Annual Pilgrimage December 3rd to 16th

Younge Khachab Rinpoche invites you to join him on the annual YDL pilgrimage through the Kathmandu Valley and the Maratika Cave in Nepal. A pilgrimage plays an important role in a practitioner's life and practice. The Tibetan for pilgrimage is 'kora', which means to circumambulate or to travel the path around a sacred place. Going on a pilgrimage allows you to immerse yourself in the blessings of the lineage and an opportunity to accumulate great merit through your practice. This experience is often transformative for those who travel the path.

This year Rinpoche will be visiting Sikkim and then traveling to the four sacred pilgrimage sites in India where the Buddha attained awakening and taught. The pilgrims will journey to Lumbini, Bodh Gaya, Deer Park in Varanasi, and Kushinagar among other locations. At each of the holy sites you will receive teachings and meditate with Rinpoche. While there will be a planned itinerary there is often free time for people to continue to explore on their own. We will try to locate room shares for those who are interested and travel arrangements during the pilgrimage are shared equally by all participants.


Cost $800
$200 Deposit due by October 1, 2019
Everyone responsible for own airfare, food and lodging
The complete itinerary and travel dates are currently being finalized.
For more information please contact Greg Patenaude at:


  • Arrive in Gangtok, Sikkim by December 28, 2019.
  • Tour Sikkim and surrounding areas for 4 days.
  • Finish with ten days in India (travel arrangements to be made in Kathmandu).
  • Formal pilgrimage ends on January 11, 2023.