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Charity Yoga Retreat

Explore the Himalayas | Make an Impact

Spring 2020
Helambu, Nepal

 

An Immersive Experience

Join international yoga instructor Lindsey Uhrig and the team of Aythos for a unique yoga retreat and cultural experience. As a group, we will experience village life, learn the art of Nepali cooking, and hike with breathtaking views of the Helambu Mountains. Accomodations and meals during the retreat are simple and will allow you to participate in the daily village life of the Helambu people - part of this journey is about embracing the beauty of simplicity and unfamiliar environments.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Aythos' health and sustainable livelihood programs to strengthen these Himalayan communities.

Included

Yoga classes led by Lindsey

Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu  

Cooking classes in the villages

Two nights at a hotel in Kathmandu

Guesthouse accommodations during retreat

All meals during retreat

Transportation to and from villages Entrance fees for sightseeing and temple visits  

All government and local taxes during retreat

Medical kit

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Itinerary

Day 1

Opening Ceremony

Day 2

Travel to Helambu Valley by Jeep

Evening Yoga in Village #1

Day 3

Morning Yoga

Learn About Village Life

Hike to Village #2

Evening Yoga

Day 4

Morning Yoga

Visit Nunnery

Learn About Aythos Farming

Village Life

Evening Yoga

Day 5

Hike to Village #3

Afternoon Yoga

Nepali Cooking Lesson

Evening Yoga

Day 6

Hike to Village #4

Afternoon Yoga

Village Life

Evening Yoga

Day 7

Travel to Kathmandu by Jeep

Closing Ceremony

Some hiking experience is helpful, but no technical skill is required for this trek. We recommend that you consult your doctor before the trip. We may make slight adjustments to this itinerary as needed based on safety and weather concerns.

Welcome to Helambu

Helambu is a Himalayan region north of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. It is known as a beyul, a spiritual sanctuary in Buddhism, and is home to many Buddhist monasteries, meditation caves, sacred lakes, and monuments to the locals’ Tibetan ancestry. The hospitality of Helambu’s people and the region’s spectacular Himalayan views make the region a popular destination for trekking. However, this all changed in 2015, when earthquakes devastated Helambu villages. The families are now rebuilding their lives, and Aythos continues to come alongside them to support their health and sustainable livelihoods.


For the past 10 years, Aythos has been working in Helambu and surrounding Himalayan communities to bring health, education, and economic development programs. Now we’re helping Helambu regain its status as a top destination for enjoying Nepal’s Himalayan splendor.

Helambu Gallery

Explore the sights and scenery of the Helambu region below.