My passion for Nepal, particularly Kathmandu Valley, began in 1996 when I traveled to Nepal and India for graduate studies fieldwork on tantric Buddhism (Vajrayana path) and Hinduism. The sights, sounds, flavors, customs and people left an indelible imprint on my psyche. The breadth of the cultural differences of the East and West was riveting! Since then, I have traveled to the East frequently bringing tour groups and individuals offering unique itineraries, introducing many to their first-time journeys to Asia.
It gives me the greatest pleasure to share with participants the ancient, numinous exotic culture and beautiful mountainous scenery of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. I hope you will consider joining me on a Himalayan tour that many consider a journey of a lifetime!
—Yana Castle, PhD, Tour Director
NEPAL MANDALA: Spiritual Pilgrimage Tours