Charity Yoga Retreat
Explore the Himalayas | Make an Impact
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.
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
Travel to Helambu Valley by Jeep
Evening Yoga in Village #1
Learn About Village Life
Hike to Village #2
Learn About Aythos Farming
Hike to Village #3
Nepali Cooking Lesson
Hike to Village #4
Travel to Kathmandu by Jeep
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.
Explore the sights and scenery of the Helambu region below.