The hike to Nagarkot is an excellent short hike towards the eastern edge of the Kathmandu Valley. Starting and ending in Kathmandu, this yoga hike is very accessible, but surprisingly immersive. You will see Shivapuri National Park, walk through oak and pine forests full with rhododendron and orchids. On top of this you will also be able to see a spectacular sunrise over Mount Everest, Manaslu, Hiunchuli, Langtang, and Ganesh Himal. All up this hike is the perfect Himalayan escape from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city life!
This is a yoga and meditation hike. The word ‘Yoga’ is a Sanskrit word that derives from the Sanskrit root ‘Yug’; which means ‘to connect, join or balance’. In Yoga we join and balance mind, body and breath. As trekking is quite a challenge for our bodies and since we climb, also a challenge for our breath, yoga really compliments trekking. In yoga we lengthen and stretch our breath and muscles, which is the exact opposite of what we do whilst being on trek. To practice yoga and meditation whilst being on trek is a great way keeping our minds and bodies ‘fit’ during the trek.
September – November
March – May
Drive to Sundarijal
Hike from Sundarijal to Chisapani
Evening gentle Meditation/Yoga Class
Duration: 5-6 hours
Morning yoga class Chisapani
Evening meditation/restorative Yoga Class Nagarkot
Duration: 6-7 hours
Morning yoga class Nagarkot.
Hike from Nagarkot to Changunarayan Temple
Bhaktapur to Kathmandu (Drive)
Duration: 4-5 hours