Join us on a spiritual odyssey into the pristine ecosystems of the land of the thunder dragon in the Bhutanese Himalayas to the magic of Sikkim, India. Bhutan is an enchanted land of myth and legend whose Buddhist spiritual beliefs permeate every aspect of their culture that is rich with history and stories that go back many centuries. Sikkim is the smallest state in northeast India but one of the most beautiful with stunning mountain views and lush forests. Sikkim is also embued with sacred sites in some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Himalayas. This is an odyssey of the heart or pilgrimage to sacred ground, an inner and outher journey.
When the Bhutanese speak of happiness, they are perhaps speaking more of the process of creating conditions for contentment. Contentment does not come from GDP.
Happiness- thousands of candles can be lit from one single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened, happiness never decreases by being shared.
Bhutan has the stunning beauty of the Himalaya mountains with an abundance of rivers, verdant valleys with rice paddies, and jungles in the southern area of the country. Bhutan has a committment to keeping the country with 72% forest cover.
Pilgrimage to the many sacred sites in the Himalyas incudes the journey as well as the destination. Some are Buddhist temples and others are located in caves or rivers that have a special spiritual significance.
Mind is the sole origin of everything; of cyclic wandering in samsara, of liberation in nirvana.
Bhutan has remained loyal to its Buddhist cultural and spiritual practices that were introduced by Guru Rinpoche in 737. There are over 2000 ancient Buddhist monasteries with beautiful Buddhist iconography scattered throughout the country.
The seeker who sets out upon the way shines bright over the world.
Cost includes lodging, land transportation, all meals in Bhutan and Sikkim, water, gentle early morning chair yoga and meditation, odyssey guide, local guide and driver, Bhutan visa. Small group experience, max 10 people. Cost does not include: travel insurance, beverages other than water, gratuities to driver and guide, your fight from a departure city such as Bangkok, Delhi or Kolkata into Bhutan on either Drukair or Bhutan Airlines. That flight cost is extra and needs to be arranged by the tour company in Bhutan. Cost does not include flight from Bagdora, India to your next destination at the end of the odyssey. Please contact us for more information.
Cost:$4399 per person with a minium of 4 people. Cost is based on double occupancy, with limited single rooms at an additional cost. If you are willing to share but we are unable to pair you with a same-gender roommate, you will not be charged the single supplement fee. Not Included: Flights into Bhutan for an addition cost must be done on either Bhutan Airlines or Drukair and need to be arranged by our Bhutan travel company.
Contact us if interested. A deposit of $500 will hold your place. Credit cards or checks are accepted. Read the terms and conditions and fill out the registration form. Registration/Terms and Conditions
Be open to your inner and outer intuitions on this odyssey. Quiet contemplative time and meditation will be offered on a daily basis. There will also be an opportunity to witness and participate in chanting at a monastery in Bhutan. Some gentle chair yoga with pranayama will be offered when the setting is appropriate.
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