Pilgrimage and Puja with Tromge Jigme Rinpoche in Nepal
Dates: Jan 26th – Feb 11th 2020
Total Cost: US$1580 for 17-day tour
Deadline for US$300 non-refundable deposit: August 1st.
Further US$800 deposit due by October 15th, with final balance due January.
(Payment instructions to follow by email)
Sun 26th Jan – Meet in Boudha, check in at hotel.
Mon 27th Jan – Sat 1st Feb — 6 full days pilgrimage in Boudha and Kathmandu Valley area: Kathmandu city holy sites and Swayambunath; Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath; Pharping – Yangleshod and Asura caves, Self-arising Tara and Red Tara tsog at H.E. Chagdud Rinpoche’s stupa; Pathan and Bhaktapur; Namo Buddha.
Sun 2nd Feb — Check out of hotel, travel by van to Maratika Cave, check in at hotel.
Mon 3rd – Tues 11th Feb — Rigdzin Dupa long-life drubchod at monastery by Maratika Cave, with daily tsogs, ending early morning 11th.
Tues 11th Feb — Travel back to Boudha, check in at hotel
Weds 12th Feb — Continue personal stay in Nepal, or return home (Rinpoche strongly encourages anyone who still has time to remain in Nepal to do personal practice or retreat)
The US$1580 tour fee INCLUDES: all accommodations from January 26th to February 12th morning; three meals a day; bottled water (chai/coffee only included with breakfast); all group transport and entrance fees to holy sites etc; pujas and tsogs at Maratika caves; group offerings of tsog/butterlamps at holy sites in Kathmandu Valley; drivers’ tips.
NOT INCLUDED: flights to and from KTM; single room supplement (limited number of single rooms available); airport-hotel transfers; alcoholic or special beverages; snacks; personal shopping; suggested US$100-200 for personal offerings to lamas or at holy sites.
For those also planning to go to India for the transmissions, if you have already booked flights to and from India/Nepal, and hotels in Siliguri, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and let the organizers know your details.
For anyone planning to go on this trip, it is advisable to book flights as soon as possible. For those going for both parts, you can book a return flight to India or Nepal, as one-way flights between Nepal and India are about US$100, or book a multi-city flight.