Tiger's Nest, Paro, Bhutan

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Thimphu, Bhutan

  • Explore the National Memorial Chorten in Thimpu, constructed in memory of the father of modern Bhutan, King Gyalpo Jigme
  • Discover the gigantic Buddha Dordenma, a massive Buddha statue that brims with over 100 000 smaller Buddha statues
  • Venture into the Takin Preserve in Motithang, and observe the national animal of Bhutan
  • Stock up on wonderful arts and crafts at the Farmers’ Market
  • Hike to Tango Goenpa and reach the monastery that was founded in 12th centuries
  • Visit the Institute for Zorig Chusum, well-known arts, crafts, and painting school
  • Appreciate the beauty of Bhutan fabric at the Weaving Centre and Textile Museum
  • Glimpse the Tashichho Dzong known as the “Fortress of the Glorious Religion” built in 1641, housing the throne room of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan
  • Balance mind, body and spirit with a yoga and meditation sessions with Zoe
  • Dress up for dinner in traditional clothing and enjoy a cultural program with Bhutanese performances

Gangtey, Phobjikha Valley

  • Visit Dochu La on the way to Gangtey and the 108 stupas built in honour of fallen Bhutanese soldiers
  • Capture magnificent sightings of Jhomolhari Mountain and Jichu Drake
  • Learn about the black-necked crane at the Crane Information Center
  • Head to the Shedra Monastic School and participate in a meditation session with monks
  • Enjoy a half day Longtey Hike through rhododendron forests
  • Sink into a guided meditation session of Anapana Sati
  • Try your hand at traditional archery or darts (khuru) on the lodge grounds
  • Breathe deeply with gentle Flow and Yin yoga sessions in serene surrounds

Punakha Valley, Bhutan

  • In Punakha, participate in an energetic Vinyasa yoga session with the sun rising over picturesque mountains
  • 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’)
  • Visit the Sangchhen Dorji Lhendrup Lhakhang Nunnery and view stunning statues
  • Let your thoughts drift away with a mindful meditation session
  • Hike to the majestic views of Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, built by Her Majesty the Queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon for the protection of the country
  • Unwind with a traditional Hatha yoga session on the temple courtyard
  • Visit the beautiful Punakha Dzong, the second largest of Bhutan’s Dzongs, and for many years its seat of government

Paro, Bhutan

  • Participate in an early morning Hatha Flow yoga session at the lodge’s archery grounds
  • Visit the Ta Dzong or the National Museum in Paro, housing a fascinating collection of art, relics, religious thangka paintings and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps
  • Explore an authentic farmhouse and gain insight into the lifestyle of a farmer
  • Enjoy a Yin yoga class in the Uma’s yoga studio followed by a yoga Nidra Meditation

Bumdra, Bhutan

  • Embark on an exhilarating two-day Bumdra trek
  • Appreciate magnificent views of the Paro and Dochhu Valleys
  • Climb up to a pretty temple, which boasts commanding views
  • Trek through ruins and fluttering prayer flags and descend into an ancient forest and a meadow dotted with chortens (shrines)
  • Sleep peacefully in the Bumdra monastery (cave of thousand prayers) with enchanting views of the Himalayan range

Paro, Bhutan

  • Unwind with a meditation session
  • Hike from Bumdra to the Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery), a venerated and sacred Buddhist sight on the edge of a steep cliff
  • Explore the gardens of Zangtopelri (Heaven on Earth) and peer over the edge onto the ornate roofs of the Taktshang, hanging on the cliff far below
  • Relax into a Yin yoga session in the Uma’s yoga studio

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