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Signature Experiences

Thimphu

  • Enjoy dazzling views of some of world’s highest glacial peaks, such as Mount Everest.
  • View the Tamchogg Lakhang Temple, when crossing the river on an ancient iron bridge that was reconstructed from original chain links used by the famous Tibetan bridge builder, Thangtong Gyelpo.
  • Appreciate the beauty of Bhutan fabric at the Weaving Centre and Textile Museum.
  • Visit the Folk Heritage Museum and glimpse into the lifestyle of the traditional Bhutanese.
  • Discover the gigantic Buddha Dordenma, a massive Buddha statue that brims with over 100 000 smaller Buddha statues.
  • Dress up for dinner in traditional clothing and enjoy a cultural program with Bhutanese performances.
  • Delve into tools of meditation from both Buddhist and Vedantic teachings.
  • Balance your chakras with yoga and Zen walking, and focus on your breathing with silent meditation.
  • Enjoy a short hike to Cheri Goenpa, used by understudy monks to complete their meditation before they are ordained as monks.
  • Peruse colourful handicraft shops selling beautiful locally made artefacts.

Punakha

  • Visit Dochu La Pass and the 108 stupas built in honour of fallen Bhutanese soldiers.
  • Enjoy energy releasing (Shakti Bandha) yoga classes and breath awareness exercises overlooking mountains and valleys.
  • Hike to the famous fertility temple of Chimi Lhakhang, dedicated to the great yogi of the 14th century, known as Drukpa Kuenley (the ‘Divine Madman’)
  • Delight in a laughter yoga session, a very therapeutic form of reducing stress and anger.
  • Trek to the majestic views of Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, built by Her Majesty the Queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon for the protection of the country.
  • Visit the beautiful Punakha Dzong, the second largest of Bhutan’s Dzongs, and for many years its seat of government.

Gangtey

  • Soak in the beautiful views of the Gangtey Valley.
  • Explore Gangtey Goemba (monastery), which enjoys the valley’s prime real estate, on a forested hill overlooking the green expanse of the entire Phobjikha Valley.
  • Walk along the Gangtey Nature Trail, and cross streams and rhododendron gardens into the Sumchubara Village.
  • Enjoy a Japanese form of mindful walking called Forest Bathing or ‘Shinrin Yoku’.
  • Immerse yourself into a sound bath with Tibetan singing bowls.
  • Join the session on how to make tsa-tsa, a popular way to commemorate and remember those who have passed away.
  • Unwind with a hot stone bath in the valley.
  • Head to the Shedra Monastic School and participate in a meditation session with monks.

Paro

  • Sink into serenity with yoga sessions and Zen walking.
  • Explore an authentic farmhouse and gain insight into the lifestyle of a farmer.
  • Visit Kyichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in Bhutan, and pray for the benefit of loved ones by offering 1000 butter lamps which can be collectively donated for.
  • Enjoy a Buddhist meditation called Metta of Loving Kindness.
  • Hike to the Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery), a venerated and sacred Buddhist sight on the edge of a steep cliff.

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