In 2013, I visited Nepal for the first time, My cousin suggested I go to Nepal. I’d never even thought of it before. I had no idea of the rich culture and depth in this place, despite my years of interest in Spiritual things. She said “You will love it Kate, it is so you!” So on a whim and trying to heal from a divorce I booked my flight, taking my 15 year old son with me. On this occasion Nepal spoke to my heart and I felt so much lighter, I grieved this place upon leaving 3 weeks later and vowed to be back.
Two years later in 2015, once again I found myself back in Nepal. It drew me back.
My intent to experience new areas of the country, meditate, yoga and just be.
This time nothing could have prepared me for what was to come. The Earthquake happened and I was in Kathmandu. Luckily my son had just left the country on a different flight and here I was in the capital alone and experiencing another life changing event. You can read more about that in my blog.
Fast forward a bit, the earthquake set in motion a series of events that had me living there for over 12 months. Govin and I became husband and wife and I learnt so much about the Nepalese culture and way of life that my heart was reopened and alive again…
Our passion to show people “our Nepal” through heart and soul, through family and community, in a way that allows people to feel and connect, is what makes our trek special and unique. We are family here, we invite you to join our family in Nepal and experience real Nepali life. Not tourist life. We want you to finish our trek feeling forever inspired. We want you to feel the depth of the Nepalise heart and soul and take it with you.
We trek into the Lower Mustang Region, an ancient trekking pilgrimage that leads to the famous Muktinath Temple, the Temple is not exactly grand, but the location, the energy of the place is something else… Govin says “I believe in this temple’. He believes it hears the prayers of its visitors. Locals from as far as India have been trekking to this temple for healing and prayer 1000’s of years. It is believed that the almightly God Shiva is the caretaker of this temple and after the experience I have had visiting this temple, I would have to say I’m inclined to agree.
The eagles that fly overhead as we walk, the little Buddhist/Hindu villages we pass through are so welcoming and homely. You feel like you could just move in.
The beautiful Kali Gandaki River flowing beside us, gently guiding us to let go. With every step your heart is opening to let more love in.
We support local families through our trek and projects that directly make a difference to people, not bureaucracy. We are truly grassroots, because it is just us and the family friends we’ve made along the way that support us and we, them. It is a give and take relationship.
When you trek with us, you meet Mothers, Fathers, sisters and brothers, you go into kitchens, and homes and learn about how people live in this logistically challenged country.
Nepal relies on tourism to survive. There is no industry here. The unemployment rate is at 79%. Whilst change is happening here, there is a long way to go. Preserving culture is important, it is what has kept these people surviving in a country that up until 25 years ago was mostly traversed on foot. This means it is one of the best places to trek in the world. It is without a doubt a nature lovers, trekkers paradise.