Solitary Retreats

Solitary Retreat - 170€ per week in 2017 & 185€ per week 2018

All solitaries run Monday to Monday

As well as hosting the Ordination retreats we also provide excellent facilities for men to come for a solitary retreat. We have three huts. They can each be booked for a minimum of one week. Subject to availability you can book the hut for as long as you wish. 

We provide you at the start of each week with a supply of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as bread, tofu, cheese and eggs. There is also a stock of essential goods such as pasta, rice & soya milk. There is a supply of fresh drinking water. In the cooler months the huts can be heated with a front loading wood burning stove. Each location has seasoned wood from the forest. Most people like to do some chopping and sawing but if this a problem then let us know. We also provide bedding and meditation gear.

Guhyaloka has a full-time resident community so we are always on hand to offer assistance should you request it.

How to Book

Check the availability of the huts using the google calendar on this page. At the bottom of this page you will find details of our three huts. Once you have seen the dates and the hut you would like then use the message service and we will reply with further details regarding your reservation. We will ask for a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure the reservation.

Please make your booking below. For other enquiries please use our message page or email us at

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Solitary retreats in Almendra

Set deep in the pine woods that fill the valley, this chalet is the most secluded of the three locations. Built within an old corale Almendra gives a timeless sense of having existed as long as the hills.

Solitary retreats in Darsendo

Darsendo is located in the most elevated position of the chalets and offers beautiful, expansive views down the valley towards the sea. This hut is a favourite location of many that return to Guhyaloka year after year

Solitary retreats in Jnanakhadga

The newest of the three chalets, Jnanakhadga (‘Sword of Wisdom’), is spacious with a shaded patio area. Backing up against the pine woods it overlooks Moorish terraces thick with gorse, flowers and wild rosemary, and faces a breath-taking view of the towering valley walls.