12 days starting at USD $3,795 per person*
This spiritual journey in Bhutan gives the participants an introduction to the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation, practice the mind training and mindfulness exercises taught by a Buddhist monk in formal and informal settings. This retreat is geared to individual seekers who are interested in immersing themselves in a spiritual atmosphere in addition to sightseeing monasteries, and sacred places where some of the yogis and Vajrayana enlightened masters lived and practiced in Bhutan. Rejuvenation at a soul level!
Duration: 12 days
Group Size: 1 – 16
Tour Grading: Easy to Moderate
Key Words: Spiritual Retreat, Meditation, Mountain Flight, Tiger’s Nest
Best Season: March, April, May, September, October, and November
Trip Route: Paro, Thimphu, Dochu La Pass (3,050m/10,006ft), Punakha, Pele La Pass (3,300m/10,989ft), Trongsa, Yotong La Pass (3,424m/11234ft), Bumthang, Paro
Sights: Second-largest seated Buddha, Traditional Medecine Institute, Memorial Stupa, Punakha Dzong (Fortress), Chimmi Lhakhang (temple of fertility), Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery, Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa Tower Museum, Tharpaling Monastery, Jamby Lhakhang, Kurje Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, Paro Dzong (Fortress), Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest).
Highlights: Travel to 5 major cities, Hike to Tiger’s Nest, see the second-largest seated Buddha, visit the traditional art school, visit a farm house.
2 to 3 hours of meditation in a day. Walking or sitting meditation under the guidance of a Lama.
Trip at a Glance:
Day 01: Drive to Thimphu (Drive time 1 1⁄2 hr)
Day 02 – 03: Thimphu retreat
Day 04: Drive to Punakha (Drive time 3 hrs)
Day 05: Punakha
Day 06: Drive to Trongsa (Drive time 6 hrs)
Day 07: Drive to Bumthang (Drive time 3 hrs)
Day 08 – 09 – 10: Bumthang retreat
Day 11: Bumthang to Paro Mountain Flight (30 minutes)
Day 12: Tiger’s Nest Hike
Day 13: Depart
We use the best 3 star hotels and resorts for our tours and retreats. For 4-5 star luxury hotels, please email us your interest, we will send you a PDF from the hotel with the additional charges.
Hotels in Bhutan, are very charming and smaller with approx. 15-20 rooms with larger hotels have 35-50 rooms.
All ground transportation
Guide for entire tour
3 star hotels, single bed, shared rooms
All meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
$65 daily royalty, which is paid to the government of Bhutan which provides free healthcare and education to its citizens.
What’s not included
International fights into Bhutan
4 – 5 stars hotel (Can add for extra charge)
Visa fee ($40), passport and taxes fee
Alcoholic Beverages (may be purchased separately)