Duration: 12 Days
Start Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
End Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Primary Activities: Sightseeing and Meditation.
Other Activities: Local Culture & Cuisine, Visiting Monasteries and Monks.
Bhutan is a Buddhist Country and popular for Monk Monastery Meditation. This Bhutan Monk Monastery Meditation tour is one of the best tour where you can retreat your mind body and soul in the beauty of the last Shangri La. Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or as an end in itself and Yoga is a generic term for the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India with a view to attain a state of permanent peace. Meditation has been linked to a variety of health benefits. Many traditions in which meditation is practiced, such as Sahaja Yoga, Transcendental Meditation, Buddhism, Hinduism, and other religions, advise members not to consume intoxicants, while others, such as the Rastafarian movements and Native American Church, view drugs as integral to their religious lifestyle.
In this Bhutan Monk Monastery Meditation tour you can have meditation and yoga in a peace environment in Bhutan visiting the monasteries and interacting with the monks of Bhutan. There are many meditation and yoga tour in Bhutan among them Taktshang Meditation Tour, Bumthang Meditation Tour, Tango Meditation Tour are some of them.
Day 01: Fly to Paro (2200m)
Day 02: Paro sightseeing
Day 03: Hike to Taktsang (Tiger Nest Monastery)
Day 04: Drive to Thimphu (2200m)
Day 05: Continue sightseeing
Day 06: Thimphu to Punakha (1300m)
Day 07: Punakha-Wangdue-Paro
Day 08: Departure
Day 01: Fly to Paro (2200m).
Today you will fly to the only international airport of Bhutan from Kathmandu. The flight to Bhutan is about one hour. On your flight you can also get a chance to see the highest peak of the world Mt.Everest and other surrounding peaks on a clear day. Upon your arrival at Paro our representatives from Bhutan will receive you at the airport. After that they will take you to the hotel on a private vehicle. After that you can take a tour to Paro City or take rest at the hotel. Overnight at Paro.
Day 02: Paro sightseeing.
Today we will have our breakfast and begin sightseeing at Paro. We will visit the watchtower of Paro Dzong which is currently the National Museum where we can see rare Bhutanese artifacts which reminds of the rich culture and history of Bhutan. After that we will continue sightseeing towars Rinpung Dzong which literally means “Fortress of the heap of jewls”. There you can see the administrative and religious headquarters for the Paro district. After this we will take a short walk to the Pachu River. You can take rest and relax on the shores of the river. We will have our lunch and then drive to Drukgyel Dzong. This is the historical landmark where the brave Bhutanese armies stopped the Tibetans and drove them back. We will then visit Jumolhari the ‘Mountain of the Goddess’ after that we will visit ‘Kichu Lhakhang’ which is one of the oldest and most scared shrine of Bhutan. After visiting the sites we will go back to the hotel. Overnight at Paro.
Day 03: Hike to Taktsang (Tiger Nest Monastery).
Today we will visit to Taktsang Monastery. Taktsang Monastery is one of the most popular and must visit places of Bhutan. The word Taktasng means the ‘Tiger’s Nest’. The monastery is one of the sacred places of Bhutan. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava who brought the Buddhism in Bhutan came here flying on the back of tigress. Upon reaching the monastery we will do meditation within the perimeters or near the monastery. The hike today is about 5 hours.
Day 04: Drive to Thimphu (2200m).
We will have our breakfast and then drive to Thimpu which is the capital city of Bhutan. We will visit the King’s Memorial Chorten which was built in the memory of the 3rd King of Bhutan. After that we will visit Changangkha monastery and tallest building of Bhutan. After that we will visit the National Library of Bhutan which contains ancient rare and religious texts and manuscripts. After visiting the sites we will get back to the hotel. Overnight at Thimpu.
Day 05: Continue sightseeing.
Today is our second day sightseeing at Thimpu. We will visit the Textile and Folk Heritage museum and visit Handicraft Emporium. Here you can buy locally made handwoven products as a souvenirs. After that we will take a tour to the Post Office and then visit Simitokha Dzong which is the oldest and Largest Fortress of Bhutan. Overnight at Thimpu.
Day 06: Thimphu to Punakha (1300m).
We will have our breakfast and drive to Punakha from Thimpu. On our way to Thimpu we will also cross Dochula Pass which is a home to 108 memorial Chortens and also visit Druk Wangya Lhakhang. After that we will pass the Bhutan’s first Royal Botanical Park and then finally reach Punakha. The drive to Punakha from Thimpu is about 2 and half hours. After reaching Punakha we will visit the Punakha Dzong which lies at the middle of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu River. At the evening we will take a short Hike to Chimi Lakhang which was built in the 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kuenley and also known as ‘The Temple of Fertility’. Overnight at Punakha.
Day 07: Punakha-Wangdue-Paro.
We will have our breakfast and start our drive to Wangdue Dzong. It is situated on the top of the hill and provides a wonderful view of the valley. After visiting we will have our lunch at Thimpu and drive to Paro. Overnight at Paro.
Day 08: Departure.
We will have our breakfast at Paro and Fly to Kathmandu bidding a goodbye to Bhutan. After reaching Kathmandu you will be free until your departure from Nepal.