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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: Arrival at Paro | Drive to Thimphu (01 hour drive)

Stop At: Buddha Dordenma, Kuensel Phodrang Viewing Point, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
This gigantic statue of Buddha Shakyamuni measures in at a height of 51.5 meters, making it one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. The statue is made of bronze and is gilded in gold. The throne that the Buddha Dordenma Statue sits upon is a large meditation hall.

The statue is made of bronze and is gilded in gold. 125,000 smaller Buddha statues have been placed within the Buddha Dordenma statue, 100,000 8 inch tall and 25,000 12 inch tall statues respectively. Each of these thousands of Buddhas have also been cast in bronze and gilded.

The Buddha Dordenma is located atop a hill in Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park and overlooks the Southern entrance to Thimphu Valley. The statue fulfills an ancient prophecy dating back to the 8th century A.D that was discovered by Terton Pema Lingpa (Religious Treasure Discoverer) and is said to emanate an aura of peace and happiness to the entire world.

The statue was constructed at a cost of US$47 million by Aerosun Corporation of Nanjing, China, while the total cost of the entire project is well over US$100 million. The interior will accommodate respectively. Names of sponsors are displayed in the meditation hall which forms the throne of the Great Buddha Dordenma.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), Thimphu Bhutan
Memorial Chorten: This landmark of Thimphu was built in 1974 in the memory of third King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who is popularly regarded as Father of Modern Bhutan. It is a four-storey tall white building, containing statues and iconography of deities from complex tantric teachings and serves as an important place of worship for Thimphu residents, as well as from other parts of the country.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Thimphu Handicrafts Market, Nordzin Lam, Thimphu Bhutan
Thimphu is not just the average capital city one usually expects this part of the world. Apart from the unique combination of the ancient and the modern, Thimphu abounds in architectural grandeur and warm hospitable Bhutanese ever ready to please and make you even happier in the land of Happiness. Walk around town before going back to the Hotel.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Hotel will serve Breakfast and it is already included in the Package
• Lunch: Will be served in Best selected Local restaurant (included in the package)
• Dinner: Dinner will be at the Hotel. Or if you would like we will make reservations at a restaurant (included in the package)
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel Osel / Hotel Ariya / Hotel Tara Phendeyling

Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing

Stop At: Cheri Gompa Monastery, Norzin Lam 2 21, Thimphu Bhutan
This monastery was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1620. A silver chorten inside the monastery holds the ashes of Shabdrung's father. The goemba is situated about half an hour walk from Dodena (alt. 2,600m).
The trail commences by crossing a traditional wooden bridge that spans the Thimphu Chhu, then climbs steeply to the monastery. Being the place where the Shabdrung spent many years in meditation, Cheri today has numerous hermitages and small temples located on its slopes, commanding spectacular views. The one way walk to the monastery is approx 4.5 km, taking about 2 hours.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: National Institute for Zorig Chusum, Thimphu Bhutan
Commonly known as Arts & Crafts School or Painting School, the Institute offers a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. On a visit, one can see students learning the various skills taught at the school.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: National Folk Heritage Museum, Pedzoe Lam, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
It is dedicated to connect people to the Bhutanese rural past through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programmes and documentation of rural life. The principal exhibit in the museum is a restored three storey traditional rammed mud and timber house, which dates back to the mid 19th century. The design and form of house is that of an average household in the Wang area during that era. The age of structure demonstrates the durability and performance of the building materials. From ground to top floor, household objects, typical domestic tools and equipments that would have been used by a family during that period are put on display. The museum is also developing some of the native trees and plants that were used for various domestic purposes in the rural households.

Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Hotel will serve Breakfast and it is already included in the Package
• Lunch: Will be served in Best selected Local restaurant (included in the package)
• Dinner: Dinner will be at the Hotel. Or if you would like we will make reservations at a restaurant (included in the package)
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel Osel / Hotel Ariya / Hotel Tara Phendeyling

Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha via Dochula pass

Stop At: Dochula Pass, Thimphu Bhutan
Dochula pass is located on the way to Punakha from Thimphu. The pass is a popular location among tourists as it offers a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range. The view is especially scenic on clear, winter days with snowcapped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass.

Bhutanese families enjoy visiting the pass during holidays and weekends to picnic and simply enjoy the scenery. It is common to see families and groups of friends seated amongst the chortens, enjoying a packed lunch and hot tea. For tourists this is an ideal location to capture beautiful pictures of the Himalayan mountain range during clear, warm days.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chimi Lhakhang Temple, Punakha Bhutan
Later drive down to the Lobesa Village to do hike to one of the famous Monastery built by Devine Madman or Lama Drukpa Kuenley. The Chimi Lhakhang Monastery is best describe as New Life. The couples who are married for long time but doesn’t result to new born then they go to this monastery to pray and get blessings and the women gives birth in next nine months. The hike to the monastery goes by the village and rice fields and some handicraft shops.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13001 Bhutan
Drive towards Punakha Dzong with stop over at Lekithang School to see the magnificent Punakha Dzong built on the confluence of Pho (Male) and Mo (Female) Rivers. Best photo spot too. Further drive to the parking and walk through the wooden cantilever bridge which has got the best Bhutanese architecture built over the Mo Chu and another place to take side photo of the beautiful Dzong. Punakha Dzong is built in 1738 and is the third oldest Dzong after Simtokha Dzong in Thimphu and Wangdue Phodrang Dzong. Punakha Dzong is the most magnificent Dzong in Bhutan. Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. Punakha was Bhutan’s capital until 1955, and Punakha Dzong still serves as the winter residence of the central monk body. Bhutan’s first king, Ugyen Wangchuck, was crowned here in 1907. The fortress has withstood damage from fire, earthquake and flood over the centuries. The latest flood, in October, 1994, caused great damage to the fortress but miraculously spared its most holy statue. After the visit walk for 15min to reach the Bhutan’s longest suspension bridge over the Male River on the way to Shegana Valley, where the best Red Rice comes from. Lunch in downtown Punakha.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Hotel will serve Breakfast and it is already included in the Package
• Lunch: Will be served in Best selected Local restaurant (included in the package)
• Dinner: Dinner will be at the Hotel. Or if you would like we will make reservations at a restaurant (included in the package)
Accommodation included: Zhingkham Resort / Four Boutique Hotel / Drubchhu Resort

Day 4: Punakha Sightseeing

Stop At: Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, Punakha Bhutan
Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten is 30 meters (100 feet) tall and can be seen in the distance when driving or walking up from the footbridge towards the lodge. The three-leveled chorten took eight and a half years to build and was consecrated in 1999. It is dedicated to the 5th King and serves to protect him as well as the country. It is therefore filled with every form of colorful protector imaginable.Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten emerges on a delightful edge over the Punakha valley. Her Majesty fabricated the Queen Mother, Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck it. It is a fine case of Bhutanese engineering and aesthetic conventions. This sanctuary has been devoted for the prosperity of the kingdom, its kin and every conscious being. It is a 30 mins climb from the suspension connect.The Chorten would take a one-hour climb to approach. It offers a lovely perspective of the Punakha Valley.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery, Punakha Bhutan
Perched on a ridge amid pine trees and overlooking valleys of Punakha and Wangduephodrang, gleams the magnificent structures of Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang(Temple). The temple houses a 14-foot main bronze statue of Avalokiteshvara (Chenrigzig chagtong chentong). Other statues include those of Guru Padmasambawa, Gautama Buddha, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, Tsela Namsum, the 21 Taras and Tsepamay (Buddha of longevity). The Avalokiteshvara statue, one of the biggest in the country, was the handiwork of entirely local Bhutanese artisans.
The temple complex also houses a permanent higher learning and meditation centre for nuns where, apart from religious trainings, it provides life skill training such as tailoring, embroidery, statue making and thangka painting.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Hotel will serve Breakfast and it is already included in the Package
• Lunch: Will be served in Best selected Local restaurant (included in the package)

• Dinner: Dinner will be at the Hotel. Or if you would like we will make reservations at a restaurant (included in the package)
Accommodation included: Zhingkham Resort / Four Boutique Hotel / Drubchhu Resort

Day 5: Punakha to Paro

Stop At: Rinpung Dzong, Paro Bhutan
Visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning (“fortress of the heap of jewels”), which has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount. Sumeru and other cosmic Mandala.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: National Museum, Tag-Dzong Rinpung Dzong, Paro 12001 Bhutan
Later in the day after checking into hotel, proceed to visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which now houses National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons & armour, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts.

Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Hotel will serve Breakfast and it is already included in the Package
• Lunch: Will be served in Best selected Local restaurant (included in the package
• Dinner: Dinner will be at the Hotel. Or if you would like we will make reservations at a restaurant (included in the package)
Accommodation included: Tashi Namgay Resort / Khangkhu Resort / Bhutan Mandala Resort

Day 6: Tigersnest Hike

Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail BT, Paro Bhutan
Taktsang or 'Tiger's Nest' as it is often referred to for Taktshang Pelphung monastery, is one of the most venerated and famous of Bhutan's monasteries. It is located on the face of a 900m sheer cliff. It is an impressive and unmissable site, but accessible only by walk or to ride mules/pony.
From the trail head at Rumtokto (2600m), the walk till the Cafeteria is a steep one hour uphill (about 350m ascent). From the Cafeteria (2940m), one can get a good close-up view of Taktshang. Savor views of the monastery over a well deserved cup of tea and biscuits at the cafeteria and continue uphill for another 45 minutes to a high observation point (3140m) where there is a Chorten. From this vantage point, the lookout to the monastery is a very spectacular and seems almost close enough to touch. It is now on the other side of a deep chasm, only around 150m away as bird flies, but takes half hour or even more to reach. Continue down the flight of cliff-hanging steps on the narrow trail to a beautiful waterfall that plunges down the deep chasm and alongside is a retreat hermitage, jammed dramatically into a rock crevice. Then climb up the flight of steep steps to the monastery. At any point on this walk, you can always return if you find it too difficult. Once inside the monastery, there are several shrines or temples with few monks in residence. After visiting Taktshang monastery's many shrines, most tours schedule lunch at the Cafeteria upon return. After lunch, retrace back to the road-head where you started in the morning. The return from Cafeteria is all downhill and takes just over half hour.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Kyichu Lhakhang, Lamgong Gewog, Paro 12001 Bhutan
Kichu Lhakhang was originally a small structure at the time of its establishment. Over the years the temple was visited and blessed by many famous Buddhist saints including Guru Rinpoche in the 8th century, Lam Kha Nga and Phajo Dugom Zhigpo to list few. Many of them also expanded the temple in size and grandeur over the period of time. One such personality was Je Sherub Gyeltshen who lived in the 18th century. He extended the Jowo Lhakhang and added many new statues. The latest extension was carried out in 1965 under the initiative of the Royal Queen Mother Ashi Kezang Choden Wangchuck. She added another new structure to the temple known as Guru Lhakhang.
As one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, the temple has many relics. The inner hall of the main Jowo Lhakhang conceals the valley’s greatest treasure, an original 7th century statue of Jowo Sakyamuni, believed to be cast at the same time as its famous counterpart in Lhasa. Guru Lhakhang temple contains 5m high statues of Guru Rinpoche and Red Kurukulla. Also in here is the chorten containing the ashes of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, a revered teacher who was cremated nearby in 1992.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Hotel will serve Breakfast and it is already included in the Package
• Lunch: Will be served at at Taktsang cafeteria (included in the package

• Dinner: Dinner will be at the Hotel. Or if you would like we will make reservations at a restaurant (included in the package)
Accommodation included: Tashi Namgay Resort / Khangkhu Resort / Bhutan Mandala Resort

Day 7: International Departure

Stop At: Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, Paro Bhutan
Drive towards the airport via birds eye view point route
Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast will be served at the Hotel (Included in the package)
No accommodation included on this day.