Pilgrimage Journey to Nepal

6 – 17th March 2019

With Alex d’Artois & Sisse Budolfsen

This pilgrimage journey to Nepal will begin at the Vajra Hotel in the area called Swayambhu, ten minutes walk from the Swayambhu stupa in Kathmandu. In this beautiful oasis, surrounded by trees and with big views overlooking the Kathmandu Valley, is where our sessions of mediation and Buddhist philosophy will take place. After having settled into Kathmandu for the first few days, we spend the following week in the hills of the Kathmandu Valley. We spend three nights at Neydo Monastery in the sacred valley of Pharping. After our stay there, we journey onward to Namo Buddha where we stay three nights at the beautiful Namo Buddha Resort. On our way back to Kathmandu, we pay homage to the majestic Boudha Stupa. We spend the last night at Vajra Hotel before we travel into the foothills of the Himalayas on the next day. We fly into the town of Phablu, in the lower Everest region, which is our starting point. From here, we begin our hike through the upper valleys of Chiwang and Ringmo until we reach the nunnery of Thubten Choling on a hill, nestled into pine tree forests and prayer flags. Here we spend a full day, taking part in the lives of the nuns, before making a loop back to Phablu during our 5-day hike. If weather permits, we will get a glimpse of the majestic Himalayas from Phablu. We return to Kathmandu by flight or jeep the following day, where we will have our last night of the pilgrimage journey back at Vajra Hotel. The Buddhist philosophy and meditation 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.

Introducing the Facilitators

Sisse Budolfsen and/or Alex d’Artois will be the meditation instructors and guides on these 4-Day Pharping Pilgrimages in the Kathmandu Valley. For more information on Sisse & Alex, please go here.

We start the day by exploring the inner experience of awakening through meditation practice, and in the afternoon sessions we enhance the experience by becoming pilgrims and yogis by visiting and paying homage to the many local shrines, temples and meditation caves in the Pharping Valley.

WHERE – NEPAL –  Kathmandu Valley & Thubten Choling in Solo Khumbu, Mt. Everest Region, see Nepal map

WHEN – April 16th – April 29th 2018


 –  Twin room to share: 3360 USD / Single room supplement: 355 USD

BOOKINGS – As an unrefundable deposit, 500 USD of the overall price is charged upon registration of the Yoga Pilgrimage Journey. Half of the balance will be charged two months prior, and the remaining amount will be charged 1 month prior to the Yoga Pilgrimage. For bookings and more information about the pilgrimage journey, please email us at himalayanhermitage108@gmail.com


  • All accommodation, meals and transport in Nepal
  • Experienced guide and instructor – Parijata Charbonneau & Alex d’Artois
  • Return jeep ride from Phablu to Kathmandu


  • International flight ticket to Nepal
  • Personal insurance during the yoga pilgrimage
  • Any alcoholic beverage during the yoga pilgrimage

For Bookings and more info contactinfo@himalayanhermitage.com