Essential Bhutan by Terma Linca Journeys

Cultural & Theme Tours, Paro International Airport to null

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The 10 day program can have you experience all that is Bhutanese. It will have you see ancient temples, pristine forests, majestic fortresses, growing urban, idyllic villages, mountains and moreDuration: 10 days & 9 nightsPlaces: Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang, TrongsaHighlights: Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) temple; Big Buddha, Takin Enclosure, Farmer’s Market, Textile Museum, Jampa Templess Paper Factory & archery matchesCategory: CulturalAccommodations and Services options:  Standard (for the price mentioned here, but can be upgraded to Deluxe and Luxury)
Day 01 Bangkok - Paro (elevation 7500ft) • Visit Kyichu Temple • Visit Ta-Dzong • Paro Rimpung Dzong • Walk through quaint Paro Town Day 02 Paro - Bumthang (elevation: 8650ft) • domestic flight • Fly to Bumthang (25 mins) • Classic Bumthang Temple Walk - Visit Jampa, Kurjey and Tamshing Temple Day 03 Bumthang/ Jakar • Bike/ Drive to Tang Valley • Visit the Membartsho "Burning Lake" • Bike from Tang valley floor to Ogyencholing Manor House • Bike/ drive back to main valley of Bumthang/ Jakar Day 04 Bumthang - Gangtey/ Phobjikha (Elevation: 9000ft) • Drive (4-5 hours) to Phobjikha • Stop at Chumey Weaving Centers • Stop in Trongsa; see the Ta-Dzong Museum & Trongsa Dzong Day 05 Gangtey/ Phobjikha • Gangtey Nature Trail Hike (birding can be also done alongside) • Visit a farming family • Bike through the valley or have a downtime Day 06 Gangtey - Punakha (4400ft) • Drive (2 hours) to Punakha • Visit Punakha Dzong - the ancient Capitol building • Walk/ bike over the longest suspension bridge near the Punakha Dzong Day 07 Punakha - Thimphu (Elevation: 7500ft) • Hike to Chimi Lhakhang or the temple of the "Divine Mad-monk” • Drive over Dochula Pass to Thimphu - the present day capital • Visit Textile Museum Day 08 Thimphu - Paro • Visit the Big Buddha • Visit the Takin Enclosure • Visit the Painting School • Explore Thimphu town • Drive to Paro Day 09 Paro - Taktsang Excursion (reach up-to 10230ft starting at 8280ft • Early hike to Taktsang or "Tiger’s Nest” • Optional Shopping in Paro Town after hike Day 10 Paro – fly out • Fly back - check in 2 hours before departure

What’s included

  • 9 nights accommodation (standard - can be upgraded with surcharges)
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
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