physical journey through one of the world's most sacred mountain
regions and the authentic Nepalese culture will be greatly
enhanced through the consciousness and spiritual dimensions
that are unique to a Still Water Travel program.
is the adventure that helped develop the core essence
of a Still
Water Travel journey. The ceremonies
that we create as a group, which are now a part of
every one of our
were borne from the magic of the Himalayas over 20 years ago.
is more than just a trek, this is a personal exploration
intended to deepen the traveler’s connection to their
truth, power, wisdom and compassion.
awakening elements of our Himalayan journey will calm your
your soul, and restore your spirit.
seven day trek begins with a charter flight to the mountain
Phaplu high in the Upper Soleri
Valley of the Solu
Khumbu. From there we begin our journey into the mountains
where we will enjoy intimate visits two of the areas most
prominent mountain monasteries.
route leads through a magnificent landscape of rhododendron
and blue pine forests
to Chiwong Gompa
- fabled Monastery
Above the Clouds. It is here that we experience one of
of our mountain journey; an opportunity to witness the
yearly sacred event known as Mani Rimdu.
festival of pageantry, celebration and flamboyant ritual
offers our group an extraordinary opportunity to receive
private blessings from Trulsig Rimopoche, who presides
over the three day festival and is one of Nepal’s
most prominent Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leaders.
sacred opportunity to meet with Trulsig Rimpoche is possible
because over the past 15 years, Still Water Travel has
made many friends in the Solu Khumbu which ensures that we
be treated to opportunities and 'behind the scenes' experiences
not available to most trekking parties.
then make our way up to Dudh Khund - sacred milk lake at
the base of 22,800 ft. Numbar Himal and sacred pilgrimage
site for Tibetan lamas and Shiva worshipping Hindu Shamans.
highest and most spectacular day of trekking follows an
impressive 15,000 ft. ridge line with panoramic mountain
vistas which include Mt. Everest.
will then spend a day at Tupten Choling, the largest mountain
monastery in Nepal that is headed by His Holiness, Trulsig
Rimpoche. Here we will have a good chance for more private
ceremonies and blessings.
trek wraps up at the luxury hotel (by mountain standards)
of our friend R.P. Lama, the mayor of Phaplu, where we
will have hot showers, a sauna and the opportunity to relax
in front of a roaring fire while reminiscing about our
end our trip with two days in Kathmandu for some final
shopping, relaxation, and touring.
we do with all of our journeys, we will take time during
our final days in Kathmandu to focus our awareness on how
to integrate our renewed perspectives and sense of selves
with our lives back home.
an essential element in allowing our travels and explorations
to have influence
on our lives and to arrive home different than we were we when
embarked on our journey of discovery.