Meditation Journey in Nepal & Bhutan

Group of 6 persons and
more starting from (p.P)

‎USD 7465

Private tour for 2 persons
starting from (p.P.) : ‎USD 7465

Duration: 15 Days

SOME HIGHLIGHTS WITH Roundtrips.Global

  • Hike in Shivapuri National Park
  • Stay in a beautifully located cottage resort
  • Visit to Bhutan
  • Hike up to Tiger's Nest 

Day 1
Boudha

ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (D)

Arrival and pick up at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu. We drive straight to our guesthouse in Boudha, five minutes walking distance to the sacred Boudha Stupa. There may be time to rest from the journey or go for a walk to the Boudha Stupa. In the afternoon there will be an introduction to the meditation journey by instructors Alex d’Artois & Sisse Budolfsen.

Overnight: Boudha

Day 2
Boudha

FULL DAY IN BOUDHA (B, L, D)

Morning meditation session followed by breakfast. We have our introduction session to Buddhist philosophy before lunch. After lunch and a rest, we walk to the Boudha Stupa and Shechen Monastery, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Kathmandu. We get to visit Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s meditation room, the founder of Shechen Monastery and one of the greatest Tibetan Buddhist masters of out time. We have dinner in Boudha and overnight at the guesthouse.

Overnight: Boudha

Day 3
Shivapuri National Park

HIKE FROM KOPAN TO SHIVAPURI NATIONALPARK (B, L, D)

Morning meditation and breakfast. After breakfast we start our 6-7 hike that day up to Kopan and from there across the Northern hills of the Kathmandu valley to Shivapuri National Park. On our way we stop at Nagi Gompa, a nunnery nestled in the national park and we pay homage to Tulku Urgyen, the late founder of the nunnery and one of the greatest Tibetan Buddhist masters of his generation. We take our lunch at the nunnery before doing the last stretch of the hike up to the beautifully located cottage where we will stay for the next coming nights. Dinner and overnight at the cottage.

Overnight: Shivapuri National Park

Day 4
Shivapuri National Park

FULL DAY AT THE COTTAGE IN SHIVAPURI NATIONAL PARK (B, L, D)

Morning meditation and breakfast. We spend the full day at the cottage in the Shivapuri National Park. Free morning and lunch at the cottage. In the afternoon we have a meditation and philosophy session followed by a sunset view over the Kathmandu valley. Dinner and overnight at the cottage.

Overnight: Shivapuri National Park

Day 5
Swayambhu

WE DRIVE TO SWAYAMBHU (B, L, D)

Morning meditation and breakfast at the cottage. After breakfast we drive to Swayambhu and settle into our hotel which is 20 min walk from the Stupa. We take lunch at the hotel.

Overnight: Swayambhu

Day 6
Paro

WE FLY TO PARO, BHUTAN (B, L, D)

After breakfast we depart for the international airport and fly to Paro, Bhutan. We visit Dhuntse and Kyichu Lakhang – the house of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of the greatest Tibetan Buddhist masters of this century. We spend the night at a lovely resort.

Overnight: Paro

Day 7
Jala Dzong

WE DRIVE TO JALA DZONG (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we drive to up the hill behind the dzong to begin our walk to Jala Dzong. We have lunch at camp and then visit the Dzong and enjoy the day at this location. This is also a famous location for encountering the national flower of Bhutan – the blue poppy – but only during summer season. We spend the night camping at Jala Dzong.

Overnight: Jala Dzong

Day 8
Lataykha Monastery

WE CAMP AT LATAYKHA MONASTERY (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we continue our walk to Lataykha monastery, which is a retreat location for Buddhist practitioners in the region. From this location, we can enjoy great views of Hemphug Monastery, Bemri and Phurdo Gompa.

Overnight: Lataykha monastery

Day 9
Paro

HIKE TO BEMRI, SITE OF THE 100,000 DAKINIS (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we walk to Bemri a sacred site which is known as the mountain of 100,000 Dakinis who took flight from here. We continue hiking for visits at Dhunkalha or Phurdo Gompa and return to hotel by vehicle. We spend the night at a beautifully located resort in Paro.

Overnight: Paro

Day 10
Haa Valley

CHELE LA & KILAY NUNNERY (B, L, D)

We rise early for the drive to Chele la and visit Kilay gompa (nunnery) along the way. We have a picnic lunch at the top of the pass where we will get great Himalaya views if the weather is clear. After this continue down the back side of the pass to Haa valley. We spend the night at a beautiful farmhouse.

Overnight: Haa Valley

Day 11
Thimphu valley

VISIT TO SHEKHAR DRAK & THIMPHU (B, L, D)

We visit Shekhar Drak (dedicated to Avalokitsvara, Buddha of Compassion) and continue on driving the back road of Haa. We will stop for a picnic lunch at the scenic Dobsey Dzong. We continue onto Thimphu and check into the hotel. In the afternoon – free time for exploring the city. Prior to dinner, we pay a visit to the Dordenma Buddha which sits above the city and overlooks the entire Thimphu valley.

Overnight: Thimphu valley

Day 12
Paro

RETURN TO PARO (B, L, D)

We spend the morning (half day) in Thimphu – and we can select from visits to: Zorig Chusu the School of 13 Traditional Arts, Textile Museum, the Traditional Medical Center or Memorial Chorten. Lunch in Thimphu and then return to Paro with a stop at Tamchoe monastery the famous location of Iron bridge builder Thang Thong Gyalpo and see his chain bridge and other relics located here. We spend the night back at a beautiful resort in Paro.

Overnight: Paro

Day 13
Paro

TAKTSANG/TIGER’S NEST (B, L, D)

We begin our early morning pilgrimage walk to Taktsang Monastery or the famous Tiger’s Nest. On the way back down, we have lunch at the Taktsang “cafeteria”. Return to the hotel where an optional Bhutanese hot stone bath can be organized (at an additional cost) and a farewell dinner for our last night in Bhutan.

Overnight: Paro

Day 14
Boudha

RETURN TO KATHMANDU (B, L, D)

We return to Kathmandu, Nepal by morning flight and spend our last night in Boudha. Free day and farewell dinner at Roadhouse in Boudha, with direct view to the Stupa.

Overnight: Boudha

Day 15
Kathmandu

DAY OF DEPARTURE (B)

We provide transportation to the airport.

Day 1 Boudha

Day 2 Boudha

Day 3 Shivapuri National Park

Day 4 Shivapuri National Park

Day 5 Swayambhu

Day 6 Paro

Day 7 Jala Dzong

Day 8 Lataykha Monastery

Day 9 Paro

Day 10 Haa Valley

Day 11 Thimphu valley

Day 12 Paro

Day 13 Paro

Day 14 Boudha

Day 15 Kathmandu

Map
Meals

14x Breakfast, 13x Lunch, 14x Dinner
VEGETARIAN MEALS

Transport

Private Car/Minivan

Guide

English Speaking (German Speaking on Request!)

Hotel

Guesthouses & Lodges

Remarks

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy & Meditation Practice

We receive daily introductory sessions in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and get to both learn about, as well as practicing meditation, according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The pilgrimage journey is set up in a way that allows for daily meditation practice time morning and evening. We will be introduced to the foundation of Shamatha meditation practice, a Sanskrit word that means calm abiding, or peaceful abiding that we will become familiar with during the pilgrimage journey. At the end of the pilgrimage journey, through familiarisation and practice we will be able to bring back home the meditation tools that we have learned throughout the journey.

TRAVEL DATE:

November 8 - 22, 2020

Inclusions
  • 14 nights in your chosen accomodation
  • Return flight between Kathmandu & Paro
  • Meal as specified in itinerary
  • (B = Breakfast, BR = Brunch, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
    ALL MEALS ARE VEGETARIAN MEALS
  • Activities and excursions according to itinerary


FOR EXAMPLE:

- Hike in Shivapuri National Park & visit Nagi Gompa nunnery

- Stay in a beautifully located cottage resort in the Shivapuri National Park  

- Visit to Bhutan - one of the most well preserved shangri-las of the Himalayan region

- Hike up to Tiger's Nest - one of the most sacred Buddhist sites of Bhutan

- Daily Dharma talks & introduction to meditation

- Notebook for journaling during the pilgrimage


  • Tours and excursions in mini buses/buses
    or with public transportation according to itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Admission fees according to itinerary

Exclusions
  • International flights
  • Meals other than mentioned in itinerary
  • Tours and Excursions other than mentioned in itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips for driver/guides
  • Visa fees 

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