A Journey Through the Home of Vajrayana ~
Nepal, Tibet and the Mount Kailash Kora!
You are cordially invited to join His Eminence Zimwock Tulku Rinpoche on a pilgrimage to tour historic and sacred places in Nepal and Tibet, including the mystical Mt Kailash.
Experience the cultural richness of Nepal with its ancient Hindu culture and thriving Buddhist community. In Tibet, explore the wonders of the holy city of Lhasa and visit Nalandra Monastery in the Phenpo Valley, the seat of Zimwock Rinpoche in Tibet. Journey to Nagchuka in the north, home of the 5th Zimwock Rinpoche, then travel south and west over spectacular high mountain passes to the southwest to Lake Manasarovar and the Kailash massif. Our journey to will include the option of a 3 day trek/kora of 53km around the base of holy Mt Kailash.
A full itinerary will be posted here shortly.
It is important to be healthy and physically fit to manage this journey. With many days at high altitude, long drives and basic accommodation on many nights, this pilgrimage will test both physical and psychological stamina. Yet it is such difficulties that can yield the greatest experiences for pilgrims.
Tibetans believe that a single kora around Mt Kailash will wipe away the sins of this lifetime. In this auspicious Year of the Wood Horse 2014, the benefits will be much greater.
NB: All participants are strongly encouraged to take out private health and travel insurance as insurance is not included in the cost.
23 JULY 2014 – MELBOURNE TO KATHMANDU
28 JULY 2014 – KATHMANDU TO LHASA
22 AUG 2014 – TIBET TO KATHMANDU
25 AUG 2014 – KATHMANDU TO MELBOURNE
TWIN SHARE USD 6,285.00
+ SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS USD 390.00 NEPAL HOTELS
USD 425.00 TIBET HOTELS
The total cost per person includes:
- All international flights between Melbourne/Kathmandu/Melbourne and Lhasa/Kathmandu,
- Accommodation 8 nights in Nepal and 25 nights in Tibet, in 3 star accommodation where available
- Daily breakfast, and some meals
- Chinese Visa and Permit to Tibet,
- English-speaking Tour Guide
[Note: The above total cost is based on 12 participants and may vary depending on the final number of pilgrims in the group.]
NON-TREK PILGRIMS: Stay at Darchen for the 3 nights at an additional cost of USD105.00 per person whilst other participants undertake the trek around Mt Kailash.
Horses are also available on this trek for an additional cost of USD250.00 for 3 days.
To register your interest and firm commitment, kindly contact our Pilgrimage Co-ordinator Heather Morris :-
Email firstname.lastname@example.org OR
Telephone 03 9859.8321 [10am – 5pm]
to receive advice on Registration, Travel Itinerary, Cost, and relevant information on International Air Travel Regulations and Requirements, Accommodation and Tours, Travel Insurance, Passports, Visas and recommended immunisations.
To avoid disappointment, please be advised that places on this Pilgrimage are limited. As we are required to make reservations for the international travel between Melbourne-Kathmandu-Melbourne and Lhasa-Kathmandu, a deposit is required in advance. Please contact Heather for banking details.
- Pilgrimage deposit of US$2,000 is required by 15 March 2014.
- Balance to be paid by 30 May 2014.