Meditation and Yoga Trek Tamang and Helambu Districts

Nepal country boasting rich culture and history with strong bond to Hindu and Buddha religion has opened space for country Nepal as best meditative hub. As meditation and yoga has legacy of both Hindu and Buddhist culture and best way to find peace of mind maintaining balance between mind and body.

Meditation along with yoga on the foothills of the snowy peaks feeling the swift and cool breeze every morning is amazing experience. The serene and tranquil atmosphere of the naturally blessed region also functions as catalyst for meditation to attain peace of mind balancing the body and mind to achieve divine conscious that has been shifted from ancient Guru System.

Yoga with meditation along insights on rich Tamang culture ingrained to Tibetan Buddhism perceiving the eye-catching mountain scenery comprised of green pastures, rolling hills, snowy peaks, swinging bridges festooned with Buddhist hymns in scripted prayer flags, gushing rivers is added bonus of the yoga and meditation package managed by Langtang Ri Trek and Expedition.

Yoga and meditation trek begins from Syabrubesi which is gateway for the langtang region and passes through several villages and verdant lands offering breathtaking scenery from the every corners and angles of the serpentine trail and finally takes you to the main point which is best point for yoga and meditation along with perception on Tibetan Buddhism culture.


Day 1. Kathmandu arrival (1,300m)

Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. A Lantang Ri Trekking & Expedition representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. When you are ready you will be collected from your hotel lobby and driven to our Thamel office where you will be formally introduced to your Trekking Guide. We will go through all your trek itinerary and arrangements with you an ensure every detail is in place. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details so that we can organize any permits required for your trek and the region you will be exploring.

Day 2. Kathmandu sightseeing (1,300m)

After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Kathmandu Durbar square.

Bouddhanath: Bouddhanath is a Buddhist religious complex with a history dating back over 500 years. Located on the eastern edge of Kathmandu it is now a site of great pilgrimage for Buddhist followers who circle its massive stupa, spin its many prayer wheels and visit its beautiful monastery. The main feature of Boudhanath is its huge hemispherical white stupa with central golden tower and the all-seeing eyes of the Buddha. Visitors should circle the stupa in a clockwise direction and spin prayer wheels for good fortune and a good life. Visitors may also enjoy visiting the Thangka painting school within the complex to see highly skilled artists at work on religious mandala paintings.

Pashupatinath: Hindu Temple is a very large and complex and focal point for the Hindu religion. This old and very revered complex of buildings and shrines is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, one of the main deities of Hinduism. While Lord Shiva has multiple forms he is often seen as the destroyer. This has great significance for the Pashupatinath temple as it is the site of many Hindi ritual cremations each day. Pashupatinath is considered by Hindus to be an auspicious site for passing from one stage of life to the next through the purifying and destroying flames of cremation. However, on a happier note, visitors may also get to see the temple in a buoyant festival mode with one of the many Hindu festivals celebrated here through the year.

Swayambhunath: You will first visit the Swayambhunath temple complex that sits atop a high hill overlooking Kathmandu and the entire Kathmandu Valley. Swayambhunath is perhaps the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal. It consists of a very large white stupa with the all-seeing-eye of Lord Buddha plus many small stupa and beautifully carved stone shrines. This is a wonderful place to catch your breath and start to understand and appreciate the deep importance of Buddhist belief to the people of Nepal and the Himalaya region. Make sure you ring the many bells to awaken the gods and let them know you are in Nepal. Take the time to enjoy the view over Kathmandu and have your guide point the many other highlights of the city. In the far distance to the east you may also be able to see the hills of Nagarkot where your hotel for tonight is located. If you feel energetic you might also like to try some or all of the 350 steps that lead all the way from Kathmandu city up to your Swayambhunath temple vantage point.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: The next stop today is the beautiful Kathmandu Durbar Square, or the royal palace square of the ancient Malla kings of the Kathmandu Valley. This square and all its architectural treasures are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While some damage to buildings occurred in the 2015 earthquake the site still contains many stunning architectural gems. The original royal palace courtyards are open to visitors and you will marvel at the intricate timber carving and beautifully crafted brickwork of the palace. The open square outside the palace has many beautiful multi-storey pagodas and temples with ornate carving and carpentry artwork that tells some of the story of the ancient kings and their mystical time and beliefs. The square also contains many important Hindu temples and statues such as to Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Durbar Square also contains the unique and intriguing Kumari Chok. This is an ancient and ornate house where resides the Raj Kumari – the Living Goddess. She is a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. If you are in the courtyard of the home at the right time in the afternoon you may see a brief glimpse of the Goddess at her window.

Day 3. Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (2,238m)

We will collect you from your hotel bright and early to start our journey. The drive will wind through the many hills north of Kathmandu and you high into the Bhote Khosi Nadi Valley. The vehicle journey will end at Syabru Besi, the trek starting point the following day.

Day 4. Trek westward from Syabru Besi to Gatlang (2,238m)

The trail head westward and upward from Syabru Besi as you ascend the high valley wall to reach a magnificant ridge top with spectacular views to the east, north and west and the stunning Ganesh Himal mountain range to the north-west, the Gosaikunda range to the east and the beautiful Goljang Valley descending far below your vantage point. The trail then winds westward along the valley wall to the villaje of Gatlang. This is an important community centre for the Tamang people and you are sure to receive the warmest of Tamang welcomes as you enter the village. 

Day 5. Trek north from Gatlang to Tatopani (2,607m)

Today is likely to be a long day on the trail as you cover a considerable distance to reach Tatopani. The trail initially descends as you head down the valley side to Thangbuchet and the Bhote Koshi River. You will experience the thrill of crossing over the river on a high suspension bridge and then start a long ascent as the trail winds northward up the Chilime Khola River valley to reach Tatopani. There are many villages in Nepal called Tatopani as the name means "hot water" due to hydothermal springs bubbling up through hot Himalayan rocks to the surface. So at the end of a long day of walking and much strenuous ascending you may sooth your aching muscles in a wonderful hot spring bath. What a wonderful way to relax on an Himalayan trek - so make sure you bring your swimming costume with you. 

Day 6. Trek from Tatopani to Nagthali (3,165m) and continue on to Thuman (2,338m) (3,165m)

The trail initially heads north-east and ascends to the 3,165m high vantage point of Taruche and Nagthali. This high point has long been the site for religious meditation and contemplation and you may be affected too by the power and beauty of the mountains too. The views in all directions and stunning as you are now very close to the Langtang Lirung, Kerung, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen Ranges. These are some of the most beautiful mountain vistas in all of Nepal, so take some time to let the power of the mountains soak deep into your sole. The trail then winds and descends to the village of Thuman. While it is home to Nepali Tamang people it is also in many ways a Tibetan village as the cultures of Tibet and nepal have washed over this region for eons. This is perhaps best seen in the wonderful monasteries and houses with their beautful and mystical wood engravings which tell the story of the local culture. 

Day 7. Trek northward from Thuman to Timure and the Tibetan boarder region (1,752m)

The trail today follows one of the most ancient and important trade routes through the high Himalaya that linked Tibet with Nepal and India. The Tamang and Tibetan cultural mix increases as you head north and explore wonderful sites such as the historical village of Rasuwagadi. At the very end of the trail a suspension bridge spans the border from Nepal to Tibet.

Day 8. Trek southward from Timure to Briddhim (2,239m)

The trail initially follows the valley floor and follows the flowing Bhote Koshi River as is flows southward. But by the afternoon section of the walk you will start to ascend the eastern side of the valley wall and climb slowly up to the village of Briddhim village. This is an ancient and beautiful Tamang village with a wonderful monastery that you should make time to visit.

Day 9. Continue south from Briddim to Syabru Beshi (2,050m)

The trail continues to follow the Bhote Kosi River as you follow paths through terraced farmlands and tiny farming communities. By the end of the day you will be back at the starting point of the trek at busy Syabru Beshi.

Day 10. Ascend from Syabru Beshi to Sing Gompa and continue to Chandanbari (3,330m)

This second stage of the trek takes you into the different topography and culture of the Langtang and Helambu region. The trail also requires some effort as you gain well over a kilometer in altitude by the end of the day. But to take your mind of your aching legs you can look forward to visiting many little villages and religious sites along the way. The first stop will be at Thulo Syabru perched high on a valley side. Then turn southward and ascend further to Foprang Danda which offers great views north to the Langtang ranges stretched along the border with Tibet. The trail winds and ascend further through beautiful forests to reach beautiful Sing Gompa where you should spend a little time taking in the views of the mountain peaks and learning about the ancient monastery. Nearby you will also discover a cheese factory - definately worth a visit and a snack. The trail then continues a short distance to Chandanbari at 3,330m altitude, almost 1,300m higher than your starting point this morning. Time for a well earned rest.

Day 11. Ascend from Chandanbari to Gosinkunda Lakes (4,460m)

The trail ascends from the first step today. You initially pass through rhododendron forests as you climb to the Chalang Pati ridge which offers wonderful mountain views. You then enter the protected and sacred area surrounding the Gosainkunda Lakes. As you continue to ascend the ridge you will have beautiful views to the north of the Langtang Lirung. Looking further to the west you will also be able to see the Ganesh Himal ranges and the summit of mighty Mount Manaslu. The trail continues on and then descends to the Gosainkunda Lakes (4,380m). The Gosaikunda Lakes area has been a religious site since ancient times. Hindu mythology attributes the lakes and surrounding mountains as the abode of the Hindu deities Shiva and Gauri. You guide will explain much of the mystical history and belief associated with these lakes. It is a wonderful story that will fill your imagination.

Day 12. Ascend from Gosinkunda to Lauribina Pass (4,610m) then descend to Ghopte (3,430m) (4,610m)

More hard wlaking today as you ascend to the highest point of the entire journey, the inspiring Lauribina Pass at 4,610m altitude and well above the tree line. You might find walking at bit difficult because at this altitude you have just 58% of the oxygen available at sea level. So take it slow and steady and look forward to the following descent. While the trail is a bit rough, the natural beauty is your reward for effort. You will pass many small lakes and have wonderful views over the Langtang National Park peaks to the north. The descent brings you slowly back to the tree line as you pass through Phedi (3,740m) and Dupi Chaur (3,630m) and then to Ghopte (3,440m).  
Day 13. Descend south-east from Ghopte to Melamchi Gaon via Tharepati Pass (3,490m)

While the trail today is mainly a descent you will still have one more high pass to navigate. The trail initially descends through beautiful high forests before a short section of ascent to reach Tharepati Pass at 3,490m - but you will find the walking today not so challenging as yesterday. Following Tharepati Pass you will descend through pine and rhododendron forest and many vantage points with great views over the Helambu Valley with its many villages and vast system of carefully terraced hillside farms. By the time you reach Melamchi Gaon you will have encountered another cultural group of Nepal, the famous Sherpa people. This cultural group settled these valleys many many centuries ago and you will experience their warm welcome as you reach Melamchi Gaon. You should also allow a little time this afternoon the explore some of the Buddhist monasteries located along the trail.

Day 14. Trek from Melamchi Gaun to Neding (2,625m)

This is a short walk to Neding but involves an initial descent of one side of the valley and ascent of the other, so some effort is still required. The trail takes you into a region that has held deep religious significance for Buddhist followers since ancient times. You will pass many stone structures with religious meaning that your guide will explain to you.

Day 15. Trek from Neding to Tarkeghyang (2,510m)

Another short walk today and not too much effort required. The main objective today is to reach Tarkeghyang early so there is sufficient time to visit its wonderful monastery. There is much to see and learn today and experience ancient cultures and beliefs.

Day 16. Explore in Takphug Senge Dzong (The Tiger Cave Lion Fortress) & Druphug ,Dakini’s Secret Cave,Guru Rimpoche cave & Yanglesho (2,510m)

Today is another highlight of this trek as you will have the opportunity to visit and learn some of the history of a number of ancient caves that have huge religious significance. The surrounding Tarkeghyang region is famous for its many holy sites. You will visit Takphug Senge Dzong - The Tiger Cave Lion Fortress - where Milarepa sang his "Song of a Yogi's Joys". You will then explore Yangdak Chokgi Trakpuk - Completely Pure Supreme Cave - where Guru Rinpoche stayed. Guru Rinpoche, or the 'Precious Master', is the founder of Tibetan Buddhism and the Buddha of our time. Nearby there is a small cave Khandro Sangphug - The Dakini's Secret Cave - where his consort Shakya Denma stayed. You will also get to visit a number of other sacred caves where Guru Rinpoche spent time, meditated and advanced the Bhddhist belief system.

Day 17. Short trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermanthang (2,590m)

The trail descends from Tarkeghyang to Sermanthang via Bhumthang and Ganjawal. There are multiple opportunities today to visit beautiful monasteries located through this very religiously significant region of Helambu.

Day 18. Explore the Nyida Rangchung Cave - Naturally Appearing Sun and Moon (2,590m)

Near Sermathang is the wonderfully named Naturally Appearing Sun and Moon Cave where Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava, stayed for a period of time. We have now moved into the region of yet another cultural group of Nepal, the Yolmopa. These people have strong cultural and historical links with Tibet and speak a different language to the other Sherpa people in the region.

Day 19. Trek from Sermanthang to Melamchi Pul and drive to Kathmandu (1,300m)

An easy descending walk today as the follow a ridge-top trail all the way down to Melamchi Pul. The ridge-top vantage point provides wonderful views down into the valleys to the east and west and the beautiful layers of terraced hillside farms. When you arrive in Melamchi Pul there will be time for a tour of the village and a visit to the main monastery. The final task for the day will be to make the four hour drive back to Kathmandu where your hotel and a long hot shower await.

Day 20. Kathmandu free day of your own. (1,300m)

This is the free day for a little more shopping and exploring. 

Day 21. Departure for home - Kathmandu Airport (1,300m)

We will meet you at your hotel and take you to the airport in plenty of time to meet your flight home

What's Included

    • Airport pick-up & drop-off transportation by private vehicle
    • Twin /Double sharing deluxe accommodation in 2-3 star hotel with breakfast
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Escorted with English speaking guide. Private transportation. Entrance fees
    • Kathmandu / Dhunche /Melamchi/ Kathmandu by local bus
    • Accommodation in normal tea house during trek
    • Meals - Breakfast with 2 cups of tea/coffee, lunch, dinner - during trek
    • Sleeping bag
    • All necessary paper work & permits
    • National Park entrance fee
    • A First Aid and Eco trained & government licensed English speaking guide
    • One porter between each two members during trek
    • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
    • First Aid kids
    • Travel & rescue arrangement
    • All government taxes
    • Farewell dinner

What's Not Included

    • International airfare
    • Nepal Entry Visa fee (US$ 50 per person for 30 days)
    • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Drinking Water, Electricity bills & hot shower during trek
    • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
    • Personal gear & clothing - these may be available for hire
    • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, client's insurance
    • Soft/hard drinks
    • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
    • Anything not specified in the Cost Include section

Equipment Check List

Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacket


Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.


Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.

Other equipment

Sleeping bag (5 seasons),  lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.

Other Items

Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.

Important Note

Itinerary and Dates: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. Your guide, and their Sherpa assistants, will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. Our aim is to return you safely to Kathmandu in time for your departure flight booking.

Experience Required: This Trek is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk for 6 – 7 hours each day, with a light rucksack. Some of the days are quite long, and walking feels more strenuous at altitude. Generally, the trail is a good quality, but occasionally it will be uneven and rocky.

Food & Accommodation: You will be accommodated in a teahouse each night, unless the itinerary stipulates tent camping is necessary on some nights. Teahouses are simple, locally-run guesthouses with twin-share or single rooms. Toilets and showers are of varying standards. Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised by the variety of food at the lodges.

What about our luggage: One porter will be shared between two trekking clients. Porters will carry a maximum of 12kgs per client. If you wish to, you may keep excess clothing and items in a storage room at your Kathmandu hotel.

What will the temperature be like: The weather obviously varies considerably by season and may also change drastically within a single day, particularly at high altitude. If your itinerary takes you above 3,000m need to be prepared for conditions that may range from -10 to 25 degrees on any day. Some useful weather data is available here: You will also need good protections from sun and wind exposure. Contact us for a suggested trek packing list to suit your itinerary.

How much money should we bring: You will need to carry Nepali Rupee to pay for things not covered by your itinerary package. This may include bottled water; evening hot showers; additional food treats; additional hot drinks; equipment replacement or repairs; battery charging and gifts and tips. Shopping can also be done on your last day in Thamel. Talk with us in our office before departing on your trek and we can provide more advice and currency exchange.

What about Acute Mountaineering Sickness (AMS): AMS is essentially impossible to predict. Some people are affected, and other not. Only a very small percentage of people suffer serious effects. Effects may become apparent at any altitude, not just at the extremes of your itinerary.

Signs of AMS includes:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Drowsiness
  • Flatulence
  • Peripheral Edema (Swelling of extremities)
  • Fluctuation in body temperature

Prevention of AMS:

  • Adequate rest prior to the trek.
  • Adequate hydration maintained throughout the trek.
  • Adequate salt and sugar in your bloodstream. So, eat plenty and don’t skip meals.
  • Adequate warmth. Use clothing layers to maintain warmth without sweating excessively. Controlled and regular breathing. Breathe deeply from the diaphragm to use all your lung capacity. Try and walk to a pace that maintains controlled and steady breathing. Breathe through your nose to protect you throat from drying. Consider wearing a muff over your mouth and nose at high altitudes.
  • Managed exertion. Trekking is not a race to the next pass or teahouse. Go at a constant, manageable pace, do not chase after the person in front. Keep a slow steady pace rather than pushing too hard and needing to stop frequently. Take time to enjoy the scenery.

Trip facts

  • Region
  • Activity
  • Duration
    21 Days
  • Grade
  • Best Time
    March- May- September- November-
  • Max. Altitude
  • Group Size
    Min 2 pax
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle / Tourist bus

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    This trip was better than i hoped for. I am a yoga practitioner, so getting the opportunity to see the mountains and be able to meditate and do yoga is such beautiful locations was amazing. Everything about the trek about perfect from the weather, the lovely staff, fresh food.
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