In Conjunction with Yoga Vermont We Present this Special Departure
High Solu: Trekking, Yoga & Festivals in the foothills of the Himalaya
Trekking and yoga have always been deeply intertwined and are often thought of as two sides of the same coin. Both of these practices combine physical movement guided by your own breath, in the hopes of easing the fluctuations of your mind and providing a new way to experience the world around you.
This unique trek is designed to provide you with an insider's look at the high mountains and remote villages of the Solu region of the Himalayan country of Nepal. Though less high or well known than the neighboring Khumbu to the north (which is home to the famed Mt. Everest), this area is likewise inhabited by the irrepressibly friendly Sherpa people (the interaction with whom is always an unforgettable highlight of the trip) and views of the tallest mountains on earth.
The timing of the trip has been done specifically to align with the Mani Rimdu Festival at Chiwong Gompa near the end of the trek. This traditional festival is celebrated by the local monks and villagers, as a communal holiday to celebrate the history of their Buddhist legends and to keep their traditions and belief system alive and vibrant. Taking place only once a year, this festival is a unique glimpse into the lives and celebrations of this beautiful culture and its people, being included in it is a rare and special way to experience the Himalayan culture.
Itinerary at a Glance
October 20: Arrive Kathmandu | 21: Full day sight seeing and exploring. | 22: Fly to trail head & begin trek | 23 - 29: On trek | 30: Finish the trek and fly back to Kathmandu | 31: City sightseeing | November 01: Depart Kathmandu | 02: Arrive home.
Yoga Vermont Owner: Kathy McNames
While this trek will be fully staffed with locals from the villages you’ll be visiting along the trail and a top class guide - it will also be led by Kathy McNames. As the owner of YOGA VERMONT and yoga instructor extraordinaire, her leadership qualities and capacity to access experiences on a personal level are going to add the qualities of yoga that we all appreciate so deeply.