Pilgrimage Trip to Shangri-la
The pilgrimage trip offers spiritual and therapeutic tours such as Bhutan Meditation and retreat Tour or Bhutan pilgrimage Tour, Bhutan Traditional Medicine Tour, Himalaya Herbal Medicine Tour, Bhutan Hot Spring Therapy Tour. You will get an idea about the stronghold of Vajrayana Buddhism and the use of traditional medicine for healing without any side effects. Dipping or soaking oneself into the traditional hot stone bath has proven to heal the person from various ailments ranging from arthritis, body aches, to even sinuses.
Meditation and retreats are common especially amongst the Buddhist practitioners and the monks. One can come across small retreat centres and hermitages all over the country next to temples, monasteries and monastic schools. These retreat and meditation centres provide the practitioners with the much needed respite from the humdrums of normal life style. It is a common trait amongst the Buddhists to disappear into the mountains for days, weeks and months. The retreats provide people and the practitioners to draw upon their inner self and visualize upon the purpose of life.
Many guests from all over the world and other Buddhist countries come to Bhutan for meditation and retreat tours. Some itinerary includes serious meditation for days while some are solitary retreat for few hours in the high hills and temples where nature surrounds and silence is unbroken.
In this tour, we can include meditation in your itinerary if you wish to try the Bhutanese way of retreat (solitary confinement). Besides, we also have hotels that provide yoga sessions, retreats and meditation facilities within the hotel premises.
Bhutan Traditional Medicine Tour or Himalaya Herbal Medicine Tour. The history of Traditional medicine or Sowa Rigpa dates back as far as the 17th century and to the time of Zhabdrung Nawang Namgyal. Since then, traditional medicine has developed independently of its Tibetan origins and although the basic texts used are the same, some differences in practice make it a tradition particular to the country. The specific knowledge and experience gained by the Bhutanese over the centuries are still very much alive in this medical tradition that originated in Tibet. The natural environment, with its exceptionally rich flora, also enabled the development of a pharmacopoeia of which there is no equivalent anywhere in the world. This ancient principle and practice of healing was passed on to younger generation as an oral tradition till the system was formalized in 1967 as an integral part of the national health care delivery system with the main aim of preserving and promoting this unique system of medical care.
Bhutan Hot Spring Therapy Tour gives an idea why Himalayan hot springs therapy trips are well known for curative properties. They are found in many places in Bhutan and have been used for centuries to cure the Bhutanese of various ailments.