Program Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu  

Get your first glimpse of vibrant Kathmandu as you are transferred to your hotel.

Nepal has witnessed a phenomenal amount of mystical work, which has made the whole country into a sacred body. Just being in this space is a powerful spiritual experience.

Now is the time to start winding down from the hustle and bustle of our busy daily lives and look forward to the journey ahead.

Day 2: Kathmandu  

Devote the day to a guided tour of this 2000-year-old city. We will visit the exquisite Pashupatinath Temple complex. Although entry to the main temple is only permitted for Hindus, there is much to see for all visitors in the outer temple complex. Everyone is free to explore the numerous smaller temples, shrines, and the temple’s cremation ghat.

Another gem on our itinerary is Patan, the ancient city of fine arts. Be transported back in time as you visit the grand square and age-old temples in this “City of Beauty”.

Day 3: Drive to Timure  

Enjoy the sight of small hamlets and villages nestled in the lush greenery of the Himalayas as we drive to Timure, the Nepal border town. We complete the immigration at Nepal as well as Tibet side before driving further to Kerung, also known as the “Valley of Happiness”. It is believed to be the place where the renowned Tibetan Master, Milarepa, was born and raised.

Day 4-5: Drive to Saga  

Feast your eyes on the enchanting beauty of Tibet, the awe inspiring landscape and the changing hues and colours of the surrounding mountains as we drive down to the city of Saga. Also known as “Happy Land”, Saga is situated along the banks of the sacred river Brahmaputra.

We will stay here for an additional night to acclimatize to the high altitude before continuing the journey to Lake Manasarovar. This bustling city is also the last stop to shop for any last minute supplies.

Day 6: Manasarovar 

Prepare yourself for incredible vistas of sand dunes, snow-capped mountains and large lakes as you travel to Lake Manasarovar. Your first view of this freshwater lake will be truly breathtaking. Being the highest source of freshwater in the world, this blue and emerald green lake seems otherworldly. Stay overnight on the banks of the lake and drink in the peace that surrounds this space.

Day 7: Manasarovar & Darchen  

Today will be a mystical day of meditation and invocation. Experience a refreshing shower from the waters of this lake, which is known to be an epitome of purity and said to have healing properties as well as the power to wash off all mortal sins. After lunch, drive to Darchen, a quaint little town at the base of Mount Kailash for an overnight stay.

Day 8: Kailash  

Get ready for a trail that is as challenging as it is rewarding. Pack up and drive to the starting point of the trek, Yamadwar, and begin the trek to Dirapuk. En route, behold the sights of cliff-top monasteries, yak caravans leisurely ambling over snowy passes, and the West face of Kailash. As you get closer, experience the powerful and indescribable phenomenon of this revered mountain. While staying the night at its base, indulge in the beauty and immensity of the esoteric Kailash.

Day 9: Kailash  

Today, we trek towards the North face of Kailash for meditation in its mighty presence. It is time to allow the essence of Kailash to take root in you. Staying another night at Dirapuk in the company of this enchanted peak will allow you to fully imbibe and take in the experience.

Day 10: Darchen 

Get a glimpse of the South face of Kailash as we trek down to Yamadwar – ‘Gateway of Salvation’ and Gateway to the heavenly abode of Lord Shiva. We will make our way back to Darchen for the night.

Day 11-12: Drive to Saga & Kerung  

After the immensity of Kailash, enjoy a relaxing journey back to Nepal. Along the way, if time permits, we will visit the cave where Milarepa, the great Tibetan saint, spent a long time in meditation.

Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu  

Drive back to Kathmandu after completing the immigration formalities at Tibet-Nepal border.

We close the sojourn with a Satsang and Guru Pooja, an offering of gratitude to the great Gurus of the past and present.

Day 14: Departure  

You return from the sojourn carrying, as Sadhguru says, “a little bit of Kailash with you, in your heart and in your mind.”

Please Note

  • This sojourn begins and ends at Kathmandu.
  • This is a tentative itinerary and the days spent in each place may vary depending upon many factors.