Trekking and Meditation
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Trekking and Meditation

Many tourists visit Nepal for the superb trekking. Often travelers come to Nepal for a more spiritual reason. However recently we have seen trips that combine both trekking and meditation. For a lot of tourists, just the travel alone is a many hours’ flight away. Often they are faced with tight schedules and limited vacation, but truly want to achieve a sense of deep relaxation. For these travelers a trek that combines the time and space to enjoy a more spiritual practice and immerse themselves in deep meditation practice is invaluable. Their experience is even more enhanced by doing this in the high Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. For centuries Nepal has been a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists, and both eastern and western travelers alike have been taking pilgrimages to Nepal. The recent tourist who is interested in trekking and deepening their spiritual knowledge can book this tour. Here they will experience Buddhist meditation techniques from Tibet and Nepal, which we elegantly combine with well-directed trekking programs. Besides of which you will have the exposure to ancient culture and wisdom unique to this geography. The Tibetan term for meditation is gom, which signifies something similar to “to get used to...” For meditators the regular practice allows one to get comfortable with many things. Learning to see thoughts as distinct and transitory, and to clear away the attachments of regular life will allow one to get “used to” the quiet peace of non-thought.  We distinguish between ‘concentrative meditation’, which will provide the basic tools and ‘analytical meditation’, which examines or analyzes the contents of the mind in diverse ways. Both techniques will be taught and practiced in our program.

To experience the benefits of this program you don’t have to be a convinced Buddhist. In fact, the Dalai Lama wrote a book discussing the benefits of spirituality in our modern world without being deeply religious. People who are interested in the functions of one’s own mind of all traditions can benefit. Meditation is a tool requiring no faith in any particular entity. The entire meditation-program will be carefully crafted with your needs and goals in mind prior to departure. We will be sensitive to your past experiences, and current practices as we work to create your best experience. Because some meditations might require extending into the trek time, we will honor periods of silence either pre or post-meditation time. These programs combine both sacred sites for your meditation practice as well as in the natural setting of the trek itself. As agreed in advance, there are also special retreat-programs for experienced Buddhists possible. These programs can give you the necessary tools to allow you to practice “compassion in action” in the modern world. We hope the experiences you gain during this unique and unforgettable journey will be beneficial to find some balance and peace in your daily life. 

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Meditational Trek to Buddhist Sacred Sites Trail of Khumbu Region, 16 Days

from 2.000 USD / Days: 16 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Meditational Trek to Buddhist Sacred Sites in the Khumbu region is one of the most sacred trails with numerous monasteries, Chortens, and hermitages to meditate at. This sacred sites trail of Khumbu region is less visited by the trekkers and has especially been designed for those who want to get away from the hustle bustle of the city and want peace to heal their stresses with a spiritual touch...

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Meditation Trek to Maratika Cave (Halesi Mahadev), Lodge Trek 9 Days

from 1.195 USD / Days: 9 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Trekking and Meditation to Halesi Mahadev (Maratika Cave). Lodge, 9 Days. Maratika Cave (lit. ‘The Cave of Bringing Death to an End’) and Maratika Monastery are located in the Khotang District of East-Nepal, approximately 185 km south west of Mount Everest, at the hilly region between the holy rivers Dudh Koshi to the right and Sun Koshi to the left. In the local dialect it is also known...

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Meditation Trek to Helambhu (Yolmo Land), Lodge 11 Days

from 1.190 USD / Days: 11 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Trekking and Meditation in Helambhu (Yolmo Land), Lodge 11 Days Helambhu or Yolmo is situated north of Kathmandu, close to the border to Tibet. In ancient times it was occasionally part of South-Tibet and shares therefore the Tibetan culture. It is famous for its scenic beauty and is an unbelievably sacred site. Also known as Kerung, it is a treasure of Buddhist Dharma, but a quite unknown...

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Trekking and Meditation in Upper Mustang Lodge Trek, 22 Days

from 3.045 USD / Days: 23 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Upper Mustang is a very unique area north of the Annapurna-circuit and within north of the main Himalayan range. Because of that it is cut of from the summer-monsoons of the himalayan Southface and is therefore quite a dry, desertlike landscape. Geographically and culturally this ancient Buddhist kingdom belongs already to the Tibetan plateau. Strictly off limits for tourism for many centuries,...

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Trekking and Meditation in Lower-Khumbu, Lodge Trek, 9 Days

from 1.185 USD / Days: 9 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
During this trek you'll enjoy magnificent views of Mount Everest as well as of many of the other highest mountains of the world located in the Eastern Himalaya Ranges of Nepal, such as Lhotse, Makalu, Gaurishanker etc. and you'll have a fine opportunity to interact with the Sherpa people, their way of life, culture and religion. The trek itsself is not very strenuous, but will take you through...

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Meditation Trek to Muktinath, Lodge Trek 13 Days

from 1.770 USD / Days: 13 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Trekking and Meditation to Muktinath Lodge, 13 Days Muktinath at 3750 meters (12,300 feet) at the Annapurna Circuit is an important pilgrimage site located at the north-side of the main Himalayan-range in a spectacular landscape with a very dry and unique micro-climate, where also trees are growing at an unusual altitude. It is surrounded by two rivers - the Marshyangadi in the East and the Kali...

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Yolmo Valley Meditational Tour

from 1.240 USD / Days: 11 / Difficulty: 1 of 5 (Easy)
Yolmo Valley Meditational Tour. Though the place is not well-known nationally and internationally, Yolmo valley is the holiest place in Helambu trekking region. Both Guru Padmasambhava and Tibet’s greatest Yogi Milarepa are known to have spent time in meditation and blessed this valley. Guru Padmasambhava is said to have hidden many” Tarmas “or teaching meant for the future here. In this...

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