Shamanism in Himalayas:
Shamanism is being practice over thousands of years worldwide that has develop time tested healing method. The rest of the world does not know shamanism in Himalayas before Nepal is being open for trekking and climbing in 1950s. Nepal has diverse nature and culture with over hundred ethnic groups and most of them having their own Shamans. Shamanism in Nepal is being practice since a long time that co-exists with Hinduism and Buddhism. Thus Nepal is one of the most popular and screed land for the Shamanism tour in the world.
Shamanism is one of the oldest forms of healing that shares some common beliefs worldwide. These are: existence of spirits which can be good or evil; they can communicate with the spirits and cure the sickness caused by them and can tell the future. Shamans often perform ritual prescribed by spirits who knows and links between the physical and spiritual world. They conduct ceremonial rituals, healing the patients, driving away the evil spirits and appealing for wealth, health and happiness. A Shaman heals both the living and the deceased. In healing those who pass away, the shaman performs a psycho pomp ceremony of helping those who have died cross over to a comfortable and peaceful place. The ceremony may also include clearing a home or land of spirits that are in a state of unrest.
Shamans are known as Dhami and Jhankri although each ethnic groups have their own name as per their dialects. Local shamans hold great power and authority and are respected as a guardian of the societies in Nepal. Shamans devote their life to the community and it is their responsibility to ensure the well being of the family and community. Shaman as a healer examines animal entrails for signs, collects medicinal plants, performs sacrifices, drive the spirit from the ill person’s body. Each Shaman use sacred objects, drums, chants and dances to initiate and sustain inspiration by deities. Mountain Monarch customizes the Shamanism trekking and tours in Nepal on per the requirement. Shamanism activities can be added on trek and Shamanism tour in Nepal is one of the emerging attractions for many spiritual travelers visiting to Himalayas.