Wednesday, July 11, 2012

ANNOUNCING: Writing Trek in Nepal 2013!

20 September - 3 October 2013

Our writing and trekking adventure in Nepal 2011 was such a success that Sacred Journeys Nepal and I are organising another in 2013.

Based on feedback from participants we've added another night to the original itinerary (now 13 nights instead of 12, so we get an extra night up in Namche Bazaar), as well as a few changes to facillitate ease and enjoyment of the trek.

See my 'What People Said' post for participants' comments—and hope to see you in Kathmandu next year!

Here's more information:

This unique journey of writing and inner development is for both experienced and amateur writers, located in one of the most extraordinary and beautiful regions on the planet. We explore Kathmandu, trek from Lukla to Namche Bazaar, then unwind back in Kathmandu, with writing workshops and insights all along the way.

A full 12-session writing course, Writing Journeys: Creativity and Craft, specially designed and tutored by award-winning author Beth Yahp, makes this journey unlike any other. With years of experience as an innovative teacher of creative writing, Beth’s courses are both comprehensive and extremely popular.

Whether your focus is fiction, travel or memoir, Beth is sure to free your storytelling capabilities with her inspiring and open-hearted writing workshops, and one-on-one or small group meetings to discuss your writing. Painters and photographers have also joined the trek and applied Beth’s teaching to their art.

A creative and supportive atmosphere. The sharing of knowledge and writing skills. Time for reflection and remembering. Porters and guides to share our load.

Most importantly, we will breathe. We’ll capture a new world with new eyes, and bring remembered ones alive on the page. We’ll have fun—as well as a sense of accomplishment—in writing and sharing our stories, imagination and memories.

Accommodation from rustic traditional mountain lodges to the Hyatt in Kathmandu for rest and rejuvenation in the last days of the tour.

NOTE: This is NOT a backpacker experience but for the trekker or stroller who delights in that little extra comfort after a day of challenge and creativity. Our aim is to walk, look, converse, and immerse ourselves in another way of being, with frequent stops along the way. Please also note that Nepal is a developing country, whose way of life and traditions can contrast with our own in insightful and energizing ways. “It gave me eyes,” as a Paul Theroux character might say.

For more workshop details and an itinerary, please contact: Beth at For travel details please contact Sacred Journeys at or

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