Breath of Fresh Air Retreats
Explore ▲ Breathe ▼ Triumph
October 1-14 2020
$1999 PER PERSON
5400m above the sea, 14 breathtaking mountain sunrises, 1 unforgettable adventure…
Join the Breath of Fresh Air family as, together, we embark on an excursion that will create memories of a lifetime! Two weeks of disconnection from the hustle and bustle of an overly-stimulating world, and the gift of reconnection to the simplistic beauty of nature, community, and ones’ own innate self. Allow our professional photographer to capture all of the journey highlights so you can focus on truly living in the moment. Pack your bags, take the ride, and allow us to handle every last detail of your next life-changing adventure!
Experience for yourself the fresh mountain air, panoramic views, and unique landscapes that can only be offered at high elevation
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
Dive into an ancient culture vastly different than your own and develop an appreciation for a simpler way of living
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
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
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
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
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
Hiring local guides and porters means that a portion of your vacation will support Nepalis, their country, and their families
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!
Private bus transfer to BESISAHAR (6hrs) followed by local private jeep to SAYNGE (3hrs) Sleep Overnight. 1200 Mt.
Trek to TAL, 5-6 Hrs, 1700 Mt. 12KM distance.
Trek to DANAQUE, 5 Hrs, 2250 Mt. 11KM distance.
Trek to CHAME, 6 Hrs, 2700 Mt. 11KM distance.
Trek to UPPER PISSANG, 6 Hrs, 3300 Mt. 15KM distance.
Trek to NGAWAL, 5 Hrs, 3600 Mt. 11KM distance.
Trek to MANANG, 4 Hrs, 3540 Mt. 10KM distance.
REST DAY MANANG!
Trek to YAK KHARKA or LEDAR, 5-6 Hrs, 4000 or 4200 Mt. 10 KM distance.
Trek to THRONG PHEDI, 4 Hrs, 4540 Mt. 9 KM distance.
Sunrise Trek to summit THRONG LA PASS ( 5416 Mt.) and continue to MUKTINAH, 8-10 Hrs, 3800 Mt. 14 KM distance.
REST DAY MUKTINAH!
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.
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
Daily guided meditation and/or yoga
Daily breathwork and altitude training
Morning check-in and intention setting
Evening empowerment discussion
Intermittent presence check-ins
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
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!
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
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
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.