Bhutan Spiritual & Wellness Tour Package With Monastic Stay -7Night 8Days

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Day 1: Paro-Thimphu (55Km/1Hour)

Stop At: Tashichho Dzong, Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
We can visit Tashichho Dzong, seat of the Royal Government and Central Monastic Body & Witness The Lowering of The Flag.

It is also one of the finest example of Bhutan Architecture
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Buddha Dordenma, Kuensel Phodrang Viewing Point, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
On top of a Thimphu valley overlooks the giant Buddha Statue. The statue is built to...
Itinerary

Day 1: Paro-Thimphu (55Km/1Hour)

Stop At: Tashichho Dzong, Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
We can visit Tashichho Dzong, seat of the Royal Government and Central Monastic Body & Witness The Lowering of The Flag.

It is also one of the finest example of Bhutan Architecture
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Buddha Dordenma, Kuensel Phodrang Viewing Point, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
On top of a Thimphu valley overlooks the giant Buddha Statue. The statue is built to bestow blessings,peace and happiness to the whole world
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), Thimphu Bhutan
The chorten was built in 1974. Due to its accessible location, it is a place where you will get to meet local Bhutanese.
Many elderly citizens spend whole day prostrating, circumambulating , chanting around the temple.

Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at certified 3* Property-Hotel Thimphu Tower/Similar

Day 2: THIMPHU- PHOBJIKHA (135 KMS/5-6 HOUR)

Stop At: Dochula Pass, Thimphu Bhutan
Drive via Dochu-la pass (3,088m/10,130ft) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the 108 chortens, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road.
If skies are clear, the high Himalayan peaks towards the north east will be revealed in all their glory. On a clear day, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158m), Tsendegang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m), Jejegangphugang (7,158m), Kangphugang (7,170m), Zongaphugang (7,060m) a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana, and finally, Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m.
You can hoist prayer flags & make incense smoke offering

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Gangtey, Gangtey, Wangdue Phodrang District
GANGTEY VALLEY EXPLORATION
The most beautiful and shortest of the existing nature trails in Bhutan. The trail hike starts from the Mani (like Chorten) stone wall to the north of the Gangtey Gonpa and ends in Khewa Lhakhang. The hike takes about 1hr 30minutes through the pine forest and small bamboo plants. You can see the Phobjikha valley so beautifully from this hike. It is one of the best hike places for the Nature lovers. During the winter months, we can see the endangered species of birds – Black Neck Cranes.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Gangtey Monastery, Gangtey Bhutan
• Gangtey Goenpa: is the main seat of the Pema Lingpa tradition which was established in 1613 by Gangteng Sangngak Choling.It overlooks the Phobjikha Valley.

In the evening you can take part in Evening prayer or have a discussion on Buddhism with the learned teacher.
Later join the dinner with the monks.

Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight At Gangtey Shedra (Monastic Stay)

Day 3: DAY 3 – GANGTEY SHEDRA

Stop At: Gangtey Monastery, Gangtey Bhutan
Schedule Activities
1. You can participate in morning prayer from 5:30 AM to 6:15Am
2. We can have an evening meditation class from 5:30pm to 6:30pm on Samantha meditation, loving and kindness or Vipassana.
3. You can also participate in evening prayer from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The other Things we can do are
- Learn Astrological Reading (Mo)
- Hoist Prayer flags
- Smoke Offering/Wine offering/ Butter Lamp Offering
- Picnic with monks
- Attending Dharma talk
- Private Meeting with the abbot (Khenpo) of Shedra
- Make a meal donation and serve the food to the monks
- Attend Dharma Talk
- Spiritual cleansing bestows by Trulku.
This Programme will be supervised by authentic Buddhist master. Some of the Buddhist master are not comfortable in English but there will be an English translator.
This Programme is designed by the Gangtey Shreda to help the visitors to overcome day to day stress and to give a glimpse of Buddhist way of life which is full of love and compassion. (Courtesy: Sherab Lhendrup, Gangtey Shreda)
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight At Gangtey Shedra (Monastic Stay)

Day 4: DAY 4: GANGTEY TO PUNAKHA (78KMS/3HRS)

Stop At: Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13001 Bhutan
Visit the ancient Punakha Dzong (a Dzong is a fortress-monastery) which dates back to the 17th century, spectacularly situated at the confluence of the Mo and Pho Rivers.
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Chimi L'hakhang Temple, Punakha Bhutan
• You will also have an optional short walk across the rice paddies to visit nearby Chimi Lhakhang, a lovely temple built by Lama Drukpa Kunley. Legend has it he subdued the demoness of the Dochu La with his "Magic Thunderbolt of Wisdom. “A wood effigy of the lama's thunderbolt is preserved in the Lhakhang, and childless women go to the temple to receive a Wang (blessing) from the saint.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, Punakha Bhutan
After Lunch we can hike to Khamsum Yulley.
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten: Built by the Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck, this Chorten is a splendid example of the Bhutanese architecture. It was built over eight and a half years and its details have been drawn from religious scriptures.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight At 3* Property- Dumra Farm Resort/Similar

Day 5: PUNAKHA TO PARO (120KMS/4HRS)

Stop At: Dra Karpo, Paro Bhutan
Perched on a small hill top of Paro valley lies a small monastery ‘Dra Karpo ‘ (split Rock), one of the holiest site in Bhutan. Guru Padmasambhava accompanied by his consort Dakini Yeshey Tshogyal and many other yogis and great master down the ages have blessed and sanctified the place. As you circumambulate you can see the foot and hand prints and many other auspicious signs and symbols believed to have manifesrted through some supernatural powers. Maybe owing to all these there is a mystique tranquility in the vicinity of Dra Karpo . It is believed that the demon took refuge inside the rock and Guru Rinpoche had Split the rock and subdued the demons.
It is believed that even the deadliest of your sin will be washed away if you can circumambulate 108 times around dra karpo.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at homestay/ 3* Certified Property

Day 6: PARO TAKTSHANG HIKE (4-6 HOURS)

Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail BT, Paro Bhutan
Hike to Taktshang Monastery, one of the holiest and the most beautiful sites of Bhutan. Taktshang, the tiger’s lair, acquires its name from the legend of its foundation, when in the 8th Century Guru Rinpoche, widely revered as the second Buddha, arrived from Tibet flying across the mountains on the back of a tigress.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Kyichu Lhakhang, Lamgong Gewog, Paro 12001 Bhutan
Visit the Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Dzongdrakha Temple, Paro Bhutan
Detour another holy place at Paro where the great master have meditated.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight At Homestay/3* Certified Properties

Day 7: PARO (VISIT CHUMPHU LHAKHANG)

Stop At: Chumphu Nye, Paro Bhutan
Chumphu Nye is located on a hilltop and completely isolated from the town. The whole trek is mesmerizing and gives you the feel of divine tranquility. It may take about 7 to 8 hours hike back and forth.
The walk is nurturing. The pristine environment filled in with rich faunal diversity with the touch of old man beard will promise you to make your hike a comforting one.
The whole hike is a Pilgrim progress. The stones, caves, waterfall all have their story to tell as you pass by. You will be walking the path which was once traversed by Guru Rinpoche, Khandrola Mendharawa and Khandrola Yeshey Tshogyel.
You can also choose to sit next to the cave where Guru and his consorts have meditated and feel the divine presence. The whole energy there is conducive for silence and meditation.
And the best part of the hike is witnessing the floating statue of Vajra Vairavi( Dorji Phamo). Literally both of her feet is above the ground defying gravity. See it to believe it.
Note: The Place is not touched by any kind of pollution yet. So, we request you to be gentle on it and be careful of the waste

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight At Homestay/3* Property

Day 8: Departure

Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
End of your travel to Bhutan. Our team will drive you to the Airport and bid farewell.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Punakha Dzong
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel drop-off
  • 7x Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Chumphu Nye
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup
  • 8x Breakfast
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - Tashichho Dzong
  • Entry/Admission - Dochula Pass
  • Entry/Admission - Chimi L'hakhang Temple
  • Driver/guide
  • Local taxes
  • Dinner
  • All activities
  • Entry/Admission - Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Buddha Dordenma
  • Breakfast
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Dzongdrakha Temple
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entry/Admission - Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)
  • Entry/Admission - Gangtey Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Kyichu Lhakhang
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • 7x Dinner
Not Included
  • Airfare
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Laundry
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Our guide along with the driver will come to pick you up and will be accompanying you throughout the tour till the drop to Airport

Airports

  • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan


9:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The rate given is starting from the lowest end (For Indian, Bangladeshi & Maldivians) as there are no royalties, visa fee and Surcharges applicable for them as per Tourism Council of Bhutan. For other nationalities other than the mentioned one, the Government royalties (Sustainable Development Fund) of USD 65 per person per night is applicable and also the one time Visa Fee of USD40 per person and if travelling in a group of one or two then the additional Government Supplement of USD 40 & USD 30 per person er night is applicable respectively. This is the minimum daily package requirement for visa approval.
  • The documents required for the visa approval would be a) Copy of valid passport(Validity should be at the least 6 months from the day you exit Bhutan b) Your Air Ticket Details
  • Please note that some of the sights/itinerary may change due to season, weather, national holidays, and special events. We maintain the rights to alter the itinerary since tours are made in advance and unforeseen circumstances that mandate change may arise. Itinerary changes are made to improve your overall travel experience in Bhutan
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The above itinerary(Gangtey Shreda Stay)will not be available from the mid of December and January as it is winter vacation for the monks. In few of the occasions like Drupchen,Festival, examination , there could be slight change in activity In order to attend this session ,it is advisable to make a pre booking. During the peak season the session will be already booked so we may not get the booking. This programme will be supervised by authentic Buddhist master. Some of the Buddhist master are not comfortable in English but there will be an English translator. This programme is designed by the Gantey Shreda to help the visitors to overcome day to day stress and to give a glimpse of Buddhist way of life which is full of love and compassion.(Courtesy: Sherab Lhendup, Gangtey Shreda)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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