Bhutan Adventure tour explores the mystical mountains, visits to various dzongs and Buddhist gompas, nature trails, cultural interaction with local families and experiencing the pristine nature of Bhutan - The Dragon Kingdom.
Bhutan is the only country where a land’s worth is measured differently—thinks Gross National Happiness instead of Gross Domestic Product. Now stop dreaming because you are in the unexplored mountain kingdom of Bhutan. Beauty and wisdom are revealed at each dzong, every Gompa and, most incredibly, in the eyes of every smiling Buddhist monk you meet. On gentle treks through remote trails and visits to Paro, Thumpu and Punakha. Nature lovers, photographers and cultural junkies will uncover a purity of culture, traditions and kindness of Bhutan.
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Day 1: Arrive in Paro
Fly to Paro by Druk Air. There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel and enjoy the city. In the afternoon at 16:00 pm we will have a group meeting and short tour briefing. Later we go for a short orientation walk of the town.
Day 2: Paro Tour
Paro is a beautiful valley named after the river flowing through on the banks of which the town is located. Morning we go for a short excursion to the spectacular Taktsang Monastery also known as the Nest of Tiger. Built in the 16th century, this monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock that goes down 900 m into the valley. Legend says that Guru Padmasambhava, who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, came here on a flying tier. We take our lunch at the cafeteria. We then drive down to Ta Dzong, and ancient Watch tower, which now house the National Museum. Also walk down the toe Archery ground at the base of Paro Rimpung Dzong. Archery is the national sport of Bhutan and you might catch a contest in action, if you are lucky.
Day 3: Bhutan Trekking -Trek to Jele Dzong (4-5 hours)
Today we start our 3 day gentle trek starting from the Ta Dzong (2300m). We hike up to Jele Dzong (3436 m). The trek is a gradual climb and on a clear day you can get some stunning view of the Paro Valley and Mount Jhomolhari (7314 m) and a skyline of snowcapped mountains.
Day 4: Bhutan Trekking -Trek to Tshaluna (9 km, 6 hours)
After breakfast we pack our ponies and descend through a beautiful rhododendrons and conifers leading our way through the meadows and into Tshaluna village. Here we walk through the village and mingle with ethnic Bhutanese local community.
Day 5: Bhutan Trekking -Trek to Jemina (9 km, 3 hours)
After breakfast descend through the beautiful meadows in the valley of Tshaluna till we reach Jemina from where we drive to Thimpu.
Thimphu contrasts sharply with most cities you have visited throughout the world. It is a capital city without traffic lights, where no cars existed until 1962 and where all stores are closed on Tuesday on the upper lane and Wednesday on the lower lane. This is to give business people a rest from their capitalist pursuits and allow time with families. Although people lived and farmed the valley and hills bordering the Thimphu Chu for many years, the town did not really develop until it became the capital city in 1961.
Day 6: Thimpu to Punakha
This morning we take a tour of Thimpu, visit the Memorial Chorten and the Zilukha Nunnery. The Chorten was built honoring the third ruler of Bhutan and has today become a land mark for Bhutan with its Golden spires and bells standing out. After lunch we depart to Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan. The drive goes steeply through a forest of Pine and Cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochula pass (3050 m)
Day 7: Punakha to Gangtey (1 hour walk and 2 hours drive).
n the morning drive towards the north of Punakha valley and then your car will drop you at a riverside, from here cross the suspension bridge and then hike for an hour to reach the stupa of Khamsum Yueley Chorten perched on a hill on the opposite bank of the river.
The walk is through the rice terraced fields and pine forest. It is dedicated to our present King. After the visit walk back to the motorable road and then drive to Gangtey Goempa which lies on the flanks of the Black Mountains. There is an old monastery of Gangtey Gompa dating back to the 17th century. A few kilometers past the Gompa on the valley floor are the fascinating valley of Phobjikha. The gentle sloping hillside of Phobjikha is described as the most beautiful valley in the Himalayas. This is the winter home of black-necked cranes that migrate from the arid plains in the north to pass winter in milder and lower climate.
Day 8: Gangtey to Haa (5/6 hours).
We drive over the Pele La pass and then onto Thimphu for lunch. After lunch drive to Haa valley via Chunzom. From the confluence the road diverts one to Paro on your right and the left to Haa. You will drive towards the left diversion and the drive offers scenic beauty of Himalayan Ranges through gorges and deep Blue Pine forest and you finally reach to Haa.
Day 9: Haa Valley to Paro
Visit the temples of AAP Chhundu, Lhakhang Nagpo and Karpo and then drive to Paro over the Cheli la pass (3,720 m) and from the pass one can get a clear view of the snow capped Himalayan peaks. The pass is marked by a multitude of prayer flags that seem to spear the intense blue skies and then from the pass hike to Kila Goempa, the hike is through the dense forest of firs, rhododendrons and conifers forest and then to Kila Goempa Nunnery. From the nunnery the trail descends till you reach a gorge and from the gorge climb for 30 minutes till you reach the motor able road and then drive to your hotel.
Day 10: Paro Airport
Tour ends this morning. Have breakfast and transfer to Paro airport to get flight on onwards destination. Say good bye to Paro, Bhutan. Thanks for joining us on Bhutan Adventure Tour.
Bhutan Tour Cost:
The daily tarrif per night for both the high season and the low season is set by the government of Bhutan. In addition; there is a government surcharge per night for individual travelers and for groups of two. For group of three or more there is no government surcharge.
Tourist low season rate: December to February and June to August.
1 pax group: USD 250 per night per person + surcharge of USD 40/night/person.
2 pax group: USD 250 per night per person + surcharge of USD 30/night/person
3 pax group and above: USD 250 per night per person, no surcharge.
Tourist high season rate: March to May and Sep to Nov.
1 pax group: USD 200 per night per person + surcharge of USD 40/night/person.
2 pax group: USD 200 per night per person + surcharge of USD 30/night/person
3 pax group and above: USD 200 per night per person, no surcharge.