Western Bhutan Tour

7 days / 6 nights

Day 1 Paro

Arrive at Airport by Druk Air During this flight one will enjoy the view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan Mountains including the sacred Mt. Chomolhari & Mt. Jechu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro Airport a representative will meet you and drive you to the hotel to check in. After lunch, visit Rinpung Dzong which houses the monastic school and the office of the civil administration and walk down passing close by crossing the Bhutanese typical wooden roofed bridge to Paro town. After a short stroll in town drive back to hotel for the night halt.

Taktsang Monastery

Day 2 Paro – Taktsang – Paro

After early breakfast, drive up to the Ramthangka (base camp) of Taktsang and then hike up to the most famous monastery Taktsang , the Tiger’s nest. This magical monastery clings to the vertical granite cliff of 3,000′ above the valley floor. It is believed that Guru meditated here in the 8th century. The disciples of Guru built the temple, which was later enlarged by Shabdrung in the 17th century. After lunch walk back down. Further drive towards the north to visit ruins of Drukgyel Dzong built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngwang Namgyel. From there one can see Mt. Jumolhari (mountain of goddesses) overnight at hotel.

 

 

 

Thimphu Western

Day 3  Paro – Thimphu

After early breakfast drive to Thimphu. On the way visit Tachogang Lhakhang-these were founded by Tibetan Saint, Thangton Gyelpo (1385-1464) and continue drive to Thimphu. Check in the hotel. Visit Folk Heritage Museum, National Institute for Zorig Chusum, National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Buddha Point/ Kuensel Phodang – Is the largest Buddha statue in the country, from there you can get a good over view of the Thimphu valley, Memorial Chorten and Changangkha lhakhang – it is right above Thimphu Valley, this temple and monastic schools was established in the 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drugom Shigpo. Overnight at hotel.

 

 

Punakha Dzo

Day 4  Thimphu – Punakha

After breakfast, drive to Punakha – approximately 3-hour drive through picturesque valleys and mountain slopes dotted with typical Bhutanese villages. From the Dochu La pass, at over 10,000ft, vast panoramic views of the high snowcapped peaks of the Bhutanese Himalaya can be enjoyed on a clear day. Continue drive down into the Punakha valley. On the way visit Chhimi Lhakhang – this was built in 15 Century (dedicated to Lama Dukpa Kinley also known as divine mad man). It is a pilgrim site especially for childless couple and is a half an hour walk across a local village and rice field. Everyone in this kingdom believes that the Lam’s blessings will help a woman conceive. After lunch visit punakha Dzong- built in 1637 by Zhabdrung. It is one of the most beautiful Dzong in the country. Later walk around Punakha and Khuruthang town. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5 Punakha – Phobjikha

After early breakfast drive to Phobjikha Valley. Visit Gangtey Gompa (monastery) which now houses one of the only Nyingmapa monasteries in Bhutan. After lunch walk around the valley which is also the winter home to the rare black-necked cranes, which migrate, from remote parts of Tibet, China and Siberia during winter to this valley. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6 Phobjikha-Thimphu

After breakfast drive to Thimphu. Check in the hotel. After lunch visit Bhutanese paper factory and stroll around the town. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 7 Departure

After breakfast, drive to Paro international airport for your onward flight.

Cost per package: from £900.00 GBP per person

Package price includes: accommodation in double/twin sharing room, food and beverages (excluding alcohol) as per the “Minimum Meal Entitlements”, transport according to the programme, English speaking driver- guide, admission fees for sightseeing spots listed in itinerary, Government Royalty Charges.

Price does not include: international flights, personal travel insurance, optional tips, visa fee -20 USD, alcohol,  personal expenses.

• Single supplement:  £180 GBP per person travel individually; £135 GBP per person travel in group of 2 people.The rate subject to exchange rate GBP-USD. Supplement for 4* and 5* hotels.

Send us your enquiry to info@journeyboutique.com or call to +44(0) 1534758983 and we will be back with the offer within 24 hours, which can, to a degree, be adjusted to suit your budget.

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