Yolmo Valley Meditational Tour

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Trip Overview

Though the place is not well-known nationally and internationally, Yolmo valley is the holiest place in Helambu trekking region. Both Guru Padmasambhava and Tibet’s greatest Yogi Milarepa are known to have spent time in meditation and blessed this valley. Guru Padmasambhava is said to have hidden many” Tarmas “or teaching meant for the future here. In this area there are many holy caves where Guru Padmasambhava, YeshiTsogyal and Milarepa meditated over there. This area is also surrounded by historical monasteries, beautiful villages, wonderful jungles around and in the same time you can meet the most hospitable Yolmolese there.

Itinerary

Option 1:
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.

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 SwayambhunathStupa which is a 2000 years old self made legendary Buddhist shrine that sits on a hill top of the Kathmandu’s valley. BoudhanathStupaBodnath 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 ThubtenYeshe and ThubtenZopa 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 Melamchigaon 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 MelamchiGaon. 5 hours.
Today after short meditation in Milareppa Monastery and visiting some meditational caves, we start our journey to MelamchiGaon. 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.

Day 5 – 8 visiting some meditational caves in and around MelamchiGaon 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.

Day 9 MelamchiGaon to Milareppa 4 Hours.
Today we can again do short meditation in Milareppa cave. Overnight in Milareppa.

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.

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.

 

Option 2: Only in March to May.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival, our Airport representative will welcome you 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.

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 SwayambhunathStupa which is a 2000 years old self made legendary Buddhist shrine that sits on a hill top of the Kathmandu’s valley. BoudhanathStupaBodnath 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 ThubtenYeshe and ThubtenZopa 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.
Technically, “Kopan” now encompasses two separate institutions – the Monastery itself, on top of Kopan Hill, and the KhachoeChakyil Ling Nunnery (known as “The Kopan Nunnery”), located nearby. The nunnery was established in 1979 by Lama ThubtenYeshe to provide a spiritual and practical education modeled upon that received by the monks. Starting in 2009 the nunnery began raising money to expand its housing and education capacity, which has grown from 4 to 400 in less than 35 years, using such sites as GoFundMe.com.
In recent days, Kopan Monastery has also established itself as a popular recreational destination for Kathmandu residents and local tourists as well. The weekend holiday of Saturday receives quite a visit from hundreds of families and individuals to the beautifully decorated hillock and its gardens. The monastery is not open to public on other days.

Day 3 Kathmandu to MelamchiGaon by 4 wheeler Japanese Jeep 8 hoursdrive.
After breakfast in the Hotel in Kathmandu, we start long driving to MelamchiGaon by Japanese 4 wheelers. On your interest, it will be possible to stop for a while to pay special honor to Milareppa Monastery for short homage and meditation. You will be checked in to the one of the best hotels in MelamchiGaon. Overnight in Hotel.

Days 5-6 in MelamchiGaon.
In this trip our focus is to introduce you about the best meditational caves for which many Buddhist pilgrimages are really looking for. We will arrange you to have special meditation in Guru Juti and sun, moon meditational caves in Melamchigaon. In and around this village, there are other many small monasteries and natural caves which are also known as the caves where Guru Padmashambhava was said to have had been meditating over there.

Day 7 MelamchiGaon to Kathmandu 8 hours of drive.
After breakfast in MelamchiGaon, wwe will drive to Kathmandu by 4 wheelers Japanaese jeep. Check in the Hotel.

Day 8 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.

Cost Details

TREK COST: USD 1300.00 per person on Twin Sharing room accommodation
Single Supplement: USD 270 Per Person

Fixed Arrival Dates in Kathmandu : 15th Mar 2019 Trip Starting Date: 16th Mar 2019

For 2019 For 2020
Mar: 15, 25
Nov: 10, 20
Mar: 15, 25
Nov: 10, 20

Possible guided departure dates with Parikrama Treks team

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop and all ground transportation in private vehicle
  • All land transfer, arrival and departure as per the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • Lodge /Tea House trek on full board twin sharing basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • An English speaking locally experienced & professional trekking guide license holder
  • Porters (1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek)
  • All land Transport Charge for Clients, guide, Porter byJeep / tourist bus / local depending on the destination
  • All arrangement for meditation.
  • Tea and coffee (cup) three times daily on trek
  • Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  • Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag and guide with a knowledge of Emergency first aid Method
  • Guided sight-seeing tour with experienced english speaking guide
  • Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass and daily wages for guide and porter
  • All necessary Conservation Entry Permits and Special permit as per the rules of Government
  • Daily wages with food allowanes and accommodation for all trekking staff
  • Airfare of guide if air ticket are included for clients
  • All government taxes and insured

Price Excludes

  • Visa Fee for Nepal Entry
  • Lunch and dinner while at Kathmandu stay
  • Personal expenses, medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation
  • Hard and any form of soft drinks, tea/coffee(pot size)
  • All confectionary and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water, Phone calls, Laundry and alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Any airfare: Domestic, International departure taxes and any excess baggage charges
  • Unforeseen cost due to landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather,etc
  • Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
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