Are you a women who is continually striving to be the best version of yourself?
Do you sometimes feel like you take 2 steps forward and 1 step back?
You may feel frustrated because you know that putting yourself first will not only benefit you but those around you…
If only you could find the time.
Maybe you are feeling like you have reached your upper limit and are asking yourself
‘is this as good as life gets?’ – but you know in your heart it is not.
You know deep down that isn’t your
A world in which you make a conscious choice to be brave and vulnerable and put yourself first.
Imagine a world where there is ample time and space within your day to do the things you love.
Where you can love and support those around you without compromising parts of yourself.
A world where you can stand firmly in your power.
Now imagine the energy of that power within you as it radiates out into the world around you.
Sounds great doesn’t it?
The great news is all you have to do is stop Imagining and take the next step.
She Steps into
This 15 day transformational walking retreat is an invitation to explore and express all the parts of yourself, move from awareness in to action and step into your power.
12th – 26th October 2017
May 2018 Coming Soon
After walking with me you will…
FIND CLARITY: Return home with a clear vision and plan for your future.
BE CONNECTED: Wake up each day feeling energized and connected to yourself and those around you.
EXPAND YOUR TOOLBOX: Draw on your new knowledge and skills to find clarity and insight in experiences or emotions as you move from awareness and into action with ease.
OWN YOUR STORY: Share stories of your Himalayan adventure from this amazing new chapter of your life.
Be supported by experienced and qualified expedition leaders and coaches before during and after the expedition.
Join a community of other women who are ultimately striving to become the best versions of themselves.
Unlike many other retreats,
She Steps into
gets results as it works with both the conscious and unconscious mind.
Using mindfulness techniques and carefully selected activities which are powerful on their own
and are only amplified by the addition of our daily hiking which provides you
the opportunity to physically move through your process and literally step into your power.
Let the Mountains walk you back to yourself!
What to Expect:
As you move through the physicalities of day to day hiking life
you will also be supported through a journey of discovery.
Each stage has been carefully chosen to compliment your physical journey.
Our itinerary includes both short and long walking days to allow time for reflection,
one on one coaching and connection with the local community.
You will be moving through five stages during this retreat.
Stage #1: Celebration, Commitment and Intention
We begin with a celebration to congratulate all who have chosen to be here, to take time out for yourselves and to honor your journey as a woman. Acting as each others witness we share in our intentions and commitment to ourselves and each other.
Stage #2: Exploration and Awareness
As we shine light on the events in our life so far we are able to identify any conditioning or stories that may be in the way of moving forward. We spend some time exploring them. This is a judgment free space and is time for honoring yourself – all parts of yourself.
Stage #3: Re-evaluate and Re-align
Now that you have spent some time exploring and understanding yourself it is time to check in and evaluate. Are any of these stories or old habits still serving you? What will you keep? What will you let go? As we walk, each step is with intention, leaving the past behind as we prepare to move forward.
Stage #4: Acknowledge, honor and intention
As women we are ever evolving however we rarely take time out to acknowledge and honor our growth. This stage of our jounrey is specifically aligned with less walking time to allow time to be still in nature and reflect before moving forward. Under the powerful new moon, we will take time individually and together to acknowledge and honor our past and to set intention for our future.
Stage #5: Setting up for success and celebration
As we decend from our summit we spend time looking forward and work together to come up with a great plan for the future on our return home. We revisit our journey so far and celebrate before returning to Kathmandu.
12th – 26th October 2017
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu city where you will be met at the airport by one of our guides and transferred to your Hotel. Ensure you arrive with plenty of time to check in and get ready for our welcome dinner.
Day Two: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Take in the stunning Aerial views of this beautiful country on our early morning flight to Pokhara. Today is the day where we lay the foundations and intentions for the rest of our journey.
Day Three: Pokhara - Khade – Australian Camp 1,880m/6,170ft - 40min Drive, 2hr trek
After breakfast we will take a 40min drive to Khade and then begin our trek.
Although steep in parts today’s walk offers a short and relatively easy day, which time to become used to the experience and physicality’s of trekking.
Overnight in a teahouse
Day Four: Australian Camp – Landruk 1,600m/5,250ft - 4hr trek
Our trek to Landruk leads through the small village of Pothana and then through forests, after which we follow a wide trail with great views all the way to Landruk Village and dramatic landscapes of the nearby hills and valleys. Overnight in a teahouse.
Day Five: Landruk – Chomrong 2,170m/7,120ft - 5hr trek
We leave Landruk and cross through terraced fields until New Bridge where we will cross through a long hanging bridge across the river. After that we make a steep climb up to Jhinu where we stop for lunch. After lunch we make our way to Chomrong.
Overnight in a teahouse.
Day Six: Chomrong - Bamboo 2,310m/7,580ft - 4hr trek
Our morning descent on stone stair trail will take us down to the level of the river.
After crossing the river we begin the steep at times ascend towards Sinuwa continue through a forest path to Bamboo. Overnight in a teahouse.
Day Seven: Chomrong - Bamboo 2,310m/7,580ft - 4hr trek
Todays walk leads us through a forest path and as we pass through Doban and continue our asent till we reach our final stop for the day in Deurali. Notice the vegetaion is changing, getting thin and sparse as we climb to higher altitude. Overnight in a teahouse.
Day Eight: Deurali – MBC 3,700m – 2.5hr trek
We have a short 2.5hr trek ahead as we leave Deurali behind and start our ascend towards MBC. The trail is not steep but a gradual rise in height. Watch the landscape change as we cross the tree line and enter high altitude meadow where no trees grow due to the conditions of altitude.
Day Nine: Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m/13,550ft – 2.5hr trek
From MBC we cross through beautiful barren landscape with fantastic mountain views and continue for around 2 – 3 hours until we reach our destination of ABC. Overnight in a teahouse.
Day Ten: Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo 2,310m/7,580ft - 7hr trek
Early morning greets us with a sunrise casting a red hue over the white mountain peaks. Admire the natural spectacle of sun casting colorful rays upon the snowy mountains and take in the views before we start our descend to Bamboo retracing our steps of the last 2 days.
Overnight in a teahouse.
Day Eleven: Bamboo - Chomrong 2,170m/7,120ft - 4hr trek
We continue retracing our steps as we descend through the forest path to Sinuwa and continue all the way down to the river where we cross the bridge and the last leg of today’s trek is a steep stone stairs climb up to Chomrong.
Day Twelve: Chomrong – Kot Danda/Kumrung 2,000m/6,560ft - 5hr trek
Today we take a different side trail which leads us to another part of the area, to Kumrung. First we descend on a dirt path leading through some terraced fields all the way down to the level of the river and then make a steep ascend through a forest path to Kot Danda to finally arrive in Little Paradise.
Day Thirteen: Kot Danda/Kumrung – Naya Pull – Pokhara - 6hr trek, 1.5hr drive
Our final hiking day today takes us downhill and is steep in parts as we pass through the Gurung village of Ghandruk. One last time we decend to the river at Shyauli Bazaa and continue onto Naya Pull where are vehicle will be waiting to transport us back to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara
Day Fourteen: Pokhara – Kathmandu
It’s time to say goodbye to the beautiful annapurna as we catch an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. We understand 14 days is a long time to be away so for those who may need to be time efficient your departure flight can be booked for late afternoon or evening. For those who have a little more time we are more than happy to arrange additional tour of Kathmandu.
Accomodation in Kathmandu Guesthouse
**Please note; Although we will do our very best to return to Kathmandu as early as possible we cannot guarantee flight times or potential changes due to weather.
Departure on day 14 is at your own risk.
Ends July 31, 2017
Investment of $6250 AUD
25% Deposit on booking
3 payments of $1562.50
(After July 31st 2017)
Investment of $6600 AUD
50% Deposit on booking
2 payments of $1650
Alternative payment plans are available on request.
What is Included:
- Experienced and qualified expedition leaders including an English speaking local Guide.
- Support pre and post expedition.
- She Steps into Power retreat program package including the support of amazing qualified coaches and trek guides.
- Membership to our SSIP facebook community
- Airport Pick Up & Drop off in Kathmandu
- Two way domestic flight KTM-PKR-KTM
- All necessary paperwork, conservation fees and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
- 4 nights guesthouse accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara – Twin Share
- Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- All necessary transportation during the trek
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek from the teahouse menu.
What is NOT Included:
- International airfare
- Personal travel, health insurance and emergency rescue
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Beverages (Hard or Soft drinks, Mineral Water Bottles, Filtered Water)
- Personal travel equipment (sleeping bags and down jackets can be hired).
- Personal expenses on the trek (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge fee, extra porters, bottled water or boiled water, hot showers etc.)
- Any cost which may arise due to circumstances outside of our control.
I am ready to step into my POWER!
Hi, I’m Lisa
I’m an Expedition Leader, Empowerment Coach and Artist.
Over the past 15 years I have lead countless expeditions throughout the world and supported many people on their personal journey of becoming the best versions of themselves.
I have hiked on more mountain trails in more countries than I ever imagined possible. The qualifications I hold and the real life experiences I have had on these expeditions have made a great foundation that enables me to support you on your expedition as you focus on yourself.
My mission is to support you to explore and express all of the parts of yourself, with the ultimate goal of self acceptance, love and the ability to truly step into your power!
Maybe you have tried other workshops and tools in the past without achieving long term results, leaving you feeling frustrated and tired.
That’s why I have created ‘She Steps into Power’ a walking retreat which provides an opportunity for you to take the time and space to step out of the clutter of your day to day life and into nature so you can reconnect and realign with your true self.
Ilka is an Inner Wealth Transformation Coach. Ilka is the founder of the Wealthy, Worthy and Wild Face Book Community that connects likeminded people, creates awareness of unconscious wealth programs, gives tools to totally transform, and helps people to work out what they most value and want in life – so they can make it happen! www.growinginnerwealth.com.
I always felt safe and supported
The greatest part of travelling with Lisa was that I always felt safe and supported. Especially at times during my travel when I was unwell or uncomfortable with challenging situations, it was comforting to have Lisa there who was always so reassuring.
Karina – Vietnam and Laos
I had an amazing experience !
“Working with Lisa is an amazing experience. She has an energy that gets the best out of you, an openness and honesty. She helped us all have our own personal experience, maybe through her ability to see and help each person pull out the stuff they need, maybe through her seeing eyes and opened hearted attitude”
Beatrice – Thailand
This walking retreat is for you
if you are ready to reconnect with your true self, mind body and spirit.
Seek clarity around your life’s purpose
Transform previous limiting beliefs and patterns
Understand and release what no longer serves you
Connect to your intuition and inner knowing
Have a great adventure in a beautiful setting
What does stepping into power mean?
A woman who is in her power acknowledges and accepts all the parts of herself, and looks upon herself with kindness and love. A woman in her power can handle whatever the world throws at her, the good, the bad and the challenging. A woman in her power does not compromise parts of herself for others as she understands that putting herself first and being true to herself only benefits those around her even more.
How fit do I need to be?
It’s simple really, the fitter you are the easer the hike – you can prepare yourself by moving your body at least 3 times a week. A hike, a yoga or dance class, do what you love. If you are concerned about your fitness level then get in touch, we are happy to help you work out a fitness plan in the lead up to our departure.
How many hours per day will I be trekking?
Trekking hours range from our shortest day of 2 hours to our longest of 7 hours
How heavy will my pack be?
Each day we will set out with only what we need for the day and our team of amazing local porters will assist with any overflow. Your daypack will range from 5-8 kilos including water.
What will the accommodation in the tea house be like?
Teahouses are mountain lodges that are located along the trail, each night we will stay in a teahouse owned by a local family. Rooms are usually twin share and basic, however more than adequate and the local food and tea is great.
What about Vaccinations?
We recommend that once you have decided to come to Nepal you visit your local GP or travel doctor with your itinerary to obtain any advice.
How can I get more information?
I imagine you may have some more questions and am more than happy to walk you through any concerns. Simply book in for a connection session and we can have a chat over the phone or Skype. Once you have paid a deposit you will receive regular information, updates and support via our Facebook group and information packages.
How can I make a booking?
As this is not your average retreat, prior to booking we will need to have a quick chat to make sure this is the right retreat for you. Don’t worry, this will only take a few minutes and I can’t wait to connect with you
I am ready to take the next step!
How do I sign up?
As this is not your average retreat, prior to booking we will need to have a “Connection Session” to make sure this is the right retreat for you.
Don’t worry, this will only take a few minutes and I can’t wait to connect with you!