Guru Rinpoche Tour in Nepal

GURU RINPOCHE TOUR IN NEPAL 

Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasambhava) is the great Buddhist master from 8th century having many spiritual aspects around Himalaya. He is widely introduced as second Buddha across the world. Guru Rinpoche is also introduced as practitioner of tantric Buddhism and regarded as the founder of the Nyingma tradition which is one of the major oldest school of Tibetan Buddhism. Guru Rinpoche is said to have taken eight forms as Guru Orgyan Dorje Chang, Guru Shakya Senge, Guru Pema Gyalpo, Guru Pema Jungne, Guru Loden Chokse, Guru Nyima Ozer, Guru Dorje Drolo and Guru Senge Dradog. 

Guru Rinpoche or Guru Padmasambhava is worshipping as great spiritual leader in Nepal as during his time had visited various places of Nepal and got enlightenment at one of the cave of Himalaya. The major destinations around Kathmandu are Maratika, Timal, Namobuddha, Ashura Cave ( Pharping),Yempi Mahavihar or Yempi Monastery or Yempi Lakhang Patan, Boudhanath Stupa and swyambhunath Stupa. There are many more sites out of Kathmandu which is related with Guru Rinpoche so we can extend programs accordingly. 

ITINERARY

Day 01:Kathmandu: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel - overnight Hotel 

Day 02:Kathmandu – Pherping:  After breakfast, drive to Pharping, visit Asura Cave, Yanglesho, self arisen Tara and Monastery.  It is belived that Yanglesho and upper Asura cave has connection and Guru Rinpoche could traverse freely through solid matter, he used this narrow tunnel to move between Yangleshö Cave and the upper Asura Cave after drive back to Kathmandu O/N Hotel 

Day 03:Maratika Cave and Monastery: Early Morning drive to Khotang (Maratika) or Haleshi Mahadev temple, evening visit Maratika cave which is sacred cave of Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padma Shambhava) and Dakani Mandarava O/N Guest house 

Day 04:Maratika - Visit Caves and Monastery :After Breakfast, start spiritual tour to Maratika caves and other sites. According to Tibetan Buddhism entire Maratika is the site of immortality and one of the six supreme pilgrimage sites in the world. It is the place where the great master Guru Rinpoche and Dakini Mandarava obtained the realization of immortal life. Maratika was also blessed by the family of three protectors Manjushri, Vajrapani and Avalokitesavara. O/N At guest House 

Day 05:Timal – Dhulikhel: After Breakfast, drive to Timal, Timal is ethnic village in Kavre district and famous for Bodhichitta (Praying Beads) which has strong historical connection with Guru Padma Shambhava (Guru Rinpoche). According to spiritual inscriptions Guru Rinpoche blessed reside in Timal Kingdom after his journey back from Tibet. So there are many spiritual sites related with Guru rinpoche including small lake, meditation caves and monastery. It is belived that Guru Rinpoche is the person who had originated Praying beads (Bodhichitta) and Timal itself is identified as village for those spiritual beads. After spiritual tour of Guru Rimpoche Nye drive back to Dhulikhel. 

Day 06:Namobuddha : After Breakfast drive to namobuddha, Namobuddha is also known as homage of Buddha. It is one of the major Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal having great spiritual significance since thousands of year. According to legends, it is told that Buddha Mahasattva (incarnation of Shakya Muni Buddha) gave his body to the tigress having five cubs on hungry situation. After visiting Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery and other spiritual sites, drive back to Kathmandu O/N Kathmandu

Day 07: Yempi Mahavihar/ Yempi Lakhang: After breakfast drive to Yempi Mahavihar Lalitpur which is built on 2200 years ago by Khatkuti Aju. Guru Rinpoche Padma Sambhav had maditate and stay as home in Nepal. Biography of Guru Rinpoche, there is mentioned that Yempi Mahavihar is one of main resident in Nepal out of three main residents of Ripoche as Uddhiyana and Samye. Now it is secret extremly significant places for Buddhist followers. The Temple Yempi Mahavihar or Yempi Lakhang supports all traditions of Buddhism Therabad, Mahayana and Bajrayana. The place is welth of Tantras and tantric scriptures so it is said there were many treasures and treasure teachings in this place. Likewise it is said that if we make preyers here at this place we never be reburn in hell and our prey will be accomplished and all opstacles will despelled. Afternoon time for re-treat and worship. after visit other spiritual monumants at lalitpur city. Over night at Kathmandu.

Day 08: Swyambhunath Stupa – Boudhanath Stupa : Swyambhunath Stupa is an ancient spiritual destination on hill top of Kathmandu and believed it was self created on ancient period. This stupa has many legends and spiritual facts related with history, nature, formation of Kathmandu valley and animals. Boudhanath Stupa dominates the skyline and on octagonal ( Mandala) structure. It is one of the largest stupa in the world. It is centre for all Buddhist over the world so have more than 50 monasteries around. Boudhanath stupa is said to entomb the remains of Kassapa Buddha who was Buddha before shakya muni. In Tibetan this stupa is known as Yambu Chorten Chenpo. O/N Kathmandu 

Day 09: Departure: After Breakfast, departure Transfer to airport for final departure.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Days: 9 Days
  • Best Time: Round the Year
  • Difficulty: Easy