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Breath of Fresh Air Retreats

Explore ▲ Breathe ▼ Triumph

 

Adventure-based healing

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Nature

Experience for yourself the fresh mountain air, panoramic views, and unique landscapes that can only be offered at high elevation

Professional Photography

Leave your phone and camera behind and allow our professional photographer to capture your experience while you disconnect and focus on truly living in the moment 

Cultural Immersion

Dive into an ancient culture vastly different than your own and develop an appreciation for a simpler way of living

Daily Meditation

Clear your mind, settle into silence, and discover for yourself, how in just two weeks of regular practice, mindfulness tools can be instilled for a lifetime of enhanced joy and contentment

Breathwork

Immerse in the present moment and more effectively adjust to changing elevations with daily altitude breath training; enhancing health, well-being, and a deeper connection to one's truest nature

Community

Allow the support and enouragement of the BOFA family to lift you higher as, together, we embark on the journey of a lifetime. Cultivate lasting friendships, share experiences, and discover the connection that can unfold when a group of people choose to live offline 

Retreat

Hand over the responsibilities of every day life and allow us to take care of all of your basic needs. Experience the freedom that accompanies a journey where planning and considerations are handled for you

Personal Achievement

Step outside your comfort zone, meet resistance, and move in the direction of your greatest self.  Relish in the accomplishment of conquering a mountain, develop newfound appreciation for your body, and witness how physical and mental strength expands into every aspect of your life

Job Creation

Hiring local guides and porters means that a portion of your vacation will support Nepalis, their country, and their families 

Itinerary

 

April 1

 Welcome Brunch! An opportunity to meet the beautiful humans you will trek alongside for the next 14 days. This is a time to share tips, experiences, ensure gear is comprehensive, distribute permits, and collectively review the adventure we are about to embark on in the Himalayas!

 

April 2

Private bus transfer to BESISAHAR (6hrs) followed by local private jeep to SAYNGE (3hrs) Sleep Overnight. 1200 Mt.

 

April 3

Trek to TAL, 5-6 Hrs, 1700 Mt. 12KM distance.

 

April 4

Trek to DANAQUE, 5 Hrs, 2250 Mt. 11KM distance.

 

April 5

Trek to CHAME, 6 Hrs, 2700 Mt. 11KM distance.

 

April 6

Trek to UPPER PISSANG, 6 Hrs, 3300 Mt. 15KM distance.

 

April 7

Trek to NGAWAL, 5 Hrs, 3600 Mt. 11KM distance.

 

April 8

Trek to MANANG, 4 Hrs, 3540 Mt. 10KM distance.

 

April 9

REST DAY MANANG!

 

April 10

Trek to YAK KHARKA or LEDAR, 5-6 Hrs, 4000 or 4200 Mt. 10 KM distance.

 

April 11

Trek to THRONG PHEDI, 4 Hrs, 4540 Mt. 9 KM distance.

 

April 12

Sunrise Trek to summit THRONG LA PASS ( 5416 Mt.) and continue to MUKTINAH, 8-10 Hrs, 3800 Mt. 14 KM distance.

 

April 13

REST DAY MUKTINAH!

 

April 14

Jeep to Jomsom, domestic flight over snow-capped mountain range to Pokhara. Closing ceremony 

*Note: we travel as a group, and therefore this itinerary is subject to change based on the needs of the collective. We have allotted additional time should we require a slowing of pace or an additional night on the trail. 

What's Included

Pretrip Planning

  • Support before departure from home

  • Customized workout videos specific for trekking

  • Pre-trek planning, packing, and briefing whilst in Nepal

  • All government taxes including trekking permits and conservation entry fees

  • Private transportation to Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Domestic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

Mindful Experience

  • Daily guided meditation and/or yoga

  • Daily breathwork and altitude training

  • Professional photography

  • Morning check-in and intention setting

  • Evening empowerment discussion

  • Journal prompts 

  • Intermittent presence check-ins

Logistics

  • One American + one Canadian + Nepali trekking guides/porters

  • Insurance and permits for Nepali guides and porters

  • 12 nights shared tea house style accommodation on Annapurna Circuit

  • 3 meals daily

  • Morning coffee or tea

  • First aid/ medical kit/ blood oxygen meter

Life On the Mountain

ACCOMODATION 

There’s simply no greater gift after a day of braving the elements than the reaching your destination and being welcomed by the loving arms and warm smiles of locals inviting you home for the evening. Experience the beauty of connection and cultural immersion as you settle in to a quaint teahouse for the night; filling your belly with home-cooked meals, diving deep into conversation around a roaring fireplace, then turning on a nostalgic movie alongside fellow travellers. Learn local customs, fall asleep under the stars, and wake up to the smell of fresh coffee brewing before setting off on the day’s next adventure. All bed linens are provided, but expect slightly harder beds than you may be used to, cooler evening temperatures, and a lack of hot showers in the mountains. However believe us when we say that - what lacks in luxury will be made up for in unforgettable family-style experiences!

 

MEALS

Dal baht power, 24 hour! A mountain-rich diet is not complete without hearty lentils, vegetable curry, and steamed, fresh rice pipping hot and bottomless on the plate. Savour once-in-a-lifetime views with tea breaks in small shops along the way, and come together over simple, home-grown vegetarian Nepali cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

What's not included?   These few things:

  • International flight to and from Nepal

  • Nepal visa upon arrival

  • Travel Insurance 

  • Trekking gear 

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, internet access, bar and cold beverage bills, and snacks

  • Tips for your hardworking Nepali guide

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara upon arrival / departure

Meet The Team

Natasha Thompson

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My intention is quite simple: share yoga and the very practices that have allowed me to re-invite love and aliveness back into my own life. I aim to connect people back to their bodies, hearts, and inspire them to truly see the awe within their own selves. 

Hunter LaFave

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After 40 rounds of chemotherapy and radiation for stage 3 cancer I left behind a career as a commercial diver and everything I knew to search for a life of peace, health and happiness.  I hope to share the lessons I have learned.

Aaron Dickfos

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It’s not just the mountains that will see me zipping up my jacket and pulling on a pair of boots in the icy cold hours before dawn or running up steep banks with a backpack full of extra camera gear. It's the fact that every person and every place has some kind of magic to see if you're open to it. Through my lens, I’m able to share with others the way in which I see the beauty of this world.

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