We run yoga and mindfulness retreats which combine trekking in stunning and tranquil locations, well off the beaten track, with great company, yoga and meditation run by qualified and experienced teachers.
About Yoga Trekking
Trekking connects us with our environment and allows us to settle our mind and live in the present. Enjoying the simple passing of a day or quiet vista along the trail. Overlaying a yoga practice on top of trekking further engages us with our landscape and puts us in a present state of mind. Yoga enables us to open our minds and stretch our bodies to become part of our environment.
We are a Responsible Travel Company and Social Enterprise
You may be asking why us? Well, here at Adventure Alternative we are a different kind of travel company. First and foremost, The heart of our passion lies in responsible tourism and our company actively supports sustainable development in Nepal in a tangible way, for which we have twice won the World Responsible Travel Awards.
A couple of Nepalese friends from the village of Thame.
Supporting our local communities is our mission. We do this in several ways. Our trips involve local stakeholders and villagers who all benefit from the tourism we bring to the area. We employ full-time staff that is offered benefits and treated like family. Additionally, Adventure Alternative underwrites the administration of our charity Moving Mountains and ensures that our trips have a strong developmental angle. Financial security for our clients is guaranteed because we have the correct protection in place
Yoga Trekking in the Himalayas
The culture of the Himalayas is deeply entrenched in meditation and mindfulness. Hinduism and Buddhism are the dominant religions in Nepal. Yoga and meditative practices have been a part of everyday life here for centuries.
When on a yoga trek we strike a balance between yoga practice, trekking in the stunning Himalayas, and engaging with local communities. Each day we will engage in two different yoga practices and trek along the lesser-trafficked trails of the Himalaya. Together we will explore what it means to be present both spiritually and physically in the mountains.
Visiting with local monks in a Himalayan monastery to better connect our practice to the people of this magnificent region.
Collaboration with Moving Mountains
We will travel through small mountain villages, including our sister village that we engage with at our charity Moving Mountains. Together we will explore the notion of global community and engage with local villages, families, and children.
Moving Mountains in Nepal works on the ground with local communities to help better their infrastructure. We have programs that include hydroelectric power facilities, schools, monasteries, and health clinics. Our aim is to provide the tools and education necessary for the community to maintain programs and initiatives on their own.
What to Bring for a Yoga Trek
Trekking and yoga trekking involve much of the same packing list. However, on a yoga trek, it is important to bring your yoga mat with you for your practice. Clothing appropriate for yoga is also advised. Keep in mind that temperatures swing drastically in the Himalaya, so be prepared for both cold and warm weather.
A typical village house below the town of Lukla.