Nepal is a multi-ethnic, multicultural, multi-religious, and multilingual country. It comprises diverse groups of people with their own norms, values, and lifestyle. Among all, the statistics show that the people following Hinduism account for around 81.34%, Buddhism accounts for 9.04%, Islam accounts for 4.39%, Kirant accounts for 3.04%, Christianity accounts for 1.41%, and so on, of the total population of the country, as per 2011 census. Being a center of the religious and spiritual bound country, getting in touch with the god and purifying the souls has been the evergreen process of life for the residents.
Yoga is the practice of controlling the mind, body, and soul of an individual. It escorts the mental and physical disciplines and helps to maintain a peaceful mind and body managing the anxiety, stress, and strains. It relaxes the mind and induces muscle strengths, tone of the body, and flexibility.
Nepal yoga retreat is a simple yet wholesome practice for keeping the mind, body, and soul calm and composed. As Nepal is a Himalayan country with Hindus as the most-numbered individuals, yoga has been prevailing in the country for a very long time. And, the exposure to its significance in life has been the evolutionary trait for inviting domestic and international travelers to Nepal.
Nepal houses dozens of high mountains, dense forests, fast-flowing rivers, lakes and ponds, cultural and religious sites, spiritual plats, etc. that can give salient vibes. Here are some of the factors that you can consider for choosing Nepal as the best place for yoga:
High mountains: In Nepal, there are more than 1310 mountains above the height of 5500 to 8848.86 meters above sea level. It leads Nepal to the name - ‘Mountaineers Paradise’. These mountains are famous for expeditions, trekking, and helicopter tours. Eventually, they are emerging as suitable places for yoga and meditation. The touch of the cold Himalayan breeze, an encounter with tropical and alpine regions, and one-to-one interaction with the locals make the journey even more desirable. For Himalayan yoga in Nepal, you can prefer the mountain regions like Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, and so on.
Hills and dense forests: Around 25.4% of Nepal is covered with forest and 29.5% is covered by the hilly regions. One can find diverse flora and fauna around the region. These are the best places for seeking internal peace of mind and soul. With the sound of chirping birds, flowing rivers, and streams, one can find peace alongside yoga and meditation. You can head towards different trekking and hiking trails and get exposed to ‘Yoga on Hills and Forests’.
Religious and spiritual sites: With diverse cultures, traditions, and religions, there are thousands of temples, monuments, monasteries, gompas, and healing centers in Nepal. Similarly, the top UNESCO world heritage sites in Nepal include Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Changu Narayan Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Lumbini, carry their own reverent importance. Carry your mat, go sightseeing or hike around, and start your yoga venture in these aesthetic sites.
Rivers, lakes, glaciers, and other water spots: Nepal is the second-largest country in terms of water resources in the world after Brazil. There are more than 10,000 water sites in Nepal which include rivers, tectonic and ox-bow lakes, glaciers, dams, and so on. Sitting side-by-side with these spots, and performing yoga and meditation, will be a great adventure to do for a tranquil mind, body, and soul.
Nepal Trek Adventure offers different yoga retreat packages in Nepal for travelers all around the world. You just need to book your trip and head towards the destination, with the responsibility on our shoulders to make your yoga trip in Nepal the best way possible. Despite designated packages for yoga, you can book any trips with us whether it is trekking to mountains, hiking on the hills, doing adventure activities, sightseeing, or walking through the water destination, and combine it with yoga. We will present the ‘Gurus’ (person who will teach you yoga) in case of need as well. Overall, you will be able to cherish both the trekking and yoga experience at the same time.
Feel free to contact us anytime and we will be there for your service. Get in close touch with mother nature with your yoga experience in Nepal.