FROM $3,100

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 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 yoga & meditation sessions, as well as 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 


A Himalayan Hermitage facilitator will lead this journey 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
Alix Northup

Alix Northup

Yoga Teacher
Nathalie Royer

Nathalie Royer

Yoga Teacher


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 $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, yoga, & 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 19th - November 1st, 2023

Sisse - co-founder of Himalayan Hermitage

Sisse d'Artois

Alix Northup

Alix Northup

Sisse d'Artois

Alix Northup

Yoga, 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 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

Inspirational Reading


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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

Alix Northup

Alix Northup

Alix’s sense of adventure along with her interest in Buddhism and the draw of the mountains first led her to Nepal, where she fell in love with the friendliness of the Nepali people and the beauty of the Himalaya. She has since returned several times and eventually connected with Sisse of Himalayan Hermitage. They combined their passions and put together the first 14 day meditation and yoga journey to Nepal which they led together in 2017.  

Alix finds inspiration and solace in nature and spends her free time exploring the outdoors through rock climbing, hiking up mountains, skiing, and surfing. At home she enjoys gardening, cooking, playing music, and resting in savasana.

Dates of departure:

  • ‘Yoga & Meditation Journey in Nepal’ with Sisse d’Artois: October 19th – November 1st, 2023