Our real power comes from knowing who we are, and that begins with looking inside ourselves in silence.
A pilgrimage to Mt Kailash in Tibet, considered the center of the world by many faiths, symbolizes an empowering journey to the center of yourself. Simply contemplating embarking on such a pilgrimage shows a calling from within to go deeper, to the source of things.
This 20-day, once-in-a-lifetime trip through Nepal and Tibet, culminating with a three day circumambulation of the sacred Mt Kailash is a unique journey of self-discovery cradled in some of the world’s most breathtaking and holy landscapes.
While many natural spaces are sacred, there are some corners of our planet which have been a home to significant spiritual events - attracting travellers and pilgrims from all over the world aspiring to connect to something greater.
Tibet is certainly one such place. High above the clouds, Buddhist monks have spent centuries perfecting meditation techniques, mindfulness, and loving-kindness. These vast landscapes evoke a sense of cradling and protecting - teaching compassion, providing wellbeing and calm, and offering a perfect sanctuary for the daily practice of turning inward.
There is no better guide for this unique journey than Nepali local, Ellen Johannesen. A Buddhist scholar, a senior Yoga teacher and a translator for Tibetan language, Ellen brings a unique perspective and deep experience, interweaving local lore, Buddhist philosophy, stories from her life in a Tibetan monastery, and superb meditation instruction. Ellen will be joined by a team of professional local guides as well as horses and yaks as needed!
Setting out on a journey to Tibet we leave not only our daily life but also our daily thought pattern behind. -Ellen Johannesen