Neykor - A Journey of Spiritual Immersion in Bhutan



Who is this trip for?

Bhutanese are often considered the happiest people in the world. Would you like to learn more about how they handle stress? What is the role of meditation in your daily life and how can it help you? Why do Bhutanese hang beautiful colorful prayer flags all over the country? We have the trip just for you!

Your only chance to join a special programe led by His Emience Khedrupchen Rinpoche

 

About  His Emience Khedrupchen Rinpoche

 

 

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

 

Find out more about Rinpoche:  http://www.neykor.com/khedrup-rinpoche

Day 1

     Arrival in Paro, head to Punakha

Elevation 2,320 m     Weather in Paro

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. Drive to Punakha to mee with Hi Eminence Khedrupchen Rinpoche for the briefing of the tour.

 

Dochula Pass - At 3,050 meter, this beautiful pass located on the way to Punakha from Thimphu offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of Himalayas mountain range with its 108 chortens.

 

Punakha Dzong - Placed strategically at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers, the Dzong was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative seat of the region.

 

Pho Chhu Suspension Bridge - The 160 metres Pho Chhu Suspension Bridge is known for the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan.

 

Introduction - Introductory of His Eminence Khedrupchen Rinpoche and briefing on the Nyekor tour

Day 2

     Punakha to Trongsa

Elevation 2,320 m     Weather in Trongsa

Today we begin our spiritual journey from Punakha to Trongsa.

Chendebji Chorten - 2 kilometres beyond Chendebji village is Chendebji Chorten, at a lovel0y spot by a river confluence. The large white chorten is patterned after Swayambhunath in Kathmandu and was built in the 19th century by Lama Shida, to cover the remains of an evil spirit that were killed.

Trongsa Museum (Taa Dzong) - 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 & Life Lesson 1-Summary: A special program led by His Eminence Khedrupchen Rinpoche. Program will include Mindfulness Meditation, Loving Kindness meditation and developing patience and compassion.

Day 3

     Trongsa

Elevation 1,300 m     Weather in Trongsa

Applying Compassion in Business Management & Life Lesson 2 - Summary: A special program led by His Eminence Khedrupchen Rinpoche. Program will include Mindfulness Meditation, Loving Kindness meditation and developing patience and compassion.

Kuenga Rabten Palace - Kuenga Rabten Palace is 23 km from Trongsa Dzong. The road passes through open countryside high above a river gorge. Enjoy the drive as the terrain slopes quite gently opening opportunities for good bird watching and cultural sightseeing

Day 4

     Trongsa

Elevation      Weather in Trongsa

Applying Compassion in Business Management & Life Lesson 3 - Summary: A special program led by His Eminence Khedrupchen Rinpoche. Program will include Mindfulness Meditation, Loving Kindness meditation and developing patience and compassion.

Nabji Lhakhang - Nabji Lhakhang’s name means “taking an oath.” Long ago in this location King Sindha and King Nawoche took an oath of non-violence against each other in the presence of the great Indian guru, Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche).

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Day 5

     Trongsa to Paro

Elevation 2,320     Weather in 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.

Paro Town - Explore the main street of Paro town and check out if there's anything you will like to pick up as a souvenir!

Rest at Paro

Day 6

     Paro

Elevation 2,280     Weather in Paro

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. 

Day 7

     Departure from Paro

Elevation 2,280     Weather in Paro

Today we will bid fond farewell to this beautiful Himalayan country and take an early flight back to Singapore. 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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