Himalayan International Yoga AcademyAddress: Balaju, Kathmandu
Forget city life for a while and try one or more of the special packages offered at Himalayan International Yoga Academy (HIYA). This facility is set amongst about 30,000 sq. ft. of land in a pristine hilly location south of the city has been designed as per the norms of Vaastu. It has a bungalow named Kailash and four tented camps named Wisdom, Tranquillity, Harmony and Bliss. The organic foods grown within the facility appear in most of the vegetarian diets served in its restaurant.
The Yogic and Naturopathic specialists at the retreat aim to deliver effective kind of treatment and care that can rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. Services include Yoga, Meditation, Spa, Pancha-Karma, Ayurvedic Clinic and other customisable packages. Furthermore, you can take Yoga lessons ranging from a few hours to several weeks or even months so as to learn the secrets of a healthy lifestyle.
Himalayan International Yoga Academy and Research Centre is located at Ichangu, a north-western part of Kathmandu. It is about 15 km from the airport (via Ring-Road) and 10 kames from Thamel.
Distance to attraction points:
- Pashupatinath Temple: 14.00 km
- Boudhanath: 14.00 km
- Swoyambhu: 2.50 km
From TI Airport: Drive toward Swoyambhu. The route is pretty simple, just drive along the Ring-Road via Gaushala, Chabhil, Maharajgunj and Balaju - don't leave the Ring-Road. At Swoyambhu, locate the place where there are three big statues. From that point, a road goes north-west, leaving the Ring-Road and towards Ichangu. Drive about 1.8 km along that road and you will reach Himalayan International Yoga Academy and Research Centre
From Thamel: Drive to Balaju (Ring Road) and then southwards to Swoyambhu. Follow the instructions for the rest of the route as given above.
HIYA will arrange a paid pick up service upon request. The cost for a one-way transfer from/to the airport is USD 10 per person and from/to Thamel it is USD 5. Be sure to provide your arrival details a week before arriving.