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6 Days Yoga Retreat Bhutan

  • Hith Yoga, Wangchuk Resort, Taba, Thimphu - Rigsum Resort, Haa - Hotel Olathang, Paro

Overview

Yoga Retreat Himalayas

Soak yourself into the culture of Bhutan. The retreat is going to be a complete transformation of your vacation experience as you blend the concepts of happiness with peace. This retreat will surely make an intoxicating experience that will be a set of richness mirroring Bhutan, yoga, meditation, adventure, and fun-filled activities.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • See the 1500-feet tall Buddha statue
  • Visit the iconic Tatsang Lakhang monastery
  • Visit Bhutanese fortresses, temples, and a farmhouse
  • Enjoy activities such as mountain biking and hiking
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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Hotel Olathang, Paro

The accommodation provided is on deluxe shared room basis and you will be spending 2 nights in Paro.

Risgum Resort, Haa

The accommodation provided is on deluxe shared room basis and you will be spending 1 night in Haa.

Wangchuk Resort, Thimphu

The accommodation provided is on deluxe shared room basis and you will be spending 2 nights in Thimphu.

Throughout your journey, you will experience the natural beauty and high spiritual energy of this small kingdom nestled in the Himalayas. Bhutan provides some of the ideal places to do yoga and meditation. Experience subtle changes in your own energy fields as you practice yoga and meditation with a 360-degree view of the majestic Himalayas, inside holy and peaceful monasteries, by the side of the pristine rivers and streams or in seclusion inside dense forests.

In Bhutan, culture and Buddhism go hand-in-hand. You will see its influence in various aspects of life. Hundreds of sacred monasteries, stupas, religious institutions, fluttering prayer flags, and spinning prayer wheels make Buddhism a faith that is still alive.

Modern Bhutanese culture is derived from the ancient culture and had relied on its geographic isolation to protect itself from outside cultural influences. Bhutan had opened its doors to the outside world just about 40 years ago. Feel the difference for yourself as you tour this country with a plethora of perspective-changing experiences.

Soak yourself totally as you hike to an 8th century meditation cave that was later converted into a monastery or a 13th century monastery, where monks study religious texts. Walk through the rice fields to see a splendid example of Bhutan’s fine architectural and artistic traditions. Garnish the whole experience with twists of adventure and sports activities.

Tuesday, April 11

  • Assemble at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) and depart from Delhi to Paro.
  • Enjoy the view of Himalayan range on the way to Bhutan.
  • Arrive at Paro, the land of happiness.
  • Visit the fortress Paro Dzong, one of the majestic structures in the country.
  • Travel from Paro to Wangchuk Resort, Tawa, Thimphu. Relax and get into the groove of Bhutan.
  • In the late afternoon, visit the largest Buddha statue and meditate in the golden energy.

Wednesday, April 12

  • Drive to Dochula pass early in the morning.
  • Enjoy yoga and meditation with 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range on the amazing pass followed by breakfast in a restaurant.
  • Later in the afternoon, enjoy a hike and meditate inside Tango, a 13th century monastery.

Thursday, April 13

  • Depart from Thimphu to Haa.
  • Enjoy the drive to the confluence of the river Chuzom, travel to the picturesque valley of Haa, and stop on the way for yoga in the middle of dense trees with birds chirping.
  • Reach Haa and check-in to Risgum Resort.
  • Visit a water mill and have dinner at a farm house.
  • In the evening, dive into deeper relaxation with yoga.

Friday, April 14

  • Drive to Chelela Pass early in the morning.
  • Cycle down to Paro to get some of the mesmerizing views of the valley, falura, and people towards the end.
  • In the evening, try your hands on local sports and some back stretches to open up your body.

Saturday, April 15

  • Trek to Tatsang Lakhang, Bhutan's most iconic and religious site commonly known as Tiger's Nest.
  • In the evening, explore the town of Paro town on your own and shop if you want.

Sunday, April 16

  • Say goodbye to Bhutan and depart from Paro to Delhi via Druk Air.

Chelela pass

Drive to an altitude of 3,900 meters at the Chelela pass, the highest motorable pass in Bhutan and bike your way down to Paro Valley.

Dochula pass

The Dochula pass offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range. The view is especially scenic on clear, winter days with snow capped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass.

Largest statue of Buddha

This massive statue of Shakyamuni measures at a height of 51.5 meters, making it one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. The Buddha Dordenma is located at the top of a hill in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park close to Thimphu.

Taktshang Lhakhang

Taktsang Lhakhang is Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious site. The name Taktsang translates to the tiger’s nest. This temple is one of the most holy sites in the kingdom and clings impossibly to a sheer cliff, 900 hundred meters above the Paro valley. It was first built in 1692 at a cave where Guru Rimpoche meditated in the 7th century AD.

Legend states that Guru Rimpoche flew to the site atop the back of a tigress and meditated in the cave to subdue evil demons residing within it. The cave has been considered a sacred site ever since and many famous saints have traveled to meditate in it.

Tango monastery

It was founded by Phajo Drugom Zhigpo. This is a renowned Buddhist college and is also the residence of the reincarnate Tenzin Rabgye, who built the present form of the monastery in 1688.

  • Hitanshi

    Hitanshi conducts various yoga workshops, including stress management, and therapeutic yoga workshops for companies. Her classes are rhythmic, calming, and yet energizing. She enjoys an excellent rapport with students and thus has become an perennial source of inspiration for many of her students. Her calm consonance makes it easy for students to assimilate the preaching of yoga and lifestyle management effortlessly.

  • Gourav

    Gourav is yoga siromani from Sivananda Vendanta Centre, Kerala. He also deeply follows learnings from Bihar School of Yoga and SVYASA, Bangalore. He has worked with various multinational corporations in business operations and engineering, before taking up yoga as a full time career option. He co-founded Hith Yoga to help people become healthier, both physically and mentally. He keeps his classes light, interesting, and fun filled. He has a special interest in working on peoples’ mindsets and emotions, and thus combines his Hatha yoga teachings impeccably with meditation practices.

The retreat will be held in Thimphu, Haa, and Paro, Bhutan.

All meals are provided in the retreat. The food are strictly vegetarian and alcohol is ot allowed.

You may avail spa treatments at an additional cost.

  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Biking cost on designated route
  • English speaking guide charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Internal travel in Bhutan
  • Local transportation in a non-air conditioned Toyota Coaster
  • Royalty and taxes for foreign guests
  • Visa
  • Airfare
  • Insurance cost
  • Laundry charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Spa treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Hith Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by Ashutosh Shukla from Ahmedabad, India
    10 out of 10

    "Rita, my wife and I were considering practicing yoga for health related problems. By sheer luck, we came in contact with Hitanshi. She encouraged us for learning and practicing regularly. Appropriate prayers, stretches, right yoga postures and meditation were so nicely balanced by her that our mind and body started toning and benefits were evident. As our tribute to her, we have continued our yoga practice though she is quite away from us. I wish her very happy life ahead."

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  • Review by Simar from Delhi, India
    10 out of 10

    "Ma'am is an unbelievably amazing teacher. She is very flexible in her thinking and understands the student's requirements and goals very well. What's more, she knows therapeutic yoga as well so people like me who have spinal disc herniation really are in good hands. The best part is that we do prayers in Sanskrit while doing certain asanas so we are also working on a spiritual level and channelizing the subtle energies. She is a calm, peaceful and energetic teacher; I hope you all discover the same guru-shishaya connection as I have."

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  • Review by Kirtida Oza from Ahmedabad, India
    10 out of 10

    "Hitanshi is a highly dedicated yoga therapist who motivates her students to practice yoga as a form of holistic healing for the body and mind. Her ability to discern individual health problems and suggest exercises, asanas, pranayama and kriyas for addressing these has enabled many students like me to learn how to manage these better. Her energy and positive spirit are infectious and her crystal clear instructions enable the learners to be continuously conscious of maintaining the correct postures and breathing techniques. Hitanshi emphasizes the importance of relaxation and meditation during her classroom sessions, ensuring that the experience is energizing rather than tiring. It is invigorating to be in her class."

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  • Review by Geetika from Chennai, India
    10 out of 10

    "In a short span of a few weeks, you have made a place in my life. Such is your goodness. I have seen a teacher, a guide, a friend in you and to hold such a place, it really does take time, but with you I could connect instantly. With all my heart and soul, I thank you for taking out time to teach me yoga and to guide me. You gave me the strength, the positiveness and above all your showed me the correct manner of respecting our body through yoga. You truly are amazing! Your passion for yoga is so infectious that it has instilled in me the excitement to pursue!"

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  • Review by Sanjeev Gupta from Delhi, India
    9 out of 10

    "It's been a wonderful experience to do yoga at Hith Yoga for the last 2 months. I have started realizing the benefits both on my physical and mental well-being. Both Hitanshi and Gourav are extremely competent and understand every individual's specific needs and work on those needs to achieve fantastic results. Thanks to them and best wishes for continuing the great work!"

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  • Review by Pragya from Delhi, India
    9 out of 10

    "Everyone should join Hitanshi and Gourav's Hith Yoga! It can really help you emotionally, mentally and physically! They have been able to cure my severe back pain within a month!"

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  • Review by Shivani from Delhi, India
    9 out of 10

    "It is a wonderful experience to be a part of Hith Yoga. It is a blend of traditional knowledge and modern yoga. Excellent way of teaching along with beautiful chanting of mantras. I have changed totally as a human being since I have joined. It's been over five months and I simply feel refreshed and rejuvenated each day. Thanks, it's simply awesome."

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  • Review by Devang Desai from Ahmedabad, India
    10 out of 10

    "Hitanshi is an excellent yoga teacher and I benefited a lot from her focused lessons. She practices herself and demonstrates her teachings which aid the learner to perfect the asanas. Her insistence on correct pronouncements of slokas and names of asanas makes yoga more integrated and meaningful to the learner. I recommend her to all students of yoga "beginners and experienced". God bless!"

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  • Review by Vineet S Jain from Ahmedabad, India
    10 out of 10

    "I was thinking about yoga for quite some time and tried some group yoga classes but found that I was not getting the attention, I needed. I was cautious of the fact that without adequate guidance, I could pick up the wrong techniques and therefore injure myself. A friend had introduced Hitanshi as a “yoga instructor” to me. In a short span of 3 months, I have found more flexibility and energy within me. She explained the “asanas” and made me aware of their effects on my body. The visualization and the understanding of its meaning enrich the action and help me get it right. I would strongly recommend Hitanshi to anyone who is looking to get the fundamentals right and who wants a pace customized to their level of fitness."

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  • Review by Ankur Chaudhary from Pune, India
    9 out of 10

    "Attended a session at Hith Yoga and had a phenomenal experience. The way Hitanshi and Gaurav conducted the yoga was very professional. I recommend this to people living in South Delhi (in and around Sarita Vihar and Defence Colony)."

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New Delhi, India

Hith Yoga offers a blend of modern-day research and traditional yogic techniques to help people live a healthier and happier life.

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6 days / 5 nights

Availability

Arrival: Tuesday April 11, 2017
Departure: Sunday April 16, 2017

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 151 USD per person. To benefit, book or reserve before December 1, 2016.

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