Departures  2018/ Special Tours & Regular Departures 

All trips can be joined either from Nepal or from Chengdu, China! Every 1-2 weeks departures, either budget or Special tour. The year is not yet fully described and still under construction, please ask by e-mail for further information. Your trip / departure can be added to the list here let us know !

 
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February:


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New Special Yoga retreat & short Nepal Trek!

March 24.-07 April ; 2018 / Price €1290 + $120 (Permit)  Bookings are open

Guru Rinpoche “Beyul” Hyolmo with Rahel

Hyolmo is one of the eight hidden paradise valleys (called Beyuls) in the inner Himalayas and owes its genesis to the 8th century Buddhist saint Padmasambhava/Guru Rinpoche. The Legend sayas that Padmasambhava created beyuls as a refuge for people fleeing from the adverse effects of war, famine or religious persecution. The most famous yogi Milarepa and Guru Rinpoche meditated in the caves of these mountains.

Rahel your Yoga Teacher will lead you and trough the Yoga Retreat in Hyolmo. Before that in Kathmandu Rahel will introduce you into particular altitude related Yoga and Breathing techniques and there will be time to visit the most important sights. See here

 
 

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Nepal Trek; Upper Mustang Kingdom!

April 19.-4 th May; Flexible date 2018/ Mustang /Price 890 Euro + 690$ permits need only 2 PAX pictures & more   

Upper Mustang Kingdom Tour in Nepal English speaking Nepalese Guide: This is, arguably, the most popular and fascinating trekking in Nepal . Mustang opened to trekkers only in 1992. The ancient kingdom is located in the very north of Nepal, close to the Tibetan border, amidst Himalayan snow peaks. A vast expanse of rock, wilderness of huge proportions, the region formerly belonged to Tibet and the area remains are strongly influenced by Tibetan culture. Mustang offers a truly exceptional opportunity to explore an area rich in ancient tradition and mythology. Mustang is one of the oldest kingdoms in the Himalayas and its capital, Lo Manthang, has been a major trading site for many centuries. Experience one of the last ancient places of Tibetan Buddhist culture – the culture of the Lopas, who still practice ancient daemon rituals. detailed tour description here  


Nepal Trek!

April 22.-07 May; 2018 / Price €680 + $135 (Permit)  Bookings are open

Guru Rinpoche “Beyul” Tsum Valley trek in Nepal with Natalia & Alex.

Tsum is one of the eight hidden paradise valleys (called Beyuls) in the inner Himalayas and owes its genesis to the 8th century Buddhist saint Padmasambhava/Guru Rinpoche. The Legend sayas that Padmasambhava created beyuls as a refuge for people fleeing from the adverse effects of war, famine or religious persecution. The most famous yogi Milarepa is believed to meditat in the caves of these mountains. Saturated with Buddhist culture, these valleys uphold religious values and help preserve a lost way of life. Tsum Valley was a restricted area until it was opened for trekking in 2008. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been bypassed by mainstream development for centuries.

Natalia Sander, born 1974 in Russia, Translator & Tour guide, Journalist. Since 2006 she is living in Asia and travels to various sacred places in Nepal and Tibet Mt. Kailash. This will be my first time / trek to the “beyul” Tsum and I am very much looking forward to meeting these sacred places. I will be glad to accompany you on this great journey. Details here

 
 

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Mt. Kailash, Tibet

May 17-01 June; 2018 /CNY 14500 -1890 Euro Bookings are open

Saga Dawa Festival w. Natalia Standard Tour to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar via Kyirong.

We will circumambulate Mt. Kailash as well as sacred Lake Manasarovar and participate on the Saga Dawa the main Buddhist Festival at Mt. Kailash. All this during the period of the Saga Dawa month, in this time one circumambulation of the mountain is popularly considered to have the merit of a 100 thousand times on top of that to be purifying one life time. At time for the full moon of Saga Dawa (Buddha's day of enlightenment and paranirvana) more pilgrims than usual visit Kailash. 

Natalia Sander, born 1974 in Russia, Translator & Tour guide, Journalist. Since 2006 she is living in Asia and travels to Mt. Kailash since 2009 this will be her 10th year of traveling to the sacred mountain!. I will be glad to accompany you on this great journey! Details here


Mt. Kailash, Tibet

May 18-31; 2018 /CNY 12800 -1660 Euro Bookings are open

Budget Mt. Kailash with Saga Dawa Festival Trip via Lhasa or Chengdu.                      

2018 is a special year in Tibetan Buddhism, when pilgrimage is particularly meritorious. During the period of the Saga Dawa month, one circumambulation of the mountain is popularly considered to have the merit of a 100 thousand times on top of that to be purifying one life time. At time for the full moon of Saga Dawa ( Buddha's day of enlightenment and paranirvana ) more pilgrims than usual visit Kailash.  In Tarpochen, at the foot of the holy mountain, there will be a big Buddhist festival. Tarpochen represents the navel of the world and every year Tibetans erect here a giant pole while many other ceremonies and rituals are carried out.  This is certainly the most important day for Tibetan pilgrims at Mt. Kailash.

 
 

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Mt. Kailash, Tibet

June 25.-12 July; 2018 / Price CNY 14500 €uro 1890 Bookings are open

Samye Festival Tour with Natalia, Visit Samye, Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar

Samye is the first monastery in Tibet build around 750 and that is where Guru Rinpoche / Padmasambava gave the first teachings and established the Buddhist belief system….

This summer 2017 when we visited Samye monastery our Tibetan guide told us about the special annual Festival in Samye with Lama Dances. During the Festival days Tibetans spend the nights at Samye and watch religious dances. Many of the pilgrims do also circumambulate sacred mountains nearby by carrying Holy Scriptures on their shoulder all the way in order to wash away sins and earn merits for their present and future life. I immediately made the aspiration to visit Samye monastery during such a special period and now we made this new program for you. After the festival we will circumambulate Mt. Kailash as well as sacred Lake Manasarovar and travel out to Nepal via Kyirong new border crossing.

Natalia Sander, born 1974 in Russia, Translator & Tour guide, Journalist. Since 2006 she is living in Asia and travels to Mt. Kailash since 2009 this will be her 10th year of traveling to the sacred mountain!. I will be glad to accompany you on this great journey! Details here


Mt. Kailash, Tibet

June 06-25.; 2017 Price 3200 Euro/ Plus fligth closed

Sacred Festivals Journey with Roger Extensive- Lhasa Mt. Kailash, Manasarovar lake Tour Description

Due to Saga Dawa time the most sacred month in the Tibetan calendar, we will witness many festival activities especially in Gyanste (Gyant Thanka unrolling - Sandmandalas and fire Puja) and in Lhasa! The mysterious old Kingdom of Guge was founded and flourished in the 10th century. It is famous for its wonderful frescos on the walls and its spectacular location in an impressive landscape. After that, the core of this journey follows: an unhurried four-day circuit trek (kora) among Tibetan pilgrims around holy Mt. Kailash followed by a visit of beautiful Lake Manasarovar. We enjoy silence and nature, spectacular panoramic views, as well as interaction within the group


Nepal Trek! see here


 

 
 

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Mt. Kailash, Tibet

23. July - 15. August 2018 / Price 3680 Euro Bookings are open

"Svarūpa " The Grand Kailash Journey with Yoga & Sound, Extensive 24 Days; Nepal & Tibet; Lhasa, Mt. Kailash & Manasarovar kora/ Special Tour with Rahel

The meeting of the most sacred Places on earth will be supported with Yoga, Meditation and Sound exercises. Before and during tech tour we will prepare mind & Body to have the best receptivity and being centered. Breathing exercises will support us in the high over 4.000 - 5.000 Meter so that the breath can flow easy and the steps will be steady and firm, like this we move trough the old pilgrim path. There will be a preparation coarse in Germany with Rahel for people coming from Europe.
In Tibet we will walk both the kora of Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash. (over 9 days) Rahel will lead you and trough the kora sharing the ritual movement the Tibetan pilgrim usually do around the sacred mountain and lake. In Kathmandu will Rahel introduce you into particular altitude related Yoga and Breathing techniques and there will be time to visit the most important sightseeing. All Yoga and Meditation exercises are voluntary no need to participate!

 
 

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Mt. Kailash Tibet

September 13.- 05. October 2017 / Prie 3980 Euro small group max. 12 PAX  Under construction

'Insidertrip' Special Tour, Extensive Mt. Kailash & Mansarovar kora with Ruth & Flaviu Photo Gallery

This trip was designed at the suggestion of previous trip participants quieter and slower in order to have more time for meditation or side trips. The focus of this trip is the Holy Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar - symbols of transformation and of the highest blessing. We will acclimatice in a powerful border area Nepal-Tibet and focus entirely on the Holy Mountain. A five-day kora around Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash, with a visit to the center of the mandala to the monastery Gyang drag. You will be accompanied here by Ruth and Flaviu, a Swiss couple who from 1999 - 2009 worked at Mt Kailash. In the first three years they have worked at Kailash project in Darchen and helped to establish the hospital and a school for Tibetan medicine ... Thanks to many years of service at the Holy Mount Kailash they will lead you to known and unknown places of power in this area. Together you visit their project work and local friends ...Detailed description by e-mail.


Mt. Kailash, Tibet

September 11. - 26.; 2018 / Price Euro 1620  only 3 more PAX needed!

Budget via Kyirong, Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar kora plus Thirthapury.


Nepal Trek

September 17.- 02. October; 2018/Price 1380 Euro small group max 4 PAX Bookings are open

Upper Mustang Kingdom Tour in Nepal English speaking Nepalese Guide:This is, arguably, the most popular and fascinating trekking in Nepal . Mustang opened to trekkers only in 1992. The ancient kingdom is located in the very north of Nepal , close to the Tibetan border, amidst Himalayan snow peaks. A vast expanse of rock, wilderness of huge proportions, the region formerly belonged to Tibet and the area remains are strongly influenced by Tibetan culture. Mustang offers a truly exceptional opportunity to explore an area rich in ancient tradition and mythology. Mustang is one of the oldest kingdoms in the Himalayas and its capital, Lo Manthang, has been a major trading site for many centuries. Experience one of the last ancient places of Tibetan Buddhist culture – the culture of the Lopas, who still practice ancient daemon rituals. pictures & more  

 
 

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