Bhutan Spiritual Trek

The Bhutan Spiritual Trek is designed for those seeking a deeper connection with Bhutan’s rich spiritual heritage. This trek combines visits to ancient monasteries, meditation sessions, and interactions with monks and nuns. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the serene landscapes of Bhutan while engaging in spiritual practices and learning about Buddhism.


The Bhutan Spiritual Trek focuses on the spiritual and meditative aspects of Bhutan’s culture. You will visit important monasteries, participate in meditation sessions, and have the chance to learn about Buddhist philosophy and practices from local monks. The trek covers serene and sacred sites, providing an immersive spiritual experience.

Key Highlights

  • Spiritual Immersion: Daily meditation sessions, visits to sacred sites, and interactions with monks and nuns.
  • Cultural Insights: Learn about Bhutanese Buddhism, legends, and spiritual practices.
  • Serene Landscapes: Experience the tranquility of Bhutan’s valleys, forests, and mountains.
  • Holistic Experience: Engage in mindfulness and reflective practices throughout the journey.

Trekking Notes

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Best Time to Trek: Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) for clear skies and optimal weather.
  • Accommodation: Combination of hotels, guesthouses, and monastery guest rooms.
  • Permits: Special permits required for certain trekking regions, arranged by the tour operator.


1. Monastic Retreat

  • Description: Extend your stay at a monastery for a multi-day retreat. Immerse yourself in daily meditation sessions, teachings from resident monks, and the peaceful rhythms of monastic life.
  • Recommended Monasteries: Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery, Nalanda Buddhist Institute, or other secluded monastic retreat centers.

2. Pilgrimage to Sacred Sites

  • Description: Customize your itinerary to include visits to additional sacred sites and pilgrimage destinations revered by Buddhists. These may include remote temples, caves, and holy mountains.
  • Recommended Sites: Taktsang Senge Samdup Cave (associated with Guru Rinpoche), Kurje Lhakhang, or sacred lakes like Mebar Tsho.

3. Yoga and Mindfulness Workshops

  • Description: Supplement your meditation practice with yoga and mindfulness workshops led by experienced instructors. Deepen your mind-body connection and cultivate inner peace amidst Bhutan’s serene landscapes.
  • Recommended Locations: Thimphu or Paro, where yoga studios and wellness centers offer classes and workshops.

4. Nature Immersion Retreat

  • Description: Combine spiritual practices with nature immersion activities such as forest bathing, nature walks, and wildlife spotting. Connect with the natural world and experience its profound spiritual teachings.
  • Recommended Locations: Phobjikha Valley, Tang Valley, or Jigme Dorji National Park for wilderness retreats.

5. Cultural Experiences

  • Description: Enrich your spiritual journey with cultural experiences such as attending traditional Bhutanese ceremonies, interacting with local artisans, or participating in community service projects.
  • Recommended Activities: Offering butter lamps at temples, witnessing traditional mask dances during festivals, or volunteering at a local monastery.

6. Meditation and Wellness Retreat

  • Description: Combine meditation with wellness activities such as hot stone baths, herbal spa treatments, and traditional Bhutanese healing therapies. Rejuvenate your body and mind in Bhutan’s natural healing environment.
  • Recommended Locations: Punakha, renowned for its traditional hot stone baths, or luxury resorts offering wellness retreat packages.

7. Silent Retreat

  • Description: Embark on a silent retreat for a few days, immersing yourself in silent contemplation and inner reflection. Disconnect from external distractions and deepen your spiritual practice in solitude.
  • Recommended Locations: Remote monasteries or meditation retreat centers offering silent retreat programs.


Day 1: Arrival in Paro

  • Altitude: 2,250 meters (7,382 feet)
  • Activities: Arrive at Paro International Airport. Transfer to your hotel. Rest and acclimatize. Evening introductory session on Bhutanese Buddhism and meditation practices.
  • Overnight: Paro

Day 2: Paro – Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang)

  • Altitude: 3,120 meters (10,236 feet)
  • Activities: Hike to Paro Taktsang, the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Participate in a meditation session at the monastery. Return to Paro for an evening discussion on the day’s experiences.
  • Overnight: Paro

Day 3: Paro to Thimphu

  • Altitude: Thimphu (2,320 meters / 7,610 feet)
  • Distance: 55 kilometers (34 miles)
  • Travel Time: 1.5 hours
  • Activities: Drive to Thimphu. Visit the Memorial Chorten and the National Library, which houses sacred Buddhist texts. Participate in a meditation session at the Zilukha Nunnery. Evening free for reflection.
  • Overnight: Thimphu

Day 4: Thimphu to Punakha

  • Altitude: Punakha (1,200 meters / 3,937 feet)
  • Distance: 75 kilometers (47 miles)
  • Travel Time: 2.5 hours
  • Activities: Drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass. Visit the 108 chortens at Dochula and meditate at the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang. In Punakha, visit the Punakha Dzong, one of Bhutan’s most beautiful monasteries.
  • Overnight: Punakha

Day 5: Punakha – Chimi Lhakhang – Phobjikha Valley

  • Altitude: Phobjikha Valley (2,900 meters / 9,514 feet)
  • Distance: 78 kilometers (48 miles)
  • Travel Time: 3 hours
  • Activities: Visit Chimi Lhakhang, the fertility temple dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kunley. Drive to Phobjikha Valley. Evening meditation session in the tranquil valley.
  • Overnight: Phobjikha Valley

Day 6: Phobjikha Valley Exploration

  • Altitude: 2,900 meters (9,514 feet)
  • Activities: Visit Gangtey Monastery, an important Nyingma school monastery. Participate in a meditation session with the resident monks. Explore the beautiful Phobjikha Valley and enjoy a nature walk.
  • Overnight: Phobjikha Valley

Day 7: Phobjikha to Bumthang

  • Altitude: Bumthang (2,800 meters / 9,186 feet)
  • Distance: 188 kilometers (117 miles)
  • Travel Time: 7-8 hours
  • Activities: Drive to Bumthang, the spiritual heartland of Bhutan. Along the way, visit Trongsa Dzong. Evening meditation session in Bumthang.
  • Overnight: Bumthang

Day 8: Bumthang Valley Exploration

  • Altitude: 2,800 meters (9,186 feet)
  • Activities: Visit Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang, and Tamshing Lhakhang. Participate in meditation sessions at these sacred sites. Learn about the legends and history associated with these monasteries.
  • Overnight: Bumthang

Day 9: Bumthang – Tang Valley

  • Altitude: 2,800 meters (9,186 feet)
  • Distance: 30 kilometers (19 miles)
  • Travel Time: 1-2 hours
  • Activities: Drive to Tang Valley. Visit the Ogyen Choling Palace Museum. Engage in a meditation session in this serene environment. Evening discussion on Buddhist philosophy.
  • Overnight: Tang Valley

Day 10: Tang Valley Exploration

  • Altitude: 2,800 meters (9,186 feet)
  • Activities: Spend the day exploring Tang Valley. Participate in outdoor meditation and mindfulness sessions. Engage with local villagers to learn about their spiritual practices.
  • Overnight: Tang Valley

Day 11: Tang Valley to Trongsa

  • Altitude: Trongsa (2,200 meters / 7,218 feet)
  • Distance: 68 kilometers (42 miles)
  • Travel Time: 2-3 hours
  • Activities: Drive back to Trongsa. Visit Ta Dzong and learn about the spiritual significance of the area. Evening meditation session.
  • Overnight: Trongsa

Day 12: Trongsa to Thimphu

  • Altitude: Thimphu (2,320 meters / 7,610 feet)
  • Distance: 199 kilometers (124 miles)
  • Travel Time: 7-8 hours
  • Activities: Drive back to Thimphu. Visit local temples and engage in a final group meditation session to reflect on the journey.
  • Overnight: Thimphu

Day 13: Thimphu to Paro

  • Altitude: Paro (2,250 meters / 7,382 feet)
  • Distance: 55 kilometers (34 miles)
  • Travel Time: 1.5 hours
  • Activities: Drive to Paro. Free time to explore Paro town and visit any last sites of interest. Evening closing ceremony and meditation session.
  • Overnight: Paro

Day 14: Departure from Paro

  • Altitude: 2,250 meters (7,382 feet)
  • Activities: Transfer to Paro International Airport for departure.

This spiritual trek offers a unique opportunity to delve into the rich spiritual traditions of Bhutan, providing a transformative experience amidst the serene landscapes of the Himalayas.


  • All Transportation including pickups and Drops – Non A/C
  • All Accommodation
  • Meals CPAI (Only Breakfast)
  • All Sightseeing as per Itinerary
  • All Immigration Formalities
  • Daily 1 Bottle Mineral water
  • 1 Tourist Sim-Card for a group
  • All Internal Taxes


  • Train/Airfares
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Travel insurance
  • 4 & 5 star accommodations and meals (On Request)
  • Other personal expenses like overseas calls, drinks, laundry, etc
  • Guide Charges
  • Museums & Monuments fee
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, Flight cancel, flight delay, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client).
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Anything which is not include in the itinerary.

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