Mindful Adventures
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An invitation to professionals interested in mindfulness

I 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 there is nothing like the peace of the mountains to experience mindfulness and to understand fully what mindfulness means.

You will love the mountains, and you will fall in love with the 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 rebuilding after the earthquake, gives staff much needed work, and raises money for children. All around win-win. 

We have taken two groups of professionals into the mountains so far (the third, November 2016, is SOLD OUT). They have overwhelmingly loved the experience. “A life changer” is the most common response.

I travel to the Himalaya regularly, was there in the earthquakes, and I volunteered to help with psychological first aid training in the humanitarian crisis afterward. You may also know that I have friendship ties there. I have been involved for many years in philanthropic work with Sanjiwani Health Mission and training professionals in ACT. 

Who is this trip for:

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.

What the trip includes:

I would like to invite you to join a travel experience that:

• 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)

• will help local porters and guides who have lost their villages, their homes, and their income source

• will use profits to fund community rebuilding projects; trip attendees will collaboratively decide on a group project and any profits remaining will be allocated to this. 

• has you experience the grace and beauty that is the Himalaya

• will show you the tallest mountains in the world up close, Mt Everest, for the Everest Base Camp trek

• will show you the remote Tibetan kingdom, 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 will stay in TiSe Guest House in Kathmandu and experience our rooftop gatherings overlooking Kathmandu

• experience the peace and caring that comes with being a group of humans travelling together

Expert guide:

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. You can see his details here – http://seehighpeaks.com/

Costs:

The trips are very well priced because this is a not for profit venture. See individual links 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.

Not for profit venture:

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

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

Dates and Destinations:

  • Everest Base Camp – needs little explanation. You will walk amongst the highest mountains of the world in the peace of Sherpa (buddhist) country. The full itinerary is here: EBC itinerary 2107
  • The Kingdom of Mustang – a remote, rarely visited Tibetan kingdom, near the Tibetan border, with century old villages, unique pristine alpine and mountain areas, and ancient cave relics. The full itinerary is here: Kingdom_of_Mustang itinerary 2107

Can I bring someone along?:

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

What you need to do:

• You will need a moderate level of fitness (able to do an aerobic workout for 40 minutes).

• Porters will carry your gear

• Email Katina to register your interest. She will send you an itinerary and further details – Click here to Email

My promise:

You will be well looked after psychologically and physically. 

We will walk, rest, and become a group, under the highest peaks in the world. 

From the last treks I know, we will make deep friends. A unique and pleasurable experience.

Want to come with us? Book here:

Click below to make your booking and pay the $200 USD deposit:

Everest Base Camp – February 2017

The Kingdom of Mustang – May 2017