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Bhutan wellness guide

One of the last remaining Vajrayana Buddhist kingdoms

Bhutan has long been a hidden gem, known only to a few intrepid travelers. In recent years however, Bhutan has become more accessible, and word of its beauty and uniqueness has begun to spread. With its stunning scenery, rich culture, and friendly people, Bhutan is an increasingly popular travel destination.

There are many reasons to visit Bhutan, but one of the most appealing is the country’s focus on wellness and spirituality. In Bhutan, wellbeing is considered to be more important than material wealth, and this is reflected in both Bhutanese culture and policy.

The concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH) was first proposed by Bhutan’s fourth king, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, in the 1970s. GNH is based on the belief that true development must take into account not just economic growth, but also the happiness and wellbeing of citizens. The GNH index measures progress in nine different domains, including health, education, environment, good governance, and psychological wellbeing.

Today, Bhutan is often referred to as the “happiest country in Asia” and the “last Shangri-La.” If you’re looking for a place to reconnect with your sense of well-being, Bhutan is the perfect destination. Here, you can explore Bhutan’s rich culture, hike in stunning landscapes, and practice meditation and yoga in peaceful surroundings.

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Bhutan Wellness Venues

We've featured some of the best wellness centers in Bhutan below. View our full venue directory to find more centers. 

Thimphu Hwy, Shaba, Paro, Bhutan 12002
975 8-270300
Hangkuna, Taba, PO Box 507 Thimphu, Bhutan
975 2 365262
Chang Lutey Village, Thimphu, Bhutan
975-2 344802
Taju, Paro, 12001, Bhutan
975 - 8 -271301
Chummey, Bumthang, 43001 Bumtang Tang, Bhutan
975 17111625
Wolakha Punakha 117, Bhutan, Punakha 13001, Bhutan
+975 2 584434
Ngoba Village, Lango Gewog, Paro. Kingdom of Bhutan
(+975 8) 272992
Chorten Lam, P.O. Box 01286, Thimphu, Bhutan
+975 233-7788
Phuntsholing - Thimphu Hwy, Bhutan
+975 2 351 490

Wellness Programs in Bhutan

The Best Of Bhutan

We’ve researched the best wellness centers, yoga retreats, detox spas, weight-loss bootcamps and much more. 

Escape from the stress of everyday life and savour a few days of solitude in Bhutan. Go and meditate in the hills, amidst lush forests
Aside from mountain activities and tours, this nation also has different resorts and hotels that offer wellness retreats. So after an activity-filled day, you can

Thing To Do in Bhutan

How to Get to Bhutan

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Find Accommodation in Bhutan

There are many options for accommodation in Bhutan, for all types of budgets.

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