Luxury wellness holidays and retreats in Bhutan
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Best months to visit
October to December are the perfect months to visit Bhutan, where the air is fresh and clear with plenty of sunshine. January and February may be colder, but is a nice time to visit for less tourists. April and May remains dry and brings in the vibrant colours of the famed rhododendrons bloom.
A nation deep-rooted in culture, nature and organic living - it’s no wonder that Bhutan reigns as one of the world’s best wellness destinations. Discover the secrets to happiness through authentic experiences during a luxury wellness holiday in Bhutan with Health Travel. Experience kayaking and cycling holidays with private guides, bathe in traditional hot stone baths and connect with Bhutanese locals at farmhouses and monasteries in Punakha and Thimphu. Our travel specialists guide you on the best luxury hotels in Bhutan for tradition and charm, bringing together Zen meditation with master practitioners and yoga classes overlooking unspoiled valleys. For natural healing, venture to the hot springs beside the banks of Mo Chu River and take an exhilarating hike with our local guide to the remarkable Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
Top places to visit in Bhutan for health & wellness
Temples, trails and Tiger’s Nest in Paro
Start or end your journey among the sacred temples and historic town of Paro. Home to the country’s only international airport, Paro bursts with traditional architecture, including Rinpung Dzong Fortress and the iconic Paro Taktsang - better known as Tiger’s Nest.
Festivals, fortresses and villages in Punakha
Nestled between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers, the fertile lands of Punakha valley brings bursts of colour among its rice fields. Take aim with archery and witness the spectacle of the Punakha Tsechu Festival. Explore the ornately designed Punakha Dzong and Punakha Suspension Bridge before sipping ngaja with the locals in the quaint villages of Talo Nobgang.
Bird watching, nature and farmhouses in Gangtey Valley
Phobjikha Valley – also known as Gangtey – is a spectacular glacial region in central Bhutan. Rich in biodiversity, endangered species are widely protected, including Black Necked Cranes that flock here each winter. Cycle to Gangtey Goempa monastery and experience a home visit local farmhouses before intrepid hikes to hidden picnics.
Here's 3 experiences to inspire you
Bathe in a traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath
Melt your troubles away in a wooden tub that gazes onto showstopping views of the valley. The ancient healing practice of the Bhutanese hot stone bath dates back thousands of years, combining fragrant herbs and heated river stones, which crack and release the healing minerals within.
Meditation, breakfast and blessings at a Buddhist monastery
For a lesson in Buddhism, experience an authentic day at a nearby monastery. During this unscripted journey, learn about the Buddhist philosophy on peaceful living through blessing ceremonies, morning meditation or through shadowing and supporting the Buddhist monks during their daily activities.
Hike with a private guide to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
Also known as Paro Taktsang - Tiger’s Nest Monastery is a spiritual wonder of the Himalayas. Carved into the cliffside and soaring above the world at 3000ft, experience a rewarding hike to the top with a local guide, hearing the stories behind this unmissable 17th century masterpiece.