Bhutan Yoga Journey (7 days)

As more people search for a deeper meaning from their travel, Bhutan Lhayul Tours & Travels have created an incredible Yoga Journey in Bhutan, the perfect place to deepen your yoga practise.

Bhutan Lhayul Tours & Travels | Yoga in Bhutan

 

Set in one of the world’s most spiritual settings you’ll practise daily asanas and meditation in a breath-taking Himalayan backdrop. You are assured of a truly authentic experience, visiting some of the best destinations Bhutan has to offer, giving you an unique insight into Himalayan life, belief and culture. Experience the peaceful, gentle rhythm of rural life, the warmth of the people and their unforgettable traditions. One visit is rarely enough and it can be hard to leave the Himalayas behind!

Immerse yourself in the serenity and reverence of ancient Dzongs and temples. Encounter postcard-perfect scenery as the lilac flowers of jacaranda trees lay before you in picturesque valleys. Enjoy stunning vistas, magnificent forests and rushing Himalayan rivers.

Then, the jewel in your Bhutan yoga journey, visit Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), Bhutan’s most famous site. This ancient structure clings miraculously to a sheer cliff, rising 1000 metres from the valley floor. Walk up through blue pines, passing water powered prayer wheels, to this most holy site. Be moved by peacefulness. The only sounds to be heard are prayer flags blowing in the wind.

Led by yoga teachers, you will share their passion for the power of yoga with them. Suitable for any style of yoga and level of fitness, classes may flow gently, invigorate or be deeply relaxing and restorative. Your Yoga journey in Bhutan will leave you feeling nurtured, realigned and inspired.

 

Bhutan 7 Days Journey
Day 1: Arrive Paro and transfer to Thimphu

After you land at Bhutan’s International Airport located in Paro valley at 2280 meters above sea level, our guide (English speaking) will welcome and receive you offering a white scarf (Khadar) at the exit of the airport. It will be followed by an hour and half drive by Paachu and Wangchu river valleys to the capital city, Thimphu (2320m). On your way to the capital city, you will come across a magnificent 15th century temple called Taachog Temple (Lhakhang) which was built by a great iron builder Drupthop Thangthong Gyalpo. You can stop at this site to take pictures and take a short walk down to the river and walk across a 15thcentury old iron chain bridge built by the same builder.

On arrival to Thimphu city, sightseeing will begin after Hotel check-in and a short lunch break. The first place to visit will be a Memorial Stupa (Chorten) built in 1974 by her majesty Azhi Phuntsho Choden Wangchukin memory of late Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. It will be followed by 108 butter lamp offering ceremony which is meant for the wellbeing of all sentient beings and believed to bring good fortune. After completing the offering ceremony, you will visit a 169 feet Buddha statue one of the largest in the world.

Hotel:Overnight at Thimphu in Hotel Phuntshopelri.

Day 2: Thimphu (Teaching on Buddhism & Yoga Course)

After breakfast you will be assisted to wear a traditional dress of Bhutan (Gho & Kira) and will have an audience with a Buddhist Master. In the morning Buddhist Master (Rinpoche) will make a discourse on Introductory talk on Buddhism followed by Calm Abiding Meditation (Samantha Yoga) and Breathing Yoga.

After lunch, you will be in a yoga dress (regular dress which will be comfortable for yoga and exercises) and there will be a practical demonstration of Yoga by the Master. The day will end with a blessing ceremony.

Hotel:Overnight at Thimphu in Hotel Phuntshopelri.

Day 3: Thimphu (Meditation Practice & Spa/Massage experience)

  The third day of the visit will be spent self-practicing Samantha & Breathing Yoga until lunch in a Temple in a calm and peaceful location. After lunch you will visit Changangkha temple built in 12th century. Inside the temple, one can see the original old wall paintings and unique statue of god of compassion in the form of 11 faces in seating poster and hundreds of religious scriptures written in gold. Following this, you will make a visit to see the art work of zorigchusum (13 traditional arts and crafts) at a nearby painting school.

  You will also Visit folk heritage museum to see typical example of traditional farmhouse and visit textile weaving centre. There, one can see traditional weaving style of our national dresses. If time permits, a visit will be made to the Tashichhodzong, which houses some ministries, the office and throne room of His Majesty the King and the Central Monk Body. In the evening you can have spa/massage experience.

  Hotel:Overnight at Thimphu in Hotel Phuntshopelri.

  Day 4: Thimphu - Punakha

  The day will begin with a drive to Bhutan's old capital Punakha which is approximately 2hrs drive from the capital. On the way, you will come across 108 Buddhist stupa and also visit Druk Wangyal Temple. From the same site you will have a paronomic view of eastern Himalayas in fine weather. The drive will continue down to low lying valley of Punakha at 1220 metres above sea level.

  At Punakha, you will visit Punakha dzong (palace of great happiness) one of the beautiful dzongs in the country Bhutan. Built in 1636, it stands beautifully at the confluence of two rivers, Mo chu and Pho chu.

  After lunch, you will hike to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Stupa for around one hour and practice yoga for 30 minutes to 1 hour. You can also enjoy a valley view of Nyizergang and Kabesa village.

  Hotel:Overnight at Punakha at Meri puensum Resort.

  Day 5: Punakha - Paro

  On way back to Paro, you will take a pleasant walk through terraced fieldson the way to chime Lhakhang (temple of fertility) built in 15th century by the first cousin brother of divine madman lama NgawangChogyal. The visit will take about an hour.

  On arrival to Thimphu you will be stop to have the lunch at one of the local restaurant. After lunch then continue the drive to Paro for 1 hour. Cultural sightseeing at Paro will start with a visit to Ta dzong (watch tower) which was built in 1951 and it was used as a watch tower to defend Ringpungdzong and Paro valley during the time of war and converted into national museum in 1967.

  The museum was partially destroyed by an earthquake in September 2011 and is under renovation but one can still see a magnificent collection of Bhutanese artifacts like costumes, religious Thangka paintings, arm weapons, and a fascinating collection of Bhutan stamps in new gallery. You will also visit Paro Ringpung dzong, one of the finest examples of Bhutanese architecture. If still feel energetic you can take a short walk down to the cantilever bridge.

  After 5 pm you will move to Kyichu temple, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan built in 7th Century and do Yoga for around one hour.

  Hotel:Overnight at Paro in Hotel Olathang.

  Day 6: Paro (Hike to Taktsang Monastery)

  The last day of the tour will be a hike to the sacred Taktsang Goenpa (tiger nest monastery) which was built on the rock face at 900 meters above the valley floor.

  Legend says Guru Rinpoche during his second visit to Bhutan in 8th century has flown to the place riding on a tigress to subdue demon Singye Samdrup and meditated here for three months. Later temporary ruler of Bhutan Gyalshe Tenzin Rabgay built a monastery in 16thcentury at a same location. It one of the most highlighted holy sites of the tourist as well a place where Bhutanese believe a must visit site once in a life time.

  In the evening, you will visit a farmhouse and have experience traditional Bhutanese dinner and have hot stone bath.

  Hotel:Overnight at Paro in Hotel Olathang.

  Day 7: Departure

  Today we will bid fond farewell to this beautiful Himalayan country and take an early flight back to onwards destination. We hope by now you would have made some friends and also kept many photos and beautiful memories of Bhutan! And we look forward to seeing you again in this beautiful land of endless Enchantments!

   
Hotel Olathang in Paro














Hotel Puntshopelri in Thimphu





Hotel Meriphunsum in Punakha






Starting from USD
$1200 (low season)
$1500 (high season)
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Note:
  • Above cost is per person cost based on 3 Pax
  • Surcharge for 1 pax is USD 40 per person per night
  • Surcharge for 2 pax is USD 30 per person per night
  • Low season are months of December, January, February, June, July, August
  • High season are months of March, April, May, September, October, November
  • For overlap of months, please write to us and we will send you the pricing
Tour Cost Includes:
  • Welcome by our local staff at Airport
  • 100% Private guided tour
  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) at designated restaurants or hotels
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotel
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • An experienced driver
  • Luxury SUV vehicle
  • Entry fees & road permits etc
  • Government fee, Royalty of US$ 65 per day, taxes & surcharges
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip
Tour Cost Does Not Includes
  • Visa for Bhutan US$ 40
  • Airfare to and from Bhutan
  • Travel/ medical insurance
  • Use of bar and beverage in the hotels
  • Tips and gratuity (optional) to local staffs
  • All personal gears, personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, shopping etc.
  • Any additional charges beyond mention itinerary /any alteration by self-interest.
  • Bank Transfer Charge US$ 50 per transaction
  • Discovery Bhutanese cultural: Visit to major dzongs (fortress) & Monasteries in Thimphu, Paro & Punakha
  • Explore the beauty of nature: Short hiking in the Himalayan Kingdom.
  • Experience the beauty of Buddhism: Having Buddhism teaching course from the Buddhist master and blessing ceremony.
  • Have the teaching and Calm Abiding Meditation (Samantha Yoga) Course and then Breathing Yoga Course.
  • Enjoy the peace of mind: Yoga and meditation courses; offering of the 108 butter lamp ceremony for wellbeing

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