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Meditation Tours in Nepal

Meditation has gained immense popularity in the last decade. There are many meditation centers in and around Kathmandu. The prominent ones are listed below:

Mahayana Buddhist Himalayan Yogic Institute located in Baluwater, conducts regular evening meditations and weekly dharma teachings (donation) and hosts a revolving schedule of day-long workshops and courses in Tibetan Buddhist meditation and related Tibetan arts. The center has a library and meditation room. HYI is affiliated with Kopan Monastery, north of Boudha, where it offers seven-to ten-day meditation courses during the autumn and spring.

Nepal Vipassana Centre runs ten-day courses on meditation. A strict regimen is followed here throughout the course. Daily meditation begins at 4.30 am, and silence is kept for the entire ten days. To register or pick up a pamphlet on the course, visit the centre’s Kathmandu office (Sun-Fri 10 am-5.30 pm) in the courtyard of Jyoti Bhawan, in Kantipath. All courses are funded by donations.

Kathmandu Buddhist Centre holds introductory talks in Buddhism several times a week during the tourist seasons. It also conducts one-day courses in Buddhism and two-day meditation workshops at its premises next door to Hotel Ganesh Himal, about 200m south and then west of Chhetrapati Chowk, overnight retreats at Nagarkot, and five-day residential courses in Patan.

Asheesh Osho Meditation Centre in Tahachal and its branch in Lazimpat conduct one-hour dynamic meditation sessions every morning; they are open to all and the fee is charged in the form of a donation. The third venue, Osho Tapoban Forest Retreat Centre is located in.roundings north of Nagarjun forest. There are occasional retreats as well as daily meditations and discourses. They have a city office near the Clock Tower in Kamaladi.

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Up on arrival at the international airport in the Kathmandu you will be picked up by our airport representative and transfer to the hotel. After check in you will have short briefing about your tour than rest for while. After refreshment tour guide will come to pick you up at the hotel and take you to the half day sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Back to hotel and be ready for cultural dinner. Stay over night at the hotel

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu

Today an  early morning drive will come to pick you up from your hotel and transfer to  the airport for 01 hrs scenic Mt Everest Experience fight includes all the mountian range from east to west. Back to hotel for  breakfast, after breakfast your tours guide will take you to the day  sightseeing tours to Monkey Temple- one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa in Valley,  Pashupatinath- the cremation places of Hindu death body, Bodhanath- the biggest  Buddhist temple, Patan Durbar Square- the finest example of metal and stone  carving back to 14th century. Stay over night at the hotel.

Day 03: Full day in Kathmandu

Today after breakfast, drive to Monastery for Meditation course.

Day 04: Full day in Kathmandu

Meditation course

Day 05: Full day in Kathmandu

Meditation course

Day 06: Fly to Lumbini

 Today after breakfast, you will transfer to the airport for scenic flight to Bhairahawa and transfer to the Lumbnin, the birth place of Buddha. Stay over night at the hotel.

Day 07: Full day in Lumbini

After breakfast, we begin the trip by driving away, 27km west of Lumbini; visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Siddhartha Gautam’s father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. Allow yourself for a moment to wander around and soak the atmosphere. There’s a museum nearby, The Kapilvastu Museum; the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house. End up the remarkable tour in Tilaurkot by visiting the shrines, monasteries and stupa near the sacred garden. Stay over night at the hotel.

Day 08: Full day in Lumbini

Meditation course

Day 09: Drive to Chitwan National Park

Today after breakfast, drive to Chitwan National Park. On arrival you have lunch and refreshment than you start some of the safari activities. Stay over night at the hotel.

Day 10: Full day in Chitwan National Park

Full Day Jungle activities include jungle safari on elephant back, nature walks, jungle drive, canoe ridge and bird watching in the park having 360 sq. miles of tall grassland and thick forests. We will attempt to search out some of the elusive animals of the Terai, and with the skill of the fully will encounter the one horned Rhino, various types of deer, boar and leopard and if we are very fortunate the elusive tiger. Later on this evening you will be able to watch Tharu Cultural Dance. Stay over night at the hotel.

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu

Today in the morning you will have one of the safari activities before the breakfast then after breakfast you will drive back to Kathmandu through the scenic countryside. Stay over night at the hotel.
Note:  You can fly to Kathmandu which takes 25min

Day 12: Final departure

Today you will transfer to the international airport for final departure or join another activity with us

“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”

We wish you have a wonderful time with us!

Trip Cost:

US $1150.00 per person
Single Supplement US $250.00

Price includes:

  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • Welcome Dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • 03 night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Lumbani with all necessary entrance fee and privet       vehicle
  • 03 Nights twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Lumbani
  • Kathmandu to Lumbini by flight and Lumbini to Chitwan to Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Mt Everest flight with private transportation
  • 02night/03 day safari activities on full board meals plan in Chitwan national Park
  • 03 Nights/04 Days Meditation course at Monastery  on full board in Kathmandu and 01 day meditation course in Lumbani

Price does not include:

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate fee in USD and two passport size photo)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Airport departure tax (RS 200.00 per person per departure) for domestic flight
  • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu and  Lumbani
  • Meals during the traveling time
  • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in city because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the tours (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)Tips to the guide and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column
  1. Bag pack.
  2. Day bag.( Small handbag)
  3. Sports shoes or sandal.
  4. Sun Hat, cap
  5. Flees jacket.
  6. Pullover or warm sweeter.
  7. Raincoat.
  8. 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
  9. Hand gloves.
  10. 2/3 pairs of trousers
  11. 3/4 pairs of shirts.
  12. 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  13. Eye glass
  14. Water bottle.
  15. Flash or Torch light.
  16. Camera and batteries.
  17. Sun cream.

Where do I apply to get my visa?
The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration office at the entry points of Nepal.

What if I decided to stay more than 60 days in Nepal? Where and what should I do to extend my Tourist Visa?
There’s no problem in it. The Immigration Department of Kathmandu or Pokhara can extend the visa for another 30 days and the charge for this is US$ 50. Indeed the visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal under tourist-visa for more than 150 cumulative days.

How to Enter Nepal?
In order to fly directly to Nepal from your home country, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. TIA has direct air link with Osaka, Shanghai, London, Frankfurt, Hongkong, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Bombay and Calcutta. Lufthansa, Royal Nepal Airlines (RNAC), Air India, Singapore Airlines, Thai are the airlines that carry most of the foreign travelers into Kathmandu; and if you buy tickets from any other airlines, you will probably connect with one of these airlines for the final leg of your flight. Alternatively, if you have time and enthusiasm, traveling overland to Nepal via India is an option.

When is the best time to travel in Nepal? 
The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and February to May.

What is the national language of Nepal?
Nepal’s national language is called Nepali. It is written in Devnagri Script. This script is the same as the one used in Hindi language – the national language of India. There are more than 72 different spoken languages in Nepal. It is also official language of Nepal.

What’s the common form of greeting in Nepal?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you? I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?

  • Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one’s home
  • Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
  • Taking photographs inside the most temples are considered illegal
  • Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
  • Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel

What time is it now in Nepal and what’s the phone code?
Nepali time is GMT/UTC plus 5 Hours 45 minutes. Area code for dialing to Nepal: Country Code: 977 Kathmandu City Code: 1 (e.g. 977 1 4360935 First three digits is the country code, second is the area code, the last digits are telephone numbers.

What is the currency of Nepal?
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn’t been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found: 1 paisa, 5 paisa, 10 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.

Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.

Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?
Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming’ package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.

What are health requirements to visit Nepal? 
Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal. Your doctors can advice you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal.

What about getting to Nepal from Tibet?

The crossing between Nepal and Tibet via Kodari is only open to organized groups but not to individual travelers heading north. Be prepared with alternative plans if you’re thinking about using this route, because landslides regularly make it impassable during the monsoon.

Safe drinking water 

Basically, we can get mineral water bottles. we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in hotels and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water, helpful for protection of environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items
Hydro electricicty or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, ipod, iphone etc. Hotels or lodges provide these facilities. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Garbage Disposal
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbages in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.

Travel Insurance
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities 
All the hotels houses offers hot showers, which can be in bathroom. Every lodge have some kind of washing facilities according to the standard of hotel. Toilet are mainly Asian squat style.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Trekking planner is ta government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We required non-fundable deposit Of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book a flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims as well as permit process. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and amount can be either bank transfer or western Union, money gram as well as through credit cards and the rest amount must be paid upon your arrival to Nepal.

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