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The Sustainable Serang Stay

The Serang Monastery has historically been an isolated sanctuary for Buddhist study and retreat with links to Tibet that traverse the centuries.

Heritage

The heritage of Himalayan Tahr Treks is deeply connected with the Serang Monastery & School.

Sustainability

We donate 20% of profits to the Serang Monastery and School and local projects.

Immersive

We offer private tours and insight info into the region.

The Serang Monastery & School

The Serang Monastery has historically been an isolated sanctuary for Buddhist study and retreat with links to Tibet that traverse the centuries. Traditionally, this sacred site has prohibited all foreign and non-monastic related visitation. Within the last decade, Serang has allowed some visitation, however, too much visitation has become unsustainable and detrimental. Over the years visitation has increased, stressing the Monastery resources and traditional ways of life.

Himalayan Tahr Treks has been assigned to manage All Visitation to the Serang Monastery & School. We are motivated to connect people to this holy place in a way that is sustainable, and preserves and honors the environment, cultures and traditions, religion and sanctity, and traditional ways of life.

A Historical, Cultural, and Religious Tour

History

The heritage of Himalayan Tahr Treks is deeply connected with the Serang Monastery & School, the unique Buddhist sanctuary, nestled in the lap of the Himalaya. Many also recognize it as Sancen Rabten Norbuling Monastery, and also as one of the world’s most remote sanctuaries.

Kyimolung Valley

The heritage of Himalayan Tahr Treks is deeply connected with the Serang Monastery & School, the unique Buddhist sanctuary, nestled in the lap of the Himalaya. Many also recognize it as Sancen Rabten Norbuling Monastery, and also as one of the world’s most remote sanctuaries.

Community

500 years after Guru Rinpoche and Jetsun Milarepa visited Kyimolung Valley, Chokyi Gyalsten settled there and built the monastery establishing the traditions of the Buddhas teaching in this valley. Serang is now a remarkable community of over 100 monks, nuns, and students from surrounding villages.

Sustainability

Included in all our trek packages, and required for all visitors via other trekking companies as well, is a $20/day/person donation will be required. Given the limited capacity of Serang, this amount will secure accommodation and 3 meals/day, and a large donation to Serang.