17 Nights/18 Days
This tour package is designed to cover all the historic valleys of Bhutan. You would be moving from one historic valley to another in the heartland of the Drupka people. Some of the temples in these valleys date back to the 7th century when Guru Padmasamba first introduced Buddhism in Bhutan. A stream of Buddhist lamas coming to Bhutan over the centuries established monasteries and temples in various parts of these valleys.
You can observe how Zhabdrung unified the country in the 1600s by constructing castle-like monastic fortress called dzongs strategically overlooking these valleys. In the next 200 years of Bhutan’s history, the dzongs played a crucial role as the strongholds of local chieftains in their power struggle that engulfed Bhutan. Power passed from one local chieftain to another, but it never left these central valleys. Listen to the tales of valor and courage in the Himalayan valleys of the bygone era from our experienced guides!!
Day 1: Arrival Paro international Airport and drive to Thimphu. Check in the hotel or start the sightseeing and then check the hotel.
Day 2: Day Hike to Tango & Cheri Monastery
Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha Valley via Dochula Pass and visit Chimi Lhakhang (the Temple of fertility) visit Punakha Dzong,
Day 4: Punakha Valley sightseeing
Day 5: Punakha – Trongsa via Pelela and Chendijee chorten.
Day 6: Trongsa – Bumthang, Trongsa dzong and Ta-dzong (the National Musuem) and after lunch drive to Bumthang via weaving village of Chumey.
Day 7: Sightseeng in and around Bumthang valley
Day 8: Bumthang – Mongar via Ura valley of Bumthang.
Day 9: Early morning drive to Lhentshe for the day excursion to visit Lhentshe Dzong the weaving village of Khoma
Day 10: Mongar- Trashigang and visit Trashigang dzong
Day 11: Day visit to Rangjung village and monastery or visit to Khaling blind school
Day 12: Trashigang- Mongar, It’s time for you the drive back from east to west.
Day 13: Mongar – Bumthang and enjoy the scenery backwards.
Day 14: Bumthang – Gangtey (Phobjikha Valley) via Trongsa
Day 15: Gangtey – Paro via Wangdiphodrang and its also time to step back at Dochula Pass
Day 16: Paro Valley tour
Day 17: Paro valley sightseeing and Hike to Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s nest)
Day 18: Depature and its time for you to say goodbye to Bhutan