Walk of the Soul ~ Nepal Trek ~ October 16-29, 2020
With Fehrunnisa Moore and Casey Bledsoe
Travelers of the heart, we invite you to join us for a growth-centered trek in the vast and exhilarating landscapes of Nepal. The Annapurna Sanctuary in the Himalayas exhibits some of the tallest and most magnificent mountains in the world, amongst a people that are warm, welcoming, and gentle.
Our small group of 10 will journey from the sacred temples of Kathmandu to the relaxing lakeside town of Pokhara, then, after several days trekking, on to the heights of Khopra Ridge at over 12,000 feet. Each day takes us through beautifully diverse landscapes of rhododendron forests, terraced valleys, rock staircases, rushing streams, and waterfalls, as well as offering opportunities to connect with Nepalese people in their home villages. A special daylong pilgrimage to a holy lake will take us up even higher, before we descend back into the valley to finish our 9-day trek at a hot springs.
A Journey of Awareness
This 2-week trip is intended for those who love being in nature, have a deep desire to interact with the people, culture, and spirituality of Nepal, and are open to having a transformative personal experience. The sights, sounds, smells, and touching moments we have with the people and places we encounter can change us, take us out of our comfort zones, and create the possibility of greater realization of who we are and what life is.
To heighten our awareness and unite this adventure with our inner growth, we will spend time in meditation, chant, and group sharing over the course of our journey. We will consciously invite the challenges, inspirations, and connections we experience to broaden our perspectives and deepen our hearts. No specific spiritual orientation or practice is necessary, only the courage and willingness to listen, learn, and be transformed.
Details of the Trek
While this trek is best undertaken with hiking experience and physical training, it is not technical mountaineering and, with appropriate preparation, can be completed by anyone with a sincere desire.
We will walk an average of 5+ hours each day at our own pace, while also having ample opportunities to stop and enjoy the beauty, connect with each other, spend time in silence, and just be. Our accommodation during the trek will be in locally owned “teahouses,” small trekking lodges that offer meals and basic amenities. They have power (usually), running water, simple rooms, and beds for our sleeping bags. We each carry a daypack and benefit from porters who carry our additional gear.
About Fehrunnisa Moore – Since 2001, Fehrunnisa has been leading treks in Nepal, and 2020 will mark her thirteenth trek in the Annapurna region. Fehrunnisa has a great understanding of and love for Nepalese culture and people, and a great breadth of experience in both the details and the transformational power of trekking. She has been an athletic trainer/coach for 10 years, life coach for 25 years, and spiritual guide for 30 years.
About Casey Bledsoe – Casey’s first love and primary teacher is nature, and she has a passion for discovering how to “be natural” amidst the changes of life. She has received intensive spiritual training from teachers of diverse faiths, has an MA in Counseling, and has served as a spiritual guide for over 10 years. Casey works to increase harmony, kindness, and awakening through classes and retreats she offers around the US, Europe, and online.
What Fehrunnisa and Casey offer that makes this trip unique:
· A long-term relationship with experienced Nepalese guides and lodgings we know and trust
· Many years’ experience leading treks, meditation, and transformational inner work
· A natural, unpressured walking rhythm and itinerary, so all can fully relax and enjoy
· A small group size, which makes for easy bonding and a group that becomes like family
· Personal guidance on how to prepare, pack, and orient - before, during, and after the trek
· A real love and zest for how trekking journeys can be a springboard for growth
What you might take home from this trek:
· Increased confidence in your ability to navigate new physical, emotional, cultural, and spiritual terrain
· A deeper connection or fresh perspective in relation to the sacred, the natural environment, yourself, a new
culture and/or new friends
· An expanded sense of possibility about your own purpose and life
· Cherished memories and inspiring moments
Cost: $ 5050
Cost includes all lodging, meals, transportation in Nepal, guide and porter services, trekking permits, and entrance fees. Cost does not include international airfare to/from Kathmandu, Nepal visa, or alcoholic drinks.
Registration: Your registration form + deposit of $1000 by January 2020 confirms your space