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$265 Outdoor Activities

Bhutan Cultural Tour with Day Hikes

Day 1: Arrive ParoAfter arrival visit: Ta Dzong (National Museum) Rinpung Dzong Kyichu Lhakhang Evening is free to stroll in Paro Town. Walking through the market and meeting with the people will be an enjoyable experience.Day 2: Paro-Haa Valley | Hike to Chele La PassToday, drive to Haa Valley across Chelela Pass (3810m). Few miles before Chele La Pass, you will take a side road that takes you to Kila Goenpa Nunnery, which is nestled in a craggy patch on the mountain site. From here, you will hike to Chele La Pass. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the pass and continue drive to Haa. Day 3: Haa-Thimphu (115 Km/4 hours)Following breakfast, drive to Thimphu, capital city of Bhutan. En route, stop at Chuzom to see local farmers sit by the side of the road selling vegetables. Check into your hotel on arrival. Afternoon, you can stroll freely in Thimphu city.Day 4: Morning Tango Monastery hike | afternoon sightseeingIn the morning, hike to Tango Monastery. In the afternoon, visit King's Memorial Chorten, Takin Reserve, Folk Heritage Museum, the giant Buddha Statue and Tashichhodzong.Day 5: Thimphu-Punakha | hike to Lungchutse GoempaAfter breakfast, enjoy the scenic drive to Punakha with a stop for tea at the Dochu La pass (10,170 feet), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. From the pass, you will hike to Lungchuzekha Monastery through rhododendron forests. Hike offers us stunning views of Himalayas. Hike back to Dochula pass, enjoy your lunch and then drive downhill to Punakha. On arrival, visit the Punakha Dzong. Day 6: Punakha-Gangtey/Phobjikha Valley | hike through Nature TrailMorning drive to Gangtey through dense forests of oak trees and rhododendrons. On arrival in Gangtey, visit Gangtey Goenpa, the only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan. From here, you will hike to Phobjikha Valley through Gangtey Nature Trail. Today you will stay in local farmhouse to get first hand experience of Bhutanese farmers’ life.Day 7: Gangtey-ParoMorning, drive back to Paro. En route, stop at Metshina Village and take 20-minute walk through rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, the Divine Madman’s temple. After this, continue drive to Paro with stop in Thimphu for lunch.Day 8: Hike to Tiger’s Nest MonasteryToday hike to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan's most famous monastery. Overnight in hotel.Day 9: Depart ParoAfter breakfast, you will drive to airport for departure.  Our representative will bid you farewell.  

$1840 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8 Nights Bhutan Tour with Bumthang Valley Extension with Private Guide

Day 01: Arrive Paro & transfer to ThimphuArrive in Paro and meet our representative. Take a break for lunch and then carry out sightseeing program at Paro visiting the famous places like Rinpung Dzong and Ta Dzong. Later drive towards Thimphu.Day 02: Thimphu to PunakhaEarly in the morning after breakfast, sightseeing around Thimphu and drive towards the Punakha crossing the famous Dochula Pass (3050m) which provides the spectacular view of majestic mountains. On way also pay visit to Chimmi Lhakhang.Day 03: Punakha to Gangtey Today drive to Gangtey via Wangdue. After Wangdue is a drive up a winding mountain road through oak and rhododendron forest, and over a high pass down into the Phobjikha valley, surely one of the loveliest high altitude valleys in Bhutan. Phobjikha is one of Bhutan’s few glacial valleys, and chosen winter home of black-necked cranes, migrating from the Tibetan plateau.Day 04: Gangtey - BumthangToday, we drive 5 hours to Bumthang valley. The road climbs rapidly through a series of hairpins out of Trongsa and there are great views back to the Dzong and out across the valley. After passing through cultivated fields for a while, the trail re-enters the forest and reach the Yotong La (3400m). Descending to a low point of 2650m at a village called Chumey; the scenery is once again totally different as the route enters the wide-open Bumthang valleys. It takes about an hour to get to the roadside at Chumey, the first of the four valleys in Bumthang. Day 06: In Bumthang - SightseeingAfter breakfast visit Jambay Lhakang along with Kurjey Lhakang. Later cross the suspension bridge and visit the Tamshing Lhakang. Afterwards, visit Swiss farm along with homeopathic hospital, the cheese factory and the castle of "White Bird".Day 06: Bumthang – Gangtey After breakfast, re-trace the same route back towards Gangtey and the road journey today is bit longer with 8 hours of drive. Upon arrival at Gangtey, check-in hotel. Day 07: Gangtey - Paro After breakfast, drive back to Paro cross Dochula pass which is about 5 hours drive. PM: Stroll around the streets of Paro. Day 08: In Paro -  Hike to Taktsang Monastery 'Tiger's Nest'After breakfast drive towards the base camp of Taktsang for the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger's Nest which takes about two hours. The Monastery offers the spectacular view of Paro valley. While returning back visit the Kyichu Lhakhang.Day 09: DepartureAfter breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch the onward flight. Bid farewell to the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom disappearing again behind its guardian mountains.

$1616 Cultural & Theme Tours

7 Nights Enchanting Bhutan Tour

Day 01: Arrival in Paro (2250m) and transfer to Thimphu (2350m) Arrive in Paro meet our representative and Bhutanese guide and transfer to Paro for Lunch. After lunch pay visit to the beautiful Rinpung Dzong and drive towards Thimphu. Overnight at Hotel. Day 02: Thimphu to Punakha (1310m) After breakfast visit National Memorial Chorten Institute of Traditional Medicine, Folk heritage Museum Textile Museum. Later drive towards Punakha for about 1 and half hour passing across Dochula Pass (3,050m). Overnight at Hotel. Day 03: Punakha-Gangtey (2320m) After breakfast drive to Gangtey via Wangdue. Drive up a winding mountain road through oak and rhododendron forest, over a high pass down into the Phobjikha Valley. Phobjikha is one of Bhutan’s few glacial valleys, and chosen winter home of black-necked cranes, migrating from the Tibetan plateau. Visit Gangtey Monastery. Later, drive for an hour through the jungle before emerging to the valley floor. Overnight at Hotel. Day 04: Gangtey-Trongsa(2200m) Drive to the Pele la Pass and enter the traditional eastern region. Then the road gradually drops passing through Kgebji village, Sephu village, Chendebji village followed by large Chendebji Chorten. Now the road passes through farms, villages and reaches the Trongsa Dzong. Visit Trongsa Dzong which is the largest and most impressive Dzong in Bhutan built in 1644 by the Shabdrung. Overnight at Hotel. Day 05: Trongsa-Wangdue (1310m) Early in the morning after breakfast, drive for about 6 hours re-tracing the same route back to Trongsa. Overnight at Hotel. Day 06: Wangdue – Haa Valley(3050m) – Paro (2250m) After breakfast, drive over Chele La Pass (3899m) and then continue the drive towards Haa. Visit Wangchuckli Dzong, Lhakhang Nakpo (Black temple), and Lhakhang Karpo in Haa. Afterwards, drive back to Paro. Overnight at Hotel. Day 07: Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery Early in the morning after breakfast drive towards the base camp of Taktsang and then commence the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger’s Nest. Afterwards, hike back to the road point then drive to Kyichu Lakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Also visit Rinpung Dzong. Later drive back to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Day 08: Departure Your 7 Nights Enchanting Bhutan Tour terminates today, after breakfast, drive towards the international terminal, board the flight and bid farewell to remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom.

$1840 Cultural & Theme Tours

8 Nights Bhutan Tour with Bumthang

Day 01: Arrival in Paro (2250m) – Thimphu (2350m) Arrive in Paro and meet our representative. After lunch drive to Thimphu and visit Buddha Terrance, Takin Preserve,Tashichoe Dzong, National Memorial Chorten, Centenary Farmers Market, National Institute of Traditional Medicine, and Folk Heritage Museum. At the evening drive towards Hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Day 02: Thimphu to Punakha (1310m) After breakfast drive towards Punakha for about 1 and half hour passing across Dochula Pass (3,050m). Overnight at Hotel. Day 03: Punakha – Gangtey (2320m) Today drive to Gangtey crossing over Wangduephodrang Dzong, and then drive up a winding mountain road through oak and rhododendron forest, and over a high pass down into the Phobjikha valley. Enjoy 1½ hours Gangtey nature trail from the monastery through the jungle before emerging to the valley floor. Overnight at Hotel. Day 04: Gangtey – Bumthang (2800m) Today, we drive 5 hours to Bumthang valley. On the way visit Trongsa Dzong. And then again drive  and reach the Yotong La (3400m). Descending to a low point of 2650m at a village called Chumey; the scenery is once again totally different as the route enters the wide-open Bumthang valleys. It takes about an hour to get to the roadside at Chumey, the first of the four valleys in Bumthang. Overnight at Hotel. Day 05: Bumthang Valley – sightseeing and walks in Jakar After breakfast visit Jambay Lhakhang and continue to Kurjey Lhakang. After Kurjey, pay visit to Tamshing Lhakang. Later drive to  Jakar. Overnight at hotel. Day 06: Bumthang – Gangtey (2320m) Early in the morning after breakfast drive for about 8 hours via same route towards Gangtey and check-in at hotel in Gangtey. Overnight at Hotel. Day 07: Gangtey – Paro After breakfast, drive back to Paro passing Dochula Pass for about 5 hours. Upon arrival at Paro check-in at Hotel. Later in the afternoon stroll around the streets of Paro. Day 08: Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery (3210m) After breakfast commence the hike towards the Taktsang Monastery for about 2-3 hours. Later while returning back pay visit to Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight at Hotel. Day 09: Departure

$2289 Cultural & Theme Tours

10 Nights Bhutan Cultural Tour

Day 01: Arrive in Paro (2250m) and transfer to Thimphu (2350m) Arrive in Paro Airport and meet our representative. And after lunch drive towards Thimphu. Overnight at Hotel. Day 02: Thimphu – Wangdue (1310m) – Gangtey (2320m) Early, in the morning, visit folk Heritage Museum, Texile Museum, Bhutanese Handmade Paper factory. After lunch, depart for Punakha, via Dochula pass (3,050 m) and reach fertile valley of Wangdue then continue to drive until reaching Gangtey (Phobjikha). Vist Gangtey Gompa and the walk towards Phobjikha Valley. Overnight at hotel. Day 03: Gangtey – Trongsa – Bumthang (2800m) Today drive towards Bumthang via Trongsa which is about six hours crossing over Pelela Pass (3,300 m) and Yotongla Pass (3,400 m). En route we cross Chendebji Chorten and after lunch view the impressive Trongsa Dzong later drive to Bumthang valley. Overnight at hotel. Day 04: In Bumthang Spend your day in Bumthang visiting Jambay Lhakhang, Kurhey Lhakhang, Tamshing Monastery, Thangbi Lhakhang and Jakar Dzong. Overnight at Hotel. Day 05: Bumthang – Tang valley (2800m) – Bumthang After breakfast, drive from Choekhor valley to Tang Valley (2hrs Approx.) En-route Tang valley carry out a short walk to Membar Tsho “The flaming lake” afterwards visit Rimochen Lhakhang, and later return back to Bumthang. Overnight at Hotel. Day 06: Bumthang – Ura (2850m) – Bumthang After breakfast, drive towards the Ura valley which is 42 kilometers from Bumthang. Visit Ura Lhakhang. Afternoon: drive back to Bumthang. Overnight at Hotel. Day 07: Bumthang – Gangtey (2320m) After breakfast, re-trace the same route back towards Gangtey and the road journey today is bit longer with 8 hours of drive. Upon arrival at Gangtey, check-in hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Day 08: Gangtey – Punakha (1310m) After early breakfast, drive towards Punakha for about 3 hours. En-route take a short hike through beautiful rice fields to Chimmi Lhakhang and then visit the Punakha Dzong. Overnight at Hotel. Day 09: Punakha – Paro (2250m) After breakfast, trace the route back to Paro for 3 hours. In Paro, visit Rinpung Dzong. Overnight at Hotel. Day 10: Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ (3120m) After breakfast drive towards the base camp of Taktsang for the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger’s Nest which might take about 2-3 hours. Afterwards drive for Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight at Hotel. Day 11: Paro depart Early in the morning after breakfast depart for Paro Airport.

$4000 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bhutan - West to East

Day 1: Phuentsholing: Arrive at Bagdogra Airport and drive to PhuentsholingDay 2: Paro: Drive to Paro after immigrationDay 3:Tiger’s Nest Monastery : Tiger’s Nest TrekDay 4: Haa Valley: Drive to Haa Valley Day 5: Thimphu: Drive to Thimphu and sightseeingDay 6:  Thimphu Sightseeing: Thimphu sightseeingDay 7: Punakha: Drive to Punakha and sightseeingDay 8: Phobjikha Valley: Drive to Phobjikha via Wangdue Phodrang and sightseeingDay 9: Trongsa: Drive to Trongsa and sightseeingDay 10: Bumthang: Drive to BumthangDay 11: Ura village visit: Drive to Ura via BumthangDay 12: Mongar: Drive to MongarDay 13: Trashigang: Mongar sightseeing and evening drive to TrashigangDay 14: Samdrup Jhongkar: Drive to Samdrup Jongkhar and sightseeingDay 15: Departure: Depart from GuwahatiDay 3, Tiger’s Nest Monastery Trek:Located on a cliff about 900 meters (3000 feet) above the Paro Valley, we need about 2 hours of hiking to arrive at this spectacular monastery, where you will appreciate the extravagant architecture and take in the beauty of the Paro Valley. The climb up to the viewpoint will take around 1 1⁄2 hours and from there you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. Stop for refreshment at the View Point Cafeteria. Then walk further up to the monastery which will take about 1 hour. It is said that in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan to this place and meditated in a cave here for 3 months.Day 6, Tango Monastery: Located 14 kilometres to the North of Thimphu is the Tango Monastery which was founded by Phajo Drugom Zhigpo in the 13th century. The monastery’s excellent architecture has stayed for decades now. It consists of six temples, each with unique architecture. Have lunch at the Traditional arts and crafts museum which serves authentic Bhutanese delicacies. You can also visit the National Library and the Traditional Paper Making Factory if time permits.

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