Hummingbird Bhutan: Aug 26 – Sept 3 2019
A Journey into Self Reflection
Paro and the Kingdom of Bhutan (26 Aug – 3 Sept 2019)
Nestled deep in the eastern Himalayas between India and China is the Kingdom of Bhutan and its people who love nature and kinship.
Join Hummingbird Retreat on a remarkable and sacred journey into the kingdoms of Bhutan and Nepal. The natural beauty of these Himalayan kingdoms, embracing living monasteries and temples centuries old, continues to witness the spiritual practice of holy people for many generations.
Climbing a forest track to the Tigers Nest Monastery, we will have a special blessing ceremony, given by the monks. We will take an audience with a Trulku Lama (reincarnated with a full memory of past life). These (and more) are special arrangements made for us for our experience in this great land. We will also visit other special places, such as Drakharpo Monastery, built on a mountain dotted with underground caves and its main temple room precariously perched on the edge of a rocky cliff.
Take a gentle down-hill cycle through the crisp air, amongst blue pine and rhododendron forests and breathtaking mountain views. Long-tailed birds glide across the forest road in front of us as prayer-wheels tumble under waterfalls. The road opens up at the bottom of the valley, revealing jade green rice paddies. We load our bikes aboard our transport vehicle and take a well earned massage and hot rock bath back at our hotel.
Nestled into the mountains at 4,000 metres sits the Chele La Monastery. We will visit the young girls training to be nuns and listen to their chanting of Sanskrit mantras. To get there we will pass through forests of wild flowers and see some of the most beautiful scenery in Bhutan.
The beautiful Ziwa Ling Hotel, built in traditional Bhutanese style without a single nail, will be our base in Bhutan. Starting each day with a meditation and qigong stretching, our vitality is further lifted with delicious, healthy meals. Six wonderful days with so much insight to gain. Be absorbed in the rhythm of life and know the happiness of Bhutanese people.
Peace in the Paro Valley, Bhutan.