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In Conjunction with Yoga Vermont We Present this Special Departure

Trekking the Ridges of East Nepal

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 trek will take you through a variety of landscapes and includes traditional villages that have had relatively little exposure to trekkers or the outside world. Life here is simple, but the locals are not wanting. This area gets more rainfall than most of Nepal, and the terrain is a little less steep than average, making agriculture a somewhat less formidable undertaking. In addition, there are spectacular views to be had on the Milke Danda ridge at the start of the trek, as well as from atop one of the area’s most prominent “hills,” (everything in Nepal under 15,000’ is considered to be a hill)!

  • Sherpani porters take a break
  • Sunrise over Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu
  • Sherpa boys of Nundhaki
  • Ridges of East Nepal
  • Gurung Weavers
  • Trekkers on Milke Danda
  • View of Jannu and Kangchenjuna from Lalikharka
Itinerary at a Glance

October 26: Arrive Kathmandu | 27: Optional day hikes | 28: Fly to eastern Nepal & begin trek | 29 - November 04: On trek | 05: Finish the trek and fly back to Kathmandu | 06: City sightseeing | 07: Depart Kathmandu | 08: Arrive home.

Yoga Vermont Owner: Kathy McNames
Kathy McNames, ATC's very favorite yogini

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.

Bookend your days on the trail through rarely visited Himalayan villages with sunrise and sunset yoga on this spectacular trek!


  • Few if any other trekkers
  • View 4 of the 5 tallest peaks on the planet
  • Friendly villages with kids of all ages
  • Beautiful ridge trekking

Special Departure Only:

  • October 26 - November 7, 2014

Land Cost

  • $4,450 adults
  • $3,300 children