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Nepal - The Ultimate Wellness Trek

Transformational Travel with Bella Somerset

12 days

from £4,540pp (excluding flights)

Experience the magnificence of the Nepal Himalayas on this 12 day wellness trek with Integrative Nutrition coach, Bella Somerset.

With an objective of providing wellness, mindfulness and a rejuvenation of self, this well considered programme with the Himalayan Mountains surrounding you, makes this trip spiritual, adventurous and immersive. While trekking in the breathtakingly beautiful Annapurna range, you’ll enjoy quality time together and feel rejuvenated and at peace going home. 

The wellness element incorporates morning meditation and holistic health coaching throughout, combined with lots of hiking. Each individual will be met by Bella Somerset prior to travel to talk through a tailored nutrition and holistic programme which will be worked through during the trek. Each member of the group will have daily sessions with Bella to address how to be healthier and happier. There is also group health coaching to create perspective on destructive behaviour habits and form actions to infuse more satisfaction into relationships, life and learn tools to manage stress better.

The topics covered during the trek are Holistic Wellness, Goals and Intentions, Primary Food, Key to Happiness, Relationships, Benefits of Exercise, Spirituality, Stress, Power of Self Care, Sugar, Habits.

  • Daily private and group sessions with Bella Somerset
  • Personalised health history consultation prior to the expedition
  • Accommodation in luxury lodges during the trek
  • The opportunity to do an Everest Heli Tour
  • Time for rest and relaxation prior to returning home

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 4540 £ 650

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Time at leisure this evening to acclimatise.


Introduction to Wellness Trekking with Bella Somerset
With an objective of providing wellness, mindfulness and a rejuvenation of self, this spiritual trek takes in the breathtakingly beautiful Annapurna range. The wellness programme incorporates morning meditation and holistic health coaching, amongst daily hiking. Health coaching helps gain a perspective on destructive behaviour patterns. Return from the Himalaya with tools to manage stress better.

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal - a heady and extravagant tangle of contrasts. Rapidly developing and almost alarmingly hectic, Kathmandu is a city to awake the senses, but it is not without its spiritual and cultural side. The old quarter's back streets, while still teeming with life and an array of smells from spices to incense, offer a more colourful side to the city.


You will be staying at Dwarika's Hotel, room only

Day 2

A short guided meditation will be held this morning before departure.

Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara


A relatively small city and known as one of the main gateways to the Himalayas, Pokhara is one of the most popular destinations in Nepal. Visitors are greeted by the stunning Mt Machhapuchhre, which looms large and reflects in the still waters of Lake Taal. Activities in Pokhara include hiring a boat on the lake (Phewa Tal), which is the second largest in Nepal. Pokhara has an interesting old area as well as an elaborate Hindu temple and a Buddhist monastery. The lakeside area has good shopping opportunities and internet cafés. In the evening there is the option to dine out at one of the many fine lakeside restaurants.


Drive to Lumle and trek to Majhguan
Upon arrival, drive approximately 45 minutes to Lumle. From Lumle, start a leisurely trek to Majhgaun, a two hour walk. Trek through the rhododendron forest passing through small villages.

Pre-dinner coaching will focus on holistic wellness.


You will be staying at Mala Lodge, full board

Day 3

Trek to Tikhedhunga
Start the day with the first meditation session in the Himalayas. Meditate in the surrounding of the lodge, with the beautiful view of the Himalayas. After meditation and breakfast, trek to Tikhedhunga via Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. Head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile before heading to Tirkhe Dhunga.

Pre-dinner coaching - goals and intentions.


You will be staying at Simple Tea House, full board

Day 4

Trek to Ghorepani
After the morning meditation session and breakfast, depart the lodge and cross the suspension bridge just beyond Tikhedunga. Trek uphill on a stepped trail to reach the village of Ulleri.

After lunch, continue the trek over several small hills, ascending through another stepped trail. En route there are several teahouses with refreshments on sale, as well as many small tribal homes. As altitude is gained this afternoon you are treated to glimpses of Annapurna South. Moving steadily higher into wooded areas of large bamboo trees and beyond Banthanti (2300m), the vegetation becomes increasingly dense. Emerging from the jungle at Nangathanti (2520m) after climbing more steps, a further hour of trekking brings us to Ghorepani. Although Ghorepani means 'horse watering place', there'll be lots of trekkers here in Ghorepani quenching their thirst, as this is the meeting point of several trails. Today the trek will take approximately six hours.

Pre-dinner coaching - primary food.


You will be staying at Simple Tea House, full board

Day 5

Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani
Make an early start this morning with an hour hike to Poon Hill (3210m) to enjoy the most beautiful views. This vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 40 minutes on the hillside, return to Ghorepani.

The morning meditation session at the lodge will be followed by breakfast. Start the days trek to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960 m). Descend to reach Banthanti, before winding down to Tadapani (2665 m).

Pre-dinner coaching - Key to happiness.


You will be staying at Simple Tea House, full board

Day 6

Trek to Ghandruk
Begin the day with meditation and breakfast before the trek to Ghandruk. The trail descends steeply through forests to Bhaisi Kharka from where the right-hand trail is taken for the short steep descent to a stream crossing, and then leads out on a ridge towards Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the most popular and beautiful villages of the Annapurna region. It is the second largest Gurung village of Nepal and supplies a considerable number of British Gorkha soldiers.

Pre-dinner coaching - Relationships.


You will be staying at Ker & Downey Lodges, Annapurna Circuit, full board


You will be staying at Himalaya Lodge, full board

Day 7

Trek to Landruk
After enjoying a relaxing breakfast and meditation with the glorious views from the Himalaya Lodge, start the trek to Landruk. The trail descends steeply to the banks of the Modi River. Here, you'll be at the base of the cliffs where the famed honey hunters of Nepal climb on ropes to collect the honey. You'll then cross a strong suspension bridge to the opposite banks of the Modi. From here is it about an hour's trek up switch backs and steps to reach the village of Landruk. Landruk affords more glorious views of the Annapurna range. You can enjoy your rest of the day at leisure or explore some hikes of this mountain village after lunch.

Pre- dinner coaching - Benefits of exercise.


You will be staying at La Bee Lodge, full board

Day 8

Trek to Dhampus
Today after the meditation session and breakfast, start on a level walk through the fields and villages. Finally, there is a climb through forests to Deurali on a ridge top. There is a short descent to Pothana from Deurali. Pothana is a small pleasant village with a few Tibetan shops. A unique view of Machhapuchre can be seen from the camp. The entire trail from Pothana to Phedi is downhill. In the beginning the trail descends through rhododendron and pine forests to Dhampus, a beautiful Gurung village on a ridge top.

Pre-dinner coaching - Spirituality.


You will be staying at Basanta Lodge, full board

Day 9

Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara
The morning is filled with dazzling views of the Himalayas. After meditation and breakfast at the foot of the Himalayas, head for the village of Phedi. From here transport is provided to Pokhara.

Pre-dinner coaching - Stress and the power of self care.


You will be staying at Pavilion Himalayas, full board

Day 10

Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu


The transfer to Dhulikhel will be approximately 45 minutes from the airport


You will be staying at Dwarika's Resort Dhulikhel, full board

Day 11

Everest Helilcopter Adventure (Optional)
The helicopter charter tour to Mount Everest takes off early morning from Dwarika's Resort. This is one of the most thrilling rides ever. Hovering up the valleys of the Khumbu region surrounded by the snowcapped Himalayan peaks along with some of the highest mountains in the world, the view from the vantage point of a helicopter is exhilarating. Once in the Everest region, the helicopter will make a stop at a selected location, allowing you to enjoy, photograph and savour the breath-taking views of Mount Everest and the other great majestic peaks that surround it. This is a rare and a fascinating opportunity to embrace the legendary Himalayas and to be one of the most mesmerizing experiences ever.

After the helicopter tour, relax at the hotel or, indulge in activities offered by the lodge:

1) Use of Himalayan Salt Room

2) Use of Chakra Sound Therapy Chamber

3) Use of Meditation Maze

4) Group Yoga Session

5) Group Meditation Session

6) Group Pottery Session

7) Visit to the farm

9) Use of Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre

10) Use of Garden of Nine Planets


You will be staying at Dwarika's Resort Dhulikhel, full board

Day 12

Depart for your onward journey today after breakfast

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Dwarika's Hotel

Dwarika's Hotel

Dwarika's Hotel is a museum-like complex showcasing a wide range of traditional Nepali art....

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Mala Lodge

Mala Lodge

Cradled in the lap of the Annapurna lowlands amongst rice terraces and a quaint bee keeping village, Mala Lodge is a sanctuary, next to which the Machhapuchhre Mountain looms tall....

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Ker & Downey Lodges, Annapurna Circuit

Ker & Downey Lodges, Annapurna Circuit

Located in the Annapurna Mountains, the Ker and Downey Lodges offer the perfect opportunity to experience trekking in the Himalaya in luxury and comfort....

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