FROM $4,490

Activity Level

Travelers should be physically fit and mentally prepared for multiple hours (2-4) of activity hiking almost daily.

Service Level
Ultimate Journeys
Ultimate Journeys feature a fully immersive itinerary with a particular theme. Great distances are covered using only the best vehicles available. These itineraries are carefully designed to be comprised of daily sessions of meditation and philosophy, an intimate introduction to the rich Himalayan culture, exclusive access to remote & sacred sites, and visits/talks with local specialists & experts. All-inclusive services include: travel by the highest quality land transportation vehicles and/or plane, knowledgeable local guides, porters, first-class accommodation, healthy & delicious meals, and experienced & dynamic Himalayan Hermitage facilitators as well as local specialists & experts.
Group Size
Max 21

The journey in a nutshell

  • Discover two Himalayan treasures: Bhutan & Nepal, in one journey
  • Join an intimate group of travelers as we explore some of the most sought after sacred sites in both Bhutan & Nepal
  • Daily meditation sessions in stunning monasteries + explorations of remote & ‘off-the-beaten track’ sacred sites
  • Accommodation ranges from luxurious eco-resorts to simple yet majestic monasteries
  • ‘Early bird’ price of $4,490 USD per person 


Alex & Sisse d’Artois, founders of Himalayan Hermitage, will guide this journey together. 

Alex - co-founder of Himalayan Hermitage

Alex d'Artois

Co-Founder & Facilitator
Sisse - co-founder of Himalayan Hermitage

Sisse d'Artois

Co-Founder, Facilitator & Photographer


How to prepare for this journey?


We like to make our journeys accessible to participants of all levels of physical fitness. On this journey we don’t hike everyday, but most days you can expect 1-3 hours of hiking. The hike up to the nunnery in the Everest region will take around 8 hours at a moderate pace, including breaks & lunch. The terrain is not too strenuous. As an alternative to this hike, it is possible to be led on horseback for all or part of the way, or to even get to the nunnery by jeep – please inquire with us about the best option for you!


We will be staying in the best possible locations throughout the journey ranging from high-end eco-resorts to Monastery guesthouses with all basic facilities.


Namo Buddha Resort in Namo Buddha, Nepal. 

This beautifully located Newari, organic resort Namo Buddha Resort is nestled in the Kathmandu Valley. 

Covid-19 Travel Protocol

As we prepare to welcome back travellers onto our journeys throughout the Himalayas, please review our new Covid-19 Travel Protocol carefully before your departure to help us ensure safety for all travellers.  

Pricing & What Is Included


  • The Early Bird Special of $4,490 ends six months before the journey’s starting date.
  • The Normal Price is $4,800
  • The Single Room Supplement is an added $600*

 * Please note that in the event that there is no other solo traveller of the same gender with whom to share a double room, participants will be liable to cover 50% of the single room.  

What is included

  • 9 nights / 10 days
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off
  • Return flight between Kathmandu & Paro (Bhutan)
  • All accommodation as per itinerary 
  • All healthy vegetarian meals (vegan possible too) 
  • Daily Buddhist philosophy discussions & meditation sessions 
  • Notebook for journaling during the journey 


What is not included

  • International airfare to and from Nepal 
  • Personal Travel Medical Insurance during the journey (compulsory)
  • Visa for Nepal 
  • Alcoholic beverages during the journey
  • Tips to local guides & porters 



October 6th - 15th, 2023

Alex - co-founder of Himalayan Hermitage

Alex d'Artois

Sisse - co-founder of Himalayan Hermitage

Nathalie Royer

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Alex d'Artois

Sisse d'Artois

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Meditation, and Buddhist Philosophy

Throughout the journey, we will practice meditation together as a group, as well as have discussions on Buddhist philosophy. There is no prerequisite for joining a journey, nor is it required to have any knowledge or experience with yoga, the practice of meditation, or of Buddhism. Simply to have the wish to go deeper with one’s mind, and to have curiosity regarding its qualities, is enough.

Daily Schedule

We start the day with yoga by exploring the inner experience of awakening in ourselves while we ground our awareness into the body. In the afternoon we becoming pilgrims by exploring the outer element of sacredness, visiting, and paying homage to the many sacred sites in the Kathmandu valley such as; temples, shrines, monasteries, and caves. Evening meditation after dinner.

  • 7:45 – 9:00     Meditation Practice
  • 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

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