Beyuls or Sacred Hidden valleys, nestled in the mountains in Nepal were once the refuge of Buddhist monks. Some of them are hidden even today. This tour takes you into the sanctified valleys where ancient traditions are still followed. is an experience by itself and is more of an inward journey.
“The Beyul stands for an inside place, a sacred place. We can find it with our minds and find it inside us. We need spiritual power to thwart the obstacles on our path, but the path is there. But, we need determination and courage to follow it.”
Frances Klatzel, Gaiety of Spirit: The Sherpas of Everest
In the Eight Century, Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan or Himalayan Buddhism foresaw times of trouble for which he sanctified valleys in the mountains as places of refuge. He hid scriptures to lead devoted followers to find these hidden valleys during times of strife and conflict. The followers could come and find their peace.
Some of these Beyuls were discovered and some are thought to be still hidden. The Beyuls became places where ancient traditions were preserved. Understanding the lifestyle of the people in these Beyuls helps the traveler understand Buddhism in practice, the nature and environment of people in the mountains of Nepal, the philosophies that guide them, their food habits, and why all of this results in them being some of the most peaceful, content and friendliest people on the planet.
This trip showcases the cultures in these once-hidden places while we trek the now well-trodden paths used to access these Beyuls and meet the communities who live there. Through a process of introspection and reflection, travelers also have a chance to understand how this thinking applies to themselves in modern times.
GEAR LIST | What to bring on this Trek?
Think only safety. Safety from the rain, the cold, the heat and the altitude. So simply put the bare essentials would be