SEARCHING FOR THE MEANING
Philosophy of Happiness
Himalayas October - November 2017. (The Plan)
If you are willing to
search for an answer-
what is the Meaning of
your busy life? Then
this long mystical trip
is exactly for you.
A trek that is not only about
enjoying the beautiful sceneries
but also getting to know about
the traditional way of practicing
Shamanism and Bon-Buddhists
meditations and teachings. That
still thrive today.
Its a special land with a different
spiritual value where people
believe in almost every aspects of
Main aspects of the
• Tents will be our home &
• Yoga in the morning;
• Talks and meditations in
• During the trip -
conversations with monks
and wise people.
• The answer to your
question about the
Conditions to join the
1. You have to have a
recommendation. To avoid
people – who are leaning
towards conﬂicts, are
aggressive, likes to drink a bit
to much and has mental
illnesses for whom the high
passes could provoke attacks.
2. Alcohol is forbidden during
the whole trip.
3. Spartan style - no 5 star hotels,
personal butlers and so on.
3 day. Fly to Nepalgunj
At 150m, Nepalgunj is one of the lowest and one of the hottest places
in Nepal where the temperature can rise up to 44’c in summer.
4 day. Fly to Juphal (2490m) and trek to Kageni (2272m).
Along the way we shall pass wild marijuana, walnut trees, cactus, agave,
and the occasional lizard zipping across the trail.
5 day. Trek to Reichi (2940m). Trekking time 6–7 h.
The trail along the Suligad River is verdant, with a mixed,
semi-tropical forest. It covers beautiful canyon views.
6 day. Trek to Ringmo (3615m).
Around 5 h walk. Shortly after Reichi we will ﬁnd the amchi (local
equivalent of our naturopaths) The town of Ringmo has many traditional
older two-story houses with animals (yak, dzo, horses) living underneath.
7 day. Explore Ringmo.
This is our rest and acclimatisation day. Without it, it would be
dangerous to go on. It’s also great time to explore the village
and monastery and to rejuvenate from the rigours of the trail.
During the day we will go to praise the lake for its beauty.
8 day. Trek to riverside camp (3677m).
Trekking time 7 h. On this morning we will have one of a more exciting hikes— with
rugged paths along a high cliff sides with cliffs dropping steeply into the lake. This
section was the source for the most amazing mountain scenes ﬁlmed in the movie,
9 day. Nangdala Base Camp (3750m).
Trekking time 6–7 hours. We are now entering the main upper
section of Dolpo and where landscape starts to get more rigid and
the air more thin while, Canyon walls rises 305m vertically.
10 day. Shey Gompa (4375m).
Three-hours of steep uphill trail to reach the summit of Nangdala (5345m) — marked,
like many hillocks and mountain passes, with colourful Buddhist prayer ﬂags. In
summer and early fall, people come to camp in the valley to gather the Chordyceps
mushroom and caterpillar symbiosis. Known as the “yarsagumba”, Chordyceps is a
medicinal that brings hard cash into the Upper Dolpo.
11 day. Exploration at Shey Gompa.
A rest day to recover from the challenging hike yesterday, visit Shey
Monastery and relish the views of Crystal Mountain.
12 day. To Namgung (4430m).
Trekking time 6–7 hours. Shey Gompa marks the junction of
several trails once used by the old salt trading caravans and
today by trekkers.
13 day to Saldang (4090m).
Trek time about 4-5 hours. After lunch, we shall explore a local
school a monastery and partake activities in the daily village life.
14 day to Nisal Gaon (3750m).
Trekking time 6 hours. Our path will lead north,
following the Nagaon Khola River to Gungar
Khola which ﬂows from the northwest.
15 day to Shimen Gaon (3790m).
Trekking time 7–8 hours. The ﬁrst visit in the morning, will
be Yangjer Gompa, one of the most important religious sites
of the area.
16 day - to Chharka Bhot.
Depending on the situation it might be a rest day
17 day. Trek to Thinkyu-Tinje Gaon (4150m).
Trekking time 5–6 hours. Today the trek will take us along the Panzang Khola riverside
trail, passing several ancient meditation caves. Most of the time will be an easy trek along
the riverbank. Tinje village which is also one of the closest villages to Tibet used to have a
long trading history with Tibet.
18-19 day to Chharka Bhot (4310m).
From Tenje Gaon until we reach Chharka Bhot, we’ll encounter only seasonal
yak pastures. We’ll pass no villages nor hike a wide trail; but consider that
this trail is in existence since the ancient times.
20 day to Nulungsumde Kharka (4920m).
Trekking time 8-9h. Once we depart on the trail from
Chharka, we shall be alone. Just us and nature no civilisation.
21 day. 7-8 hours trek to Niwar and Jungben Pass.
We will start our trail early as we shall face a rigorous day reaching Jungben Pass.
After about three hours uphill, we will reach the summit of Niwar. After crossing the
ﬁrst pass of Niwar (5200 m), we have about two more hours before we reach the
second — Jungben La (5486 m).
22 day. 6 hours trek to Sanghta (3780m).
The highlands of Mustang. Its among the most remote parts we will
reach in our trip and if lucky you might encounter a snow leopard.
23 day. 7-8 hours trek to Phalyak (3175m).
The day will start with a hard trek it will take almost all of the morning climbing difﬁcult
traverses, crossing many ridges until we will ﬁnally reach the „pass“ at about 4500m. From
here a magniﬁcent vista will open up - looking out to snow-capped peaks and down to
Mustang's patch-work of trails and villages far below.
24 day. Trek to Jomsom.
We will climb a ridge of 400 meters above Phalyak, and then head directly
south down a steep, sandy trail towards Jomsom, the district headquarters
of Mustang, back to 'civilization' .
Trek price per person 5500 €;
The group minimum 5 and maximum 15 participants
The costs will include:
2. Camping tents of foreign brand
3. All lodging and meals on the trek
4. Domestic flight
5. Group transportation by private vehicles
6. Kitchen staff and Sherpas as assistants
7. Mules for carrying luggage etc.
While the costs excludes:
1. International flights
2. Nepal visa fees
3. Meals while not on trek i.e. in Pokhara
4. Excess baggage charges
5. Travel and rescue insurance
6. Personal expenses like laundry, bar
bills, bottled water, instrument charging
like mobiles and laptops.
7. Monastery donations
8. Helicopter evacuation
9. Shower in the lodges
10.Renting of equipments
11.Tips for the staffs.
What is the Meaning?
The search for the
meaning, idea or to ﬁnd
a solution to the stuck
problem requires to pass
certain rites of passage.
These rites of passage
can be found in many
different tribes’ myths
like The Hero’s
Interesting that this path
regularities in every
myth are the same.
Searching for the meaning,
solution or ideas are gates to
the unknown. Once crossed
you can ﬁnd stuff that you
couldn’t imagine today.
Usually The Heaven Ofﬁce
is late by one year, but
during the trip the answer
could appear in a few weeks.
This is a special trip, that is
why to make the ﬁrst step
you have to have courage
Our trip – a way to feel
freedom and to be with
yourself. To leave for
some time the mundane
world and to explore
the spiritual space,
where the routine
leaves your horizon –
with job routine,
family, friends, etc.
The trip – is not an intellectual
game – but clear deliberate,
physical and spiritual crossover.
This is only possible to reach
when combining all three
1. Body. Every morning
we will start with yoga
Your body is the
temple of Your Spirit.
2. Emotions. Every
day will be special
3. Spirituality. Meditation
(Meaning as a perpetual
change at companies or
life). During the trip we
will meet and converse
with monks and
spiritual gurus. You will
be able to ask
questions, share ideas or
discuss the Meaning of
will allow to start
a natural wave
receive a reply to
the most difﬁcult
If you want to join the team,
contact me ASAP: