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Birthplace of the Buddha

Chhauni Hospital Road, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

Features

Primary type: ✓Spiritual
Secondary type: ✓Wellness ✓Meditation ✓Rejuvenation ✓Vegetarian
Skill Level: ✓Beginner ✓Intermediate
Host Language: ✓English

Summary

We spend the first days of the journey in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, exploring the Pharping Valley and its many sacred sites. We spend the first days at beautifully located Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Pharping and receive daily guided meditation sessions and introduction to Buddhist philosophy. From here we journey southward to the birthplace of the Buddha in Lumbini, near the border between India and Nepal. We pilgrimage in Lumbini for a few days, visiting the Buddha’s birthplace and the sacred sites of the area.

We then journey 2-3 hours by road to a beautiful lodge near the Chitwan jungle. Here we can rest, swim in the pool, enjoy the amazing wildlife in the vicinity and the jungle surrounding us and go for walks with the elephants into the jungle. If we are lucky we will be able to spot rhinos, wild deer, birds and other wildlife. Upon our return to Kathmandu on day 8 & 9 we will stay at a nice guesthouse in the Tibetan area of Boudha in the eastern part of Kathmandu and pay homage to two of the most important and sacred Stupas in the region, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath.

Normal price: 3599 USD
Single Supplement: 410 USD

What's included in the package

  • All accommodation, meals & transport in Nepal
  • Experienced guides & instructors
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Bharatpur (Lumbini) and jeep ride from Chitwan to Kathmandu
  • Jungle Safari & elephant walks while in the jungle
  • Daily Dharma talks & introduction to meditation
  • Notebook for journaling during the pilgrimage

Teachers

Sisse Budolfsen
Thanks to a wealth of experience in Nepal and in the Himalayan region, Sisse is a knowledge gateway between Asia and the West. For the last twelve years, Sisse has been traveling to Nepal and Tibet. Sisse is originally from Denmark.

Ten years of experience with meditation practice and for the last years, guiding meditation at the Himalayan Buddhist Meditation Center (HBMC) in Kathmandu, combined with local experience as a freelance consultant for various international organisations, her studies of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan language, as well as working as a travel guide in the Himalayan region are the basis of her expertise to found Himalayan Hermitage. Sisse is the founder, as well as photographer and facilitator of Himalayan Hermitage.

Location

Price

From £299/night

£2690 total

Length

10 days / 9 nights

Dates

06/11/2020 - 15/11/2020

Retreat Capacity

21 people

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