Our retreat will have two daily sessions of yoga and meditation in the mornings, before breakfast and evenings, before dinner
Day 1: Friday 18th September 2020
You will be welcomed at Paro International by our team and then transferred to Thimphu, the capital, which is an hour’s drive from Paro.
In the evening, welcome and introduction circle followed by yoga and meditation.
Day 2: Saturday 19th September 2020
After breakfast, we head out for a full day of sightseeing covering most of the popular sites around Thimphu like the Tashichho Dzong (the ancient fortress of Thimphu) and The Weekend Farmer’s market. A short hike, around 2-3 hours, on the Kuensel Phodrang Nature Trail in the afternoon.
Day 3: Sunday 20th September 2020
Transfer to Punakha
Distance: 85 Kilometres. Drive Time: 3 Hours
Today, we transfer to Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan. Along the way we will also be covering some sights and experiencing nature. After lunch we take on a short hike to visit Chimmi Lhakhang (temple).
Day 4: Monday 21st September 2020
A full day of sightseeing around Punakha. We will be visiting the major sights of the valley like the Punakha Dzong followed by a short to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten in the afternoon.
Day 5: Tuesday 22nd September 2020
Transfer to Haa
Distance: 180 Kilometers. Drive Time: 5-6 Hours.
Our longest day in the vehicle. We head back towards the west to Haa. The western most Dzongkhag (district) of the country. A major chunk of day hours will be spent in the car today. We will make stops along the way to take pictures of the scenery and to stretch your legs and body.
Day 6: Wednesday 23rd September 2020
A full day hike around the valley. Stop at the village of Yangthang to get a tours of the local houses and visit the READ community center.
Day 7: Thursday 24th September 2020
Visit the White and Black temple in the morning and walk around the tiny town of Haa.
Day 8: Friday 25th September 2020
Transfer to Paro
Distance: 65 Kilometers. Duration: 2 Hours.
Drive back to Paro retracing the same route that brought us to Haa. In the afternoon we visit the Dzong of Paro and the National Museum.
Day 9: Saturday 26th September 2020
We hike to the one of the most important religious and iconic sites of Bhutan, Paro Taktshang, also more popularly known as the ‘tiger’s nest’. The hike will about 4-5 hours in total.
NOTE: due to the early start to the day, we will not have our usual yoga and meditation session this morning.
Day 10: Sunday 27th September 2020
NOTE: Morning yoga and meditation maybe compromised depending on the time of the departures.
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