Summary:

  • Duration: 13 nights / 14 days.
  • Accommodation: Hotels, Resorts and Tents.
  • Activity Type: Walking, Trekking & Tour.
  • Difficulty Level: Strenuous.
  • Highest altitude: 3360 m
  • Group size: Minimum 2 pax
  • Best Months for the Trek: March – May, September – 2nd Week of December.

Trek highlights:

  • Visit to the tallest statue of Buddha in Bhutan, Memorial Chorten, and Punakha Dzong
  • A panoramic view of the higher Himalayas from the Dochu La Pass (3140m)
  • An external view of Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of Fertility) and Wangduephodrang Dzong
  • A farm house visit
  • Excursion to the famous Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest)
  • Visit to Drugyal Dzong, Kichu Monastery, Jambay Lhakhang , Kurjey Lhakhang, Trongsa Dzong, Tamshing Lhakhang Jakar Dzong, and the Membartsho Lake
  • Visit to Phobjikha/Gangtey Valley, the roosting ground for the rare Black-necked Crane
  • Excursion to beautiful Ura valley and Ura Temple (3100m)

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN PARO

  • Drukgyal Dzong
  • Kichu Lhakhang

DAY 2: PARO:

  • Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery.
  • Ta Dzong, the National Museum.

DAY 3: PARO TAKTSHANG

DAY 4: PARO – THIMPHU

  • National Memorial Chorten
  • Zilukha Nunnery
  • National Librar
  • Painting School
  • Handicrafts Emporium
  • Tashichhodzong 

DAY 5: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA (72 KMS, 3 HOURS DRIVE):

  • Dochula Pass
  • Punakha Dzong
  • Chime Lhakhang,  

DAY 6: PUNAKHA – TRONGSA – BUMTHANG:

  • Wangduephodrang Dzong.
  • Pelela Pass
  • Chendebji Chorden
  • Phobjikha Valley famous for the rare Black – necked Cranes.

DAY 7: SIGHTSEEING IN BUMTHANG

  • Jakar Dzong
  • Jambay Lhakhang
  • Kurjey Lhakhang
  • Tamshing Lhakhang
  • Membar Tsho, literally “The Burning Lake
  • Swiss cheese factory

DAY 8: JAKAR – NAGANG LAKHANG:

DAY 09: NGANG LHAKANG – UGYENCHHOLING:

  • Phephe La Pass (3340 meters).
  • Tang Valley
  • Ugyenchholing
  • Walking time around 7-8 hours.

DAY 10. UGYENCHHOLING – JAKAR:

  • Ugyenchholing Dzong
  • Tangchhu River
  • Membertsho Lake

DAY 11.  BUMTHANG (EXCURSION TO URA VALLEY):

  • Ura valley

DAY 12: BUMTHANG – PHOBJIKHA VALLEY:

  • Gangtey Gompa Monastery
  • Explore Phobjikha valley

DAY 13: GANGTEY – THIMPHU:

  • Buddha Point
  • Takin Reserve

DAY 14: THIMPHU – PARO: Departure

COST INCLUDES:

  • All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]
  • Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night.
  • All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  • Royalty & Govt. Taxes
  • Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments only
  • Visa Fee
  • Airport tax
  • Contribution to Tourism Development Fund
  • Guide
  • Sightseeing

COST EXCLUDES:

  • Druk Air fare
  • Insurance Premiums
  • Payments for service provided on a personal basis
  • Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include Head”
  • Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest, etc.
  • Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, camera charges, bottled water, incidentals, portage, bellboy charges, tips or any other services

Things to bring:

Personal clothing: strong normal clothing (according to season). Preferably cotton, even for summer, woolen clothing for the evening and winter.

For Trekking, one must bring:

  • Strong comfortable trekking boots – water-resistant for the rainy period  of June-August
  • Sunscreen
  • Flash light
  • Rain coat (especially for rainy period – June-August)
  • Head gear/hat/cap for sun and rain protection
  • Water pills – for extra caution in purifying stream; (boiled water is provided at all times during the trek)
  • Aspirin – incase of altitude sickness
  • Lots of socks
  • Warm clothes

Optional items:

  • Sunglasses
  • Headgear
  • Folding umbrella (only for wet months — July and August)
  • One towel
  • Pillow case
  • Wet-packed tissue paper
  • Pillow

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