Journey of the Spirits

Journey of the Spirits

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Trip Introduction


Shamanism has deep historical and cultural roots in Nepal, where it plays an important role in the spiritual and religious practices of various indigenous communities. Shamanism in Nepal, also known as “Jhankri” or “Bön,” is a traditional belief system that involves individuals known as shamans or Jhankris who act as intermediaries between the spirit world and the human realm.

Shamans in Nepal are revered for their ability to communicate with spirits, communicate with deities, and perform rituals aimed at healing, divination, and ensuring human-supernatural harmony. Shamanism is not limited to a single ethnic group, as many communities throughout the country, including the Newars, Tamangs, Gurungs, and Magars, embrace and incorporate shamanistic elements into their cultural fabric.

Shamans utilize a variety of techniques such as chanting, drumming, and trance-like states to enter altered states of consciousness, facilitating their interaction with the spirit world. Their rituals often involve addressing health issues, resolving conflicts, and maintaining a balance between the physical and metaphysical realms.


Why to choose shamanism in Nepal?

  • Rich Cultural Heritage

Nepal has a long history of shamanism, which is an important part of the country’s cultural heritage. Tourists are drawn to experience and comprehend the unique shamanic rituals and practices passed down through generations.

  • Unique Shamanic Practices

The shamanic practices of Nepal are distinct and diverse, varying across ethnic groups. Tourists are drawn to witness and participate in these one-of-a-kind spiritual experiences, which range from healing ceremonies to rituals that connect with nature.

  • Scenic Locations for Shamanic Retreats

Nepal’s picturesque landscapes make an ideal setting for shamanic retreats. The serene environment enhances the spiritual journey for tourists seeking a holistic experience, whether in the tranquil Himalayan foothills or lush green valleys.

  • Healing and Spiritual Transformation

Many tourists come to Nepal to participate in shamanic practices aimed at healing and spiritual transformation. The belief in shamans’ ability to connect with the spirit world and facilitate personal growth is an important draw for those seeking inner balance and well-being.

  • Interaction with Local Shamans

You can interact with local shamans, learning about their way of life, beliefs, and the wisdom they offer. This cultural exchange promotes a better understanding of shamanism and helps visitors connect with the local community.

  • Cultural Festivals and Events

Throughout the year, Nepal hosts a variety of shamanic festivals and events. These festivals highlight the vibrancy of shamanic traditions, attracting tourists interested in experiencing Nepal’s cultural richness and diversity of spiritual practices.

  • Connection with Nature

In Nepal, shamanism is often associated with a strong connection to nature, with rituals taking place in natural settings. Tourists are drawn to the concept of reconnecting with the earth and experiencing spirituality in harmony with nature.

  • Personal Transformation and Exploration

Shamanic experiences in Nepal provide tourists with the opportunity for personal transformation and self-discovery. The combination of ancient wisdom, one-of-a-kind rituals, and the tranquil surroundings fosters introspection and exploration.

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Day 1

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will meet you there, take you to the hotel, and assist you with the check-in procedure and short briefing about your program. Check-in to hotel and have some rest to feel fresh. In the evening, explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, a bustling area in Kathmandu known for its diverse shops, restaurants, and cultural experiences. Overnight is at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2

Take a guided tour of Kathmandu’s cultural and historical sites, including Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) and Pashupatinath Temple. Meet with a local shaman who will introduce you to the spiritual practices and beliefs that are deeply rooted in Nepalese culture. This will pave the way for the shamanism-focused experiences to follow. Overnight is in Kathmandu.

Day 3

The drive from Kathmandu to Makaibari promises scenic vistas, winding roads, and glimpses of traditional Himalayan villages nestled in the foothills. When you arrive in Makaibari, take in the tranquillity of the surroundings before embarking on a captivating hike to Kuri Bazar. The hike reveals the region’s untouched beauty, with lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and fresh mountain air creating an idyllic backdrop. Upon reaching up there, check-in to the hotel and have rest. Stay overnight in Kuri bazaar.

Day 4

As the day progresses, you are guided by local practitioners who share ancient rituals and healing practices into the rich tapestry of shamanic traditions. Kuribazar’s bustling marketplace is filled with exotic herbs, talismans, and artifacts, creating an immersive sensory experience. The tour takes you to sacred sites where shamans connect with the spirit world, providing insights into the delicate balance of nature and spirituality. Overnight is in Kuri bazaar.

Day 5

Post breakfast, you will be picked up from Kuri bazar and drive to Dhunge bazar. Envolve in shamanic practices at Dhunge bazaar in the evening. Overnight stay in Dhunge bazaar.

Day 6

Post  breakfast, hike  from Dhunge bazar to Sailung, which reveals not only the stunning landscapes of rural Nepal, but also a rich tapestry of cultural traditions deeply rooted in the region.  The spiritual significance of Sailung makes it a haven for those seeking a profound connection with ancient rituals and beliefs. Along the way, local shamans tell stories of mysticism, perform traditional ceremonies, and provide insights into the spiritual fabric of the land. The enchanting atmosphere created by the rhythmic beats of sacred drums and the melodious chants of the shamans fosters a unique and immersive experience that transcends the ordinary. Stay overnight in Sailung

Day 7

In the sharp morning, get ready to observe the mesmerizing sunrise view from Sailung Peak. On day time, go for exploring the local lifestyle and deep rooted shamanic rituals of Sailung Village. Overnight is in Sailung.

Day 8

Post breakfast, hike from Sailung to Doramba, a village with a rich cultural heritage. Explore the surroundings hills and learn more about the deep rooted shamanism in this land. Stay overnight in Doramba.

Day 9

Post breakfast, drive from Doramba to Kathmandu  with a bid farewell to your shamanic journey. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel and have rest. Overnight is in Kathmandu.

Day 10

Post breakfast, drive to Tribhuwan International Airport for final departure.

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What's Included

  • All pick up, drop-off, transfer and sightseeing in Pvt. Basis(HIACE/CAR/Coaster/BUS)
  • Shamanic practices and rituals by the local gurus.
  • 03 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu on MAP basis.
  • 02 Nights accommodation in Kuri Bazar in normal mountain guest house on MAP basis.
  • 02 Nights accommodation in Sailung in normal mountain guest house on MAP basis.
  • 01  Night accommodation in Dhunge Bazar in normal mountain guest house  on MAP basis.
  • 01 Night accommodation in Doramba in normal mountain guest house on MAP basis.
  • Lunch on the way and sightseeing spots.
  • Tour Guide
  • All kinds of taxes and monuments fees.

What's Not Included

  • International air fare, visa fee and airport tax.
  • Travel & Health Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Bar Bill.
  • Personal nature such as laundry, telephone/fax calls.

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