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Holidays and retreats to some of the most awe inspiring, spiritual places on the planet.

Two weeks in
October 2018


Explore the Magic and Mystery of these spectacular Buddhist and Hindu Kingdoms of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan, their Holy Palaces and Temples. Visit fascinating Kathmandu, its bazaars and markets. Take the magnificent flights across the Himalayan range to Tibet to visit Jokhang, the spiritual centre of Tibet. Mingle with pilgrims along the bustling Barkhor bazaar. Spend time at the Potala Palace, former summer palace of the Dalai Lama.

IN NEPAL an option exists to also stay in the famous Chitwan National Wildlife Park to enjoy elephant-back pursuits , exotic wildlife and elusive Tigers and a spiritual day in Lumbini Lord Buddha’s birthplace.

2 weeks in October 2018

Our journey incorporates all the major attractions of these ancient Buddhist and Hindu Kingdoms. Beginning in Kathmandu, surrounded by Himalayan peaks, we take a glimpse of medieval times revealed in its wooden buildings, temples, narrow streets, and palaces. Our journey to Bhutan is a very exciting one. This beautiful Land is free from the commercialism seen in the west. Call us for more in depth itineraries.

• Experience the deep spiritual significance of this precious country.
• Visit Tatsang Monastery, Paro.
• also Thimpu’s sacred sites, Punakha and Babesa

PROPOSED ITINERARY ONLY (subject to local conditions)

Day 1: Sun Oct 14th: depart UK for Nepal.
Day 2: Mon Oct 15th: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel to acclimatise.
Day 3: Tues Oct 16th: Visit Sacred sites Kathmandu
Day 4: Wed Oct 17th: More visits and cultural evening (possible tonight)

BHUTAN - Land of the Thunder Dragon
Day 5: Thurs Oct 18: Fly Bhutan to commence Bhutan Retreat and journey.
Visit Thimphu Tibetan Herbal medicine hospital
Day 6: Fri Oct 19: Fly Paro to Bumtang Sacred Heart of Bhutan Visit Monastery.
Day 7: Sat Oct 20: Visit and meditate sacred monasteries. Possible lunch in Bhutanese farmhouse.
Day 8: Sun Oct 21: Fly Bumtang to Paro and visit tibetan handicrafts and other sights.
Day 9: Mon Oct 22: Optional day visit to world famous Tiger's Nest Monastery
We can view it from 1/2 way up the mountain or take the mules for the full ascent. pm is spent last minute shopping in Paro and resting overnight.
Day 10: Tues Oct 23: We fly from Paro back to Kathmandu to Overnight.

Day 11: Weds Oct 24: Fly Lhasa for Tibet. Acclimatise and visit Jokhang monastery and the bustling Barkhor
Day 12: Thurs Oct 25: Visit Potala Palace and other sacred sites
Day 13: Fri Oct 26: Journey to Gyanste monastery. Then on to Xigatse.
Day 14: Sat Oct 27: Visit Xigatse monastery and the monastery there.
Day 15: Sun Oct 28: Return to Lhasa Rest and overnight.
Day 16: Mon Oct 29: Fly Lhasa back to Kathmandu am. Enjoy rest of day for last minute shopping/
Day 7: Tues Oct 30: Group fly back to UK.

Take a 3 night /4 day retreat up in the hills for restoration and meditation and treatments.

Call for prices for the above trip

Cost includes:
1. Accommodation 3/4 star shared twin-bedded room en suite.
2. Single room where available is at extra charge please enquire.
3. Nepal B+B, Bhutan HALF BOARD. Tibet B and some Breakfasts.
4. All transfers between airports and hotels and rail and road journeys with sightseeing as specified outside of UK.
5. International return flights Kathmandu - Bhutan, Paro - Bumtang and Kathmandu - Lhasa Tibet return.

Cost Does NOT Include:
International airfare UK-KTM (see below), visas, vaccinations and meals not specified. Nepal multi entry visa approx $70, Tibet visa approx $200, Bhutan visa approx $60. Bhutan Tourist tax approx $30. £20 Travel Insurance.Tips: Allow about £60 - Items of a personal nature.

PLEASE NOTE: Spiritual reserves the right to change itineraries and prices if local and/or world conditions change.

World famous Stupa, Kathmandu
Sandra at the Everest base camp
By elephant through Nepal
Potala Palace
Tigers Nest Monestary in Bhutan
If you would like to come on this fantastic 'once in a lifetime' spiritual journey, call Sandra now on:
01548 844922 or 07776 405140 to request a full itinerary, or e-mail:
Dear Sandra,
Excellent – enough time in both meditation and activity. Excellent opportunity to reconnect with certain energies. A joyous experience with plenty of ‘added extras’. I’ve awakened to a greater part of myself – everything truly is within.
Emma C.

Dear Sandra,
Dear Sandra - I just want to express a more detailed appreciation of this spiritual journey with you - it will always be treasured. Thank you for the hard work I realise was involved behind the scenes and I hope to come with you again.
Anne R.

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