Consisting of a complex geographical, linguistic and cultural diversity, Nepal is a small yet opulent cove of unique traditions that have been in practice since ancient times. Among the many forms, the diverse Nepali society holds, perhaps the most fascinating is the mediumistic practices of Shamanism.
Usually called a Dhami in Nepal, a shaman is a lively mediator between the spirit world and our own. A shaman's unique repertoire consists of many rituals, like healings, fortune-telling, consultations with the spirit world, ceremonies for the dead and the newly-born, spells to remove curses or to bring good luck and love among a myriad of others.
Often accompanied by dramatic and startling performances, with colorful costumes, drumming, chanting, and whirling while chanting sacred mantras, shamanistic rituals are as exotic as it gets when it comes to Nepal's indigenous customary practices.
In the context of Nepal, the indigenous system of healing has its roots going back to time immemorial. However, requiring a long and complex apprenticeship, shamanism is not a genteel process as it often deals with darker themes of life and death. As such, the Shamanism Trek in Nepal is a mysterious journey through the hidden layers of Rasuwa's northern foothills.
The 8 Days Shamanism Trek takes you to Syabrubensi and Gatlang among other prominent Tamang settlements of northern Nepal. It also includes an overnights stop at the village of Tatopani where there are natural hot springs believed to have healing properties. The highlight of the trek, however, is the Thuman village where you will get a chance to experience a shamanistic ceremony.
The trekking journey presents travelers with an insight into the shrouded indigenous ways of Nepal's diverse ethnic pockets. In the far-off lands where spirits and people are believed to be walking the same pathways, and where ghosts and divinities inhabit the surrounding hills and forests, as well as objects, shamanism is as integral to the ethnic people as the concept of construing the interrelationships of body, spirit, and society.
Thus, the trek is an opportunity to learn and experience this altruistic part of Nepal's culture. It is a thrilling experience that is unlike anything else.
A beautiful Himalayan kingdom and the origin place of Vedic Sanatan Dharma, Nepal is a land of Devas, saints, and sages. As such, Nepal is one of the best places to practice Yoga, considering the country's piousness concerning astrology, Ayurveda, tantra, and Vastu-Shastra. Yoga and meditation balance spiritual life and material life and helps in giving positive thoughts and contentment. It helps in purifying the body, mind, and soul. The 12 Days Annapurna Yoga Trek takes you through the Annapurna region's best destinations to let you practice the art of yoga right under the shadow of the towering peaks of the Annapurna massif.
The Annapurna Yoga Trek begins with a drive to Pokhara, one of the best places in Nepal to relax and enjoy nature. Pokhara is situated beside the pristine Phewa Lake where you can retreat your mind and body in a deep meditative state by the peaceful lakeside. Pokhara also presents mesmerizing views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Peaks.
Before the start of each trekking journey, you will have time to spare for a yoga session. With clear minds and bodies, you will then begin your trekking journey, traveling from one village to the next through the Annapurna valleys. Meandering through the lush pasturelands, thick groves of rhododendron and bamboo, and chartreuse alpine woodlands, you can fully take in the beauty of nature.
Moreover, the trip is also a great way to experience the Himalayan lifestyle of the ethnic people. The terrain presents many Gompas and monasteries, chortens, and temples scattered throughout the landscape. As you continue on your trip, you will encounter many monks as well, who can teach you the art of yoga and the importance of nature, and the Himalayan ambiance in spiritual healing through meditation.
Trek Central Nepal Pvt. Ltd. has been offering its services to the Nepalese travel scene for over a number of years. We treat each journey differently and fine-tune ourselves to the need of our clients. Customize your Himalayan adventure with us and we will make sure it will be the one to remember.
Honey hunting is a very old tradition in Nepal, mainly in the central Himalayan region. You can witness the exceptional skills of the local hunters hanging themselves from high cliffs using bamboo ladders and ropes. This traditional practice is done in the lush hills of central Nepal twice a year. Therefore, this tour also occurs twice a year where you get to experience the unique way of honey hunting.
Honey hunting takes you to the beautiful village of Ghale Gaon. It is located to the east of the famous treks like ABC Trek and Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. Honey hunting is done Thaku Bhir where you can find local hanging on the cliffs with help of a bamboo ladder and homemade ropes. Furthermore, you also visit the Gurung heritage sites, gompas, and watch the surreal views of the Himalayas.
Firstly, you’ll arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and drive to Besisahar via Prithvi Highway. Then, you’ll trek west towards Ghale Gaon through the forested trails. You’ll reach Ghale Gaon and stop by at one of the local homestays. You explore the local Gurung village and see the sunset and enjoy cultural dance in the evening. Further, you’ll trek to Bhujung which is the largest Gurung settlement in the entire country. You’ll rest in homestay and enjoy the typical Nepali dinner. Finally, you head to the hunting site, Thaku Bhir, the next day. You’ll stay in the camp and watch the beautiful cliffs filled with honey hives. Next, you’ll watch the locals hunt honey with utmost care and expertise. Lastly, you retrace your path to Besisahar via Bhujung and drive back to Kathmandu.
Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the seasons honey hunting is done in Nepal. Thus, these seasons also guarantee the best views. The trip is an easy one and a decent physical shape is enough to do the trip.
We, at Trek Central Nepal, provide you with comfortable transportation and nice lodging and dining during the trek. Moreover, we provide you with experienced guides and porters.