7 Days 6 Nights Neykor Tour: A Journey of Spiritual Immersion in Bhutan

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  • Neykor

    Punakha Dzong

Bhutan Tour Itinerary


Journey Date : 11 - 17 June 2020

His Eminence Khedrupchen Rinpoche Ugyen Tenzin Thinley Lhendup (also referred to as Khedrupchen
Rinpoche) was recognized and enthroned as the Fifth successive reincarnation of Kyabgon
Khedrupchen Jigme Kundrol who was an illustrious heart son of Rigzin Jigme Lingpa.
H. E. graduated from Ngagyur Nyingma College, Dehradun, India in 2014. Even before the completion
of his studies, the Rephel Mindrol Monastery in Trongsa was offered to him by the local community.
Since then Rinpoche has been taking full responsibility of the monastery and renamed it Sangchen
Ogyen Tsuklag Monastery, recognizing its historical importance which was linked to many former
incarnations of Khedrupchen Rinpoche. He has been working tirelessly to uphold this historical
monastery founded by Monmo Tashi Khyidren (the Bhutanese Consort of Guru Rinpoche) around
1200 years ago which is now home to 25 monks who are mostly orphans and either physically and/or
mentally challenged.

Day 1

Arrival in Paro

Elevation 2200 m    
Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Touching down at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide upon exiting the arrival hall. Today we meet with His Eminence Khedrupchen Rinpoche for the briefing of the tour.
Introduction - Introductory of His Eminence Khedrupchen Rinpoche and briefing on the Neykor tour.

Day 2

Paro to Bumthang

Elevation 2200 m    
Today, we take a domestic flight to the Central part of Bhutan. Bumthang is one of the place with most ancient templs and sacred sites. Upon arrival at Bumthang, a brief introduction on the place and we will drive to the Burning Lake (Membartsho). Membartsho (alternatively spelt Mebar Tsho) is a holy site, revered as the place where Pema Lingpa, Bhutan's greatest tertön (treasure finder), discovered several of Guru Rinpoche's terma in the 15th century. The pool in the Tang Valley, near Bumthang in central Bhutan is known locally as the Burning Lake, because according to legend, Pema Lingpa had a dream urging him to go to that particular spot in the Tang Chuu river. After standing on the rocks looking into the depths he discerned there was a temple at the bottom with many doors, one of which was open. He dove in and swam into a large cave where a woman with one eye handed him a treasure chest. As he took it from her he found himself back on dry land.
Rinopche will lead a visualisation meditation. After the meditation there will be 10-15 minutes short Q& A.
If Time permits, we will visit:
Kurjey Lhakhang: One of the most sacred monasteries in Bhutan. Built by the Guru Rinpoche in 1652, it houses a rock with his body imprint. Legend has it that Guru Rimpoche manifested as a Garuda to defeat the demon Shelging Karpo who had taken the form of a white lion.
After Lunch we then drive to Trongsa (2 hours drive)
Trongsa Museum - Sits high above the valley at a strategic vantage point over Trongsa Dzong. The Tower of Trongsa tells the stories of the dzong and the valley that it has watched over for centuries.
Trongsa Dzong - It was laid in the 16th century by Pema Lingpa and flourished during the 17th century under Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyal. Applying Compassion in Business Management
Free and Easy

Day 3


Elevation 2200 m    
Today we drive to Rinpoche’s Monastery, Ogyen Sangchen Tsuklag Monastery. The drive will be about 45 minutes from the hotel. We will be staying the whole day at the Monastery. It is 1200 years old Monastery. It was founded by the great female practitioner Khandro Tashi Khidren of Chhagkhar who was only the consort of Guru Rinpoche from Bhutan. Tashi Khyidren had meditated in many places including Paro Taktshang(tiger nest), Singye Dzong etc. Among those holy places, Rephel Mindrol Lhakhang (now known as Ogyen Sangchen Tsuklag) was the one where Tashi Khyidren had built her retreating place. The holy water revealed by Guru Rinpoche and Tashi Khyidren can be seen 15 meters away at the right side of the monastery, and the footprint of the riding horse is found behind the main temple. Later it has became the main seat of Rephel Lama Gyeltsen.
Today’s Practice: Mindfulness meditation
Morning session
  • Silent meditation
  • What’s a mindfulness meditation & its benefits
  • Meditation practice
  • Q&A

Afternoon session
  • Body scanning meditation
  • Visualisation meditation
  • Deconstruction meditation

Outcome: This retreat will enable you to explore the nature of the mind, transform your consciousness and enhance happiness and true joy through simple yet powerful techniques.

Day 4

Trongsa to Gangtey

Elevation 2200 m    
Today we drive to Gangtey, it will be 2 and half hour drive.
We will stop for tea break near Chendebji Chorten to discuss about the Six Perfections’ Motivation. 20 - 30 minutes.
Upon arrival In Gangtey, we will drive to Gangtey Goenpa and continue the Six Perfections’ Session
Afternoon session
  • Transforming our daily lives through motivation & meditation
  • Meditation techniques
  • Q&A

  • Outcome: Zooming into the Six Perfections’ motivation, learn how you can understand and thus gain power over the emotions that govern your inner joy and happiness. You will learn just how deeply emotions affect your peace (or lack of), how exactly to harness these emotions as a tool for lasting happiness – instead of battling them. This talk will help you see how embracing our emotions gracefully might just be the answer.
    After that, we will stroll around the valley, free and Easy.

Day 5

Gangtey to Paro

Elevation 2,280 m    
Before we start and early drive from Gangtey to Paro.
Morning session
  • Silent meditation
  • Group meditation
  • Sharing the experience

We will stop at Dochula Pass on the way.
Drive to Thimphu, you can do your shopping and go around Thimphu town. (2-3 hours)
After lunch we will move to Paro.
Kyichu Lhakhang: Also known as Kyerchu Temple or Lho Kyerchu, is the oldest temple in Bhutan. Just like Jambhay Lhakhang in Bumthang, it is one of the 108 temples built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo to subdue and pin down an ogress that was obstructing the spread of Buddhism.
Afternoon session
  • Group discussion on motivation
  • Exchange with different group
  • Group meditation
  • Q&A

Outcome: We will practice on ‘Mindfulness’ – which will help us to generate focus and stay present in the moment – regardless of the situation we may find yourselves in. You will find that in the long term this skill helps us connect with people and our environment in a loving way.
Some goals of this workshop:
  • Increasing mindful engagement in the things we do
  • Stress reduction techniques
  • Creating a peaceful working environment through connecting with our surroundings from the inside-out
  • Increasing patience

Dinner at Farm house.

Day 6


Elevation 2280 m    
Are you ready? We will be making the hike up to one of the key highlights in Bhutan today! Tiger's Nest aka Taktsang Monastery.
Taktsang Monastery - Often called the Tiger’s Nest, perched on the cliffs, has awestruck many a visitor. “Trip to Bhutan is never complete without climbing to Taktsang”, says one tourist. Indeed, it’s true as the journey there fills you with spiritual bliss. For those not choosing the spiritual side, it is the dramatic, artistically built monument that becomes a hiker’s delight. Take a trip to this dramatically set Buddhist relic hanging from a cliff.
Experience the uphill climb as you ascend more than two thousand feet from the valley floor. A prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex located on the cliff side of Paro Valley. According to legends, it is believed that Guru Rinpoche flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a Tigress (his consort Yeshey Tshogyal) and meditated in one of the caves. Guru Rinpoche performed meditation and emerged in eight manifestations, and the place became holy, thus gaining the name Tiger's Nest.
At the Monastery Rinpoche will lead a Visualisation meditation.
After we come back to town, we can freshen up.
Free and Easy
Discussion and Feedback on the program
Cultural Performance and Dinner

Day 7

Departure from Paro

Today we will bid fond farewell to this beautiful Himalayan country and take an early flight back. We hope by now you would have made some friends and also kept many photos and beautiful memories of Bhutan! And we look forward to seeing you again in this beautiful land of endless Enchantments!
Tashi Delek!
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Chrisma Ng
Singapore, Jan 2020

I want to take this opportunity to thank Druk Asia for letting me have possibly one of my favourite travel experiences, and making sure I was well taken care of throughout the entire trip. I left Bhutan with a heavy heart--not wanting to leave such a beautiful place behind.

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Singapore, Jan 2020

Neykor trip by Drukasia made me and my husband discovered something unique and special found nowhere else. We were blessed under Khedrupchen Rinpoche's guidance and teaching. We had a great experience meditating at few holy places. in this tour, not only the Rimpuche but the local tour guides were exceptional knowledgeable which we enjoyed immensely. The agency is flexible and able to meet up our needs and expectations.

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