The 1st Pad Yatra - Holy Places

Participants200 yatris
LocationHoly Places of Buddha
SummaryNepal to India / 500km /45 days
Period2006

His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa took with him 9 Rinpoches and 180 nuns and monks on a 500km Pad Yatra in the holy places of Lord Buddha in 2006. This was the first part of 1200km walking journey, visiting the eight holy places of Buddha. The second part of the journey took place in 2007.

This would be a historic trial run of what eventually became an annual program to promote environmentalism, education and gender equality.

The 1st Pad Yatra in 2006

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