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Spiritual Adventures in Nepal 2

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Envision a voyage of your lifetime, with a theme of spiritual awakening!

REGISTRATION

Reservation Fee: $33. This retreat is fully booked. Thank You for Your interest. Please, send an email to info@divineyu.com to be on a waiting list.

The reservation fee of $33 is non-refundable, but it’s deductible from the fees that will be paid to the travel agency in January 2024.

Accomodations and transport within Nepal provided by the travel agency in Nepal

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DAY 1
  • Arrival at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, KTM, if possible before 2 pm.
  • Transport to the 3-star hotel, about 10 minutes outside of Kathmandu, with relaxing decor and nature, double bed rooms and private bathrooms.
  • 3 pm: check-in the room.
  • Ayurveda massage.
  • 6 pm: dinner.
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DAY 2
  • 7:15 am to 8 am: Tibetan breathing, yoga, and meditation with GM Brana.
  • 8 am: breakfast.
  • Visit the three world heritage sites in Kathmandu.
  • 9 am: Visit the Hindu temple of Pashupati.
  • Visit the cave where Mahasiddhas Tilopa and Naropa meditated.
  • 12: lunch at the Utpala Café or similar.
  • In the afternoon visit the Buddhist stupas of Bauddhanath and Swayambhu.
  • 6 pm: dinner.
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  DAY 3
  • 7:15 am to 8 am: Tibetan breathing, yoga, and meditation with GM Brana.
  • 8 am: breakfast.
  • 9 am: visit the Ashura Cave in Parphing, where Padmasambhava reached enlightenment.
  • Guided meditation by the teacher in the Padmasambhava lineage.
  • 12: lunch.
  • 1 pm: visit the historical site Patan.
  • See how handmade art, such as original sound healing bowls are made.
  • 6 pm: dinner.
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DAY 4
  • 7:15 am to 8 am: Tibetan breathing, yoga and meditation with GM Brana.
  • 8 am: breakfast.
  • Transport to the Kathmandu airport, KTM.
  • Flight to the Gautam Buddha International Airport, Bhairahawa, BWA, near Lumbini, about a 35 minute-flight.
  • Transport to the hotel in Lumbini, about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Check-in the 3-star hotel in Lumbini, with relaxing decor and nature, double rooms with private bathrooms.
  • 1 pm: lunch.
  • Guided Lumbini exploration, the birthplace of the Buddha, a world heritage site.
  • 6 pm: dinner.
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DAY 5
  • 7:15 am to 8 am: Tibetan breathing, yoga, and meditation with GM Brana.
  • 8 am: breakfast.
  • Meditation at the monastery in Lumbini.
  • 12: lunch.
  • Free time in Lumbini for exploration, meditation and contemplation.
  • 6 pm: dinner.
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DAY 6
  • 7:15 am to 8 am: Tibetan breathing, yoga, and meditation with GM Brana.
  • 8 am: breakfast.
  • Flight from BWA to KTM.
  • 1 pm: lunch.
  • Transport to the Namo Buddha Monastery. The Thrangu Tashi Yangste is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery about 40 km southwest of Kathmandu. namobuddha.org
  • Free afternoon at the Namo Buddha Monastery, for exploration, meditation and contemplation.
  • 6 pm: dinner.
  • Stay at the Namo Buddha Monastery, based on the monastic standard, or a retreat center nearby.
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DAY 7
  • Sunrise meditation at the Namo Buddha monastery with GM Brana.
  • 8 am: breakfast.
  • 9 am to 12: meet the Tibetan doctor and receive consultations.
  • 12: lunch, if served at the monastery.
  • 2 pm to 5 pm: Teachings Medicine Buddha sutras.
  • 6 pm: dinner.
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DAY 8
  • Wake up before sunrise to enjoy the sunrise in Dhuilkhel or Nagarkot.
  • 8 am: breakfast.
  • Visit two world heritage sites Changunarayan and Bhaktapur.
  • 12: lunch.
  • At the Changu Narayan, receive the Gayatri mantra transmission from the yogi.
  • 6 pm: dinner.
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DAY 9
  • 8 am: breakfast.
  • 9 am to 12: visit the Drukpa Monastery, Amitabha Mountain, and Kung Fu Nuns. kungfununs.org
  • Meet the nuns and spiritual teachers.
  • 12: lunch.
  • Walk in the Nagarjun Forest in the afternoon.
  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, sound healing concert with Ani Choying Drolma.
  • 6 pm: dinner.
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DAY 10
  • 8 am: breakfast.
  • 10 am to 12: Class of Nepali dance.
  • 12: lunch.
  • 2 pm to 4 pm: A group healing session ceremony with a shaman.
  • 5:30 pm: See the spiritual Aarati.
  • 7 pm: Cultural dinner show.
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DAY 11
  • 8 am: breakfast.
  • Free Day.
  • Shopping in Kathmandu.
  • No lunch and no dinner, so you can try local food in restaurants in the Thamel market.
  • Suggested to visit the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka, the heritage sites, and visit the local market.
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DAY 12
  • 8 am: breakfast.
  • Transport from the hotel to the airport in Kathmandu.

The itinerary is subject to change due to circumstances. This is our preferred schedule.

  • Transport on private vehicles.
  • Accommodations in double or triple bedrooms.
  • Meals, as outlined in the itinerary.
  • An English-speaking professional guide.
  • Return flight Kathmandu Lumbini.
  • Entry fees for the activities that are listed in the itinerary.
  • Applicable Nepal taxes.
  • Beverages, bar bills, and meals that are not included on the itinerary.
  • Tipping and personal expenses.
  • Flight to Nepal, Nepal visa, and travel and medical insurance.

Reservation
Maximum of 22 spiritual adventurers
First part: January 2024
Second part: June 2024

The altitude of the Kathmandu valley is about 1,300 meters. To compare it, the elevation of Cusco, Peru is about 3,400 meters. The Namo Buddha monastery is at the elevation of 1750 meters.

The spiritual adventurer is expected to be able to walk for two hours and use the stairs up and down, although there is no trekking. There are no mobility aids or assistive devices. The city of Kathmandu is very dynamic, in contrast with peaceful mountains and nature that surrounds it. Whole-food plant based nutrition, will help us to keep the energy light.

A tourist visa for 15 days is 30 USD: https://www.immigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa

Passengers entering Nepal need proof of vaccination or if non-vaccinated proof of negative Covid-19 test (RT-PCR, True Naat, Gene Xpert) within 72 hours of starting a journey. https://www.immigration.gov.np/post/travel-advisory-published-on-16th-march-2022

If you’re staying longer than 12 days, you can book separately, with the travel agency other activities.