Central Bhutan Tour
Cultural and Festival Tours

  • Easy

    9 Days 8 Nights

    Trip Code: ATT-206

  • Destination

    Bhutan

  • Activity

    Tours

  • Accomodation

    Hotels/Lodge

  • Trip Starts

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends

    Kathmandu


Difficulty Level

Easy

Very little or no physical activity is involved.

Detailed Itinerary

1Day 1
Kathmandu- Paro

Fly Kathmandu/Paro by Druk air A 319, the only national carrier. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountain and landscape. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by ITT members. Afternoon / evening time at leisure. Overnight Kichu Resort or similar.

2Day 2
Arrive Paro Sightseeing-Thimpu

Visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Evening drive 1 and 1/2 hours to Thimphu (54km). Overnight at Hotel River view or similar.

3Day 3
Thimpu-Wangduephodrang

Morning visit the Painting school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers. Afternoon drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. Visit the Wangduephodrang Dzong from outside and the market area. Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort or similar.

4Day 4
Wangduephodrang-Bumthang

Drive almost 6/7 hours crossing 3 passes over 3000 meters. The route offers magnificent views of the Himalayas and beautiful landscape through scattered hamlets and forest of rhododendrons and pine. After one and half hours from Chendebji Chorten arrive at a small town known as Trongsa meaning new village. The town mainly consists of fresh Tibetan refugees but the most impressive of all is the Trongsa Dzong. The whole of eastern Bhutan was con trolled from this fortress during the mid 17th century. Visitors are not allowed inside the building. Proceed another 2 hours to Bumthang visiting the Chume weaving center. Overnight at Mountain lodge or similar.

5Day 5
Sightseeing-Bumthang

Bumthang altitude 2600m, has an individuality that charms its visitors and separates it from other regions. Comprised of four smaller valleys, the deeply spiritual region of Bumthang is shrouded in religious legend. Here tales of Guru Padmasambhava and his re-incarnation known as Tertons still linger in most nooks and corners. It is also known for its woolen material (yathra) which can be seen hung outside of houses for sale. Sightseeing - Visit the Jakar Dzong, 7th century Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey monastery, Tamshing and Kunchosum monastery. This sightseeing is a round trip so it is more interesting done on foot. Overnight same.

6Day 6
Wangduephodrang

Drive back to Wangduephodrang. Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort or similar.

7Day 7
Paro

Drive 3/4 hours to Paro via Punakha and visit the Dzong . Lunch at Thimphu and drive to Paro visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university. Overnight Kichu Resort or similar.

8Day 8
Paro –Taktsang

Day hike to Taktsang monastery. Horses can be arranged with an extra cost. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 3 /4 hours through villages and pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time. Stroll back to Resort. Evening at leisure. Overnight Kichu Resort or similar.

9Day 9
Paro-Kathmandu

Transfer to airport for departure.

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