the day this way is to have a refreshed and self-reflective consciousness throughout the day. Let your eyes wander from peak to peak, acknowledging their beauty. Watch your breath be taken away by their sheer beauty. Become present in each passing moment as you are detached from the outside world.

Rugged Trails' Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek has been featured in Red Bull’s article “The Nine Coolest Yoga Spots in the World”!

18 Days Everest Base Camp Yoga Trekking via Gokyo Lakes

Upon arrival at the tea house each night, have a rest and then again flow through an asana practice to facilitate growth and healing for our mind and spirit. Not only will the practice of yoga be beneficial for our mind and spirit during the trek, but it will help our bodies stay healthy and prevent soreness. After dinner, guided meditation and/or Satsang is offered before resting for the night.

After some days of climbing through the thinning air, reach Gokyo Valley where five sacred lakes lie next to the massive Ngozumpa Glacier. The aquamarine-colored bodies of water are something out of this world. The scene gets better as we summit Gokyo Ri (5360 meters), a towering lookout above the village. From here, the early morning hike brings you to heart-stopping views of Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Cholatse, Taboche, and Mount Everest.

Reaching the base of Mount Everest is, of course, a major highlight of the trek. An even better viewpoint, though, lies at Kala Patthar (5545 meters), also the highest point of the trek. From here, you can see several of the highest peaks in the world. Focus your attention on Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and more sky-high peaks.
While you are not doing yoga or hiking, spend some time to interact with the locals, who belong to the Sherpa ethnic group. They are a peaceful group of people and are devoted to Tibetan Buddhism. Signs and shrines of Buddhism – including chhortens, mani walls, prayer flags, and monasteries – are scattered throughout the trail.
Our licensed guides are well experienced in the Everest region and ensure that the group is safe and informed on environmental conditions. Our certified yoga teacher will guide you through your yoga practice each day with the aim to inspire you to watch and value every breath and deepen yourself into the magical land of the Everest region.

The Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek is a profound experience. It will be cherished for the rest of your days and we hope that the realizations that you make during the journey will enrich you for the rest of your life. Please ask us if you have any questions about the trip! Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek booking open for 2020!

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. "The Bhagavad Gita"

World is suffering at this moment from the Coronavirus so all the Fixed departure Yoga Treks including Everest Yoga Trek will be cancelled for 2020, we are hoping and praying soon some good news will come for human kind. Stay Safe, Stay @ Home!

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What makes this tour very interesting

  • Yoga & Meditation on top of the world Mt. Everest.
  • Learn Photography skill.
  • World Heritage sites visit.
  • Explore on world's best trekking zone, Khumbu Everest.
  • The Himalayas, Tibetan Cultures, Exploring Sherpa's Home.
  • Cultures, lifestyle, food and more..
  • Yoga in the Mountains
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Everest Yoga Trek 2019

Rugged Trails Nepal one of the most exciting adventure Yoga treks to Everest Base Camp in Nepal Himalayas. We call this adventure as a Yoga in the Mountains, Everest. Unforgettable lifetime Yoga journey to Everest memories will remain forever in your life. Each day we ...

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Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek in Everest Region is a great opportunity and also a lifetime trip where you will be self-connected with the spirits of Himalayas. 18 Days Everest Yoga Trek is the first Yoga adventure Trek in Nepal which was discovered and created by the Rugged Trails Nepal team. Our Trip style is different than others which is unique and must experince part of this trek.  It's so simple to put a Name as Everest Yoga Trek but we try our best to give you the lifetime experince which you haven't received before. 

  • Day: 1
    April 4 2020 :Welcome to Nepal, Kathmandu.

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rugged Trails Nepal who will take to your hotel. Welcome drinks upon arrival at the hotel, free time until 6 pm. Evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant with authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural program.Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

    Airport pickup is included in this trip so just send us your flight details.

    At the Nepal, airport check Rugged Trails Nepal sign or your name. Airport pickup is included on your trip. If some people have a late-night arrival then the group welcome dinner will be provided on the second day.
    • Hotel
    • 30 Min Drive
    • Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 2
    April 5 2020: Kathmandu: Spiritual and heritage Sightseeing around Kathmandu

    Yoga in the morning and breakfast at the hotel. Proceeds our short guided sightseeing tour and warms up yoga at the Swayambhunath Temple. After Swayambhunath temple, we will visit another UNESCO World Heritage sites and the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. After sightseeing drives back to the hotel and briefing of the rest of the trip plan. Sightseeing will be for 6 hours.

    At the same time if you have to buy any trekking gear or things for the rest of the days Guide will help take you to the trekking equipment store in Thamel. Overnight in Kathmandu.


    You will get the duffle bags from us to pack your stuff for the trek. While packing clothing and gears for Everest Trek don't put unnecessary stuff. You can store your luggage at the hotel reception which is safe and the hotel will take care of it.
    • Hotel
    • 2 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 3
    April 6 2020: Kathmandu fly to Lukla 2,860 M (9,383 ft) and Trek to Phakding.

    Wake Up early morning to take a flight to Lukla, you will receive a packed breakfast. From the Kathmandu domestic airport, we will take a 35 - 40 minutes flight to Lukla. Enjoy one of the most beautiful air routes in the world on a hillside surrounded by mountainous peaks. We will meet the rest of our crew members at the Lukla airport, a gateway destination from where our trek begins. A gentle walk to Phakding village through Chaurikharkha village, Mt. Khumbila, and monastery. Overnight at Phakding.

    Today morning we will not able to do yoga because we have to catch an early flight to Lukla so the yoga class will be in the evening.

    The Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu Airport might change from Manthali airport which is 4 hrs drive from Kathmandu. In such a case, we will need to wake up 3 in the morning and before going to bed please pack your bag.
    • Hotel
    • 4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2610 M
    • Phakding
    • 8 Km
  • Day: 4
    April 7 2020: Phakding Trek to Namche Bazaar

    This is the day that you hear the most is the trek into Namche Bazaar, walking through a beautiful pine forest Dudh Koshi River and go on passing Chumoa to Monjo, and the entrance to Everest National Park. Then after crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. The path to Namche is very well-traveled so you'll continually come across locals, other tourists and then continue traffic of Yaks and porter. It is infamous for its long consistent steep inclines uphill brings us to the prime heartland of Sherpa village - Namche Bazaar. At one hour’s distance to reaching Namche Bazaar, we can view the sights of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. Overnight in Namche Bazaar. 

    Yoga in the morning at the lodges, sometime it will be inside the lodges or it will be outdoor yoga.
    • Hotel
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3440 M
    • Namche Bazaar
    • 10-12 Km
  • Day: 5
    April 8 2020: Acclimatisation Day - Namche Bazaar.

    There are plenty of things to do around Namche Bazaar, we wake up to another spectacular morning and view from our room and sun rose of the breathtaking mountains. Let us make you clear something up that is a big misunderstanding about the Acclimatization day. Acclimatization day is not a rest day, it is something completely different so don’t think that after the huge climb of getting into Namche Bazaar you’ll spend today lazing around the lodges or shopping in local stores. Our team will take you to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. So after breakfast, we will start the gentle hike up to Everest view hotel where we can see the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. We will do yoga practice at the top of Namche valley and the Everest at the backdrop. Overnight at Namche. Morning Yoga at the Namche Top and evening at the Monastery. Day hike up to 3,700 m (12,139 ft)

    Namche is the last stop where you can buy all the necessary things if you have forgotten anything. Strolling around Namche is also a nice way to spend days and there are some monasteries where we try to manage an evening yoga spot.
    • Hotel
    • 3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3440 M
    • Namche Bazaar
    • 3 Km
  • Day: 6
    April 9 2020: Namche Bazaar Trek to Phortse Thanga.

    We climb the trails steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forest, juniper and large conifers start to appear as the elevation increases trekking beautiful in spring. The trail passes through yak Kharkas and the Khumjung hill. We visit Mohang, the birthplace of the re-incarnated Lama of Rongbuk Monastery of Tibet who is believed to have introduced Buddhism in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The views of KhumbiLa and Tawache peak are magnificent throughout the day. Overnight in Phortse Thanga.

    Yoga in the Morning and Evening.

    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3950 M
    • Phortse Thanga
  • Day: 7
    April 10 2020: Phortse Thanga Trek to Machhermo.

    The trail climbs uphill to Machhermo with a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descent to a river and again climbs steeply to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumoz glacier. On the trail alongside a rhododendron forest and pass through a waterfall before reaching Tongba Village. The long mountain valleys here will provide an excellent source of inspiration for Photography compositional rules during this day. Overnight in Machhermo.

    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4470 M
    • Machhermo
  • Day: 8
    April 11 2020: Machhermo to Gokyo.

    We follow a very scenic path to Pangka and then descend slightly, to the riverbank before climbing onto the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa Glacier on a steep trail. We climb a steep rocky incline into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. We get a chance to observe llama footprints on a stone. We soon arrive at the second lakes, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La our route to Lobuche and Everest, later in the trek. Taboche Tsho, we become mesmerized by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo. Walking by the side of the lake, the scenery is breathtaking with the summits of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang reflected in its emerald green waters.

    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4750 M
    • Gokyo
  • Day: 9
    April 12 2020: Gokyo Valley Acclimatisation Day - Hike to Gokyo Ri (viewpoint) 5,400 M (17,717 ft).

    After the morning yoga session and breakfast, we will climb Gokyo Ri, a popular viewpoint to enjoy stunning views of the mountain vista. From the viewpoint, which is located at the edge of the 5thlake, we get astounding views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu mountains. We will also get a chance to see the biggest glacier of the world- the Ngozumba Glacier. This breathtaking location will be the perfect chance for the photography. Overnight at Gokyo Valley.

    • Lodge
    • 4 Hour Walk
    • 4750 M
    • Gokyo
  • Day: 10
    April 13 2020: Gokyo to Thagnak.

    Today we will be hiking short through the longest glacier of Nepal called Ngazumpa glacier. The afternoon we will explore nearby the hills on Thagnak and yoga continue. But today it will be almost easy and rest for hiking, which will prepare us for long hiking days and elevation gain to come. There is the icy part for a while and again the trail drops down through the huge rock and an easy walk at the end to get to the Zongla.

    • Lodge
    • 4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4750 M
    • Thagnak
  • Day: 11
    April 14 2020: Thaknak Trek to Dzongla Village via Cho-la Pass 5,420 M (17,782 ft).

    So here we are on the longest and toughest day of the whole trip. “We are not scaring you but it’s exciting part of our trip”. The Cho La pass is not itself difficult, but it is steep and involves a glacier and we need to be careful. The trail from Phedi climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail. While trekking through the side of a frozen lake, we reach the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. There is the icy part for a while and again trail drops down through the huge rock and easy walk at the end of Dzongla. From Dzongla we can see great views of Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Lobuche mountains. Overnight at Dzongla.

    • Lodge
    • 8 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4830 M
    • Dzongla Village
  • Day: 12
    April 15 2020: Dzongla Trek to Lobuche.

    This morning let’s not think of the previous day's longest and tiring hike and start a very easy hike to Lobuche. Very short and plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.

    • Lodge
    • 3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4940 M
    • Lobuche
  • Day: 13
    April 16 2020: Lobuche - Gorak Shep 5,164 M (16,942 ft) - Everest Base Camp 5,380 M (17,600 ft) - Gorak Shep.

    After the morning session, the trail leads toward Gorakshep through the rocky and rugged. While walking on the way you will see the amazing views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori and others. After reaching in Gorakshep, we will drop our bags a short tea break and we take the trail to Everest Base Camp. Hike towards to Base camp is strenuous due to the thin air, we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine, and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers, we will see lot’s during the springtime. After exploring Everest base camp we get back to Gorak Shep. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

    • Lodge
    • 7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 5364 M
    • Gorak Shep
  • Day: 14
    April 17 2020: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar 5,545 M (18,192 ft) and Trek to Pheriche.

    This morning we will wake up early to hike up to our final top highest destination Kala Patthar for sunrise and 360 degrees up-close and formidable view of Mt. Everest. The temperatures will be -10 to -14 C and chilly winds. We had seen many people get tears in their eyes after being on top over here after seeing the world’s tallest mountains. We are doing Yoga poses on the top of the world as well as free time to photography. After our yoga and photography, we will hike back to Gorakshep the afternoon is taken to descend down to Pheriche village.

    • Lodge
    • 8 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4371 M
    • Pheriche
  • Day: 15
    April 18 2020: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar.

    Morning yoga session, and breakfast we continue to hike downhill through rhododendron and juniper trees. We continue to follow the river Dudh Koshi, and in the forest, we may come across colorful pheasants and mountain goats. Thyangboche is one of the biggest and famous places for Buddhism and here we will visit Thyangboche Monastery. From here we can see magnificent views of Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega, and Thamserku are just a few of the Himalayan giants.

    • Hotel
    • 7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3440 M
    • Namche Bazaar
  • Day: 16
    April 19 2020: Namche Bazaar Trek to Lukla.

    We will be walking all the way back where we had trekked on day 02 from Phakding to Namche. We need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. The trail becomes more normal once we cross the suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. And finally, we will get a chance to stretch our legs, and today is the last night where you can thank, greet and give some tips for our crew who joined from Lukla all the way to Everest base camp.

    • Hotel
    • 7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2860 M
    • Lukla
  • Day: 17
    April 20 2020: Fly to Kathmandu.

    Here we say bye to Khumbu region and fly back to Kathmandu. Check-in at hotel and free time for shopping or exploring around Thamel. Evening Farewell dinner will be organized by rugged trails Nepal team. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Breakfast and Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 18
    April 21 2020: Final departure

    Transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule and if some have extra days in Nepal they can continue with other activities. If any help is needed for further plans feel free to contact rugged trails Nepal team.

    • NA
    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • NA
    • NA

What's Included

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking.
  • Domestic Airfare as per itinerary.
  • International certified Yoga instructor.
  • Mattress for each member.
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered English speaking local expert guide, porters.
  • Sagarmatha National park fees.
  • TIMS Card, Khumbu Entrance fees, all government taxes.
  • Duffle bag / Sleeping bags
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in the city with the Expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in the city
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  • First Aid Kit for Everest Yoga Trek.
  • Everest Base Camp Trekking Map for Each Member.
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner during the hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gears & clothing (available for hire)
  • Tips for guide and porter.
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/roadblock due to any reason.
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges, hot shower, battery charge (during the trek), telephone etc….
  • Items of personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water.

Useful Information

Everest Yoga Trek Trip Note

  • If there will be below 10 members, yoga trek will be canceled or normal trekking will be made at normal price.
  • In some cases, Rugged Trails Nepal will organize the Everest Yoga Trek in Classic routes.
  • Kathmandu - Lukla or Lukla - Kathmandu flight may be canceled due to the bad weather, we request you to put extra buffer day if possible!.
  • Make sure and be mentally prepared this is group trip and must follow the guide.

Passport / visa
A valid permit is required for most areas in Nepal, which we will obtain upon your arrival. We will require two working days and two passports size photographs. There are two major permits, which are National Park permits and special regional permits for restricted area permits (Upper Mustang, Manaslu, Dolpa, etc.).

Important information
Always carry Nepalese rupees in small bills on your trek. The amount of care depends on the area and the duration of the trek. A guideline for this will be presented during our trek briefing. The money will only be required for the purchase of soft/hard bottled drinks and souvenirs along the way. Other money and valuables should be kept in a safe deposit box in your hotel in Kathmandu.

Altitude sickness a serious consideration if you are climbing or trekking in Nepal and it is essential that you investigate the causes, symptoms, and treatment of altitude sickness before you travel to Nepal. There are approximately three deaths per year in Nepal from altitude sickness, but with the right precautions, there is no reason why you should become one of these statistics.
Acclimatizations the word used to describe the adjustments your body makes as it ascends. You should adjust your schedule so that you average no more than 400 meters per day of ascent above 3,000 meters. If you fail to allow time for acclimatization, you may develop symptoms of Attitude mountaineering System. The AMS may be mild enough to go away with a days rest or if ignored may lead to death. All that is required to ensure a safe trek is basic awareness of AMS, and a willingness to rest or descend if you develop symptoms. As a result of the growing awareness of altitude problems, there is only one death from AMS in Nepal out of every 30,000 trekkers and climbers. Even these deaths would be avoidable if everyone knew how to respond to AMS. There are no reliable figures for casualties among porters.

Booking Conditions:
Payment, 25 % amount of the total payment should be paid as an advance while booking our services. It assures he trip and we can book flight tickets and book the hotels. The rest of the money can be paid on your arrival in Nepal. Simply you can deposit in our USD Bank Account.
                  The bank charge should be paid by yourself at the time of deposit.

Cancellation
Once you book Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek, your trip deposit or full amount will not be refunded. If the trip is canceled due to the number of people or which is related to Rugged Trails Nepal than the company will refund the full amount.  

Accepted payment methods
Cash, Credit card (4 % extra charge of using your credit card should be covered by yourselves)

Travel insurance information
Travel insurance should be done by you in your own country.

Yoga Instructor 
Yoga practice and the instructor style will be different than you are learning back your home. It's a group trip so the instructor will only teach on his way, be clear this is not a private yoga tour.

Dress Code

  • Yoga - Please bring leggings or very loose trousers with stretch.
  • Scarf - In case you need to cover your shoulders.

Don't Forget to bring

  • 4 passport photos
  • Bring Cash for Visa Fee, Just incase otherwise cards are accepted. 
  • Visa fees are payable in USD.
  • Money-changing and ATM services are available at the airport, but credit card payment is not a reliable option.

Money: ATM card (Inform your bank before arriving in Nepal, otherwise bank will block your card).  

 ATMs are fine in Kathmandu, Lukla, Namche and major cities.

Everest Yoga Retreat starts April 4th and Oct 7th with a welcome dinner in Kathmandu. Check in at the hotel anytime that day to get settled. If you have a late night arrival, or late then you may have to arrive April 5th and Oct 8th is deadline.  

Additional information
For more information ask your questions directly to Rugged Trails Nepal who will be happy to assist you.

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