Nepal Experiential Shamanic Pilgrimage
Nepal, the Heart of World Shamanism and Centre of Learning
September 4 – September 19, 2023
(without trekking in the mountains)
A pilgrimage is a journey to sacred places to renew and recharge spiritually, to meet and learn from a teacher and to seek healing in far-off places. These are the most common forms of pilgrimage in Nepal.
Spiritual journeys are undertaken to visit the great human-made shrines and the natural Himalayan sacred places. These places are called Tirthas, which means ‘crossing places where one can cross the river to the far shore or a mountain, and in this case, cross over into another dimension of life.
In the same way, a pilgrimage is a way to seek a true teacher who has kept the flame of knowledge alight, which they in turn, have received from an authentic teacher and lineage.
Nepal's renowned Dhami-Jhankri-Shamans:
Nepal is one of the few countries where Millenium old lineage wisdom-carrying Shamans still live. Both men and women with diverse cultural backgrounds will share their lineage rituals and practices in an eco-friendly village nestled on the slopes of Nagarkot Hills above the medieval UNESCO heritage town of Bhaktapur. The presentations and ceremonies will take place both indoors and outdoors.
This exciting proposal is built on previous highly successful events. They have a significant advantage over the earlier events. They can be a more intimate and powerful experience for everyone, focusing more specifically on Nepal’s rich and varied Shamanism.
To give possibilities to participate to interested individuals and groups from different corners of the planet, even without previous experiences, the proposed itinerary suits everyone.
The Proposed Programmes
Each day of these experiential pilgrimages will offer new revelations and opportunities to explore the richness of Nepali culture and practice, presented in morning, afternoon and night sessions with lunch and dinner breaks.
For an enhanced experience, all the presentations, discussions and ceremonies in Nepali or any regional language will be translated into English and vice versa (interpreters simultaneously translate rituals and sacred songs as much as possible). As the Nepali Shamans and elders have their rhythms and ways of working and sharing, there will be time to ask questions and get clarity.
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, the program starts with a reception, escorted to a beautiful property in Thamel at the Apsara Boutique Hotel (www.apsaraboutiquehotel.com) or similar accommodation.
Day-by-day itinerary in a nutshell:
Welcome, introduction, a ceremony of intention, dinner with the Group and Circle Opening.
(Participants must be in the hotel by 6:00 PM)
Services Included In The Package:
- International flight tickets to and from Kathmandu, Nepal
- Nepal tourist visa: You can obtain an entry visa on arrival at the airport by paying a fee of US$ 40 for two weeks (please check updates before you embark on this trip)
- Tips to the service providers like guides, homestays, drivers and assistants
- Perks and gratitude to the Shamans and elders
- Insurance of all types (health insurance, baggage loss or damage, trip cancellation, rescue due to sickness or unforeseen circumstances, natural calamities and any transport charges not mentioned in the itinerary)
- This document does not include personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, drinks, and other fees.