A Journey Across Bhutan
By doing this tour will enable you to explore and experience Bhutan completely. Besides the experiencing about Bhutan and you will feel that the ‘past is still there in present’ as we the move towards eastern Bhutan. We will be visiting and exploring the major dzongs, monasteries, short hiking, visiting the farm houses, which will make you to feel the Bhutan, extraordinary travel destination in the world.
Day 01. Paro Halt.
Receive at Paro Airport by the representative of Authentic Bhutan Tours. We will visit National Museum, Paro Dzong. Lunch will be served at Paro. We will visit Kyichu Lhakhang and Drukgyel Dzong. Evening stroll around the Paro town. Welcome dinner & drinks and over night stay at Paro.
Day 02. Paro - Thimphu
We will make a hike to Taktshang (Tiger's Nest).We have to walk about 2hours 30minutes upsteep. On our way back, it will just take about 1hour 30 minutes, down stream. Lunch at Paro. Drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.The drive will take about 1hour.On reaching Thimphu, we will do a short hike, Wangditse Hike. The hike starts from BBS tower till Dechenphodrang, through pine forest. From this hike, we can see the Thimphu town (Capital City) beautifully. The hike will take about 1hour 30minutes.Evening stroll around the Thimphu town visiting Handicraft shops. Dinner and over night stay at Thimphu.
Day 03. Thimphu Halt
Sightseeing in Thimphu - visit to Memorial Chhorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, Mothithang minizoo to see the National Animal of Bhutan (Takin), Zulikha Nunnery, Folk Heritage Museum and National Library. Lunch in Thimphu town. Paper Factory, Weaving Center and then Handicraft Emporium. Evening at Leisure. Dinner and over night stay at Thimphu, Hotel
Day 04. Thimphu - Punakha
Drive to Punakha over dochula pass (3150m). On clear days, we can see a beautiful range of Eastern Himalayan Mountains. There are 108 small stupas or Chortens on the pass. Then continue the journey to Punakha. At Lobesa, we will make a hike to Chhimi Lhakhang, which is located at a hilltop. The temple is also known as 'temple of fertility'. The hike will take about 30minutes from the road. Lunch at Lobesa, Village Restaurant. Continue the journey to Punakha. On reaching Punakha, we will visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong. After this we will drive to the Kabesa village till the view point of Khamsumyule Namgyel Chhorten. Dinner and over night stay at Punakha, Hotel.
Day 05. Punakha – Bumthang.
Drive to Bumthang. The drive will take about 7hours.At Wangdi, we will visit Wangdi Dzong and on reaching Trongsa, we will visit the impressive Trongsa Dzong. Lunch we will have at Trongsa. Continue the journey to Bumthang. Evening at leisure. Dinner and over night stay at Bumthang.
Day 06. Bumthang Halt
Sightseeing in Bumthang - Visit to Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang, then walk over the Chamkhar chhu till Tamshing Monastery. Lunch will be served at Bumthang. Visit to Jakar dzong, Cheese and honey factory. Evening we can visit the farm house for dinner and local drinks like suja (butter tea) and Ara. Also for relaxing hot stone bath, which we belief has some medicinal values. Overnight stay can be arranged in the Farm House, if the clients are interested.
Day 07. Bumthang – Mongar.
Drive to Mongar over Thrumsungla pass.The drive will take about 5hours.Lunch we will take hot pack lunch. Continue the journey to Mongar. On reaching Mongar, we will visit Mongar dzong and then walk around the Mongar town. Dinner and over night stay at Mongar.
Day 08. Mongar – Lhuentshi (Day Excursion)
Today we will make a day excursion to Lhuentshi. We will pass by the villages. Lunch we will take hot pack lunch. At Lhuentshi, we will make a short hike to Khoma village which is famous for Kushuthara textile or finely desgined pattern textiles and also other kinds of textiles and also visit Lhuentshi dzong. Then we will drive back to Mongar. Dinner and over night stay at Mongar.
Day 09. Mongar- Trashigang via Trashi Yangtshi.
Drive to Trashigang via Trsahi Yangtshi. On reaching Trashi Yangtshi, we will visit Trashi Yangtshi old dzong and town.Lunch at Trashi Yangtshi or we will take hot pack lunch. We will drive to Trahsigang. Evening stroll around the Trashigang small town. Dinner and over night stay at Trashigang.
Day 10. Trashignag – Radhi/ Phongmey (Day excursion)
Drive to Radhi & Phongmey village. Especially in the winter we will see the young girls and women in Radhi village, weaving the raw silk textile. In these villages, if we are lucky, we may see the fascinating people from Merak and Sakteng. We can easily recognized the people from Merak Sakteng by their different costumes. They have come here to do some shopping. Lunch we will take Pack Lunch. At Rangjung, we will visit the Rangjung Monastery. Then drive back to Trashigang and visit the Trashigang dzong. Dinner and over night stay at Trashigang.
Day 11. Trashigang – Samdrup Jongkhar.
Drive to S/Jongkhar. At Khaling, we will visit the Khaling Weaving Center. In this center, the young girls are taughtet to keep our Textile Arts of Bhutan alive. They use here the natural dyes in their textiles. Then continue our journey. Lunch we will take hot pack lunch.Continue our journey to S/Jongkhar. Evening walk around the town.Dinner and over night stay at S/Jongkhar.
Day 12. Samdrup Jongkhar – Guwahati Airport.
The Indian Car and driver will meet us at the hotel or near the gate. Our Bhutanese guide and driver will bid you farewell after meeting the Indian car and driver. We wish you a very safe journey and hope to see you again in future.