NEPAL – BUTAN – INDIA
with Sadhu & Bianca
Feb 21st – Mar 8th 2019
NEPAL – BUTAN – INDIA
with Sadhu & Bianca
Feb 21st – Mar 8th 2019
Explore your mind & heart to advance to new levels of awareness & being in some of the most pristine nature, sacred mountains & temples on Earth.
Learn how to transform fear & negative emotions into deep & lasting empowerment of yourself & others.
Overcome blocks & distractions on your path of conscious & spiritual evolution.
Learn higher levels of self care for yourself and learn how to have greater, positive impact on others.
Uncover your deepest personal truths & purpose and consciously chart the rest of your life with transformational journaling.
Attend the most premiere yoga festival in the world at Parmarth Niketan Ashram along the banks of the Ganges river in the ancient city of Rishikesh, India.
*Includes daily yoga, meditation immersions, workshops & group sharing circles led by Sadhu & Bianca.
Our main intention for this journey is to assist you in deeply exploring your heart & awareness for the greatest conscious insight & transformation of your life and to guide you in how to practically & seamlessly integrate your shifts into your daily life once you return.
The Retreat Date Outline:
Arrive Katmandu, Nepal February 21, 22, 23
Katmandu to Paro, Bhutan February 24, 25
Bhutan to Amritsar, India February 26, 27
Amritsar to Rishikesh, India February 28 & March 1-7 March 8th Depart Rishikesh to Delhi Airport- Depart Home
The locations you’ll experience have been profoundly impactful & meaningful on aspirants for centuries or even millennia.
The spiritual Kingdom of Bhutan, considered the last mythical “Shrangi La”, is one of the most unspoiled natural environments and cultures on Earth.
All of the locations have been intentionally curated to parallel your inner exploration & practices with their significance.
Bianca will lead Kundalini & Vinyasa practices, meditations and immersive workshops on true self empowerment and living purposefully & prosperously.
Sadhu will lead insight & compassion meditation immersions and workshops on Tibetan Buddhist inspired teachings to profoundly revolutionize your daily life, accelerate your emotional intelligence and increase your powers of manifestation.
*To learn more about Bianca & Sadhu go to Our Team.
Together, Bianca and Sadhu will co-lead many practices, immersive workshops and sharing circles to support you personally and the entire group through the greatest transformation possible.
Price of Retreat:
$3799 per person
There are two ways to receive a $200 discount on the trip price:
1. Couples or two travel friends that commit together. 2. Pay in full before November 1st.
*Only one option applies.
You can reserve your spot with discount full payment of $3599 now or with a $500 non- refundable deposit. Balance due by January 5th 2019.
*ALL accommodations included, ground travel Nepal, Bhutan, India included (pick up from airport in Katmandu & car to Delhi airport from Rishikesh also included), breakfast & dinner included Feb 21-28, ALL meals included Mar 1-7, all excursions, temple visits, entrance to International Yoga Festival and multi-lingual travel guide included.
*Flight from Delhi to Katmandu (US $125) is included if you wish to have our agents book you from that point of international arrival.
**If you wish to book yourself all the way through to Katmandu on your own through another country please let us know and we will adjust total trip cost to reflect your choice.
See more itinerary details below…
Travel & Visit Highlights…
*These locations are our preference but are also subject to change.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur Darbar Kshetra) is one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Kathmandu’s Durbar Square was where the city’s kings were once crowned and legitimised, and from where they ruled (“durbar” means palace). As such, the square remains the traditional heart of the old town and Kathmandu’s most spectacular legacy of traditional architecture.
Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple): The Swayambhu complex, with the history of 2000 years, consists of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples, which is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the north-west parts of the temple. It is the best view point for overlooking the entire Kathmandu city.
1 hour schedule Mount Everest Flight: If weather is nice, you can take an optional scenic mountain flight for the spectacular view of Himalayan Mountains including Mt.Everest with their peaks soaring above the clouds. It takes about one hour and all seats are window guaranteed. *This is an optional excursion and dependent on weather. $220 USD NOT included in trip price- this is extra.
Pashupatinath Temple: It is one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world. During Shivaratri an annual pilgrimage, thousands of devotees of Lord Shiva from all the Hindu communities of the world pay their homage here.
Boudhanath Stupa: It is the largest Buddhist Stupa in the world is just situated beyond the Pashupatinath temple. It is built on a flat surface of various levels of terraces. It is painted in pastel colors and adorned with prayer flags.
Bhaktpur Durbar Square: one of the seven UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley. It houses some of the best examples of Nepali craftsmanship on wood and stone such as the Palace of 55 Windows built in 1697, the five storied Nyatapola Temple, the Kashi Biswanath Temple, the Dattatreya Temple among many others. Considered a living museum one can witness ancient traditions carried out even today as they were centuries ago in many areas of the city such as in Potters Square where the local potters use age old techniques to make clay utensils.
Pharping: The Sacred Site of Asura Cave and Yangleshö: Two caves in which Guru Rinpoche is said to have meditated. One is located on the hillside behind and above Pharping, commonly known as Azura Cave or the ‘Upper cave of Yangleshö’. The other one is located slightly below Pharping, about a five–minute walk outside of town and known as ‘Lower cave of Yangleshö’ or simply Yangleshö.
Pharping has not only been blessed by Guru Rinpoche, it has been also visited by many great beings, like long term resident Marpa Lotsawa, who practiced, made offerings, ganachakra feasts, aspiration prayers and so on.
Padmasambhava, affectionately called Guru Rinpoche by Tibetans, is the great tantric yogi who is said to have brought Buddhism in the 8th century to Tibet and established and blessed it’s first monastery called Samye. Although there are many places Guru Rinpoche travelled to, what makes Yangleshö a particular special place is, that Guru Rinpoche is said to have attained enlightenment here. Thus Yangleshö is considered to be as important as Bodhgaya for practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism.
Nepali Dinner with Dance Show: This evening activity features a meal in a local restaurant, where you’ll be served with an assortment of traditional Nepali dishes. As you dine, professional performers will showcase a special number featuring the Mayar (peacock) Dance, delivering you a wonderful nighttime feast in celebration of food and culture!
Kyichu Lhakhang: As one of the 108 monasteries that were miraculously constructed by King Songten Gampo in 7 CE, it is considered as the oldest temple in Bhutan.
Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest): The monastery is perched on a rocky ledge with a sheer drop of nearly 800m. and overlooks the Paro Valley and the river. It is said that in the second half of the 8th century, Guru Padma Sambhava known as the second Buddha in Bhutan, meditated at the spot where the monastery is situated having alighted there on the back of a flying tigress.
Paro Dzong: Its name means “The Castle of the Jewels”. It’s first built in 15th century as a small monastery. Then it changed into a big Dzong in 1646. Dzong means “castle monastery”. It burned down in 1907 and lost its all treasures except huge Tangdrol Thangka (Buddhist banner used in religious ceremonies). It was built again by traditional methods right after the fire. Traditional methods of construction mean that this wooden building has no nails or bolts. It was built just by fitting the pieces together. Today Paro Dzong is the center of government administrative offices and 200 priests are living here.
Golden Temple: The Golden Temple Amritsar India (Sri Harimandir Sahib Amritsar) is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everybody, irrespective of cast, creed or race can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfilment without any hindrance. It also represents the distinct identity, glory and heritage of the Sikhs. When you walk into the temple you will be awestruck.
Community Kitchen(Guru Ram Das langar): Community Kitchen(Guru Ram Das langar) at Golden Temple is the term used in the Sikh religion or in Punjab in general for common kitchen/canteen where food is served in a Gurdwara to all the visitors for free. At the langar, only vegetarian food is served, to ensure that all people, regardless of their dietary restrictions, can eat as equals, and everyone sits together on the floor and partakes the food. 50,000 to 100,000 people are fed everyday!
International Yoga Festival: Come home to Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga and Yoga Capital of the World, the home of the ancient yogis, sages and seers. Each year the International Yoga Festival grows and expands, embracing more and more people from more and more countries around the world. In 2018,we had over 2000 participants from 100 countries!
In the 7-day immersion and celebration, you have the opportunity to embrace every major style of yoga and learn from enlightened Spiritual Leaders, Master Yoga Teachers, Evolutionary Thought Leaders, and Wellness Specialists from around the world. Awaken to the best version of yourself and ignite your inner light through this not-to-be-missed event at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, the largest ashram in Rishikesh and one of the largest interfaith yoga institutions in India.
The program offers an extensive schedule of possibility, starting with Kundalini sadhana at 4 a.m. for the intensely committed and ending at 9:30 pm with traditional cultural song and dance, kirtan and enlightened entertainment on the banks of Ganga. You can customize each day as per your personal needs. We also have a Sacred Sound Stage for you to come, unwind and awaken through the power of sound.
*Please email us to let us know you’re ready to go! Or with any questions you have. We look forward to hearing from you and to sharing this journey of a lifetime with you!