15 Days Tour

DAY 01. Arrive Bhutan

Arrive Bhutan at Paro Airport. You will be received by our representative with traditional

Welcome greeting. Drive to restaurant for cup of tea, or lunch depending on time of arrival.

Sightseeing around the Paro valley includes visit to Ta Dzong, which houses the National

Museum of Bhutan, the ruins of Drugyel Dzong and the 7th century Kichu Lhakhang, one of

the oldest monasteries in Bhutan, and 17th century Paro Rinpung Dzong. Time permitting, you

can undertake this sightseeing today or tomorrow in the morning. Check in to the hotel.

 

DAY 02. Paro – Thimphu

Conduct left over sightseeing from yesterday. Have lunch in Paro, and drive to the capital city

of Thimphu. It is small city with about 90,000 inhabitants (but rural-urban migration has

rapidly increase its size by about 7% in recent years). This city; rather a town is known for

being only capital of country without modern traffic light.

Sightseeing places in Thimphu includes; Memorial Chorten built in 1970s in memory of late

King, Trashichodzong (houses King’s office), private zangdopelri monastery near permanent

weekend market, archery match, National Library, School of 13 arts, previously known as

Painting school, National animal; Takin zoo, black smith and traditional paper factory.

Evening in capital can be taken it for leisure. You can stroll around the town and peek into

groceries and food stores. No super market!! Your escort can accompany you while you walk

around the city. Overnight in Hotel.

 

DAY 03. Thimphu Sightseeing

Undertake remaining sightseeing in and around Thimphu.

 

DAY 04. Thimpu – Punakha

After breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass (10,500 ft.). There are plenty of Prayer

flags and small chortens. Fluttering flags are believed to carry prayers of peace with wind

blowing down to valley inhabitants and accumulate merits for those host it. On clear day, we

can see spectacular views of the Eastern Himalayan Mountains ranges. Many above 23,000

ft.. Drive further down, and undertake, short hike to Chhi-Med Lhakhang/fertility temple in

the Picturesque Lobesa valley. This temple was founded by lama Drukpa Kunley back in late

  1. He is known as “Divine Madman” or Sex Lama. He is known to preach Buddhism and

subdue evils spirits through use of erotic techniques or through use of obscene remarks.

Get blessed with wooden penis to induce fertility, or protect fertility in you. Time permiting

visit Punakha Dzong after this hike. Drive to check in at Hotel & relax rest of the day. You

can enjoy wonderful views from your room overlooking villages on far off valley. Over night

in a Hotel

 

DAY 05. Punakha – Jakar (Bumthang)

Early morning drive to Bumthang , visit the Trongsa Dzong and see also the Ta Dzong. Drive

through Trongsa town to the beautiful valley of Bumthang. Enroute visit the Chume Valley,

where local women weave the famous “Bumthang Yathra”, pure woolen textile woven in the

traditional method with beautiful colored patterns.

 

DAY 06. Bumthang

Full day sightseeing in Bumthang valley. Visit the Wangdichholing Palace, Swiss Farm

House along with some monasteries.

 

DAY 07. Bumthang – Mongar

After breakfast, drive to Ura village and visit Ura Lhakhang. Drive to Mongar through

Thrumshingla Pass (the highest pass in Bhutan). Overnight in Mongar.

 

DAY 08. Mongar – Trashigang

Proceed to Trashigang. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Trashigang.

 

DAY 09: Trashigang Day Trip to Khaling (55 km one way)

Day trip with picnic lunch to Khaling Weaving Center to see the entire process of spinning,

dyeing and weaving. This center is managed by the National

Women’s Association of Bhutan. Drive back to Trashigang.

 

DAY 10 Trashinang – Mongar

This is the beginning of the return journey. After sightseeing Trashigang valley, drive to

Mongar.

 

DAY 11 Mongar – Bumthang

Drive to Bumthang.

 

DAY 12 Bumthang – Punakha

Drive to Punakha via Trongsa. Picnic lunch will be served enroute.

 

DAY 13 Punakha – Paro

In the morning, visit the premises of Punakha Dzong and then drive to Paro. Evening at

leisure.

 

DAY 14 Paro Excursion to Taktshang

Drive to Satsam Chorten and then hike to viewpoint of Taktshang, the Tiger’s Nest. This

monastery clings to a vertical granite cliff 3,000 ft above the valley floor. The monastery

unfortunately got burnt in 1998 and has recently been reconstructed.

 

DAY 15 Paro – Departure

Early morning drive to the Paro Airport for your departure.