Tara Himalayan Vision Pvt Ltd
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Mindfulness & Compassion in the Himalayas

Mindfulness & Compassion in the Himalayas

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We take you to a magical land, where the nature is breathtaking.

To spend time in this wonderful surrounding is already a healing on itself.

We will travel with the Jeep to our first retreat center in Nagarkhot.
On our way we make a stop in one of the most beautiful ancient cities of Nepal, Bhaktapur, one of the three king cities.
We will make here a walk of two hours, where we explore the ancient old temples but also in streets where we see the local live.
Bhaktapur is famous for his pottery and woodcarvers.
We will see on the street how they make everything with the hand – many products are sold all over the world.

Bhaktapur was also used many times as filmset. It is as you are going back in time and wander around the old temples of Nepal.
We will have our lunch here in a restaurant where we have a view on the open-air film set.

After our lunch we will take the jeep to go further up in the mountains, on the way we make a last stop in one of the oldest temples, Changu Narayan.


After our visit we will drive to our beautiful hotel where we stay three nights.

The first part of the retreat we will spend around a view place of the Everest Region.
It is one of the best spots to see the Everest (sunrise and sunset).
We will stay three days in a hotel here, from where you have from your room a view of the Everest Range.
Here our focus will be Mindfulness. We make time to become more acquainted with the method of calm-abiding the mind meditation.
And we are doing all kinds of practices in the beautiful nature, to integrate the mindfulness in daily life.
The area is the best place to that, because our hotel is lying all alone in a forest.
So the nature will help us to contact with our inner peace.

During our Mindful walking around this will bring us even more in contact with ourselves and the beautiful nature.

We also make  yoga and meditation sessions in the surrounding of the hotel.
Connected with the nature.

 

In this first part of our retreat we will have the opportunity to see three sunsets and sunrises on the Everest Range.

To see the sun come up on the highest snow mountains in the world is a magical moment.

After these 3-days we will travel to another retreat center.
For people who like to walk we will give guidance to six hours walking that will take us through many small villages, where you can observe local live.

There is also a possibility to travel with the jeep from our hotel to our retreat center.
It is an authentic Nepali style retreat center with a view on the Himalayas.
Here we will explore with the Lo Jong, compassion method, where self-love and a healthy relationship with others are central in this method.

We will stay here for 3 days.

This retreat center is within walking distance of a famous Tibetan monastery where you can go and wonder around whenever you wish.

On the way back from the retreat to Kathmandu we will make a stop at Pashupatinath, the most holy place for the Hindus where they to the cremations.


As we will have seen in the monastery we visit around Namo Buddha, death is an important event in Buddhist teachings.
Also in daily life of the Nepali, death is part of life.
We will take time to observe the rituals.

And see all the nice temples that are built around the place.
We will take an easy walking of 45 minutes through the small streets of Kathmandu.
back to the Bouddhanath Stupa.
Our walk will lead us through the small streets where we can observe the daily lives of the people of Kathmandu.

We end, and begin, our trip with an evening diner on a roof terrace around the magical Bouddhanath.

For me one of the most beautiful, serene places in Nepal.

If you want to extend your trip with a trekking, culture or nature visit in the Himalaya areas, we are happy to assist you.

Destination

 Nepal

Dates

8 – 17 Nov’ 20

total 10 days

Altitude

max 1.000 m

Trekking/hiking

Medium Trek

Yoga level

Yoga

Mindfulness Meditation

Compassion

Bhuddist wisdom

Buddhist background

Buddhist monastery

Group Size

min 5 – max 8

Price

Double  1.920 dollar (+/- 1740 euro)

Single    2.130 dollar (+/- 1930 euro)

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Begin and end

Kathmandu
Kathmandu

Highlights of this travel

o Our accomodations:

  • South Nepal (Chitwan):
    We stay and do yoga in a lodge with view on the river and bushes.
  • Pokhara:
    We stay and do yoga in a a Luxury Villa Tent camp with view on Phewa Lake and the Annapurna Range 

Sunrise on the Everest RangeCombination of Mindfulness and Compassion Retreat (6 days)

o Chitwan (4 days):

  • One day jeepsafari with yoga on jungle towers
    Closer with nature you can’t come.
    We are going to do on three unique spots in the middle of the jungle yoga and meditation.
    The rest of the day we are going to spot rhinos, birds, deers, butterflies, … and maybe a Bengal tiger.
  • Mindfull Bushwalk with the Elephants
    We are going to walk Mindful in the bushes after the Elephants – looking their natural behaviour.
    We will take a tea when we are looking the sunset on the river and jungle while the Elephants are playing and bathing.
    Observing the Elephants their behaviour is a wonderfull way of learning the Mindfulness Path.
  • Our Yogaplace with view on the river
    We are going to yoga where the animals come bathing.
    When we are lucky sometimes we can also see the Himalaya from here.

o Pokhara (3 days):

  • Private Ayurvedic massage 
  • Mindfull walk with a nature guide

o Welcome diner in an exclusive restaurant of 1001 nights.

o goodbye diner with view on Bouddhanath stupa

  • Destination
  • Included
    Mindfulness & Compassion in the Himalayas
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Day 1: arrive in Kathmandu

We pick-up you up, and then we bring you to the hotel in the Bouddhanath area.
We stay in a Boutique hotel own by Tibetans.
Our hotel is located in the quiet neighbourhood around the stupa.
The walk to the  the Boudhanath stupa is about 10 minutes and leads us through the local streets where we can have a glimpse of the daily life.
This is the largest stupa in Asia, and a very important Buddhist pilgrimage place.
The best time to visit the stupa is late afternoon, when the elderly Tibetan a Nepali Buddhist people stroll down to the stupa to light butter lamps, spin prayer wheels, chant mantras, socialize and stroll clockwise around the monument as part of their daily spiritual life.
Around the stupa are also many shops where you can find more Buddhist orientated gifts.

In the evening we will have a welcome dinner in an exclusive restaurant.
This restaurant is a restaurated old Nepali Castle.
Our course will be from different Nepali tribes served by men and women in their local clothes.
This will immediately gives an impression of Nepal.

The briefing of our trip will also be been given after dinner.

 

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Day 2: Kathmandu to Chitwan (with private Jeep)

After our breakfast, we will leave the capital Kathmandu and start our travel in direction of the South of Nepal, Chitwan.

The trip will take around 5 hours where we will see different kind of landscape.
The white Himalayan mountains, green hills with local villages, the white rivers of Nepal where many people do rafting.
We will make a stop for lunch at a unique viewpoint.

After the lunch our trip takes us futher south and the landscape will become also flat - green and jungle.

We will arrive in our lodge with view on the bushes and river and stay here for 4 nights

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Day 3: Chitwan

The first part of the retreat we will spend in our lodge - where we will do yoga and meditation with a view on the bushes and the river where the animals come for drinking.
We will do yoga in the morning and after breakfast we will start with Mindfulness.
We make time to become more acquainted with the method of calm-abiding the mind meditation.
And we are doing all kinds of practices in the beautiful nature, to integrate the mindfulness in daily life.
The area is the best place to that, because our hotel is lying all alone.
So the nature will help us to contact with our inner peace.

In the afternoon you have free time to enjoy this beautiful place.
You could choose to read a book in the different unique spots of the lodge, or you could go for a small walk around the Tharu villages.

Late afternoon we will end our day with a yoga and meditation practice in this beautifull place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 4: Chitwan

We will enjoy our second retreat day, topic mindfulness, in our beautiful lodge.
The morning we start with a practice - surrounded by elephants who are coming to drink at the river.

After our morning practice we will take our breakfast.
Also from the roofterrace of our restaurant we have an amazing view on the river.
Where we can say daily live of the Tharu people and the wildlife.

After breakfast we will go further on our path of Mindfulness.
Learning tools to achieve a calm, stable mind.

Lunch we will take together in the restaurant and after that you have some free time.

Around 16 o'clock we will go with the Elephants for a Mindful walk in the bushes.
Observing the Elephants in their natural behaviour we can learn a lot of how our mind is functioning.
At the end of the walk we will take tea with a stunning view of the sunset on the jungle and the river.

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Day 5: Chitwan

As always we start our day with an hour Yoga and meditation at our yoga space in connection with the nature.
After breakfast we will leave for our jeepsafari.

First we need to cross the river in a canoe and then we start for our jeepride.
We will stop in the middle of the jungle to climb in three different jungle towers.
To do yoga and meditation in the middle of the jungle is an experience you will never forget.
More connection with nature isn't possible.
You will here the sounds of the jungle while we are doing our practice.
Our lunch we will also take on the way at a place where we can spot, if we are lucky, the Bengal tiger.

After this wonderful day we will come back to our lodge.
To have a candle light diner on the roofterrace.

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Day 6: Chitwan - Pokhara

Today we will have our last yoga practice on this wonderfull place.

After breakfast we will travel with our private jeep to Pokhara.
Pokhara is situated on the bottom of the Annapurna Range and has a wonderfull lake - a greenemerald lake - Phewa Lake.

Our retreat place is situated middle in the nature with a view on the lake and the mountains.
Here we will stay for three days.

click here to have a view on our retreatplace.

 

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Day 7: Pokhara

We start our day with Yoga and Meditation with a view on the lake and the Annapurna Range.
From here we also have a good view on Fishtail, the Holy mountain also called Machapuchare.

After our breakfast we start we the part of our compassion retreat.
We will explore the methode of Lo Jong - we learn to forgive and accept - ourselves and other.
This practice will open your heart, so you can fully live your life.

In the afternoon you can enjoy this wonderful place to read a book, have a walk or take your ayurvedic massage which is included in our package.

Late afternoon we will end our day with a yoga and compassion practice.
In the restaurant we will have dinner together with an amazing view on the Annapurna.

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Day 8: Pokhara

We start our day with Yoga and Meditation with a view on the lake and the Annapurna Range.

After our breakfast we will go further with our compassion practice.

In the afternoon we will have a Mindful nature walk with a nature guide expert.
We will make a stop in nature with a stunning view - where we will do our yoga and meditation practice.

After our walk we will have time to take a shower and have our dinner together.

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Day 9: Pokhara - Kathmandu

In the morning we will do our last yogapractice on this amazing place.
After our breakfast it is time to travl back to Kathmandu.

Our journey will take 5 to 6 hours and we will have our lunch on the way.
Arrived in Kathmandu we will check in at our hotel where we also where the first day.

click here to have a view of the hotel.

After the check-in we will walk in the direction of the Bouddha stupa.
Where we take a last dinner together on one of the nicest roofterraces around the stuppa.

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Day 10 - Flying home

Today our special journey ends.
We will drop you off at the airport.

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Highlights:

o Sunrise on the Everest Range

o Combination of Mindfulness and Compassion Retreat (6 days)

o Practicing yoga and meditation in a stunning nature

o 3 exclusives hotels, 4 star,with a stunning view

o Visit one of the nicest monasteries in Nepal

o Bhaktapur, one of the most beautiful ancient cities in Nepal

o Changu Narayan, one of the oldest temples in Nepal

o Pashupatinath, the most holy place for Hindus in Nepal

o Welcome diner in an exclusive restaurant of 1001 nights.

o goodbye diner with view on Bouddhanath stupa

PRICES:

Double 1.920 dollar (+/- 1740 euro)

Single    2.130 dollar (+/- 1930 euro)

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You can book this tour in our booking form - category “organized tours”

If you want to extend your stay in Nepal we are willing to help you and work-out a tailor-made program.

ADDITIONAL INFO

Included:

  • Airport pickups and drops
  • Welcome diner in an exclusive restaurant 
  • 4-star hotel accommodation 
  •  farewell diner on a nice roofterrace with view on the Stupa
  • In Chitwan: Breakfast - Lunch and diner
  • In Pokhara: breakfast - light snack with coffee en tea - Dinner
  • All transportations inside Nepal (as mentioned in itinerary)
  • 1/2 hour private Ayurvedic massage
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  • All excursions are guided by Maaike Decock
  • Teaching concerning Mindfulness and Compassion in the retreat
  • Meditation guidance on the different spots as descripted in our itinerary
  • All government and local taxes


Not included:

  • International air fare and transportation in and out of Nepal (Kathmandu).
  • Please buy your own travel & annulation insurance
  • Make sure your health insurance cover your assistance abroad
  • extra drinks (like alcohol, cold drinks)
  • Personal expenses
  • Nepali visa fee (we can help you to provide your visa - cost visa 20 dollar)
  • Tip for guide(s) and driver(s)

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