Historic Central Bhutan Tour

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Normal

DURATION

15 DAYS

LODGING

Hotel

Trip Facts

Accommodation
Hotel
Grade
Cultural
Starting Point
Kathmadu
Ending Point
Kathmandu
Trek Duration
15 Days
Maximum Altitude
 –
Transportation
Flights/ Private Car or Tourist Coach

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INCLUDED AND NOT

  • 3 star Hotel in Kathmandu & Tibet On BB Plan as aboveYES
  • Hotel /Resort in Bhutan on Full board as per itinerary above. YES
  • Bhutan permit & entrance fee, Bhutan visaYES
  • Experienced guide, porters to carry luggage [2 trekkers:1 porter] YES
  • All land [Nepal-Bhutan] private transportation including airport pickup/drop YES
  • All necessary paper works YES
  • Travel and rescue arrangements YES
  • Air fare Kathmandu/Bhutan/Kathmandu(Bhutan Custom formalities) YES
  • Nepal visa fee NOT
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu NOT
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu NOT
  • Travel and rescue insurance, Personal expenses & equipments NOT
  • Tips for guides and porters NOT
  • Extra expenses occurring due to illness. (Accident. Road blockage, Landslides. Snow fall and floods and so on or to hire extra transport and facilities)
    NOT
  • Monastery & monument fee in Bhutan
    NOT
  • Nepal re-entry visa
    NOT

PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - Arrival and transfer to hotel[1336m]

DAY 2 - Prepare for Bhutan

DAY 3 - Arrive Paro & Transfer to hotel

The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by tour guide. Afternoon / evening time at leisure.Overnight Kichu Resort.

DAY 4 - Paro Sightseeing

visit the ruined fortress of Drugyeldzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century.

 

Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong(National museum). The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century.

 

A short walk downhill to the RinpungDzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Evening drive 2 hours to Thimphu(65ksm). Overnight at Hotel River view or similar.

DAY 5 - Thimphu sightseeing

Visit the Indigenous hospital where traditional old art of healing is still practiced, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers.

 

Also visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King JigmeDorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare “Takin” national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley.

 

Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market. Overnight same.

DAY 6 - Drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang via Punakha crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters.

On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.GangarPunsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa.

 

Visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the PunakhaSerda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans.

 

Proceed 45 minutes to Wangduephodrang and view the Dzong from outside and stroll around the market area. Check into WangdiKichu Resort.

DAY 7 - Today will be a long drive almost 6 / 7 hours crossing 3 passes over 3000 meters.

The route offers magnificent views of the Himalayas and beautiful landscape through scattered hamlets and forest of rhododendrons and pine. Picnic lunch will be served at the 18 century Chendebjichorten.

 

After one and half hour arrive at a small town known as Trongsa meaning new village. The town mainly consists of fresh Tibetan refugees but the most impressive of all is the TrongsaDzong.

 

The whole of eastern Bhutan was con trolled from this fortress during the mid 17th century. Visitors are not allowed inside the building. Proceed another 2 hours to Bumthang visiting the Chume weaving center. Overnight at Karma Tobden Guest House.

DAY 8 - Bumthang

Bumthang altitude 2600m, has an individuality that charms its visitors and separates it from other regions. Comprised of four smaller valleys, the deeply spiritual region of Bumthang is shrouded in religious legend.

 

Here tales of Guru Padmasambhava and his re-incarnation known as Tertons still linger in most nooks and corners. It is also known for its woolen material (yathra) which can be seen hung outside of houses for sale.

 

Sightseeing – Visit the JakarDzong, 7th century JambayLhakhang, Kurjey monastery, Tamshing and Kunchosum monastery. This sightseeing is a round trip so it is more interesting done on foot. Overnight same.

DAY 9 - Observe Festival. O/N same.

DAY 10 - Excursion 2 hours to Ura village and visit the new Ura monastery

Excursion 2 hours to Ura village and visit the new Ura monastery. On the way visit the Mebartso meaning burning lake. Stroll around the village and return back to Guest house. Evening walk to the swiss farm where apple juice, cider, cheese etc… are made

DAY 11 - Back to Wangduephodrang

Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort.

DAY 12 - Drive 3/4 hours to Paro via Lobesa and a short walk through farm houses and fields to ChimmeLhakhang

This monastery was built in the 15 century and dedicated to the famous Lam DrukpaKunley or divine mad man. He is one of the most famous saints in Bhutan and his temple is visited mostly by childless couples. Lunch at Thimphu and drive to Paro visiting the visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the SimtokhaDzong. It now serves as
a Buddhist university. Overnight Kichu Resort.

DAY 13 - Transfer to airport for departure. Arrival in kathmandu then transfer to hotel

DAY 14 - Depart Kathmandu

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