Culture tour, sightseeing and day hikes
Mode of Travel:
walking, private car
Day 01: Arrive Paro. Half sightseeing, over night here.
Day 02: Taktsang excursion.
Day 03: Paro to jili Dzong,Druk path starts. Sleep in tent on night
Day 04: Jili Dzong to jimilangtsho. Sleep in tent
Day 05: Jigmelangtsho to Tshaluna. End of Druk path. Over night at hotel
Day 06: Sightseeing at Thimpu , full day
Day 07: Drive to punakha, wandi. Stay at punakha.
Day 08: Drive to Thimpu and again to Paro.
Day 09: Departure.
Program high lights
Day 01: Arrive to paro:
Half sight seen, over night here). Altitude: 2320m to7656 ft above from the sea level.
If the weather is good for your flight time, you will see Mt. Everest (8848m) and beautiful others mountains. After receiving our representative person forward to hotel. After having rest we visit the following places for visit.
Rimpung Dzong: This Dzong is use for (Tsechu) festival in paro. This Dzong was built in 1644. This Dzong is use for administrative and monastic bodies. This is very suitable for place for the occasion and festivals.
Kichu lhakhang: It is the oldest temple of Bhutan. It is also one of the two most scared temples. The Tibetan king Songtsen Ghampo built this temple in 7thcentuary. It is believed that the temples made by king in different regions control evil spirits, diseases and droughts in Tibet, Bhutan and in others in Himalayan regions.
Day 02: Takstang excursion:
Morning hiking to the Tiger nest which is called Takstang by the Bhutanese people. This is most popular recognizable temple of Bhutan. It is located on the altitude of 800m. From this monastery .we see clearly paro valley. Takstang was mysteriously and tragically caught by fire. It was renovated in 1988. The Guru rimpoche/padmasambhava(2nd Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress where the monastery stand by now. If you use horses forward you will charge extra cost 25$ per person
Visit the farm house: By the way you take hot stone bath and eat in the farm house. It takes 25$ per person.
Day 03: Paro to jili Dzong:
Duration: 3 hrs
Distance: 30 miles / 48 km
Altitude loss: 6271ft/1912m
The first day is long for trek you should climb more than 1000m height. Begin from the Ta Dzong (National museum). At the moment of trekking you will forward through the blue pine and fir woods to Damche Gom. Before passing you should follow 30 min of gravel road. The camp is below the jili Dzong. Stay on Tent.
Day 04: Jili Dzong to Tshokam :
Distance: 5 miles 8 hrs 4 to 5hrs hike,
Altitude at 3962m to 13047ft
You start with a climb half an hour and then led to upside. The path takes you through the coniferous forests small shrubs and rhododendron woods. You can enjoy with yaks forests and others small herbs and shrubs.Stay in tent over nigh.
Day 05: Druk path Ends: Altitude 2320m/7656ft Above from the sea level.
Semkotha to Tshaluna: Trip to the lake Tshaluna and walk up to road where our vehicle is waiting to pick up you. Drive to Thimpu.(10 km, 6 miles,5 hours walk).
Day 06: Fully sightseeing in Thimpu city:
Bhutan craft bazaar, kuenselcholing view point, memorial chorten, Tashichho Dzong. After visiting these places rest for the full day. Be in Thimpu at night.
Day 07: Drive to Punakha, Wandi:
Altitude (2800/9240ft) above from the sea level. Early morning we take breakfast. We drive to our destination. We across Dochula(3140m, 10362ft)Very panoramic seen of the Himalayan mountain can be seen winter time if the weather supports you that means the weather should be very clear. The beauty of this place is support by the Druk wangyal chortens a 108 stupas. It was made by the eldest queen ( Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk).
Punakha Dzong: It is built by Zhabdrung in 1637 which is situated between the couple rivers Mo(female) chu(river) and pho(male)chu.
Over night at Punakha.
Day 08: Punakha –Wandi to paro :
Chimi Lakhang: It is also called the temple of fertility. It was built by the lama Drupka kuenley. we Cross the fields in 30 minutes. The wooden phalluses are found for selling. They are hanging on the corner of houses and also are painted in the walls of the houses. It is believed that this helps in driving away evil spirits. After taking launch drive to paro.
Day 09: Departure to your Destination: