ELEVATE TO NEPAL
YOGA + TREKKING RETREAT OCT 2020 TBA
You can live in the adventure-less land of comfort or the mystery-filled wilderness of the heart.
There is beauty that shatters your heart wide open. There are places that weave themselves into the fabric of your soul. There are landscapes that captivate you. There are experiences that offer new eyes to see and new ways of being.
This is Nepal.
Let us guide you on a journey from the bustling cultural centers of Kathmandu, Patan, and the ancient city of Bhaktapur, through the lush green foothills, into the wild of the Himalayas and straight into your heart.
Join Pete Longworth + Selena Garefino on the adventure of a lifetime.
Elevate to Nepal is part yoga retreat, part culturally-immersive experience, and part adventure. You will be led through healing practices that offer a pathway to your Highest self, you will experience the rich art, culture, food, history, and natural beauty that Nepal has to offer, and you will have profound opportunity to experience the joy of living in true community.
This carefully crafted adventure begins with a two and a half day journey into the heart of the Kathmandu Valley. Each morning we will connect with one another through asana, meditation, and story-telling.
In the afternoons we will explore the ancient cities of Patan, Kathmandu, and Bhaktapur with a brilliant local guide as well as under the guidance of Selena Garefino, a Sociocultural Anthropologist specializing in Nepal's rich landscape of art, history, and culture.
Day 4 we will depart from the rich tapestry of color, food, art, and sights of the city and retreat to Namo Buddha.
Namo Buddha is the historical site nestled in the peaceful foot hills of Nepal. Namo Buddha is home to a stunning monastery where we will take part in afternoon puja ceremonies, walk through stunning villages, and simply savor the beauty both around us and within.
We will spend three days at Namo Buddha exploring, practicing together, and resting for our Himalayan adventure to come.
Day 7 we will travel to Pokhara where you will catch your first glimpse of the Himalayas. We will overnight at a sweet hotel and spend the evening practicing meditation and restorative yoga to prepare for our upcoming adventures.
Day 8 begins our trek into the Himalayas. For the next 6 days we will explore the Annapurna circuit with local guides and porters. During your trek you will experience stunning views of the Himalayas, traverse through rich, lush green jungle, and walk through remote villages along the way.
Day 14 is a half day of trekking as we make our way back to Pohkara where we will overnight.
Day 15 we will be flown back back to Kathmandu where we will engage in our closing ceremonies, practice together, and enjoy a final meal.
Day 16 Depart from Kathmandu when you wish.
Visual Story-Teller, Photographer
South Asian Anthropologist, Yoga Teacher
What to expect on the adventure of a life-time in the wild of Nepal. Participants for our 2018 adventure share their stories.
THE ART OF SEEING
WITH PETE LONGWORTH
Pete Longworth will be offering a limited number of private photo-sessions for those wishing to more deeply uncover their most authentic self.
The self that is left when the masks we wear are stripped away, when we allow ourselves to be exposed, open, and honest.
A photo session with Pete is not about pretty images, though you get those too, it's a healing journey and an opportunity to see the beauty in yourself.
Photo sessions will be offered to participants upon registration. Please note it is not possible for Pete to shoot everyone on the trip and you are encouraged to book early.
$3,000 PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu post trek
3 meals per day
Water on the trails
Porters and trekking guides *gratuity not included
Conservation area permit fees
Photography class Pete Longworth
Daily guided practices
Local guides in the city
History and culture of Nepal talks with Selena