Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary is located in the beautiful Neyphu valley in Paro, only a short, twenty minute drive from the International Airport. The famed Tiger’s Nest Monastery is only 45 minutes away and Thimphu is also easily reached within an hour. If you have 6 night's to spare, it's the best location!
Bhutan Spirit was created to offer inclusive healing treatments by in-house, traditional medicine doctors. As well as all your fantastic treks and day tours, you'll also be able to practice yoga, meditation and have a wellness program outlined at your leisure as its all included!
These Bhutan Wellness and Spiritual Retreats are for those who want to blend culture and spirituality with health and wellness. With guided yoga, meditation and healing treatments all included it offers great value to those wanting to explore holistic health and spirituality.
All our programs at Bhutan Spirit are personal and please note the all healing treatments, guided yoga and meditation are inclusive and can be scheduled every day in during your stay!
DAY 1: You will arrive at Paro Airport in Bhutan after a spectacular flight over the Himalayas. Begin your stay with a special transformation ritual and a private consult with a Well-Being Guide to create a bespoke well-being program for you. Later relax and enjoy the wellness facilities or explore the Neyphu valley.
DAY 2: Begin with some healthy physical or mental activity in the wellness center (yoga, meditation, gym exercises, pool). Any activity can be done either on your own or with a Well-Being Guide. After a healthy breakfast, visit Drukgyel Dzong, Kyichhu Lhakhang, the Paro Dzong and the National Museum. Lunch at a local Paro restaurant and later enjoy some traditional Bhutanese outdoor sports.
DAY 3: Travel by car to Chele La Pass, at 13,000 feet it is the highest motorable pass in Bhutan and the perfect place to hang some prayer flags for your well-being. If you are really fit, and adjusted to the high altitudes, you can still hike up another 1,000 feet. After a picnic lunch, return to enjoy the healing treatments.
DAY 4: For this day we offer you several options as per your personal interests: Option A: On the way to Thimphu 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 to Thimphu for sight-seeing (e.g. Giant Golden Buddha, Royal Textile Academy, Choki Art School) Option B: Drive directly to the starting point of the 7-hours and return hike to the majestic Phajoding Monastery. You will have your lunch together with the friendly monks of Phajoding and learn more about their daily life and Buddhist rituals. Late afternoon return for another culinary dinner experience.
DAY 5: Today is one of the highlights of your Bhutan experience, the trek to the famous Tiger’s Nest monastery. After an early breakfast its 40 minutes to the starting point of the hike and then it is just a 2-3 hours hike to Tiger’s Nest, depending on your pace. Later, it’s 1-2 hours trek down and you can explore Paro or rest back at base.If you feel creative then join an in-house art teacher for some pottery in the art studio, or if you enjoy cooking, then get a special Bhutanese cooking class from one of the chefs. Of course, after a morning of hiking we can also recommend a traditional hot-stone bath with 5 healing herbs. In the evening the whole group can sit around our outside fireplace while exchanging stories and enjoying some specially organized entertainment.
DAY 6: After yesterday’s action-packed day, today focus more on a restful mind, with some yoga, meditation or mindfulness training. After breakfast, join a short hike (1-hour) to the nearby historic Eutok Samdrupcholing goenpa, on the other side of our beautiful Neyphu valley. It houses a monastic school for 65 boys, aged 5-25. Join the student monks in their studies or help them to improve their English by engaging them in conversations. The head monk is a good friend of the Sanctuary and is more than willing to answer any questions you might have on the goenpa or on Buddhism. This evening will be a celebration of the last night together, with culinary surprises and some special engagements which we will keep a surprise.
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6 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$7095
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