The Mystery of Dragon Kingdom

Trip Length : 12 Days
Location: Nepal / Bhutan
Grade: Easy
Accommodation:  Budget hotels &  Mountain Lodges
Point of Entry : Nepal / Bhutan
Point of Exit : Bhutan
Best Season: Feb – May and Sept – Dec
Group size:  2 and above

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Tour Description

Bhutan Tour – The Mystery of Dragon Kingdom

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Bhutan
Fly to Paro. You will be met at the airport and transported to your hotel. At the hotel there will be an orientation talk and film about Bhutan.  The rest of the day you will have free time to explore Paro on your own.

Day 02: Paro Sightseeing tour
Full-day guided sightseeing of Paro including Ta Dzong, Rimpung Dzong, Drikgyal Dzong and other historical monuments.

Day 03: Taktsang Monastery
Morning excursion to Taktsang Monastery, which is an important pilgrimage site in Bhutan. Taktsang means ‘Tiger’s Nest.’ It clings to a sheer cliff 900 metres above the valley floor. You will have lunch at Taktsang Jakhang.

Day 04: Drive to Thimpu
In the morning we will drive to Thimpu where we will visit Simtokha Dzong, a strategic fort built in 1627, the National Library and the seat of the Bhutanese King, Tashichhi Dzong(A dzong is a distinctive type of fortress architecture found in the former and present Buddhist kingdoms of the Himalayas, most notably Bhutan.).

Day 05: Thimpu / Punakha valley
A two-and-a-half hour drive will take you to Punakha, an ancient capital. After visiting Punakha we will drive to Wangdi.

Day 06: Punakha valley to Thongsa
In the morning we will visit Wangdiphodrang Dzong then drive over the beautiful Pele- La. We will continue on to Tongsa, which means ‘the new village.’

Day 07: Thongsa / Jakar via Chimu Valley
After visiting the most impressive Tongsa Dzong of Bhutan with its major temples we will drive to Jakar via the Chimu Valley to get a close look at Bhutanese daily life.

Day 08: Jakar / Bumthang valley
A full-day excursion in the Bumthang Chhukhor Valley with its dzongs, temples and monuments.

Day 09: Bumthang / Trongsa
We will visit Chume Tragar Naktsang and Domkhar Tashchholing Palace before driving to Tongsa.
In the afternoon you will enjoy sightseeing in Tongsa and Ta Dzong.

Day 10: Trngsa / Thimpu
In the morning we will drive to Thimpu to enjoy the unique landscape of Bhutan.

Day 11: Thimpu sightseeing tour
A full-day to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of Thimpu. Visit the memorial Chorten, local market and handicraft Center. In the late afternoon we will drive to Paro.

Day 12: Departure
Transported to the airport for your departure.
Accommodations:  Hotels and Guesthouses

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