Spiritual Experience in Nepal – 16 days
A unique tour with Gosaikunda lake visit.
- Soak up the Nepali way of life
- Visit the holy lake Gosaikunda
- Magnificent view of the mountain and the Himalayan range,
- Vibrant culture of diverse ethnic peoples
- Presence of thousands of temples dedicated to Gods and Goddess
- Experience the rituals conducted by Jhakris
This is a unique tour mostly concentrated in and around Kathmandu valley to provide a special opportunity for you to experience one of the oldest and vibrant cultures of the world. It has fascinating living religions like Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism, Bonpo, nature worship, ancestral worship etc. all blending to one another. You may or may not believe in mental telepathy but some of the rituals just do that with the spirit of the deceased before it is sent to nether world. All of these religions and rituals are influenced by the belief and practice of Tantrism.
In the pursuit to seek Tantrik activities we may visit some of the remote place either in the mountain or plain to observe the reality. We will take you to the place as described in this program but the location may change depending upon the suitable condition.
Apart from that magnificent view of the mountain and the Himalayan range, vibrant culture of diverse ethnic peoples, presence of thousands of temples dedicated to Gods and Goddess that has made a deep impact on the major religions are all part of the tour. You may call it Bon-po, Animist, or Tantrick all these has its own impact on the major religion and vice versa. You may also encounter numerous festivals that are expression of the culture evolved even before the birth of Gautam Buddha.
The program is intended to cover healers, shamans, spiritual practice, rituals, herbal and botanical healers, natural healing and, practice in Hinduism and Buddhism as much as possible in a short time. This program does not cover yoga and other form of meditation, nor it goes very high in the mountain in the pursuit of peace but, rather it is focused on back to basic that enlighten you on the question of life and death. This is a unique tour mostly concentrated in and around Kathmandu valley to provide special opportunity to you to experience one of the oldest and vibrant cultures of the world. It has fascinating living religions like Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism, Bonpo, nature worship, ancestral worship etc.
The culture and mysticism that we have now is the tradition from the dynastic rule of Kiratis, Lichivis, Mallas, Shah and Rana. The history goes back to the advent of the Indus civilization. Hindu mythology is full of events that are part of what Nepal is today. Of course, the Muslim invasion of India and Mongols thrust to the south of Mongolia and China has made a major impact.
Religion based on animist trait has its own festival dedicated to nature. Lord Shiva is manifested in a different form to the different religious adherent. But all consider him as a benevolent and fearsome God. For Kirantis, the original inhabitants of Nepal, Shiva and his concert Parvati are considered as their ancestor. There are many festivals dedicated to Shiva as a Hindu God. The Impact of Buddhism and later Brahmanism can be seen in many of the festivals held and social practice that has become culture in Kathmandu and other parts of Nepal. Moreover the cult-like impact of tantric power has also left deep impression in the lives of people in the valley as well as far-flung villages. Whether we talk about the power of Milarappa or the power of Jhakris to ward off hail storm, in true sense it is ‘tantric power’ we are talking about; it can also be called cosmic power which is beyond the comprehension of human being. Much talked about the stories of the sage Padman Sambhaba who propagated Buddhism in remote parts of the Himalayan region is very much related to spiritualism. Spiritualism and tantric power are used interchangeably. So, none of the today main stream religions like Hindu and Buddhist in this part of Himalaya can be detached from this cosmic power. It has been said India witnessed a great tantric period between the 7th and 13th centuries. But many believed Nepal experienced much earlier than the Veda (Hindu scripture) was written.
The shamans are known as ‘Jhankris’ in Nepali that you see to-day, the witchcraft and black magic that we hear and see wherever there is the presence of Jhakris, the mantras (scared speech) that are recited in the temple, gompas, scared places, and power centres scattered at many places in Nepal are all the manifestation of spiritualism. Vajrayana Buddhism that practice spiritual teaching in combination with the teaching of Buddha is one of the clear examples of present religious culture here in Nepal. Even for laymen, like us, the experiences of all such events are memorable and fascinating. So, in the Himalayas the people, festivals, religions, temples, shrines, gompas are all prominent subjects for visitors of all interest.
Note: Yoga trek is becoming popular and can incorporate this activity with spiritual healing along the way.
Note: The itinerary, schedule and programme are suggested guideline only. It may change because of logistics, weather, physical condition, festival date and other circumstances that are beyond our control. The person and appointment thus explained are subject to ground reality and availability of particular subject. We will do our utmost to adhere to the above programme. This is not a rushed city tour nor it is a guided adventure or it has deadline to catch up. The tour hoped to provide insight knowledge and pleasant experience throughout. Walk in the mountain is not that physically demanding but you should be physically fit to experience the mountain and the environment. You should be prepared to walk up the hill and down the trail. Because of the nature of the trip the day schedule are short except on some days. The tour demands your utmost understanding of the people you meet and respect their culture and commitment. Normally 4 to 6 weeks are sufficient for booking but for this trips at least 8 weeks advance notice is required to make the arrangements.
COST- Private Trip: Net per person in US$
- 1 pax: US$ 1590
- 2 pax: US$ 1065
- 3-5 pax: US$ 1040
- 6-9 pax: US$ 790
- *Single supplement – US$95
- Airport transfer
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu Fuji hotel (BB) or similar
- City sightseeing tour with English speaking guide.
- Service of a trek guide
- Porter baggage (26 kg for 2 members only)
- All meals and accommodation using lodge with simple room and bed during the trek.
- All ground transportation as described in the programme
- Expenses related to special arrangements like puja, appointment with shamans, bon-po prists,etc. and the cost of facilitator and interpreter throughout the tour
- Visa fees, Tims, Trek permit, Airfare
- Private transport to start and from end point of trek
- Personal Emergency & Evacuation,accident and medical & health insurance
- Emergency evacuation and rescue cost, personal equipment and warm clothing, sleeping bags, personal accident, health insurance. expenses of personal nature like alcoholic and bottled beverage, hot shower, laundry and tips are not included.
- any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned