The great achievement you can have along with your trek /tour is doing Vippassana Meditation. Here we have made an itinerary of 6 days but the 10 days course along with 2 other days includes of 17 days altogether. This is the course offered in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin as taught by S.N. Goenka from India. There are no charges for the courses. It depends on the donations done by the previous students. Anyone can be benefitted from this invaluable technique to remove all the cravings and get rid of suffering.
Vipassana means to see things in its own form, as they really are. The Guru guides how it has to be done. The ten days course has three main activities: Aanapana, Vipassana and Maitriya. This technique is the pure science of mind and matter.
There are many Vipassana centers established in Nepal: Dhammashringa at Budhanilkantha, Kitti at Kirtipur, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, Birgunj, and Surkhet. One should fill the form beforehand after reading code of discipline and find the course scheduled at your most convenient location. If you like, you could do volunteering work there as well. Two ten day courses are held at Dhammashringa, Budhanilkantha from 1st to 12th and 14th to 25th of every month. However this scheduled may be changed during festival months of October/ November.
It’s our great pleasure to assist you to join the course and the rest of time to tour with us. We can only help you to reach to meditation center. Our target is just you to experience the Vapassana technique for 12 days and let you know the spiritual world. After that we accompany you to make your sightseeing relaxing.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) and Transfer to the Hotel
Day 02:Go to Vipassana Meditation Center for 12 days
Day 03:Do hiking from Budhanilkantha (1,350 m) to Chisapani (2,300 m)
Day 04:Hike from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2,175 m)
Day 05:Drive from Nagarkot to Kathmandu
Day 06:Transfer to the International Airport
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) and Transfer to the HotelUpon your arrival at Tribhuban International Airport, our representative from Himkala Adventure Pvt. Ltd. greets you cordially and transfers you to the hotel. After the check in hotel, you could take rest so that you refresh yourself from jetlag and get ready for the Vipassana Meditation next day. All your arrangement has been managed by Himkala helping you for the meditation. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 02Go to Vipassana Meditation Center for 12 days In fact, the itinerary has been said of 6 days but the 10 days course of Vipassana and 2 other days for going and coming back to hotel includes in the package, so it is altogether of 17 days. If you would like to lengthen your stay in Nepal for other programs along with Vipassana Meditation, that would be an amazing experience. Overnight at DhammaShringa
Day 03Do hiking from Budhanilkantha (1,350 m) to Chisapani (2,300 m) After the 10 days long Vipassana meditation provides you an ecstatic moment of sensation in complete noble silence practicing of Anna panna, Vipassana and Maitriya. It is good idea to have the complete day rest before we hike to Chisapani from Budhanilkantha. So, it takes about 25 minutes from Kathmandu to Budhanilkantha. Then we hike up and enter from the gate of Shivapuri National Park. After half an hour we reach to Nagi Gompa, a beautiful monastery on the top of the hill. After walking uphill for around a couple of hours from NagiGumba, we reached Bagdwar, the origin of Bagmati River. We had tea in a Baba’s ashram (hermit’s abode) where few other hikers were also having tea. Then we climbed uphill through the dense forest for around 5 hours before reaching our final destination Chisapani.
Day 04Hike from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2,175 m) We wake up to see the gripping snow-capped mountain views to the north. After breakfast, we start about 2.5 hours trek to Chauki Bhanjyang, where we will stop for lunch with the mountains of the north in our backdrop. The afternoon, 3-hour descent takes us to Nagarkot, where on a clear day we can see the Himalayas stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east. Overnight at Nagarkot
Day 05Drive from Nagarkot to Kathmandu We can wake up early in the morning and go to the tower for the better view in 360 degrees then descend back to hotel for the breakfast. After breakfast, we can explore around Nagarkot and set off our journey back to Kathmandu which takes about one and half an hour via Bhaktapur. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 06Transfer to the International Airport Your trip ends with Vipassana meditation experience today. We depart you in the Tribhuban International Airport 3 hours before your flight. As per your flight schedule, you could manage your time for the shopping. We wish your safe journey back to the next destination. Namaste!!!