17 Day Pilgrimage Journey to Mount Kailash for the Saga Dawa
About This Event
We invite you to take part in experiencing one of the most authentic living traditions in the world, namely the Buddhist culture of the Himalayas, on a pilgrimage journey to the holy land of Tibet. The countless blessings from the accumulation of merit of the many yogis and yoginis who have practiced the path of awakening here for centuries, seep out of every monastery and shrine in Tibet. On this pilgrimage journey we travel to Mount Kailash in the Western part of the country, regarded by Tibetan Buddhist masters in the Himalayan region as one of the holiest mountains on our planet.
What seems to be very complicated back home is kind of presented in a simple framework to build upon. I feel even more curious now after being presented to the Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. I feel happy that it is so accessible for me as a Western person. I really feel welcomed here, in Nepal. And being with the monks up early in the morning, meditating. And just to be part of this culture in a very natural way. I had my doubts whether this was possible. But now I see it, I feel it. That it is authentic and that it is a living thing that you can come and experience. And that is something very precious. What stands out for me during this pilgrimage is the moving part, that we move from place to place. We hike through beautiful paths and see the local culture and we come by sacred places. We lit butterlamps and we had this really intense feeling of being in important places. Without this really being part of our culture (back home) but still visiting a living culture. That made a big impression. It is also such a strong feeling to experience something valuable like this in a group. You go and you wander through the mountains and you come to a new place and you settle. You do your practices led by the instructors in beautiful places, you go through the meditation practices, and I was a bit surprised. It helps you settle, and open up. This is a new experience for me, and a very valuable one ( ..) If you stay or visit in Kathmandu definitely combine it with a pilgrimage. That is really eye opening” Anna Cecilie Skovgaard
- We explore the living wisdom tradition of the Himalayas as we visit sacred sites such as meditation caves, temples and shrines as well as monasteries. The journey consists of both the inner and the outer journey, as we learn about and practice daily meditation as well as learn about Buddhist philosophy and the spiritual tradition of the Himalayan region.
ScheduleDAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
DAY 2 – BOUDHA & PASHUPATINATH
DAY 3,4 & 5 – LHASA
DAY 6 – SAMYE
DAY 7 – GYANTSE
DAY 8 – SHIGATSE
DAY 9 – SAGA
DAY 10 – CHIU GOMPA
DAY 11 – DARCHEN & KORA STARTS
DAY 12 & 13 – KORA AROUND KAILASH
DAY 14 – KORA AROUND KAILASH
DAY 15 – KYIRONG BORDER
DAY 16 – KATHMANDU
Venue HighlightsWe travel through different sacred sites of Himalaya enjoying the natural beauty.We practice daily meditation and have dharma talks.
AccommodationsWe will be enjoying good standard accommodation throughout this Pilgrimage Journey, from nice monastery guesthouses to resorts in the Kathmandu Valley and across the Tibetan Plateau. When we reach Mount Kailash and circumambulate the holy mountain accommodation will be more basic as we stay in tea houses.
- Free Wifi
- Tour Assistance
- Gluten Free