Thimphu, Paro, Punakha – Bhutan
Destination
Hike, Meditation, Yoga
Activity

A 10 day all-inclusive yoga/cultural retreat with an optional 5 day trek in the pristine and beautiful mountains of Bhutan. Yoga and Bhutan are a natural combination and the practice naturally deepens in such a spiritual country. Daily yoga and meditation helps support you through the rigors of travel and sightseeing as you open your spirit to the magic of Bhutan. Our yoga retreat includes daily asana and meditation, cultural activities and sights and an optional 5-day trek into the heart of the Himalaya mountains.

Benefits

You get to see and experience the unique culture, people and spirituality of Bhutan while doing daily yoga 2 times a day (approximately 4 hours everyday). You get to breathe clean air and travel stress free with an experienced team who will make sure all logistics are taken care. You not only have the attention of the yoga teacher but also our company’s guides. You get to experience Bhutanese hospitality and get to connect with local people and culture. The trekking would be the icing on the cake.

Our Unique Experience

Himalayan folksongs sometimes sing of beyul—hidden land of happiness that can only be seen by those of pure heart and mind. These utopias were not fantasies of a hidden “Shangri-La” but rather allegories of an exalted mental state. Many great yogic masters teach that thought affects matter that the world is created by our minds and that “utopia” can only be found within.

And you need to come to join us to know for yourself this poetic experience because it cannot be done any other way.

DATE 30th September – 10th October, 2018

30th September – 14th October, 2018 if you sign up for the trek

DURATION 10 days or 15 days (optional 5 day trek included)
LOCATION
Bhutan Tours & Travels, Thimphu, Paro, Punakha – Bhutan
INCLUDED
Roundtrip airfare from Bangkok or Delhi to Paro

3 star tourist standard accommodation

Food

Daily yoga (twice a day)

Meditation as part of yoga classes and at temples (self-guided)

Hiking

Cultural sightseeing

Trekking

Basic props (meditation mala and blankets)

Museum/site entrance fees

Gratuity

NOT INCLUDED
Travel insurance

Airfare to Bangkok/Delhi to make the connecting flight to Bhutan

Alcohol

FOOD

3 meals a day

Mostly Bhutanese cuisine but with a good mix of international and Asian delicacies

Vegetarian options available

ACCOMMODATION

Rooms for single or double use

For bookings, send an inquiry to btoursandtravels@gmail.com or visit http://www.bhutantoursandtravels.com/

Additional information

Length of Stay10 Days, 15 Days
Accommodation as preferred can be provided. Accommodations are all 3 star standard tourist hotel that is locally owned and have a personal touch and charm to it.

Single Room

Double Room

Single* Double
10 day yoga and cultural tour USD 4,865 USD 4,565
15 day yoga, cultural tour and trekking USD 6,560 USD 6,230

*Single rooms at supplemental cost

All fares are inclusive of round trip airfare from Bangkok or Delhi to Paro and all local land arrangements, and does not include personal expenses.

Deposit amount: 50% upon sign up to secure place and the remaining amount a month before the start of the trip, latest by August 31, 2018.

Day 1 – Fly into Paro and transfer to Thimphu. Evening Yoga session.

Day 2 – Thimphu. Morning and evening Yoga and meditation. Day sightseeing.

Day3 – Thimphu. Morning and evening Yoga and meditation. Day sightseeing.

Day 4 – Transfer to Punakha. Morning and evening yoga and meditation.

Day 5 – Punakha. Morning and evening yoga and meditation. Day sightseeing.

Day 6 – Punakha. Morning and evening yoga and meditation. Day sightseeing.

Day 7 – Transfer to Paro. Morning and evening yoga and meditation.

Day 8 – Paro. Morning and evening yoga and meditation with sightseeing during the day.

Day 9 – Paro. Morning and evening yoga and meditation. Sightseeing during the day.

Day 10 – Departure for Yoga only participants. Trekking members start the JOMOLHARI or DRUK PATH TREK till day 14.

Day 15 – Departure

For more reviews on Bhutan Tours & Travels, visit: http://www.bhutantoursandtravels.com/testimonials/

“We love Bhutan. Discovered amazing places with BTT. I think we loved Bhutan so much because of your hospitality, which really made us feel as if we were at home”
-Pablo and Velo Gasset

“The warm hospitality really made us feel at home. The pureness and kindness of this land and people will indeed change our lives forever and will bring us back. Thanks again with lots of love”
-Linda and Siu

Teacher Profile

Maile Walters

Maile first visited Bhutan in 1992 when she was 10 years old and spent a month with her father trekking through the Bhutanese Himalaya, soaking up the Buddhist culture and making friends. Throughout her childhood, her family’s home welcomed the many University of Hawaii Bhutanese students, and she grew up with the smell of Bhutanese incense, sounds of chanting and philosophical discussions over dinner.

In high school, Maile studied Iyengar yoga at Silent Dance Center and at Te Aro Astanga in New Zealand during graduate school as a Rotary Scholar. She returned home and completed her 300-hour yoga teacher training with Bhavani Maki at Yoga Hanalei in 2009. Maile continued to deepen her yoga practice by studying yoga sutra with Lynn Theodose and Jho Goodwin.

In 2013, Maile combined her passions by teaming up with one of the friends she made in Bhutan: Thinley Choden of Bhutan Tours and Travels. Now she leads hatha yoga, pranayama and meditation on the Yoga Retreat Tour and Trek. Maile’s focus on proper alignment, integrated breathing and examining the asana practice as a vehicle to greater self-understanding allows yogis of all ages and levels to deepen their practice and create holistic health.

Let Maile be your guide with Thinley, as you explore hidden lands of happiness within yourself.