Uma Paro is a luxury boutique hotel in Bhutan, a mere ten-minute transfer from the International airport. Set within the Paro valley, this luxury resort is perfectly positioned to offer spiritual day tours to ancient monasteries and temples, including the sacred Tiger’s Nest monastery. The valley is lush and the surrounding villages are as authentic as Asia gets. What an honour it is to enter Bhutan!
This 6 night Himalayan Luxury Wellness Retreat in Bhutan is a journey of yoga, guided meditation and spiritual day tours to ancient temples and monasteries. You’ll learn about Bhutan and try out local traditions, such as archery. The resident yoga instructor will lead you into sacred caves for guided meditation and offer private yoga classes. You’ll also enjoy Ayurvedic Spa treatments and a relaxing Hot Stone bath. Grand finale is, of course, a trek to the breath taking Tiger’s Nest monastery.
These luxury wellness retreats in Bhutan are for discerning travellers who want to add yoga and meditation to an already outstanding cultural experience. This is not a yoga retreat. You’ll have an hour of yoga on three of the days and the yoga instructor will lead you to sacred places to enjoy a guided meditation. This 6-night retreat will give you a cultural and spiritual snapshot of one of the most authentic and spiritual places on the planet.
These Bhutan luxury wellness retreats are a fantastic blend of yoga, meditation, Asian spa and cultural discovery. You’ll spend 6-nights in Bhutan, staying at Uma Paro and spending your days discovering this mystical kingdom. If you’d prefer more nights simply get in touch or if you’d like to expand your horizons and see more of Bhutan, you might like an exclusive journey. Below is an example of what’s possible, so get in touch and we’ll create something magical with you in mind.
Day 1: Ten-minute transfer to Uma Paro, consultation with your Yoga Instructor, off for a spot of local sightseeing and back to the hotel for a relaxing massage.
Day 2: Begin the day with a private yoga class, walk to fortress monastery Zurig Dzong and meditate overlooking Paro valley, ancient temples along the way. After a healthy lunch at Uma Paro, enjoy a wellness therapy such as deep tissue massage.
Day 3: Trek to Drakhapo Monastery and meditate in a sacred cave. Return for lunch and unwind with an Ayurvedic Spa treatment.
Day 4: Morning Yoga sets the tone for another fruitful day of wellness and spiritual discovery. Time to try Bhutan’s traditional Bha Cho (archery) in a high spirited competition. Later relax and enjoy an Ayurveda Shirodhara treatment.
Day 5: Journey by car to Chele La Pass, Bhutan’s highest road pass at 3,988m. Truly breath taking, on a clear day you can view Mt. Jhomolhari, Bhutan’s second highest peak and walk through dense rhododendron forest. Descend and take a mountain bike, freewheeling to Paro valley. Back at Uma Paro, celebrate with a Pizichili Ayurveda massage.
Day 6: One of Bhutan’s most sacred sites, Taktsang Goemba or ‘Tiger’s Nest Monastery’ is well worth the two-hour climb. Perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the valley below, legend has it that this cliffside was where Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) landed on the back of a ying tigress, bringing Buddhism to Bhutan from Tibet. Enjoy a picnic or lunch in the restaurant and return to the resort to enjoy a divine, Bhutanese Hot Stone Bath. A heavenly end to these amazing, Bhutan, luxury wellness retreats!Make An Enquiry
Accommodation for six nights at COMO Uma Paro on a full board basis (excluding beverages)
Five-and-a-half days of privately guided walks with picnic lunch taking in the highlights of the Paro Valley
3 x Private yoga sessions with resident yoga instructor
2 x Meditation sessions with resident yoga instructor
The private services of an experienced English-speaking Bhutanese guide
6 x COMO Shambhala Spa treatments
Optional Bike Descent from one guided tour
Complimentary use of the library, swimming pool, steam room and gym at COMO Uma Paro
Complimentary wireless internet throughout COMO Uma Paro
Private airport transfers and transport around Bhutan
All Bhutanese government visa and royalty fees, service charge and sales tax
All museum and visitor centre entry fees and road permits
Complimentary one-hour daily yoga class (except Sundays)
SINGLE OCCUPANCY: USD$6707
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: USD$4819
Airport Transfer Time: It's only a 15 minute drive from Paro International Airport to Uma Paro
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 Uma Paro 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