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Extensive Cultural tour to Bhutan covers length and breadth of the country and highlight most beautiful place of interest of Bhutan.
The reason for having following itinerary is for those who are interested for extensive tour to Bhutan.
Day 1 : India to Bhutan (Phuentshoilng)
Phuentshoilng is your first step to Bhutan and it is one of the three gates to enter Bhutan from south. When you reach there, your guide and driver will receive you. Stay overnight at Phuntsho ling and go around the town if time permits.
Day 2 : Phuentshoilng to Paro
In second day you can drive to Paro which is around 5 hour drive from Phuentshoilng. The road passes through beautiful land formations and settlement patterns. You can have your lunch on the way to Paro.
Day 3 : Paro sightseeing
In Paro You Will have Lots of Places to Visit Which are Well Known for Tourist Destination. Your First Visit Will Be At Paro Dzong (fortress) Which Was Built in 1644 By Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgay After that You Can Visit Paro National Museum, Paro Kychu Lhakhang Which Was Built in 7th Century By First Buddhist King of Tibet Songtsen Goenpo, You Can Drive North of Paro to Druk Gyal Dzong (fortress of Victorious Drukpa) Which Was Built in 1644 to Mark Victory Over Tibetan Invasion.
Day 4 : Paro second Day sightseeing
After breakfast, start early hike to Taktshang, the Tiger Nest Monastery. Legend says that Guru Rinpochhe is said to have flown here on the back of a tigress to meditate and convert the valley to Buddhism. The Monastery is miraculously built at vertical granite rock. After lunch at Taktshang Cafeteria, later 4th Druk Desi Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay built the present structure with the command of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in1629. It is around 15 km drive from Paro town and 3 to 4 hours hike from the end point of the road. You can have lunch out there and climb down to the road point.
Day 5 : Paro to Thimphu via Haa
Thimphu around 75 km from Paro via Haa, when you reach at Chelela pass, in clear weather you can have clear view of Jhomolhari Mountain (7338 m) and Jechudrakay Mountain (6989). After that you can descend to Haa which is very beautiful glacier valley, after that you can visit Lhakhang Karpo and Nakpo. After the lunch you can drive to Thimphu.
Day 6 : Thimphu sightseeing
National memorial Chorten: Built in 1974 by late queen mother Azhe Phuntsho Choden in the memory of his son the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. You can drive to Sangaygang to have the spectacular view of the town and on the way back you can visit and see Bhutan’s national animal Takin, you can also visit Bhutanese tradition school of 13 arts and craft, folk heritage museum, Chang Gang kha Lhakhang, Buddha point and Tashi Cho Dzong (fortress of glorious religion) which is the seat of Monarch and Jekhenpo (spiritual leader).
Day 7 : second Day Thimphu sightseeing
Drive Tango the school of highest Buddhist philosophy. Zhabdrung started the first monastic school from Tango in early part of 19th century. It is about 30 minute drives from the main town and after that you have to climb up around 1 hour. You can also visit Chari which is located opposite of the Tango. Drive back to Thimphu to visit Dechen Phodrang and Zelukha Nunnnary.
Day 8 : Thimphu to Punakha
A drive for two and half hours will reach you to Punakha, the former capital of the country at 1, 300m. On the way, we will stop for a while for Dochula Pass affords scenic view of the Himalayas aside it’s 108 chortens built by Royal Mother Ashi Droji Wangmo Wanchuck to commemorate victory over Indian militants in 2003 and pay tribute to soldiers who lost lives. Upon reaching Punakha, visit the Dzong built in 1637 at the confluence of Mochhu and Phochhu. The fort symbolizes the master piece and uniqueness of Bhutanese architecture. Visit Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten built by Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck. O/N punakha.
Day 9 : Punakha to Trongsa
We start early for drive to Bumthang from Punakha takes about 7 hours. Make a short visit to Chimi Lhakhang, the fertility temple, a 20 minute walk through the village of Sopsokha. On the way, you will have a view of Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, now under reconstruction after major fire razed the fort to the ground. The district is known for bamboo works, state and stone carving. Upon crossing two major passes of Pelela and Yutogla at either side of Trongsa.
Day 10 : Trongsa second day sightseeing
In the morning you can visit Trongsa Dzong which is the one of the longest Dzongs in Bhutan. Trongsa Dzong was venerated by great Tibetan saint Yongzin Ngagi Wangchuk and later a Dzong was built by first governor of Trongsa in 1646 with the command of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Dzong was basically built to unify the eight eastern districts of Bhutan under Drukpa rule. Visit Trongsa museum and palace of second monarch of Bhutan.
Day 11 : Trongsa to Bumthang
Bumthang is 3 hours drive from Trongsa and is the culture heartland of Bhutan. On the way to Bumthang you can visit Yatra (woolen cloth) factory which is local product produced by people of Bumthang region. After lunch you can visit Bumthang town.
Day 12 : Bumthang second day sightseeing
Visit Jamba lhakhang which is the oldest temple and can be dated back to 7th century AD which was built by first Buddhist king of Tibet named Songtsen Goenpo. Jamba Lhakang is one among most famous temple in Bhutan. Drive to kurjey lhakhang where you can see the body imprint of guru Rinpoche. Visit Tamshang Lhakhang built by Terton Pema Lingpa in 15th century AD and drive towards to Jakar Dzong towards afternoon. In the evening you can attain debate session of monk at Karchu Dratsang.
Day 13 : Bumthang third day sightseeing
On second day you can go for a day trip to Tang which was the birth place of Terton Pema Lingpa and you can visit the beautiful glacier valley of Tang. Visit Tang Ugyen Choling museum and also visit burning lake (treasure discoverer Pema Lingpa revealed a treasure from that lake).
Day 14 : Bumthang to Mongar
Mongar is the more than 6 hours drive from Bumthang, on the way you are passing the highest pass between Thimphu and Trashigang. On the way you can have a glance of different flora and fauna.
Day 15 : Mongar second day sightseeing
Drive to Lhuntse which is 2 hours drive from Mongar where you can visit place of Wangchuck dynasty (birth place of ancestors of monarch’s of Bhutan). Visit Takila where you can see the one of the tallest statue of second Buddha. Visit to Khoma to see the one of the most beautiful and renowned kira (Kichu Thara). Towards evening drive back to Mongar.
Day 16 : Mongar to Trashyangtse
Drive to Tashiyangtse which is 6 hours drive from Mongar and on the way you can see the different life style of people from the east. When you are in Tashiyangtse you can visit the chorten kora which is one of largest and most renowned stupa in Bhutan.
O/N Trashi Yangtse
Day 17 : Trashiyangtse second day sightseeing
Visit habitat of black necked crane, if you are traveling in month of November to February. You can also visit the traditional paper making factory and after lunch you can visit old and new Tashiyangtse Dzong.
O/N Trashi Yangtse
Day 18 : Trashiyangtse to Trashigang
After breakfast you can visit Bhutanese school of 13 arts and crafts and drive to Gomokora which was sanctified by second Buddha in 8th century. Drive to Tashigang which is around 2 hours drive from Tashiyangtse. Tashigang is the one of the largest district in Bhutan.
Day 19 : Trashigang second Day sightseeing
On second day you can drive towards Rangjung and visit Rangjung monastery. Drive to Radhi and Phongme which is the most beautiful and largest rice producing valley in Bhutan. Radhi is also famous for the art weaving traditional Bhutanese gho and Kira.Visit Khardung nunnery, phongme lhakhang and drive back to hotel at Tashigang.
Day 20 : Trashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar
Drive to Samdrup Jongkhar which is 8 hours drive from Tashigang which is trade center for eastern region.
O/N Samdrup Jongkhar
Day 21 : Samdrup Jongkhar to India
End of our service from our tour company and you will be handed over to Indian agent or drop you to Ghauhati air port.
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||$ 5578 / Adult ( With Tax )|
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