Cultural Connection And Homestay

6 Days

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Cultural Connection And Homestay

Experience sleeping beneath the rafters of an old farmhouse, learn to prepare Bhutanese food, interact with the locals, play our national game, and take a traditional hot stone bath.

Culture Highlights

  • Experience sleeping among the rafters of an old farm.
  • Prepare Bhutanese cuisine.
  • Savor eggs cooked in locally brewed Ara.
  • Sit by the fire and relax while listening to some folk music.
  • Make a wish by constructing a tiny stupa out of flour or dirt.
  • Get hitched like a royal couple in Bhutan
  • Renewal of vows in the Bhutanese manner
  • Experience the joy of creating cheese and butter after milking a cow.

Wellness Highlights

  • Bathe in hot stone and herbal water to revitalize.
  • Yoga and meditation can help you to heal your mind.
  • Take a natural Himalayan hot spring bath.
  • Test out our indigenous treatments.
  • Discover the untouched tranquility of nature.
  • Test your culinary prowess using a variety of your favorite organic foods.
  • Experience a meditation class with a respected master.

Itinerary

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DAY 01

Day 1: Paro’s spiritual and cultural heritage

Fly into Paro International Airport and get ready to start your journey and get a taste of local Buddhism. On the first day we’ll go to the 17th-century Rinpung Dzong to see how Bhutan’s administration and monastic body coexist peacefully. The Dzong building is remarkable, and the architecture is beautiful and displays cultural design.

Next, we’ll also go to the National Museum in Paro. This is a fantastic resource for learning about the Royal Family, birds, and animals of Bhutan, as well as its natural heritage. We will proceed through the royal castle and the fascinating archery fields on cobblestone walkways and across the lovely traditional wooden bridge to the small village of Paro.

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DAY 02

Day 2: Punakha Distant Himalayas and Bhutan’s countryside capital for 300 years

This morning, we will travel to the lowlands of Punakha. En route, you will stop at the Dochula Pass (3100m). The Himalayas never lose their allure! Spectate the beautiful scenery of these magnificent snow-capped mountain peaks from the. The instant you step here, the fresh mountain air rising from the valleys below and the countless hues of blue sky blending with distant mountains immerse you in nature.

The 108 chortens at Dochukla were built in memory of the soldiers who lost their lives during the war against terrorism, and their golden ends shine in the sunlight.

A half-hour stroll past a charming neighborhood and rice fields will bring you to chimi lhakhang, which was built in 1499 and is located on a slope amid the valley. It is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kunley, popularly known as the “Devine MadMan,” who in the late 15th century dramatized his teachings with humor, songs, and crazy conduct and is worshiped by many Bhutanese till date. 

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DAY 03

Day 3: A day in the life of a Bhutanese Buddhist monk

Punakha Dzong, also known as Punthang Dechen Phodrang, is a fortress strategically located at the junction of the Phochu and Mochu Rivers in Punakha. In addition to seeing the impressive Punakha Dzong, which also houses the remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, Bhutan’s first ruler and the winter residence of the head of the monastic order and his entourage of monks. Visiting the Punakha Dzong offers the chance to see or hear the local monks as they offer their daily prayers.

Next a blissful hike to Chorten Nebu, located on a hilltop in the Punakha Valley, after a 40-minute shuttle ride to the Kabjisa trailhead and a 3-hour climb uphill. It is a nice stroll to a temple constructed by Gyalsay Tenzin Rabgye in the 17th century from a charming village encircled by orange groves. The seventh incarnation of the monastery’s founder is currently continuing the custom of utilizing this monastery as a winter residence.

The monastery began housing children from the nearby village in 2005 and established a small Buddhist educational institution for these young monks. The children can learn traditional Buddhist scriptures and texts and Western subjects like English, math, and science at this institution.

We can experience the life of young monks in a Buddhist monastic school.

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DAY 04

Day 4: Paro

Today’s transfer to Paro will take 4 hours. To have another look at the distant, snow-capped Himalaya, we’ll go back over the Dochula pass.

We’ll spend the evening at Aum Yangzo’s house. We will experience our traditional hot stone bath and learn how to prepare Bhutanese cuisine.

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DAY 05

Day 5: Paro Tiger’s nest hike

The morning starts with an exciting hike to the tiger’s nest. The Monastery is positioned at the height of 3120 meters on the face of a sheer cliff. According to legend, the founder of Tantric Buddhism in Bhutan, Guru Rinpoche, is said to have flown here on the back of a tigress years ago. The track is very inclined, rising 1000m in three hours, but the majestic view at the top never disappoints. 

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DAY 06

Day 6: Departure

On the final day of our itinerary, after breakfast, we will get to the airport for our departure flight.  We hope you have enjoyed your visit, have found it rewarding, and leave with a newfound understanding.

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