Culture meets Nature

Departure Date

07 Oct - 13 Oct

Duration

6 nights 7 days

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577

Maximum Seats

10

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Tour Summary

Day 1   : Arrival in Paro and drive to Thimpu. On the way visit old iron bridge and three types of Chorten. Overnight in Thimpu.

Day 2   : Morning hike from Dechencholing to Dodoedrak Shedra. Then visit Buddha Dordenma and Memrorial Chorten. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 3   : Drive Thimphu to Dochula then hike for 4 to 5hours to the Lungxhusey gompa and continue drive to Haa valley and visit two monastries. Overnight in Haa valley.

Day 4   : Drive Haa valley to Paro. On the way visit Kila nunnery. In Paro visit Paro Natonal Museum and Ringpong Dzong. Overnight in Paro.

Day 5   : Drive Paro to Shangchen Chokhor monastery, then trek to Bumdrak. Overnight in a tent in Bumdrak.

Day 6   : Trek from Bumdrak to Taktsang monastery and visit monastery. Then drive to Drukyel dzong, Kiychu Lhakhang and back to Paro. Overnight in Paro.

Day 7   : Departure.

Tour Day by Day

Day 1

Arrival in paro and drive to Thimphu

Upon arrival in Paro International Airport, meet and greet with our representative. Then depart on a 1.5 hour drive to Thimphu. On the way, you will visit the old iron bridge and stop at Chuzom, where you can see three types of chorten (Bhutanese, Nepalese and Tibetan styles). In the afternoon, visit the National Institute for Zorig Chusum. This Bhutanese art school operates a 4-6 year course to teach 13 different traditional arts of the Kingdom. Then we move on towards Motithang Takin Preserve and view Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. At the end of the day we sightsee Tashichho Dzong that has been the seat of the government since 1952. Presently, it houses the throne room and office of the King. Stay overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.
Day 2

Thimphu

Today we start our first hike early in the morning from Dechencholing to Dodoedrak Shedra. The hike is a gentle 500 meter climb up and takes approximately 5 hours with beautiful views of Thimphu town. Dodoedrak is a monastic school installed in pristine environment, away from the town. We will visit the main temple with original mural paintings and a small museum. Then we descend back to Thimphu. After lunch in Thimphu, we drive to Buddha Dordenma, a huge gold-plated bronze statue of Buddha situated atop a hill in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park. Afterwards, you will see Memorial Chorten. Built in memory of Third Druk Gyalpo it is always full of devotees, and dedicated to world peace. This is followed by promenade in the town and overnight in Thimphu.
Day 3

Thimphu to Dochula then drive to Haa valley

After breakfast, drive to Dochula Pass, adorned with 108 miniature stupas. From here we start a round hike to the Lungchusey gompa which was constructed in 18th century by Tertön Drakda Doji. It is located at an altitude of 3566m and dedicated to the local protector Tashi Barwa. This hike for 4 to 5 hours takes you through a rhododendron forest with 360° panoramic view of Himalaya and luxuriant valleys descending Tashigang goemba to reach in Hontsho. Then we drive to Haa valley, traversing the highest motorable pass of Bhutan, Chele La pass (3988m). We visit Lhakhang Karpo (white chapel) and Lhakhang Nagpo (Black chapel) in Haa valley. It is said that when Sangtsen Gompo (7th century king of Tibet) released two pigeon to find an auspicious land, a white pigeon stopped and landed where Lhakhang Karpo is situated and black one in the area of the Lhakhang Nagpo. It is possible to have a Bhutanese traditional hot stone bath. Overnight at Homestay in Haa.
Day 4

Haa valley to Paro

After breakfast, we drive to Chele La pass where we stop for a 1-hour hike to Kila Nunnery. Kila Nunnery is perched against the cliff and established for meditation purpose in 9th century. It is known to be the oldest nunnery of Bhutan. Then drive to Paro. After reaching Paro, visit Paro National Museum which is set in Paro Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower that now displays hundreds of ancient Bhutanese artifacts and artwork including traditional costumes, armor, weaponry and handcrafted implements used in daily life. Then travel to Ringpong Dzong, a fortress and Buddhist monastery of Drukpa lineage of Kagyu school. Overnight in Paro.
Day 5

Paro to Shangchen Chokhor Monastery then trek to Bumdrak

In the morning, we drive to Shangchen Chokhor Monastery, at an elevation of 2890m. We start the trek with a steep climb for the first 3 to 4 hours in the forest. We stop to have lunch in a small temple of Chechemhen at an altitude of 3640m recompensing splendid views of Paro valley. After a short final climb, the trail will get gentle, ascending slowly upward. Finally, we reach a fixed luxurious camp with beds (like in a Hotel) below the Bumdrak temple, also known as a Cave of Hundred thousand Dakinis, who allegedly built it in 17th century. If a caretaker is present, we can visit the temples. The appearance of beautiful Impeyan pheasants (lives in nearby bushes frequently come to peck leftovers in kitchen tent) can make you tranquil after a long walk. Facultative: 1 and ½ hour climb to viewpoint (4130m) and descend for better panoramic view of holy Jomolhari peak (7326m). Overnight in camp.
Day 6

Bumdrak to Taktsang monastery trek, then drive to Paro

Today we start down to the forest, constantly descending. The view of Paro valley appears from Oselgang Monastery after some 2 hours walk. We continue our descend and arrive in Ogyen Tsemo temple, right above Taktsang monastery. Finally, down to narrow valley and short climb to Zangto Pelri Lhakhang on the top of the cliff. We can glimpse the roofs of the Tiger’s Nest monastery to which you will soon start descending. Taktsang Monastery, is the most holy place in Bhutan, built in 17th century, and also where 8th century Buddhist magician, Guru Padmasambhava meditated. After visiting the temple premise, we descend to the parking lot on foot. Then drive to the ruins of Drukyel dzong, mighty castle which protected Bhutan against Tibetan intrusions. Drive towards Kiychu Lhakhang, one of two oldest temples in Bhutan built in 7th century by warrior-king Songtsen Gampo of Tibet. In the evening, spend leisure time in town. Overnight in Paro.
Day 7

Departure

Breakfast at hotel, then drive to airport according to the flight time of departure.

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