Where is KMC Brazil?

KMC Brazil is located just over one hour’s drive from São Paulo, on the outskirts of the beautiful Serra do Japi mountain range.

It is served by multiple international and regional airports including Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo (2 hours away), Congonhos Airport in São Paulo (1.5 hours away) and Viracopos International Airport in Campinas (1 hour away). Visit the Travel Info page for details on how to get to KMC Brazil.


The currency in Brazil is the Brazilian Real R$

Please note that some international debit cards may not work in Brazil so come prepared either with local currency or a credit card.


October is Spring time in Brazil. The average local Max/Min temperatures in October are 29C/17C (84F/63F).

Is it safe?

Yes. The festival site is safe however we advise against entering the nearby forest which is home to a variety of wild animals. The city of São Paulo is like other major cities around the world and so we recommend exercising caution while visiting the city and to check your government's travel advice for current information on visiting São Paulo.

Can I book accommodation through the Festival?

Yes. You can book accommodation through your Festival booking cart. You can choose from a variety of accommodation options onsite at KMC Brazil as well as at hotels in the nearby towns of Cabrúeva, Jundiaí and Itu. Daily shuttles will run from the Festival site to the hotels - see the Travel Info page for more information. If you are planning to bring a car, note that parking is limited - see the Parking page for more information.

Arrival & Registration

You are required to show your booking confirmation letter (either digital or printed) to gain access to the Festival site.   If you are unable to show this, you will be required to show either your passport or National ID card.

Campers must register before pitching your tent and only camp in designated areas.

Strictly no naked flames of any kind (e.g. candles, gas cookers or gas lighting) are permitted anywhere on the campsite. 

General Guidelines

During your visit to KMC Brazil you are requested to please refrain from smoking (incl. electronic cigarettes), taking intoxicants and drinking alcohol in the building and in the grounds.


Please note that it is not possible to bring pets to the Festival.


You will be required to wear a Festival Pass at all times. Please co-operate fully with this requirement for the sake of the safety and smooth running of the Festival. Please note that the Festival Management cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to personal items or cars parked either on or off the Festival site. Please bring essential items only and carry valuables with you.


The entire Festival is organised and run by volunteers. There are many opportunities and ways in which you can help, such as preparing food, serving, clearing, dish-washing, cleaning, setting up, cafes etc. It is a wonderful way to meet with other Kadampas from around the world – your contribution of time and energy is an important part of making the whole thing happen.

To find out how you can get involved, please see the volunteering page.


Flash photography, video or audio recording are not permitted in the Temple during sessions.