Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Still Places Left on Writing Trek and Writers Retreat in Nepal Oct/Nov 2011: Join us on one - or both!

Tour 1: 12-Day Writing Trek in the Himalayas with Beth Yahp & Sacred Journeys Nepal: 9 - 21 Oct 2011

Join me and a small group of fellow-writers, artists and walkers for a trek in the Himalayas - to stimulate our writing journey and reinvigorate our creative selves.

This is a unique opportunity for writing and inner development for both experienced and amateur writers, located in one of the most extraordinary and beautiful regions on the planet.

We will explore Kathmandu, fly on a Twin Otter to Lukla, then trek from Lukla to Namche Bazaar, where we will spend a few days, resting, writing and workshopping, or opting to explore our surrounds, before heading back to unwind in Kathmandu.

There will be writing workshops and exercises in exploring our senses all along the way.

Whether your focus is fiction, travel or memoir—or you're just after some time to breathe and gaze at the horizon—prize-winning author and teacher Beth Yahp is sure to free your storytelling capabilities with her inspiring and openhearted workshops, and one-on-one or small group meetings to discuss your writing.

Each participant will be accompanied by a porter, and there will be ample rest stops to take in the scenery or interact with other travellers. We'll stay in mountain lodges along the way and share our trail into the mountains with yak trains, other trekkers and local traders on their way to Namche Bazaar, a route as old as people can remember.

Tour 2: 10-Day Writers Retreat in Nepal with Beth Yahp & Sacred Journeys Nepal 25 Oct - 4 Nov 2011

Fort Resort, Nagarkot. Photo:

Spend 10 days on retreat at Newari-style Fort Resort in Nagarkot, on the ancient trade route to Tibet, 30 kms from Kathmandu. You will be surrounded by breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains, amidst six acres of dense forest and organic gardens.

The Writers Retreat will be focused intensively on your fiction, memoir, or travel writing project, with ample time to write, read, attend the course program, do yoga or meditate, daydream, get restorative Ayurvedic massages or head off on extra-curricular tours to nearby villages and towns or go on day hikes, rafting, mountain biking etc.

There may also be a side-trip to the World Heritage-listed Newari town of Bhaktapur, renowned for its rich culture, temples and artworks in stone, wood and metal.

A combination of Masterclasses, Small Group Workshops and Individual Meetings with Beth are designed to get you into 'the zone' of your writing project and also enable you to work closely with other participants who are on the same writing journey. A community of writers at work (and play) can bring out the best in our own writing.

The biggest and most auspicious festival in the annual Nepalese calendar, Dashain, takes place around this time, and free days between the tours can be spent soaking in the once-in-a-lifetime experience in celebration of the Goddess Durga.

For full itineraries, see:

For more information, contact Beth at For bookings, contact Sanjaya at


  1. Hi Beth - it sounds wonderful and I would so love to come along! Sadly not this year . . . but maybe sometime in the future.

  2. Hi Sally,
    Pity you can't make it this year - but if all goes well we'll be going again in March/April 2013! Cheers.