Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour 10 Days

Trip Code : VHA/PT-02
Duration : 10  Days
Grading : Easy
Max Altitude : 1900m
Activity : Meditation retreat course
Starts at : Pharping
End at : Kahtmandu
Trip Route : Kathmandu-Pharping- Namobuddha- Timal( guru Rinpoche)- Maratika Cave - Lumbini- Kathmandu
Best Season : All season

Overview

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel (Boudha area)


 Pickup  From the Airport and  transfer to   hotel near boudhanath Stupa . after the refreshment    Circumilation( Kora) of boudhanath Stup[a and worship function in the Stupa.

Day 2: Drive to Pharping .( Asura cave, green Tara etc. Overnight at Lamagaun


  Morning worship  function in the Stupa. After  breakfat in the Hotel drive to Pharping and  visit Green Tara Temple Asura cave and   guru Rinpoche Meditation center, Vajra  yogini Temple .  Drive to Tashi Rapten monastery  at lamagaun and  overnight there.

Day 3: Lamagaun to Godabari( Guru Rinpoche Meditation center and Patan Mahaboudha. back to Kathmandu


 Morning sun rise view in the himalaya .ie, Langtang, dorjelakpa, Gaurishankar and  Everest. After Freakfast drive from lamagaun to godabari  Guru Rinpoche meditation center then visit godabari botanical garden . Lunch at Godabari resort then  drive to  Patan mahabuddha,  Thousand Buddha   terocatta sikhara temple .Explore  patan  craft and metal work then back to kathmandu .

Day 4: : Kathmandu to Namobuddha and Bhaktapur ( Taking Tara)


 
 In the morning after breakfast drive to  Namoobuddha .which is about 40 km  drive from kathamndu .located on  the hill top . This is most inportant holy place  taht the buddha  sacrify his body to the bunger tigeres and cub.  Lunch will ba at Dhulikhel and  Drive to Bhaktapur.
 Bhaktapur is one of the most oldest  and crowest  small town of Nepal. Which is rich in woodcarft and  pottery  work. You will  visit  green Tara temple and back to kathmandu

Day 5: Kathmandu to Timal guru Rinpoche and Maratika Cave. Overnight at Maratika Cave


   Early morning drive from  south east from kathmandu  valley , Maratika  cave is around 6 hrs driving from kathmandu .   After 40 km drive  you will drive to the  North Timal .  This is the place where Guru Rinpoche fight against demon .
  Guru Padmasambhava took the name Dükyi Zhechen, Great Demon Slayer, since he had successfully subdued the demonic enemies of the Dharma. It is still possible to visit the rocky caves where he practiced and find remnants from his time there. An extraordinary site for connecting with the Mahaguru’s wrathful aspect, Yarinak is where he perfected the practices for eliminating obstacles to the realization of the essence of the path.
 If you walk about 30 minutes, yopu will see Guru Rinpoche  Boot, tiger head, Drum, Phurba,Guru Rinpoche foot print. .  After visited this site  drive down to the Phurkot  . Lunch over there and drive to Maratika Cave.  Overnight at  Haleshi. 

Day 6: Explore Maratika Cave and Back to Kathmandu in the Afternoon



 Meditation and  worship in the cave. In  this Maratika  cave ,Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), where he and his consort Mandarava were blessed with immortal life by Buddha Amitayus. The caves of Maratika are mentioned in tibetan literature up from the 12th century. The ‘Sanglingma’, a Kathang (biography) of Padmasambhava discovered by Nyang Ral Nyima Öser, describes the original event, which made the Maratika caves a sacred place for Buddhists:At the request of the Bodhisattva Avaloketesvara, the Buddha Amitayus once taught eighteen tantras of long life. 
After lunch drive back to kathamndu 

 
 

Day 7: Sightseeing of Swayambhunath and Nagarjun( Jamocho Hill)


  Drive to the north West hill of Kathmandu valley. One of the most important religious  polgrimage site of buddhist   followers . After lunch visit Swambhunath( The  Stupa of Self arison . It is also called monkey temple 

Day 8: Kahtmandu to Lumbini flight and overnight at Lumbini


  After Breakfast, morning flight to Lumbini. Lunch at lumbini. In the afternoon worship in the mayadevi temple. birth place of Buddha.  Overnight at  Lumbini

Day 9: Lumbini Explore and Back to Kathmandu


  Morning  meditation in the monastery. visit different country monasteries, Thai, vietnam, German, Tibet, Srilanka,   China Etc. After lunch fly back to kathmandu

Day 10: Fly back to home or onward destination .


  Drop to the   International airport for departure flight.

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