New Year Tour "In the footsteps of the immortal Buddhas" January 1 to 7. You can join to be blessed and begin your year a blessed year. Tour itienrary and date can be customize as per your interest. And tour cost can be changed as per group size and accommodation upgrading.
New Year Tour "In the footsteps of the immortal Buddhas" January 2 to 8. You can join to be blessed and begin your year a blessed year.
See the ancient capital of Nepal - Kathmandu. The city, which was never besieged or conquered by enemies, has retained the oldest historical buildings. This includes two huge Buddhist stupas of the Buddha - Bauddhanath and Swayambhunath, as well as the remains of ancient city structures: Lalitpur and Bhaktapur . Kashyapa (Dipankara) Buddha is the Buddha that preceded Siddhartha Gautame. His relics are kept in the majestic Bauddhanath Stupa, which we will visit in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. Blessed from Padmasambhava cave, Asura caves, place of Guru Rinpoche and Kapan Monastery. Fly to Lumbini to visit the birth place of Gautama Buddha. We will explore the birthplace of Kakusanda Buddha: excavations of ancient palaces, monasteries, stupas and other structures that the emperor Ashoka noted in a memorable column. Those stractions are inside Lumbini Garden.
Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) - “The Second Buddha” (as he is sometimes called in Nepal, India, Tibet and Bhutan). The great master of Buddhism, who lived in the VIII century. Under his leadership, including, was built the famous monastery of Samye in Tibet. We will visit the mysterious Maratika cave ( Halesi \ Maratika cave ). Here, according to the legend, Guru Rinpoche and his wife - Princess Mandarava - discovered the secret scrolls, hidden by Dakini Sangwa Yeshe “Therma”, describing enlightening practices. Practicing these techniques, Guru Padmasambhava and Manadarava achieved a high level of realization of the Vidyadhara (semi-divine state) and its attendant merits, including superhumanly long life.
Day 01:January - 1: Your arrival in Kathmandu (Tribhuban International Airport) Stay overnight at inspiring Buddhist place Bouddhanath. Overnight at Hotel
Day 02:Fly to Birth place of Buddha LUMBINI. Visit the pilgrimage sites in Lumbini garden and overnight at Hotel
Day 03:Fly to Kathmandu and visit Swoyambhunath, Place of Guru Rinpoche Padmashanbhab. Back to Kathmandu and overnight
Day 04:Drive to Matrica cave, Haleshi place of Padmashambhav in Buddhism and place of Mahadeva in Hindusm. Visit and overnight at Haleshi
Day 05:Drive back to Kathmandu. Stay in typical Nepali restaurant for Nepali dinner with cultural shows. Overnight at Hotel
Day 06:Mount Everest flight in the morning and day for free to get walking tour yourself or shopping. Overnight at Hotel
Day 07:Day of Departure
The practice of meditation during the tour will be available to all without restriction. Experienced, advanced meditator can make their own program for advanced practice, as well as the desire to obtain an audience with the lamas of monasteries of the Kathmandu Valley, and others. Tour itinerary can customize as per your wish.
Day 1January - 1: Your arrival in Kathmandu (Tribhuban International Airport) Stay overnight at inspiring Buddhist place Bouddhanath. Overnight at Hotel Your arrive in Kathmandu, Tribhuban International Airport. Meet and greets you airport in traditional Nepali way. We are settled near Bouddhanath Stupa, an ancient temple complex containing the relics of two Buddhas. There are several monasteries (note that the next morning we wake up from the shrill and disturbing sounds of the Buddhist service), which we look at, especially interesting are the monasteries of Kopan and Sechen. But the highlight of the program of the day is the huge Bouddhanath stupa. First, we will look at the Bouddhanath stupa as tourists (and there is something to see), and then we will make a symbolic detour incredible sensations of mental silence and purity in these “prayed” places!
Day 2Fly to Birth place of Buddha LUMBINI. Visit the pilgrimage sites in Lumbini garden and overnight at Hotel In the morning, after breakfast, we fly to Lumbini, the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama , the “historical Buddha.” The flight takes only 30 minutes. Transfer to the hotel. Today, with a guide, we inspect the temple complex of Lumbini, which stretches for several kilometers. This UNESCO World Heritage site is interesting, including its numerous temples (Chinese, Thai, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Srilankan, Germany etc.): each with unique architecture. Overnight at the hotel in Lumbini.
we will visit the “pearl” of the Lumbini complex - the Maya Devi temple , marking the exact place where Gautama Buddha was born. Here, under the glass, the prints of his childhood feet are kept in clay. We will meditate under the tree where the Buddha was born. This is a “magical” place, very inspiring to practice. After breakfast, we go to the excavation complex of the royal palace of Kapilavastu. Here are the ruins of the ancient places of power: Kapilavastu, Araurakot, Kundan, Niglihava and Sagarhava. Each of these places keeps its history and has a special energy. The guide will tell you in detail about each one, and then we will do the practice of meditation.
Day 3Fly to Kathmandu and visit Swoyambhunath, Place of Guru Rinpoche Padmashanbhab. Back to Kathmandu and overnight In the morning - flight back to Kathmandu. We will visit the majestic Swayambhunath stupa on the mountain overlooking the city and Kathmandu valley, and explore the whole complex of buildings, consisting of temples of elements and nearby monasteries (and even one “Buddhist-friendly” Hindu temple that protects from diseases according to legend). The Swoyambhunath complex was chosen by monkeys, from which there is simply no passage; Those who wish can feed and take pictures of monkeys. We can also hang prayer flags (Lung-ta) in the temple grove.
The second half of the day we will either dedicate to rest, or, at the request of the group, we will be able to go to another Place of Strength - Parping (Farping), associated with the life of Guru Padmasambhava, and where the Chatralu Rinpoche monastery and the sacred ponds of Nagas are located Namo Buddha (“Place of worship of Buddha”) - where Gautama Buddha in one of his past lives offered his body to a starving tigress.
Day 4Drive to Matrica cave, Haleshi place of Padmashambhav in Buddhism and place of Mahadeva in Hindusm. Visit and overnight at HaleshiOn the morning of the fifth day, we leave by 4wheel jeeps to the cave complex of Halesi / Maratika . Go almost half a day. After lunch, we arrive at the place, check in, and inspect the cave as a first approximation. Meditative practice. Two different caves are famous for Hindu and Buddhist peoples.
Caves are believed to be the three eyes of Lord Shiva. The first cave we see an image of Lord Shiva which is called Haleswor Mahadev as well as the second cave is an image of Nandi, serves as the mount to the Lord Shiva. It is also believed that Lord Shiva hide inside the cave to safe from demon Bhasmasur. Similarly Buddhist Guru Padmasambhava attends hidden treasure of longevity teaching of Buddha Amitabha. Thus Halesi is important pilgrimage sites for both Hindu and Buddhist. Inside the big caves, there are many small caves. Among the different types of caves such as Swargdwar (heaven entrance), Janmadwar (birth entrance), Paapdwar (Sin entrance), Dharmadwar (religion entrance), Parvatithan (place of Parvati), Bhairavthan (place of Bhairav) and so on Mahadev cave and Basaha cave are the most important. A large number of trees grow in that place, the birds sing melodiously and there are many sweetly scented flowers. In front is a self-created lake, and at the distance of an arrow shoot is the self-created, Secret Cave of the Guru Padmasambhava.
Day 5Drive back to Kathmandu. Stay in typical Nepali restaurant for Nepali dinner with cultural shows. Overnight at Hotel In the morning we visit the cave of Maratika again. Those who wish to make a photo. After breakfast, we return by jeep to Kathmandu. In the evening - a typical Nepali dinner with cultural shows: a general gathering to summarize the program and exchange impressions.
Day 6Mount Everest flight in the morning and day for free to get walking tour yourself or shopping. Overnight at Hotel In the morning, you will take a viewing flight over Mount Everest on a special tiny airplane. Mount Everest and other 100s mountain peaks are closer views from window of small aircraft. All the passenger are provided window seats. Back to hotel and breakfast. You are free to take your own time around. If you need any help from our company, we can provide you as per your interest.
Day 7Day of Departure We drop you to International airport for your final departure. It is important to reach Airport three hours before your fly time