Bhutan Spirit is the first kind of resort to include all Bhutanese healing and spa treatments within all itineraries. If you’re travelling with us, we will discuss your aims with the wellness guides to ensure you’re experiencing a personally enriching journey. Imagine treks to ancient monasteries, picnics with interesting locals and yoga, meditation and healing treatments on tap.
If you’re looking for a spiritual retreat in Bhutan which includes wellness in the form of dietaryand lifestyle advice, traditional medicine, wellness treatments like Kunye,Reiki, hot herbal oil compression and hot stone baths, yoga, meditation and mindfulness sessions, fitness exercises, and other activities, then this is the place for you!
All Bhutan Luxury Retreats with us at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary are created with you in mind. Treat the spiritual itinerary below as a jumping board to the experience of a lifetime in Bhutan!
DAY 1: Arrive in Paro at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary, where you will experience a special transformation ritual. Enjoy a private consult with your Well-Being Guide, who will create one of our Bhutan Luxury Retreats for you. Enjoy lunch and the wellness facilities or explore the Neyphu valley with a nature guide. Dinner is served at your leisure.
DAY 2: Start your day with yoga, meditation, gym or a swim. Any activity on these Bhutan luxury retreats can be done solo or under the guidance of one a Well- Being Guide. After breakfast, explore the Paro valley, visiting Drukgyel Dzong, Kyichhu Lhakhang, the Paro Dzong and the National Museum. Later, return to the Sanctuary to enjoy traditional Bhutanese outdoor sports, such as archery and Khuru (darts). Dinner with a dancing performance follows.
DAY 3: Today, after an early breakfast, travel by car to Chele La Pass. At around 13,000 feet, it is the highest motorable pass in Bhutan and the perfect place to hang prayer flags for well-being and long life. There’s an option to hike up another 1,000 feet for 360˚ views of Bhutan. Enjoy a picnic lunch here or continue to the Haa valley, picnicking there, returning via Chuzom to Paro. Return for dinner and, as always, there are traditional treatments and guided yoga and meditation.
DAY 4: Option A: Enjoy the whole day with your Well-Being Guide, practising yoga, meditation, mindfulness, traditional medicine treatments, short hikes and other peaceful activities in and around the Sanctuary. Option B: Visit the Namgay Artisinal Brewery, one of only two microbreweries in Bhutan, the beautiful new Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri, Dzongdrakha Temple, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Memorial House, or the authentic Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang. Today would be a good day to stroll the Paro town and find that perfect souvenir.
DAY 5: After your usual well-being routine, leave for Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Option A: On the way, take a short detour (45 minutes one-way) towards Dochu La Pass, which on clear days offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. Then continue the journey to Thimphu to sightsee ( Giant Golden Buddha, Royal Textile Academy, Choki Art School) with lunch in a local restaurant. Option B: Drive directly to the starting point and return hike to the majestic Phajoding Monastery. Enjoy lunch with the monks of Phajoding and learn more about Buddhist rituals. Return late afternoon for an early night’s rest.
DAY 6: Today is one of the highlights of your Bhutan experience, the trek to the famous Tiger’s Nest monastery. Reach the Tiger’s Nest early to explore it in peace. Drive for 40 minutes, then it’s a 2-3 hour hike, depending on your pace. Later, make your way down in 1-2 hours and either explore Paro or directly head back to the Sanctuary for some wellness treatments and lunch. If you feel creative, join the in-house art teacher for some pottery, or if you enjoy cooking, then take a Bhutanese cooking class. We also recommend a traditional hot-stone bath! In the evening everyones sits around the fireplace exchanging stories.
DAY 7: After yesterday’s action-packed day, today focus more on practicing a restful mind, starting off the day with some yoga or meditation. After breakfast, join a short hike (1-hour) to the nearby historic Eutok Samdrupcholing goenpa. It houses a monastic school for 65 boys, aged 5-25. Join the student monks, helping them to improve their English. The head monk is a good friend of the Sanctuary and is happy to answer questions on Buddhism.This evening will be a celebration of your time in Bhutan!
These Bhutan Luxury Retreats are certainly one of a kind! If you have a little longer, check out the 7-night itinerary.Make an Enquiry
7 night’s accommodation in a Balcony Room
All meals, snacks and drink (except alcoholic beverages)
All well-being programs: massage and consultations included with traditional Bhutanese treatments
Yoga and Meditation available daily
All hikes and trips and entry fees
Complimentary upgrade from Balcony Room to Terrace Room if available on arrival
All Bhutanese government visa and royalty fees, service charge and sales tax
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: USD$9485
Airport Transfer Time: It's only a 20 minute drive from Paro International Airport to Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
Local Currency: The national currency is the ngultrum (Nu) and cash is most widely accepted throughout the Kingdom. Prices are usually quoted in ngultrum although USD is widely accepted and changed. You are recommended to carry cash in either currency or traveller’s cheques, as limited ATM access is available (only with credit cards currently and not always available). At Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary credit cards are accepted
Best Time to Go: Bhutan is very much a year round destination. The winter months offer clear, cobalt blue skies, starry nights, and temperatures that run down to freezing at night, and between 40 – 60F during the day, subject to which valley you are in. The air is very dry through the winter, so you do not feel the cold temperatures, and with the bright sun, the days are great for touring and hiking. The late spring/summer period offers clear mornings, clouds late afternoon and from mid-June till September, an occasional light shower in the afternoon and heavier rain overnight. The temperatures during this period run from mid 70 to high 80s, dropping into the 60s at night. In the spring/summer period the landscape is lush, the flowers are in full bloom, the farms busy and there is often plenty of wildlife to see along the roads and out on the trails
Eco conscious: Currently the world's eco-friendliest country, praised by environmentalists for its low carbon emissions and heavy use of hydropower
Children: Most welcome and we can tailor in activities for the kids too. If your kids are culture vultures and like outdoors (no tech stuff) they'll love Bhutan!
Tips: Bring good sunscreen, hat and lip protection as high altitude sunshine is intense. For hiking, you'll need a warm jacket, waterproof boots and jacket, a warm hat and day pack. Also, check with us for cultural etiquette before traveling and we have a good reading list prior to travel too