Trekking/walking meditation Itinerary.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival, you are met by our Airport representative with our company signboard. After checking your baggage properly, you will be transferred to your Hotel in Kathmandu. After checking in, Hotel will serve you welcome drink. You will be briefed about the trip you are taking.Overnight at 4 star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Visiting some of the Buddhist Monastery in Kathmandu Valley.
Before we proceed to Yolmo Valley meditation trip, we will make you visit some of sacred Buddhist sites in Kathmandu such as the Swayambhunath Stupa which is a 2000 years old self made legendary Buddhist shrine that sits on a hill top of the Kathmandu’s valley. Boudhanath Stupa Bodnath which was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions; various interesting legends are told regarding the reasons for its construction. After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans following the 1959 Chinese invasion, the temple has become one of the most important centers of Tibetan Buddhism. Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepalis, as well as a popular tourist site. Kopan Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery near Boudhanath, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. It belongs to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), an international network of Gelugpa dharma centers, and once served as its headquarters. The monastery was established by the FPMT founders, Lamas Thubten Yeshe and Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, who bought the property from Nepal's royal astrologer in 1969. Its name comes from the name of the hill on which it was built. Kopan has become especially famous for teaching Buddhism to visiting Western foreigners. The first of what would become annual month-long (November—December) meditation courses was held in 1971. These courses generally combine traditional Lam Rim teachings with informal discussion, several periods of guided meditation, and a vegetarian diet.
Day 3: Kathmandu Milarepa Monastery. 4 hours drive and 3 hours walking.
If we are travelling this holly part of the land in March —April & October — December, then we can drive all the way to Melamchi gaon but if we are travelling there in rainy and last of January to February then we have to walk depending on the condition of the weather. Today, we are driving by 4 wheeler jeep to Timbu. Timbu is the local bus park from where we can start our trekking to Milarepa monastery. It will take you about 3 hours and we spend our remaining time over here by meditating. Staying overnight in local houses in Milarepa monastery area.
Day 04: Milarepa to Melamchi Gaon. 5 hours.
Today after short meditation in Milareppa Monastery and visiting some meditational caves, we start our journey to Melamchi Gaon. On the way, you will pass dense greed woods, springs and waterfalls. Today’s walking zone is quite rich in natural beauties. To the other side, you will see the Sherpa settlement and on the way you will have an opportunity of visiting Urgen peso. Urgen peso is the local term which refers the Hat of Guru Padma sambahava.Overnight at a lodge in Melamchi Gaon.
Day 5 - 8: Visiting some meditational caves in and around Melamchi Gaon within the short walking distance.
In and around the Malachi Gaon in Yolmo trekking area, there you can find numbers of caves monasteries and it is believed that the Guru Padmasambhava had meditated in this holly area while he was travelling from Tibet to Yolmo in and around the 8th century. It is recommended to spend 3 nights meditating to the caves monasteries. Overnight at a lodge in Melamchi Gaon.
Day 9: Melamchi Gaon to Milareppa 4 Hours.
Today we can again do short meditation in Milareppa cave. Overnight in Milareppa. Overnight at a lodge in Melamchi Gaon.
Day 10: Milareppa to Kathmandu 4 hours trek and 5 hours drive to Kathmandu.
After breakfast in Milareppa and the short ablution, we will first trek for 4 hours to Timbu. From Timbu, we drive to Kathmandu. Check in Hotel. Overnight at 4 star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 11: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.
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NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.