Why Visit Nepal?
Nepal is one of the most unique and diverse countries on earth.From land areas below sea level to 8 of the highest 13 mountainson earth, Nepal is truly a mirror of cultural diversity. As mountain people adapt to the altitudes, their religions, beliefs and lifestylesare vastly different to those in the valleys who face differentchallenges.But the most astonishing thing about Nepal is its quiet dominanceof more sacred and spiritual sites than any other country on earth.From Buddhas birth place, Shiva’s birth place, home of hundredsof Buddhist monasteries, one of the most sacred Hindu sites onearth and an array of sacred mountains respected by nearly allfaiths, Nepal is a powerful spiritual source for the world.As you trek her mountains, your life changes. Thousand year oldmani walls of carved rock, chant “Om mani Padme Hum” a call for
love and peace – prayer ags adorn every home, mountain, bridge
or stupa along the way, each one embossed with those same words,
and chanting them each time the wind aps the ags. Tradition has
it, that every prayer you pray, in some of these more sacred sights,
is magnied by the thousand and in some special places, like
Boudha, in Katmandu, millions.It’s not for the faint hearted. But for those who live life as anexperience, and who choose to get past the intellectual blockadesof western thinking, here in Nepal, the ego falls away with everystep, and to your life there will be added a certain richness, anawareness, that will never fade.
Chris Walker’s treks into the Himalaya of Nepal, have three coreobjectives.
1/ To experience the magnicence of the highest place on earth, a
heart opening, transforming experience.2/ To enjoy the physical challenge of trekking up to nearly 6,000meters above sea level while maintaining high levels of safety and personal comfort.3/ To experience and learn from the sacred cultures, places and people of the Himalaya home to Sherpa and Tibetan Buddhist nunsand monks alike.
We are committed to the deepest respect for the cultures,environments and traditions of the Sherpa communities that inhabitthese mountains. We are mindful about our trekking methods, our
impact on the sustainable of the resources and the signicance of
places of prayer and ritual.This said, the form of Buddhism practiced by Sherpa people inthis area of the Himalaya is an open hearted, fun and welcomingreligion. Under most circumstances photography is welcomed.This respect also extends to the way we dress. Huge amounts of bare skin can be embarrassing for the monks and nuns.