Mon Sep 04 2023 at 09:45 pm to Mon Sep 18 2023 at 09:45 pm


Thamel Kathmandu | Kathmandu, BA

Nepal Experiential Shamanic Pilgrimages 2023
Nepal, the Heart of World Shamanism and Centre of Learning
A pilgrimage is a journey to sacred places to renew and recharge spiritually, meet and learn from a teacher, and seek healing in far-off places. These are the most common forms of pilgrimage in Nepal. Spiritual journeys are undertaken to visit the tremendous human-made shrines and the natural Himalayan sacred places. These places are called Tirthas, which means ‘crossing places’ where one can cross the river to the far shore or a mountain and, in this case, cross over into another dimension of life. In the same way, a pilgrimage is a way to seek a proper teacher who has kept the flame of knowledge alight, which they have received from an authentic teacher and lineage.
These unique Nepal Experiential Shamanic Pilgrimages are offered to aspiring, curious and interested participants who cherish and understand Shamanism and Animism and are curious about the diverse and deeply rooted Shamanic lineage practices that abound in Nepal.
This trip is organised and coordinated by Bhola Banstola, a Dhami-Jhankri Shaman with decades of experience leading a wide range of Shamanism and cultural events in Nepal and other countries.
As the world continues to change, there is a growing need for healing and remembering our role here has the potential to bring positive change worldwide. We can only achieve this healing by bridging ancient traditions into our modern times. To restore harmony, Elders and other leaders of our practices must unite to preserve, share and transmit our ancestral wisdom. It is time to protect and spread our Shamanic teachings, knowledge, and culture in unity.
Nepal's renowned Dhami-Jhankri-Shamans:
Nepal is one of the few countries where Millenium old lineage wisdom-carrying Shamans live. Both men and women with diverse cultural backgrounds will share their lineage rituals and practices in an eco-friendly village nestled on the slopes of Nagarkot Hills above the medieval UNESCO heritage town of Bhaktapur. The presentations and ceremonies will take place both indoors and outdoors.
This exciting proposal is built on previous highly successful events. They have a significant advantage over the earlier events. They can be a more intimate and powerful experience for everyone, focusing more specifically on Nepal's rich and varied Shamanism.
To give possibilities to participate to interested individuals and groups from different corners of the planet, even without previous experiences, the proposed itinerary suits everyone.
The Proposed Programmes
Each day of these experiential pilgrimages will offer new revelations and opportunities to explore the richness of Nepali culture and practice, presented in morning, afternoon and night sessions with lunch and dinner breaks.
For an enhanced experience, all the presentations, discussions and ceremonies in Nepali or any regional language will be translated into English and vice versa (interpreters simultaneously translate rituals and sacred songs as much as possible). As the Nepali Shamans and elders have their rhythms and ways of working and sharing, there will be time to ask questions and get clarity.
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, the program starts with a reception, escorted to a beautiful property in Thamel at the Apsara Boutique Hotel ( or similar accommodation.
September 04- September 19, 2023
1-week retreat- learning and practising; pilgrimages to power places in the Kathmandu valley and World Heritage Sites (No trekking to the mountains but casual walking visits). Please check the detailed itinerary in the website. Full immersion in the realm of shamans.
(As the proposal cannot be longer than 15 days, it shows the end of the event on the 18th, but officially, it terminates with the breakfast on the 19th morning. Thanks).
October 11-25, 2023
This program is proposed to participate and get a first-hand experience from the local Nepali shamans (male and female) learning their millennia-old lineage healing secrets and getting acquainted with the art of setting ritual spaces, rhythms and sacred chants. The participants will be accompanied to the temples, shrines and some of the power places of Kathmandu, cultural and historical heritage centres, to offer prayers and join local pilgrims.
We will pilgrimage to the Sacred Mountain and Caves of Sayalung mountain.

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To secure your spot, please send an email.
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Bhola Banstola

Where is it happening?

Thamel Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

NEPAL Shaman

Host or Publisher NEPAL Shaman

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