Bhutan på lykke og sundhed.

Hvem definerer, hvad lykke er?  Kan man overhovedet erkende et lykkebegreb?  Er Bhutan løsningen?bhutan1

Vi arbejder fortsat på at sammensætte det endelige program som skal give elementer som dækker ovenstående. Fokus vil ligge på at arbejde med lykkebegrebet.

Ved siden af et forsøg på at erkende lykke begrebet, vil vi arbejde med sundheds antropologiske aspekter med fokus på traditionelle behandlingssystemer og overensstemmelse mellem tradition og behandling. Her vil religion spille en naturlig rolle, for skal man søge en forklaring på lykke erkendelse som et udtryk for, at tilværelsen ikke er fjernnet fra spirituelle forklaringer og naturmedicinske modeller for helbredelse. Der rejser sig mange spørgsmål og vi vil søge at finde nogle svar.


Kurset
falder i to dele en teoretisk del i Danmark og en rejsedel i Bhutan. Formålet med den danske del af kurset er at problematiserer lykke begrebet set ud fra en dansk hverdag. Rejsedelen af kurset har til formål at vende lykkebegrebet, når det formuleres som national ramme for selvforståelse. Belysningen og sammenstillingen af individuel contra national lykke vil give os en bedre erkendelse af begrebet og dermed værktøjer til at takle de mange konsultationer hvor Verdens lykkeligste folk har ”ondt i livet”.

 

Kurset er godkendt for 2 dage.

 

Inden afrejse vil der være 2 kursusdage i Danmark.

 

Dag 1 Afrejse fra Danmark 7. april 2013, (bestemt ud fra hvornår fly fra Delhi til Bhutan afgår) ankomst til Delhi og transfer til hotel.

Dag 2
Delhi besøg I Old Delhi 

Dag 3 Delhi  – Paro
Morgen transfer til lufthavnen for at nå fly til Paro Bhutans internationale lufthavn. Efter indcheckning på hotel og et lille hvil er der eftermiddags besøger på National museet Ta-Dzong.
Once the watch tower for the Rinpung Dzong, it was converted into the National Museum in 1968.The museum stands on a Promontory overlooking the Paro valley in all its glory.
Visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong. A flagstone path rises gradually from a beautiful wooden bridge with shingle roofing and abutted by two guard houses, to the Dzong. Today the Dzong is the seat of the district administration as well as the home for the monastic school. The central tower (Utse) of the Dzong, with its superb woodwork is one of the most beautiful in the nation. The Dzong was built in 1645 A.D.
Overnight at your hotel.
 
Dag 04
In Paro – walk to Taktsang
After breakfast, drive for a short trek to Taktsang Monastery (10 Kms) from Paro Town. bhutan2
The name Taktsang means “Tiger’s Nest”. The monastery is perched on a rocky ledge with a sheer drop of nearly 800 Mtrs. It is said that in the second half of the 8th century, Guru Padma Sambhava, the second Buddha, alighted here upon the back of a tigress.
The round trip hike takes about 4 hrs.
Later drive to Drugyal Dzong (a ruined fortress – 16 kms away from Paro town).
The Dzong, although in ruins, holds great historical significance. It was from this fortress that the Bhutanese repelled many Tibetan invasions.  This spot offers a magnificent view of Mount Chomolhari,”Mountain of Goddess”(Alt.7329 Mtrs).
Overnight at your hotel.
 
Dag 05
Paro – Jele Dzong (7 kms)                                 
Alt 3.450 m Time = 4-5 hrs 
This is a short trekking day. The trek trail is rather gradual till the camp and if the weather is clear, you will see an awe-striking view of the Paro valley against the back drop of the snow-capped mountains.  O/n Camp
 
Dag 06
Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha (10 kms)             
Alt 3.450 m Time = 4-5 hrs 
You begin with an uphill climb for an hour and a half. The trail takes you through thick alpine forest and rhododendron trees. You may see yaks with yak herders around your campsite.   O/n Camp
 
Dag 07
Jangchulakha – Jimilangtso (11 kms)           
Alt 3.780 m Time = 5-6 hrs bhutan3
The trail follows the ridge and on a clear day the view of the mountains and valley   
are breathtakingly beautiful. The campsite is close to the Lake Jimilangtso. These Lakes are known for their giant size trouts and if lucky you may enjoy a well-prepared trout for dinner.  O/n Camp
 
Dag 08
Jimilangtso – Simkota Lake (11 kms)               
Alt 4.040 m Time = 4-5 hrs 
The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and the lake of Janetso. You may come across some Yak herder’s camps where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of nomadic life. The campsite is close to Simkota Lake and if you are lucky, you can do some trout fishing.
 
Dag 09
Simkota – Phajoding - Thimphu (18 kms)        
Alt 2.300 m Time = 5- 6 hrs
The trek begins with a gradual climb. If the weather permits, you will have a spectacular view of Mount "Gangkhar Punsum", the highest mountain in Bhutan as well as other Himalayan mountain ranges from the Dochula pass. From here, the trek takes you downhill to Phajoding.
The trek to Thimphu is all the way downhill through a forested area of mostly blue pine.
The walk, at a leisurely pace, takes about three hours.
Hot shower and dinner at the hotel in Thimphu
 

Dag 10
In Thimphu
Visit Tashichho Dzong – the main secretariat building. It is from here that the King and other prominent civil servants run the country, The Head Abbot and the central monastic body also reside here during the summer.
Visit Pangri Zampa Monastery, situated just beyond Dechencholing Palace.
This temple was the first residence of Shabdrung Nhawang Namgyal when he arrived in Bhutan in 1616 A.D. It was built during the first quarter of the 16th century by Ngawang Chogyel the great ancestor of the Shabdrung.
Afternoon time for – medical society visits.
Overnight at your hotel.
 
Dag 11
In Thimphu bhutan4
Time for seminar
 
Dag 12
Thimphu /  Paro
Morning time for seminar.
Evening drive to Paro – 65 Kms  - approx 1 ½ hours drive.
Overnight at your hotel in Paro.
 
Dag 13
Paro / Delhi
Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi.
On arrival at Delhi – transfer to your hotel.
 
Day 14:  Leave Delhi med morgenfly og ankomst senere på dagen.

 

Ca. pris kr. 35.200,-

The above cost includes:
Fly til og fra Indien
Fly til og fra Bhutan
Dansk rejse- og kursusleder, Caspar Sutton
In India
- arrival / departure transfers in Delhi by AC coach
- sightseing in Delhi with local guide by AC coach
- local English speaking guide
- entrance fee to the places of visit in Delhi
- fareweel Dinner in Delhi

In Bhutan
- all transfers by cars / coach
- sightseeing
- local guide
- entrance fees
- trekking on full board with tents and trekking guide
- accommodation on full board basis