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Spiritual Himalayan Journey – Purify The Mind & Body

Trip length 8 days
Category Cultural Tours
Price $


Per person on twin share. Single Supp: AU$260.


10th Apr and 17th Oct.

Max. no of travellers 12
Status of the Program
Best Season Any time except Jun to Aug.


This short trip to spiritual Nepal revolves around a metaphysical blend of the Hindu and Buddhist faiths, offering a tantalising mix of therapeutic and educational experiences ranging from yoga, meditation and traditional Hindu Ayurvedic massage to visiting historic monasteries and temples for an insight into the intriguing lives of local lamas, nuns and priests.


Where Culture Meets Spiritualism

In the medieval Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, said to have more gods than people and more temples than houses, you will witness devotees paying visits to open temples, locals busily performing various agricultural duties outside their homes, and men engaging in age-old traditional pursuits such as pottery.


Whilst visiting ancient Buddhist monasteries in the Kathmandu area, you will interact with Himalayan monks who will give you a blessing as well as introductory lessons on Buddhism, and you will gain a deep insight into the daily lives of local lamas and nuns. In addition, you will travel to the sacred site of Lumbini, birthplace of the legendary Lord Buddha himself. During visits to busy local Hindu temples, you will observe numerous rituals which form an integral part of the Hindu faith. You will come to know the prominent Hindu gods and goddesses in all their glory, including Durga, Goddess of Victory of Good over Evil, Shiva, God of Creation and Devastation, Ganesh, God of Wisdom and the Remover of Obstacles, Laxmi, Goddess of Wealth and Fortune, and Saraswati, Goddess of Knowledge and Arts.


Purification Of Body & Mind

Over three days, you will learn to apply the incredibly relaxing and uplifting techniques of yoga and meditation. In addition, at your hotel, you will be treated to a highly enjoyable Ayurvedic massage and traditional spa bath as well as offered other treatments based on Hindu methodologies.


Trip Highlights



Do you enjoy natural treatments for all your ailments, both mental and physical? Do you want to delve deep into the religions that blessed the world with the healing methodologies of yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic massage? Are you fascinated by the spirituality of the Hindu and Buddhist faiths? If so, this is a journey you simply must undertake!



  • You can downgrade this package to suit your budget. Alternative choices are simpler accommodation in Kathmandu and driving to Bhairahawa rather than flying;
  • You can extend the trip to visit Tibet, Bhutan or India.



1.   Willi and Janet Thomsen, Act, Australia -  

"You organised everything we asked for on the trip exactly as discussed and our full compliments to you and your personnel for an unforgettable trip. We would not hesitate to recommend your company to other trekkers. Please feel free to allow us to represent your interests or offer us as referees to any other prospective ACT clients. Thanks for the experience."

2. Click here to view a video testimonial from our client.


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Day To Day Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (overnight in hotel).

You may have free time during the day depending on what time you arrive. A briefing will be given by our trekking leader in the late afternoon. He will discuss our tour program in detail. The evening is free, but usually our tour leader will ask if the travellers want to have a group dinner (optional and at the traveller's own expense) at one of Kathmandu’s fine Nepali restaurants.

DAY 02: Introductory class on Yoga, meditation and Buddhism. Afternoon sightseeing.

We will visit Budanilkantha Temple, a Deity of Lord Vishnu lying on Ananta Sesa, in the cosmic ocean. The Deity is over 1,000 years old. Lord Vishnu is about 5m (17 ft) long and is lying in a 13m (43 ft) long tank, as if floating, with His legs crossed. His four hands hold the four symbols of Vishnu: the chakra (disc), club, and conch-shell and lotus flower. Budhanilkantha literally means “old blue-throat.” Ananta has 11-hooded heads. It is believed that the deity was carved in the 7th or 8th century during the Licchavi period.


We will also visit Kathmandu darbar square to see the temple of living goddess Kumari, Kalbhairab and many more. We will also observe the way of lives of people and expression of religion and philosophy in the form of art including famous erotic art present in some of the hindu temples.

DAY 03: Continue Yoga, mediation and Buddhist class in morning and afternoon sightseeing.

Among our sightseeing, one will be to Dakshinkali, the temple of goddess on a saturday morning to see how the devotees pray hindu goddess. Also, observe animal slaughter as an offer to goddess, if you want to.

DAY 04: Continue Yoga, mediation and Buddhist class in morning and afternoon sightseeing.

We will visit Bhaktapur city.

In the evening, we will visit Baudhanath, the buddhist stupa and UNESCO listed world heritage cultural site, in an evening of full moon to observe candle lights lit for the pray of peace.

We will get a blessing and a preaching by a monk.

We will also visit Pashupatinath, the Shiva  temple on the way to Baudhanath.

DAY 05: Fly to Bhairahawa. Visit Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha and a UNESCO listed world heritage cultural site.

DAY 06: Sightseeing of Lumbini.

DAY 07: Fly back to Kathmandu.

DAY 08: Final Departure.

What is Included

Summary of accommodation, transportation, meals and equipments


All land transfers are in a private vehicle and transfer to and from Bhairawa is on air.


Accommodation in Kathmandu is in a luxury resort. Accommodation in Lumbini will be in a comfortable hotel.


The whole tour is on bed and breakfast basis.


Any items necessary for the trip, including personal items such as toiletries, need to be provided by you. A recommended list of items will be included in the trip note which will be provided at the time of booking.


A traditional Ayurvevdic Massage and a farewell dinner.

Not Included

International flights, airport departure taxes, visas, insurance, meals not listed, any optional tours and activities during free time, camera fees, excess baggage charges, personal medical supplies, personal hikinng equipment, drinking water, bar bills, laundry, tips or gratuities and items of a personal nature.


Any extra costs incurred due to 'Nepal band' (strikes and closures), natural calamities, flight delays etc. Cancellation of flight etc due to unforeseen uncertainties beyond our representatives and agents control.


Notes :

Sherpa Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd. Lic# TA-0033126, VIC.