Glimpse of Bhutan Tour - 6 days

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Trip Overview: 

Glimpse of Bhutan Tour organized by our trekking group lets you to enjoy your tour across the mystical Western valleys in Bhutan and simultaneously, to get an ideal introduction about its Dragon Kingdom. In addition, you will get the opportunity to experience the hospitality of the Bhutanese people and view its ever-changing landscapes, while at the same time, the tour lets you immerse into the rich Buddhist culture prevail in Bhutan.

Bhutan has gained its name as the thunder dragon land and the last Shangri-la. This is because; it acts as the land of many wonderful people, exciting culture and outstanding sceneries in its every area. In addition, the country lets you to identify the last remaining of the famous Mahayana Buddhist Kingdom belonging to the Himalayan region.

Trip Highlights: 

  • Discovery of the sacred Buddhist temples and monasteries belonging to the Himalayan region.
  • A visit to a large number of cultural attractions found in Bhutan region, which include Dzongs or medieval fortresses, museums and markets.
  • Hike up to the worldwide renowned Taktsang Monastery by perching approximately over a cliff of 900 meters from the floor of the West Valley.
  • Marvel at the ancient wall carvings and paintings in the Bhutanese temples and in its Dzongs/fortresses.

Outline Itinerary: 

Day 01: Arrival at Paro, Sightseeing at Paro and to Thimpu for Overnight Stay

Day 02: Sightseeing in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan

Day 03: Tour to Punakha via Dochu-La Pass (3100m, 3 hours)

Day 04: Drive to Yabesa Village to Thimphu and then to Paro

Day 05: Sightseeing at Paro (2 hours)

Day 06: Depart from Paro

Remember: This itinerary outline can be easily changed as per your duration of stay, purpose of holiday and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon Deluxe, Standard, Budget and your group size. You can easily feel free to CONTACT US any time for any queries.

Day 01: Arrival at Paro, Sightseeing at Paro and to Thimpu for Overnight Stay
Flight to Paro constitutes the most spectacular type of mountain flight across the world, where you will observe a consistent change in the panorama of a few highest mountains of the earth. Our team will receive you at the Paro International Airport and take you for the sightseeing at Paro during the afternoon time after lunch.

This will include a visit to the nearby Ta Dzong Museum that houses most of the religious relics, valuable artworks and handicrafts to highlight a huge orientation of the religious, historic and cultural past of the country.

In addition, we will take you to Rimpong Dzong, where you will see valuable paintings of the famous saint Milarepa, recognized as the meditation master among the people of Bhutan. Dzong’s refer to various large monasteries and administrative centers of the district, which were strategic forts at one time. Later on, we will take you for a drive to Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan followed by the nearby Pachu River and then to the nearby hotel for the overnight stay.

 Day 02: Sightseeing in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan
Today, you will be able to enjoy sightseeing in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan for the entire day. Being the bustling capital of Bhutan today, it offers many attractions, along with your visit to the famous National Memorial Chorten Temple. Bhutan’s third King initiated this temple to provide protection from various negative elements present in modernization and as a historical monument to highlight peace across the world. After this, you will find a memorial Stupa dedicated to third king by the mother of Royal Queen.

Continuing with our sightseeing tour, we will find the Changangkha Temple of the 12th century and the well-known Drubthob Monastery that houses Zilukha Nunnery. Other than this, you will visit to many other sites, which include Arts and Crafts School, the National Bhutanese Library that houses a valuable collection of Bhutanese arts and scriptures, along with the Folk Heritage Museum to view a fascinating replica of a farmhouse found during the medieval period.

Day 03: Tour to Punakha via Dochu-La Pass (3100m, 3 hours)
Today, we will drive via Dochu-La Pass at the height of 3100m to descend into the balmy valley and the ancient capital of Bhutan i.e. Punakha. During the journey, you will get incredible views of the Himalayan mountain ranges and peaks and Rhododendron forests.

Once you arrive in the city, you will be able to visit the famous Punakha Dzong, recognized as the Palace of Happiness set up under the Unifier of Bhutan. This palace is at the confluence of Pho Chu and Mo Chu, known as the Father River and the Mother River, while it constitutes Je Khenpo’s winter headquarters.

Particularly, you will be able to view the main Dzong temple in Punakha, which has three stories and highlight the traditional architecture with intricately embossed entry pillars designed via cypress and decorated in silver and gold. Later on, after having lunch, you will be able to have a walk towards the Chimi Lhakhang, recognized as the Drukpa Kuenly temple and the Divine Madman.

Day 04: Drive to Yabesa Village to Thimphu and then to Paro
During the morning time, we will go for a drive to the village of Yabesa and hike from rice fields towards the Khamsum Yueley created by the majesty queen Ashi Tshering. In addition, we will perched high over a hill and on the bank of a nearby river to find paintings of Chorten houses, which belong to the traditions followed by Nyingmapa and after a picnic lunch we will go to explore the famous Wangduephodrang Dzong. Now, we will return to Thimphu and prepare to proceed towards Paro after we visit the Semtokha Dzong and will have an overnight stay there.

Day 05: Sightseeing at Paro (2 hours)
Today, we will go for a hile to the Taktsang Monastery by following a trail of about 2 hours by reaching at about 1km above the floor of Paro valley. Particularly, you will be able to enjoy  a spectacular sight by reaching at the sheer cliff face of about 900m and getting the exclusive view of Taktsang Monastery. After this, during the afternoon time, our team will take you to the Drukgyel Dzong of the 17th century, a historical monument set up by Shabdrung for commemorating his victory in opposition to Tibetans. While returning to Paro, you will find Kyichu Lhakhang, one among the 108 temples designed by Songtsen Gampo, the king of Tibet.

Day 06: Depart from Paro
Now, after breakfast, our team will drop you to airport for your flight to the respective destination.

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A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@adventuremountaintreks.com

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