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Mystical Himalayas 10 nights /11 days

Arrive Paro- Thimphu- Trongsa- Bumthang- Wangdue Via Gangtey- Paro

Nestled in the heart of Himalayas,this small kingdom of Bhutan still survives with the minimum of material development, keeping its culture intact, hugely influenced by Buddhist philosophy and dotted with numerous monastries, this country is worth to discover in its natural state before it gets invaded by the modernity.

Tour at Glance

Day 01 Arrive Paro
Day 02 PARO
Day 01 Arrive Paro
Arrive Paro, on your arrival at Paro International Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred  you to the Hotel . Lunch at the Hotel.
Afternoon visit National Museum which used to be a watch tower for Paro Rimpong Dzong (Fortress). It was converted into Museum in 1968. Visit Paro Rimpong Dzong, the Dzong was built in 1646 AD.

Overnight in Paro
Day 02 Paro Sight Seeing - A Day Excursion To Taktsang Monastery
After breakfast drive to Satsam Chorten (10 km from Paro town) and from there walk up to Taktsang Monastery. The name Taktsang means “Tiger’s Nest ". The Monastery clings to a vertical granite cliff drop of nearly 4000 ft. and overlooks the Paro valley and the river. It is said that in the second half of the 8th century, Guru Padma Sambhava known as the second Buddha in Bhutan meditated on this spot where the Monastery is situated having alighted there on the back of a flying tigress.

After lunch visit Drugyal Dzong (a ruined fortress), 16 kilometers away from Paro town. Although it has been in ruin but this Dzong has its great historical importance for the people of Bhutan. It was a place where the Bhutanese finally defeated the Tibetan invasion and drove them back. On a clear day one can view the sacred Mt. Jhomolhari (Mountain of Goddess). Its altitude is 7,329m.Visit Kyichu Lhakhang (Lhakhang means temple). Which was built in 659 AD by the King Songtsen Gompo of Tibet as one of the 108 such monasteries he built in various places to spread Buddhism. It is located between Paro Town and Drugyal Dzong. It is one of the holiest place in the country, as it marks the advent of Buddhism in the country.

Overnight in Paro.
DAY 03 Paro - A Excursion To Haa Valley And Drive Back Via Chellela Pass
After breakfast drive to Haa valley, Visit the small town in Haa which was recently open for tourism. It is located to the extreme western part of the kingdom and drive back from Chellela Pass where you can see beautiful snow capped mountains ranges and rhododendron flowers in bloom.
A picnic lunch at Chellela passes. On the way back walk to Chellela Nunnery. Evening drive to Thimphu  (Capital city of the kingdom).arrive and check into the hotel.

Overnight in Thimphu.
DAY 04 Thimphu - Sightseeing
After breakfast visit the Memorial Chorten (a great stupa) built in memory of the Third King of Bhutan who reigned the Kingdom during 1952-1972. Visit the mini Zoo where the national animals were kept and drive to Sangeygang where you can have a spectacular view of Thimphu valley. Visit nunnery in Zulikha. Visit the Wood Craft and Painting school where traditional arts and crafts are still kept alive through the instructions of painting and curving. Visit the Handicrafts Emporium where Bhutanese textiles and other arts and crafts are displayed and can be purchased. Visit the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved. Lunch at Thimphu.

Afternoon: Visit Simtokha Dzong on the way. This is one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan. It was built in 1629 AD. It houses the largest monastic schools in the country. Visit Tashichho Dzong, the main secretariat building. This massive structure houses part of the government Ministries, the office of the King and the Throne Room. It also houses the Central Monastic Body and the living quarters of the Chief Abbot and the senior monks.

Overnight in Thimphu .
DAY 05 Thimphu - Trongsa
After breakfast, drive to Trongsa (200km) the journey takes about 6 hours through Dochula Pass (3150m). On the way photo stop at Dochula Pass which is 26km away from Thimphu valley and to enjoy the most spectacular view of eastern Himalayan snow capped Mountains and also the great view of Gasa Dzong at a distance (If weather is clear) and descends down to subtropical area Wangdue Phodrang and again it ascends up to the Pelela Pass which is 3340m where you can see wonderful view of Himalayan Mountains and this Pass separates the western from the other regions of the country. Lunch in Chendebji. Overnight in Trongsa.

Overnight in Trongsa.
DAY 06 Trongsa - Bumthang

After breakfast visit the Trongsa Dzong, one of the largest Dzongs in the country, the ancestral home of our Royal family. It was built by Chogyel Minjur Tempa, the third Desi, in 1648. The Dzong now is the office of the district Administration and central monastic body. Visit also the Ta Dzong (Watch Tower) and stroll through the small Trongsa town. Lunch in Trongsa. Afternoon. Drive to Bumthang Valley across the Yutola Pass. The journey takes about 3 hrs and is one of the most scenically beautiful journeys to Bhutan, Enjoy the hospitality of Bhutanese family in farm house or guest house in Bumthang.

Overnight in Bumthang

DAY 07 Bumthang - A Day Excursion To Ura

After breakfast day excursion to Ura Valley. Ura has a beautiful Buddhist Monastery surrounded by typical Bhutanese farm houses, it is really worth seeing this valley. You will also come across lot of beautiful birds. Picnic Lunch in Ura Valley.

Overnight in Bumthang

DAY 08 Bumthang - Sight Seeing

After breakfast visit the village and explore the beautiful valley of Bumthang. Drive through the picturesque valley of Bumthang and visit Jambay Lhakhang, Kurje Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, and Kuenshusum Lhakhang.. Afternoon, Visit Jakar Dzong, built by Minjur Tempa, the 3rd Desi in 1646 AD (Desi means temporary ruler appointed by the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal) and drive to Member (Tsho) the burning

Overnight in Bumthang

Day 09 Bumthang - Wangdue Via Gangtey
Drive to Wangdue Phodrang via Gangtey valley which takes about 5 hours journey and it is a beautiful valley situated at an altitude of 3000m, this valley was open its route very recently. During winter one can see the endangered species of bird (Black Naked Crane). Lunch in Phubjikha and drive to Wangdue Phodrang

Overnight in Wangdue Phodrang.
DAY 10 Wangdue - Punakha - Paro
After breakfast drive to Punakha and Punakha Dzong. Punakha Dzong lies between two great rivers with the wonderful view of Punakha Dzong. The names of the rivers are Phochu (Male River) and Mochu (Female River). This Dzong serves as the winter residence for the Je Khenpo, Chief Abbot of the Central Monastic Body and also the office of the district Administration. Early lunch at hotel in Punakha. Afternoon drive to Paro.

Overnight in Paro
Day 11 Departure From Paro
After breakfast transfer to Paro International Airport to board the flight for onward journey to back home..
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