Trip dates: 29th September - 8th October 2017 (please ignore times)
Your teacher: Kathy Valler
Your Beyond The Clouds Yoga Journey: Spend your first night in the picturesque Paro Valley at a 5-star boutique hotel. Built in traditional Bhutanese-style this resort is located on the edge of a beautiful forest. Wake up to breathtaking views of Himalayan peaks in your deluxe villa. The spacious wood- clad yoga studio looks out on one of Bhutan’s highest mountains, inspiring daily yoga practice.
We travel onwards to Thimpu, the only capital city in the world without traffic lights! Spend two nights in our hand-picked hotel with excellent spa facilities and explore this fascinating little city. Attend the colourful and dramatic Thimpu Festival.
We continue our journey via the scenic Dochu La Pass to Punakha which served as Bhutan’s capital for 300 years. Walk to Chimi Lhakhang Monastery, one of the most revered temples in Bhutan, before reaching the magnificent Punakha Dzong, an ancient monastery built in 1637. Situated on the confluence of two rivers, this is arguably the most beautiful dzong in Bhutan. A short distance from Punakha, we spend a night at a relaxing resort.
Spend two nights in a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse in the picturesque Haa Valley. After crossing the Cheli La Pass at 3,810 metres, explore the wonderful countryside, relax, and attend your yoga sessions at this stunning off the beaten track location.
Returning to Paro, watch a traditional Bhutanese archery match, and visit Paro Market. Before leaving Bhutan, you will visit Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), Bhutan’s most famous landmark. A hike up through blue pines, passing water-powered prayer wheels, leads you to this most holy site. This ancient monastery clings miraculously to a sheer cliff, rising 1,000 metres from the valley floor. The views are magnificent over the Paro Valley and the only sounds to be heard are prayer flags blowing in the wind. Do it, come with me.
More info or to book here: CLICK HERE or Phone Kathy 021 850 766
Kathy Valler, a Nelson, New Zealand based yoga teacher, shares her passion by teaching yoga which she's been doing continuously since 1999 when she became qualified with the IYTA. Kathy recently returned from being of service and enjoying the Sat Nam Fest West April 2016 (a huge Kundalini Yoga Festival) in Joshua Tree, California. She is filled with energy and enthusiasm which she brings to daily classes, happily inspiring her students of all levels and ages. She also runs regular workshops and retreats both nationally and internationally.
9 NIGHT TOUR
DEPARTS: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
* Price based on twin share accommodation. Single room supplement is US$45 per night, subject to availability. This trip can be joined from other countries. Please contact us for details.