Helambu Spiritual Hike

Kathmandu, NepalPart of the Airbnb Adventures collection

Adventure hosted by Jigmey

  1. 4 days
  2. Hosted in English and Hindi

What you'll do

Day 1
This hike is designed for hiking lovers with Buddhist meditation and Spirituality in mind. If you love hiking in nature without thinking arm and legs to spend, this is for you. Since I'm an owner operator, it will be cost effective yet the best deal possible for you.

Welcome to the Himalayas, your adventure starts when you land at Nepals only international airport TIA in Kathmandu. I will welcome you at the arrivals and take you to my guest house.

Our first day in the morning we will be visiting #Boudanath, one of the holiest and biggest Tibetan Buddhist Stupas in the world. After breakfast and brief introduction we start exploring around this town. We will also be briefing about our adventure ahead and make sure you have everything you need to make this trip as comfortable as possible. Today will be also a day to acclimatize and get a feel for what hiking in the Himalayas would be like. For this we will be hiking around town and explore beautiful ancient town of Kathmandu.

If you don't have all hiking gears you need, I can show you some of the places you can either rent or buy equipment like poles, gloves, good quality hiking boots, and so on. Later, we can meet meditation teacher and get a first hand lesson on calm abiding meditation techniques. I want you to get some basic experience in meditation and hiking method that you can apply anywhere by the end of our trip.
Other things to note
A good comfortable hiking shoe, hat, sun glasses, backpack, snack/protein bars, water bottle, rain/ wind jacket and other personal interests like special beverages, etc.

Day 2
Second day we ride to Helambu, Tarkegyang and get acclamatize and explore around it. Its about 5 hrs off road ride uphill to Tarkegyang, one of the ethnic villages in Helambu region where we will visit old monasteries and get ready for tomorrow hike.

After a homemade Tibetan breakfast there will be off road jeep waiting for us. We will hit the road around 9 am to Timbu. On the way we can have nice view of Melamchim river as well as many ethnic towns and villages, rice fields, trout fish, hydro dam, swinging bridges will be on sight.

We stop for local Nepali set meal on the way. Then we ride uphill to Tarkegyang where we will rest for the day, acclimatize and explore around.
Other things to note
Today we'll mostly riding on a jeep so wear comfortable clothes for bumpy roads. You might wanna keep a small backpack with important stuff with you. You bigger luggage may had to be tied on the roof so it may get dusty and may be difficult to access on the way.

Day 3
Third day we start early hike to Yangrima peak, meditate and reflect at this holy site. The 360 view of the Himalayas from the top is breathtaking, literally.

We will be hiking early morning and uphill route for 3 to 4 hrs so dress warm and carry a bag pack with water and some snacks for just in case. It's mostly stream water with no tea shops on the way so you'll have to carry your own water.

we can spot lots of mountain birds and seasonal flowers on the way. There may also be some yak cottages and herders on the way.

Once on the top we may enjoy 360 view of the Himalayas and ruins of old buddhist monuments where we'll pray, meditate and reflect on our spiritual process. I plan to stay here till 1 pm before we start downhill hike to base.
Other things to note
Today we hike straight uphill for 3 to 4 hrs and after break at the top start downhill hike for 3 hrs so please be ready for that. At the top we'll be at 2700 meters high so if you get headache or if you need medication please bring with you.

Day 4
Fourth day we meet with local meditation master, interact and drive back to city, farewell dinner and catch up.

Today is an easy day, we start by visiting some meditation masters and do some interaction.

After lunch, we ride back to city where we'll catch up and have nice farewell dinner.
Other things to note
Meeting with mediation master is an option, if you chose not to meet or go into any religious sites, I respect everyones privacy.
Day 1
This hike is designed for hiking lovers with Buddhist meditation and Spirituality in mind. If you love hiking in nature without thinking arm and legs to spend, this is for you. Since I'm an owner operator, it will be cost effective yet the best deal possible for you.

Welcome to the Himalayas, your adventure starts when you land at Nepals only international airport TIA in Kathmandu. I will welcome you at the arrivals and tak…
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What's included

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  • Food
    Today we feast on the best Nepali cuisine since tomorrow, our choices will...
  • Drinks
    I like you to experience Nepali Chai, thick repeatedly boiled milk, mixed w...
  • Accommodations
    A comfortable and clean room either at my guest house if available or simi...
  • Tickets
    I will arrange for us to meet two important Lama meditation teacher in Boud...
  • Transportation
    Airport arrival pickup with welcome drink! 4 by 4 off road mountain ride ex...
  • Equipment

Meet your Host, Jigmey

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 3 Reviews
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I am a co-owner and founder of Boudanath Inn, Nepal, the Himalayan experience. I returned to my home town after many years studying and working in Chicago. Now I am focused on what I truly love doing; hiking in the Himalayas and buddhist meditation. I am a certified guide, interpreter with School for international training and alumni at Rangjung Yeshe Institute, ryi.org, a school for Buddhist studies.

I have done Everest Base Camp (EBC) and many trek around Annapurna region (ABC) and Pokhara. This treks are now very much commercialized and crowded in most seasons. This is why I like to offer you Helambu Spiritual Hike which is also my hometown and region I am most familiar with. This will give you an opportunity to see ethnic villages in original form and walk trails that are still not so touristy.
I am a co-owner and founder of Boudanath Inn, Nepal, the Himalayan experience. I returned to my home town after many years studying and working in Chicago. Now I am focused on what I truly love doing; hiking in the Himalayas and buddhist meditation. I am a certified guide, interpreter with School for international training and alumni at Rangjung Yeshe Institute, ryi.org, a school for Buddhist studies.

I have done Everest Base Camp (EBC) and many trek around Annapurna region (ABC) and…
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Boudanath Inn. Address in Nepal can be tricky so it's best to Please call my cell 9851006930 or front desk at 01 4917394 if you need more info.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Marco
February 2020
The whole spiritual hike was all in all a unique experience. Jigmey treated us as old friends, so we felt very comfortable the whole time. We were able to move about freely at his guesthouse, which let us feel very much at home. While staying with Jigmey, he was sharing many experiences and stories with us. He explained us everything about the Nepalese and Hyolmo culture. Additionally, Jigmey introduced us to all his friends and relatives, who welcomed us in their houses and treated us also as old friends or even as family. We can highly recommend this local experience and would like to thank Jigmey for all experiences we have made.
Cindy
January 2020
Exceptional host and wonderful experience. Host is very knowledgeable and has taken us to the local community and we had an immersive experience. Would definitely recommend and would come back again.
Eric Yuan
December 2019
Fantastic experience!! Wonderful people!

Things to know

Guest requirements

Be mindful of the ability required and risks associated with participating in this experience. Please consider conditions such as location, weather, and equipment.
Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Extra money for incidentals such as park fees (10 to 20 USD)
Hiking gears
warm jacket
sleeping bag (optional as tea houses where we stay will have fully furnished beds)

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or until 30 days before the adventure start time for a full refund.