Buddhism and Meditation Tour in Bhutan

8 Days


Embark on a transformative journey through our Bhutan Buddhist and meditation tour, where you’ll explore the heart of Buddhist principles while immersing yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of the last Shangri-La. Buddhist meditation practices are gaining widespread popularity beyond traditional boundaries, attracting individuals from diverse backgrounds for various purposes. These techniques encompass a range of methods aimed at cultivating mindfulness, training the mind, and achieving mental liberation. Through meditation, one can experience a profound sense of mental calmness. Buddhism offers solace for your worries, providing a comforting remedy through the fusion of Buddhist teachings and meditation retreats, such as the one offered by Druk Experience. This combination creates a truly enjoyable and deeply comforting experience with our dedicated team of local Buddhist guides.

Trip Highlights

  • Delve into the art of meditation with experienced guides who will introduce you to various meditation techniques.
  • Visit to sacred monasteries and temples including visit to iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery and other sacred sites
  • Interact with Buddhist monks and Lama's and learn about their spiritual practices.
  • Take leisurely walks through pristine landscapes, breathing in the fresh mountain air and reveling in the beauty of Bhutan's untouched natural beauty.
  • Indulge in Bhutan's distinct cuisine, known for its use of local ingredients and aromatic flavors.


Receive at the airport with white scarf and drive to hotel. Check in and after refreshing, sightseeing in the valley. Later visits include: Kichu Lhakhang and short discourse on Bodhicitta and Cultivation of the Right Intention and meditative session. Overnight at Paro in Hotel

After dinner: Discourse I: Introduction to Buddhism

Pre breakfast (7.30-8.30am.) Morning meditation. Breathing exercise and Mindfulness I (Before breakfast start your day with simple meditation on breathing exercise and mindfulness). After breakfast, visit Paro dzong: History and Explanation of Buddhist Art. Later drive to Thimphu. After arrival visit memorial chorten, changangkha and Trashichodzong followed by short prayer and meditation.
Overnight at Thimphu in Hotel

After dinner: Discourse II: The Three Phases of Buddhism

Pre breakfast (7.30-8.30am.) Morning meditation. Breathing exercise and Mindfulness II
Drive to Punakha, old capital city, stop at Dochula Pass, 3050m, beautiful views of snowcapped mountains, visit 108 stupas and brief meditation.
In Punakha visit Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakhang, with briefing and mediation on Buddha.
Overnight at Punakha in Hotel

After dinner: Discourse III: Mahayana Buddhism and Bodhicitta

Pre breakfast (7.30-8.30am.) Morning meditation. Breathing exercise and Bodhicitta I.
Full day tour in Punakha valley, short hike to Khamsum Yuelley Stupa, and meditation by the riverside with picnic lunch and practice medition by yourself or with assistance from your guide.
Overnight at Punakha in Hotel

After dinner: Discourse IV: Tantric Buddhism

Pre breakfast (7.30-8.30am.) Morning meditation. Breathing exercise and Bodhicitta II
Morning 3 hours drive to Beyul Langdrak, short hike in the village and meditation on Guru Rimpoche at the village monastery or at the cliff temple. Overnight at Monastery guest house in Hotel

After dinner: Discourse V: Interdependence, Non-self and Emptiness

Pre breakfast (6.30-7.30am.) Morning meditation. Breathing exercise and Emptiness I
After breakfast drive to Paro, enroute stop at Dochula pass for lunch. Check into hotel and in the afternoon take some time on your own in the town.
Overnight at Thimphu in Hotel

After dinner: Discourse VI: Carrying on Daily Practice

Visit to Tigers Nest is one of the most important pilgrimages for Buddhist and highlight for the tour to Bhutan. Later visit ruins of Drukgyel Dzong.
After lunch at the teahouse, retrace your trek downhill and meet up with the transport team to drive back to the town.

After dinner: Carrying on daily practice/question & answer.

After breakfast drop to airport and bid farewell.

Cost Includes

  • Sustainable tourism development fees
  • Accommodations in 3 star rating
  • All meals, evening tea/coffee with snacks
  • All land transfers and transportation
  • English speaking Buddhist Tour Guide
  • Daily Tourist Fees & Taxes
  • Bhutan Visa and all applicable permits
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees to all monuments
  • Appointment with Buddhist monks (If any)
  • Bottled water in the vehicle

Cost Excludes

  • Flights into and out of Bhutan
  • Optional Travel/Medical Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as bars, beverages in the hotel, telephone, laundry, trips, and others


Do I need to have early experience of meditation?

No, it’s not necessary for you to have early experience of Buddhist meditation.  Your patience for meditation is more than enough to complete this journey.

Can I customize this Tour?

Yes, you can! We suggest if you want to take a shorter tour, that you request a private tour. If you want to extend your tour, we can work with you to make that happen too!

Is it possible to make this tour a privately guided tour?

Yes, if you do not wish to join a group, we can arrange for a private tour (for either a solo traveler or for a family). Just talk to one of our travel specialists and we can customize any tour.

How much money do I need to bring?

The daily tariff that you pay, pays for your tour guide, driver, hotels, and all your meals. The only money you need to budget for is for alcohol, souvenirs, and tips. It is best to bring cash and exchange it for local currency at the airport in Paro. There are ATMs available in some locations, but they work sporadically.

What is the weather like?

It depends on what time of year you go. The fall or the spring are the best times to travel to Bhutan. Typically, the days are cool and sunny, and the nights are cold. Some places, like Punakha, are sub-tropical and you can expect warmer temperatures.

What type of vehicle will we be traveling in?

Druk Experience provides vehicles based on tour size. For small tours we provide 4-door SUV-type cars, for larger tours, we provide smaller tour buses that can accommodate 8-10 individuals. Our cars are in excellent shape and our drivers are always safe and careful. All vehicles will be equipped with air conditioning or heaters.

How/what should I pack?

Pack light for all of our tours, soft suitcases/duffel bags are best. Dressing up will not be necessary, dress for comfort. Layer, layer, layer. Wear sturdy shoes for walking/hiking. When we visit holy sites, you will be asked to wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts.

Can I take pictures?

Yes, please feel free to take as many pictures as you would like. However, you will be asked to not take pictures in our temples. If you have any questions about when you can take pictures, please ask your guide.

Should be bring snacks?

If you would like to have a snack (protein bar, etc.) while hiking/trekking, or if you just think you might miss your favorite snack – then yes, please bring some snacks with you. However, they are not necessary. Druk Experience will make sure that you are well fed on your to

Should I bring anything to offer to Monastery?

Yes, we suggest giving money is probably the most useful and flexible thing to provide in the donation boxes or personally. So they can buy the relatively simple things they need locally.

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Buddhism and Meditation Tour in Bhutan
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