Urgent Notice Regarding COVID-19



  1. Dhamma Sagar Vipassana Center is located at 2850 meters (9350 ft) in the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) region of Lukla. It is the highest Vipassana Center in Nepal. Students are advised to bring their own warm clothes suitable for the mountain climate.


  1. The Vipassana Center at Lukla is about 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu. There are flights every day. The fares for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu is approx. US$ 390 per person. You can also travel by jeep from Kathmandu to Salleri then up to Tham Danda (18 hours) then walk for 4 hours to Lukla. The jeep cost from Kathmandu to Tham Danda is approximately US$ 40 per person


  1. Students are responsible for making their own air and road travel arrangements to and from Lukla. You will need to make advance reservations so reaching Lukla at least two days ahead of the course to allow for acclimatization and possible weather-related cancellations. Please check online for flight bookings and costs.


  1. International students are advised to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation in case of High altitude cerebral edema (HACE), other sickness and accidents.


  1. Dhamma Sagar is still under development process with the exception of Dhamma Hall and Teacher’s residences. Student residences are not yet constructed. So you will be accommodated in tented camps.


  1. Local-style vegetarian food will be provided during the course. Students will not be permitted to bring or cook their own food during the meditation course.


  1. Lukla Township offers comfortable lodging, food, cafes, shops, banks, phone, internet, trekking, travel, and equipment rentals facility.


  1. Please contact the following if you need any help:


Mr. Ang Kami Sherpa (cell # 9841386788) – Kathmandu

Mr. Ang Phurba Sherpa (cell # 9851096380)- Lukla

Mrs. Pasang Lhamu (cell # 9842896456) – Lukla

Dr. Lhakpa Norbu Sherpa AT (cell # 9851055609) Kathmandu

Mr. Dorji Tsering Sherpa AT (cell # 9851018820) Kathmandu

Mr. Nima Gyalzen Sherpa AT (cell # 9843331093) Lukla

Mr. PG Sherpa (cell # 206-218-9711) USA

Mr. Phunuru Sherpa AT (cell # +393311333285) EUROPE

Mr. Phinjo Sherpa (cell # 9801070710)

“All confirmed students for upcoming vipassana courses must bring proof of COVID-19’s vaccination or otherwise, a PCR test done within the last 48 hours.”

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