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Package Duration
11 Days / 10 Nights
Destination Covered
Thimphu

  • Day 1 : Arrive at Paro Airport (Acclimatization Day)

    Description :

    Flying into Paro, Bhutan is a unique experience altogether. The flight offers views of the majestic eastern Himalayas, and the arrival into a solitary runway at the country’s only airport is a mind-boggling event with the landscape and weather conditions dictating a steep descent into a narrow valley. You will be received by our representative & your guide and driven to hotel for refreshment and a brief discussion on your tour program.
    (Acclimatization Day)

    Sightseeing includes, The National Museum ( Ta-Dzong).Once the watch tower for the Rinpung Dzong ( Fortress), it was converted into the national Museum in 1968 (one of the best museums of Asia). The museum stands on a promontory overlooking the Paro valley in all its glory. Visit the 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, this massive fortress built in 1645 AD 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.

    Take a leisurely drive to the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. This point offers bird eye view of the Mt. Chomolhari (7329m). On the way back visit the oldest temple of the kingdom, Kichu Lhakhangt. This temple was built in 7th century by a Tibetan King to pin down a giant demon. In the evening walk around Paro town and interact with the people. Overnight Paro. (Alt; 2280m)

    Day 2 : Exploring Punakha & Wangdue Region (128km/ 4hr)

    Description :

    After breakfast, drive to Punakha via the winding river of Paro Chu & Wangchu. Stop for a hot cup of coffee at Dochu La pass ( 3150m) where you can get spectacular views of the Eastern Himalayan Mountains on a clear day. Walk around the 108 stupas which decorates the pass and enter the Drukwangyel temple built by the four Queens and the general public as a tribute to the beloved fourth King of Bhutan.

    Stop by the Royal Botanical Garden for bird watching. Bhutan have more than 700 species of birds. This 47 sq. km forested park is a home to more than 200 species of mountain birds.

    After lunch. Visit the Punakha Dzong, “Palace of Great Happiness”. Punakha Dzong is the former winter Capital and at present day hosts the administrative seat of the district. Also the winter residence of the central monastic body and its Chief Abbot. The Dzong lies between two rivers, the Pochu and Mochu, male and female river.

    Evening, take a hike to Chimi Lhakhang to visit the temple of the Bhutan’s foremost saint, Lama Drukpa Kunley, also known as the “Divine Madman”. This temple is called the Temple of Fertility as it is believed that childless couples who come here to pray for a child is usually blessed with a child. Overnight Punakha/ Wangdue. (Alt; 1240m)

    Day 3 : Trongsa Expedition (129km/ 5.5hr)

    Description :

    On rise visit Wangdue’s weekend market, town and the Dzong. This classic fortress has many sacred temples hidden in it. The journey will take you across Pele La pass (3,300m), which is marked by a chorten and an array of prayer flags. On a clear day, you can get spectacular views of the highest peaks of the kingdom and its quite common to spot some yaks and yak herders on this pass. This point marks the boundary between western and central Bhutan as well as the western border of Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. You will spot few animals & birds along the journey. Stop as and when you want to take pictures.

    Beyond Pele La is Longte Valley where people raise sheep and yaks. You’ll come to the village of Rukubji Valley, with its big school and Gompa. The houses here are clustered amid extensive fields of mustard, potatoes, barley, and wheat. As you drive down through rhododendron trees and ferns, you’ll reach Chendebji village. This was a night halt for mule caravans traveling from Trongsa during the reign of the 2nd King of Bhutan. Just below Chendebji village is the Chendebji chorten, a large white structure beside a stream. This chorten is modeled after Swayambhunath in Kathmandu.

    The last village before you reach Trongsa is Tangsibji, which provides full view of Trongsa Dzong and its distinctive red roof. Trongsa Dzong, built in 1645, is a vast, white fortress that appears to grow directly up from the narrow green ridge on which it is constructed. It is one of the most powerful Dzongs and even today the crown prince of Bhutan must first become its Trongsa Penlop (governor) before he can become Bhutan’s King. On arrival visit Trongsa Dzong and walk around the Trongsa’s sloppy town. Overnight Trongsa. (Alt; 2180m)
    Day 4 : Landscape Tour to Bumthang (68km/ 3hr)

    After breakfast visit the ancient Watch Tower which has been now turned into a historical museum. Drive to Bumthang, the spiritual heartland of Bhutan. This journey will take you over one of the most scenically beautiful routes in Bhutan via the Yotong La pass (3425m), which is also the habitat for the Satyr peasant. Good for photography.

    As you enter the Chhume Valley (the first of the four valleys that comprise the Bumthang Valley) you can visit a center of Yathra weaving. Yathra is the name for the locally produced hand-woven woolen cloth. Distinctive patterns and bright, earthy colors enliven the fabric, which is used for a wide variety of purposes and sought after throughout the country.

    On arrival check in resort and get some rest. Visit the historical Jakar Dzong. It is probably one of the biggest Dzongs in Bhutan with the surrounding walls about 1 km in circumference. Evening, explore Bumthang’s local town and experience their peaceful lifestyle. Overnight Bumthang. (Alt; 2580m)

    Day 4 : Landscape Tour to Bumthang (68km/ 3hr)

    Description :

    After breakfast visit the ancient Watch Tower which has been now turned into a historical museum. Drive to Bumthang, the spiritual heartland of Bhutan. This journey will take you over one of the most scenically beautiful routes in Bhutan via the Yotong La pass (3425m), which is also the habitat for the Satyr peasant. Good for photography.

    As you enter the Chhume Valley (the first of the four valleys that comprise the Bumthang Valley) you can visit a center of Yathra weaving. Yathra is the name for the locally produced hand-woven woolen cloth. Distinctive patterns and bright, earthy colors enliven the fabric, which is used for a wide variety of purposes and sought after throughout the country.

    On arrival check in resort and get some rest. Visit the historical Jakar Dzong. It is probably one of the biggest Dzongs in Bhutan with the surrounding walls about 1 km in circumference. Evening, explore Bumthang’s local town and experience their peaceful lifestyle. Overnight Bumthang. (Alt; 2580m)

    Day 5 : Bumthang Spiritual Experience

    Description :

    Early rise and take a easy hike through few ancient and important pilgrims such as, Kurjey Lhakhang, Tamshing & Pema Samba Lhakhangs. (These temple have many mythical stories linked to its origin and some of them dates back as early as 7th century. Your guide will unfold its mystery as you visit these holy sites).

    Visit Kherchu Draktsang, a monastery on the northern slope of Bumthang valley. This monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist college of the kingdom and a home to the reincarnation himself.

    Drive to Menbar Tsho (the burning lake). This holy lake is located about 20km from the town. When the locals visit this lake they tie a coin inside a white scarf, make a wish and offer it to the lake. It is believed someday your wish will be fulfilled. Evening, take a walk in the remote valley of Bumthang and interact with the villagers. Overnight Bumthang. (Alt; 2580m)

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Package Excludes :
    • The 10% agency commission payable to agents abroad shall not be deductible from the surcharge.
    • The surcharge will not be applicable to representatives of foreign travel agents on business study or promotional visit duly approved and cleared by TCB.

  • Package Terms & Conditions :
    Tour programs booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows: Within 30 days of the start of the tour program : Free Within 21 days: 10% of the rate Within 14 days:15% of the rate Within 7 days: 30% of the rate Less than 7 days or cancellation without notice: 50%of the rate After arrival in Bhutan: 100% Delayed Arrival / Departure There shall be no charge for the number of days of delays in arrival of visitors due to weather conditions, Druk Air problems or road blocks. There shall be no charge for the number of days of delay in departure of visitors due to weather conditions, Druk Air problems or road blocks. However, they will be charged the actual expenses on accommodation, food, transport and any other services required.




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