Just 10 minutes driving from the airport and we already get of the main road at the entry of small village. The car drives up on a rough road, passing traditional houses and paddy fields, and then I catch my first glimpse of the BHUTAN SPIRIT Sanctuary, majestically set on the mountain slope. My guide narrates the story of the valley, Neyphu, which is considered by the locals the place of secret stories and the entrance to the legendary Shangri-La. I wonder what this journey to Bhutan will bring me.
I arrive at the Sanctuary and feel instantly at peace. The welcome at the gate, the walk through the courtyard towards the golden bridge and then the special transformation ritual before I enter the Sanctuary; I slowly start to realize this is not a hotel or resort, it is something more. The view is indescribable, and I can’t wait to explore all the other secrets of the Sanctuary.”