Bhutan West to East Tour

14 Days
Seasons :
All Season
No. of Pax :
Min 3
walking and Trekking
Mode of Travel:
walking, private car
Day 01: Arrive at Paro: 
When Arrive in  paro International  airport of Bhutan the flight into Himalayas. The flight into the Himalayas reveals scenic and breathtaking views of Himalayas , The top Mountains  of the  world . If the weather supports   you at the flight time will be able to look Mt Everest (8848m) and other Himalayas Mountain. Our Guide will receive to you at the airport With Tashi khaddar and drive to the little short destination to the hotel. After taking  tea, coffee and soft drinks drive to TA DZONG (build in 1656 and renovated in1968) an ancient watchtower, which now houses the national Museum of Bhutan. This unusual round building is said to be in the shape of a conch shell. The centerpiece of this MUSEUM is a complex four –sided carving depicting the history of Buddhism and its propagation. One is Sakyamuni and the great teacher Atisha, representing   the Sakya school. On   the next is Geylup , a disciple of Dalai lama. Another is Nyingma lineage, the head  is Guru Padmasamva, and the final is Drukpa kagyu  with the figure of Vajra Dhara, Below the Museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong  was build in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the center of civil and religious authority in this Valley. Here you can see finest example of Bhutanese architecture.  In route visit Kichu Lhakhang ,  It was built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo. This monastery is one of the 108 monasteries built across the Himalaya region by the Tibetan king to subdue the Demons that lay across the Himalayan region. The rest of the monasteries lie in other neighboring countries .In the evening drive to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong ,built in 1647 by the Great Shabdrung Nawang Namgel, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan,the Dzong was destroyed  by accidental fore and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories  it was built  to commemorate. Explore the ramparts and on a clear day experience an unforgettable view of Mt.Jhomolhari(7314m),Dinner  and over night in Hotel at Paro.
Day 02:Excursion day Taktsang Monastery:
Early morning taking breakfast, excursion to Taktsang Monastery .Avery special day, with an excursion to view the  Taktsang (Tiger nest )  holy Monastery.  Short drive takes us to Satsam chorten , from here  a 1and half  hour  walk till the viewpoint of the monastery. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. We stop for a rest and light refreshment at the Taktsang Jakhang and then walk a short distance until we see clear and seeming with in reach, Taktsang monastery .The primary Lhakhang was built around Goru Rimpoche’s  meditation cave in the 1684 by the Penlop of Paro Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer  rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below, Legend has it that Guru Padmasabhava the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, flew  here on the back of a flying tiger ,Dorji Drolo  said to be his favorite consort.

After lunch drive to Thimpu and visit the National Memorial Chorten (1974)built by honors  of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, The father of Modern Bhutan built in a typical Tibetan style, there are numerous religious paintings and the complex tantric  statues reflecting both the peaceful and wrathful aspects of Buddhist deities. This chorten is also a center of worship for the people living in Thhimpu . Then visit to Dupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan. Visit changkha Monastery (This monastery was built in 15th century by the lama Phajo Drugom Zhipo), Where the new born child of Thhimpu valley are taken to receive 1st blessing from a High Lama .Drive to Mini Zoo  Where Takin    national animal looks like that of a goat and body of a cow/yak and before sun set drive to Sangay Gang view point( 2685)m to have view of whole Thhimpu valley and walk through hundreds of colourful prayer flags that dot the hill over looking the Thhimpu valley. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 03:Thhimpu (sightseeing):
After breakfast , visit the National library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts and the painting school where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thankas . We can visit in different class rooms, where different students follows a comprehensive course that starts with drawing and progress through painting, wood and slate curving and statue making ,visit Traditional Medicine institute where medicines are prepared according to ancient practices,visit Handicraft emporium for shopping Bhutanese various Arts and Textiles.

After lunch visit we like hike to Tango monastery .The trail Tango is a climb of 280m and it takes an hour to reach the monastery. Lama Gyalwa Lhanampa founded the monastery in 21th century. The present building was built in 15th century by the  ,Divine madman. This is one of the best places for meditation.

In the evening , visit to the Tashichho Dzong , in 1216 the Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa  built Dohan (Blue stone)Dzong on the hill above Thhimpu where Dechen phodrand  now stands. A few years later Lama Phajao Drugom Shigpo,Who brought the Drukpa Kagyu line age to Bhutan, took o and over Dohon Dzong. In 1641 the Zhabdrung acquired the Dzong  from the descendants  of Lama Phajo and renamed it as Trashi Chhoe Dzong .H e then arranged to houses both monks and civil officials in the same Dzong . Present it is a seat of the national government and the central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo.Dinner and overnight in Hotel .
Day 04:Thhimpu to Punakha(sightseeing):
After early morning taking breakfast  drive to Punakha via Dachula passs, where you can see 108  Bhutanese Stupas. If the weather is clear you can see all Himalayas Ranges wit all snow covered .Further drive to Punakha and visit Punakha Dzong. The Dzong is situated between the two rivers and it is one of the biggest rivers in Bhutan. We have walk through the suspension bridge to reach the Dzong. The Dzong was built in 1637 by Shabdrung Nwawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (Male river) and Ma chu (Female river). For many years until the time of the second king , it served as the seat of the government . The construction of the Dzong was foretold  by Guru Rimpochhe , who predicted …. As a person named Namgyal will arrive at a hill that looks like  an elephant . There was a smaller building here called Dzong Chu that housed a statue of Buddha. It is said  that Shabdrung ordered the architect, Zowe  Palep, to sleep in front of the statue, while Palep was sleeping, the Shabdrung took him his dreams to Zangtopelri and showed him the palace of Guru Rimpochhe , from his vision , the architect conceived the design for the new Dzong ,which is with the  keeping  tradition., was never committed to paper. The Dzong was named  Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). The war materials captured during the battle with Tibetans are preserved here. Punakha is still  the winter residence of JE-KHENPO and  king Jigme Dorje Wangchock convened the new national Assembly here in 1952.In the evening short hike to Chimi Lakhang , which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley  In the 15 century  .(This monk is popularly known as the Devine madman  for his Philosophy,” Salvation through sex”). He subdued the demons with his “ Magical Thunder bolt”. The temple is also known as The temple of Fertility”. Sterile women from far and wide come to this Temple to get blessed and an article about this temple also appeared in Newspaper ,The Washington Post some years back. Dinner and overnight in Punakha.
Day 05:Punakha to Wangduephodrang to Trongsa (sightseeing) :
After early morning taking breakfast , drive to Trongsa.  Enroute in the valley of Wangdiphodrang  includes ,visit to Wangdiphodrang Dzong built in 1638. Legend relates  that as the people were searching for the site the Dzong, four ravens were seen flying  away  in four directions . This was considered auspicious sign, representing the spread of Religion to the four   points of the compass. The Dzong is situated at the confluence of Mo chu and Tang Chu river. Drive further and cross over Pelela  Pass at 3250m.Visit the Chendebji  Monastery . This monastery is patterned after Swayambhunath in Kathmandu  and was built in the 19th century by Lama Shida from Tibet  to cover the remains  of an evil spirit that  was killed at this spot. Dinner and overnight in Trongsa.
Day 06:Trongsa (sightseeing):

After early morning  taking breakfast ,visit Trongsa Dzong the most impressive Dzong in Bhutan, built by its present form in 1644 by Chogyal Minjur Tempa, the official who was sent by Shabdrung to unify eastern Bhutan and enlarged at the end of the 17th  century by Desi Tenzin Rabgay. Trongsa Dzong is the ancestral  home of the present Royal Family and first two hereditary kinds ruled Bhutan from this Dzong. Visit Ta Dzong and have the view of whole Trongsa valley including Dzong . If you are interested make a shot hike to the village and have good photograph. In the evening leisure time to go around the Trongsa small town .Dinner and over night  hotel.
Day 07:Trongsa to Bumthang (sightseeing):

After early breakfast  drive to Bumthang  via Yongtala pass and Kilakha pass. Bhumthang  sightseeing including, Bhutanese Textiles, visit Chamkhar valley , Jakar Dzong , which literallymeans “ The castle of white Bird.”The current structure  was built in 1967 and then visit Lamey Goamba , a large palace and monastery built in 18th century by Dasho Phuntsho Wangdi. Visit Jambay Lhakhang built by King Srongsen Gampo  of Tibet in the years 659 on the same day as Kichu Lhakhang in Paro. The temple was  visited by Guru Rimpochhe  during his visit to Bumthang and was renovated by Sindhu Raja after Guru Rimpochhe  restored his life force. Under the temple is said to be a lake in which Guru Rimpochhe  hid several Terma. In October one of the most spectacular festival”,Jambay Lhakhang Drup” is staged here . In the evening visit Bumthang different handicrafts and Bumthang small town. Dinner and overnight in Hotel .
Day 08:Bumthang  (Sightseeing):
After early breakfast , visit Chakhar (Iron Castle)Lhakhang , it is the site of the palace of the Indian King, the Sindu Raja  who invited Guru Rimpochee  to Bumthang . The original palace was made of Iron  and hence the name Chakhar. The saint Dorji Lingpa built the Current building in 14th century. Its correct name is Dechan Phodrang , we than Kurjey Lhakhang  that is named after body print of Guru Rimpochee , built in 1652 by Minjur Tempa. Visit Tamshing Lhakhang (Temple of the good message), established in 1501 by Pema Lingpa and is the most important Nyingmapa Temple in the kingdom. In the evening , visit Membarstho which literally means,”the burning lake.” Dinner and overnight in Hotel
Day 09:Bumthang to Mongar to Trashigang(sightseeing):
Early morning taking breakfast Drive to Mongar . You can pass through the different vegetations and enroot explore Ura vally, one of the most beautiful Vally ob Bhutan. There you can see the typical Bhutanese farm houses, visit Mongar Dzong. This Dzong was rebuilt in 1953 and is quite small. There are around 50 to 60 monks in to Dzong , many of them young boys eight to ten years old. The image of in the Dzong are Buddha of long live as well as Guru Rempochee   (one who brought Buddhism in Bhutan) and drive further to Trashigang. O n the way to Trashigang , we have to cross over KORILA pass . Visit the Trashigang Dzong . Dinner and overnight Hotel.
Day 10:Trashigang to Mongar t0 Trongsa:
After early breakfast , drive to Gom Kora. I t is the small temple in the east and its correct name is Gomphu Kora. Gomphu  means the sacred meditation site of Guru Padmasamvaba  and Kora means circumambulation . The  Guru meditated here and left a body impression on the rock, similar to that in Kurjey Lhakhang in Bumthang. Then drive back to Mongar. We rest  1 hour  than drive to Trongsa and in  the evening make the short hike to village . Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Day 12: Trongsa to Gangtey to Phubjikha Valley (Sightseeing) to Wangdiphodrand:

After early morning  taking breakfast Drive to Gantey valley . It is one of the most beautiful glacial valleys of the Himalayas .Visit Gantey Gomba from outside.Gyaltse Pema Thinley, the grand son and mind reincarnation of Pema Lingpa founded the timple in 1613 and Tinzin Lepai Dhendup, the second re-incarnation,built the temple .The present Abbot ,Kunzang Pema Namgyal is the ninth re-incarnation It is Nyingmapa monastery and is affiliated to other Nyingmapa monasteries including Tamshing is Bumthang. Explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter .These cranes are very rare and endangered and highly protected by the government. These cranes fly to Phobjikha valley which is their winter Habitat. The Cranes circle three times in a clock-wise direction around the Gangtey Gompa as a reverence to the monastery before landing in the Valley They repeat  the same practice before flying back to Tibet inearly Spring. You can watch the cranes. Enroute  we will stop in different places for the Photography and have the view of different valleys. Dinner  at hotel and overnight at hotel.
Day13:Wangduephodrang  to Thimphu to  Paro:
Early morning  taking the breakfast drive to Thimphu and visit Simthokha Dzong . I t is the oldest in Bhutanese   Traditional paper making Factory .After lunch we drive to Paro. Dinner at hotel and overnight Paro.
Day 14: Departure:
Early morning taking breakfast at the Hotel, drive to Airport, you escort will assist you with exit formalities and bid you farewell.
  • Cost Details
Price Includes:
  • Accommodation under twin sharing with breakfast.
  • Lunch and Dinner in local restaurants and hotels.
  • Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide licensed by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
  • Private transport within Bhutan (Toyota coach / Tucson / Santafe / Land cruiser / Prado) as per itinerary.
  • Museum & Monuments entrance fee.
  • Bottled water during the tour.
  • Government Royalty
  • Raven Tours and Treks Personal Care and Attention. 
Service not included in the above mentioned costs
  • Tourism Development Fund of US$10 per person
  • Visa Fee of US$40 per person
  • Air ticket(flight fare)
  • Bank fee of US$30 only
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Gratuities, bar bills, telephone bills, personal expenses, and laundry. 

- The cost of air tickets is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines.
- Extra supplement will be charged if the rooms are to be upgraded.

The complete tour payment must be made no later than one month prior to your trip in US$ as per the wire payment instructions. This is to ensure that we secure visas, hotel reservations, transportation and guides.

The complete flight payment must be made before the expiry date of the flight reservation done on behalf of you. You have the flexibility to send either both the payment together or the trip payment later.

Our Tour Cancellation Policy:

Please note that the cancellation of your tour is subject to the following cancellation charges.Within 30 days of the start of the tour programme – Free

a) Within 25 days
- 10% of the rate

b) Within 20 days
- 15% of the rate

c) Within 15 days
- 30% of the rate

d) Less than 10 days or cancellation without notice
- 50% of the rate

e) After arrival in Bhutan
- 100%

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