A Journey of Spiritual Immersion in Bhutan

Itinerary

Welcome to Bhutan, The Land of the Thunder Dragon, and the Land of Gross National Happiness.

Neykor means pilgrimage in Dzongkha – ney [གནས] refers to a place or holy place, kor [སྐོར།] means to go around. Be welcomed by Dr Karma and allow him to introduce the outline of the programme. During the trip, we will be having daily morning meditation and breathing exercise and after dinner discourses on various topics related to Buddhism.

Today, we will visit Kyichu Lhakhang followed by a meditative session on Bodhicitta and Cultivation of the Right Intention around Drukgyal Dzong.

Discourse I: Introduction to Buddhism.

Travelling to Thimphu, we will stop along the highway to visit various Dzongs where Dr Karma will detail their site history and explain Bhutanese Monastic Arts. Prayer and meditation will be conducted at Tashichodzong (Thimphu Dzong). 

Discourse II: The Three Phases of Buddhism. 

Visit Punakha Dzong, the former seat of power of Bhutan and capital city. Immerse yourself in her grandeur as you sit mindfully and observe.

Discourse III: Mahayana Buddhism and Bodhicitta.

As we continue our trip in the winter warmth of Punakha, also the winter palace of the Je Khenpo of Bhutan (Chief abbot), we will visit Khamsum Yule Namgyal. Afternoon meditation by the Tashithang riverside. 
 
Discourse IV: Tantric Buddhism.
Visit the mystical cliffside temple of Beyul Langdrak, another majestic temple much less know to the outside world and quite truly off the beaten track. A 75 minute hike to reach the temple and we will meditate upon Guru Rinpoche in her chambers. 
 
Discourse V: Interdependence, Non-self and Emptiness.
As we near the end of the programme, we will drive back to Paro from Punakha tracing the route we have driven and return to the resort hotel of Nak-Sel. 
 
Discourse VI: Carrying on Daily Practice.

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 WHAT’S INCLUDED
  1.  Private guided tour
  2. Airport transfer
  3. Daily 3 meal
  4.  3 star accommodation
  5.  A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  6.  An experienced drive
  7.  A tour vehicle
  8. Entry fess & road permit
  9.  Taxes & surcharge
  10.  Mineral water
  11.  Set of traditional costume (to be return at the end of your stay)

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  1. Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us)
  2. Visas for Bhuta
  3. Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight
  4. Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
  5. Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
  6. Expenditure of personal nature
  7. Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
  8. Tips for the guide and driver
  9. Alcoholic drink

OUR GUARANTEE

Guaranteed Visa approval. We have yet to disappoint a single of our travellers in term of Visa issuance. 

Your choice of hotels will be confirmed for your inspection before your arrival. We only book you on hotels which we love and would love again. 

We will be happy to change your guide, driver or vehicle on the first two days of arrival in Thimphu if you are not satisfied with our selection. Drop us a note and our hospitality team be on the spot to assist you. 

We’re here to help. Our world-class member services team is available by phone or email — there’s no automated system or call center; you’ll communicate with a real person.