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Imagine a country where a land’s worth is measured differently — think Gross National Happiness instead of Gross Domestic Product. Now stop dreaming because you are in the unexplored mountain kingdom of Bhutan. Beauty and wisdom are revealed at each dzong, every gompa, and most incredibly, in the eyes of every smiling Buddhist monk you meet. On treks through remote trails and visits to Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha, nature lovers, photographers, and culture junkies will uncover a purity of culture, traditions, and kindness.

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ADPP.B/232246
  • Starts: Paro, Bhutan
  • Finishes: Paro, Bhutan
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Paro
  • Thimphu
  • Gangtey Gonpa
  • Punākha
  • Haa Dzongkhag
  • Bumdrak Camp

Itinerary

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Day 1: Paro/Thimphu

Arrive at any time, and transfer to Thimpu.


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Day 2: Thimphu

Visit the National Memorial Chorten, the Buddha Point, and Motithang Takin Preserve. In the evening, visit Tashichho Dzong.
In the evening, visit the Tashi Chhoedzong, known as the "Fortress of Glorious Religion", initially built in 1702. Today, it houses the main secretariat building, the central monk body, and the office of the king.

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Day 3: Thimphu/Gangtey Gonpa

Drive through the Bhutanese countryside passing small villages and panoramic views of the Himalayas en route to Gangtey for a night in a family's farmhouse. Visit the Black-Necked Crane Centre and learn about these birds and their environment.
The road climbs steeply through forests, with hanging lichen up near the Dochula Pass (3,050m/10,007 ft). The pass offers panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains. Stop for tea and check out the view before continuing on to Gangtey Gompa.

Opt to wander around the small town to see young monks from the nearby school meandering in the street.

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Day 4: Gangtey Gonpa/Punākha

Hike in the Phobjikha Valley and explore the Gangtey Gonpa Monastery. Afterwards, travel to the ancient capital of Punakha and enjoy a short hike in Lobeysa to Chime Lhakhang, built in 1499.

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Day 5: Punākha

Visit Punakha Dzong, the winter capital of the Je Khenpo (chief abbot). Later, hike to Khamsum Yueley Chorten and take in the views, followed by a visit to the Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery.

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Day 6: Punākha/Haa Dzongkhag

Enjoy Punakha before driving to Haa Valley. Take in more scenic Himalayan ranges and valleys. Visit the White Temple (Lhakhang Karpo) before an evening walk around town.
Wind through deep gorges and blue pine forests before reaching the valley. Here, we'll visit the Lhakhang Karpo (White Temple) and walk around Haa town in the evening.

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Day 7: Haa Dzongkhag/Paro

Enjoy a short hike up to Kila Gompa, a nunnery perched on a cliff housing over 60 nuns. Continue on to Paro, with free time to wander the streets and pick up some souvenirs.
After visiting the nunnery, follow the trail down through the forest to the road to meet the van. Drive back to Paro with time in the evening to wander the streets and pick up some souvenirs.

Enjoy a final dinner with the group on your last night in Bhutan.

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Day 8: Paro/Bumdrak Camp

Trek through fluttering prayer flags, rhododendron trees, and conifer forests to reach Bumdrak camp at 3860m.

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Day 9: Paro

Trek back down through grassy meadows and trees covered in wispy moss. Later, hike to the stunning Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) and the Kyichu Temple, one of the oldest in Bhutan.

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Day 10: Paro

Depart at any time. Airport transfer included.
Your CEO will help arrange your transfer to the airport and all exit formalities before your journey home.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your Local Living Moment: Farmhouse Stay, Gangtey Gonpa
    • Arrival and departure transfers
    • Paro orientation tour
    • National Museum visit
    • Memorial Chorten visit
    • Buddha Point visit
    • Motithang Takin Preserve visit
    • Tashichho Dzong visit
    • Black-Necked Crane Centre visit
    • Phobjikha Valley hike
    • Chime Lhakhang visit
    • Punakha Dzong visit
    • Hike to Khamsum Yueley Chorten
    • Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery visit
    • White Temple visit in the Haa Valley
    • Hike to Kila Gompa Nunnery
    • Bumdrak trekking with camping (2 days)
    • Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) visit and hike
    • Kyichu Lhakhang Temple Visit
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts), camping (1 nt), farmhouse stay (1 nt)
    • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Travel along mystical mountains
  • Visit various dzongs and Buddhist gompas
  • Trek along scenic nature trails
  • Experience the Dragon Kingdom with cultural interactions at a local farm
  • Take in stunning Himalayan mountain views