Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
With this journey we spend the first days in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, exploring the Pharping Valley and its many sacred sites. We stay at beautifully located Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Pharping and receive daily guided meditation sessions and introduction to Buddhist philosophy. From here we journey southward to the birthplace of the Buddha in Lumbini, near the border between India and Nepal. We pilgrimage in Lumbini for a few days, visiting the Buddha’s birthplace and the sacred sites of the area. We then journey 2-3 hours by road to a beautiful lodge near the Chitwan jungle. Here we can rest, swim in the pool, enjoy the amazing wildlife in the vicinity and the jungle surrounding us and go for walks with the elephants into the jungle. If we are lucky we will be able to spot rhinos, tigers, wild deer, birds and other wildlife. Upon our return to Kathmandu on day 8 & 9 we will stay in Boudha and visit both Boudha Stupa, as well as Swoyambhu Stupa.
We start the journey by staying at a beautifully located Tibetan Buddhist monastery, overlooking the entire Kathmandu Valley. This gives us an incredible opportunity to witness Buddhist monks in their daily lives and to immerse ourselves in the Himalayan Buddhist culture.
In Lumbini, birthplace of the Buddha we stay in a nice guesthouse near the main sacred sites and in Chitwan we stay at a beautiful lodge near the jungle. Here we can rest, swim in the pool, enjoy the amazing wildlife in the vicinity and the jungle surrounding us and go for walks with the elephants into the jungle.
food and dining
Healthy vegetarian meals will be served throughout the journey.
We explore the living wisdom tradition of the Himalayas as we visit sacred sites in the Kathmandu Valley, as well as Lumbini, birthplace of the Buddha. We guide daily introductory sessions in meditation and in Buddhist philosophy. Unique to this journey is that we get to experience the amazing and diverse wildlife of Southern Nepal, as we enjoy days at a lodge right next to the Chitwan. From here we will go for walks with the elephants into the jungle.
- $410 - Single Supplement
- $3,399 - Early Bird Special
- $3,599 - Normal Price
Fly to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu, Nepal. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the retreat location. The visa for Nepal is easily obtained upon arrival and costs $25 USD for 15 days or $40 USD for 30 days.
Terms and Conditions
50% of the total price will be reimbursed to the client and 50% will go to Himalayan Hermitage in the events that the client withdraws his/her registration to the Pilgrimage from 30 days prior to the starting date of the Pilgrimage. Himalayan Hermitage will keep the entire amount during the event that the client cancels 30 days or less prior to the Pilgrimage’s starting date. These restrictions are due to the liability of Himalayan Hermitage in booking hotels and transportation which include private car, jeep, bus, van, and flight tickets. Thank you for your understanding.
|accommodations||All accommodation is included|
|meals||We will be enjoying healthy vegetarian meal|
|workshops||Daily sessions in mediation practice and Buddhist philosophy|
|group excursion||Hiking and Jungle Safari|
|airfare||The journey does not include international airfare|
|tips||Tips to local guide is not included|
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