Yoga in Nepal may not be quite as famous as in India, still, this Himalayan country is the perfect destination for both a relaxing yoga vacation and an immersive retreat. Being the birthplace of Buddha, Nepal is naturally a profoundly spiritual place, plus the mesmerizing mountain ranges offer the reconnection to mother nature that we all need. Check out these heavenly yoga retreats in Nepal and start planning a once-in-a-lifetime spiritual experience.
Best Yoga Retreats in Nepal
These 10 yoga retreats in Nepal include hiking, sound healing, sightseeing, cultural immersions and so much more to a truly memorable yoga holiday.
4 Day Hiking and Yoga Holiday in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Starting from: $192
This 4-day hiking and yoga vacation at Niru Yoga Homestay is one of the most affordable yoga retreats in Nepal. It includes twice daily Hatha yoga classes, jungle hikes, and nature walks, meditation, and sound healing. This retreat is set in the small village of Nagarkot in the picturesque Kathmandu Valley, 22 kilometres from the airport. You’ll share a room at a simple homestay, which features a western toilet and hot water for at-home comforts.
Your days will start with an energizing yoga session and a hearty breakfast to fuel you for your late morning hike or walk in the stunning surroundings of Kathmandu Valley. On your walking adventures, you’ll explore the jungle and waterfalls, visit various temples, and see some traditional villages. In the evenings, you’ll have a relaxing yoga and meditation class to stretch your tired legs before tucking into a delicious vegetarian dinner.
4 Day Ayurveda, Meditation, and Yoga Holiday in Himalayan Country, Kathmandu
This holistic Nepal retreat is perfect for anyone looking to learn simple healthy practices that they can incorporate into their daily lives back home. You’ll spend 4 days in the gorgeous Himalayan Country, staying at the Nepal Ayurveda Home. Here, you will have a comfortable private room with an ensuite bathroom and air-conditioning.
On this yoga retreat in Kathmandu, you’ll practice Hatha yoga twice daily, with meditation and pranayama included in the classes. You’ll also have a 90-minute Ayurveda therapy session tailored to your needs and a 1-hour doctor consultation each day. These lessons will teach you how to bring balance into your doshas and experience vibrant health. In addition, you’ll have 3 healthy meals a day consisting of vegan and vegetarian food as well as tea and detox juices.
7 Day Budget-Friendly Nature Yoga Retreat in Pokhara, Gandaki Pradesh
This is one of the most popular Nepal retreats on BookYogaRetreats, thanks to its affordability, peaceful environment, and holistic program. It takes place at Nepal Pokhara Yoga School in the foothills of the mountains and the banks of Phewa Lake. You’ll be far from the crowds here, so this retreat is ideal for anyone who wants to reconnect with nature and themselves.
Over 7-days, you’ll practice Hatha, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga yoga, with sessions suitable for all levels. Aside from asana, you’ll learn breath awareness practices and participate in guided meditations and relaxation sessions. You’ll have plenty of time to explore mother nature too by hiking in hills and visiting Himalayas shrines and temples. You can choose between a basic shared room at the retreat centre or a deluxe private room with a king-size bed.
7 Day Mardi Himal Trek, Relaxing Yoga, and Meditation Retreat in Nepal
If hiking and yoga are both enormous passions of yours, this 7-day Mardi Himal Trek is for you. It is one of the more expensive yoga retreats in Nepal, but it offers a unique trekking experience. Under the expert guidance of Himalayan Recreation Treks, you’ll hike well-known mountains like Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchre and explore charming villages in the Annapurna region.
The jam-packed retreat starts and ends in Pokhara, but you’ll be on the road, trekking up to 3,580 metres each day. When you’re not hiking, you’ll participate in relaxing Hatha yoga and meditation sessions to keep your body in top condition. For the first and last night, you’ll stay in a hotel in Pokhara, and for the rest of the trip, you’ll share a room in a simple tea house. All meals are included during the trek, so you don’t need to worry about going hungry.
8 Day All-Inclusive Meditation and Yoga Immersion Retreat in Pokhara, Gandaki Pradesh
If you‘re interested in taking your yoga past the physical practice of asana, then don’t pass up this retreat, especially since it’s one of the best in the country! Taking place in Pokhara, you’ll enjoy 2 Hatha yoga classes a day, guided relaxation sessions and meditation, learning cleansing techniques, walking silently, and partake in kirtan sessions.
Days start early at 6:00am with meditation and silent walks, followed by cleansing practices, and group yoga for the morning. In the afternoon you’ll have some free time to relax after learning about yoga philosophy, enjoying Yoga Nidra, and a peaceful sound bath. Evenings are filled with the energetic powers of Mantra chanting, dinner, and relaxing yoga.
8 Day Hiking, Yoga, Meditation, Breathing, and Self-Realization Holiday in Kathmandu, Bagmati Zone
Starting from: $999
This 8-day spiritual holiday takes place at the leading Nepal meditation retreat centre, Nepal Yoga Home. The well-balanced retreat includes daily Hatha yoga and meditation classes, sightseeing in Kathmandu, temple visits, and guided hikes in some of the region’s most beautiful spots, such as Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park.
Nepal Yoga Home has a stunning jungle backdrop with expansive views, with the option to choose a shared or private room with a western toilet and hot shower. The days start with an early morning all-level yoga class, followed by breakfast. You’ll then head off for your excursion of the day before returning for pranayama, meditation, and dinner. Nepal Yoga Home also offers longer retreats for those looking for a more profound experience.
4 Day Traditional Yoga Retreat in Kathmandu, Bagmati Pradesh
Starting from: $750
This 4-day retreat at Goniyore Ashram is one of the best short yoga retreats in Nepal for anyone looking to learn the traditions of the practice without committing to a week-long program. The retreat is suitable for all levels and focuses on Hatha yoga with Nidra and Bhakti practices included.
You’ll start the day early with a sitting meditation practice, followed by asana, mudra, and Nidra. After breakfast, you’ll go on an adventure, seeing the sights and temples of Kathmandu, including various UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites. You’ll return to the ashram in the late afternoon for meditation and Bhakti yoga before dinner. You’ll have a comfortable private room at Hotel Heritage Home and Guest House, where you’ll enjoy all your meals, included in the price.
9 Days Wellness, Meditation, and Yoga Holiday in Kathmandu
Starting from: $790
This is one of the best yoga retreats in Asia for finding optimal health and well-being. The yoga program features twice daily yoga, along with Nidra, Bhakti yoga chanting, and meditation. However, this holistic retreat also includes various body and mind treatments, such as oil massages, reflexology, Reiki, and sound bowl healing.
This ultimate self-care retreat takes place at Himalayan Yoga Academy in Kathmandu, 12 kilometres from the airport. You can choose a shared or private room at the academy, where you’ll have full access to the spa chambers, including a sauna, steam bath, and swimming pool. This is just one of the many offerings from Himalayan Yoga Academy. In addition, the school offers various retreats and training programs, including a Reiki healing course.
10 Day Nepal Yoga Tour in Kathmandu
This 10-day tour is one of the most fun yoga retreats in Nepal, where you can explore local cultural, natural, and spiritual wonders, along with deepening your yoga practice. It’s a guided tour with a wellness aspect and is suitable for all levels, including beginners. As you’ll be moving from place to place, you’ll have different accommodation each night, including 3-star hotels and lodges.
This 10-day tour is run by the adventure travel company Trekking Trail Nepal. It includes daily Hatha yoga, guided treks, sightseeing, and village visits. You’ll also enjoy some truly unique activities such as a jungle safari, canoe ride, and even a spiritual pilgrimage to the birthplace of Buddha! Daily breakfast is included, along with some lunches and dinner.
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