Traditions of Bhutan
The purpose of this trip is to evoke an understanding of Bhutan and their traditions. While touring Bhutan, you may perhaps experience a spiritual awakening through the study and use of colors within the context of cosmology, astrology and Buddhist teaching.
Led by an individual who is well-versed in the use of color and Buddhist teachings in Bhutan, the journey takes you from Paro in the west to Bumthang in the center of the country, but in a most unusual fashion. Along the way, you will go through a Buddhist cleansing ceremony, make a mandala with local monks, meet with an indigenous doctor and talk with and listen to some of the master teachers. You also have the opportunity to participate in different rituals and offerings, such as the Dued Ritual, a Tsokhor offering or Tsa Tsa making when touring Bhutan.
The climax of the trip is a pilgrimage to sacred Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery.
Trip Dates & Pricing
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Land Cost: Starting At $3595-$4295 per person*
*Based on 4-6 People (excluding international air)
Experience & Explore
- Day 1
Arrive in Paro. Drive to Thimphu. Sunset at the Great Buddha
- Day 2
Mandala making and offering. PM meeting with an indigenous medical doctor. Evening talk by a master and offering
- Day 3
Morning at Memorial Chorten. Visit weekend market. Textile Museum and Paper Factory. PM Dued ritual at Paga Monastery in Thimphu. Talk by chief astrologer.
- Day 4
Fly Bumthang. Visit Jambay Lhakang. Walk through the fields to Kurjey (June enjoy the – Kurjey Tsechu) Explore town and cheese factory.
- Day 5
Chanting and meditation with a master at Mebartso. Visit Tamshing. Afternoon Tsokhor offering and spiritual debate in Lhodra Karchu.
- Day 6
Drive Ura. Smoke Ceremony and walk to town. Home lunch and visit READ Library. (May – Celebrate Ura Yakchoe)
- Day 7
Return to Punakha, stopping in Chendebji and Rukubji. Overnight at Nalanda Monastery in the Guest House.
- Day 8
Spend the day with the monks at the monastery attending meditation and classes. Afternoon visit to Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakang. Talk on Tsa-tsa making by senior monk.
- Day 9
Am visit to Chimi Lhakang. Return to Paro. Stop at Sisina family home and Tachogang Temple.
- Day 10
Taktsang Pilgrimage and Farewell.
- Day 11
Depart Bhutan for home.
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