Bhutan thirteen days tour

Bhutan thirteen days tour

Bhutan thirteen days Tour is a brief tour to experience the beautiful Bhutan at it’s best. This tour will take you from west Bhutan to central Bhutan. There is no hard and fast rule so the itinerary will be to your liking. Depending on what you like we will design the itinerary for you.

Best time: All season.

bhutan thirteen days tour sightseeing of tashichhodzong

Trashichho Dzong

Day 1: Arrive Paro

Day 2: Paro – Thimphu (1 hours drive)

Day 3: Thimphu day hike

Day 4: Thimphu – Wangduephodrang, with excursion to Punakha

Day 5: Wangduephodrang – Trongsa, with stop in Gantey (home stay)

Day 6: Trongsa – Bumthang

Day 7: Bumthang sightseeing

Highlights:
Jakar Dzong (fortress)
Jambey Lhakhang (one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan)
Kurjey Lhakhang (temple of Guru Rinpoche’s body print)
Tamshing Lhakhang (see old Buddhist paintings)
Mebar Tsho (Burning Lake)
Short hike to Thangbi Monastery

Day 8: Bumthang (hike to Tharpaling Monastery)

Day 9: Bumthang – Gantey (5- hour drive)

Day 10: Gangtey – Wangduephodrang – Punakha

Day 11: Wangduephodrang – Thimphu

Day 12: Thimphu – Paro

Day 13: April 06, 2010 departure back to onward destination

Day 1: Arrive Paro

The flight to Paro crosses the Himalaya Mountains, affording spectacular views of the awesome peaks, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. Upon arrival in Paro, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

In the afternoon Leisure time walk in the main town of Paro to acclimatized with an altitude. You can mingle with the locals and enjoy the evening. Overnight in Paro in Hotel.

Day 2: Paro – Thimphu (1 hours drive)

After breakfast visit National Museum and the Paro Dzong, lunch in the town and after lunch drive to Thimphu. Here in these valley you will visit the King’s Memorial Chorten (built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), Changgangkha Monastery, the radio tower (for a great view of Thimphu Valley and the Thimphu Dzong), the zoo, where the national animal of Bhutan. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 3: Thimphu day hike

After breakfast you will drive 12km north of Thimphu to hike to Tango and Cheri Monasteries. It will take about 45 minutes to hike to the monastery. Tango Monastery is a Buddhist College, and it’s the residence of the Desi Tenzin Rabgye, a young boy who is the reincarnation of the 16th-century monk who built Tango. Afterward, if you wish, you can wander through Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Park. Overnight in Thimphu. Hotel.

Day 4: Thimphu – Wangduephodrang, with excursion to Punakha

After breakfast you will drive to Wangduephodrang, with a stop en route for tea at Dochu La (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. After lunch you will drive to Punakha, the
former capital of Bhutan, and visit Punakha Dzong, which is noteworthy both for being one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan and also for having been built by the first Shabdrung in 1637. On the way back from Punakha,
you will stop at Metshina Village and take a 20-minute walk through the rice fields to Chimi Lakhang, which is a fertility temple, where you may receive a special fertility blessing if you wish. Overnight in Wangduephodrang.

Day 5: Wangduephodrang – Trongsa, with stop in Gantey (home stay)

After breakfast you willhead to Trongsa, the ancestral home of the royal family. The route is along a spectacular winding road, crossing 3,300-meter-high Pele La, and at certain times of year it’s possible to see yaks. You will visit the Kuenga Rabten palace. Rest of the afternoon can be spent exploring the villages in Kuenga Rabten. Overnight in a house in the village. This is being a unique experience to live with a local family for a night. Most houses in the village have basic necessities. A TV set would be a luxury. You will have dinner with the locals.

Day 6: Trongsa – Bumthang

In the morning you’ll visit Trongsa Dzong, the masterpiece of Bhutanese architecture, and you’ll also see Ta Dzong, the watchtower built to defend this dzong. After lunch, you’ll proceed to Bumthang, the religious heartland of the nation, with lush valleys and hilly forests. Along the way you will stop at a yethra (textile weaving) factory, where the yethras are designed with patterns unique to Bumthang, and you can even watch some of the weavers at their looms. You can spend the evening strolling through Bumthang town. Overnight in Bumthang. Mountain Lodge

Day 7: Bumthang sightseeing

After breakfast you will visit the following places:
*** Jakar Dzong (fortress)
*** Jambey Lhakhang (one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan)
*** Kurjey Lhakhang (temple of Guru Rinpoche’s body print)
*** Tamshing Lhakhang (see old Buddhist paintings)
*** Mebar Tsho (Burning Lake)
*** Short hike to Thangbi Monastery
You can spend the evening exploring Bumthang town.Overnight in Bumthang. Mountain Lodge.

Day 8: Bumthang (hike to Tharpaling Monastery)

Today you will hike to Tharpaling Monastery. You’ll begin the hike in the morning, since this is a fairly lengthy hike–about three hours to the monastery. It’s a picturesque trail through the forest. The monastery itself is
somewhat large, with several temples, and about 100 monks live in the nearby huts. From the monastery, you will have a beautiful view of Chumey Valley, and you can have a relaxing lunch while you take in the scenery.
In the evening you can relax in the town. Overnight in Bumthang. Mountain Lodge

Day 9: Bumthang – Gantey (5- hour drive)

You will begin the day by driving to Gantey. You’ll pass through dense forests of oak trees and rhododendrons and arrive at Gantey village, where you’ll visit Gantey Gompa, the only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan. From Gantey, you can see the picturesque Black Mountain range as well as Phobjika Valley, the winter habitat of the black-necked cranes. Overnight in Gantey in Gakeling Guest House

Day 10: Gangtey – Wangduephodrang – Punakha

You’ll spend the morning around the valley watching the black necked cranes. Black-necked crane is one of the endangered species of crane. Then drive to Punakha via Wangduephodrang, where you can stroll through the town and visit the shops. The nearby villages are known for their slate and stone carvings and bamboo work. Overnight in Punakha in Damchen Resort.

Day 11: Wangduephodrang – Thimphu

In the morning you will drive back to Thimphu. After lunch, you will tour the Textile Museum, the Folk Heritage Museum, the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, and Simtokha Dzong (the oldest fortress in the kingdom). and you can explore the interesting handicraft shops. Overnight in Thimphu. Namgey Heritage

Day 12: Thimphu – Paro

After breakfast visit the traditional paper factory. From there you will visit the nunnery temple, the National Library (which houses ancient manuscripts), and the School of Arts and Crafts (also known as the painting school). Then drive to Paro.

Afternoon hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery. Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown on the back of a tigress from Singye Dzong in Lhuntse to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. It is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. The hike to reach the viewpoint to the monastery makes for a nice half-day excursion. In the evening you explore Paro town. Overnight in Paro

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Day 13: April 06, 2010 departure back to onward destination.

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