14-Day Pilgrimage Journey to Nepal

  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Mar 6 - 19, 2019 (14 days)

About us

The first week we settle in beautiful locations surrounding the Kathmandu Valley and visit some of the most revered Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. The second week we hike in the foothills of the Himalayas, walking in the footsteps of fully realised yogis and yoginis, as we visit monasteries and nunneries that are nestled inside a ‘pure-land’.

The meditation and philosophy theme will be weaved into our days, both in the Kathmandu Valley and in the Himalayan foothills, as we embark on an inner and outer journey through Nepal.

“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

Event Highlights

  • We immerse ourselves in the serene nature, as well as visiting sacred sites where yogis have meditated for decades and where Buddhist monasteries and prayer flags characterise the surroundings.
  • The first week we experience the areas of Pharping and Namo Buddha in the Kathmandu Valley, and in the second week we venture into the Lower Everest region of Nepal where we spend three nights at a beautiful and blessed Tibetan Buddhist nunnery in the Himalayan foothills.
  • The meditation and philosophy theme will be weaved into our days, both in Kathmandu and in the mountains, as we embark on an inner and outer journey through Nepal.

Venue Highlights

Based on our many years of traveling and visiting beautiful, little pockets of Nepal we have handpicked some unique places for our 14-Day Journeys in Nepal. The accommodation that we have chosen for our pilgrimage vary from a stay at a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery guesthouse in Pharping, to a beautifully located resort in Namo Buddha, both located in the Kathmandu Valley. In both of these places we have access to hot water, wifi, delicious and fresh vegetarian meals.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea

Schedule

8:00 – 8:30 Meditation
9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
10:30 – 12:00 Morning session on Tibetan Buddhism & Meditation Practice
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 Free time
3:30 – 5:30 Visiting sacred places
7:00 – 8:00 Dinner
8:15 – 8:45 Evening meditation

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free

Menu/Cuisine

We will enjoy vegetarian and organic meals throughout the pilgrimage journey.

Accommodations

Accommodation includes a shared room unless the guest books a single room at additional cost. During our days in the Kathmandu Valley the accommodation is of high standard, with access to hot water, and with meals served as fresh and vegetarian food.
During our days up at the Tibetan Buddhist nunnery, located in the Lower Everest region, the accommodation will be more basic, with Asian-style toilets and hot water bucket showers. This is part of the experience ;)

Directions

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

Tags: buddhist nunnery hiking himalayas journey meditation nature nepal pilgrimage spiritual tibetan buddhism

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