Everest himalaya


Join us on a mindful adventure and learn mindfulness through your experience

We would like to invite you on an adventure where the grace and beauty of the mountains will be poured into your soul. You will discover how the peace of the mountains helps you experience mindfulness and to understand fully what mindfulness means. Fall in love with mindfulness in the mountains and with a mindful culture and people too.

Mindful Adventures is a not-for-profit venture that will provide you with professional development like no other you have seen. It also supports local communities in Nepal, one of the poorest countries in Asia, because all of our profits go to helping children in remote villages. Plus, we give staff much-needed work, we care for them, feed them well and pay the appropriately. All around it is a win-win. 

We have taken groups of professionals into the mountains for the past few years and they have overwhelmingly loved the experience. “A life changer” is the most common response.

Dr Louise Hayes travels on each trip, she was inthe Himalaya in the earthquakes in 2015 and volunteered to help with psychological first aid training in the humanitarian crisis afterward.  Louise has been involved for many years in philanthropic work for many years in Nepal. Louise attends these trips as a volunteer, as her personal value to help professionals be more mindful and to help children. 


Who is this trip for:

This is NOT a tourist trip. This trip is suitable for helping professionals interested in deep mindfulness practices, e.g. psychologists, social workers, teachers, coaches. Email us if you are unsure of your suitability.


The journey:

  • Will allow you to experience a mindful adventure as we will walk each day in the Himalayan mountains; your only task is to put one foot in front of the other, under the shadow of the highest peaks and in doing so you will experience a deep form of mindfulness.
  • Will have you participate in a daily group discussion and mindfulness practice for personal growth; helping you to make peace with your experiences of being inside your own head for 6 to 7 hours putting one foot in front of the other (let me tell you, a lot happens in hours of walking each day).
  • Helps local porters and guides who struggle for steady incomes to raise and feed their families.
  • Will use All profits to fund projects for children who live in remote villages. Most charities work in areas that are an easy travel distance from a city, we work in areas that take days to reach — on foot! 
  • You experience the grace and beauty that is the Himalaya.
  • We show you the tallest mountains in the world up close, e.g. Mt Everest, for the Everest Base Camp trek.
  • We show you the remote Tibetan kingdom, e.g. for the Kingdom of Mustang trek allows you to visit UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu, including my favourite — Boudhanath Stupa — the greatest stupa in the world where Buddhism comes alive each day.
  • You stay in TiSe Guest House in Kathmandu and experience our rooftop gatherings overlooking Kathmandu.
  • You experience the peace and caring that comes with being a group of humans travelling together.

Not for profit venture:

All profits will go to helping needy children in remote villages.

    • Our last 4 years of treks have supported children who otherwise could not go to school
    • Education of some ‘dahlit’ (formerly called untouchable cast) children
    • Provided education materials, books, pens, computers, teachers and community support
  • Provided warm clothes to the children in remote villages


Destinations, Itineraries and Costs

Annapurana base camp

  • Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal. Annapurna I is the 10th highest peak in the world at 8200 metres. This trek begins with green countryside, beautiful villages rich in culture, and dark green forest of rhododendron, oak and many other plants. Once you reach Annapurna base camp you are in an amphitheater of hanging ice, surrounded by high peaks — Annapurna South, Varsika, Annapurna I, the Gangapurna Range, Hichili and Machapuchare (fish tail). You see hanging glaciers all around and stand on the foot of the huge glacial moraine coming from Annapurna South.

  • Mindfulness from the inside out, in the peace of the mountains, a way to learn what mindfulness is and how to practice as you learn to care for yourself and care for each other.

  • November 24, 2019 for 15 Days.
  • Annapurna Base Camp Itinerary_ 2019
  • Booking Form

  • The Kingdom of Mustang –

    • A remote, rarely visited Tibetan kingdom on the Nepal side of the Tibetan Plateau. We walk right near the Tibetan border, amongst century-old mud villages, unique alpine and mountain areas, and crawl in ancient cave relics. You experience rich cultural heritage and the vastness of the Tibetan plateau
    • May 12, 2020 for 15 Days.
    • Kingdom_of_Mustang itinerary 2020
    • Booking Form
  • Himalayan Hidden Valley –

    • We walk through the dense jungle up into a Tibetan and Tamang area of the Himalaya to Lang Tang Mountain. Peaceful quiet trails, we will walk alongside the rock avalanche from the 2015 earthquake, see villages being rebuilt, and eventually arrive at the LangTang Himal range. We then climb to a stunning 4985 meter ascent.
    • May 28, 2020. 13 Days.
    • LangTang Base Camp Itinerary_ 2020
    • Booking Form
  • Everest Base Camp –

    • EBC needs little introduction. The tallest mountain in the world. A personal physical and psychological challenge and chance to see how to walk with mindfulness under harsh conditions. A trip you will never forget.
    • The full itinerary is here: EBC itinerary 2018
    • No trip planned for 2020

Expert guides:

  • You will be guided by experienced high altitude Sherpa guides, led by Mingma Sherpa a mountain guide who has travelled for 10 years across the 1700 klm of Himalaya on foot. Click here for details of his tourist adventure trips. 
  • You will be guided in mindfulness and your professional/personal development by Dr Louise Hayes

Costs:

  • Our trips are very well priced because this is a not for profit venture. See individual itineraries below for pricing. Pricing includes all inclusive (meals on the trek, accommodation, Sherpa guides and porter salaries and the internal flights). You only need to organise your own flights to Kathmandu. We will collect you and take care of you from there. 

Can I bring someone along?:

  • If you would like to bring your partners and older children (above 12 years), please email Louise to discuss. They will need to be actively interested in mindfulness and peaceful walking with local cultures.

Fitness level:

  • You will need a moderate level of fitness (able to do an aerobic workout for 40 minutes).
  • Porters will carry your gear and you will carry a light day pack.

Our promise:

  • You will be well looked after psychologically and physically. 
  • We will walk, rest, and become a group, in the shadow of the highest peaks in the world. 
  • From the last treks I know, we will make deep friends. A unique and pleasurable experience.


Ready to book?

Click below to make your booking. We will send you an invoice for the deposit of $500 USD. Then you are on your way. Our trips have very limited numbers and sell out quickly:

2019 Trips

  • Annapurna base camp – Commencing November 24, 2019

2020 Trips

    • The Kingdom of Mustang – Commencing 12 May 2019
    • Himalayan Hidden Valley, Lang tang – Commencing 28 May, 2020

Waitlist your name

  • Email us and we’ll add your name to our waitlist so you know when we set the dates.

Want your own trip with family or friends?

  • Go to See High Peaks, join one of their trips or speak to Mingma for your own personalised itinerary.
  • See High Peaks

Want to know more?  –

Email us and we’ll send you further details or help with questions