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6 days Bhutan tour with trek [VABTWT06]


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Day 1

Upon crossing over the Himalaya Mountains, our flight to Paro offers spectacular views of the awesome peaks, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. On arrival we will be greeted by the guide at the airport and escorted to the hotel. After lunch, we visit the Ta Dzong, once a fortified lookout tower that is now the National Museum. Then we walk down the trail to visit the Rinpung Dzong meaning "fortress of the heap of jewels". Our next visit includes Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country and the Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort) built in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan's victory over Tibetan invaders during the 1600s. On a clear day, we can see Mt. Jumolhari, Bhutan's second-highest mountain at 7,314m. Overnight at hotel in Paro.

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Day 2

After breakfast, we hike to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery - Bhutan's most famous monastery situated at 3180m. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. The monastery is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900m above Paro Valley. After having explored the monastery, we hike down to the valley floor.  In the evening, we drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.  Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.

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Day 3

At the morning we make our visit to the King's Memorial Chorten (built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), the radio tower (for a great view of Thimphu Valley and the Thimphu Dzong), and the zoo, which contains the national animal of Bhutan: the takin. Then we visit the nunnery temple, the National Library (which houses ancient manuscripts) and the National Institute of Traditional Medicine. After a relaxing lunch, we  visit the Textile Museum, the Handicraft Emporium, the traditional paper factory and the majestic Tashichhodzong. In the evening, we may even enjoy strolling through Thimphu downtown and absorb the life style of the people. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.

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Day 4

Upon our morning scenic drive to Punakha with a stop for tea at Dochu La (3,100 meters), we will have spectacular views of the Himalayas. From 108 chortens the trail gradually climbs into red, white and pink rhododendron forest with some steep sections before branching left to Lungchutse Monastery. From the pass, we drive downhill through the forests of rhododendron, fir and hemlock. And, we further traverse through rice field and while driving along the bank of the Punakha River, we arrive at Punakha. On the way, we stop at Metshina Village and take a 20-minute walk through the rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, which is a fertility temple dedicated to the Divine Madman or Lama Drukpa Kuenley. Upon our choice we can receive the blessing from the Lama`s wooden phallus!  Overnight at hotel in Punakha. 

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Day 5

At the day break, we drive to north of Punakha around 12 km. From the road point we will hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, which is located on a beautiful hillock called Ngezergang. It contains elaborate paintings dedicated to old sect of Buddhism. We further hike back to Punakha. On the way back, we visit the Punakha Dzonz. In the afternoon, we drive back to Paro for overnight.

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Day 6

Departure transfer to the airport to board onward flight.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Country
Bhutan
Type of trip
Tour with short treks
Trip Length
6 days
Maximum Elevation
Grade
Easy or Easy
Season
Sep – Nov
Highlights
Price
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