September/October 2023: Yoga Tour and Soul Pilgrimage to Muktinath, Mustang
Updated: Mar 18
This October, Madan Yoga guided a group of yogis from the Netherlands, Germany and Austria on a beautiful yoga journey to the sacred land of Mustang, Nepal. Mustang is a region in northwestern Nepal known for its dry mountain deserts, countless monasteries and temples and unique local culture and traditions. Mustang is a spiritually important and enlightening place in Nepal. In the heart of Mustang lies the Kali Gandaki river between the two giant mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
For autumn season 2023, Madan Yoga is hosting another yoga journey and retreat to Mustang, Nepal: 28 September-10 October 2023!
On this yoga tour and retreat in September/October 2023, you will get a chance to:
Practice yoga, including breathing techniques (pranayama), on a daily basis. Beginners will get the chance to get a taste of yoga and build a good foundation for their yogic journey. More experienced yogis will deepen their practice and gain further inspiration for their ongoing yoga journey.
Practice Meditation along with the chants of Tibetan monks in a Buddhist monastery & in a cave in the mountains of Mustang
Visit the most important temples and stupas both of Kathmandu & Pokhara, including the holy temple and pilgrimage place of Muktinath (known as "the place of liberation")
Visit a hot spring, glacier lake, and local mountain villages in Mustang
Taste local healthy foods and specialties
Transform your body, mind and soul through the energies of the Himalayas
Daily schedule for the 13-day Yoga Tour and Retreat with Madan Yoga (September/October 2023):
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, arrival ceremony and dinner Day 2: Yoga, visit of Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath (two main sacred places in Kathmandu) Day 3: Domestic flight to Pokhara, free time and/or yogic relaxation Day 4: Yoga, explore Phewa Lake and Peace Pagoda with views on the magnificient Annapurna Himalayan range. Kirtan mantra singing in the evening. Day 5: Yoga, start jeep ride to Tatopani, visit hot springs in Tatopani Day 6: Morning meditation, visit Marpha (a local village in Mustang), taste local apple specialties, afternoon yoga session Day 7: Yoga, visit glacier lake Dhumba Lake and leopard cave with views on the most important mountains of Mustang. Night in Kagbeni. Day 8: Meditation in a Buddhist monastery, yoga, hiking along the Kali Gandaki River - "silent walking meditation". During sunset time, singing circle and mantra chanting in ancient yogic cave. Day 9: Yoga, trip to Muktinath ("place of liberation"), visit ancient Muktinath temple and rituals. Evening: "Satsang" sharing and philosophy circle with Madan. Day 10: Morning Pranayama, jeep journey to Pokhara. Rest and relax in Pokhara. Evening yoga. Day 11: Yoga, followed by ayurvedic plants and healing medicine walk through the local jungle. Cooking class with Madan in the evening. Day 12: Domestic flight from Pokhara back to Kathmandu. Closing ceremony in the evening. Day 13: Departure to home country or ongoing travels.
For this yoga tour, Madan Yoga will pick you up at Kathmandu International Airport, Nepal (arrival: 28th September 2023) and our tour group will get-together at the hotel in Kathmandu. We will visit the ancient, sacred sites of Kathmandu, before leaving together to Pokhara. From there, our journey to the mountains will start. The yoga tour will finish back in Kathmandu on 10th October 2023.
Accomodation and food:
We will be staying in comfortable hotels in peaceful, quiet locations throughout the whole stay (private rooms with attached bathroom, hot shower).
The food will be entirely vegetarian and/or vegan organic meals. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
What do I need to bring?
In September/October, the weather in Kathmandu and Pokhara will be mostly warm and sunny (around 25 degrees), but do expect temperatures to drop in the night. In Mustang, temperatures can be a few degrees lower (around 10-15 degrees). Please bring a warm, wind-proof jacket, good sneakers (hiking boots not necessary) and sun protection. Yoga mats will be provided. You can bring your big backpack and suitcase.
For more information on this yoga tour to Mustang, Nepal, with Madan Yoga and booking, please feel free to message Madan via email@example.com and visit: Yoga Treks and Tours in Nepal.