Lura yoga trek 2021 A trek to Nepal with Australia's First Female Everest Summiteer March 2021

New date: due to the pandemic currently affecting us all, our October 2020 trek is postponed to March 2021. Please email brigittemuiroam@icloud.com for detailed notes and updates. Stay well, and talk soon! 🙏🏻

I have been sharing my second home in Solu, below the Everest region, since 2011. This trek is for those who want to discover the real Nepal, life in a small subsistence community, the beauty of forest trails and mountains beyond, the cultural richness of Nepal and the warmth of its people. You will walk up to six hours on some days, and you have the option to enjoy yoga sessions with Dr Patricia Mottram, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned practitioner.

From bottom left clockwise: Patricia Mottram, Brigitte Muir, yak at Tenkharka ( 3200m), walk to Boldok (2585m).

Pat and I love sharing what we do with people who are just mad enough to give themselves time and the opportunity to grow their comfort zone, their love of the great outdoors, their yoga practice, their experience of another culture, their desire to help other people better their lives. You can read more about us on our respective websites: www.beyondthesmile.net and www.ayurvedatlc.com.au


The land cost for an eleven-day trip, from Kathmandu airport to Kathmandu airport, is US$2950.

Cost Includes:

1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off.

2. 3 x Night Accommodation in the International Guest Hotel in Kathmandu in Super Deluxe rooms, twin share (incl. Breakfast)

3. Domestic flights (value US$320)

4. Transfers in Kathmandu

5. Licensed and trained trekking guides

6. Porters for carrying goods and supplies

7. Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek.

8. All accommodation during the trek.

9. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.

10. Transportation to and from trail head by Private Vehicles.

11. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)

12. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.

13. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)

14. Trekking staffs wages etc.

15. Complimentary 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek. (value US$30)

16. Complimentary Welcome dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu. (value US$25)

17. All Trekking Staffs Insurance during trekking period.

18. Complimentary Trekking Map, T-shirt, cup, trekking certificates. (value US$25)

19. Exclusive use of Medical Kit Bag

20. Use of Duffle Bag for carrying your luggage during Trek, and of minus 5 down sleeping bag. ( value US$300)

21. All Government and local Taxes

22. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.

23. Yoga tutoring

24. High altitude walking and energy saving tutoring

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1 arrive Ktm. Check in 12noon. Official welcome meeting 1 pm, plus brief introduction to yoga for trekking.

Day 2 in Ktm, walk and visit cultural sites

Day 3 Fly to Paphlu Airport (2464m). Walk down to Solu Khola (2190m) up to Lura. (2434m) 2 hours with stops. Yoga practice for airport waiting.

Day 4 in Lura. Walk to Boldok, (2585m)1hour walk. Yoga at big mani rock, back to Lura 1 hour walk. House visit and tea in Lakpa’s kitchen.

Day 5 Private Puja, & yoga at Lura Gomba (2596m) 1hour walk, then walk up to Gyamdanda Hindu temple in jungle (2862m), 1 hour and a half walk. Back down for Bon Shaman and cultural evening. 1 hour walk down. (packed lunch)

Day 6 walk to Kunikhop (2400m) stay by river. 5-6 hours with regular micro rests and lunch stop. Yoga flow by the river. (packed lunch)

Day 7 walk to Tenkharka (3200m). 6 hours walk with regular micro rests and lunch stop. Rest and restore yoga sequence. (packed lunch)

Day 8 Stay at TenKharka for Himalayan Range views, meditation, free time and yoga.

Day 9 walk to Lura from Tenkharka, (4 hours) distribution of tips ceremony and end of trip party

Day 10 early morning walk to Paphlu (2 hours) Fly to Kathmandu. Yoga for plane waiting!

Day 11 Fly out, trip concludes at 12noon with checking out of hotel.

Yoga notes: The optional yoga will be classic Hatha yoga with a strong emphasis on breathing, balance when standing and walking, flexibility, relaxing and restoring calm to body and mind. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Yoga is an ancient Indian physical and spiritual practice that originated in the Himalaya. We will be practicing in the ancient home of yoga. We will fit in when suitable a pre breakfast sun salutation and an evening meditation.

HOW FAR AND HOW HIGH? Most of the trip is in moderate and manageable altitudes. Kathmandu is only 1,400 meters above sea level. Some people may get mild altitude symptoms over 2,500 meters. The highest our group stays is at 3,200 meters which is 2,300 meters lower than Everest base camp, yet 1000 meters higher than the summit of Australia’s highest point, Mount Kosciuszko.

On some days, we walk a maximum of 6 hours with plenty of rest between, and because our trip is fully supported, we only carry a light day pack with basic essentials for the day. This makes travelling much easier.

It is however essential that you get into a routine of walking in the bush, up and down on trails, to get used to the terrain. Nepal is not a flat country! We can help you with advice to get fit, but it is your responsibility to put in the time. Spending time in nature is good for the soul, so why not do it to stay healthy and fit as well and keep at it after our Nepal adventure!

AM I TOO OLD, TOO YOUNG FOR THIS? We believe that only those who are meant to be taking part in this journey will become members on our wonderful adventure, and have had participants well in their seventies who were stronger than some others much younger members! If you are willing to get out of your comfort zone and to surprise yourself with what you can achieve, regardless of your shape or age, well, shoot us an email, and let’s talk about it! You will need a medical certificate from your doctor and dedication to getting fitter, but hey, it’s all worth it! brigittemuiroam@icloud.com

For more information or to book a space please email brigittemuiroam@icloud.com