Join Ingela Abbott for her second

Yoga Hiking Biking

Bhutan Adventure 

9 Days/8 Nights

Oct 29 – Nov 6, 2019

 

 

 

Sign up by June 1st

and get $500 off!

(Payment plan available.)

Welcome

To an experience of a lifetime to the Land of the Thunder Dragon!

Ingela’s adventure yoga trip to Bhutan was well-organized, exhilarating, and fun! From rafting the beautifully pristine river of Pochu, to mountain biking through rice fields and rural villages, to hiking through lovely trees to temples where our funny and knowledgeable guides provided a wealth of cultural and religious stories, history, and insights…  It was truly a fantastic experience! Our group bonded over birds, beer, ballads, and bonfires; we soaked in rustic herbal baths with hot stones straight from the fire, sang into the night harmonizing,
and never wanted it to end! – 
Drue Robinson


The guides truly went out of their way to make sure we were having a good time and getting the most out of our trip. They seemed to really enjoy sharing their country with us along with their customs and beliefs.
 – Joann Steidl

 

Fees:

Pay Deposit $500
(Refundable until June 1st)

Early Registration $3600
Due June 1st

 Early Registration $3100 
(Minus Deposit) 

 Full Amount $4100
Due Sept 1st

 

            All fees based on shared occupancy.

 

OPTIONAL PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE: 

3 Predated checks for:
    6/1/2019,   7/1/2019,   8/1/2019;
OR credit card payments for the same dates.

The Yoga Hiking Biking Bhutan Adventure includes: 

Bhutan Tourist Visa, 4-5 star hotels, 3 meals / day, 3 guides, support van, daily bike rentals with bike mechanic, hot stone baths, cultural homestay, dance performance and morning and evening yoga sessions.

Airfares not included: 

Airfares from Seattle to Bangkok currently from $580 – $700.

Airfares from Vancouver to Bangkok about $480 – $700.

Airfare from Bangkok to Bhutan is $880,
(The Bhutan flight will be paid to Yoga Northwest and wired to our travel agency in Bhutan). 



Refund Policy:

Your deposit is refundable until June 1st.  After that refunds are available minus the $500 deposit.

No refunds will be given after September 1st unless your space can be filled from a waiting list minus the $500 deposit.

My take on the not to be missed trip of a lifetime!
B Breathtaking Beautiful Brilliantly Blessed Beloved Buddhas
HHumble Happy Humanity Happy Harmonious Happy Hearts Happy Hugs
UUplifting Undeniably Unanimously Unbelievable Unforgettable
TTransformative Thrilling Totally-Tubular Triumphant Trek
AAwesomely Amazing Adventure Abundant Appreciation Awareness
NNamaste!Nance Hall

 

We loved it all! It was truly a trip of a lifetime. The country, the culture, the guides were all amazing. The sites we saw and places we visited were astounding. Practicing yoga in those serene settings made it magical. And the biking and the rafting were a blast! After the hustle and bustle of all the sightseeing and bus rides, the beautiful and tranquil trek was the perfect way to end the trip. – Scott Allen

Here is a little insight into

Bhutan and it’s culture.

Bhutan is a small country embedded between Tibet to the north and India to the South and is 200 miles long and 100 miles wide with less than 1 million people. The country is divided into many high mountain passes and fertile valleys and for hundreds of years it was also divided into many different kingdoms. In 1900 Bhutan became one united kingdom and in 1960 they finally opened the doors for visitors to enter the country. Bhutan became a democracy in 2008, with a constitution that strongly promotes preserving their environment, tradition and culture, while also opening the doors for new technology and developments. Their motto is “To Modernize, but not to Westernize”. The constitution also requires the measurement of the country’s progress in the “Gross National Happiness Index”, with the Bhutanese people currently being some of the happiest in the world

Traveling in Bhutan is relatively expensive compared to other Asian countries, as their government has issued a minimum spending fee for tourists entering the country, to limit the number of visitors, while at the same time using the tourist funds to help finance their free education, free healthcare and other social programs.

Bhutan is mainly a Buddhist county. The constitution prohibits any killing of animals and fish, and also 65% of its forest and natural habitats are to be persevered. (There is a little hypocrisy though…. The Bhutanese people do eat fish and meat… but they are imported!!)

The whole country of Bhutan is filled with thousands of monasteries, prayer flags, and devoted people following Buddha’s teachings of genuine care and loving kindness, to all beings, animals and nature. From the moment I stepped off the plane into Bhutan last year, I fell in love with everything I saw and experienced; the beauty, the mountains, the fun and spirited people, the ornate and artistically decorated houses, the clean villages, the monasteries  filled with chanting monks and prayer flags blowing peace  all across the countryside.

Prerequisites

Everybody is welcome to join our Yoga Hiking Biking Bhutan Adventure who has a minimum of 6 months of yoga experience without injuries, and can bike and hike comfortably for 4-5 hours. You can also choose to not bike, hike, or do yoga some days and just relax at the hotel, or in our support van. Spouses are also welcome to join us and participation in the yoga classes are totally optional.

Bhutan with Ingela and Northwest Yoga was a magical trip. We had so much fun as a group, with great yoga classes, biking and hiking in the most stunning places. Each day was filled with even more wonder and beauty. Our Bhutanese guides were the best and in partnership with Ingela, the trip ran seamlessly. I continue to think about Bhutan often and look forward to returning. I also want to go somewhere else with Ingela! – Lauren McLaughlin

 

I really appreciated the wide variety of activities and learning experiences. You could participate in everything or opt out of an activity to take some time for yourself. The guides were top notch. It was such a pleasure to see how much they cared for their country and how excited they were to introduce us to their history and their culture. And of course, starting the day with yoga was always a delight. My husband and I joined another couple on the Druk Path trek after our yoga adventure. We both highly recommend this. What an opportunity to see another side of Bhutan. Don’t let the miles and the cold nights deter you- the guides took very good care of us! Lynne Givler

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Your Yoga Instructor

Ingela Abbott is a senior Iyengar Yoga instructor, has studied yoga for 50 years and taught for 40. She is the owner of Yoga Northwest and has many times been to Pune, India to study with late master Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar, and his son and daughter. Ingela has guided several yoga adventure trips to Panama, Vietnam, Bhutan, Bali and Sweden. She is now excited to share with you her passion for Traveling, Hiking, Biking and Yoga again to Bhutan, the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”, and one of the happiest countries in the world.

Upon registration we will send you a complete list of what to bring 

and more detailed travel infos.