From$2999USD
10 days,Paro to Paro
ADPP

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

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 gentle treks through remote trails and visits to Paro, Thimphu and Punakha, nature lovers, photographers and cultural junkies will uncover a purity of culture, traditions and kindness.

What's Included

  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Paro orientation tour
  • Taktsang Monastery visit and hike
  • Thimphu guided tour
  • Memorial Chorten and nunnery visit
  • Hike to Khamsum Yueley Chorten
  • Farm stay in Gangtey
  • Haa gompa and Black and White Temple visit
  • Hike to Kila Goempa Nunnery
  • Trekking (2-day) with camping
  • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners. (Allow USD100-150 for drinks not included.)
  • Private vehicle, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12
  • Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts), camping (1 nt), farmhouse stay (1 nt).

Additions Available on This Tour

Itinerary

Day 1Paro(1D)

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Take an orientation walk of Paro town before dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2Paro(1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike to the stunning Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest). After lunch, hike back down to Kyichu Temple, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.

Day 3Paro/Jele Dzong(1B, 1L, 1D)

Trek to Jele Dzong before camping overnight.

Day 4Jele Dzong/Thimphu(1B, 1L, 1D)

Trek to Tshalunang village through rhododendrons and conifer forests and scenic meadows before taking a short ride to Thimphu, the capital city.

Day 5Thimphu(1B, 1L, 1D)

Visit the National Memorial Chorten, the Buddha Point, and Motithang Takin Preserve. In the evening, visit Tashichho Dzong.

Day 6Thimphu/Gangtey Gonpa(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a short hike in Lobeysa to Chime Lhakhang, built in 1499. Continue on to Gangtey for a night in a family's farmhouse.

Day 7Gangtey Gonpa/Punākha(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy some sightseeing in Gangtey before driving to the ancient capital of Punakha. Take in the panoramic views of the Himalayas before descending into Punakha Valley.

Day 8Punākha/Haa Dzongkhag(1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Day 9Haa Dzongkhag/Paro(1B, 1L, 1D)

Drive through the Chelela Pass before a hike to Kila Goempa. Continue on to Paro, with free time to wander the streets and pick up some souvenirs.

Day 10Paro(1B)

Depart at any time. Airport transfer included.

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