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Journey In Druk Yul Tour– The Land Of Thunder Dragon

Package Duration
11 Days / 10 Nights
Destination Covered
Thimphu - Punakha - Wangdue Phodrang - Paro - Bumthang

  • Day 1 : Arrival And Transfers To The Capital Valley Of Bhutan

    Description :

    Fly By Druk Air (Royal Bhutan Airline) To Paro (Bhutan), Perhaps During The Clear Weather, Magnificent Views Of The World’s Highest Himalayan Snow-Capped Peaks Gives Way To The Lush Green Paro Valley As You Land Into Paro Airport, The Only Airport In Bhutan. After Immigration And Custom Formalities, Representatives From Bhutan Travel Inc. Will Greet On Arrival. After Having Their Introduction Will Escort To Kichu Lhakhang, An Oldest Monastery In Bhutan For Cleansing Ceremony To Gain The Good Merits And Luck To Have A Successful Holiday Trip In The Land Of Happiness – Himalayan Kingdom Of Bhutan. Thereafter, Drive Back To Paro Town For Refreshment/Lunch And Escort To The Capital Valley Of Bhutan, Thimphu That Is 65 Kilometers Drive. Upon Arrival In The Capital Valley, Visit National Memorial Stupa - Erected In The Memory Of Beloved Late His Majesty The 3Rd Dragon King Of Bhutan, Tashichodzong (Capital Fortress) – Serves As The Royal Office Of His Majesty King, Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, National Government Offices, The Summer Residence For Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot) And Central Monastic Body Of Bhutan, Zilukha Nunnery – One Of Last Surviving Nunnery In Kingdom, Drives To Sangaygang Hilltop For The Bird Eye View Of The Capital City Of Bhutan. On The Way, Visit Motithang Mini Zoo To Watch Takin – The National Animal Of Bhutan. Drive To Hotel For Dinner And Overnight Halt In The Capital Valley Of Bhutan.

    Day 2 : Capital Valley Of Bhutan - Thimphu

    Description :

    After Breakfast Drive Toward North Of Thimphu Valley To Dechenchoeling Passing The Viewpoint Of The Dechenchoeling Palace To Visit The Pangri Zampa Monastery - 17Th Century Buildings That Were Once The Home Of The Shabdrung Rinpoche - Temporal Leader Of Bhutan During 17Th Century And Now The Houses Of Monastic Astrologer Training Institute For Cleansing Ceremony To Get Rid Of Impurities And To Gain The Good Merits And Luck To Have A Successful Holiday Trip In The Land Of Happiness – Himalayan Kingdom Of Bhutan. Also Can Meet With The Bhutanese Astrologer Monks. If The Visitors Are Interested For Astrology Reading Can Be Arrange Here. Thereafter, Drive Till The Viewpoint Of The Chagri Monastery. – Serves As The Meditation Center For Monastic Body And Tango Monastery Serves As The Higher-Level Monastic Education Learning Institute. Drive Back To Capital City For Lunch And After Lunch, Visit Textile Museum And Handicrafts Emporiums To See The Wide Range Of Bhutanese Handicraft Products Including The Splendid Paintings And Exquisitely Woven Textiles, Bhutanese Handmade Paper Factory, Downtown Zangdhopelri Monastery And Leisure Walk In The Archery Field. By Late Afternoon, Drive To Kuenselphodrang To Visit The World Largest Buddha Statue Erected For World Peace And Happiness. The Dinner Will Be Hosted In Traditional Farmhouse To Taste Local Cuisines And To Experience The (Dho-Tso) Hot Stone Bath. Thereafter, Drive Back To Hotel For Overnight Halt In Capital Valley Of Bhutan.

    Day 3 : Ancient Capital Valley Of Bhutan - Punakha

    Description :

    After Breakfast Get Checkout From Hotel, A Dramatic Drive Following The Course Of The Thimphu Chu (River) Onto The High Mountain Pass Of Dochu-La Pass. Sights On The Way Include One Of Bhutan First Fortress Monastery Of Bhutan, The 17Th Century Simtokha Dzong. The Journey Continues Passing Over The 3,050M Mountain Pass (Dochula). On The Clear Days, Towering Himalayan Peaks Are Clearly Visible And This Pass Is Beautified With 108 Stupas, Erected By The Royal Queens Of Bhutan. Further Drives Reaches Lobesa Village To Visit The Monastery Of Fertility (Chimi Lhakhang) Built By Tibetan Saint Called Lam Drukpa Kuenly Who Was Widely Known As The Divine Madman. The Spiritual Master Inherited The Accolade Since He Revolted Against The Principles Of Orthodox Buddhism. After Having Lunch At Local Cafeteria Drive Along The Banks Of The Mo Chhu Through Terraces Of Rice, Chillies And Cabbage Passing Nearby Puntsho Pelri Palace And Several Other Winter Homes Of The Royal Family The Upper End Of The Valley To The Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, Another Stunning Monument Recently Built By The Royal Queens Commanding Views Of The Valley Floor And Up To The High Mountains Of Gasa. Returning Down Thru The Valley You Will Have Plenty Of Time To Take In The Impressive Punakha Fortress – Served As Capital Fortress Till 1960S And Today It Served As The Winter Residence Of Chief Abbot, Central Monastic Body And As The Administrative Headquarters For The Punakha Region. Drive To Hotel For Dinner And Overnight Halt In Punakha Valley.

    Day 4 : Trongsa Valley

    Description :

    After Breakfast Get Checkout From Hotel And Onward Journey En-Route Wangduephodrang Valley Drive Carrying On The Highway Follows The Scenic Dang Chhu (River) Before Climbing Thru Forests Of Bamboo And Oak Passing Over Another Highest Pass Pele-La (3,390M), The Ground Covered With High Altitude Dwarf Bamboos Marked By The Field Of Prayer Flags. The Pass Is Traditionally Considered The Boundary Between Western And Central Bhutan. After Few Miles Drives Will Stop For Lunch In Tushita Café With The View Of The Beautiful Rukubji Village. After Lunch Continue Drive To Trongsa Valley And On The Way Sight Include The “kora” Circumambulation Of Chendebji Stupa. Tibetan Saint Called Lam Shida Erects This Stupa And It Is Very Similar To Swayambhunath Stupa Of Nepal. Reaching Trongsa Valley, Visits Trongsa Fortress – Considered As The Biggest Fortress In Bhutan And The Seat Of Chotse Penlop (Honorary Governor) – A Post Held By Every Crown Prince Of Bhutan Before Enthroned As Dragon King Of Bhutan. This Fortress Also Serves As The District Level Offices And Residence For Trongsa Monastic Body. Thereafter Drive To Visits The Tower Of Trongsa (Ta Dzong) Watchtower In Olden Days Which Today Serves As The Museum House. Thereafter, Drive Back To Hotel For Dinner And Overnight Halt.

    Day 5 : Spiritual Heartland Of Bhutan - Bumthang Valley

    Description :

    After Breakfast Get Checkout From Hotel And Start Drive To The Spiritual Heartland Of Bhutan, Which The Road Winds Steeply Up To Yutong-La Pass (3,425M, And Then Run Down Through Dense Coniferous Forest To Enter A Wide, Open, Cultivated Valley, Known As Chumey – The Rich Production Of The Yathra Textiles. The Textiles Products Made Of Wool And Yak Hair. Upon Arrival In Bumthang, Get Check-In To Hotel For Lunch. After Lunch Drive For Local Sightseeing Like To Visit Tamshing Lhakhang - Built By Terton Pema Lingpa In 1501Ad With The Help Of Female Celestial Beings, The Inner Walls Contain The Original Un-Restored Images That Were Painted By Pema Lingpa Himself, Lhodrak Kharchu Monastery – The Seat Of His Eminence Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche And Some Of The Famous Production Units Of Valley Like Red Panda Beer, Bumthang Cheese Producing Units And Honey Collection Center. Drive To Hotel For Dinner And Overnight Halt In Bumthang Valley.

    Day 6 : Spiritual Heartland Of Bhutan - Bumthang Valley

    Description :

    After Breakfast, Day Start With Visit To Jambay Lhakhang – Another Oldest Monastery In Bhutan Built By Tibetan King Songtsan Gampo, Thereafter Drive To Visit Kurjey Lhakhang – A Place Where Guru Rinpoche Mediated And Blessed With His Body Print On Rock En-Route Iron Castle, Kurje Drupchhu (Holy Spring) And Visit Jakar Fortress – Administrative Center Of Bumthang District And Residence For Monastic Body Of The Bumthang. Stop For Lunch In Farmhouse And After Lunch, Drive To Tang Valley To Visit The Mebar Tsho – The Burning Lake, Which Is Actually A Narrow Gorge Of River Where Terton Pema Lingpa Revealed The Treasures Hidden By Guru Rinpoche – Lotus Born Which Is Considered As Second Buddha. The Royal Family Of Bhutan Are Inheritance Of This Treasure Discover. Thereafter Drive Back To Chamkhar Town For Leisure Walk. Drive Back To Hotel For Dinner And Overnight Halt In Bumthang Valley.

    Day 7 : Glacial Phobjika Valley - Wangduephodrang

    Description :

    After Breakfast, Get Checkout From Hotel And Starts Journey To The Glacial Phojikha Valley, Widely Known As Winter Homeland Of Black-Necked Cranes En-Route Trongsa Valley Following The Route Which We Came In. The Lunch Will Be Served Chendebji Cafeteria, Which Located Very Near To The Chendebji Stupa, Which Was Erected By Tibetan Saint Called Lam Shida And It Is Very Similar To Swayambhunath Stupa Of Nepal. After Lunch Driver Continue And The Stops Will Be Made For Necessary Sightseeing. After Crossing The Pele La Pass, A Small Side Road Splinters Off To The Hidden Glacial Phobjika Valley – A Winter Residing Valley For Black-Necked Cranes And Summer Residing Village For Nomad Of The Region Viewing The Black Mountain Range. Once In The Valley, Drive For Explore The Quaint Phobjikha Village And Farmhouses, Gangteny Monastery – Seat For His Eminence Gantey Trulku – The Body Reincarnation Of Treasure Discover Terton Pema Lingpa And This Is The Biggest Buddhist Peling Tradition Monastery In Bhutan, Black Necked Cranes Center To Watch The Mysterious Cranes Migrants From The Tibetan Plateau During Frozen Winter Months. Perhaps In Evening Time, If Time Permits, Experience The Village Hike/Walk. Dinner And Overnight Stays In Hotel In The Glacial Phobjikha Valley.

    Day 8 : Mythic Valley Of Guardian Spirit - Haa

    Description :

    As Usual, After Breakfast Get Checkout From Hotel And Start Drive To The Mythic Valley Of Guardian Spirit, Haa Valley. Very Recently The Government Of Bhutan Allowed The Foreign Visitors To Access The Valley. The Valley Is Considered As The Least Developed District Of Western Region Of Bhutan. Reaching Lamperi, Visit The Royal Botanical Park – A Park With Rich Biodiversity Of High Conservation Value And Features A Variety Of Forest Types. About 300 Species Of Plants Are Found In The Park Including Those Species Of Plants And Animals With Conservation Significance. One Of The Main Attractions Of The Park Is The Wild Rhododendrons (46 Species) Start To Bloom Through Mid-March Until August Changing The Whole Color Of The Landscape. Thereafter Continue Journey Following The Road Along Thimphu River Till The Confluence Of Paro River. Upon Arrival In Haa Valley, Have A Lunch In Local Restaurant In Town And Thereafter, Drive For Local Sightseeing In Valley, Visit The Famous And Scared Monasteries Of Valley – The Lhakhang Karpo (White Monastery), Lhakhang Nagpo (Black Monastery), Other Sacred Sites And Wangchulo Dzong. Drive To Traditional Farmhouse For Dinner And Overnight Halt In Haa Valley.

    Day 9 : Gateway Valley Of Bhutan - Paro

    • National Museum

    Description :

    As Usual, After Breakfast Get Checkout From Farmhouse And Drive To The Gateway Valley For Bhutan, Paro Passing Over Chele-La Pass (3,822M). This Is The Highest Point In Bhutan Where The Motor Road Is Being Reached Or Constructed. On Clear Days, The Highest Peak In Bhutan Mountain Jomolhari (7,314M) And Other Himalayan Peaks Can Be Visible. The Pass Is Also A Home For Various Species Of Floras Of Bhutan. Upon Arrival At Paro Valley, Drive To Visits To National Museum – Housed In The Ta Dzong (Watchtower) To Explore An Intriguing Collection Of Artifacts Provide A Wonderful Introduction To The Rich Culture And Heritage Of The Kingdom. Just A Short Walk Downhill Lays The Dominating Paro Rimpung Fortress – A Fine Example Of Bhutanese Historic Architecture. Thereafter Crosses The Nyamai Zampa – A Traditional Cantilever Bridge And Guests Are Then Driven To The Town Temple, Built In 1525, To View Ancient Wall Paintings. Stop For Lunch In The One Of Finest Restaurant In Paro Town. After Lunch, Drive To Balakha Village To Visit Ruined Drukgyel Dzong – A Fotress That Was Built By Shabdrung Rinpoche In 1646 To Commemorate His Victory Over The Tibetan Invaders. Though Largely Destroyed By Fire In 1951, The Towering Outer Walls And Central Keep Remain An Imposing Sight. On Clear Day You Can See The Splendid View Of Mountain Jhomolhari (7,321M). Drive Back To Hotel For Dinner And Overnight Halt In Paro Valley.

    Day 10 : Scared Tiger Nest Monastery

    Description :

    After Having Early Breakfast Drive To Experience The Spiritual Day Hike To Mystical Tiger Nest, Which Is More Than 2 Hours Uphill Hike. Taktsang Monastery Is The Most Famous And Scared Monastery In Bhutan, Perched On The Side Of A Cliff 900M Above The Floor Of The Paro Valley. The Taktshang Means ‘tiger Nest’ And Named Because Guru Rinpoche Is Said To Have Flown To The Site Of The Monastery On The Back Of A Flaming Tigress. He Then Meditated In A Cave Here For Three Months. The Penlop Of Paro – Desi Tenzin Rabye Built The Main Lhakhang In 1684 Around Guru Rinpoche’s Meditation Cave. People All Over World Walk Here For Pilgrimage And Blessing. After The Spiritual Hike Drive Back To Paro For Leisure Walk In Street. The Farewell Dinner Will Be Hosted At One Of The Finest Restaurant In Paro Town And Overnight Stays In Hotel In Paro Valley.

    Day 11 : International Departure

    Description :

    Our Representatives Will Reach To Paro Airport For International Departure For Next Flight To Their Sweet Homeland.

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Description :
    Journey In Druk Yul – The Land Of Thunder Dragon Is 11 Days Tour Program Exploring The Western Bhutan Valleys Of Thimphu, Punakha, Wangduephodrang, Haa And Paro And The Central Bhutan Valleys Of Trongsa And Bumthang Into The Hearts And Lands Of Charming Farmers, Fascinating Weavers, Enchanting Monks, Charismatic Leaders, The Scared Monasteries, Monuments And Historic Places.

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