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re.connect | himalayan journeys nepal

take home a 1-degree change of perspective that will change your world

logo re.connect, transformative retreats in mountain nature of the alps & himalayas

re.connect | himalayan journeys nepal

take home a 1-degree change of perspective that will change your world

ausblick zu sonnenaufgang vom gokyo ri auf das everest panorama

experience the extraordinary energy of himalayan mountain spaces

the transparent blue air of high altitudes is crystal clear, supporting deep reflection and clarity as you experience pure nature outside and within. the physical challenge of moving beyond your comfort zone invites you to explore your inner boundaries and to let go of whatever is moving your mind (because you simply do not have oxygen to waste on irrelevant thoughts). once you acclimatize well, there is a great power and energy, which intensifies as you climb higher, bringing you to spaces of deep insight and personal transformation: the experience of being in balance with nature will ultimately re.connect you to your essence.

your individual journey at the same time supports collective sensitisation: in recognising the beauty & sacredness of the spaces we travel, we reinstate appreciation of their great global significance as sanctuaries of pristine nature and its regenerative value.

re.connect to the essence of who you are

re.connect to the essence of who you are

experience the extraordinary energy of himalayan mountain spaces

the transparent blue air of high altitudes is crystal clear, supporting deep reflection and clarity as you experience pure nature outside and within. the physical challenge of moving beyond your comfort zone invites you to explore your inner boundaries and to let go of whatever is moving your mind (because you simply do not have oxygen to waste on irrelevant thoughts). once you acclimatize well, there is a great power and energy, which intensifies as you climb higher, bringing you to spaces of deep insight and personal transformation: the experience of being in balance with nature will ultimately re.connect you to your essence.

your individual journey at the same time supports collective sensitisation: in recognising the beauty & sacredness of the spaces we travel, we reinstate appreciation of their great global significance as sanctuaries of pristine nature and its regenerative value.

himalayan journeys 2024 & 2025

the following journeys are curated for intimate small groups. start/end dates are approximate and will be adapted to the flight schedule of group members.

does the timeframe or duration not match your schedule? get in touch with me, we will do our best to find a solution.

ausblick auf number, einen gipfel der rolwaling kette, himalaya, nepal

rolwaling | yalung la

possible travel dates: 3 – 22 nov 2024 | 19 apr – 8 may 2025 | 24 oct – 12 nov 2025
camping & simple guesthouses | guided trekking tour with monika

you experience the power of pristine nature, as you move up through virgin jungle forest. below us, glacial waters thunder down in turquoise beauty. vast untouched mountain landscapes awaken in you a deep and divine sense of truly being. a unique opportunity to refuel, to allow inspiration to flow through you as you step into this channel of energetic connection between earth and sky.

prayer flags on pikey peak

pikey peak | dudh kunda

4 – 22 nov 2024 |  approx. dates | camping & simple guesthouses
guided trekking tour mit monika

on this trek, we move off the beaten track, through a remote, rural area at the foot of the great himalayan range. experience the liberating sensation, when the turning thoughts of everday life gradually drop down below you. it is from this vantage point that the great himalayan range spreads out before and around you, as you witness the splendour of a perfectly still sunrise touching your soul with the pure magic of the moment.

individual trekking scene, Pikey Peak

individual journeys | himalaya

fulfill yourself your himalayan dream – carefully curated to your individual needs & wishes. dates, route and design on request.

would you like to experience an individually curated, personalised tour to a specific destination, tailored to your individual priorities, wishes and needs – 1:1 or with friends? it is my pleasure to support you in planning the trip and perhaps evem guide you along the way. if this sparks a flame in you, please get in touch with me directly.

everest region, ausblick auf den gokyo gletscher
sunrise dingboche, alternative everest base camp trek, spiritual journey, himalayan retreat, sacred spaces

is this for you?

  • you enjoy conscious, respectful hiking in the mountains and would like to experience being in balance with mountain nature.
  • you feel called to take time out for a deep and transformative hiking retreat in pristine mountain nature.
  • you long for re.connection, deeper meaning and purposeful living, and would like to gain access to this depth within you.
  • you are ready for a time-out and would like to make best use of this time for your personal development.

physical requirements

  • physical fitness, and readyness to walk on mountain trails and open mountain landscape (stability, coordination, endurance, strength).
  • readyness to meet the weather’s elements in their most pure, unfiltered form, perhaps at times beyond your comfort zone.
  • the maximum altitude we reach, depends on the route / journey, or as agreed upon with you individually. we take utmost care and patience to acclimatise well, so that you will feel as comfortable as possible in the higher elevations. it is of benefit – but not a requirement – to bring previous experience of trekking at higher altitudes.

good to know | for trekking tours

  • in nepal I work with bikesh rana and his team of himalayan ecological trekking. they organise all travel logistics like permits, inland transportation, guesthouse bookings, our porters as well as and if needed, our camping equipment and crew.
  • route: the advertised tour includes the actual trek and the travel day from/back to kathmandu.
  • before & after the trek: I am happy to support you in planning any days before or after the trek, if you wish to continue on your own. you find more information on this offer here. please get in touch if you would like to discuss this option with me. 
  • accomodation: depening on the tour, we will spend nights in simple guesthouses or tents. in case of camping, the equipment will be organised and carried by the crew of himalayan ecological trekking
  • for all arrangements, I am conscious of holistic and sustainable attitudes and quality service. many hosts I know personally. in higher and more remote areas, our accomodation will become very simple, with hardly insulated double-/quadruple rooms and very basic sanitary instalments. on the upside, meals are cooked with fresh ingredients and much love and attention to our wellbeing. enjoy the value of simplicity, reduced to the max!
  • luggage: your main piece of luggage (10 kg/person) will be carried by a porter, so that you can enjoy travelling lightly with your daypack.
  • short term program changes can happen easily in nepal, due to weather, acclimatisation in the group, transportation issues, or other unexpected turns of events. best is to come prepared to step in the flow of what is happening. our travel program includes buffer periods to best-possibly accomodate such situations.

about the costs

  • tour costs indicated in the tour description are estimations, and will be invoiced transparently after the tour. 
  • the estimated costs include:
    • the tour guide cost of monika, includig design and organisation prior to, and the individual guiding on the tour. these costs are calculated as flat rate day, relative to the group size.
    • the effektive travel costs of monika during the tour (meals, accomodation, transportation, permits). an advance payment for these costs is due prior to the tour. the balance will be invoiced within a month after completion of the tour, divided by group size.
    • your effektive travel costs on the tour. these will be expended either via joint “group-purse” or via advance payment through monika.
  • excluded in these group costs are all personal costs, such as surprice on single rooms (if available), drinks outside of meals, alcoholic drinks, tips, souvenirs as well as costs for hot showers, wifi and battery-charging on trek.
  • not included in the cost estimation: international flight, visa, your insurance and personal equipment.
Goyko Lake, Everest, morning light
gebetsfahnen vor himalaya bergen und tiefblauem himmel

let us create a once-in-a-lifetime journey for you, carefully tailored to your very individual needs, wishes and possibilities – 1:1 or with friends. starting with design and planning, up until the actual day-to-day culture & nature experience on the tour,  it is my pleasure to support and guide you, founded on my +40 years of experience of exploring himalayan spaces and my deep connection to its nature, culture and people.

if you would like to explore this possibility, please get in touch with me for a free explorative call.

pikey peak panorama view
Khumjung Stupa
reconnect, himalayan journey, everest, kongma la pass, lake
do you have questions or specific ideas you would like to explore? are you hesitating, unsure if this is for you? please reach out.

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testimonials

samuel

bestiegen haben wir die ängste und schattenseiten unserer persönlichkeiten, immer gut gesichert durch das seil der gemeinschaft. danke für die sichere führung – aus und zurück in die komfortzone.

[rolwaling 2018]

urban

die reise durch dieses sehr arme und dennoch blühende land hat bei mir spuren hinterlassen und mich demut gelehrt.

[rolwaling 2018]

amelie

I would highly recommend this journey to all who are ready to take that step to meet themselves beyond the “reasonable” understanding and explanations of our western society. to open themselves up to a total different view; to take distance from their way of functioning and understand more deeply who they truly are.

[everest 2022]

eliane

ich bin immer noch halb in nepal und trage die bunte welt und sehr eindrückliche kultur in meinem herzen. so eindrücklich und nachhaltig habe ich schon lange keine reise mehr erlebt. vielen dank für deine so tolle und vielfältige begleitung und führung. es war für mich ein riesiges geschenk diese reise mit dir.

[kulturreise 2023]

testimonials

samuel

bestiegen haben wir die ängste und schattenseiten unserer persönlichkeiten, immer gut gesichert durch das seil der gemeinschaft. danke für die sichere führung – aus und zurück in die komfortzone.

[rolwaling 2018]

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urban

die reise durch dieses sehr arme und dennoch blühende land hat bei mir spuren hinterlassen und mich demut gelehrt.

[rolwaling 2018]

amelie

I would highly recommend this journey to all who are ready to take that step to meet themselves beyond the “reasonable” understanding and explanations of our western society. to open themselves up to a total different view; to take distance from their way of functioning and understand more deeply who they truly are.

[everest 2022]

eliane

ich bin immer noch halb in nepal und trage die bunte welt und sehr eindrückliche kultur in meinem herzen. so eindrücklich und nachhaltig habe ich schon lange keine reise mehr erlebt. vielen dank für deine so tolle und vielfältige begleitung und führung. es war für mich ein riesiges geschenk diese reise mit dir.

[kulturreise 2023]

everest region, gokyo, der moment des sonnenaufgangs