Our journey will begin on April 12th, with the arrival at the airport in Delhi, from there we will go to the hotel to wait for the whole group to arrive. We do not include the flight to Delhi, as each person comes from a different location, but we can help you buy the flights through the travel agency we work with (with no additional cost).
12 APRIL – ARRIVE DELHI
Arrival at Delhi airport and transfer to the 5* Hotel Holiday Inn New Delhi Int’l Airport, where we will spend one night awaiting the arrival of the whole group.
13 APRIL – DELHI – DHARAMSALA
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport where we will take a plane to Dharamsala. On arriving we will go to Tushita Meditation Centre. We will look around and enjoy a free afternoon to know the surroundings.
14 APRIL – DHARAMSALA
During this day we will visit the most important places in the area. We will visit the Norbulingka Institute, where we will see amongst other things the art of thangkas, and then we’ll go to Namgyal monastery. We will circumambulate the monastery making a Khora at sunset amidst a beautiful forest of fir trees that surrounds it. Dinner and return to sleep at Tushita Meditation Center.
15 APRIL – DHARAMSALA
We will take a good walk along the foot of the Himalayas through the old town of Bagsu, road trekking through the mountains of Triund. Lunch at the legendary Shiva Cafe, a meeting place for travelers around the world, and then we can have a chat with Osel Hita in a spectacular natural setting. Return at sunset to Tushita Center for dinner and overnight.
16 APRIL – DHARAMSALA – DELHI
Departure to the airport and flight to Delhi. We will go to The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa New Delhi and visit two emblematic locations of Delhi, the Tibetan Manjukatilla neighborhood and the neighborhood of Paharganj. Dinner at the hotel.
17 APRIL – DELHI – GAYA
Breakfast at the hotel and then we will move to the airport for the flight to Gaya. Transfer to Bodhgaya. We will go directly to Root institute where we will be staying. Food and visit Mahabodhi Temple in the afternoon, place of enlightenment of Buddha. Dinner and overnight at the Root Institute.
18 APRIL – BODHGAYA
We will spend this whole day on a trip to a couple very important places of Buddhism, Rajgir and Nalanda. We will have a talk* with Tenzin Osel Hita in a outdoor environment. After sunset return to Root institute where we will spend the night.
19 APRIL – BODHGAYA
** Free day to explore the area. We can visit the Grand Bazaar in Tibetan antiques and all the temples and stupas. Possible to walk from the Root Institute as it is very close to the temples. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the Root Institute.
20 APRIL – BODHGAYA – VARANASI
Day at leisure. Overnight stay at Root institute.
You will have a guide if you want to go with the group.
21 APRIL – BODHGAYA – VARANASI
In the morning after breakfast we will travel by private bus to Varanasi, eat and visit in the afternoon at the mythical Ghats, and places of incineration (Manikarnika Ghat) on the banks of the Ganges. Dinner and stay overnight in the Hotel 5 * Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi.
22 APRIL – VARANASI
After breakfast at the hotel, we will take a boat trip on the Ganges and a tour of the most important and sacred places of Varanasi. In the afternoon we will visit Sarnath, where Buddha gave his first teaching.
We will then return to the hotel in the evening to have dinner.
23 APRIL – VARANASI – KATHMANDU
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport for the flight to Kathmandu. Pick everyone up to go to Kopan Monastery, after making contact with the monastery and a walk through the gardens we will have dinner and spend the night there.
24 APRIL – KATHMANDU
In the morning, after breakfast, we will go to Boudhanat Stupa, one of the most important and impressive stupas in the world. After lunch we will walk through the neighborhood of Thamel and Durbar Square. We will see the sunset from Swayambhunath Stupa, on top of a hill; a unique and mythological place.
Dinner and overnight at Kopan Monastery.
25 APRIL – KATHMANDU
Free day in Kathmandu. We will do meditation and practice yoga at sunset on the hill top with Tenzin Osel.
26 APRIL – KATHMANDU – DELHI
After breakfast and a good walk we will go to the airport for the flight back to Delhi where we will spend the night in the 5* Hotel Holiday Inn New Delhi Int’l Airport.
27 APRIL – DELHI
Transfer to Delhi airport, particularly as each persons schedule will be according to their flight back home. End of Trip …
* The talks are every day, but we put some examples.
** On free days there will always be a guide to go in groups for whoever wants to join.