Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes
All Inclusive Private Trek
The Eat, Pray, Love tour is a complete rejuvenation package designed around experiencing Nepal on a deeply personal level. this journey is really going to reward you on so many levels. You will have opportunity to experience some ancient healing practices, soar like a bird and feast on mouth watering Nepali and Newari cuisine. You will learn about ancient traditions and practices as you journey through Nepal, visiting temples, pilgrimage points and places of worship.
You will be staying in a selection of our favourite hotels and your comfort during this trip is a high priority to leave you feeling pampered and rejuvenated. We have included most meals in the itinerary, but we will leave a few up to you. As travellers ourselves, we love exploring and finding our own hidden gems in new places, we want you guys to have that chance too.
Namaste and welcome to Nepal! You will be greeted at the airport by a White Yak Trails representative and taken to your hotel. You will probably be feeling pretty tired after your journey, so the day is at your leisure to relax. In the evening you are invited to enjoy a welcome meal and drinks in Thamel.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will have the opportunity to experience an ancient buddhist practice using Tibetan Singing Bowls. This 60 minute sound and vibrational therapy session is an ancient hellion technique to relive stress and tension. You will likely feel light and transcendent and possibly “high”- reaching new levels of awareness. After the healing session you will probably want to enjoy your calm and inner peace, so you will be free to have your lunch at your leisure in one of the many cafes or restaurants around your hotel in Thamel. We reccomend Phat Kath or Electric Pagoda for really chilled out vibes to relax in the sun. In the afternoon we will go to Boudha Stupa and witness Buddhist practices and enjoy tea and dinner on one of the rooftop restaurant overlooking the Stupa
After breakfast at your hotel you will go to Swayambunath Temple, also known as Monkey Temple. Ate rtourinttg the ancient temple complex, we will head outside of the city to Kirtipur, which is a small historic Newari town. After a tour of the ancient town, you will get to experience a traditional feast of Newari cuisine. also, if you like, you can try our special Nepalese home made spirits. It will be late afternoon by the time we get back to Kathmandu and your belly will hopefully be full from the afternoon of eating and drinking, so dinner will be at your leisure tonight. We can also provide recommendations for great places to enjoy the Kathmandu nightlife and music scene.
After breakfast you will have the privilege to visit a very sacred temple, Pashupatinath Temple which is located on the banks of the Bagmati River. This temple is very important to the Nepalese people and is a very sacred pilgrimage point. It is very likely that you will bare witness to a cremation ceremony and it is a very raw experience. You will get an insight into the celebration of life and death in the Hindu religion.
After leaving Pashupatinath we will be heading to Bhakatapur city for lunch.
Bhaktapur is an ancient city in the Kathmandu Valley and hold a real old world charm. It is adorned with Newari temples and buildings and is a fascinating city to explore. After lunch you will get a chance to wander around and explore.
We will then head to the mountain town of Nagarkot and check into your hotel there. Dinner will be a Nepali style barbecue around an outdoor campfire.
Today you will get an unreal panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas. If you’re for it, we will rise with the sun and watch as she spreads her loving arms across this majestic land. You will be treated with a light show of colours as the rising sun paints the mountain peaks shades of pink and gold. From here you can get a really wonderful view of the Himalayas.
After having some tea or coffee we will head for a short drive to the Nepal Yoga Academy where you are going to have a really lovely day of rejuvenation. You will have breakfast there before starting your day of pure relaxation. Your day will feature yoga, Ayurvedic sauna and Ayurvedic oil massage as well as philosophy lesson asn relaxation in the gardens. You will be treated to delicious nurturing vegan food and by the end of the day you are going to be feeling amaaaazing. At around 8pm you will be taken back to your hotel in Nagarkot.
After breakfast we head back to Kathmandu. You will get a chance to relax and have a light lunch before your Nepali cookery class at 1:30pm. This cooking class is awesome and you’re going to learn how to prepare, cook and eat 5 Nepali and Newari dishes. After the cookery course you will be taken ack to Thamel where you will have the evening free to explore and soak up the vibes and atmosphere.
In the morning we will hop on a bus and journey onwards to Pokhara. The trip takes about 6 to 7 hours, but there is plenty to gaze out of the window at as we wind through valleys and pass rivers and terraced fields. Pokhara is a very relaxed little city and has a really small town vibe to it. In the evening you can wander to the lakeside and grab a beer and dinner and soak up the relaxed, chilled out atmosphere her.
Today you are going to be bird! Really you are! You are going to spread your wings and soar above with the birds on a tandem paragliding flight. You will get to see Phewa lake and this magnificent landscape from a bird eye view and feel the freedom that a bird feels as it soars above the earth.
When you come back down to earth you will hopefully be feeling really energised and rejuvenated. Just before sunset you will be rowed out onto the pristine Phewa Lake to the Tal Barahi Temple, which is a two storey pagoda situated in the middle of the lake.
Dinner at lakeside.
After breakfast today you will have a chance to visit the World Peace Pagoda. There is a lovely small hike to this pagoda and an absolutely stunning view of Pokhara and the Phewa Lake. If you prefer we can also arrange transportation, but the hike is really rewarding and worth it! After lunch you will be treated to a healing session of your choice at the GN Reiki Meditation Center in Pokhara. Depending on the individual needs of you and your mind, body and soul, you can decide out of the services they offer what you feel will benefit you most.
It’s time to say goodbye to Pokhara and head back to Kathmandu today. When you get to Kathmandu you will have a chance to do some shopping in Thamel where you can find some really beautiful treasures to take home with you as a souvenir. We will have a farewell dinner at one of the many great restaurants.
And now we have come to the end of this journey and we really hope that you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated and on top of the world. We will meet you when you are ready to head out to the airport and get you to the departure gate ready for your flight home.