Travel with us to Bhutan

Find your serenity.

DID YOU KNOW: Bhutan is the first country in the world to measure the “Gross National Happiness,” or holistic well-being, of its citizens.

Wellness retreat in Bhutan

Perfect for: Wellness Lovers, Soulful Travelers

This itinerary connects you with Bhutan’s rich history and its deeply spiritual, famously happy people.

Start and end every day gratitude and mindfulness with the help of a private yoga instructor

Then spend the day exploring dramatic landscapes, sacred sites, meandering rivers, and ancient ruins, as you journey into adventure into the hearts and lands of charming farmers, fascinating weavers, enchanting monks and charismatic leaders.

6 Days

5 Nights

Date Range

Price

You should know

Our instructor will be starting and ending each day with a Vinyasa yoga session.

Both beginning and advanced yoga students can enjoy this itinerary

Where we’ll go

DAY 1 | Arrive in Paro and drive to Thimphu
DAY 2 | Sightseeing in the Thimphu valley
DAY 3 | Driving tour of the Dochula pass and the Himalayas, arrive in Punakha
DAY 4 | Tour Punakha’s Dzong and monastery, then drive to Paro Valley
DAY 5 | See the ruined fortress of Drugyel, and hike to the Taktsang Tiger’s Nest Monastery
DAY 6 | Return home

What we’ll do

IMAGINE YOURSELF

  • Starting and ending the day refreshed and recentered after your private yoga session
  • Touring monasteries, nunneries, dzongs, and stupas dating back t
  • o as far as the 15th century
  • Meeting a Takin at Thimpu’s royal preserve and mini-zoo
  • Enjoying a drive down a winding valley pass with a view of the Himalayas
  • Exploring a picturesque ruined fortress nestled into the side of a mountain
  • Passing under hundreds of prayer flags on your way to the legendary Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) Monastery.

Where we’ll stay

IN THIMPHU

In Thimpu, we’ll stay at the Norkhil Boutique Hotel & Spa, a spot in the Himalayan foothills known for its approach to healing and rejuvenation. Services available include massage treatments and spa time, as well as a restaurant with an outdoor terrace and fresh, local ingredients.

IN PUNAKHA

We’ll spend our night in Punaka at the Meri Puensum Resort, a small and quaint hotel offering free breakfast, comfortable beds, and warm hospitality.

IN THE PARO VALLEY

In the Paro Valley, we’ll be hosted by the Khangku Resort, a 3-star hotel where each room has an unobstructed view of the valley. Enjoy free wifi, a bar, spa, and a cafe featuring locally grown coffee and tea..

What’s included & What’s not

INCLUDED:

  • Private airport transfers
  • All accomodation
  • All meals
  • All activities
  • Meet and greet services on arrival and departure
  • Private tours with an English-speaking guide
  • Visa fee & Entrance fees

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International Airfare
  • Airport tax
  • Personal and shopping expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuity to guide, driver, porter, or hotel

Featured Trip Leader

Juana Basto is our trip leader for this retreat.

She is a Colombian dancer, yoga instructor, and pilates teacher who has led retreats in locations around the world.

In her instruction, she emphasizes mental clarity, relaxation, and gratitude, letting her students release stress and focus on healing.

Once she’s done leading you through your daily yoga sessions, Juana will be your companion as you explore valleys, visit monasteries, and meet the people of Bhutan.

FAQs

Question: Will I have access to WiFi and electricity on this trip?

Answer: Not much! When we say this trip is “off the grid,” we mean it.

You’ll be able to charge your device briefly while you’re driven from one location to the next, and we recommend bringing headlamps and a power bank for your camera. Data connections may be available in certain areas, but coverage is generally scarce.

Question: Can I bring a drone?

Answer: Yes! Drones are permitted on the island, and the footage will be breathtaking.

Question: Do I need to pack camping gear?

Answer: No — we’ll provide your tent and everything needed to make it comfortable.
For everything else, your Travel Advisor will be reaching out to you with our recommended packing