Reset at Pokhara's World-Renowned Ayurveda Centre

Text by Elena Moody

Feeling stressed out, irritable, fatigued, or managing a chronic health issue? Feel like you have tried everything? Or just really need some time out and a great massage? The Ayurveda Health Home in Pokhara may be just what you are looking for.

 Chronic stress can wreak havoc on our mind and body. If left unchecked it can become harder to successfully navigate future stress and this vicious cycle can lead to stress-related illness and emotional problems. Studies have found that stress seems to worsen or increase the risk of many health conditions such as chronic anxiety, muscle pain, asthma, diabetes, migraine headaches, high blood pressure, heart disease, gastrointestinal issues, obesity and depression. Living with chronic pain or a chronic health condition can dramatically impact your life and relationships, and adversely affect your sleep, mood, motivation and ability to cope. But before you get stressed about being stressed, there is good news.

The ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine has been shown to be effective in treating a range of disorders, including but not limited to anxiety, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, digestive issues, sleep problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and weight management. Nepal has a rich tradition of Ayurveda which is widely considered the world's oldest system of health care and continues to be an important influence in healthcare worldwide. Ayurveda focuses on the prevention of the imbalances that cause disease and emphasizes that health is the balanced and dynamic integration between environment, body, and mind. 
Pokhara's Unique Solution

The Ayurveda Health Home in Pokhara has been providing high quality and wholehearted Ayurvedic care since 2009. They offer holistic healing through non-invasive methods focussed on promoting good health, not just fighting disease. Their team of internationally renowned Ayurveda physicians (M.D. Ay.), graduate Ayurveda doctors, and highly trained Ayurveda therapists are warm, friendly, thoughtful and highly qualified and experienced. The Ayurveda Health Home is a Nepal-German joint venture organization and the pioneering Pancakarma healing centre in Nepal.

They introduced Kayakalpa Chikitsa to the country, which is a prime treatment in Ayurveda aimed at boosting immunity, arresting degeneration of body cells, and slowing down the aging process. The centre has a great reputation among locals and has been visited by guests from over 110 countries around the world. They offer a wide range of Ayurveda treatments and packages with both in-residence and out-patient services. Located in Lakeside, you will experience the additional benefit of embracing Pokhara's slower pace of life, enjoying lake and mountain views, and enjoying nature's many well-documented health benefits. 
What You Can Expect

Ayurveda is a highly personalized healthcare system and takes a multidimensional and natural approach to wellness. It acknowledges that each person is unique and made up of a unique body type, unique psychological personality type, and constitution. The team at the Ayurvedic Health Home will collaborate with you and tailor your treatment to your specific individual needs. They may consider your psychology, diet and lifestyle as you work together to reclaim and maintain your innate balance and power which in turn will cultivate good health, life satisfaction and fulfillment. 
World-Renowned Service

The Ayurveda Health Home is managed according to professional German quality control and management standards. The founding Directors of the Ayurveda Health Home are Dr. Rishi Ram Koirala M.D. (Ay.) (Medical Director), Mr. Badri Koirala (Managing Director) and Ms. Marlies Foerster (Director of Quality Management). All treatments at the centre are based on the classical texts of Ayurveda and are designed by Dr. Rishi, a well respected Ayurveda professional with over 35 years of clinical experience. All therapists are trained, guided and monitored by the chief therapist, Badri Koirala, as the centre is committed to developing the highest standard of Ayurvedic treatment in the country. 

Services Available

You will find an extensive list of individual therapies available such as the exquisite Synchronized Cleansing Abhyanga, Relaxation Spinal Abhyanga, Facial Beauty Package, Whole Body Herbal Steam, Pinda, Salvana or Nadi Sveda, Picu and many more. If you are looking for something more specialized, you can arrange for a short or more advanced consultation and counseling service. There are also a number of special treatment packages which range in duration from 1 to 14 days, and the unique Pancakarma programs ranging from 7 to 28 days. For more information visit their website at
In-Residence Option

The Ayurveda Health Home in Pokhara is tucked away in Dihiko Patan with a view of Phewa Lake, Barahi Temple, the Peace Pagoda and surrounding hills. There are single or double guest rooms available with attached bathroom and all are located in the same building as the treatment areas. There is a small library with a variety of books about Ayurveda and promoting good health and it is also possible to arrange short sightseeing and hiking trips during your stay. 
Address and contact details: Ayurveda Health Home, Udaya Marg, Dihiko Patan, Lakeside, Pokhara
Tel no: +977 61 463205/465874