To educate rural Nepalese children a yoga retreat among Bhutan’s dramatic scenery will so the Nelson souls and help raise money. Beyond the clouds journey is part of Nelson charity organisation first steps Himalaya. The tour will take a group of New Zealanders on a nine-day tour through some of Bhutan’s most pristine regions.
From the trip profits will allow locals to build earthquake-proof classrooms in Sindhupalc hok, Nepal’s worst quake-affected district.
On September 29, a town in a valley west of the capital Thimphu. Yoga teacher Kathy Valler will head the group and kick start the adventure in Paro. Punakha Dzong where the coronation of the first king of Bhutan was held and three travellers will experience a Bhutanese Tschechu, festrival, and visit with the majestic.
Before leaving the Bhutan, the group will visit the Taktshang Monastery was also known as the Tiger’s Nest. Most famous Bhutan’s site with landmark and is a sacred, ancient Buddhist monastery which clings to a cliff 1000 meters from the valley floor. It was said by the valler that it was honoured to lead the journey through Bhutan and pass on her yoga teachings to the group. Her first steps Himalaya was a great cause.
‘Interested in furthering their yoga practice with anyone in this spiritual destinations, should consider joining with this yoga teacher.’ Fionna Heiton said last year’s Himalayan founding director first steps trip to Bhutan blew her away. “ There’s real lack of tourists in Bhutan, it’s a clean, green heaven,” she said. “Should have to pinch yourself to believe you are really there.”
Number of clouds runs beyond the trips through Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet and also offers a range of tours and journeys that help raise funds for the charity, First Step Himalaya. To help building projects in Nepal tours can be combined with volunteer.