Spiritual tourism has been riding on the crest of the traveling wave. The spiking numbers of anxiety are one reason for the quest for a higher being. Travel companies report that “faith-based” vacations have soared by around 164% in the past five years. In this context, Nepal is an ideal location for spiritual enlightening with the vast number of yoga resorts dotting the place. And there is a lot of yoga resort in Nepal.

As of 2015, around 36.7 million Americans practiced yoga, and the number is forecasted to shoot to 55 million by 2020. The number of yogis has climbed up by 14% annually, with a 74% increase in spending on yoga products in the last five years.

These statistics don’t come off as a surprise, though. Yoga is a means of optimal health and wellness that keeps illness at a safe distance from the practitioner. It also helps to curb various bodily aches and pains.

Linda Schlamadinger McGrath, the founder of YogaSource Los Gatos in California, sums up the numerous yoga benefits. She says, “On a physical level, yoga helps improve flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance. On an energetic level, yoga teaches you how to cope better with stress by cultivating a sense of ease in both active or passive poses.

On a psychological level, yoga helps to cultivate mindfulness by shifting your awareness to the sensations, thoughts, and emotions that accompany a given pose or exercise.”Furthermore, yoga encourages mindfulness and helps you embrace your thoughts so that peace can enter into the picture. No wonder people are traveling to Nepal to enjoy a relaxing vacation, as it is a “deeply spiritual yogic place.”

7 Best Yoga Resorts in Nepal

So, without any further ado, here are the 7 Best Yoga Resorts in Nepal for all those who want to make the most of their trip to Nepal:

1.Atmashree Yoga Retreat

Atmashree Yoga & Meditation Retreat Center is a four-floor concrete building in Pokhara. The yoga center overlooks the beautiful Pokhara valley. It is nestled away from the crowded city so that you can strike a yoga pose while enjoying the lake’s scenic beauty.

This yoga center is run by expert yogis who aim to help you enhance your health and happiness to another level. Moreover, the Atmashree Yoga Retreat entertains each segment of the yoga population, including beginners, intermediate levelers, and or advanced yogis. You can reap maximum yoga merits both in a group as well as by taking private classes if you are a shy person. Thus, this yoga retreat encompasses the needs of all and sundry.

2. Tiger Mountain Lodge

Tiger Mountain Lodge is a luxury hotel in the strict sense of its definition. However, it is an ideal yoga experience spot for those who don’t want to pack their bags and head to a yoga retreat just yet. The lodge is set amidst the beautiful mountains of Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhare, and Annapurna.

The lodge is open from mid-September to mid-June and has won numerous heritage and eco-tourism awards. The tranquil setting of the hotel is excellent for a vacation. It offers skilled yoga meditation classes that are headed by a local yogi pro. You can also get a relaxing massage.

3. Himalayan Yoga Resort

The Himalayan Yoga Resort in Kathmandu is also popularly known as Himalayan International Yoga Academy (HIYA). It is another yoga heaven into the heart of nature with forests and hills comprising the resort’s scenic atmosphere. The resort offers meditation, yoga, and Pancha Karma.

Naturopathic physicians and professional yoga trainers run the place. A cherry on top of all this is the place’s ambiance, which elevates the architectural design. The resort, as per the plan Vaastu Shastra, the science of architecture, helps to promote good health and furthers spiritual healing. The well-manicured gardens, surrounding wildlife, and birds all add to the experience.

4. Divya Ashram

Divya Ashram is another applauded resort of yoga and guided meditation. It sits in the lap of Nagarjuna Forest. The location shares close vicinity with Shivapuri Nagarjuna National Park, the ninth national park in Nepal. This yoga resort is a simple place that offers clean accommodation and healthy meals consisting of organically grown vegetables.

The place is a peaceful sanctuary where expert yoga gurus head the yoga practice. The resort is relatively reasonable and provides an excellent experience for the dollars you pay.

5. Nepal Yoga Retreat Center and Spa

The Nepal Yoga Retreat Center and Spa is another haven for peace-seekers. This yoga and meditation resort is centered around Kathmandu valley’s green hills and temples. The resort is operated by certified yoga teachers and is a place where you can ring your spiritual bells.

The resort strings together Sanatam yoga, yoga philosophy, and organic food for the experience of a lifetime. The center offers yoga training at the hands of award-winning yoga trainers as well. For the holidayers, there are a variety of vacation packages available to choose from. You can customize your trip’s itinerary too.

6. Sadhana Yoga Retreat

The Sadhana Yoga Retreat is another ideal choice for a yoga dose on a Nepal trip. The resort runs with years of experience and a passionate proprietor. Asanga established this center of hatha yoga and meditation in 1998 after ten years of the personal spiritual journey.

The retreat is tucked within the mountainous topography and green hills. It overlooks the picturesque beauty of Fewa Lake, the second largest lake in Nepal. In addition to the variety of yoga packages offered by Sadhana Yoga Retreat, there are lots of other programs too. With a spectacular view, this place provides a purely peaceful yoga retreat.

7. Nagarjun Forest Yoga Retreat & Resort

This resort is carved out on the foothills of the Nagarjun National Park. The services of the resort are not limited to yoga and meditation, but these extend to include massages and stress management.
The Forest Yoga Retreat & Resort offers an enchanting natural setting that sweetens the spiritual healing experience.

There are two yoga halls at the center. One is located on the terrace, and the other is in the garden area. The former provides the scenic view of Himalayas, and greenery surrounds the latter.

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Rajendra Khanal (Raj)

Born and raised in Gorkha, Nepal, I am proud to call the Manaslu region my home! I have been in the travel business for over a decade from being assistance guide, leader, to being a manager. And finally today I am the founder of NEST Adventure. So you could say I know my way well enough in the Himalayas, especially in some of the off-the-beaten-trails in Nepal like Manaslu, Kanchenjunga and Mustang!

I am passionate about travelling and I strongly believe that seeing the world shouldn't break the bank (at least not too much!). I have backpacked to over 15 countries in Asia, Central America, USA, Canada, one-third of Europe, the Caribbean Islands, and Latin America.

I studied in the UK and moved to the United States. During that period, I had the opportunity of working with multinational companies which taught me how to deliver quality customer service in the business. As a world travelling backpacker myself, and travel expert for the Nepalese Himalayas, I started writing about my own country. Which I would love to share with you. In case you required free information about Nepal or join a group with our existing departure, (particularly If you are a solo hiker for the restricted area) please do not hesitate to visit my office in Thamel. We are located in the centre of Kathmandu called Thamel. I am happy to share a cup of Nepali tea and free information.

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