Study Tour

Bhutan Inbound Expedition may be one of the few travel companies in Bhutan who conducts a tour for traditional medicine study.

gSo-ba Rig-pa, the Traditional Bhutanese Medicine (TBM) is recognized as one of the most important cultural and traditional heritage of Bhutan ever since its formal introduction into the health care system in 1967. Today the Royal Government of Bhutan continues to preserve and promote this traditional medical system by effectively integrating it into the overall national health care delivery system. Hence, constant efforts are being directed towards making gSo-ba Rig-pa the centre of excellence in providing quality traditional medical services that is recognizable not only within the country but also at the international level.

Based on the growing demand and interest of the prospective students, our Short Term Programme in TBM comprises of three independent modules- (i) Basic Introductory Course, (ii) Advanced Introductory Course and (iii) Certificate Course,which are designed for duration of one week, one month and three months respectively. These modules are designed in order to enable the prospective students to choose and enroll in any one of them depending on their needs, interests and conveniences.

At the moment, FoTM is not ready to offer the option for on-line or part-time studies. Therefore, the mode of study will be full-time at FoTMfor all the three modules.

The primary purpose and intention of this Short Term Course in TBM at the Faculty of Traditional Medicine (FoTM) are to strengthen the role of gSoba Rig-pa in providing holistic health care both within and beyond the country by providing opportunities for the international students to experience and gain insight into the unique healing system that gSo-wa Rig-pa has got to offer. In doing so, in its own small unique ways, gSo-wa Rig-pa will contribute to improve the quality of life for the world’s afflicted population, thereby helping to build a happy and healthy global society.


We are laying down a brief program schedule :

Date Session I (9-10:30am) SHORT BREAK Session II (10:50-12:30pm) Session III (2-4pm)
Day 01 Introduction and History of gSo-ba Rig-pa in Bhutan Drungtsho, Certified Lecturer Museum Visit Drungtsho, Certified Lecturer
Day 02 Clinical Chamber Attachment Clinical Chamber Attachment Principles of Diagnosis; Pulse Reading Drungtsho, Certified Lecturer
Day 03 Clinical Chamber Attachment Clinical Chamber Attachment Principles of Diagnosis; Pulse Reading Drungtsho, Certified Lecturer
Day 04 Herbs and Herbal Preparations Drungtsho, Certified Lecturer Library Discussion with Resource Person Drungtsho, Certified Lecturer
Day 05 Herbal Plant identification to Chelela, Paro and hot spring visit
Day 06
Day 07
Day 08 Discussion with Resource Person Drungtsho, Certified Lecturer SHORT BREAK Les-lNga Treatment (pancha-karma) Drungtsho, Certified Lecturer Library
Day 09 Therapy Unit Attachment Library Les-lNga Treatment (pancha-karma) Drungtsho, Certified Lecturer
Day 10 Les-lNga Treatment (pancha-karma) Drungtsho, Certified Lecturer Therapy Unit Attachment Library
Day 11 Therapy Unit Attachment Library Les-lNga Treatment (pancha-karma) Drungtsho, Dean
Day 12 Library Les-lNga Treatment (pancha-karma) Drungtsho, Certified Lecturer Therapy Unit Attachment
Day 13 Library Les-lNga Treatment (pancha-karma) Drungtsho, Certified Lecturer Therapy Unit Attachment
Day 14 Therapy Unit Attachment Therapy Unit Attachment gTar-ga Treatment (Venesection) Drungtsho, Asst. Professor
Day 15 Therapy Unit Attachment Therapy Unit Attachment gTar-ga Treatment (Venesection) Drungtsho, Asst. Professor
Day 16 Therapy Unit Attachment Therapy Unit Attachment gTar-ga Treatment (Venesection) Drungtsho, Certified Professor
Day 17 Library Therapy Unit Attachment gTar-ga Treatment (Venesection) Drungtsho, Certified Professor

(Drungtsho phuntsho wangdi)Course Coordinator


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Please note that this is a tailored tour. We tailor it as per the needs of the client. We can provide all the modules for the study prior to the arrival of the guest, so the customer can choose the subject as per their interest and availability of time.

They can directly consult the expertise on the traditional medicinal field. We can make the arrangement. This tour has to be booked prior to the month as the necessary arrangement has to be made. For Further Details you can contact us.