MEDITATION JOURNEY IN NEPAL

14 DAYS

FROM $3,100

Activity Level
Moderate

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 Nepal by hiking in the footsteps of realized yogis & yoginis as we visit the most sought after sacred sites in the Kathmandu valley and the Everest region
  • 14 day itinerary incorporating daily meditation sessions and group discussions on Buddhist philosophy. Includes all meals, accommodation, & transportation
  • Accommodation ranges from luxurious eco-resorts to simple yet majestic monasteries
  • Healthy & delicious vegetarian meals. Please inquire about dietary needs
  • ‘Early bird’ price of $3,100 USD per person 

Facilitators

A Himalayan Hermitage facilitator will lead this journey.

Sisse - co-founder of Himalayan Hermitage

Sisse d'Artois

Co-Founder, Facilitator & Photographer

Itinerary

How to prepare for this journey?

Physically:

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!

Accommodation

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.

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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

Pricing

  • The Early Bird Special of $3,100 ends six months before the journey’s starting date.
  • The Normal Price is $3,350
  • 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

  • 14 days & 13 nights
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off
  • 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 

Dates

2022

Oct 20th - Nov 3rd, 2022

Sisse - co-founder of Himalayan Hermitage

Sisse d'Artois

Emily Polar

Sisse d'Artois

Meditation and Buddhist Philosophy

Throughout the journey, we will practice yoga and 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 a meditation practice by exploring some of the techniques we learn about in the Buddhist philosophy sessions. 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 – 8:8.30  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

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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

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