Shamanism Tours Nepal
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"Shaman" means a generalized or undifferentiated religious practitioner, one who combines general contact with the supernatural realm and application of this contact, particularly in curing. Such a practitioner is generally associated with those characteristics that have been mentioned as setting him apart qualitatively from the priest. "Priest" means a religious practitioner specializing in ritual and priest may be distinguished from a generalized practitioner or Shaman, and from other specialized practitioners, such as the diviner, the prophet, and the specialized curer. It is also important to establish that, where he makes his appearance, the Shaman engages not only in individual curing, but also in a particular form of group ceremony or ritual which we recognize as a Shamanistic performance. This Shamanistic ritual typically incorporates such elements as spirit-possession, soul-flight, ventriloquism, and movement of objects, all effected by the Shaman, whose behavior combines frenzy and trance, while the assembled laymen remain passive observers. A Shamanistic performance in these particulars differs from a typical priestly ritual, which might be described as formal worship since it involves a reverent formalism that excludes virtuosity. In these terms, it is difficult to see in a priest a specialized Shaman, for a priest's professional activities appear to fall entirely outside the range of shamanistic behavior.


In Nepali, the general words for shaman are Jhañkri and Dharma, although each ethnic group has its own term as well. Before the time of Hinduism or Buddhism, Shamanism was followed in diverse ways throughout the world by peoples fortunate enough to have been overlooked by the institutional religions. Variously described as medicine men, witch doctors or oracles, Shamans perform mystical rituals to mediate between the physical and spiritual realms on behalf of their flock.Shamanism is the traditional religion of most of Nepal's native ethnic groups, and while many have adopted at least outward forms of Hinduism or Buddhism (depending on their location), it is still widely practiced in the Eastern and Western hills. Forms and practices vary from one tribe to another, but a Jhañkri and Dharma- usually carry a double-sided drum and often wearing a headdress of peacock feathers - is always supposed unmistakable.


The Jhañkri and Dharma's main job is to maintain spiritual and physical balance, and to restore it when it has been upset. As a healer, he may examine the entrails of animals for signs, gather medicinal plants from the forest, perform sacrifices, exorcize demons, and chant magical incantations to invoke helper deities, or conduct any number of other rituals. As an oracle, he may fall into a trance and act as a mouthpiece of the gods, advising, admonishing and consoling listeners. As the spiritual sentry of his community, he must ward off ghosts, evil spirits and angry ancestors- sometimes by superior strength, often by trickery. All this, plus his duties as funeral director, dispenser of amulets, and teller of myths and consecrator of holy ground and so on, put DhāmÄ« and Jhañkri at the very heart of religious and social life in the hills. Little wonder that Hinduism and Buddhism have been so shaped in Nepal by these Shamanistic traditions, producing a unique melting pot of religions.
In summary, Shamans were the world's first healers, therapists, and mystics, who over tens of thousands of years developed a family of diagnostic, ritual, imaginable, medical, pharmacological, and psychotherapeutic techniques, some of which were merely superstitious but others of which clearly foreshadow contemporary methods. Shamanism should be vigorously researched and its few remaining tribal cultures protected.

    Day 1

  • Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Transfer to Hotel
  • In Evening Fare well Dinner and Official Brief about Tour
  • Day 2

  • Sightseeing Around the Kathmandu:
  • Day 3

  • Drive to Timal-Kallery by Jeep
  • Over Night in Camp
  • Day Free Excursion around the Village.
  • Day 5, 6, 7

  • Explorer Day and Meeting with local Shamans
  • Full day practice with Local Shaman with Different activities of Healing, journeying and ritual.
  • Day 8

  • Trek to Upper Nayanthan, Timal Hill which is very famous secrete place for the Tamang and Magar's Shamanist which is on the Top of Timal Hill. This place is very peace for the meditation and healing.
  • Over night in Camp
  • Day 9

  • Breakfast in Camp
  • Drive back to KTM
  • Check in Hotel
  • Day 10

  • Day free in Kathmandu
  • Day 11

  • Final departure from Kathmandu onward your last destination.