Aside from the magnificent Himalayas, stunning lake views, and lush green forests, Nepal also offers the best meditation centers where you can recharge and find inner peace. There are simple and laid back monasteries and luxurious resorts and spas that provide various programs for both beginners and advanced practitioners. Short and long sessions that may last for months are also available in these centers. Some of them even offer other activities such as walking tours, mountain treks, and jungle excursions.
Here is our hand-picked list of the best places for you to check out. If we are missing anything, please let us know!
Himalayan Deurali Resort and Spa is situated in a peaceful environment surrounded by the majestic views of the Phewa Lake, Fishtail Mountain & the Annapurna mountain range. They have rooms that feature a flat-screen TV, a wardrobe, a private bathroom with bath and shower facilities, toiletries, a hairdryer, and a private balcony which offers hill views.
Their spa can help assist in redefining your lifestyle through traditional wellness regimes of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with the best of International Wellness Experiences. You can also let your worries slip away by trying the sauna that has picturesque views of the Annapurna Range. The hilltop restaurant serves dishes made from fresh local ingredients. They even have a magnificent wine cellar and barbeque facilities.
The Boudha Inn is set up in a peaceful ambience close to the holiest and the largest stupa outside of Tibet, the Boudhanath Stupa. It features top-notch accommodation with modern amenities and high-quality food and beverage. It is also near monasteries and shops where you can buy essentials.
The tranquil and serene ambience makes this place a great venue to practice yoga and meditation. The classes are led by Tenzin Niyma Guru who specializes in Tibetan Naro Wind & Channel Yoga.
Annapurna Eco-Village, a mountain resort, is one of the best places to do bird watching, butterfly photography, traditional village walks, and Annapurna Base Camp or Mardi Himal treks. It features cottages that are built up and managed in traditional design.
They offer Yoga and Meditation, village tours, park visits, river side visit, jungle walk, school visit and community programs. There are also farming activities and day hikes that you can enjoy.
Experience local Tharu life at Sapana Village Lodge. It is a unique hotel located at the edge of Chitwan National Park nearby Sauraha. Their restaurant with an open-air terrace and beautiful panoramic views serves Nepalese and western dishes.
Relax and calm your mind at their meditation center located at the edge of the terrain overlooking the river. They also offer many different activities and excursions where you can experience the local culture and beautiful nature. If you just want to have a quiet time at the hotel, you can have a massage or simply watch their elephants walking through the flowered garden.
Osho Tapoban is a thriving spiritual community perched in the lush green Nagarjuna forest. It hosts more than eight hundred visitors from more than ninety countries every year. They offer various courses on yoga, meditation, psychotherapies and alternate healing.
It features a beautifully designed Pagoda-styled meditation hall that can accommodate up to 200 people for regular meditation sessions and 500 people for discourses. They also have a sculpture garden with the statues of Buddha, Lao Tzu, Lord Ganesh, Ardhanarishwor, and Lord Shiva.
Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced practitioner, you are welcome at the Himalayan Buddhist Meditation Center. Their teachings and practices are based on the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsong Khapa of Tibet.
They offer Dharma talks with qualified teachers, weekly guided meditations, monthly pujas on special Buddhist prayer days, and tours to important Buddhist pilgrimage and culturally significant sites within the Kathmandu Valley.
Tushita-Nepal is situated in the bosom of the mighty Himalayas, surrounded by lush green forest rich in flora and fauna, and has a view of the emerald blue lake. It is an ideal yoga retreat resort in Pokhara Valley for self-realization and spiritual awakening.
This center offers different levels of yoga and meditation classes that can last for days to months. They serve Ayurvedic meals only, herb detox drinks, fruits, herb juices, tea and organic coffee. Bird watching, hiking in nature, barbeque, stargazing, and treatments for sinus, migraine, depression and constipation problems are also available here.
Ganden Yiga Chozin Meditation Center is a quiet and peaceful venue that has a beautiful lake view. Courses on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, which develops the mind by teaching compassion and wisdom are being offered here. They also have Meditation courses, which relax the mind and make it peaceful, and Yoga sessions, to balance the body and mind.
Events such as pilgrimages to monasteries in the area and other places of interest are also offered occasionally.
The Begnas Lake Resort and Villas is surrounded by a tropical jungle on three sides and a beautiful lake on the fourth. Their main restaurant comprises of a large, airy dining room, a terrace with the most magnificent views and a cozy bar.
Yoga and Ayurveda are being offered in this resort. They have two yoga teachers trained in Patanjali and Hatha Yoga who run classes twice a day. An Ayurvedic Practitioner is also available to provide you with a detailed treatment plan which does not only include several procedures but also specific diet recommendations, breathing and yoga exercises and routine suggestions.
Perched 1,000 feet above the Pokhara Valley with a spectacular Himalayan backdrop, Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge provides a perfect haven, the essence of tranquillity. Ideal for guests pre- and post-trek, or for those wishing to take day walks exploring local communities, bird-watching, gentle exercise, or relax in a typical Nepalese rural setting.
It features a central lodge, bar, dining room, and comfortable rooms arranged in clusters of cottages resembling a Nepali village. Yoga, meditation, and massages delivered by masseurs skilled in Ayurvedic, Hara, Shiatsu, and Reiki are being offered here.
Tucked away in the Himalayas of Nepal’s Kingdom, amidst the most scenic area, there lies Neydo Tasho Chöling Monastery. It is an ideal place to simply relax and unwind from all the hustle and tussle of mundane life and an easy get-away for a short break, as you may also indulge in meditation, or even study Buddhism or follow a day in the life of the monastics.
They feature 23 comfortable rooms and delicious healthy food made by an excellent chef. A one month retreat can be done here and food, water and tea will be served to your room. There is also hiking and mountain biking route around the area.
Nepal is a country with a rich culture and history. The Nepalese people have a deep respect for their elders and ancestors. Family ties are very strong, and the extended family is an important part of Nepalese society. The people of Nepal are also devoutly spiritual and practice a variety of religions. Hinduism is the main religion, followed by Buddhism.
The Nepalese people are known for their hospitality. Visitors to Nepal are often struck by the friendliness of the locals. Nepal is a land of great diversity, with a wide variety of ethnic groups and languages. The Nepali language is the official language, but there are also many other languages spoken in Nepal.
Nepal is a land of great natural beauty. The Himalayas, which cover much of the country, are home to some of the world’s tallest mountains, including Mount Everest. Nepal is also home to many other scenic attractions, including lakes, forests, and rivers.