Get your first glimpse of vibrant Kathmandu as you are transferred to your hotel.
Sadhguru says, “Nepal has witnessed a phenomenal amount of mystical work. The effort was to make the whole country into a sacred tantric body. Just being there is a powerful spiritual experience.”
This bustling city is also the last stop to shop for any last-minute supplies. The day ends with an evening satsang, orientation and dinner before we set off on the sojourn the next day.
Pokhara & Simikot
This will be a day full of air travel and spectacular views as we fly over the majestic mountains and valleys of Nepal. We will first fly to Pokhara, followed by another flight to the remote village of Simikot, the gateway to Limi Valley and Mount Kailash.
Simikot Valley has an incredible culture and scenic landscape. Located at an altitude of 2910 meters/9550 feet, and being a region that gets little rain, this is an ideal starting place for pilgrims heading into the Himalayas.
Now is the time to start winding down from the hustle and bustle of your busy daily lives.
A highlight of the day will be the drive through Dhinga Valley to the quaint village of Hepka. The whole Hepka Valley has only 3 villages. The people here warmly welcome passing pilgrims and it is impossible not to notice their peaceful demeanor, and how connected they are to the bounty of nature that surrounds them.
We spend time amidst green and luxurious pastures with a backdrop of vibrant hues and colors of the surrounding mountains. An ideal place to stop for acclimatization, as there is plenty of space to walk and explore the terrain, imbibing the energies of this sacred land.
This will be the first night of camping, nestled in the lap of Nepal’s mountains and valleys.
Helicopter travel to Tupling-Limi Valley gives us an opportunity to have a bird’s eye view of our next beautiful camping spot.
A stunning place to spend two more nights and get acclimatized before we journey to higher elevation for our long-awaited Kailash Darshan.
The Limi community is a very close-knit community of people who continue to preserve age-old cultural traditions,including the artistic beauty of their dance.
This small village is surrounded by enchanting landscapes of evergreen forest and vast meadows, which makes it perfect grazing land for the shepherds to bring their herds. Their homes are impressively built of stacked stones and a small amount of timber; humble and efficient architecture in its simplest expression. Travel to such remote destinations can be a surreal experience for those coming from bustling cities.
Lapcha-Kailash Manasarovar Darshan
We drive to Lapcha at the Nepal-Tibet border. It is time to experience the powerful and indescribable phenomenon of this revered space and participate in an intense meditative process designed by Sadhguru to help enhance your receptivity to the potent energies of Manasarovar and the sacred Mount Kailash.
Be ready to imbibe the energies of this vast and multifaceted landscape surrounded by grand mountain peaks . Here, we will spend the day in meditation, beholding the South Face of beloved Kailash and Lake Manasarovar.
Gently embracing the day’s experience, we return to our cozy campsite at Tupling.
Heli to Simi
We make our way back to Simikot and enjoy the last helicopter ride over the vast and versatile mountain ranges of the land.
People of this land exude wisdom and humility like no other. And the memories of your experience of this are sure to remain with you forever.
Making our way back to Kathmandu, we fly to Pokhara to visit significant and unique sacred spaces.
We will visit Nepal’s most famous cave, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, dedicated to Lord Shiva. This cave is almost 3 km long and possibly the longest cave in Nepal.
Also on the agenda is a boat ride to Tal Barahi Temple. Located at the center of Phewa Lake, this two-storey pagoda is where Goddess Durga is worshipped as Barahi Devi.
Nearing the end of the journey, we travel back to Kathmandu, but not without devoting the day to a guided sightseeing tour of this 2000-year-old city. We will visit the Pashupatinath Temple complex, followed by two other gems on our itinerary – Patan, the ancient city of fine arts, and Boudhanath Stupa, the largest Buddhist stupa in the world.
After the immensity of this journey, we close the sojourn with a satsang and Guru Pooja, an offering of gratitude to the great Gurus of the past and present.
You will return from the sojourn carrying, as Sadhguru says, “a little bit of Kailash with you, in your heart and in your mind.”
- This sojourn begins and ends at Kathmandu.
- This is a tentative itinerary and may vary depending upon several factors.