Join us for a trip of a lifetime to Nepal – May 2021
Traveling to Nepal with Mind Oasis and Pangje Foundation was a transformative experience that I will be forever grateful for. Karuna and Brad put together a trip that fulfilled my 20 year dream of trekking in the Himalayas. They led us with care, compassion and many times with comedy! Our group laughed SO much. Brad is an incredible person. His knowledge of trekking in Nepal is phenomenal and his relationships with locals was genuine and invaluable. Karuna’s love for others, respect for Buddhist traditions and meditation instruction provided an anchor for us as we traveled throughout the country. Nepal is breathtaking, wild, magical, and its people radiate authenticity, kindness and peace. It will always be in my heart. — Leanna G.
In far west Nepal lies a remote valley very few outsiders know. The Nyinba Valley is a gorgeous mountainous realm, steeped in ancient Tibetan culture and lore. Experiencing a fraction of tourism that the central and eastern regions of Nepal witness, this will be a truly unique time as we visit villages, travel through untouched mountains, and spend time in and around culturally significant monasteries and other places of interest. Enjoy 8 nights in tents, with an awesome support staff, cook crew, and new friends.
Join us for a multi-week trek to Nepal starting 1 May 2021. This is the second trip to Nepal in partnership with Pangje and Mind Oasis. From Kathmandu; we are flying, driving, and trekking to where the snow leopards play — well off the normal tourist grid. Our guide is Brad Clement – the Founder and Executive Director of the Pangje Foundation. A professional mountaineer and guide for 20 years, with over 18 expeditions to the Himalaya, Brad is also a badass climber and good friend to Mind Oasis. Karuna, Founder and Executive Director of Mind Oasis, will be leading the retreat aspects of meditation, Dharma talks, and a service project for Pangje – a nonprofit organization committed to helping snow leopards and the local communities where snow leopards live and roam.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Overnight KGH.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing. Overnight KGH.
Day 03: Flight to Nepalgunj. Overnight Nepalgunj hotel.
Day 04: Nepalgunj – Simikot Flight and Trek to Torpa / Vimuk (2900m)
Day 05: Trek to Samrmuthang (3200m)
Day 06: Trek to Lungbuk via Lai Gonba (3030m)
Day 07: Trek to Gyap Tso (3850m)
Day 08: Trek to Raling Gompa Monastery (3550m)
Day 09: Rest day – Raling Gompa Monastery
Day 10: Trek to Nyimatang (3010m)
Day 11: Trek to Kharpunath (2300m)
Day 12: Trek to Simikot (2910m)
Day 13: Fly back to Nepalgunj then to Kathmandu. Overnight KGH.
Day 14: Rock climbing and/or Nature Exploration at the Nagarjun Forest Reserve – Kathmandu. Overnight KGH.
Day 15: Final departure
Cost of Trip: $6,300
$1,000 Deposit reserves your spot. Balance is due 15 February 2021.*
If you would like to be billed monthly – Mind Oasis is happy to accommodate you!
*$1,000 reserves your spot and is a refundable deposit ONLY for COVID travel reasons. Not if a person contracts COVID, but rather if we can’t fly or travel to Nepal because of COVID based on international and country specific mandates. Final payment is due 70 days prior to May 1. Typically it is 90 days, but due to COVID, we’re waiting until closer to the travel dates. Final payment is not refundable, unless we cancel the trip due to COVID restrictions. This year we are requiring participants to purchase trip cancellation insurance and can provide the name of two excellent companies that *will* cover costs if you contract COVID and cannot travel.
Snow Leopard sightings are not guaranteed, but tracks and scat are!