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Bumthang Historical Tour
Paro- Bhutan
10 Days
50 Persons
English
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Brief

Bumthang is a untouched cultural highlights and pure beauty of Bhutan. Bumthang, often referred as the Switzerland of Bhutan. The main highlight of Bhutan Bumthang tour is the amazing Bumthang heritage, traditional stone houses, the old market, Chortens and monasteries. Bumthang is home to some of the most ancient and sacred Buddhist sites. It is a place rich in history and has highest number of monasteries in the country which were built in homage to Guru Rimpoche, Bhutan Bumthang tour starts from Paro Valley with a famous Tiger's Nest Monastery, Thimphu, the capital city,Punakha, Wangdi, phobjikha(westen Bhutan) and then drive on to the central Bhutan across picturesque high passes deeply forested valleys, interesting villages and small townships. During Bumthang tour, you have great opportunity to look them closely at the crafts and textiles in the making, visiting world-class weavers and Thangka painters (painting about Buddha and Buddhism). Staying in local guesthouses, making day hikes to remote villages and hidden valleys will give oneself a clear view about the lifestyle and tradition of local Bhutanese people.

Tour Detail

Itinerary for 9 nights/10 days

Day 01 – Paro arrival

You will be received by our professional guide at the Paro International airport, overnight hotel in Paro .

Day 02 – Paro Taktsang

Your 2nd day in the country starts with excursion hike to famous Taktsang monastery located on a cliff 3000ft above Paro valley. After breakfast drive to the starting point of the hike from the hotel.

Taktsang (tigers nest) was first blessed by Guru Rimpoche when he visited the place riding on a flying tigress in 8th century. Guru Rimpoche is believed to be meditated in this cave for three months. Later Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye, 4th Druk Desi built a monastery on the same location.

The hike is around three hours walk to the monastery, plus two and half hours visiting around with lunch hour and one hour way back to the road head.

Day 03 – Paro to Thimphu

Visit Drukgyel Dzong (ruined) in the north of Paro valley, National Museum above Paro Dzong and Druk Choeding Lhakhang (in the heart of Paro town) built by Lam Ngawang Chogyel in 1525.

After lunch drive to Thimphu (the capital city). It is 54 km and around one hour drive.

Day 04 – Thimphu sightseeing

A day to take rest and do sightseeing in capital city. Visit memorial Chorten built in 1974 in memory of the late third King of Bhutan Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Visit National Library, Traditonal medicine center and Institute for Arts and Crafts where students learn 13 forms of traditional arts and crafts.

After Lunch visit National Heritage museum, National Handicraft center, Changangkha Monastery built in 12th Century, Simtokha Dzong the first fort built by Zhabdrung Ngwang Namgyel in 1629 and Tashicho Dzong the fort which houses the King’s golden Throne and the residence of Je Khenpo and the monks of central monastic body.

Overnight in hotel.

Day 05 – Thimphu to Punakha sightseeing and drive to Gangtey

Punakha, once the capital of Bhutan is 71 km away from Thimphu. Start early to have a beautiful morning view stop at Dochula Pass, 3000m above sea level, the highest road point between Thimphu and Punakha. Enjoy the view of peaks around you and the valley below while taking breakfast (arranged) in the cafeteria. You can also see Gasa Dzong in the far distance from the cafeteria.

With thick vegetation and beautiful paddy fields, Punakha is one of the most beautiful valley in Bhutan. Visit Punakha Dzong built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1638 at the confluence of Phochu (Male) and Mochu (female) rivers.

Take lunch in Punakha and drive to Gangtey (the winter residence of the black neck crane bird). It is around three to four hour drive. Stroll around in the evening to enjoy the scene of the peaceful Phobjikha valley in the evening. Overnight in hotel or farm house.

Day 06- Gangtey to Bumthang

The drive to Bumthang is around 5 hours from Gangtey with small breaks on the way. On the way visit Chendebji Chorten the replica chorten of Bodhinath Chorten in Nepal. Your lunch is arranged in the cafeteria near by the chorten.

Visit Trongsa Ta Dzong museum on the way. Once you reach chumey valley just below Yongtong La pass you will see weaving center shops by the sides of the road. Stop there to have a look at the hand woven Yathra clothes and beautiful women weaving.

Overnight hotel in Chamkhar valley.

Day 07 – Bumthang sightseeing

Bumthang one of the most holy place in Bhutan blessed by 2nd Buddha Guru Rimpoche and many other saints has many places to visit. Start your day with a visit to Jambey Lhakhang built in 7th Century by king Songtsen Goempo of Tibet. Kurjee Lhakhang temple built in 8th century is only few km away. Visit Jakar Dzong built in 1667, Tamshing Lhakhang built in 15th century and interesting agricultural factory which produces fruit alcohol, fruit juices, wheat beers, honey wine and dairy products.

Overnight in hotel in Chamkhar valley.

Day 08 – Bumthang to Wangdue

The first day of your return journey is from Bumthang to Wangdue. It is around seven hours drive with little breaks on the way including lunch time. Overnight in hotel or resort in Wangdue.

Day 09 – Wangdue to Thimphu

 The distance from Wangdue to Thimphu is around 71 km depending on where you stay overnight. It is around three to four hour drive with little stops on the way. Overnight in hotel in Thimphu.

Day 10 – Thimphu to Paro (Departure)

Take little early breakfast. Drive to Paro International Airport to catch the flight to say good bye to the Kingdom of Bhutan.

It is around one hour drive.

 

 

Price Detail
Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Bumthang Historical Tour
Paro, Bhutan
10 Days
50 Persons
English
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Brief

Bumthang is a untouched cultural highlights and pure beauty of Bhutan. Bumthang, often referred as the Switzerland of Bhutan. The main highlight of Bhutan Bumthang tour is the amazing Bumthang heritage, traditional stone houses, the old market, Chortens and monasteries. Bumthang is home to some of the most ancient and sacred Buddhist sites. It is a place rich in history and has highest number of monasteries in the country which were built in homage to Guru Rimpoche, Bhutan Bumthang tour starts from Paro Valley with a famous Tiger's Nest Monastery, Thimphu, the capital city,Punakha, Wangdi, phobjikha(westen Bhutan) and then drive on to the central Bhutan across picturesque high passes deeply forested valleys, interesting villages and small townships. During Bumthang tour, you have great opportunity to look them closely at the crafts and textiles in the making, visiting world-class weavers and Thangka painters (painting about Buddha and Buddhism). Staying in local guesthouses, making day hikes to remote villages and hidden valleys will give oneself a clear view about the lifestyle and tradition of local Bhutanese people.

Tour Detail

Itinerary for 9 nights/10 days

Day 01 – Paro arrival

You will be received by our professional guide at the Paro International airport, overnight hotel in Paro .

Day 02 – Paro Taktsang

Your 2nd day in the country starts with excursion hike to famous Taktsang monastery located on a cliff 3000ft above Paro valley. After breakfast drive to the starting point of the hike from the hotel.

Taktsang (tigers nest) was first blessed by Guru Rimpoche when he visited the place riding on a flying tigress in 8th century. Guru Rimpoche is believed to be meditated in this cave for three months. Later Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye, 4th Druk Desi built a monastery on the same location.

The hike is around three hours walk to the monastery, plus two and half hours visiting around with lunch hour and one hour way back to the road head.

Day 03 – Paro to Thimphu

Visit Drukgyel Dzong (ruined) in the north of Paro valley, National Museum above Paro Dzong and Druk Choeding Lhakhang (in the heart of Paro town) built by Lam Ngawang Chogyel in 1525.

After lunch drive to Thimphu (the capital city). It is 54 km and around one hour drive.

Day 04 – Thimphu sightseeing

A day to take rest and do sightseeing in capital city. Visit memorial Chorten built in 1974 in memory of the late third King of Bhutan Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Visit National Library, Traditonal medicine center and Institute for Arts and Crafts where students learn 13 forms of traditional arts and crafts.

After Lunch visit National Heritage museum, National Handicraft center, Changangkha Monastery built in 12th Century, Simtokha Dzong the first fort built by Zhabdrung Ngwang Namgyel in 1629 and Tashicho Dzong the fort which houses the King’s golden Throne and the residence of Je Khenpo and the monks of central monastic body.

Overnight in hotel.

Day 05 – Thimphu to Punakha sightseeing and drive to Gangtey

Punakha, once the capital of Bhutan is 71 km away from Thimphu. Start early to have a beautiful morning view stop at Dochula Pass, 3000m above sea level, the highest road point between Thimphu and Punakha. Enjoy the view of peaks around you and the valley below while taking breakfast (arranged) in the cafeteria. You can also see Gasa Dzong in the far distance from the cafeteria.

With thick vegetation and beautiful paddy fields, Punakha is one of the most beautiful valley in Bhutan. Visit Punakha Dzong built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1638 at the confluence of Phochu (Male) and Mochu (female) rivers.

Take lunch in Punakha and drive to Gangtey (the winter residence of the black neck crane bird). It is around three to four hour drive. Stroll around in the evening to enjoy the scene of the peaceful Phobjikha valley in the evening. Overnight in hotel or farm house.

Day 06- Gangtey to Bumthang

The drive to Bumthang is around 5 hours from Gangtey with small breaks on the way. On the way visit Chendebji Chorten the replica chorten of Bodhinath Chorten in Nepal. Your lunch is arranged in the cafeteria near by the chorten.

Visit Trongsa Ta Dzong museum on the way. Once you reach chumey valley just below Yongtong La pass you will see weaving center shops by the sides of the road. Stop there to have a look at the hand woven Yathra clothes and beautiful women weaving.

Overnight hotel in Chamkhar valley.

Day 07 – Bumthang sightseeing

Bumthang one of the most holy place in Bhutan blessed by 2nd Buddha Guru Rimpoche and many other saints has many places to visit. Start your day with a visit to Jambey Lhakhang built in 7th Century by king Songtsen Goempo of Tibet. Kurjee Lhakhang temple built in 8th century is only few km away. Visit Jakar Dzong built in 1667, Tamshing Lhakhang built in 15th century and interesting agricultural factory which produces fruit alcohol, fruit juices, wheat beers, honey wine and dairy products.

Overnight in hotel in Chamkhar valley.

Day 08 – Bumthang to Wangdue

The first day of your return journey is from Bumthang to Wangdue. It is around seven hours drive with little breaks on the way including lunch time. Overnight in hotel or resort in Wangdue.

Day 09 – Wangdue to Thimphu

 The distance from Wangdue to Thimphu is around 71 km depending on where you stay overnight. It is around three to four hour drive with little stops on the way. Overnight in hotel in Thimphu.

Day 10 – Thimphu to Paro (Departure)

Take little early breakfast. Drive to Paro International Airport to catch the flight to say good bye to the Kingdom of Bhutan.

It is around one hour drive.

 

 

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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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