"Last Shangri-La" a land locked destination which is nestled peacefully between north China and to the south, east and west by India. Bhutan takes pride in becoming the first country where Gross National Happiness (GNH) is deemed more important than Gross National Product. It is an emerging wellness destination in Asia which is rich in culture while the spectacular sceneries of the beautiful natural surrounding will keep you close to the nature.
Retreat Features and Activities
The only entry point to Bhutan when travelling by air is Paro international airport and can be reached only via Druk Air which is the national carrier of Bhutan. Druk Air flights are routed via Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra,Budha Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore & Mumbai. Flying to Bhutan can be quite fascinating with the view of snow glazed mountains including Mt. Everest.
The national currency in Bhutan is the ngultrum (Nu). Foreign currencies can be changed either at the airport or banks. While the preferred medium of payment is cash there are number of shops accepting credit cards.
Gross national happiness is the development philosophy of Bhutan and it is definitely something to explore as a tourist where the material things have become less important in the lives of Bhutanese. Mingle with the local crowd, join GNH talks at a resort or simply travel in Bhutan to explore happiness.
As one of the last strongholds of Vajrayana Buddhism, meditation and mediation retreats are a common practice amongst Monks and Buddhist practitioners in Bhutan. Small retreat centers and hermitages are located all over the country, usually next to temples, monasteries and monastic schools. Buddhist influence Bhutan is enriched with many spiritual activities such as meditation sessions, blessings by monk, lightening butter lamps and offering prayer flags. Bhutanese architecture is well displayed in the beautiful monasteries which is a must see in Bhutan.
Many resorts offer trekking trails where you will walk pass picturesque sceneries, lazy valleys, lush greenery and ancient monasteries enjoying the unspoiled beauty of Bhutan.
On Arrival in Paro, our representative will welcome you with a welcome scarf with 8 lucky signs for swift travel throughout your stay with us.
Transfer to Thimpu & visit spirituall sights on your way.
You will be staying in Thimpu for 03 Nights.
Transfer to Paro on day 04.
Spend the other 03 Nights in Paro enjoying the serenity of Bhutan.
- Ancient Himalayan Buddhist monastery
- Tacho Gang temple iron Bridge
- Fortress of the glorious religion
- Meditating with nuns
- Night meditation at the memorial stupa
- Guided meditation at the Buddha Point
- Thimphu valley
- Changangkha Lhakhang: The popular oldest temple in Thimphu perched on a hill
- Thimphu fortress-Tashi Chhoedzong
- Lungchutse Monastery
- Dochula Pass with 108 Stupas
- Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan
- Punakha Suspension Bridge
- Visit and meditate at one of the oldest and unexplored pilgrim sites in Paro called Drak kapo
- Learn how to cook Bhutan’s National dish” Ema dastse”
- Taktshang Monastery (The Tiger's nest)
- Hot-stone bath (at an extra cost)
When you visit Bhutan, you will be entering a destination which is not only beautifully located in the mountains and valleys of Great Himalayas but you will be also entering a zone of only carbon negative country where you can breathe freely and inhale fresh air at every corner. A visit to Bhutan will be a wellness experience like no other as you