August 18–September 1, 2020

 

Overview

Itinerary

Details

 

Why people look for Guru, the dispeller of darkness?

Often we identify ourselves with teachers instead of allowing our attention to focus on the teachings embodied by the teacher. We decided to dedicate a chapter of our journeys to all people involved in any spiritual path of any experience and of any age.

Our theme for this journey: Self remembering and absorption with the teachings. Eventually we can come to understand that Teacher, Teachings and Self are One. If you are reading these words, this is the moment in life for this journey. You can find the money and the time, you will never regret it. Reach beyond what you think is possible and touch the deepest of the depth. Help is here to show you the way to look for inner peace and life satisfaction, in the Latin sense of this word, fully purposed.

From Delhi, to Amritsar, Dharamsala ( McLeod Ganj), Ladakh, and Varanasi this pilgrimage will provide an overview of Hinduism, Sufism ( Islam), Sikhism, Jainism, and Tibetan and Lamanistic Mahayana Buddhism. For example, in Leh we will learn from a professor at the Institute of Buddhist Studies, and then from a senior local lama at our morning prayer ceremony visit to Thiksey. At Spitok, another local lama will be teaching us on the Kall Bharv statue and the cycle of life/death/reincarnation.

We guarantee a superb and diverse journey. Meditation and yoga as daily practice will be offered, as well as moments of sharing. All will be interwoven and orchestrated by experienced teachers and experts who have been dedicating their life to their Teachings.

 

Day 1, Tuesday, August 18 - Arrival in Delhi

Day 2, Wednesday, August 19 – Delhi

Day 3, Thursday, August 20 – Amritsar

Day 4, Friday, August 21 – Dharamsala/McLeodganj

Day 5, Saturday, August 22 – Dharamsala/McLeodganj

Day 6, Sunday, August 23 – Delhi

Day 7, Monday, August 24 – Leh/Ladkh

Day 8, Tueday, August 25– Leh/Ladkh

Day 9, Wednesday, August 26– Leh/Ladkh

Day 10, Thursday, August 27– Leh/Ladkh

Day 11, Friday, August 28 – Alchi

Day 12, Saturday, August 29 –  Leh/Ladkh

Day 13, Sunday, August 30 – Varanasi

Day 14, Monday, August 31 – Varanasi

Day 15, Tuesday, September 1 – Varanasi to Delhi

 

Patrizia De Libero

US$ 2,890 per person in double

Single supplement upon request

Based on a minimum of 10 participants

 

 

 

Day 1, Tuesday, August 18 - Arrival in Delhi

Arrive in Delhi. Half day to meet and discuss the religious distinctions of Hinduism and offshoots of this great religion.  Start with a quick visit to the B’hai temple of worship, The Lotus Temple, and visit to Akshardham Temple for a talk on the sacred Bhagavad Gita.

Day 2, Wednesday, August 19 – Delhi

Visit to Parsi Anjuman and Jama Masjid / Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib / Jain Temple and get a glimpse of the various living religions in North India.

Day 3, Thursday, August 20 – Amritsar

Take the morning fast train to Amritsar 0630/1245 hrs. Arrive and in the afternoon visit the Golden Temple and meet with a Sikh scholar to understand the basic tenets of Sikhism. Time permitting, visit the Durgiana Mandir. Evening return to see the temple all lit up and the shimmering lights on the temple water tank.

Day 4, Friday, August 21 – Dharamsala/McLeodganj

Leave by bus for Dharamsala/McLeodganj (5 hours). After settling in, visit the Namgyal Monastery (the main monastery of HH Dalai Lama) and meet with a Tibetan scholar to understand the basic tenets of Buddhism.

Day 5, Saturday, August 22 – Dharamsala/McLeodganj

Morning visit the Tsuglagkhang Temple Complex ( the official monastery of the Dalai Lama). In the afternoon visit the Norbulingka Institute to learn about Tibetan culture and lifestyle.

Day 6, Sunday, August 23 – Delhi

Morning free in McLeodganj. After lunch leave for the airport at Dharamsala and take Spicejet flight at 1610/1735 for Delhi. Stay overnight in Delhi

Day 7, Monday, August 24 – Leh/Ladkh

Flight to Leh ( Ladakh). Arrive and rest till late afternoon. In the evening take a walking tour to the bazaar and town center.

Day 8, Tueday, August 25– Leh/Ladkh

Begin Ladakh tour with an early morning visit to the Thikse monastery and the morning prayer ceremony at this monastery, famous for it being patterned on the Potala in Tibet. Visit the monastery and discuss the Gelugpa sect’s importance in Tibetan Buddhism. Return to Leh via the Institute of Tibetan Buddhism

Day 9, Wednesday, August 26– Leh/Ladkh

Day 10, Thursday, August 27– Leh/Ladkh

Two days in Leh for visits to a few monasteries as well discovering the lifestyle and culture of this beautiful barren land.

Day 11, Friday, August 28 – Alchi

Overnight trip to Alchi with visit to Alchi and Lamayuru monasteries with a focus on Maitreya Buddha and Avlokiteshwara to whom the famous mantra – Om Mane Padme Hum – is attributed to.

Day 12, Saturday, August 29 –  Leh/Ladkh

Return from Alchi to Leh. Afternoon free for shopping at the Tibetan market.

Day 13, Sunday, August 30 – Varanasi

Flight to Delhi and connect to a flight for Varanasi. In the evening attend the “aarti” ceremony on the ghats (riverfront steps) of the Ganges.

Day 14, Monday, August 31 – Varanasi

In Varanasi for visits.

Day 15, Tuesday, September 1 – Varanasi to Delhi

Half a day in Varanasi. In the afternoon leave for flight to Delhi and then connect onward to your international flight (no accommodation or meal in Delhi).

 

The order of events and visits may be subject to change.

 

 US$ 2,890 per person in double

Based on a minimum of 10 participants

Single supplement pricing upon request.

  • 5 Internal flights as per program:** Price is based on average airfares. If airfares rise above the average, price may be subject to change, until first deposit is paid.
  • 14 nights’ accommodation on twin share basis
  • Delhi – Hotel Park 5*
  • Amritsar – Ramada Amritsar 4*
  • Dharamsala – Norbu House 4*
  • Leh – Nalanda Hotel 3*
  • Alchi – Zimskhang
  • Varanasi – Madin 5*
  • 14 breakfast at hotels
  • 14 dinners at hotels/independent restaurants
  • 1 lunch at Alchi
  • Special Guide services in Delhi, Leh, Varanasi
  • Scholars/subject experts in Dharamsala, Amritsar, Leh
  • 1 rickshaw ride at old Delhi
  • AC Chair car train to Amritsar with light lunch served
  • Entry fees at places specifically mentioned in program
  • Transport for the group on arrival & departure at Delhi, Amritsar, Leh and Varanasi
  • Sightseeing at Delhi, Amritsar, Dharamsala, Ladakh and Varanasi
  • 2 boat rides in Varanasi on the Ganges
  • Aarti ceremony at Varanasi
  • 2 cycle rickshaw rides at Varanasi
  • Journeys to the East facilitator and yoga teacher (Patrizia De Libero
  • Services of a tour manager from our company for tour facilitation (apart from Varanasi)
  • Presently applicable GST of 5%

 

  • International airfare, airport departure and taxes
  • Visa for India
  • Extra meals more than listed as part of the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any item not specified in the “Inclusions”
  • Any transfers not mentioned in the  detailed itinerary
  • Any sightseeing not mentioned in the detailed itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Telephone calls
  • Personal items

 

Please download Registration Form here and either:

Email to Patrizia at: info@journeystotheeast.com

or

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Kairos Pilgrimages

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Second deposit of $1,500: due March 1, 2020

Balance payment: due May 1, 2020

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In case of cancellation, the following fees apply:

  • First deposit of $500 is non-refundable
  • Second payment is 50% refundable until May 1, 2020
  • No refunds after May 1, 2020

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