BHUTAN YOGA TOUR ITINERARY
Upon arrival in the beautiful mountain town of Paro, we’ll settle into our guides’ favorite family hotel that overlooks the town of Paro. We will have a gentle unwinding yoga practice and opening circle outside under prayer flags with a view to the valley below.
Post breakfast, we will delve into the history and culture of Bhutan with a visit to the National Museum and the historic monastery of Paro Dzong. Late afternoon there will be a restorative yoga and pranayama practice followed by a lovely and healthy dinner at our hotel.
After morning yoga and breakfast, we depart Paro and drive 90-minutes along a sweeping valley to Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu. Our guide will take you to some of his favorite local sights and experiences.
Following yoga and breakfast, we embark on an exciting and challenging 2-hour trek into pine and rhododendron forests above the Thimphu valley to a monastery with sweeping views of cascading mountain ranges.
Following yoga and breakfast we will walk the hill to visit the world’s largest Buddha, which overlooks the town of Thimphu. Great yoga photo opportunity under this magnificent golden Buddha! We’ll then travel 4-hours along the scenic 10,300 ft pass to a small village called Punakha, arriving to our next lovely family resort, a peaceful haven amidst gardens and rice paddies.
Arrive at Chimi Lhakhang, also known as The Temple of the Divine Madman. Built in 1499 and named after Lama Drukpa Kunley, this fertility temple is one of Bhutan’s most sacred and funny temples, as you will see! Afternoon restorative yoga and pranayama practice – enjoying full use of the lovely yoga space overlooking rice paddies and green hills.
After yoga and breakfast, we’ll drive about 30 minutes to explore the most important and beautiful buildings in Bhutan: The Punakha Dzong. It was first constructed as a war fortress in the 1600’s, evolving over the years as Bhutan’s central administrative.
No yoga this morning, as we have a surprise for you weather depending! After an adventurous morning, we’ll relax into the long ride back to Paro town, where we’ll spend our final three nights.
Luxuriate at the hotel spa, an iconic blend of Bhutanese craftsmanship and modern amenities set on 11-acres of meadows and mountains! You will also have a chance to shop in Paro for souvenirs and gifts. Hike to the famous Taksang Monastery. Nicknamed the Tiger’s Nest.
Our closing circle and yoga practice will carry us into our final dinner together, celebrating our new friends and new perspectives from this sacred time together in Bhutan!
Breakfast and a leisurely transport to the airport for your flight home. With joy and gratitude, we bid farewell to Bhutan!