Travel Style: Small / Big Group
Start Location: Paro
End Location: Paro
Duration: 9 nights /10 days
Accommodation: Hotels / Farm House
Period: All Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers
-Visit to the ruins of Drugyel Dzong. This Dzong is of historical importance, from whose ramparts the Bhutanese repelled Tibetan invaders. On a clear day one can view the sacred Chhomolhari (Mountain of Goddess) - 24,000 ft.
-Visit Ta Dzong, the National museum housed in an ancient watchtower, which has a fine collection of ancient Thangka painting, textiles, weapons and artifacts. See also a traditional wooden bridge.
-Drive to Ramthongkha and then hike to viewpoint of Taktshang, the Tiger's Nest (one and a half hours). This magical monastery clings to a vertical granite cliff 3,000 ft above the valley floor. The monastery unfortunately got burnt in 1998 but it has recently been reconstructed. OR Drive to Chelila Pass where one can see beautiful mountain ranges and rhododendron flowers in bloom. On the way back walk to Chila Nunnery.
-Visit the Zangthopelri Lhakhang, the School of Thankha Painting and the Tashi Nincha folk studio where the traditional folk and mask dance are learned and practiced, the Zelukha Nunnery, and the Tashichho Dzong and the Handicraft Emporium.
-Visit the Memorial Chorten and see also some gold and silversmiths at work. After lunch drive to Punakha through Dochula Pass.
-Visit Punakha town and visit the Punakha Dzong if the monastic body has shifted to Thimphu for the summer.
-Visit the Wangdue town, drive to Trongsa over the Pelela Pass (Alt 11,155 ft / 3,400 m) in the Black Mountain ranges, which separates the western region from the other regions of the country.
-Visit to the outside premises of Trongsa Dzong one of the largest Dzongs in the country.
-Visit also the Ta Dzong (Watch Tower) and stroll through the small Trongsa town.
-Drive to Ura - one of the four valleys of Bumthang. Visit the village and explore the beautiful valley.
-Visit Ura Lhakhang and drive through the picturesque valley of Bumthang to see Kurje Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang and Kuenshusum Lhakhang.
-Visit the Rukhubji village.
This Standard Package includes:
• Standard hotels(2-3 stars)
• All meals
• Transport/transfers within Bhutan
• Entrance fees and permit
• Sightseeing and trekking as per itinerary with English speaking guide
• necessary arrangements
• 35% royalty to the government
• 24 hours service from Guide and tour operator
Not included in the cost
• Travel Insurance
• Airport taxes
• Expenses of personal nature
• Excess baggage
• Tips to guides and drivers
|Day 1: Arrival Paro
|Day 2: Full day Paro sightseeing.
|Day 3: Excursion Tiger Nest.
|Day 4: Paro To Thimphu.
|Day 5: Morning sightseeing Thimphu and drive to Punakha .
|Day 6: Punakha to Trongsa via Wangdue Phodrang.
|Day 7: Trongsa to Bumthang
|Day 8: Drive to Ura – Full day sightseeing.
|Day 9: Drive to Thimphu - Enroute visit the Rukhubji village
|Day 10: Drive to Paro for Departure
(Note: These are sample itinerary planned to give you a general idea of trip to Bhutan. We can tailor, and make tour programs to meet individual needs and preferences.)