Day 1, Arrival
Arrive at Paro. Your guide from Bhutan Tashi Pelbar Adventurel will receive you at Paro Airport (PBH) and drive you to the hotel. After lunch, visit Ta Dzong National Museum, which was built in 1656 and renovated in 1968.
You will also visit Rimpung Dzong, literally meaning “heap of jewels,” which was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. In the evening, you will have your first meditation at your hotel or the nearest temple, after which you shall have dinner. Dinner and overnight in hotel
Day 2, Drive to Thimpu
In the morning enjoy a serene walk and yoga practice in gardens or open space. After breakfast, visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, and Dungtse Lhakhang. After lunch, drive to Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu, just in time for a sunset for mediation . On the way, view Tamchog Lhakhang, dedicated in the 15th century to Thangthong Gyalpo, the bridge builder. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Day 3, Sightseeing in Thimpu
After a morning mediation session, you will visit the National Textile Museum, a paper-making factory, the Folk Heritage Museum, and Buddha Point. After lunch, visit Takin Preserve Centre. There will be leisure time in the evening. Dinner and overnight in Hotel Migmar or similar.
Day 4, Drive to Punakha
Start early morning with mediation session. Hike to Cheri Monastery. It was built in 1750. The monastery till today maintains spectacular views of the cascading mountain ranges. Retreat inward with a guided meditation led by resident monks. After lunch in Thimphu, drive to Punakha.
In Dochula, you can see the higher Himalayas, if the weather permits. Visit the Royal Botanical Park at Lam Pelri. Dinner and overnight in hotel
Day 5, Sightseeing in Punakha
After breakfast, visit Punakha Dzong, built in 1637, by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. After lunch, hike to Chhimi Lhakhang, dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley also known as “Divine Madman.” Dinner and overnight in Hotel
Day 6, Sightseeing in Punakha
Morning serenity walk and mediation practice. Hike to the Nalanda Monastery which is situated among the farming fields. Visit and meditate with the resident monks, partaking in their Buddhist teachings. Dinner and overnight in Hotel
Day 7, Drive to Thimpu
In the morning retreat and mediation at hotel and the drive to Thimphu and have lunch. You can have your personal exploration of Thimphu.
Day 8, Sightseeing in Thimpu
Visit School of the Traditional Arts and studios of local artists. Gleam insight into Bhutan’s history, rich with artistry, and appreciate how modern artists continue to express cultural histories. In the afternoon, continue yoga practice at a local venue. Dinner and overnight in Hotel
Day 9, Drive to Paro
Early morning retreat and meditation followed by breakfast in the hotel. Then drive to Paro. In the afternoon, relax with a massage at the hotel’s spa or meditate at the serene tea house or temple. Dinner and overnight
Day 10, Stay in Paro
After breakfast, hike to Taktsang Monastery. After lunch, relaxation perhaps in the form of massage or Bhutanese Hot Stone bath. Closing dinner
Day 11, Departure
Early morning drive to Paro Airport to catch your onward flight
Looking forward to serve you again.