This real-life, 5-star Shangri-La in the Himalayas caters to those in search of balance, and opens a door to the culture, history and traditions of a tiny Asian kingdom that existed for years in isolation from the rest of the world.
Mysterious, magical Bhutan, hidden for so long, has been able to preserve its deep Buddhist traditions and pristine landscapes. Now the country is gradually and respectfully opening its petals. Its prize 5-star spa resort, Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary, welcomes global travelers and immerses themselves in the essence of this extraordinary country.
Life here is blissful. Picture waking up with an energizing swim in a heated pool where floor-to-ceiling windows provide a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains and valley. Enjoy a day of hiking through the Neyphu Valley with a local guide. Engage in temple visits, traditional massages, herbal treatments, yoga, meditation, hot stone baths and forest bathing—always sustained by local dishes cooked lovingly from hand-gathered produce.
Bhutan offers misty mountaintops and lonely monasteries, open fire cooking and breathtaking vistas, but this “last great Himalayan kingdom”, as the country has been called, is still largely untapped and mysterious. Perhaps that’s why it comes in at number one on Lonely Planet's Best In Travel list for 2020. Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary sits on the pine-studded slopes of the Neyphu Valley in Paro, 11 km from the Rinpung Dzong Buddhist fortress. Here, cows graze, life goes on as it always has, and nature glows in all four seasons. Spring and autumn are warm and dry, lovely for hiking. Summer bursts with flowers and birdlife, with afternoons that bring a chance of rain. Winter offers sunny days, cold nights and crisp mountains views.
Travel with Impact
Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary initiates and supports several projects for the local community and the environment. Guests are encouraged to "pack for a purpose" before departure, bringing school supplies for the Eutok Samdrupcholing Goenpa school and orphanage located in Neyphu valley. And guests can participate in social impact projects during their visit.
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