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The word kalachakra means cycles of time, and the Kalachakra system presents three such cycles - external, internal and alternative. The external and internal cycles deal with time as we normally know it, while the alternative cycles are practices for gaining lliberation from these two.
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5 Nights | 6 Days
THE ABOVE PACKAGE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:-
|From 01-July-14 to 15-July-14||Rs. 57,250|
|For Rest of the Duration||Rs. 33,625|
5 Nights | 6 Days
TWX Exclusive Deluxe Camp – LEH.
Day 01 : Arrival Leh.
Arrival Leh. Your representative will meet, greet, assist and transfer you to Kalchakra Highland Camp in Choglamsar / Leh. Rest of the day is free to acclimatize to the high altitude of Ladakh. Overnight at Highland Camp.
Day 02 : Kalchakra Pooja Ceremony & Sightseeing.
After breakfast take a short walk (3/4 km) to the ceremonial ground to witness and attend the Kalchakra ceremony. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, along with the monks of Namgyal Monastery and other senior lamas, will conduct rituals, which will prepare and consecrate the venue. For less active travelers cars are available for drop & pick up.
Schedule for Kalchakra as announced by organizing committee is as follows. However, schedules may change and new timings ANNOUNCED on daily basis.
03rd – 05th July His Holiness the Dalai Lama, along with the monks of Namgyal Monastery and other senior lamas, will conduct rituals, which will prepare and consecrate the venue.
These include chanting of prayers, creation of the sand mandala and other rituals as well.
06th – 08th July His Holiness will give preliminary teachings.
09th July The Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by the monks of Namgyal Monastery.
10th – 13th July His Holiness will confer the Kalachakra Initiation.
14th July Long life empowerment (tsewang) and a ceremony offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed.
These include chanting of prayers, creation of the sand mandala and other rituals as well. Return to your camp.
After lunch drive shortly to Stok village to visit the Palace where Royal family of Ladakh still lives in upper quarters. Visit Stok Museum. Return to your camp for lunch. Post lunch drive to Leh town. Visit Shanti Stupa, Sankar Gompa and Leh Palace. Overnight at the Highland Camp.
STOK PALACE & MUSEUM: The palace of the banished royal family, Stok has a museum which displays fabulous period costumes and jewelry of the royalty along with exquisite Thankas representing the life style of Shakya Muni. Interesting historical objects like coins, armor, weapons, precious jades and porcelain too can be seen here.
SANKAR GOMPA & VILLAGE: A relatively modern monastery, it is closely associated with the Spituk monastery and served as the residence of the late head priest-Kushak Bakula. A number of gold icons are to be found here.
SHANTI STUPA (Japanese Peace Pagoda) : Shanti Stupa/Japanese peace pagoda is build by a Japanese religious organization headed by Head monk Nakamura with the help from the organization and local people. It is situated at a hill top in Cahngspa village providing a bird eye view of the Leh town and the surrounding mountain peaks. Architecturally it has the Japanese touch with small clean rooms on the side for meditators and the main Japanese shrine at the entrance.
Leh palace : The Namgyal Tsemo (victory Peak) was build by King Tashi Namgyal after the reunification of upper and lower Ladakh and victory over Hor and their bodies are placed under an image of Mahakala, the guardian deities to stop further invasion of Hor. The Leh palace known as ’Lechen Palkhar’ was built by Singay Namgyal around in the beginning of 17th Century A.D. The nine-storied palace is now deserted, and the ASI (Archeological Survey Of India) has taken up the renovation work.
Day 03 : Kalchakra & sightseeing Around Leh
Morning after breakfast visit Shey Monastery, proceed to visit Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Overnight at Highland Camp.
SHEY PALACE AND GOMPA: Situated on a hillock 15 Kms upstream from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family. According to tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kinds. A 7.5 mts high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of its kind, is installed here.
THIKSEY GOMPA: 19 Kms from Leh, spectacularly sited, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompas, containing images, stupas and wall paintings of Buddha, which are exquisite.
HEMIS GOMPA: 40 Kms from Leh, it is the wealthiest, best known and biggest Gompa of Ladakh. Its popularity stems from the major annual festival held here in summer. The festival is in honor of Guru Padma Sambhava’s birth anniversary. It also has the largest Thanka in Ladakh which is unfurled once in 12 years (nest in 2004) Hemis was built in 1630 during the reign of Singge Namgyal, an illustrious ruler of Ladakh. It flourished under the Namgyal Dynasty for the royalty favored the Drugpa sect, which is managed the monastery. It is divided into two, the assembly hall on the right and the main temple on the left. The hall (Dukhang) is also used as “green room” by the dancers during the festival. The temple is known as Tshogkhang. The verandahs have a surfeit of frescoes, among them the Buddhist “Wheel Of Life” (Kalachakra) and the lords of the four quarters, besides the prayer wheel.
Day 04 : Kalchakra
Attend and participate all day Kalchakra Ceremony. You may return to your camp for Lunch & some rest.
Day 05: Leh – Alchi - Leh (full day excursion)
After breakfast drive to Alchi. Enroute visiting Gurdwara Pathar Sahib & Likir monastary. Stop enroute for lunch at Hotel Uletokpo.
PATHAR SAHIB: Gurdwara Pathar Sahib is a beautiful Sikh faith temple constructed in the memory of Guru Nanak, founder of the Sikh religion. “Gurdwara” which literally means “Gateway to Guru” was built in 1517 to commemorate visit of Guru Nanak to the region of Ladakh.
During his lifetime Guru Nanak travelled to many distant places and one such place was Tibet. Guru Nanak is well respected by Tibetan Buddhists who consider him a saint; His Holiness Dalai Lama has confirmed that Tibetans revere Guru Nanak as a Buddhist saint under the name of Guru Gompa Maharaj.
LIKIR GOMPA: Founded in the 11th century and rededicated to a different monastic order in the 15th century, its earlier Gompa was destroyed in a fire. The present Gompa dated back to the 18th century. Skilled craftsmen producing excellent Thankas, earthen pots and carved wooden folding stools, live here in the village. Majestically situated, Likir commands a spectacular view. A magnificent giant Jupiter tree, one of the few survivors of its species, stands in the courtyard.
ALCHI GOMPA: 70 Kms from Leh, on the banks of the Indus, is the Alchi Gompa dating a thousand years back. One of its walls features thousands of miniature sized pictures of the Buddha. Three large sized images made of clay and painted brightly are its focal attractions. No longer an active religious center, it is looked after by monks from the Liker monastery. This is the only monastery amongst 34 monasteries, which is not located on a hilltop.
Day 06 : Fly to Delhi
|Price(Per Person)||:||Rs. 33,625*|