IN SEARCH OF HAPPINESS
Bhutan, the only Himalayan kingdom that puts balance between spiritualism and materialism at the forefront, invites you to join a small group of travelers for a once-a-year opportunity. Our unique program allows you to engage with scholars, knowledgeable monks, and government policy makers, sharing their expertise on how to achieve balance between internal and external comforts. Explore the concept of Gross National Happiness and learn how to live a happy and content life through contemplation, pilgrimages, meditation, spectacular sightseeing, and hiking through peaceful nature. This mindfully crafted tour will take you off the beaten path to visit holy places and enjoy time in rural communities and monasteries, all while experiencing firsthand the serenity and beauty of nature. Engage in meditation programs in high hills and temples, enjoy wellness prayers performed by Buddhist masters, and participate in cleansing ceremonies. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the last stronghold of Vajrayana Buddhism and experience the true essence of happiness.
ITINERARY – 16DAYS
July / August
Arrive Paro and visit Paro Dzong for welcome blessing. Visit Drakarpo the temple of 1000 Dakines for blessing. Evening drive to Thimphu.
Morning visit Tallest Buddha and drive to Dodayna and hike to Chair Meditation center, meditate in the holly temple in Chari. Picnic lunch by the river. Evening visit Tango university for buddhist teaching and conversation. Evening prayer and have dinner with monks.
Drive to Punakha via Simtokha Dzong and Dochula for prayer and blessing. Lampelri Botanical garden foe lunch, relax and Yoga. Drive down to Punakha hike in the village. Evening prayer at the nunnery
Drive to Talo and visit Talo monastery for blessing and meditation. Follow by Ngalandra monastery for another blessing and interaction with monks for more clarification and stunning view, because most of the monastery are built on the hill top.
Drive to Goen-tshephu for pilgrimage and meditation, it is said that second Buddha have mediated here and got power of longevity. Afternoon drive to Gasa.
Gasa hot spring and meditation hike to Gasa Dzong and and authentic village stay and many more.
Drive to Wangdue and stay in Kitchu resort and visit Dangdi Phodrang Dzong.
Drive to Byelandra nye for more blessing and get to know the are and yourself and come back to Kitchu Resort.
Drive to Khotala and visit Khotakha Rinchen ling monastery and holly temple around, evening come back to Kitchu Resort.
Drive to Bumthang via Trongsa Dzong and visit Trongsa Dzong lunch at Waterfall cafe. Evening prayer at Jambay Lhakhang which is built in 7th center and Buddhas have meditated here for centuries.
Visit Kurjay Lhakhang, Kuenchosum, Tamshing and many more for blessing and meditation yoga etc. Stay in Swiss guest house for delicious meals.
Drive to Tang Ugyen Choling via Burning lake and Tang rinmochen – the tiger’s stripe cliff temple and Ugyen Choling one of the great place of Longchen teaching.
Drive back to Phobjikha visit Gangtey Monastery and hike in the Phobjikha valley.
Drive back to Paro visit Dzongdrakha which is one of the secret and oldest temple in Paro area.
In the morning visit Kitchu Lhakhang which is another one of the oldest temple built in Bhutan (7th century). After that hike to Tiger’s nest monastery for more blessing and meditation. Evening farewell dinner.
Departure to Bangkok, Delhi, Dhaka, Katmandu, Singapore