7 Days Fascinating Bhutan

7 Days Fascinating Bhutan

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Jorge and your team

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Paro to Thimphu

Stop At: Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), Thimphu Bhutan
Upon arrival you will be greeted by your BBT guide and driver and transferred to Bhutan’s capital Thimphu, travelling through the spectacular countryside. En-route you will see the houses and buildings in the Kingdom are painted and constructed in traditional Bhutanese style, and will visit the National Museum in Paro which has recently added a very good introductory audio-visual presentation and an invaluable tool for visitors on their arrival into the Kingdom. On arrival into Thimphu check-in to your hotel and proceed for lunch. Enjoy the day exploring Thimphu, with an option to visit the Golden Buddha, which also offers a sensational valley views; the National Memorial Stupa; the celebrated new National Textile Museum, and the Takin Preserve.

Tonight Enjoy A Special Welcome Dinner with Bhutanese Hospitality

Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel

Day 2: Thimphu - Phobjikha Valley

Stop At: Phobjikha Valley, Phobjikha Valley, Wangdue Phodrang District
After breakfast we will drive to Phobjikha Valley, the road climbs for an hour till you reach Dochula Pass at an altitude of 3150m dotted with colorful prayer flags and 108 Stupa. Weather permits, this pass offers the most spectacular view over the high peaks of the Eastern Himalayans. You may enjoy a hot cup of tea/coffee at the Dochula resort. Continue to descend en route to Punakha & Wangdue through the temperate forest of rhododendron & magnolia bloom in spring, then a semi-tropical zone where orange trees, banana trees and cactuses are found in abundance. Have lunch on the way and continue the drive to Phobjikha Valley. The winter breeding ground of the endangered Black-necked Crane. This is a beautiful glacial valley that is quite unique to others you will have seen. With noticeably different vegetation it is well worth the visit.

Special Arrangement for Lightings of Blessing Butter Lamp & Receive Blessings from Monk - Gangtey Goempa
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: All 3 meals with Tea & Snacks
Accommodation included: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel

Day 3: Phobjikha Valley - Punakha

Stop At: Dochula Pass, Thimphu Bhutan
After breakfast visit crane information Centre & Gangtey Goempa. From there, take a beautiful nature trails down into the valley. After drive back to Punakha.

After lunch, you will take a walk to the temple standing on a round hill rock through a paddy field to Chimi Lhakhang or the temple of fertility. It is about 25 minutes’ walk through rice terraces and the village of Yoakha. The temple is situated on the spur above the village. It is believed that barren couple will have children if they get blessing for this temple. Towards evening enjoy an orientation tour of the valley including the nunnery and the small village of Nobgang, original home to the 4 Queens (all sisters) of the previous 4th King. Talk a leisure walk on the serene grounds of beautiful gardens of the monastery and drive back to hotel for overnight.

Optional - Take one hour relaxing downhill hike from Nobgang village to Punakha Dzong, enjoying the beautiful views of the valley.

Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel

Day 4: Punakha

Stop At: Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13001 Bhutan
This morning you will visit the dramatic Punakha Dzong, which formally served as the seat of government and is still the winter residence of the Dratsheng (Central Monk Body). This is Bhutan’s most spectacular Dzong and an excellent example of how a medieval fortress and a Centre of both monastic and administrative functions, has adapted and evolved for modern day use. This afternoon we especially recommend you travel northwards up the Punakha valley and take a fascinating hike through fields of vegetables and tiny hamlets to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten. This Chorten holds very special significance being consecrated in 1999 and dedicated to the protection of the former Crown Prince – today’s current King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

Special Picnic Lunch arrangement along scenic Po Chu River
Optional – Rafting
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel

Day 5: Punakha to Paro

Stop At: Paro River, Paro Bhutan
After breakfast, take a drive to Paro following the same road back crossing Dochula pass. The drive to Paro takes around 3 hours.
Upon arriving in Paro, you will visit Rimpong Dzong (fortress of the heap of jewels), the administrative & religious centre of Paro District. This Dzong was built in 1646 by order of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, who unified Bhutan in the 17th century.
After you will visit one of the clusters of farm houses in Paro Valley that offers a good glimpse into the lifestyle of a farmer. You may visit the vegetable gardens and paddy fields around the farmhouse. You can observe farmers performing farming activities. Enjoy traditional Bhutanese dinner with the family member of the house. Relax in Traditional Bhutanese farmhouse in Paro Valley. Evening take a leisure stroll along the main street which offers good shopping for jewelry and handicrafts.

Experience Archery Bhutanese National Sport.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation included: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel

Day 6: Paro

Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail BT, Paro Bhutan
Taktsang Monastery (aka as Tigers Nest) is one of the most scared and revered monasteries in the Kingdom and all Bhutanese Buddhists desire to make a pilgrimage visit to Taktsang at least once in their lives. Each step taken towards the monastery gains merit points towards their future. This morning you too will have the opportunity and good fortune to take a pilgrimage hike to the Taktsang Monastery (Tigers Nest). Choose between a 2 hour round trip hike to the monastery viewpoint or another 1&1/2 hour hike into the Monastery itself. Tigers Nest clings impossibly to a cliff of rock at over 1000 metres above the valley floor and where Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress to subdue the local demons followed by 3 months meditation in a cave still visible in the monastery. In 1998 the monastery was seriously damaged by fire and has since been painstakingly reconstructed to its original condition and consecrated by the 4th King in 2005.

After if time permits, we will visit Kyichu Lhakhang – one of Bhutan’s oldest and most beautiful temples boasting an orange tree that perpetually bears fruit followed by a visit to the old ruined fortress of the Drugyel Dzong (14km from Paro). This is the historical site of the Fort of Drukpa Victory, from which the Bhutanese used to repel the Tibetan invaders again and again. On a clear day views of the 7314 metre snow domed peak of sacred Mt Chomolhari can be seen.

Tonight Enjoy A Special Farewell Dinner with Bhutanese Hospitality.

Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel

Day 7: Departure

Stop At: Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, Paro Bhutan
Paro Airport
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

$1,766.16 Per Person