overview

Location: pokhara, Nepal

There’s a reason why so many people are drawn to the Himalayas… the incredible beauty that makes the eyes widen, the kindness of the people that makes your heart expand and a feeling of peace and freedom that you can only find here. It is something that cannot be explained and can only be experienced.

This will be a breathtaking journey in Nepal! Discover the food, nature, yoga and meditation secrets of Nepal’s Himalayas in your off-the-grid, eco-luxury boutique resort!

1 night in a stunning hotel in Kathmandu 3 nights in your own eco villa 3 nights in your own luxury eco tented-villa *All transfers to the resort from Kathmandu airport are included

Nestled in the natural paradise of a lushly forested valley, and set against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayan mountain range, the retreat is a truly eco-sensitive luxury resort experience.

Located in the unique setting of a working organic farm, the natural beauty of the setting reflects Nepal’s historic heritage as a centre of spiritual practice and the resort’s tranquil environment is perfect for undistracted meditation and yoga.

Here you will enjoy in-depth professional yoga and meditation teachings, an eco-farm tour, a ‘food as medicine’ and ‘Nepalese cuisine cooking class’ from Marissa’s new cookbook ‘Himalayan Vegetarian Kitchen’.

You will have one night in the ancient city of Kathmandu. Then, resort has eco-villas and eco-tented-villas, both separated by a mountain providing two incredible and unique experiences. Your first 4 days will be staying in villas surrounded by rice fields, then you have the luxury of the another 4 days in tented-villas in the forest by Phewa Lake, looking out to the Himalayan mountain range.

Marissa Nolan is a professionally qualified and highly experienced therapist, social worker, lecturer, therapeutic meditation and yoga teacher and researcher. She is an expert in transformational process therapy, mindfulness, compassion training, therapeutic yoga and has 15 years experiences fascinating professional international events.

Every retreat and experience Marissa creates is motivated support an incredible experience for you and to also help others. For this retreat, USD$50 per person will be donated to providing resources and opportunities to women of Nepal.

Marissa specialises in designing inspirational retreats throughout the Asian region, showing clients from around the world the magic of these remarkable places, and of course sharing their yoga, meditation, cooking and ‘food as medicine’ secrets. Book early & save up to $600. See the website for details: https://marissanolan.com/nepal-ecoluxury-himalayan-retreat-sept-2019

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accommodations

The hotel offers you full room service, pool, spa, air conditioned rooms, vegetarian cuisine and your own private deluxe suite with a balcony looking out to rice fields and mountains.

Pokhara is a breathtaking and special place. Nestled by Phewa Lake surrounded by snowcapped Himalayan mountain. Your first 3 nights/4 days will be spent at the stunning Pavilions boutique eco-resort. This fully sustainable and off-the-grid hotel shows you how simplicity, luxury and nature can harmoniously co-exist.

Then revel in the laid-back charm of Pokhara in four more nights in your uniquely-styled tented-villas that capture the essence of getting back to nature and experience the lush, green and tranquil surroundings without the hassle that comes along with traditional camping. This is ‘glamp’-ing’ (glamorous camping) at its most finest.

You will also have one night in a gorgeous hotel in Kathmandu where you will meet the retreat. All transfers and flight to Pokhara where the resort is are included.

food and dining

During the retreat you will be treated to the most delicious Nepalese and western vegetarian food and also the chance to visit a few of Pokhara’s finest restaurants. The hotel restaurant has some of the finest cuisine in Nepal, grown right on their eco-farm.

In the comprehensive cooking class, you will prepare mouthwatering dishes from Marissa’s new cookbook ‘Himalayan Vegetarian Kitchen’, with vegetables, herbs and spices straight from The Pavilions eco-farm garden onto the plate.

(Meat dishes and alcohol are available at additional cost and ordered separately from the hotel menu).

activities

On this transformational and healing journey, you will experience one night in the ancient city of Kathmandu, then the exquisite beauty of your four day eco-villa and four days in your glamorous eco-tent near Pokhara.

Enjoy a complimentary Nepalese massage or spiritual healing treatment, taste delicious Nepalese food, discover the local culture, learn about the simplicity and magic of Nepalese life and experience deep therapeutic yoga and meditation practices to revive your soul. Additional therapeutic sessions and private yoga and mediation sessions are offered by Marissa at a discounted rate for retreat guests.

The resort has eco-villas and eco-tented-villas, both separated by a mountain providing you two incredible and unique experiences. They both offer a truly unique opportunity to reconnect with nature without sacrificing luxurious comforts.

You will be amazed to see how the latest innovative, sustainable technology, eco-farming permaculture and traditional Nepalese ways have come together to create a remarkable place.

Travel Details

Pricing

  • $2,105 - Private Mountain View Villa (single occupancy)
  • $3,795 - Private Mountain View Villa (twin/double occupancy)

Check In

4:00 PM

Check Out

10:00 AM

Directions

Orientation is at 4pm on the 21st of September 2019 in Kathmandu. You will be picked up in Kathmandu where you will spend your first night in the old city and then onward to the retreat location. All transfers will be included in the retreat fee. Check in is available from 2pm.

Terms and Conditions

Fees are non-refundable or transferable. Your cancellation fees are 100% of payments.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

airfare One internal flight included
accommodations Luxury eco-villa, pool, spa, Himalayan views
alcohol Available at your own cost through the hotel
yoga Expert yoga, mindfulness and meditation teaching
meals All meals are vegetarian, although meat is available on hotel menu
transfers All transfer included
taxes All taxes included
fitness classes In-depth yoga and meditation teachings
group excursion Yoga, meditation, hiking, village visit

Testimonials for Marissa Nolan

“My soul has been completely renewed by this retreat.”
Alison, Australia