The retreat in a nutshell

  • Discover the beauty and the sacredness of Namo Buddha, located in the eastern part of the Kathmandu valley 
  • 3-day itinerary incorporating daily yoga & meditation sessions, as well as group discussions on Buddhist philosophy. Includes all meals, accommodation, & transportation
  • Hikes to sacred sites in the area, including the Namo Buddha Stupa and Thrangu Rinpoche’s monastery
  • We stay in a beautifully located eco-resort
  • Healthy & delicious vegetarian meals. Organic veggies from own garden. Please inquire about dietary needs
  • Price of $390 USD per person 


A Himalayan Hermitage facilitator will lead this retreat alongside a yoga teacher.

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



We will be staying at a beautifully located eco-resort 1,5 hours outside of Kathmandu in the area of Namo Buddha. 


This beautifully located eco resort is nestled in Namo Buddha, eastern corner of 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 Price is $390
  • The Single Room Supplement is an added $100*

 * 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

  • 3 days & 2 nights
  • Airport/meeting point pick-up & drop-off
  • All accommodation as per itinerary 
  • All healthy vegetarian meals (vegan possible too) 
  • Daily Buddhist philosophy discussions, yoga, & meditation sessions 
  • Notebook for journaling during the journey  


What is not included

  • Alcoholic beverages during the retreat


Sisse - co-founder of Himalayan Hermitage

Sisse d'Artois

Emily Polar

Sisse d'Artois

Alex - co-founder of Himalayan Hermitage

Alex d'Artois

Nathalie Royer

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Alex d'Artois

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Yoga, Meditation, and Buddhist Philosophy

Throughout the retreat, we will practice yoga and meditation together as a group, as well as have discussions on Buddhist philosophy. There is no prerequisite for joining, 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     Yoga
  • 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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Sisse d'Artois

Sisse - co-founder of Himalayan Hermitage
Sisse d’Artois is the co-founder of Himalayan Hermitage, together with her husband, Alex. Sisse has been based in Kathmandu, Nepal for years and has traveled extensively throughout the Himalayas. Throughout the journey, Sisse will be leading the sessions on introduction to Buddhist philosophy and meditation practice, according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. For more information on Sisse click here.  

Dates of departure: 

  • ‘Meditation Journey in Nepal’: October 20th – November 3rd, 2022
  • ‘Pilgrimage Journey to Tibet & Mount Kailash’: May 26th – June 10th, 2023
  • ‘Yoga & Meditation Journey in Nepal’ with Alix Northup: October 19th – November 1st, 2023

Emily Polar

Emily Polar
Guided by American yoga teacher & photographer Emily Polar & Danish Sisse d’Artois as the Himalayan Hermitage facilitator, this is a journey with Yoga, Meditation, Buddhist Philosophy and Play.
Emily first came to Nepal in 2012 to see the Himalayas. On this trip she encountered the teachings of the Buddha Dharma and felt an immediate connection. In 2016 she moved to Boudha, Nepal to study Tibetan Buddhism and has been based there since. Emily’s journey with yoga started about 20 years ago. Over the years she’s practiced Hatha, Ashtanga and Anusara. In 2013 she completed her Hatha yoga teacher training in Bali and continues to explore movement through inquiry. Her slow flow classes rooted in curiosity and playfulness support a space for introspection and softening. 

Dates of departure