Explore the Himalayas in sacred spaces –
join us on a meditative journey of nature, culture and awakening
way beyond the beaten path
Instead of sleeping between 4 walls, we take you closer to nature while you are sleeping under canvas amidst the breathtaking Himalayan mountains. Immerse yourself in a nomadic travelling experience. Explore those stunning places which are off the beaten track, without compromising on comfort & luxury;
you will have a bed with high quality mattresses, fresh bed linnen & en-suite bathrooms. Healing Expeditions works closely with Kaafila Camps in India.
The healing powers of Pranayama
Every morning we start with meditation and pranayama sessions in the midst of the powerful Himalayas. Feel the world around you. Take in the overwhelmingly beauty of the land.
.....you are now in the Heart of the sacred Himalayas.
Visit to the BUDDHIST Temple
Listen to the silence of sacredness:
Participate in the Buddhist morning prayers at sunrise
Day 1: Welcome to the Ladakh Valley!
Flying from Delhi to Leh.
You will be picked up from Leh airport and warmly welcomed by Healing Expeditions. Just outside Leh, you will stay in 2-bedroom villas amidst old apricot, walnut and willow trees. Since we are high up in the Himalayas (11.000 Ft), this a the ideal place to have 2 days of acclimatization before we are heading up higher. To make your stay unforgettable, we have organized delicious dinners with wood-fire under a star studded sky. Embrace the light of the moon - .......
you are now in the midst of the sacred Himalayas.
You will have the opportunity to meet a local Bhuddist priest who will make a protection amulet for you:
Protection amulets are worn to bring good luck and prosperity or to provide protection against negative influences.Each amulet contains a paper mantra dipped in saffron water, then dried, folded, and wrapped with silk thread. Finally the protection amulet is blessed by a Buddhist priest.
Day 2 :
Starting the day with meditation at sunrise
Ladakh, land of the sweetest organic apricots!
- workshop: In the month of September we make apricot jams & juices from the fresh harvest of delicious organic apricots.
- workshop: the group which travels in the month of June can join a cooking class making Ladakhi Momo's (Ladakhi dumplings).
Meditation at sunrise.
Drive: 3,5 hours taking the north pass to our final destination; the
Healing Expeditions campsite.
Unpack and settle down. The tents are furnished in traditional Indian textiles, designed to ensure a comfortable stay throughout your journey.
You will have comfortable beds, clean bed linen and good mattresses.
After arriving at the campsite, there is a delicious lunch waiting for you- prepared with locale products and -of course- organically produced.
You are surrounded by a magnificent landscape while having lunch.
After lunch we are going to explore the environment around our camp site.
At night, while having dinner around the camp fire, you will feel that each day has become an unforgettable experience.
Participate in the Buddhist morning prayers at sunrise
Nature Healing hike: We walk the winding footpaths, you don't need to go far before nature starts unfolding its many treasures in front of you. We pass lush rolling fields, twisty trails, riverside walks and valleys full of extraordinarily trees.
Picnic during our hike with delicious prepared local dishes, this will give you energy to continue the hike
Evening: dinner around the camp fire
Start of the day: meditation and sun greetings.
Visit to local Amchi healer. Amchi has similarities with Ayurvedic medicine in India and it is the traditional medicine in many parts of the Himalayas. The treatment’s aim is to restore the balance by using diet, behaviour, medicinal therapies and treatments like moxibustion and acupuncture.Traditional Amchi physicians practice in villages and towns. You will be brought to traditional villages where traditional medical practices are a living knowledge.
Free healing consultation
Our guides take great pride in showing you their villages and love to share their knowledge about the magnificent Himalayan nature. You are warmly greeted everywhere you go, walking is along well-used paths through pine and oak forests and across terraced fields, with glimpses of the Himalayan peaks beyond. The tranquility of this beautiful world feels like a deep meditative experience.
We are leaving our tented camp and will be driving back to Leh.
After checking in at Stok Palace Hotel, we visit Nawang, who has a shop with the highest quality, 100% pure, Ladakhi cashmere products (many other shops sell imported pashmina's from China). Nawang grew up in a nomadic family. In honor to his family's heritage- he started his business in genuine Ladakhi pashminas & woolen products.
Traditional Ladakhi lunch: from delicious momo's (ladakhi dumplings), tingmo (vegetable stew), saag (spinach), or khambir (traditional bread)...Ladakh has it all!
Visit to Jigmat Couture Museum and store.
Closure of the day: we gather around the fire for sharing stories and time to reflect. Our final meal together will be of gratitude to the healing world around us: the Himalayas, the people and the land.
Day 8: Return back home.
Handmade cashmere products: made with love!
Authentic mountain cuisine.
All meals at Healing Expeditions India are included in your booking, as well as beverages during the day (no alcohol). Food is prepared to a high standard and guests can expect an array of delicious Indian & continental dishes.
photo credit: Jigmat Couture.
We visit the Jigmat Couture Studio & Museum in Ladakh, where designer Jigmat Norbu takes us through the evolution of beautiful Ladakhi woollen textiles. At Jigmat's studio, you have the opportunity to place an order which will be sent by courier once you have reached home.
- September 5 - 12, 2020 (CANCELLED)
- June 18 - 25, 2021
- 3 nights accommodation in Stok Palace Hotel- a stunning boutique hotel which formerly was a palace
- 4 nights in eco-luxury tents
- All delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners made with local ingredients
- In-country road transport in jeeps, including all airport transfers
- Expert guides, camp staff and security
- All group meditation & yoga sessions
- A Tibetan healing consult with Amchi
- A Tibetan healing massage
- A cooking class in Ladakh
What’s NOT Included
- Long-haul flights from home country to Leh (Ladakh)
- Additional amchi healing therapies
- Personal phone calls, laundry, alcohol, souvenir shopping
- Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance
- vaccination (optional)
- unexpected costs for extra accomodation or transfer in case of cancellation flights during bad weather
- cancelled flights
- Visa for India
Healing retreat himalayas- 7 nights
€ 3600,- per person (this retreat is TOTALLY inclusive)