Nepal Retreat

10/12 - 10/21

Led by Jenny Vande Hei-Secor
and David Miller


Led By

Jenny Vande Hei-Secor
David Miller

Retreat Overview

Nepal is a retreat for your inner explorer! It is with great excitement that the Ra Family heads to Nepal for an unforgettable 10 day adventure full of yoga, hiking, and cultural immersion.

The retreat begins in Kathmandu with several day trips that allow for you to become acquainted with the historically dense culture of Nepal. Following your time in Kathmandu, you will set off on a three-day trek through the Himalayan Mountains, where you will practice yoga along the trail. Finally, you will end your journey with a three-day homestay experience.

The intention of this retreat is to strengthen your relationship with yourself as well as others by stepping out of the familiar and into a world of fearless exploration, infinite love, and undeniable truth. We hope you will join us on this extraordinary trip.

Ra Yoga will be traveling with a third -party partner, G-Adventures. G-Adventures is a globally recognized company that specializes in small group tours. All activities will include an experienced field guide that is trained in outdoor trekking, emergent care, and is well versed in the culture as well as land of Nepal.

This trip does include a large amount of physical activity and is designed for the yogi who doesn’t mind getting dirty or breaking a sweat.

  • Bhaktapur City Tour
  • Sisterhood of Survivors project visit
  • Local lunch and momo cooking (Nepalese meat dumplings)
  • Boudhanath Tour
  • Trek to Ghandruk
  • Trek to Hot Spring
  • Trek at Kande
  • Cycling Trip to Narayami River
  • Jeep Safari
  • Evening cultural dance by the local Tharu community

*All activities are subject to change due to rapid weather fluctuation.

  • 9 nights of housing accommodations
  • Barauli Community Homestay
  • Traditional, local comfort hotel stays
  • Standard Teahouse lodges and meals

What's Included

  • Daily Yoga or Meditation
  • All transport to and from all included activities
  • All meals except for lunch and dinner in Pokhara (this allows for a dynamic experience of the city)
  • Free time to wander and explore the cities
  • All activites listed on the activity list

*Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited.

What's Not Included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Airfare

Cold Weather:

  • Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
  • Scarf
  • Warm gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Warm layers

Conservative Dress:

  • Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
  • Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)


  • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
  • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
  • Passport (required) (With photocopies)
  • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
  • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)


  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
  • Cash, credit and debit cards
  • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
  • Ear plugs
  • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
  • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
  • Fleece top/sweater
  • Footwear
  • Hat
  • Locks for bags
  • Long pants/jeans
  • Moneybelt
  • Outlet adapter
  • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Shirts/t-shirts
  • Sleepwear
  • Small travel towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
  • Watch and alarm clock
  • Waterproof backpack cover
  • Windproof rain jacket

High Altitude Trekking:

  • Down jacket (Recommended for winter season)
  • Hiking boots (Worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Pack liners to waterproof bags
  • Reusable water bottler - minimum 1 litre (Aluminium or Nalgene polypropylene are best)
  • Sandals (For wearing around camp in the evenings)
  • Sleeping bag and liner, 4 season
  • Spare boot laces
  • Thermal base layer
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Whistle
  • Windproof rain gear
  • Wool socks

Warm Weather:

  • Sandals/flip-flops
  • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
  • Sun hat/bandana
  • Swimwear

Note: The best clothing for trekking is either wool or synthetic materials in layers, as this is quick-drying and can keep heat in better. We suggest a base-layer, then a mid-layer such as a light fleece jacket or similar, then a windproof and waterproof layer.