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All-Inclusive Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2024 with Priscilla Van Rooyen (安納布爾納峰大本營徒步旅行)

1–9 October Himalayas, Nepal

Welcome to the magical land of Nepal, where serenity and adventure await. Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation? Join Pricilla for this 10-day yoga retreat in Nepal that will bring peace to your mind and offer a thrilling trek to witness the majestic Annapurna.
    
***Exclusive AIRFARE to Nepal 
  
 
Imagine waking up to the soothing sound of birds chirping and the fresh mountain air filling your lungs with new life – the ultimate pranayama. As the sun rises over the snow-capped mountains, you will feel a sense of tranquility and inner peace. We will trek to Annapurna Base Camp (also known as Annapurna Sanctuary or ABC trek) that is famous for its stunning landscape. 
  
We will begin with a trekking briefing, welcome dinner, and spend the first night in Kathmandu at The Mulberry Hotel where we’ll connect with each other in our first yoga class together. The next morning, we’ll take a domestic flight to Pokhara where we’ll spend a day buying any necessary last-minute trekking items and pack our small daypacks to be self-carried (bigger backpacks will be given to porters).

On day 3, we
will begin our trekking adventure! After a drive from Pokhara, the trek starts among gorgeous green hills, beautiful villages, and terraced farmlands, where we will make our way up a spectacular valley surrounded by cliffs and cascading waterfalls. As we make our way to Machhapuchhre Base Camp, situated at the top of the valley, we will be greeted by the starting point of River Modi. It springs to life from the melting glaciers on the mountain slopes, right at the camp's entrance. How magnificent!
   
Each day and at every turn, we will be treated to a closer and more magnificent view of the majestic Himalayan mountain ranges. As we approach the Annapurna Basecamp, we are surrounded by a 360-degree panoramic spectacle, offering a stunning view of the main peaks of the western Annapurna range, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre. These peaks are arranged in a perfect circle, spanning a diameter of 10 miles. And right at the centre, across a deep glacier gorge, lies the breathtakingly beautiful Annapurna I, standing tall at 8,091 metres. Getting up close and personal with the mighty Himalayas is one of the most unforgettable and awe-inspiring experiences with dramatic, breathtaking views that you will never forget.  
   
During this journey, you will have the opportunity to encounter unique villages of the Gurung community such as Landruk, Chhomrong, and Ghandruk. These villages will give you a glimpse of their traditional customs and lifestyle in the mountains and hills of Nepal.
   
The trek concludes with a thrilling experience as you hover above the stunning Annapurna Range in Nepal on a helicopter ride. We will be transported back to The Pavillions, a sustainable resort in Pokhara. While taking off from the rugged base camp, you'll be surrounded by breathtaking views of snow-covered mountains that seem to go on forever. The well-known peaks of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and Hiunchuli stand tall against the picturesque backdrop of blue skies. The helicopter ride from Annapurna Base Camp is not just a trip, but an unforgettable and soul-stirring journey that will leave a lasting impact on you.
  
We'll kick off our mornings with some yoga and wrap up our treks with a good stretch. As the sun sets, we'll wind down with meditation sessions and talks. This yoga-trek is all about personal development, reconnecting with mother nature, finding your inner self, and experiencing the ultimate adventure.
  
 
What to expect?
  • Walking up to 7 hours on some days – it will be a very physical experience.  
  • You will carry a small daypack with water and snacks (our gracious porters will carry the rest). 
  • Only vegetarian meals will be provided. 
  • Very simple accommodations in the mountains. We will be sleeping in guest houses, NOT tents, but expect basic facilities such as shared bathrooms. In Pokhara and Kathmandu, higher standard accommodation will be provided. 
  • There will be yoga and meditation discussions daily.
**All individuals practising yoga are welcome, but please note that this is a moderately challenging trek and a certain level of physical fitness is necessary. If you have any health conditions, such as asthma or heart disease, it is advised to consult with your physician beforehand.

Our first night will be spent in Kathmandu in the warm hospitality of the Mulberry Hotel, a cozy oasis in the bustling capital. With a blend of contemporary and traditional Nepalese elements, from sleek modern furnishings to intricate local artwork, every detail has been carefully curated to enhance your Nepalese experience. One of the unique features of Mulberry Hotel is the rooftop garden, where you can catch stunning views of the Himalayas while sipping on a cup of aromatic Nepalese tea. Dinner will be at the in-house restaurant, serving authentic Nepalese and international cuisine. With fresh, locally sourced ingredients, talented chefs will take your taste buds on a culinary journey. It's the perfect spot to begin our Nepalese yoga-trek adventure.

 

Visit hotel: https://www.mulberrynepal.com/

  

The Big Pillow Hotel in Pokhara will be where we gear up for our trek into the mountains. Located in the heart of this beautiful city and surrounded by the stunning Himalayan mountains, it’s the perfect place to acclimate, relax, and prepare for our trek together. This hotel is loved for its eco-friendly practices such as using solar panels and recycling, and commitment to supporting local charities and social projects.

  

In the mountains, we’ll stay in modest accommodation known as Teahouses. Teahouses have been a part of Nepalese culture for centuries, with the earliest being established on trading routes along the Himalayas. Today, teahouses have become a well-liked stop for hikers to take a break. They provide hot tea and a spot to relax before resuming their trek. During our stay, we will have the opportunity to try traditional Nepalese cuisine that is both uncomplicated and mouth-watering, giving you a real taste of the local flavours.

Visit hotel: https://bigpillowinn.com/

 

We’ll end our time together back in Pokhara. After our exhilarating helicopter ride, we’ll be settled down at Pavilions Himalayas. Nestled in the tranquil hills of Nepal, this luxury eco-resort offers a truly unique experience to end our Nepal adventure. We’ll be staying in their beautiful pavilions, built using locally sourced materials that incorporate elements of traditional Nepali architecture, offering the perfect blend of modern amenities and rustic charm. Each pavilion has a private garden and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. There is also a spa and wellness centre, perfect for indulging in some well-deserved pampering and relaxation. Using fresh and locally sourced ingredients, the on-site chefs create meals that will tantalise your taste buds. They also offer cooking classes for guests who want to learn more about traditional Nepali cuisine. We especially love the resort's commitment to giving back to the local community who work closely with local villages and support various social and environmental initiatives.

 

Visit hotel: https://www.pavilionshotels.com/

8 nights/9 days (Tentative Schedule)

Day 1: October 1 - Arrive in Kathmandu & Preparatory day

  • Pick up from the Airport
  • Meet & greet and Q&A with Priscilla & Karnesh (Lead Guides)
  • Welcome dinner (can be reserved for those arriving on late flights)

 

Day 2: Kathmandu Pokhara

  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (25 mins)
  • Transfer to and Check-in at The Big Pillow Inn
  • Free time to walk around and explore Pokhara (self-catered lunch as and if desired)  
  • Yoga session with Priscilla and dinner
  • Briefing by Kamala Yoga Nepal and packing (daypack, trekking gear and possessions to be carried by the porter must be separated from your own small personal daypack)

 

Day 3: Pokhara – Ghandruk – Kot Danda // 2,310m/7,579ft // 2.5hr drive, 1hr (3km) trek

  • Yoga class with Priscilla and breakfast
  • 2.5-hour jeep drive to Ghandruk
  • Arrive at the border of Ghandruk and start our short walk towards Ghandruk village. Enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains, including stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. We will stop by the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk to learn about the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people, followed by lunch. Through beautiful green scenery, we will trek up to the tea house Little Paradise – a true secluded paradise among the mountainous scenery where you can relax and enjoy peace and quiet. This beautiful property is located on a ridge between two mountains, offering great mountain views on one side and a stunning view over the valley on another side. The facilities are simple but the surroundings are superb. Healthy snacks are provided on the way.
  • Restorative yoga & meditation with Priscilla, followed by dinner
  • Overnight in a teahouse

 

Day 4: Kot Danda – Chhomrong // 2,170m/7,120ft // 5hr (7km) trek

  • Yoga class with Priscilla and breakfast
  • We start today by descending through a forest down to the level of the river and then make a steep ascent. 
  • Lunch
  • Through lush forests and terraced fields, we reach Chhomrong. Healthy snacks are provided on the way.
  • Restorative yoga & meditation with Priscilla, followed by dinner
  • Overnight in a teahouse

 

Day 5:  Chhomrong – Bamboo // 2,310m/7,580ft // 4hr trek

  • Yoga class with Priscilla and breakfast
  • We start the day by descending a stone stair trail down to river level. We cross the river and face a steep climb towards Sinuwa where we stop for lunch.
  • Lunch
  • After lunch, we continue through a forest path to Bamboo. Healthy snacks are provided on the way.
  • Restorative yoga & meditation with Priscilla, followed by dinner
  • Overnight in a teahouse

 

Day 6:  Bamboo – Deurali // 3,200m/10,500ft // 4hr trek

  • Yoga class with Priscilla and breakfast
  • Continuing along the forest path, we pass through two villages, Doban and Himalaya. 
  • Lunch
  • After this, we have more climbing to do to reach our final stop for the day – Deurali. We’ll notice a shift in landscape: vegetation is sparse but with a whole new variety of different plants and flowers due to higher altitude. Healthy snacks are provided on the way.
  • Restorative yoga & meditation with Priscilla, followed by dinner
  • Overnight in a teahouse

 

Day 7:  Deurali – Annapurna Base Camp // 4,130m/13,550ft // 4hr trek

  • Yoga class with Priscilla and breakfast
  • We start our final ascent towards ABC. The trail is not steep but rises gradually. More landscape changes await as we cross the tree line and enter a high-altitude meadow (or Himalayan tundra) where no trees grow due to harsh high-altitude conditions – only low plants can be seen here. In the winter months, from December until March, the snow line starts just after Deurali. 
  • Lunch
  • We pass by Machhapuchhre Base Camp, and then tackle the last leg of our final ascent, crossing through the beautiful barren landscape with fantastic mountain views (between December and early April there will be lots of snow) finally we reach our destination of ABC. Healthy snacks are provided on the way.
  • Restorative yoga & meditation with Priscilla, followed by dinner
  • Overnight in a teahouse

 

Day 8:  Deurali – Annapurna Base Camp // 4,130m/13,550ft // 4hr trek

  • This is a long day and the altitude is strenuous, so the suggestion is no yoga this morning. Instead, we take an early morning greeting with a sunrise casting a red hue over the white mountain peaks. Sometimes we may hear what sounds like a muffled thunder – this is the sound of faraway avalanches happening on distant mountain slopes, it’s too far to be seen but it can be heard from a great distance. We admire the natural spectacle of the sun casting colourful rays upon the snowy mountains and take in the views 
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Pokhara by Helicopter to Pavilions Himalayas 
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Overnight in Pokhara, Pavilions Himalayas.

 

Day 9:  End of trip at Pavilions Himalayas

  • Yoga with Priscilla
  • Breakfast
  • Check-out
  • Departure

Inclusive of:

- 8 nights’ full-board accommodation, taxes and service charges

- All yoga fees

- Breakfast, lunch & dinner

- local transportation

- Round-trip airport hotel transfer

- Helicopter fee

- Domestic Flight from Kathmandu to Pokora

 

**PACKAGE PRICES WITHOUT AIRFARE:      

All prices below are per person for 1-9 October (8 nights/9 days)

Room Category

Early-Bird Price(ends 31 July)

Regular Price

Deluxe - Single Occupancy

HK$28,653

HK$31,837

Deluxe - Double/ Twin Occupancy

HK$27,336

HK$30,373

Photos and videos may be taken, solely for PURE marketing purposes.

 

 

Early-Bird Price – 10% Discount:       

·              Last day for Early-Bird Discounts is 31 July 2023.

 

Refunds/Cancellations:    

·              No refund or credit will be issued for cancellations starting 31 July 2023.

·              A 15% package price administration fee applies to all refunds or cancellations.

  

Minimum Capacity:

·              This programme requires a minimum of 15 students.

·              We advise participants to book flights after the minimum number has been met.

 

Visa Entry & Requirements:

 

·           Please comply with all visa and health requirements of Nepal.

·           PURE is not liable for any illnesses, delays or costs resulting from your failure to meet these requirements.

·           Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the day you arrive in Nepal.

·           Travel visas are required for Hong Kong nationals. For all others and more information, please visit: https://hkg.nepalconsulate.gov.np/visa/

·           Kindly check the most updated safety measures in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for international arrivals.

 

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is not included in the package, therefore we highly urge you to arrange your own travel insurance.

  

Contact & Enquiries:

For enquiries or more information, please email retreats@pure-yoga.com

  

*If there is any discrepancy between the printed and web versions, the web version shall prevail.

 

 

TO CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION:

  1. You will receive a Confirmation Email from the Events Department at PURE within 3 business days after the successful submission of your registration.
  2. Payment must be received in full by In Travel Limited within 7 days of sending the Confirmation Email.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  1. Any injuries? If so, please specify:
  2. How long have you been practising yoga?

 

 

Terms & Conditions:

< The organiser of this retreat is Excella (HK) Ltd. >
< The co-organiser is Pure (Travel) Ltd. >
< The resort is The Mulberry, Big Pillow Inn Hotel & Pavilions Himalaya>

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

By registering for this programme and signing below, you voluntarily understand and accept the following terms and conditions as set out below.

I am aware that I am responsible for my own travel insurance and have been advised by Pure (Travel) Ltd. that this should be purchased.

I, a participant of this programme, am aware that participating in the retreat requires a certain level of fitness and general physical health. I acknowledge and voluntarily assume my responsibility to assess my level of fitness and general health (including where appropriate consulting my physician or doctor) and the risks of serious injury that are associated with physical activity of any kind including any variety of yoga, meditation and breath work practice and participation in yoga-related activities or activities related to this Programme (the "Activities"). I confirm that I shall retain all control and direction over my Activities at all times. I voluntarily assume full liability and accept the risk of harm, including physical injury and discomfort as a result of my participation in the various activities in this programme.

I also agree to inform the instructor of any movements which I cannot safely perform, and I will not perform any activity or movement, which I feel is likely to cause me to injure myself. I will inform the teachers and/or assistants of any limitations or medical conditions that may affect my practice.

I, or anyone who could claim in my name or on my behalf, my heirs and legal representatives, do hereby voluntarily waive, release and forever discharge the organisers, co-organisers and Resort and its officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liabilities for injuries, damages or death resulting from my participation in the activities during the course of this programme as outlined in the programme schedule or any activities outside of the programme and resort facility, and hold them harmless from all claims which may be brought against them for any such injuries or claims as aforesaid and all costs and expenses incidental thereto.

I agree that organisers & co-organisers reserve the right to accept or kindly decline the application of a participant at any time, to make changes in the itinerary whenever reputed necessary for the comfort, convenience, and safety to all participants, and to cancel a trip at any time. In the case that the event is cancelled or postponed, organisers & co-organisers shall have no responsibility beyond the refund of money or expenses paid by the participant if the event cannot be re-scheduled.

I agree that organisers & co-organisers shall not be liable for any cost or expenses for any delay, change in schedule including – but not limited to – delays, missed flights, failure to comply with visa or health requirements of the city, re-scheduling, and/or cancellations or overbooking of flights, loss, damage, or injury to property or persons including death, or expenses occasioned by any act of omission by any supplier providing services to any programme participant.

I agree that Excella (HK) Ltd. & Pure (Travel) Ltd. shall not be liable for any loss, injury, or damage to personal property, or otherwise due to any force majeure event Excella (HK) Ltd. & Pure (Travel) Ltd. has the sole and absolute discretion to cancel or shorten the duration of the programme in the event of acts, events, omissions or accidents that are beyond the reasonable control of Excella (HK) Ltd. & Pure (Travel) Ltd. such as (without limitation) any abnormally inclement weather, fire, explosion, earthquake, subsidence, structural damage, epidemic or other natural physical disaster, failure or shortage of power supplies, military operations, public disorder, industrial action, act or threatened act of terrorism and/or any legislation, regulation, ruling, decision or omission (including failure to grant any necessary permissions) of any relevant authority, including any court, government agency or governing body. If by reason of any of the events specified above Excella (HK) Ltd. & Pure (Travel) Ltd. and/or the Resort are prevented from performing any obligations hereunder such delay or non-performance shall not be deemed to be a breach of any such obligations and no loss or damage may be claimed by you Excella (HK) Ltd. & Pure (Travel) Ltd. and/or the Resort.

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I hereby understand that photos and videos may be taken of this programme and may be used for the production of related promotional materials for PURE Yoga and give consent to this.

Where there is conflict between the English and the Chinese versions, the English version shall prevail. 

 

By submitting your application, you agree to the above Terms and Conditions

 

 

Enquiries:

  • For enquiries, please contact PURE Yoga Events at Tel: (852)3691-3842 or Email events@pure-yoga.com

 

 

Travel agency: Excella Travel (HK) Limited (Agent License No. 351074)

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CategoryRoomEarly bird priceRegular price
Room CategoryDeluxe - Single OccupancyHK$28,653HK$31,837
Deluxe - Double/ Twin OccupancyHK$27,336HK$30,373

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