Bhutan Spiritual | Tours and Travels

Welcome to Vajra Guru Spiritual Travels

Vajra Guru Spiritual Travels has been professional in travel to Bhutan since the travel was prioritized, when the Royal Government of Bhutan appointed us as the country’s travel office. We have been associated with tours and travel for almost three years and our experience and association with Bhutan are unequalled. We are not only the travel agency promoting Bhutan but at the same time we are also the agent outside Bhutan specializing in travel to Bhutan. Our experience and network of contacts give us an insight that no other travel agent can match. We're a small team but specialized and professional. Since our inception, we've been revolutionary in promoting travel to the Kingdom. We are constantly inspired to introduce new tours, finding new trekking routes, un-discovered travel of interest and venturing into unexplored remote areas.

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Tour Package

Guru Rinpoche's Meditation Caves Pilgrimage

Many important masters have come to Bhutan to pray homage to Guru Rinpoche's meditation Caves. On your spiritual tour, You discover Guru Rinpoche caves, Dzongs, monasteries and local temples;

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This is a short tour program designed for a week in Bhutan. It is designed for those of our guests who would like to visit Bhutan, feel and know her beauty in a brief visit.

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The monasteries are magical and beautiful in ways that I cannot begin to describe and everyone who goes to this country is touched in the most astonishing ways.

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On your Bhutan Forbidden Land tour, you discover Dzongs, monasteries and temples with fluttering prayer flags and stupas standing on every strategic points to give protection from evil spirits and negatives forces;

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Tours

we can provide you various kind of tours and we can also customise tour upon your requirement

MERAK SAKTENG TREK

Since Merak and Sakteng is located in extreme eastern Bhutan, your tour will be packed with a bit of cultural package during your en route travel to east before your actual trek begins.

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DAGALA THOUSAND LAKES TREK

While on the trek an entire day will be dedicated to visiting some of the more picturesque lakes, fishing and resting. You will visit several villages in order to get a good idea of village life.

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Photographic Tour

Photographers in Bhutan come across photographic seductions and have abundant opportunities to photograph the Himalayan ice peaks, the virgin forests, the unique plants and flowers,

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Cycling Tour

Bhutan’s mountainous terrain offers a fascinating adventure for cycling enthusiasts. The roads wind up and down through mountains with exhilarating drops of thousands of metres,

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Local Farm Stay Tour

The farmhouses are located in a peaceful, picturesque spot just outside of the main town and are within walking distance.The farm houses are Bhutanese traditional houses with just

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Kurtoe Khoma Tour

The Bhutanese textiles are rich, vibrant, colorful and a complex art and form an integral part of the Bhutanese culture.The Bhutanese textiles are integrated into all aspects of life in Bhutan

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Bhutan Rhododendron Tour

The richness of flora has made Bhutan one of the most attractive places to admire the beauties of natural flowers.. The harmonious co-existence between..

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Honeymoon/Wedding Tours

The 'Traditional Bhutanese Wedding' feature tour provides an opportunity to renew your vows or experience a local wedding ceremony...

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Festival/Meditation Tours

Many tourists come to Bhutan for meditation and retreat tours...

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Festival Planner

The Tshechu is a festival in honour of Padmasambhava, the second Buddha “one who was born from the lotus flower”, popularly known as “Guru Rinpoche”, or the Precious Teacher. This saint contributed enormously to the diffusion of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalayan regions of Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan etc. around 8 century A.D. During a Tshechu, the dances are performed by the monks as well as by laymen. The dances known as Cham, bring blessing upon the onlookers, instruct them in dharma (Buddhist teachings), protect them from misfortune, and exorcise evil influences. By attending a Tshechu, it is believed one gains merits, power and benediction, and that misfortunes may be destroyed, luck increased and wishes realized. It is also a yearly social gathering where people come together to rejoice.

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Cultural Tour

Bhutanese culture and Buddhist influence go hand-in-hand. The influence of religion is highly visible in every day life and is a major reason for Bhutan’s spiritual and cultural legacy. The hundreds of sacred monasteries, stupas, religious institutions, prayer flags and prayer wheels make Buddhism a faith that nowadays still is very alive and probably always will be in the kingdom. Not only this makes Bhutan a very authentic country; it is also because of the traditional woven garments the people wear, the typical robust yet refined architecture and the splendid cultural festivals which are steeped in Buddhism. All of these combined make Bhutan into a unique cultural setting.
All religious ceremonies and rituals (and there are many!) are regularly performed, with reverence for all of life. All Bhutanese families go on a pilgrimage on auspicious days, offering prayers and butter lamps to the gods of the Himalayas. National and regional festivals coincide with the seasons, happening all year round.

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Festival Etiquette

Festivals are religious events. The ground where they are held is purified and consecrated by lamas, so when you are watching a festival, you are in essence, on the perimeter of an outdoor religious ground. The conduct of the onlooker should be governed with this in mind. The dancers, whether monks or laymen, are in state of meditation. They transform themselves into deities which they represent on the dance ground. They generate a spiritual power, which cleanses, purifies, enlightens and blesses the spectators. With this in mind, it should be clear that obtrusive, disrespectful or discourteous behavior is out of place. The dance ground is not a place to eat, drink or smoke, talk or laugh loudly at inappropriate times, flash cameras or intrude on the dance space. Common courtesy should rule one's action when photographing dances or onlookers.

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Gross National Happiness

Three factors have put forth great influence on the course of Bhutan’s development. First being the culture. As Bhutan was never conquered or colonized, the country developed a culture relatively free from outside influence, the institution of monarchy, and a deep sense of nationhood. The second factor is the environment, which is protected by mountainous, often difficult terrain. Thirdly, Vajrayana Buddhism has given the country a view of the world on which the 3rd and 4th Kings based their policies of developing Bhutan’s potential in every field. This continuing development of Bhutan has been crystallized in a philosophy crafted by His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, known as Gross National Happiness (GNH) in the late 1980s. The concept of the GNH defines Bhutan’s development objective as improvement in the happiness and satisfaction of the people rather than growth of Gross National Product (GNP). GNH has been the overarching development philosophy of Bhutan as the concept has guided the country’s development policies and programmes. GNH suggests that happiness is the ultimate objective of development. It recognizes that there are many dimensions to development other than those associated with Gross National Product (GNP), and that development" needs to be understood as a process that seeks to maximize happiness rather than purely economic growth.

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About Bhutan

Until recently, the tiny Asian kingdom of Bhutan remained tucked away in total isolation from the rest of the world. That segregation helped to preserve its deep Buddhist traditions, importance of the family and pristine landscapes. It’s also made it a fascinating country to study. 1. One of 43 landlocked countries in the world, Bhutan is about half the size of the state of Indiana. 2. The word “Bhutan” translates to “Land of the Thunder Dragon.” It earned the nickname because of the fierce storms that often roll in from the Himalayas. 3. Bhutan is the first country in the world with specific constitutional obligations on its people to protect the environment. Among its requirements: At least 60 percent of the nation must remain under forest cover at all times.

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People And Society

The Three main ethnic groups, the “Sharchops”, “Ngalops” and the “Lhotsampas” (of Nepali origin) make up today’s Drukpa population. The earliest residents of Bhutan are the Sharchops whose origin can be traced to the tribes of northern Burma and northeast India. The Ngalops migrated from the plains of Tibet and brought Buddhism into the land. The other minority groups are the Bumthaps and the Khengpas of Central Bhutan, the Kurtoeps in Lhuentse, the Brokpas and the Bramis of Merak and Sakteng in eastern Bhutan, the Doyas of Samtse and finally the Monpas of Rukha villages in WangduePhodrang. Together the multiethnic Bhutanese population number just over 700,000.

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Arts And Craft

As with its architecture, art and crafts are important aspects of Bhutanese culture and they bear testimony to the spiritual depth of Bhutanese life. Generations of Bhutanese artisans have passed down incredible artistic skills and knowledge. There are thirteen forms of traditional arts & crafts known as Zorig Chosum (Zo means “to make”, Rig means “science”, Chosum means “thirteen”). The thirteen art forms include: woodwork, stonework, sculpture, carving, painting, black smithy, silver & gold-smithy, fabric weaving, embroidery/applique, bamboo & cane craft, paper making, masonry and leather work. Bhutan government is also concerned on all this arts and crafts and the government has set up few institutes called NIZC (National Institute of Zorig Chusum) where the young Bhutanese generations are trained in aforementioned art forms.

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National Symbol

Everywhere in the country, you’ll find Bhutan’s mythology expressed in many different ways. Most striking is the name its inhabitants have for the kingdom, Druk Yul, literally meaning ‘land of the thunder dragon’ in Bhutanese mythology. You find the fierce white dragon in the national flag and weapon and during the Tsechus – Bhutan’s most important festivals – there are many expressions of and references to the dragon. Even Bhutan’s leaders are known as the Druk Gyalpo: the dragon kings. Every part of Bhutan’s national flag is symbolic for the country’s general features. Divided diagonally, the flag has a white dragon across the middle. The white colour is not only an expression of purity and loyalty, it also represents the diverse ethnic and linguistic groups. The dragon’s growling mouth, which is an expression of the strength of many deities, protects the jewels which are hold in his paws. These jewels represent prosperity, wealth and perfection. The upper yellow part of the flag represents the king’s secular power and fruitful action in both religious and state affairs. The lower orange part represents the spiritual power and religious practice of Bhutan’s Mahayana (tantric) Buddhist religion.

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Icon Of Bhutan

Taktshang Goemba or Tiger’s Nest Monastery was blessed and sanctified as one of Bhutan’s most sacred religious sites. It hangs on a cliff and stands above a beautiful forest of blue pine and rhododendrons.

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Festival Dates 2016

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Travel information and Tariff Rates

The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular mountain flights in the world, with a constantly changing panorama of some of the highest mountains on earth.

Getting To Bhutan

The most common method of entering Bhutan is via air into Bhutan’s...

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Visa Information

All other tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior to travel to Bhutan...

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Tourist Tariff Rate

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), Tourism Business regulating agency of the Royal...

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Payment Procedure

As per the directives of the Tourism Council of Bhutan..

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Cancellation and Refund

There is no charge for delays in arrival and departure..

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Health Information

Altitude sickness can be a problem for some travelers...

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