overview

Location: Kathmandu Valley & Himalayan Foothills , Nepal

We invite you to take part in experiencing one of the most authentic living traditions in the world, namely the Buddhist culture of the Himalayas, on a pilgrimage journey to the holy land of Tibet. The countless blessings from the accumulation of merit of the many yogis and yoginis who have practiced the path of awakening here for centuries, seep out of every monastery and shrine in Tibet. On this pilgrimage journey we travel to Mount Kailash in the Western part of the country, regarded by Tibetan Buddhist masters in the Himalayan region as one of the holiest mountains on our planet.

accommodations

We will be enjoying good standard accommodation throughout this Pilgrimage Journey, from nice monastery guesthouses to resorts in the Kathmandu Valley and across the Tibetan Plateau. When we reach Mount Kailash and circumambulate the holy mountain accommodation will be more basic as we stay in tea houses.

food and dining

We will be enjoying healthy vegetarian meals.

activities

We explore the living wisdom tradition of the Himalayas as we visit sacred sites such as meditation caves, temples and shrines as well as monasteries. The journey consists of both the inner and the outer journey, as we learn about and practice daily meditation as well as learn about Buddhist philosophy and the spiritual tradition of the Himalayan region.

Travel Details

Pricing

  • $575 - Single Supplement
  • $3,550 - Early Bird Special
  • $3,699 - 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

airfare International Airfare is not included
accommodations All accommodation is included.
meals We will be enjoying healthy vegetarian meal
journal
alcohol Alcohol and special coffee are not included
yoga
tips Tips to local guides and porters is not included
gift bag
taxes

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