Special Package for participants of the Nepal-Himalayan and World Shamanic Summit 2020
Duration: 12 Nights, 13 Days (includes 4-day Summit)
Durning this journey, you will receive spiritual healing and renewal while also trekking through some of the most breathtaking scenery and mountainscapes of Nepal. You will experience panoramic views of 5 different mountain ranges as well as spectacular views of the sun. We will trek to Mount Sayalung, the sacred abode of Lord Shiva, the chief mentoring spirit of the Himalayan Shamans. Each year, Shamans and laypeople pilgrimage to this holy site to receive healing, spiritual renewal, and to express gratitude. During this journey, we will also visit Mount Kalingchok which stands just opposite to Sayalung, and is a sacred home to the Goddess Kali (also known as Kalingchok Bhagawati). This trek to Kalingchok is revered by shamans and healers as a once in a lifetime pilgrimage and is spiritually equally as essential as the trek to Sayalung.
While completely immersed in nature’s beauty and abundance, you will be reminded that what is without is also within.
Together, this sacred pilgrimage makes a complete circuit of spiritual quest and renewal, thus balancing the primordial male and female aspects within each of us. All of existence self-arises in Primordial consciousness from the Void of Creation; this Primordial consciousness is harmony, the balanced truth and the spirit that exists in everything. It is the consciousness of creative power and the world’s divine wisdom. And ultimately, it is the soul’s deepest desire to enrich its own consciousness with this Primordial essence.
This sacred pilgrimage will be preceded by the 4-day Nepal-Himalayan and World Shamanic Summit 2020 comprising of global presenters and participants from diverse cultural backgrounds. More than fifty ethnic and subgroups will represent Nepal as the host country. There will also be continental level delegations sharing their shamanic traditions. Over the course of the summit, a minimum of fifty ceremonies will be shared, and more than twenty academic papers will also be presented from different parts of the world. Rituals, ceremonies, and presentations will take place both in- and outdoors.
Please note that respective dress code for both men and women is a must, to honour and show respect for the traditions and the elders present.
All attendees will have the opportunity to participate in public ceremonies as well as group healing processes throughout the summit (during the stipulated time allotments). It is required that each participant be on time and demonstrate respect to all elders and other participants, as we would ask of ourselves.
All the presentations and ceremonies will be interpreted from Nepali to English and vice versa. If there is significant participation of the public from other linguistic countries, we will arrange for an interpreter in that language based on the number of people at the time of advanced registration.
Day 1 Arrival Day – Tuesday, September 29th
– Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by a representative of the summit organizing committee.Please look for a banner labelled ‘NEPAL SHAMANIC SUMMIT 2020’ as you come out of the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (KTM).
– From there, you will be escorted to the hotel for check-in.
– Dinner and overnight (O/N) in Kathmandu
Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing – Wednesday, September 30th
– Fully guided tour of Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
– The Swayambhunath Stupa is one of the crowning glories of Kathmandu Valley architecture. This perfectly proportioned monument rises through a whitewashed dome to a gilded spire, from where four iconic faces of the Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions.
– Kathmandu Durbar Square (also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar) was once the residence of the Nepali royal family and administrators. This ancient palace named after Hanuman, the monkey god, lies in the heart of the city and dates back to the 15th century. It consists of a huge royal palace, courtyards, and temples which are all protected by a stone statue of Hanuman, which sits to the left of the main entrance, guarding the whole palace.
– In the evening, a welcome dinner is organized for all the participants.
– O/N Kathmandu
Day 3 to Day 6 Conference Days – October 1st – 4th
– After breakfast, you will be transported to the conference venue and proceed to the conference following official registration.
– Full-day conference with return transportation to the hotel provided.
– Each day will include academic presentations, shamanic ceremonies along with unique Nepali and global cultural programs. Shamanic ceremonies will be held by global participants demonstrating their traditional gowns, respective altars, and tools, etc.
Day 6 will include a farewell dinner for all the participants
(please check the summit program for details*)
– O/N Kathmandu
Day 7 Kathmandu- Kalingchok – Monday, October 5th
– Kathmandu to Kalingchok (147 km distance and driving time is approximately 4 hours):
– Early morning (after breakfast) we will drive to Kalingchok to explore the the immense beauty of nature in the mid-Himalayas.
– This trail is full of mesmerizing views of rivers, streams, waterfalls, forests, and snowcapped mountains. The shrine, dedicated to Goddess Kali as Kalingchok Bhagawati, is nestled on the top of the mountain at 3800 meters. From these heights, we will experience magnificent views of the high Himalayan range of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Mount Shishapangma, Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, and many other breathtaking mountain peaks.
– O/N Guesthouse/Lodge in Phedi/Charikot
Day 8 Phedi/Charikot- Dhunge– Tuesday, October 6th
– With the call of the dawn, the group will take a meditative pilgrimage walk with shamans and other pilgrims to the top of Kalingchok, to make an offering (of a trident, bell, incense, flowers, etc.) in the holy abode of Mother Kali. After the shamanic ceremony to honour the Goddess, the presiding shamans bestow empowerment on each participants. In the late afternoon, after having honoured the mother, we will descend down to the base.
– O/N Guesthouse/Lodge in Phedi/Charikot
Day 9 Phedi-Dhugne- Wednesday, October 7th
– The pilgrimage route diverts towards Saylung by driving from Phedi/Charikot to Mudhe (40 Km and takes approximately three hours).
– Here the group will be welcomed in a local homestay facility by the villagers and local shamans.
– After dinner, a short pre-pilgrimage shamanic ceremony of cleansing and purification will be conducted as an opening for the next morning’s pilgrimage to Sayalung.
– O/N Dhunge in a family-run homestay facility
Day 10 Dhunge -Sayalung-Khola Kharka– Thursday October 8th
– Early morning (after breakfast) the group along with the shamans, embark on a pilgrimage to the sacred Mt Sayalung (mount with hundred hills). The first stop is the holy cave where Shiva-Mahadeva had meditated and given teachings to his first disciple Banjhankri and later on to human neophytes.
– An uphill trek to the top of Sayalung will follow accompanied by an elaborate ceremony performed by the shamans. The footprint of Shiva on a rock at 3100 meters altitude is the highlight of this pilgrimage. A group ceremony to honour the shaman-masters, ancestors, and spirits of nature will be followed by descending to the multi-ethnic village of Khola-Kharka. (6-7 hours trekking).
– O/N Dhunge in a family-run homestay facility
Day 11 Khola Kharka- Doromba- Friday, October 9th
– The first of its kind in Nepal, the ‘Indigenous Peoples Trail’ offers unique, living, exposure to one of the most culturally diverse areas of Nepal. Kholakharka Sano Sailung has many sacred caves, strange rock formations, and Chortens. Thulo Sailung is a holy place for Tamang ethnic group who refer as Sailung Phoi (White male lord of the earth). The trekking trail passes through the pine and rhododendron forest which allows for viewing of different types of birds. Before reaching the destination, the group will visit Rajveer Gumba/Monastery (4-5 hours trekking time)
– O/N Doramba in a local lodge.
Day 12 Doromba- Kathmandu- Saturday- October 10th
– After breakfast, the group will be accompanied back to Kathmandu passing through old settlements, terraced paddy fields, river valleys, and stunning views of the beauty of nature.
– O/N Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 13 : With breakfast, the services come to an end. Transportation to the airport is provided.
Cost per participant on Twin Sharing Room basis :
Single room supplement :
Services included in the package :
· Transportation to and from the airport in Kathmandu
· 1 Day guided sightseeing of UNESCO Heritage Sights of Swayambhunath and KDS
· Hotel accommodation: 7 Nights hotel stay in Kathmandu (includes all meals).
. Full participation in the 4-day shamanic summit
. Participation in ceremonies, conferences, and documentary shows
. A ceremonial bag with shamanic souvenirs
. Healing Circles
. Six nights in Guesthouses/Homestay/Lodges during trekking pilgrimage
· Hotel – Summit Venue – Hotel Transportation
. Protected area entrance fees
· All meals during the trekking (what is available in location)
. Transportation: Kathmandu – Kalingchok Phedi – Dhunge – Doromba – Kathmandu
. Trekking guide service, porter,
. Accompanying shamans – teachers
. All government taxes and services charges
Exclusions in the package :
– your international flight tickets and Nepal visa fee at the airport on arrival (US$40 for two weeks)
– tips to the service providers both in the city and during trekking
– insurance of all types (health insurance, baggage loss, trip cancellation, rescue from trekking due to sickness or any unforeseen circumstances and natural calamities, etc.)
– personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, drinks or all that is not indicated under clause ‘what is included.’
NOTE PLEASE :
– O/N means overnight.
– As a special global gathering of elders, lineage carriers, and tradition transmitters of different age groups and dietary restrictions, the organization provides all-vegetarian lunches during the four days in and around the summit premises. You will have the choice of meals for dinner in a buffet setting where chicken or fish or eggs and cheese with rice and a variety of organic vegetables are available. (If you have dietary problems or sensitivities to some foods, please indicate during the time of registration). All drinks are at your own expense both during the summit and while trekking.
For reservation of your place, tariff and other technical details of trekking part, please send an email to :
ANANDA ADVENTURE TREKS (P) LTD
CHABAHIL -7, KUTU BAHAL, KATHMANDU
P.O. BOX NO. 20590
TELEPHONE: 00977 1 4253729
FAX NO: 00977 1 4253054
registrations are open
registration closes on April 15, 2020