18 - 24 August 2019


A Journey of Spiritual Immersion in Bhutan

"Applying Compassion in Business Management & Life"
A special program led by His Eminence Khedrupchen Rinpoche. Program will include Mindfulness Meditation, Loving Kindness mediatation and developing patience and compassion.

Journey thru Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon with His Eminence Khedrupchen Rinpoche and learn how you can apply compassion to managing your business and life.

3899 SGD or 2999 USD per pax
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7 Days 6 Nights Nyekor Tour: A Journey of Spiritual Immersion in Bhutan



Day 1: Arrival in Paro, head to Punakha

Elevation 1,300m | Weather in Punakha | Drive time 4 hours


Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Touching down at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide upon exiting the arrival hall. Drive to Punakha to mee with Hi Eminence Khedrupchen Rinpoche for the briefing of the tour.

Dochula Pass - At 3,050 meter, this beautiful pass located on the way to Punakha from Thimphu offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of Himalayas mountain range with its 108 chortens.

Punakha Dzong - Placed strategically at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers, the Dzong was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative seat of the region.

Pho Chhu Suspension Bridge - The 160 metres Pho Chhu Suspension Bridge is known for the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan.

Introduction - Introductory of His Eminence Khedrupchen Rinpoche and briefing on the Nyekor tour

Day 2: Punakha to Trongsa

Weather in Trongsa | Drive time 4 hours


Today we begin our spiritual journey from Punakha to Trongsa.
Chendebji Chorten - 2 kilometres beyond Chendebji village is Chendebji Chorten, at a lovel0y spot by a river confluence. The large white chorten is patterned after Swayambhunath in Kathmandu and was built in the 19th century by Lama Shida, to cover the remains of an evil spirit that were killed.

Trongsa Museum (Taa Dzong) - Sits high above the valley at a strategic vantage point over Trongsa Dzong. The Tower of Trongsa tells the stories of the dzong and the valley that it has watched over for centuries.

Trongsa Dzong- It was laid in the 16th century by Pema Lingpa and flourished during the 17th century under Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyal. Applying Compassion in Business Management

Life Lesson 1- Summary: A special program led by His Eminence Khedrupchen Rinpoche. Program will include Mindfulness Meditation, Loving Kindness meditation and developing patience and compassion.

Day 3: Trongsa


Applying Compassion in Business Management Life Lesson 2-

Summary: A special program led by His Eminence Khedrupchen Rinpoche. Program will include Mindfulness Meditation, Loving Kindness meditation and developing patience and compassion.

Kuenga Rabten Palace - Kuenga Rabten Palace is 23 km from Trongsa Dzong. The road passes through open countryside high above a river gorge. Enjoy the drive as the terrain slopes quite gently opening opportunities for good bird watching and cultural sightseeing.

Day 4: Trongsa


Applying Compassion in Business Management & Life Lesson 3-

Summary: A special program led by His Eminence Khedrupchen Rinpoche. Program will include Mindfulness Meditation, Loving Kindness meditation and developing patience and compassion.

Nabji Lhakhang - Nabji Lhakhang’s name means “taking an oath.” Long ago in this location King Sindha and King Nawoche took an oath of non-violence against each other in the presence of the great Indian guru, Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche).

Day 5: Trongsa to Paro

Paro Elevation 2,280m | Weather in Paro | Drive time 7 hours


Kyichu Lhakhang- Also known as Kyerchu Temple or Lho Kyerchu, is the oldest temple in Bhutan. Just like Jambhay Lhakhang in Bumthang, it is one of the 108 temples built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo to subdue and pin down an ogress that was obstructing the spread of Buddhism.

Paro Town - Explore the main street of Paro town and check out if there's anything you will like to pick up as a souvenir!

Rest at Paro

Day 6: Paro

Elevation 2,280m | Weather in Paro


Are you ready? We will be making the hike up to one of the key highlights in Bhutan today! Tiger's Nest aka Taktsang Monastery.

Taktsang Monastery - Often called the Tiger’s Nest, perched on the cliffs, has awestruck many a visitor. “Trip to Bhutan is never complete without climbing to Taktsang”, says one tourist. Indeed, it’s true as the journey there fills you with spiritual bliss. For those not choosing the spiritual side, it is the dramatic, artistically built monument that becomes a hiker’s delight. Take a trip to this dramatically set Buddhist relic hanging from a cliff. Experience the uphill climb as you ascend more than two thousand feet from the valley floor. A prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex located on the cliff side of Paro Valley. According to legends, it is believed that Guru Rinpoche flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a Tigress (his consort Yeshey Tshogyal) and meditated in one of the caves. Guru Rinpoche performed meditation and emerged in eight manifestations, and the place became holy, thus gaining the name Tiger's Nest. Remarks [0 hrs] - Seasonal attractions are subject to change due to weather conditions. The sequence of itinerary is subject to change without prior notice. If a place of visit is closed to visitors, it will be replaced with an alternative. During major events, accommodation may not be in the city mentioned.

Day 7: Departure from Paro


Today we will bid fond farewell to this beautiful Himalayan country and take an early flight back to Singapore. We hope by now you would have made some friends and also kept many photos and beautiful memories of Bhutan! And we look forward to seeing you again in this beautiful land of endless Enchantments! Tashi Delek!

Rates

*In SGD
  • SGD 3899 per person (Twin-sharing)
  • SGD 4235 per person (Single room)
*In USD
  • USD 2999 per person (Twin-sharing)
  • USD 3239 per person (Single room)

The package excludes:

  • Flight to Bangkok/Kathmandu/India/Singapore to connect to Drukair flights
  • Hotel Stay outside Bhutan (e.g. to catch a flight to Bhutan)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner outside selected restaurants (e.g. 5-star resorts)
  • Tips for the guide and driverravel Insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Expenditure of personal nature (e.g. shopping and hot stone bath)

The Tour Cost includes:

  • Flights between City and Paro by Drukair (Royal Bhutan Airlines)
      Drukair, the country’s national carrier, flies from the following cities:
    • Singapore
    • New Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati (India)
    • Bangkok (Thailand)
    • Dhaka(Bangladesh)
    • Kathmandu (Nepal)
    • *seats are subject to availability
  • Visas for Bhutan
  • A qualified & licensed English speaking guide
  • An experienced driver
  • A tour vehicle
  • All meals on tour
  • Accommodations at 3-star hotels (subject to availability)
  • Taxes, surcharges, the government contribution
  • Mineral water for the duration of stay
  • One traditional costume set – Gho / Kira – for use throughout your stay in Bhutan. To be returned to the guide on the last day of the tour.

Terms & Conditions:

  • All the flight sectors in a Passenger’s Ticket must be used in sequence from the initial place of departure as shown on the Ticket.
  • A down-payment of 50% is required to proceed with the booking. Full payment should be completed 30 days before departure.
  • Cancellation Policy as follows:
      This is the cancellation charges for your tour packages, (for the land cost)
    • More than 45 days before start of programme, SGD 200 flat rate per person.
    • Between 31 - 45 days before start of programme ~ 25% of rate
    • Between 21 - 30 days ~ 35% of rate
    • Between 8 - 20 days ~ 50% of rate
    • Between 4 - 7 days ~ 75% of rate
    • 3 days or lesser ~ 100%

      Please see below for the Drukair Ticket Cancellation policy
    • No refund for special promotion tickets.
    • 75% refund permitted for tickets cancelled more than 30 days from the date of travel
    • 50% refund permitted for tickets cancelled between 10 - 29 days from the date of travel
    • 25% refund permitted for tickets cancelled between 4 - 9 days from the date of travel
    • No refund permitted for tickets cancelled within 3 days from the date of travel
    • There is a SGD 100 administration fee on each ticket cancelled.
      Rescheduled ticket not permitted for refund.

Druk Asia Private Limited
Bhutan Travel Specialist (Reg No. 200917110K/STBTA Licence 01908)
60, Albert Street, #12-03/04 Albert Complex, Singapore 189969
Office: +65 6338 9909 Fax: +65 6338 5505 Web: www.drukasia.com Email: hello@drukasia.com

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