overview

Location: Kathmandu Valley & Himalayan Foothills , Nepal

With this pilgrimage journey to Nepal & Bhutan we start our first 6 days in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, where we explore the sacred areas of Swayambhu, Pharping, Namo Buddha and Boudha Stupa – listed to be some of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage spots in the world. After becoming acquainted with the Nepali Buddhist cultures of the Himalayan region, we travel to the other sacred Buddhist land of Bhutan. Here we spend 8 days, embarking on a journey where we get to both observe and learn about the spiritual heritage of Bhutan, as much as taking time to practice ourselves and take in the many blessings of this place.

food and dining

We will enjoy healthy vegetarian food.

activities

We visit sacred sites and explore the living wisdom tradition of the Himalayas. Daily sessions in meditation practice and introduction to Buddhist philosophy.

Travel Details

Pricing

  • $575 - Single Supplement
  • $3,650 - Early Bird Special
  • $3,850 - Normal Price

Check In

3:00 PM

Check Out

12:00 PM

Directions

Fly to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu, Nepal. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. The visa for Nepal is easily obtained upon arrival and costs $25 USD for 15 days or $40 USD for 30 days.

Terms and Conditions

50% of the total price will be reimbursed to the client and 50% will go to Himalayan Hermitage in the events that the client withdraws his/her registration to the Pilgrimage from 31 to 60 days prior to the starting date of the Pilgrimage. Himalayan Hermitage will keep the entire amount during the event that the client cancels 30 days or less prior to the Pilgrimage’s starting date. These restrictions are due to the liability of Himalayan Hermitage in booking hotels and transportation which include private car, jeep, bus, van, and flight tickets. Thank you for your understanding.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

accommodations The Pilgrimage Journey includes all accommodation
meals Healthy vegetarian meals included
journal
workshops The Pilgrimage Journey includes daily introduction to meditation and Buddhist philosophy
reading material
group excursion Daily hikes when we explore sacred sites in the surrounding landscapes
airfare The Pilgrimage Journey does not include International airfare
alcohol Alcohol beverage and special coffee are not included
transfers
tips Tips to local guide and porters is not included
taxes
gift bag

Testimonials for Himalayan Hermitage

“I have always known I would come to Nepal, and then this perfect opportunity presented itself exactly at the moment I was ready. I came in without an agenda and just open to the experience; It was truly life changing, each moment unforgettable. I will enjoy processing it for the months or perhaps years to come. Namaste”
Suzanne Kennedy

“Overall, I really enjoyed the pilgrimage! I went into this with an open mind and I was very pleased with the breadth of the experience. Alex, Sisse & Alix (yoga teacher) were very kind, professional and calm under pressure. Their network of guides, porters and their knowledge of the area is top notch! Thank you for this once in a lifetime experience. I will never forget this and the wonderful people I have met”
Peter Keller

“I have learnt so much. I have learnt to trust. Trust in people, in situations, and in myself. And to have courage. To dig deep and to trust that everything will be ok. I have also learned about the true nature of peoples, their kindness, generosity and their unconditional love. Additionally, the introduction to Buddhist philosophy has been so complimentary and interesting. Nepal is an amazing and interestingly diverse country with very peaceful and loving people. Finally, I have learned how complimentary the yoga and meditation practices are in daily life and how this consistency is so important for progress”
Sybil Foster

“What seems to be very complicated back home is kind of presented in a simple framework to build upon. I feel even more curious now after being presented to the Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. I feel happy that it is so accessible for me as a Western person. I really feel welcomed here, in Nepal. And being with the monks up early in the morning, meditating. And just to be part of this culture in a very natural way. I had my doubts whether this was possible. But now I see it, I feel it. That it is authentic and that it is a living thing that you can come and experience. And that is something very precious. What stands out for me during this pilgrimage is the moving part, that we move from place to place. We hike through beautiful paths and see the local culture and we come by sacred places. We lit butterlamps and we had this really intense feeling of being in important places. Without this really being part of our culture (back home) but still visiting a living culture. That made a big impression. It is also such a strong feeling to experience something valuable like this in a group. You go and you wander through the mountains and you come to a new place and you settle. You do your practices led by the instructors in beautiful places, you go through the meditation practices, and I was a bit surprised. It helps you settle, and open up. This is a new experience for me, and a very valuable one ( ..) If you stay or visit in Kathmandu definitely combine it with a pilgrimage. That is really eye opening”
Anna Cecilie Skovgaard