Next Pilgrimage: JUNE 2025
Ladakh is an exquisite landlocked region nestled between the imposing mountain ranges of Karakoram and the Himalayas. Ladakh is renowned as a prominent spot of Buddhist religion in India. It is also one of the most significant and outstanding Buddhist centres of religious teaching and spirituality.
Surrounded by tall arid mountains, Ladakh gives you the feeling of nature’s power. Numerous 500 to 1000 year old monasteries which are nestled in the valley of Leh and Ladakh offer us an insight into the traditions and culture of people inhabiting the land. These monasteries provide the perfect atmosphere for meditating, as many meditation masters such as Milarepa, Naropa and Padma Sambhava have graced these lands.
Visit the ancient Buddhist Monasteries of Alchi, Likhir, Lamayuru, Diksit, Thiksey, Hemis etc. Discover the rich history of the myriad of Buddhist traditions and meditation masters. Receive the spiritual transmission and teachings from the magnitude of these ancient places
Immerse in meditative practices amidst places of rich vibration. The land and monasteries of Ladakh are world famous for their peaceful and tranquil atmosphere that connects one with the essence of who you are. Learn the contributions of Buddhist meditation masters for the liberation of all beings.
High Altitude Himalayas
The environment of Ladakh is one of the most unique on the planet. Travel across the highest motorable mountain passes in the world, visit glacial rivers and lakes, trek thru sand dunes, and witness yourself amidst enormous peaks. We will be exploring at minimum altitudes of 11,500′. Discover how human beings have adapted and lived in such sublime yet harsh conditions.
The cultures of the high Himalayas in India are like any other in the world. The Ladakhi culture is centered around Buddhist practices and daily rituals, as well as deep respect for the natural order. This pilgrimage includes the incredible Yuru Kabgyat Festival, masked dances done by monks that honor the Yama, the God of Death and Padma Sambhava, the Second Buddha
Day by Day Schedule (subject to change)
Khushi Malhotra (USA & India); E-RYT, YACEP, MSW, MPH
Khushi received her training from the Himalayan Institute, the spearhead humanitarian organization of Swami Rama of the Himalayas, where she lived for 18 months. Her love of the Himalayan masters brought her right to their holy feet. She has been with APV School for more than 10 years, and has been teaching Yoga/Meditation for 15. Her style is rooted in the Tantras, classical yoga sutras and vedanta, hatha yoga, and the teachings of the Buddha. She loves to wander around nature, and play with kids and animals any chance she gets.
Mohan Panwar (Anjanisain, Uttarakhand, India)
Mohan is a native of the Himalayas and has lots of experience taking people deep into the grandeur and peace of the Himalayas. Growing up himself as a child of the local ashram, he has dedicated his life to helping children less advantaged find the care and love they so desperately need. He helped start APV school and has been a mindful educator for over 17 years. He will serenade you with his flute while taking you on hikes, and make you laugh with his wonderful stories. As he likes to say, “Discover Yourself in the Himalayas!”
Early Registration by Jan 15th, 2023: – Save $200
- Shared Room: $2299
Regular Registration by March 31st, 2023:
- Shared Room: $2499
Single Room Supplement – $600
For more information:
- Transfers to/from Delhi to Leh (by air)
- Airport transfer to/from the hotel in Delhi
- All transfers and travel in Ladakh
- Accommodations in Delhi and Ladakh: double occupancy (single occupancy available for additional fee)
- Breakfasts in Delhi; All breakfasts and dinners in Ladakh
- Meditation Guidance
- All Cultural and Environmental Activities including Guided Treks, Village Visits, Temple Visits, and more
- Local Ladakhi Guide for certain monasteries and excursions
extras to plan for:
- 30 Day e-Visa (~$25)
- International Airfare to DEL (Delhi)
- Meals other than breakfast in Delhi; Lunch/snacks during Ladakh portion
- Tips for Guides, Cooks Drivers etc. (~$50)
- Further Travel in India (please let us know, we can arrange for you