An immersion into the Buddha’s Heart

Come celebrate with us as we follow the steps of the Buddha, come celebrate Vesak during a full moon, light a candle and join the festivities that commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Lord Buddha 

Une immersion dans le Cœur de Bouddha

Venez célébrer avec nous en suivant les pas du Bouddha, venez célébrer Vesak pendant la pleine lune, allumez une bougie et participez aux festivités qui commémorent la naissance, l’illumination et la mort du Seigneur Bouddha

With Don Ernesto and Journey to the Heart Facilitators.

May 13th ~ 24th, 2022

With a

Journey to the Heart of Children Project Extension


May 25th to June 2nd, 2022

Rituals, Meditations, Mantras, Despacho Ceremony,

Deep Tibetan Tantric Initiations as we meditate in the same caves where the Master’s did and the full celebration of life!!

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All meditations, rituals, ceremonies will be simultaneously translated into French


General Itinerary

May 13 ~ Day 1: Katmandu ~ Thamel

Group will arrive at Kathmandu airport (TIA) we will meet them at airport and transfer to hotel in Thamel, evening have welcome dinner when the whole group is together. Breakfast and dinner included Overnight at Thamel

May 14 ~ Day 2: Hindu temples, Durbar square, Pashupatinath (cremation ghat) ~ Thamel

Visit Pashupatinath temple, Cremation Ghat at bank of Bagmati River, Visit Kathmandu Durbar square and back to Thamel. You will have the oprtion to walk for 30 minutes back from Basantaput to Thamel and enjoy the street life. Breakfast included

Overnight at Thamel

May 15 ~ Day 3: Boudanath Stupa and Nearby Monasteries

Today is Vaisakha (Baishak, Vesak or Wesak), the celebration of the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha and it happens to be the Full moon. The day is of celebration and deep and intimate connection with the Buddha. We will spend much of the day at Boudanath and surrounding monasteries. It is quite easy to get dissolved into the festivities of the day that culminate with a candlelight ceremony around the stupa. Breakfast included

Overnight at Boudha

May 16 ~ Day 4: Kopan monastery

Today we will visit the Kopan monastery, Kopan is one of the most important Tibetan monasteries in Nepal. If we are lucky and we had generated enough merit we can have an audience with Lama Zopa, a wonderful teacher that by being in his presence one is able to purify much karma. So, keep your fingers attached to your mala and generate positive merit.

Visits the sites and participant in Puja ceremony. Breakfast included

Overnight at Boudha


May 17 ~ Day 5: Pharping, Dakshinkali temple, Phamting Vajrayogini temple, Asura Yanglesho (Guru Rinpoche cave), Sheshnaryan temple.

Today will be a day full of surprises as we explore temples and be able to spend time meditating at Guru Rinpoche’s cave. Imagine sitting and receive the shower of blessings that he left behind in the cave.

In the rock cave of Yangleshö you can accomplish the practice of Yangdak, essence of Great Bliss.
By means of Vajrakilaya (a wrathful spirit protector) you liberate all obstacles and obstructers, and in this sacred place you attain the siddhi of mahamudra.

This location is widely considered the most profound of all sites connected with the activity of Guru Rinpoché. Here, he spent much time in retreat and he attained what is the ultimate fruition of Mahamudra, the Great Seal. Breakfast included

Overnight at Boudha

May 18 ~ Day 6: Namobuddha monastery

Visit Namobuddha Monastery, visit Kailashnath Mahadev statue on the way, afternoon take a flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Breakfast included Overnight at Pokhara

May 19 ~ Day 7: Annapurna Range


Today we drive to Sarangkot for sunrise, after breakfast at Pokhara hotel we drive to Sarangkot then Kaskikot – Naudanda Hiking which is approx 3/4 hours on an easy trail.

Naudanda hiking is an easy and short-day hike in Pokhara. It offers an excellent opportunity to discover rural village life and enjoy the fantastic mountain views of the Annapurna range including Annapurna, Fishtail/Machhapuchchhre) and Dhaulagiri as well as Phewa lakes and the entire Pokhara valley.

Breakfast included

Overnight at Pokhara

May 20 ~ Day 8: Pokhara

Today visit Statue of lord Shiva Pumdikot, world peace Pagoda, Devi’s fall, Tibetan refugee’s camp, Jangchub Choeling Monastery, and Gupteswor Mahadev cave.

Breakfast included Overnight at Pokhara

May 21 ~ Day 9: Pokhara

Today we will visit Tal Barahi temple, Bindabasini temple, Pokhara old Bazaar, Seti river gorge, (option to visit Gorkha memorial and Annapurna butterfly museum on the way) and Visit the International Mountain Museum.

Breakfast included

Overnight at Pokhara

May 22 ~ Day 10: Pokhara

Today we will go to Matepani Gumba, Jangchub Choeling Monastery Chamere cave, Mahendra Cave.

You will have the option of a little adventure, you will be able at your own expense choose from, zip lining, a hot air balloon ride, an ultra-light mountain flight, bungee jumping or paragliding.

Breakfast included Overnight at Pokhara

May 23 ~ Day 11: Back to Kathmandu

Today we drive back to Katmandu, with a couple of options but for this the whole group must agree. Option one, is to visit Manakamana Temple or spend three hours rafting in the Trisuli river. Sounds like fun!!

Breakfast included

Overnight at Boudha

May 24 ~ Day 12: Visit Monkey temple, Patan Durbar square, Boudhanath ~ Evening Farewell Dinner

Today is the last day of the main trip, knowing that you will have ample time to shop, if you have not already do it.

Breakfast and dinner included

Overnight at Boudha

May 25th ~ Day 13

Departure should be after breakfast.

If you are going to stay and contribute to the Journey to the Heart of Children project, then….

May 25th to June 2nd will be dedicated to the children’s project.

Exact details will be announced later.

When: May 13th ~ 24th, 2022

Children’s Extension

From: May 25th to June 2nd, 2022

Where: NEPAL

Cost: Double room (shared 2 persons) $2894.00

Single room (limited) $3344.00

From every registration we take $100.00 for the children’s project.

Deposit: $500.00 of your payment serves as your deposit and this is required to reserve your space.




The price includes:

  • The facilitation of Don Ernesto and other Journey to the Heart team members
  • French translator during the whole trip
  • Local Nepali guide
  • One-way domestic flight to Pokhara
  • Entrance to all monasteries, monuments, and local taxes
  • Private A/C bus
  • Accommodations in typical 2-3 *** hotels, according to local standards
  • All breakfasts included
  • Welcome and departure dinners
  • Journey with other spiritual oriented travelers

The price doesn’t include:

  • International air fare from your country of origin
  • The cost of obtaining a Nepal visa (if any)
  • Tips for the local team (guide, driver)
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • The possible international taxes of exit and of aerial surcharges
  • Travel and luggage insurance
  • Lunches and dinners except for the welcome and goodbye dinner
  • COVID testing if needed
  • Extra activities like; zip lining, hot air balloon, kayaking, etc.

Details: Due to the high altitude of the visits, it is important to be in good health to make this trip

Facilitators and tour Leader:

Don Ernesto Ortiz and other Journey to the Heart International team.

We will have a translator for all the teachings and meditations by Don Ernesto, as well as a local tour guide fluent in English.

I hope that you feel the call in your heart to join us in this Spiritual adventure to Nepal and the Himalayas, discover this country.

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