Location: Kathmandu Valley & Himalayan Foothills , Nepal
This pilgrimage is held in the area of Pharping, located in the South-Western corner of the Kathmandu Valley. It is the ideal long weekend get-away if you are a resident of Kathmandu, wishing to further explore the Buddhist culture in Nepal and learn about Tibetan Buddhist meditation techniques, or if you are visiting Nepal and wish to take a few days out of of your programme and explore this sacred valley with many holy sites. The groups will be of maximum 10 people.
We stay at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, host to some 100 monks located on a hill overlooking the entire Kathmandu Valley. This gives us an incredible opportunity to witness Buddhist monks in their daily lives in the monastery, while at the same time it offers us the perfect place and environment to learn about Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan Buddhist meditation practices.
food and dining
We will enjoy delicious, organic and vegetarian meals daily at the monastery guesthouse. There will be tea & snack during sessions.
We guide daily Dharma talks & introduction to meditation practice. In the afternoons, we hike through rice fields and local villages in the Pharping Valley. We visit the self-arisen Tara; manifesting naturally from inside the cave, a sacred Vajrayogini spot (Buddhist deity) and the sacred Asura cave, where Padmasambhava or Guru Rinopoche is said to have attained enlightenment. We venture up the Haatiban hill through pine tree forest to Dudjom Rinpoche’s retreat land, overlooking the Pharping Valley.
- $108 - Single Supplement
- $289 - Normal Price
We gather at the Kathmandu Guesthouse’s parking lot in Thamel at 5 PM
Terms and Conditions
- 50 % reimbursed if canceled 7 days or less prior to the start day of pilgrimage - 100% refund if cancelled until 8 days prior starting date
|accommodations||Accommodation at Tibetan Buddhist Monastary|
|meals||Healthy, Vegetarian meals|
|workshops||Daily sessions in mediation practice and Buddhist philosophy|
|group excursion||Hiking in the Pharping Valley|
|alcohol||Any alcoholic beverage or specialised coffees (cappuccinos) during our stay at the Tibetan Buddhist monastery guesthouse|
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