This is the most interesting tour of all that I have had to plan. In the end, it’s almost guaranteed enlightenment All parts of the tour will take place in the highest mountain system in the world- the Himalayas. High mountain areas inaccessible to wars, social conflicts, and generally any matrix penetration. At such a height, it simply has nothing to hold onto. That’s why it is the Himalayas that are entrusted to keep many secrets, sacred places of power, be a haven and Abode of the Gods. We will start our tour in the Indian part of the Himalayas, in the most beautiful and ecologically clean state of India.
|June 1||Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal||Meet the tour guide and transfer to hotel|
|June 2-3||Orientation, sightseeing in Kathmandu||Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Pashupatinath Temple|
|June 4||Drive to Pokhara, gateway to the Himalayas||Scenic drive to Pokhara, a picturesque city located on the banks of Phewa Lake|
|June 5-6||Trek to Ghorepani, stunning mountain views||Trek through lush forests and picturesque villages, with stunning views of the Himalayas|
|June 7||Sunrise hike to Poon Hill||Hike to Poon Hill for spectacular sunrise views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges|
|June 8-9||Trek to Tadapani, through beautiful forests||Trek through rhododendron forests and cross suspension bridges, with stunning views of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South|
|June 10||Visit Gurung village and learn about culture||Visit the Gurung village of Ghandruk, learn about the local culture and traditions|
|June 11||Trek to Chomrong, with views of Annapurna||Trek through the Modi Khola valley, with views of Annapurna and Hiunchuli peaks|
|June 12||Rest day in Chomrong, enjoy the scenery||Relax and enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayas from Chomrong|
|June 13-14||Trek to Annapurna Base Camp, breathtaking||Trek through the Machhapuchhre Base Camp and witness the breathtaking views of the Annapurna massif|
|June 15||Explore Annapurna Base Camp, ice and snow||Explore the Annapurna Base Camp, surrounded by glaciers and snow-capped mountains|
|June 16-17||Trek back to Chomrong, with new perspectives||Trek back through the Modi Khola valley, with new perspectives of the Himalayas|
|June 18||Drive to Kathmandu, farewell dinner||Scenic drive back to Kathmandu, farewell dinner with the group|
|June 19-21||Retreat in Nagarkot, meditation and yoga||Relax and rejuvenate with meditation and yoga sessions in the scenic town of Nagarkot|
|June 22-23||Visit ancient Bhaktapur and Pashupatinath||Visit the ancient city of Bhaktapur and the Pashupatinath Temple|
|June 24||Departure from Kathmandu||Transfer to the airport for departure flight|
The birthplace of Indian gods
The valley of the gods currently living in the form of waterfalls, healing hot springs, ancient temples… with the Kullu valley… The Kullu valley, where the settlement is located, is considered the valley of the gods. Not because this narrow fertile crack, squeezed between snow-capped Himalayan ridges and drowning in apple gardens, is divinely beautiful, but because every settlement along the Biasa river has its own separate celestial patron- a devata. The gods are “alive” here. They visit each other, bathe in the hot springs of Vashisht and Manikaran, admire the gardens. This is the place that N. Roerich wrote so much about, who spent the rest of his life there.
- Wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park
- White water rafting on the Trishuli River
- Paragliding in Pokhara
- Bungee jumping or zip-lining in the Himalayas
- Cooking classes to learn Nepalese cuisine
- Spiritual ceremonies with local shamans or monks
- Volunteering opportunities to give back to local communities
- Exploring Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the region.
The first week of our tour will be devoted to deep cleansing, so that later, in the sacred spiritual center of the Himalayas in Nepal, we can fill our purified and ready for deep changes organism.
The best cleansing occurs with full energy release and restructuring. Ancient healing sources with extremely hot water, right next to which we will settle in a small mountain village – Vasishtha, will help us. The patron of our village is the sage Vasishtha, the educator of Prince Rama. He lived here in ancient times, and now a wooden chapel stands in the place of his hut. So that the old man could bathe in warmth, the gods created for him healing sources with hot sulfurous mineral water.
A temple of Vasishtha is located at the sources. A carved stone-wooden temple contains a statue of Vasishtha made of black stone. In the adjacent room in the same style, a fire is constantly burning, where holy sadhus warm themselves in constant prayer. Nearby, in two rectangular pools, separated by a high wall (one for men, the other for women), they are baptized with hot sulfur water.
Once a year, gods from nearby villages are brought here for baptism in sulfur baths. A kilometer down the road from the ancient sources are paid civilized bathhouses for visiting guests. But in them, in the resort season, you can’t push through, and the water in them drains from the general bathhouse, and the session lasts only 20 minutes. So we will start our magical transformation right at the source, where the water comes directly from the mountains, and the baths are located inside the most ancient temple.
Stage 1. Cleansing.
Every morning, in the light of the moon or the first rays of the sun (since the sources are under the open sky), plunging into the healing waters, we will reveal, relax our rigid structures, free ourselves from dogmas, grips, stress, etc. After a light breakfast and yoga, we will climb the trail through the coniferous forest behind the village to the high slope of the mountains, from which numerous waterfalls flow for deeper practices. It is believed that each waterfall here is a deity that has remained on earth to serve humans. The highest waterfall is 35 meters tall- the waterfall of Yogini. Around it is an aura of incredible strength- the most powerful energy of Shakti- if you lack this in life, this is the place to connect with it. Cleansing deeper and deeper, soaking in the divine energies of the Himalayas, filling ourselves with the strength of the spirits of ancient gods, after a week we will fully prepare ourselves for the next part of our journey- diving into the heart of Tibetan mysteries, the country of the greatest lamas and masters of all eras, who have found refuge (from the destruction of Tibetan traditions during Mao Zedong’s rule) today.
Stage 2. Immersion.
On the 8th day after returning to Delhi, we will fly to the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. And the next week (8-15th day) we will be filled with the blessings of Tibetan lamas, ancient Stupas (Buddhist architectural-sculptural cult structures that symbolize the ultimate goal of the Buddhist path- full Enlightenment).
The first two days we will spend near the Stupa of Bodhnath- the stupa that fulfills desires and symbolizes the creation of the world. The Stupa of Bodhnath in Kathmandu is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beautiful and ancient, it contains powerful positive energy, genuine spirit, and the color of the mysterious Asian country of Nepal.
The ancient shrine of Bodhnath
Recognized as the center of Buddhism in Nepal, gathers a large number of pilgrims daily. Periodically, the space around the stupa is filled with vibrations from the strikes of prayer drums, the air is filled with the gentle sound of bells and the meditative chanting of monks. This is a very ancient complex, with a sacred purpose more than 3000 years old, according to various sources. In my feelings, it is alive, constantly observing micro and macro cosmic processes. We will be able to easily connect to its cosmic streams, like all Tibetans coming to it, by making a circumambulatory ritual clockwise, rotating the Tibetan drums arranged along its circumference.
We will settle a few minutes’ walk from the stupa and will be able to nourish ourselves with its power during the first two days of our new life in Nepal. Furthermore, there are many Tibetan monasteries located there, and there is a very high probability of joining some initiations, pujas, and practices with the Lamas- senior figures, priests in the Tibetan tradition that are taking place during our stay there. We will also visit one of these Lamas and receive a blessing for our deep transformation. There we will also have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in Tibetan culture and cuisine, as there are many authentic shops and cozy Tibetan restaurants and cafes around.
On day 10-11, after a soft entry into the spiritual world of Tibetan tradition and culture, we will visit another, no less powerful and ancient stupa- Swayambhunath, which is entered through a forest of monkeys along a steep staircase. From the viewing platform of the stupa, the view of the Kathmandu Valley opens up.
On this stage (Day 11-13), we are in for a deep dive. We are headed back to the mountains, quite close to Kathmandu, into a neighboring valley that is the strongest place of power from the brightest. In that valley, the great yogin Guru Padmasambhava (or Guru Rinpoche- “the greatest treasure”) reached his peak. It is said that when Rinpoche was born, he was born inside a lotus flower on the shore of Lake Dhanakosha in Uddiyana and transformed into an exceptionally beautiful eight-year-old boy. This unearthly being, once lived on our earth, preserved the depths of his consciousness and brought the tradition of tantric Buddhism to Tibet. He is considered the “second Buddha” in Tibetan Buddhism and played an important role in spreading Buddhism throughout Asia, especially in Tibet and Bhutan.
This is the most famous yogin among Buddhists who practice high forms of tantric Buddhism. In the 747-810 CE period, Guru Rinpoche spent time in Nepal, where he awakened many people with his Light, being enlightened, he saw the active geo-points of the Earth, opening them up to people in the form of caves or lakes.
In one of these places, you will spend 2-3 days. Where you will deeply immerse yourself in practices right in the caves, which are still active portals and activate all energy centers, reveal consciousness, and clean the subconscious.
The Temple of Vajrayogini and the Temple of the Green Tara
Vajrayogini – “diamond yogini (woman-yogi)“. She is the highest yidam in Tantra-yoga. Her practices include methods that prevent ordinary death, the transitional state (bardo) and rebirth (through transformation into the Path to Enlightenment), as well as methods that transform the entire worldly experience into a higher spiritual path.
In her temple, there is an incredible energy of that same profound transformation that we can absorb through practices right inside the temple. We will give you these practices, and when you return home, if you wish, you will be able to reproduce the forces and structures of Vajrayogini. And another one of the most magical temples of that place is the Temple of the Green Tara, a very small room that is built around a rock on which the forms of Tara manifested themselves, thus opening a physical place to help people. Green Tara is a revered Buddhist goddess (bodhisattva – a being who has reached enlightenment but remains in samsara to help all suffering beings) embodies the enlightened activity of compassion of all Buddhas. It is mentioned in the texts that even a single repetition of the name of this goddess brings instant help.
We will stay in a comfortable and beautiful active monastery, where we will have the opportunity to immerse ourselves and feel the life of Tibetan lamas, just starting their spiritual journey.
Day 14. We return to our beautiful Stupa Bodhanath, near which is the oldest functioning crematorium in Nepal- Pashupatinath. We will go there at night. Nothing activates deep transformation like encountering a place that has been storing the gates of death (the change of dimension) for centuries… this place is not for description… but it will leave you in the same states that you may not encounter anywhere else. Day 15 (departure of group 1)
Day 15-21 Transformation. Lower Kingdom of Mustang.
For those who continue their journey with us, full rebirth will already take place where ordinary pilgrims usually do not reach, even Tibetans come here very rarely, due to the remoteness, but always speak of this place as a priceless shrine. This place is inaccessible to many, it is sacred in every part of it, it is on the border in the closed region- the upper Kingdom of Mustang. We will go to the Lower Kingdom of Mustang.
“High above the clouds in the heart of the Himalayas, surrounded by a string of white eight-thousand peaks, is the temple of Muktinath and 108 sacred springs. The way here lies through the valley of the sacred river Kali Gandaki, the dwelling of sacred stones Shaligrams, through the deepest gorge of the world.”
The ancient scriptures of India state that at the dawn of the creation of the universe, its creator, Lord Brahma, established a deity here. By combining all the primary elements: earth, water, fire, air, ether, he conducted the first worship of the Supreme Lord in the form of Muktinatha – the Lord who gives liberation. He summoned all the sacred sources of the world to manifest here in the form of 108 cousins. So that living beings that strive for development can receive the mercy of the Lord and release themselves from the shackles of the past.
Anyone who bathes once in their lifetime in the 108 sacred sources and sees the deity Muktinatha will immediately receive liberation from all their sins. These blessings will help them to reveal their potential and achieve the goal of human life.”
Day 1 Arrival in New Delhi Day 2-7 Vasishta India. Altitude 2000m. Twice a day bathing in the therapeutic hot springs, ablution and practices at waterfalls, practices in the mountains. Cleansing the body with Ayurvedic herbs, pranayama, yoga. Possible purifying fasting. Day 8 Flight from New Delhi to Kathmandu – accommodation in a guest house near the Bodhnath Stupa.
Introduction to Tibetan culture.
Day 9-10 Bodhnath Stupa, Kathmandu.
Visiting monasteries. Immersion in Tibetan practices Day 11 Kathmandu.
Visit to the oldest palace complex of Durbar and the Swayambhunath Stupa, the path to which leads through the monkey forest and a steep staircase with 365 steps. Day 12-13 Dolpa Valley, Parping. Guru Rinpoche caves, Vajra Yogini Temple. Green Tara Temple. Comfortable hotel accommodation at the beautiful active Adzom Monastery. Practices for connecting with the fields of power of enlightened masters and gods. Day 14 Bodhnath Stupa, Kathmandu. Visit to the Lams and monasteries. Night – visit to the crematorium of Pashupatinath Day 15 Practice connecting with the place of power. Departure home or road to Muktinatha (for those who continue with us- Kathmandu- Pokhara- Jomsom) Day 16-21 Muktinatha- the lower kingdom of Mustang. Altitude 3800m. Immersion in the practices of transforming energies and forming one’s energy structure. Visit to the monastic complex. Ablution in 108 sources. Accommodation in the only retreat house, with delicious natural Ukrainian food. Bath is possible for an extra fee. Day 21 Flight to Kathmandu. Rest. Accommodation in a guest house near the Bodhnath Stupa Day 22-23 Flight from Kathmandu to Delhi Moscow