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Bhutan Spiritual Tour



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AD Tours & Travels

AD Tours & Travels is a well registered entity with the Tourism Council of Bhutan since 2015

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Bhutan Spiritual Tour

As this is the typical tour for a Journeys of the Spirit retreat where you will experience class time daily, time for sharing with the group, reflection and meditation time, and one-on-one personal time with your group leader (along with fun and shopping time too of course!). It is our intent that you return home with an open heart and mind along with the tools you need to make the changes in your life you desire to live and find the peace of mind.


Fly in to Paro and drive to Thimphu

Fly through beautiful mountains of Bhutan and take a landing in Paro International Airport. Before your flight lands, keep your tensions away and feel yourself relax and enjoy your stay with us. After your immigration, you will meet with our company’s representative your guide. Drive to capital city Thimphu (50 km and it will take 1 hour 20 minutes drive) (2300 meters) Your Guide on your way to Thimphu in will introduce you about the Buddhism, stop in Tachog Temple which was built in 1300’s by Drubthob Thangtong Gyalpo (Iron Bridge Builder- Drubthob was very talented in discovering treasures from the cliffs and rocks.) You will see Tachog lhakhang on the top of the mountain and just below we have Iron Bridge to cross the river but this bridge is now not been used for safety new bridge is constructed. Have a tea and snacks on the top of the mountain under the blessing of great Drubthob (Great master). On your way you will come across PA- CHU (Pa means Paro district and Chu means water/river in Bhutanese language) You will come across CHU ZOM bridge (Chu- River Zom- meeting together) Pa Chu River flowing from Paro and Wang Chu River flowing from Thimphu. You will see three different types of Chorten, a Buddhist shrine, typically a saint's tomb or a monument to the Buddha. After reaching Thimphu, check in into hotel and after relaxation time we will move to third largest seating Buddha in the world which is located on the top of the mountain have beautiful view of thimphu valley. Here you will get the blessing of Buddha Gautama with 1, 25,000 smaller statues of Buddha Gautama inside the main temple as we know that Buddha is founder of Buddhism, so before we start of tour it’s always good to get bless of the great master in the world. Secondly, let move down towards town after having a wonderful view of Thimphu town and visit memorial chorten (stupa) Visitors will find elderly Bhutanese people circumambulating the Chorten throughout the day. Chorten literally means ‘Seat of Faith’ and Buddhists often call such monuments, the ‘Mind of Buddha’. It was built in 1974 in the memories of our late third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk as he is “father of modern Bhutan”. Visit Buddhist painting school where the teachers of the institution will help you understand better and your guide will be with you and after that go for lunch (Vegetarian foods). After lunch visit Simtokha Dzong (Fortress) which was built in 16th century by Zhabdrung and this is the first fortress built by him. Now it is college for Buddhism learning. Spend your time here with masters and monks and to relax your mind do meditation. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel. Read more

Thimphu, 2 Nights
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Thimphu Local sightseeing's

We have one full day to explore Thimphu, Bhutan’s exotic capital city—a fascinating combination of traditional and contemporary life. Today, we’ll attend a special prayer ceremony with Rinpoche. Together with the Rinpoche we’ll participate in a butter lamp and rice mandala offering. We may also receive an introductory talk on Buddhism and an empowerment or initiation of one of the important Buddhist prayer mantras from the Rinpoche. During the rest of the day we will hope to visit some of the following key sights (there will be no time for all): A walk to the Memorial Chorten, a sacred shrine built in honor of the current King’s father. The Chorten is an impressive three-story monument with Tantric statues and wall paintings of three different cycles of Nyingma teachings of Mahayana Buddhism. You will find many elderly people making the Kora (pilgrimage circuit). The ceilings of the small porches on all four sides of the Chorten are painted with Mandalas of different deities. A beautiful hike to Cheri Monastery Chari Gompa is a Meditation Center. Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the man who unified Bhutan, built this gompa (monastery) in 1619 and established the first monk body in Bhutan at this monastery. A silver chorten (stupa) inside the gompa holds the ashes of the Shabdrung’s father. Today, the Gompa is an important place of religious teaching that attracts monks from around the country who come for refresher courses and three years and three months meditation. The one hour hike to Cheri Gompa starts from a picturesque wooden bridge decorated with colorful prayer flags. Visit few interesting handicraft shops, where they sell masks, beautiful hand-woven textiles, carpets, jewellery and Bhutanese wooden products. A visit to a Bhutanese Handmade Paper Factory. Handmade paper has been a traditional craft in Bhutan going back into the distant past. The paper is made mainly from the Daphne plant with apian, a gum obtained from the root of a creeper, as the other major ingredient. A Bhutanese Archery Game – Bhutan’s national sport and an integral part of all festivities. The game is played using two painted wooden targets 12”x47” placed at each end of the range which is 120 meters apart. When an arrow hits the target, the archer’s team mates sing and perform a celebratory dance. During major competitions, women dance and sing, extolling their team while teasing and mocking the adversaries with funny comments to make them lose their concentration. We may also have a chance to experience Bhutan’s fascinating weaving culture directly by visiting the home of an expert Bhutanese traditional weaver and designer. You will have the rare opportunity to see some of the best weavers in the country at work and discover how Bhutanese have developed a textile art that is unmatched by anywhere else in the world. In Bhutanese culture and every day life, weaving is so important that practically every home has a loom for weaving. Dinner and over night stay at the hotel. Read more

Thimphu, 2 Nights
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Drive to Punakha / Wangdue

Early morning around 6 am, move towards Simtokha fortress to attend morning prayers done by the monks and the masters. Come back to hotel for the breakfast, and move towards Punakha. PUNAKHA (85 km - 2 hours 30 minutes drive) (1300 meters) via Dochu La Pass (La- means pass between two districts Thimphu and Punakha -3,100 meters above sea level) we will stop here at Dochula Pass to have a coffee break and admire the grand 108 stupas which was built the memory of the victory won by our fourth king in a border war and it is also for those army who have lost their life in the war. Visit Dochu la temple, here you can witness 30 m height statue of Buddha, guru and Zhabdrung. Proceed to Punakha fortress, beautiful Dzong (Fortress – plays two important roles, place for district administration and Buddhist monastic body) It served as the capital of the country from 1637 to 1907 and the first national assembly was hosted here in 1953. It is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan and one of the most majestic structures in the country. On October 13, 2011, the wedding of the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, and his fiancé, Jetsun Pema, was held at the Punakha Dzong. After your dzong visit, move towards Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten stands out on a beautiful ridge above the Punakha valley. Her Majesty built the Queen Mother, Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck it. It took nine years to build, and Holy Scriptures rather than engineering manuals were consulted to construct this 4-storey temple. It is a fine example of Bhutanese architecture and artistic traditions. This temple has been dedicated for the well being of the kingdom, its people and all sentient beings. It is a 15-20 mins hike from the suspension bridge. The Chorten would take a one-hour hike to approach. Dinner and Overnight stay the hotel, Read more

Punakha, 1 Night
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Punakha to Paro

After breakfast drive back to Paro via Dochu la pass and Thimphu (Back 135 km to reach Paro, 4 hours drive). Check in into your hotel and after lunch visit Kyichu Lhakhang or temple which is located short distance north of Paro town and its one of the oldest temple in Paro district built by King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet, to pin down ‘the left foot of the supine Ogress’, which was stopping the spread of Buddhism. The inner hall of the main Jowo Lhakhang shrine conceals the original 7th century Jowo Jamba Statue. Its central image of jowo jamba is flanked by eight standing bodhisattvas and by statue of Zhabdrung and Guru Rinpoche. The outer hall of the jowo contains statue of Chenrizig with 11 heads and 1000 arms. Here you can see original paintings which were from 7th century. Visit Dungtse temple just 5 minutes drive from Paro town and was constructed by the great iron bridge builder Thangtong Gyalpo in 1433. It is said to have been built on the head of demons, which was causing illness to the inhabitants. Later visit Paro fortress which was built in 1644 by Zhabdrung and inside the fortress you will worship our future Buddha maitreya. Interesting part of this fortress is that, the wooden flooring from 16th century is still used as floor. Meet with young monks and interact with them and if you feel like offering tea and snacks to monks of 150 numbers you can fulfill your wishes by getting help from your guide. Evening the company will arrange farewell dinner in a farm house where you can experience Bhutanese life style of living there lives and in every Bhutanese house we have the culture of maintaining the alter so you get to see how in ancient days people have worship their gods. Dinner and over night stay at the Hotel Read more

Paro, 2 Nights
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Hike to Tiger nest-Paro Taktshang

After an early breakfast, we will return to Paro for our last night in the Dragon Kingdom. Upon arrival in Paro, we will conclude our visit to Bhutan with a hike to the magical monastery known as Taktsang (the “Tiger’s Nest). Taktsang is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites in the Himalayan World. The monastery itself is perched on a granite cliff that drops 2,000 feet to the valley floor. The name is derived from a legend that Guru Rinpoche flew across the mountains to this spot on the back of a tigress, reaching a cave in which he meditated for three months, converting the people of Paro Valley to Buddhism during his stay. The path takes us through a forest of oak, blue pine and rhododendron, arriving at a small chorten surrounded by prayer flags. With a little more effort, we will reach a tea house and a spectacular view of the Taktsang temples. That will be our lunch stop. Those who choose can hike further, to an overlook that is almost at eye level with the temple. This is a lifetime opportunity to connect you to Guru Rinpoche; 15 minutes personal meditation time or to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this sacred site. After a leisurely hike back, there will be time for last minute shopping and also packing. Diner and overnight stay at hotel Read more

Paro, 2 Nights
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Back to the airport to depart from the Land of the Thunder Dragon . Today we leave our hosts and make our way back to the airport and get ready for our flights home. We say our last goodbyes, hug and kiss as we prepare to take our new dream of heaven back to our lives.


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Thimphu
Day 3
Location Punakha
Hotel Hotel Pema Karpo
Day 4
Location Paro
Day in trip
Day 1
Location Thimphu
Day 3
Location Punakha
Hotel Zhingkham Resort
Day 4
Location Paro


Package includes

  • Bhutan Government Royalty of US$ 65/person/night
  • FIT surcharges of US$40/person/night for a single traveler and US$30/person/night for a pair
  • All entrance fees to museums and monuments
  • All Meal at 3 star hotels/tourist standard restaurants
  • All transportation and excursions by private vehicles
  • Internal taxes and fees
  • All Accommodation in economy and comfort Properties - Optional
  • All Sightseeing as per Itinerary
  • All Immigration Formalities
  • Mineral Water through-out your tour
  • Experienced Guide
  • Tourist Sim-Card

Package excludes

  • Airfares (optional)
  • Travel insurance ( We do not provide any travel insurance to the travelers, the traveler have to do themselves)
  • 5 star/luxury accommodations and meals (on request only)
  • Other personal expenses like overseas calls, drinks, laundry, etc
  • NOTE: The package is exclusive of flight tickets, but we can make all the arrangement according to the requirements of the travelers.

More information

  • There are flights to destination (Paro) from Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati & Singapore, so the travelers needs to to be at the above mentioned airport a day before your flight to Paro Bhutan.
  • The actual minimum daily package for tourists travelling to Bhutan in a group of 3 persons or more as per the tariff fixed by the tourism councils of Bhutan is as follows:
  • USD $200 per person per night for the months of January, February, June, July, August, and December.
  • USD $250 per person per night for the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November.
  • NOTE: The package quote provided to you are net after providing all the consideration and is kept flat for all the season.


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Manju Gupta , India

There are so many good points to talk about;a picnic lunch in a scenic paddy field, the trek to Tiger nest and the hot stone bath afterwards, the rafting and thevisits to the monasteries. It would be wrong if I said that I wasn't a bit hesitant to handover my money to someone I had never met. I am wary of tour agents who promise the world because they never deliver. But this was a very different experience. They delivered all that they promised and more. Our guide Mr MukeshBiswa catered to all our demands ( some very unreasonable) From the time he picked us up at the airport with a placard saying ' Saptrishi' to the time he took a detour for some last minute shopping , he made it all possible. We called him a genie...a name he truly deserved. I strongly recommend Ad Tours and Travels for their professionalism and passion. We were a group of seven middle aged women meeting for a reunion so you can understand how difficult a task they had at hand. But they achieved the impossible.. Read more

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Robert , Canada

Everyone at AD Tours and Travels was very responsive, knowledgeable and friendly. Our trip was fabulous and exactly as I had hoped and pictured. AD Tours and Travels provided the right mix of a planned tour without being on a tour! Our accommodations were fabulous, restaurant recommendations were good, and the itinerary info was perfect. Thanks so much Read more


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