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 has 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 interacting 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 Oct 2022 and April, and Oct 2023! and Nepal is open for all kind of Treks and tour activities.
Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. "The Bhagavad Gita"
Why you should join Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek?
Despite the fact that yoga is practiced all throughout the world under many titles, like "goat yoga," "wine yoga," and other variations, we only have knowledge of the traditional kind of yoga that we use in our yogic area. Just the sight of the yoga made you pause and check out the yoga trek package, which indicates that this trip is unique. Although it feels unusual to walk on a yoga mat in a concrete city, try imagining yourself doing it while surrounded by the Himalayas. According to legend, yogis and even the ADI-Yogi (Lord Shiva) traversed the Himalayas via a yogic path. You may trek in nature while studying yoga and meditation on a novel experience called the Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek.
What was the inspiration for the Everest Yoga Trek?
Once yoga gained popularity worldwide, certain photographs of yoga positions taken in the Himalayas inspired us to organise a yoga event on Mount Everest. The credit for presenting yoga to the world belongs to Swami Ram Dev, SadhGuru. For the first time ever, Rugged Trails introduced an 18-day yoga trek to Everest Base Camp through the Gokyo Valley. Subsequently, several businesses just copied the itinerary and advertised it as a yoga trek to Everest. It's funny how some businesses copied and duplicated every word from our website onto their own. Trekking in Nepal can undoubtedly relieve your suffering and bring you great joy, but we also practiced yoga and meditation to help us discover a spiritual path for this lifetime. You will notice improvements in your life that will benefit the rest of your life in 17 nights and 18 days. We have a lot of inspiring tales of how people's lives were transformed by this journey. Healing in the Himalayas!
When is the best time for the Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek?
The greatest times for the 18-day Everest Yoga Trek are in the spring, in April, and in the fall, in October. For this reason, we offer two departure dates. We have chosen the most ideal season since the weather is better at this time of year. Check our departure dates to book this trek for 2023 and 2024
How does the package for the Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek operate?
Scroll down to discover the day-by-day trek schedule for the complete travel plan. We need a minimum of 7 individuals in our group in order to organize this entire yoga tour. The maximum number is 13 people only. One yoga instructor, one guide, one sherpa, and porters are present to help you with your stuff. Everyone is welcome to participate in this walk, regardless of location, race, or gender. But here, the age restriction is strictly 15 to 60.
Food and Accommodations on Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek
We can't guarantee you a stay in a five-star hotel or a lunch at a fine dining establishment, but we can guarantee you'll forget about these things for a few days. Delicious menu items including pizza, pasta, Nepalese, and Tibetan foods may be ordered. While we advise against eating meat on this trip, eggs will be available regardless of whether you choose to do so because you need callories. The traditional heating system will keep the dining area cozy, and the rooms will be spotless and furnished with soft blankets. If there are any complaints regarding the cuisine or our services, you may look at our reviews on Google and TripAdvisor. Rooms will be sharing 2 people in one room during the trip but in the cities and some places we can provide single (Cost extra).
Will the Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek include daily yoga sessions?
Yes, we will do yoga every day, however once we reach Everest Base Camp from Gokyo Valley, we will just perform breathing and meditation. We won't have enough time for 2-3 days because we'll be walking quite a distance. Depending on the location and the weather, we will practice yoga both indoors and outdoors. View the yoga clothing requirements and additional details below (Useful Information).