According to ancient Hindu beliefs, Ayurveda was gifted to mankind by Lord Brahma (Creator of the Universe) to help us lead a healthy and fruitful life free from mortal ailments. Believed to be the oldest and most complete medical science known to mankind this is one primordial therapeutic discipline that is so amazingly in-depth and yet so wonderfully simple to learn, practice and advocate that even 5000 years after it evolved, it is one of the most sought after holistic health sciences worldwide.
The primary reason for this is perhaps, Ayurveda is homogenous with Mother Nature and advocates a way of life in tandem with her. It focuses on holistic well-being and postulates that a healthy Mind can only be found in a healthy Body and that it is absolutely essential to lead and live life to its fullest as Mother Nature intended. Today, we are awakened to the importance of safeguarding Mother Nature and living in harmony with her and hence perhaps, there is this renewed interest in Ayurveda.
Because of the immense bio-diversity of the sub-Himalayan region, it is in these hills and mountains that rare medicinal herbs were found by our ancient sages and seers, grown and experimented with over the centuries to arrive at medicinal formulations for the restoration and preservation if good health. This ancient science does not emphasize on fighting specific diseases as such, but focuses on the wellbeing of the whole system, thereby helping us to develop total good health. No wonder then that Ayurveda in its various forms still continues to be popular and primary mode of treatment in the Himalayan region where it was first evolved.
190 Km West of Kathmandu city – a 5 hour drive along a mountain highway or a 25 minute flight along the western Himalayan peaks brings you to the scenic Pokhara valley with its year-round mild climatic disposition, its sub-tropical vegetation and its close proximity to the mighty Annapurna massif. In the north-eastern part of this picturesque valley lies the tranquil spring-fed Begnas lake on the bank of which is located The Begnas Lake Resort & Villas. Rooms are in spacious chalets built in the ethnic Gurung style stone houses. All guestrooms are mountain facing, are individually temperature controlled and tastefully appointed in teak wood with terracotta floorings.
The Resort is surrounded by pristine, verdant Nature with no artificial boundaries. In the North we have a wide opening to the lake and the mountains, in the East and West we have two mountain springs for our water supply. In the South is the walkway to the road head through a forest of hazelnut and hardwood trees. It is from this Resort that The Himalayan Nature Spa operates as Nepal’s first Ayurveda Wellness facility since 2008 offering a wide range of Ayurveda care and treatments to visiting tourists.
Most of our herbal concoctions and therapeutic oils are sourced directly from well-established and reputed Ayurvedic medicinal manufacturers in Nepal as also in Kerala. As many rare herbs are found only in the Himalayan foothills, we are in the process of setting up our own in-house production under the guidance of experienced professional Ayurveda practitioners.
Our Ayurveda team consists of two well qualified and competent resident Ayurveda Doctors together with professional male and female Therapists. As Ayurveda propagates a holistic approach to good health, importance is always given to the co-ordination between the Doctors, the kitchen Chefs and our Yogacharyas to address every individual treatment guest’s specific needs. Our two Yogacharyas conduct Yoga & Meditation sessions every morning and evening for the added benefit of our guests. Please find attached herewith our “Himalayan Panchakarma” and Yoga & Meditation Summer Specials – 2018.