Discover Bhutan Tour

Discover Bhutan Tour

Package Duration
10 Days / 9 Nights
Destination Covered
Thimphu - Punakha - Phobjikha - Trongsa - Bumthang - Paro

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  • Description :
    Thimphu : Buddha Point/ Kuensel Phodrang, Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong,
    Changangkha Lhakhang, Motithang Takin Preserve, Traditional Medicine Institute,
    Folk Heritage Museum, National Institute for Zorig Chusum, Dochula pass.
    Paro : Kyichu Lhakhang, Ta Dzong, National Museum, Rinpung Dzong, Taktsang
    (Tiger nest), Drugyel Dzong
    Punakha : Chhimi Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong, Khuruthang town.
    Trongsa : Chendebji Chöten, Trongsa Dzong.
    Wangduephodrang : Phobjikha, Gantey Goenpa.
    Bumthang : Chummy village, Jambay Lhakhang, Chakhar Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang,
    Tamshing Lhakhang, Jakar Dzong.

  • Day 1: Thimphu

    Thimphu: During this flight one will enjoy the
    view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other
    Himalayan Mountains including the sacred Mt.
    Jhomolhari & Mt. Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival
    at Paro Airport a representative of Atlas Tour
    and Travel will receive you and drive to Thimphu.
    Buddha Point/ Kuensel Phodrang-Is the largest
    Buddha statue in the country, from there you can
    get a good view of the Thimphu valley.
    Memorial Chorten- built in the year 1974 in the
    memory of our third king of Bhutan, His Majesty
    Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. And
    Tashichho Dzong: The “fortress of the glorious
    religion” was initially erected in 1641 and rebuilt
    by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the 1960s.
    Tashichho Dzong houses some ministries, His
    Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body.
    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 2: Thimphu

    Changangkha Lhakhang - it is right above Thimphu
    Valley, this temple and a monastic school was
    established in the 12th century on a site chosen by
    Lama Phajo Drugom Shigpo.
    Motithang Takin Preserve – houses the rare national
    animal of Bhutan. Takin is listed by international
    conservation agencies as a vulnerable
    specie and it is a rare animal found only in Bhutan,
    Nepal and Burma.
    Traditional Medicine Institute - In Bhutan, equal
    emphasis is given to both allopathic and traditional
    medicines. The rich herbal medicines made up
    from medicinal plants are prepared and dispensed
    Folk Heritage Museum - the house replicates a
    traditional farmhouse and is furnished as it would
    have been about a century ago.
    National Institute for Zorig Chusum – or the
    school of Arts and crafts is an institute where student
    undertake a six year course on the 13 traditional
    arts and crafts of Bhutan. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 3: Thimphu - Punakha

    Thimphu- Punakha: After breakfast, drive to
    Punakha – approximately 3-hour drive through
    picturesque valleys and mountain slopes dotted
    with typical Bhutanese villages. From the Dochula
    pass, at over 10,000ft, vast panoramic views of the
    high snowcapped peaks of the Bhutanese Himalaya
    can be enjoyed on a clear day. Continue drive
    down into the Punakha valley. On the way visit
    Chhimi Lhakhang – This was founded in 15 Century
    by Lama Dukpa Kinley also known as divine
    mad man. It is half hour walk across a local village
    and rice field. After lunch visit Punakha Dzongbuilt
    in 1637 by Zhabdrung. It is one of the most
    beautiful Dzong in the country. Later walk around
    Punakha and Khuruthang town. Overnight stay
    at hotel.

    Day 4: Punakha - Phobjikha

    Punakha-Phobjikha: After breakfast drive to
    Phobjikha- is a bowl-shaped valley on the western
    slopes of Black Mountain. After lunch visit Gantey
    Goenpa as it is a major attraction with an old
    monastery date back to the 16 century. Later walk
    around the valley which is also the winter home to
    the rare black-necked cranes, which migrate, from
    remote parts of Tibet, China and Siberia during
    winter to this valley. Overnight will be at hotel or
    farm House.

    Day 5: Phobjikha - Trongsa

    Phobjikha-Trongsa: After breakfast drive to
    Trongsa. On the way visit Chendebji Chöten- built
    in the style of the great Bodhanath Chöten of Nepal,
    was constructed by Tshering Wangchuk son
    of Yon-Say and the Mahasiddha Zhidag in accordance
    with the prophecy of the Second Gangteng
    Tulku Tenzin Lekpai Dhundrup in order to subdue
    harmful, anti religious demons. Continue
    drive. Visit Trongsa Dzong – seat of the district
    administration, built in 1648. We will also visit
    Tower of Trongsa, which has been converted into
    a museum from a watchtower that once guarded
    Trongsa Dzong. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 6: Trongsa - Bumthang

    Trongsa-Bumthang: After breakfast drives to
    Bumthang. En-route stops at Chummy village
    to visit yathra weaving central. Yathras are made
    into colourful scarves, bags, blankets and sweater.
    Continue drive to Bumthang. Mingle with the locals
    and overnight at hotel.

    Day 7: Bumthang

    Jambay Lhakhang: Is a sacred monastery built
    in the 7th century by the Tibetan king, Songtsen-
    Gampo. It is one of the 108 monasteries built by
    him to subdue evil spirits in the Himalayan region.
    Chakhar Lhakhang: Besides the main road, a
    short distance beyond Jambay Temple is Chamkhar
    (Iron Castle). It is the site of the palace of the
    Indian King SendhaGyab also known as Sindhu
    Kurjey Lhakhang (Kurjey means, “Body imprint”):
    The temple to the right was built by MinjurTempa
    in 1652. It was built around the cave in
    which Guru Rinpoche meditated and left his body
    Tamshing Lhakhang: This temple is also known
    as TamshingLhendrupChholing (Temple of the
    Good Message).
    Jakar Dzong: The fortress is now used as an administrative
    center of the valley and summer residence
    of monks.

    Day 8: Bumthang - Paro

    Bumthang-Paro: After breakfast, fly to Paro by
    domestic airline. Visit Kyichu Lhakhang-one
    of the oldest and most sacred temple in the kingdom,
    dating back to the 7th century. Visit Ta Dzong
    former Watch Tower which now houses the
    National Museum and then visit Rinpung Dzong
    which houses the monastic school and the office
    of the civil administration and walk down passing
    close by crossing the Bhutanese typical wooden
    roofed bridge to Paro town. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 9: Paro

    Excursion to Taktsang (Tiger’s Lair): After
    breakfast, drive for half an hour and start the hike,
    which is about 5 hours (round trip.) The trail is
    along an ancient path marked by river powered
    prayer wheels.
    As you reach Taktshang you will be struck by the
    architectural wonder of this most pious Buddhist
    shrine in Bhutan. Perched some 1000m, 3000ft
    on a cliff overlooking the valley, it would justifiably
    qualify as one of Bhutan’s wonders. Tragically
    wrecked in a fire early in 1998. It has been rebuilt
    to its original glory. It is said that the legendary
    Indian saint, Guru Padma Sambhava, flew from
    Tibet on the back of a tigress to tame five demons,
    who were opposing the spread of Buddhism in
    Bhutan in 746 A.D. Hence the name, Taktshang,
    or the “Tiger’s Lair.”
    Descend back to Ramthangka. If the time permits,
    drive further north to visit another symbolic
    structure, which is now in ruins. Drugyel Dzong,
    or “Castle of the Victorious Drukpa,” which was
    also built by the Shabdrung to commemorate
    Bhutan’s victory over the Tibetans in the 16thcenturies.
    From here, the Jomolhari Peak (“Mountain of
    the Goddess”) can be seen on a clear day (Alt.
    7,329m/24,029ft.). Overnight at Hotel.

    Day 10: Departure

    After breakfast, drive to Paro international airport
    for your onward flight. The representative of Atlas
    Tour and Travel will see off and bid farewell


Contact Detail

Atlas Tour & Travel

Contact Person :-

Mr Mr. Langa Dorji

Address :-

P.O. Box 820, Norzin Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan - 820

Phone :

+975-2-325581 / 325582, 2-326241

Mobile :

+975-17178888, 17118870, 17828773

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