Everest Base Camp Yoga Trekking

  • Duration 18 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trek Style Trekking and Tour
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Transportation Coaches / Car / Flight
  • Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
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Price USD 1755 (2018 - OCT) | USD 1655 (2018 March - April)

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Rugged Trails Nepal is excited to offer our Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek to new and experienced yogis alike. We take you to the most beautiful, serene, and inspiring place in the world to deepen your yoga practice.Each day we begin with meditation, pranayama, and asana practice, followed by breakfast prepared by the local Sherpa people. We then trek through incredible scenery, giving you an opportunity to detach from the outside world and tune into your true self. Upon our arrival to our tea house accommodations, we take rest and then again flow through an asana practice to encourage growth and healing in our bodies and spirits. Following dinner, a guided meditation and/or Satsang is offered before taking rest and preparing for our next day's trek.
Our licensed guides are well experienced in the Everest region, ensuring the group is safe and informed on environmental conditions. Our certified yoga teacher will guide you through your yoga practice each day and will aim to inspire you as yoga becomes every breath of your being and you deepen yourself into the magical land of the Everest region.

Everest Base Camp 18 days Yoga Trek via Gokyo Valley

Robin
Yoga Instructor

Robin is a 200-RYT licensed and insured yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance who believes yoga provides not only the movement our bodies naturally want and need but also the clarity and peace our souls are seeking. When practiced with honest intention and dedication, she trusts that yoga can help us find health and comfort in our bodies and a great truth about our selves and the world in which we live.

Photo Education for Everest Base Camp Yoga Trekking

If you've read the itinerary and description for this expedition, or if you've visited the region before, you'll know by now that Nepal is a land of magic and inspiration; thankfully magic is the focus of fine art and adventure photographer Rob Woodcox. Rob will be joining us on our Everest Base Camp Expedition to ensure that each member of the trek feels confident in documenting their experience and expressing their creativity further if desired. Rob will not only teach photographic skills but delve deep into creative ideas and theories, challenging us all to go deeper in expressing our inner passions. Robs light hearted but determined nature will bring a charismatic addition to the crew and will surely aid in the enjoyment of this epic climb to one of the worlds most iconic natural wonders.

The remainder of the trip will be open for students to practice their photographic skills while asking specific questions of Rob. Students may arrange one-on-one sessions with Rob at the beginning or end of each day throughout the rest of the trek. Rob will likely include additional photo shoots throughout the trek which students will be encouraged to learn from.

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.

-The Bhagavad Gita

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Trip Highlights

  • 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..

Outline Itinerary

  • Day01 April 4 2018 :Arrival in Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour 1
    • Foods Dinner
    • Altitude 1200 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 April 5 2018: Kathmandu: Spiritual and heritage Sightseeing around Kathmandu
    • Walking Hour 2
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day03 April 6 2018: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding.
    • Walking Hour 4
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2651 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day04 April 7 2018: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.
    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3450 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day05 April 8 2018:Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar.
    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3600 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day06 April 9 2018: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga.
    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3680 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day07 April 10 2018: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo.
    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4470 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day08 April 11 2018: Machhermo to Gokyo.
    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4800 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day09 April 12 2018: Gokyo Valley Acclimatization Day - Hike to Gokyo Ri (viewpoint).
    • Walking Hour 4
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 5555 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day10 April 13 2018: Gokyo to Thagnak.
    • Walking Hour 4
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4750 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day11 April 14 2018: Thagnak to Cho La pass (5,367m) to Dzongla (43,80m).
    • Walking Hour 8
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 5367 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day12 April 15 2018: Dzongla to Lobuche.
    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4940 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day13 April 16 2018: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m) visit Everest Base Camp.
    • Walking Hour 7
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 5364 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day14 April 17 2018: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) to Pheriche.
    • Walking Hour 8
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 5555 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day15 April 18 2018: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar.
    • Walking Hour 7
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3440 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day16 April 19 2018: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m).
    • Walking Hour 7
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2800 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day17 April 20 2018: Fly to Kathmandu
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner
    • Altitude 1200 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day18 April 21 2018: Final departure
    • Foods Breakfast
  • Day01 April 4 2018 :Arrival in 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.

    • Walking Hour 1
    • Foods Dinner
    • Altitude 1200 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 April 5 2018: Kathmandu: Spiritual and heritage Sightseeing around Kathmandu

    After breakfast 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 hotel and briefing of our rest of trip plan. At the same time if you have to buy any trekking gears or things for the rest of the days Guide will help take you to the trekking equipment store in Thamel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    • Walking Hour 2
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day03 April 6 2018: Fly to Lukla, 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 40 - 45 minutes flight to Lukla (9,186ft). 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. The Photographer will give us a brief lesson in the evening focused on camera settings and basics. Overnight at Phakding.

    • Walking Hour 4
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2651 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day04 April 7 2018: Phakding 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.

    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3450 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day05 April 8 2018:Acclimatization 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. This day we will continue our lessons with photography focusing more on light theory and appreciating the beauty around us. We will do yoga practice at the top of Namche valley in front of stunning Himalayas. Overnight at Namche.

    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3600 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day06 April 9 2018: Namche Bazaar 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.

    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3680 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day07 April 10 2018: Phortse Thanga 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 our photographer to teach about compositional rules during this day. Overnight in Machhermo.

    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4470 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day08 April 11 2018: 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.

    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4800 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day09 April 12 2018: Gokyo Valley Acclimatization Day - Hike to Gokyo Ri (viewpoint).

    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 our Photographer to lead you through his first full photo shoot- an opportunity to observe and absorb photographic skills as he captures human subjects amidst the beauty that will surround us. Overnight at Gokyo Valley.

    • Walking Hour 4
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 5555 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day10 April 13 2018: 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.

    • Walking Hour 4
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4750 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day11 April 14 2018: Thagnak to Cho La pass (5,367m) to Dzongla (43,80m).

    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.

    • Walking Hour 8
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 5367 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day12 April 15 2018: Dzongla 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. We will enjoy a conversation on conceptualizing ideas for photos with our Photographer- delving deep into topics of memory, dream, and engaging with our realities.

    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4940 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day13 April 16 2018: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m) visit Everest Base Camp.

    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 other. 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. We will take the opportunity of visiting such an iconic location to engage in another conceptual photo-shoot performed by our Photographer, through which he’ll guide us to learn further photographic skills. After exploring Everest base camp we get back to Gorak Shep. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

    • Walking Hour 7
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 5364 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day14 April 17 2018: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) 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 on the top of the world as well as free time to photograph. After our yoga and photography, we will hike back to Gorakshep the afternoon is taken to descend down to Pheriche village.

    • Walking Hour 8
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 5555 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day15 April 18 2018: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar.

    Morning yoga session, and breakfast we continue 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 the biggest and famous place 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. Our Photographer will perform his last conceptual photo shoot in this rich, inspiring location.

    • Walking Hour 7
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3440 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day16 April 19 2018: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m).

    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.

    • Walking Hour 7
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2800 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day17 April 20 2018: 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.

    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner
    • Altitude 1200 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day18 April 21 2018: 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.

    • Foods Breakfast

Cost Includes:

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking.
  • Domestic Airfare as per itinerary.
  • International Yoga teacher
  • 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.
  • Duffle bag / Sleeping bags
  • Accommodation at standard hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in the city with the Expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in 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.
  • Everest Base Camp Trekking Map for Each Member.
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

Cost Excludes:

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

Departure Note

  • 2017 Everest Base Camp Yoga Retreat is via Gokyo Lake.

  • 2018 Everest Base Camp Yoga Retreat will be classic trail by stopping khumjung village.

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Trip Note

  • If there will be below 10 members, yoga trek will be canceled or normal trekking will be made on normal price.
  • In some cases Rugged Trails Nepal will organize the Everest Yoga Trek in Classic routes with Local Yoga Instructor.
  • Kathmandu - Lukla or Lukla - Kathmandu flight may cancelled due to the bad weather, we request you to put buffer day.  

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.

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

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.

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 refund. If the trip is cancelled due to the number of people or which is related with Rugged Trails Nepal than company will refund 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 instructor will only teach on his way, be clear this is not a private yoga tour.