The Everest Base Camp trek with Lawudo Retreat is the test of adventure hike and Spiritual Journey in the lap of the highest peak in the world. It is a lifetime experience in the Himalayas with breathtaking mountain views, alluring natural beauty, century-old monasteries, Mane wall, Chhortens, and unique Sherpa culture.
Lawudo Retreat is a Buddhist meditation center situated in the Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality in the Solu-Khumbu district of Nepal; it is near the Everest Base Camp trail, within three to four hours walking distance from naturally blessed Namche Bazaar. It takes an hour ascending walk for a fit person from Mende to the Lawudo Gumba. The monastery was established by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, a renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher. Lawudo Trip offers retreat programs and meditation courses in a peaceful environment and spiritual calm.
It is the combination of the Everest Base Camp trek and a visit to Lawudo Retreat as a transformative experience. The journey immerses you in the natural beauty of the Himalayas and explores your inner self through meditation, self-realization, and spiritual practice.
To embark on EBC Trek with Lawudo Retreat journey, you would typically start from Lukla, a small town of the gateway of Mount Everest, after a scenic short flight from the capital city Kathmandu. From there, you would walk along the Dudh Koshi River Bank onward to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar with breathtaking mountain views through the Sherpa hometown such as; Phakding, Manjo, Namche Bazaar, Tengbuche, Dingbuche, Lobuche and Gorakshep. The trek to Everest Base Camp usually takes around 12-14 days, depending on the specific itinerary, paces, and requirements.
On the Everest Base Camp trek with retreat, you would pass through several Sherpa villages, cross suspension bridges, visit holy sites, monasteries, Chhorten, Mane walls, Buddhist Mantrans craving rocks, Glaciers, Icefall, and ascend through rugged terrain. Everest Base Camp Trek is in the world heritage site at Sagarmatha National Park, it is the home of many wildlife, including Jharal (wild goats), musk deer, snow leopard, Red Panda, Himalayan cock, Monal/Daphe (a national bird of Nepal), and garden of the many plants including aromatic plants; Juniper, Sandalwood, pine trees, Sunpate Dhup and Magnolia, etc. You have breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, Kwngde, Tabuche, Pumori, etc. and, of course, Mount Everest itself can be seen during the trek.
Once you reach Everest Base Camp (5,360m), you can spend some time there, and capture some moments of Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall, and the surrounding charming environment. Likewise, while visiting the most popular viewpoint “Kalapathar” at an elevation of 5,550m, enjoying the awe-inspiring sight of the mountains including the world's highest mountain. Afterward, retrace to the Namche Bazaar for your retreat program in the Lawudo Gumba for a period of meditation and self-insight.
Your physical body becomes stronger after visiting the roof of the world and surrounding phenomena. The ever-standing mountains with their natural power may wash out some pile of your unknown Karma during your hustle-bustle physical world, which was the obstacle of your spiritual journey. Now, it is time to clean your metaphysical body at Lawudo Retreat. During the retreat, you'll have the chance to join in meditation conferences, where you will get technics from experienced mentors, practice meditation immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere, and continue for further spiritual journey, may till moksha! This conference will recharge your soul, deepen your spiritual practice, and gain insights into Buddhist philosophy.
It is noticed that the retreat seats are limited, so you are suggested to inform us a few months before its availability for retreat programs and courses. You may check with Lawudo Retreat directly or ask a trustworthy travel agency that specializes in trekking and spiritual journeys in Nepal. Furthermore, as this trek involves high attitude and challenging territory, it's essential to have proper trekking equipment and need to be well-prepared physically, and mentally, beforehand to embark on the Everest Base Camp trek.
After visiting the Everest Base camp and getting into Lawudo Gumba for a meditation session, you may stay longer to practicing then the guide will return back to Lukla. So, you can hire Guide only part of the Everest Base Camp and till back to Namche or Lawudo. Kindly, feel free to contact me anytime for further information regarding the spiritual journey in the Himalayas.
Please observe the 5 precepts during your stay in Lawudo Retreat.
No sexual activity
No intoxicants (including tobacco)