Bhutan Adventure Trip 2015!
22 - 28 September 2016!!
Day 1 Arrive Paro – Thimphu
Day 2 Thimphu bicycling sightseeing
Day 3 Thimphu – Punakha sightseeing
Day 4 Punakha Phochu River Rafting
Day 5 Punakha - Paro sightseeing
Day 6 Paro Tiger's Nest Hike
Day 7 Paro - Flight departure
22 - 28 September 2016, fixed departure trip!
Day 01: Arrive Paro - Thimphu
The flight into Paro is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Upon arrival at Paro, our representative from Bhutan Travel Adventures will receive you at the Airport. Drive to Thimphu for about an hour. After checking in at the hotel you can rest for a while.
Visit the folk Heritage museum, to see the replica of a traditional farm house in some of the rural areas or the farm house in olden days. Visit the Memorial stupa which was built in the memory of our beloved 3rd King in1974. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 02: Thimphu Bicycling sightseeing
After breakfast start bicycling toward Tango road, it takes about an hour (12 km) towards north of Thimphu valley. And then you will have to hike for almost 2 hours to and fro.
Tango Goemba (monastery): Lama Gyalwa Lhanampa founded the monastery in the 12th century. The present building was built in the 15th century by the Divine Mad Man “Drukpa Kuenly”. In 1616 Shabdrung Nawang Namgyel visited Tango Goemba and meditated in a cave nearby. Today Tango is the residence of an important young Trulku (reincarnate lama) who is recognized as the 17th reincarnation of highly respected forth Desi, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye, whose previous reincarnation passed away in 1830. Also at present the monastery serves as the prestigious Buddhist University for the monks of our state religion. You may also see some birds around this vicinity.
Upon ending your hike, ride back to the city for lunch. And then ride for about 45 minutes to the Buddha point to see one of the largest statues of the Buddha in the world. Also the Thimphu city is best viewed from the Buddha point as well. You will enjoy riding downhill on a very nice winding road from the Buddha Point. And later drive and visit mini zoo to see the Takins which is our national animals. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 03: Thimphu - Punakha
After breakfast, drive to Punakha for 2 ½ hours with short stop at Dochula pass. If the weather is clear, you could have a superb view of the Bhutan’s Himalayas. Upon your arrival in Punakha, you will be taken to your hotel for checking in. Have lunch in Punakha town and visit beautiful Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Based on the prophecy of Guru Padmasambava the dzong is situated between two famous rivers, Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River).
Later in the evening you can hike to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten. The hike is wonderful posing its fascinating view of Mochu River and valley. And then return back to your hotel in Punakha.
Day 04: Punakha Phochu River Rafting
After breakfast drive towards Samdingkha village about 45 minutes, and then start rafting downward the Pochu river basin which takes around 2 ½ hours. You will see several birds en-route, and if you are lucky you can also see the White Bellied Heroin, the one of the endangered species of birds. After lunch, if interested you can visit the farm house to see the way people live their subsistence farming. Overnight stay at the hotel in Punakha.
Day 05: Punakha – Paro sightseeing
After your breakfast hike for an hour to Chime Lhakhang, this temple was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, who is known as Divine Mad Man. He subdued the demons with his “Magical Thunder bolt". The Temple is also known as "the Temple of Fertility". It’s believed that the childless women can be conceived after they are blessed from the temple. And then drive to Paro for 4 hours and have lunch in the town.
Later visit Kyichu monastery dating back to the 7th Century. This is one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan built by Tibetan king Songtshen Gempo to pin down the ogress. Afterwards drive and visit the historical Drugyel Dzong which is a ruin fortress now, built by Shabdrung in 1649 to commemorate the winning victory over the Tibetans in 1644. Thus Drugyel Dzong means the Bhutanese victorious fortress. Night halt stay at the Farm house in Paro, and you will be provided a nice compliment traditional hot stone bath at the farm house.
Day 06: Paro Tiger’s Nest hike
After your breakfast drive till the road end and begin your hike up hill. Walking time will be around 5 hours for a round trip. Taktsang monastery is perched on the face of a cliff 800 meters, above the Paro valley. It is a memorable spiritual journey. It was here that the great Tantric master, Guru Padmasambhava flew in from Tibet on the back of a flying tigress to propagate his teachings in Bhutan. You will visit inside the monastery and return for lunch. Lunch at the cafeteria and then hike back all downhill. Overnight halt stay at the hotel or farm house in Paro.
Day 07: Paro – flight departure
Our guide and driver will drop you at the airport and bid you good bye for your departure.
One Person: US $1,830.00
Two Person: US $1630.00 each
Three Person and above: US $1,400.00 each
- Government Royalty
- Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Tea and snacks
- Three - Four Star Hotels
- Transportation with driver
- Entrance fees
- Mineral Water
- Air fares
- Visa Fee