Pilgrimage is the Capstone of Practice
Since 1972, the Himalayan Institute has been organizing pilgrimages for spiritual seekers from around the world.
Our spiritual excursions follow the traditional pilgrimage routes where adepts of the Himalayas lived and practiced. Join us and retrace the footsteps of the sages as you immerse yourself in the beauty and joy that radiates from the home of the Himalayan Tradition.
Why Embark on a Pilgrimage?
For thousands of years, pilgrimage has been an essential part of yoga sadhana, offering spiritual seekers the opportunity to experience the transformative power of living shrines of the Himalayan Tradition.
Wherever your journey takes you—sacred shrines in the Himalayas or in the interiors of India; major pilgrimage centers or lesser known spiritual gems—India offers profound opportunities for inner growth and transformation, and memories that will last a lifetime.
Walking in the Footsteps of the Sages
Swami Rama, founder of the Himalayan Institute, was raised in the sacred Himalayas by a great sage, Bengali Baba, and studied with a variety of other Himalayan saints and sages. He wrote about his extraordinary experiences in the best-selling book Living with the Himalayan Masters.
Inspired by the love and wisdom he received from these great masters, Swamiji founded Himalayan Institute Spiritual Excursions to help guide modern seekers to experience the vibrant energy that is still alive in these ancient sites. Since 1994, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, successor to Swami Rama as Spiritual Head of the Himalayan Institute, has led numerous pilgrimages throughout India, Tibet, and Nepal.