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12D11N Bhutan Druk Path Trek + Festival

Tour Package SGD4930

    Highlights

    Paro
    Taktsang, Drukgyel Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, Gishigang, village
    Punakha
    Machhen Lhakhang

This is a combination of enjoying the festival and a short five-day trek, which leads from Paro to Thimphu or vice versa, crossing the chain of mountains that separate the two valleys. Although the route is sparsely inhabited, there are wonderful lakes teeming with fish and the area is famous for its spectacular rhododendron forests, which bloom in May. In the clear weather of late autumn and winter, there are great views of the Himalayas.

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  • Day 1: Arrive Paro (L/D)
    Upon arrival meet our representative and transfer to Paro. Free & easy to acclimatize. Overnight hotel.
    Day 2: Paro (B/L/D)
    Hike to Taktsang, one of the most sacred sites in the Himalayan world. Drive to the ruins of the Drukgyel Dzong & visit Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight hotel.
    Day 3: Paro - Thimphu (B/L/D)
    Morning drive to Thimphu. Visit city sites like heritage museum, art & craft school, post office, traditional hospitals, traditional paper factory. Overnight hotel.
    Day 4: Thimphu – Punakha/ Wangdi (B/L/D)
    Drive at countryside to Punakha. Enroute visiting 3 storey Machhen Lhakhang. Overnight hotel.
    Day 5: Punakha/ Wangdi (B/L/D)
    Experience the festival in Wangdi. Overnight hotel.
    Day 6: Punakha/ Wangdi – Thimphu (B/L/D)
    Overnight hotel.
    Day 7: Trek Phajoding Alt 3610m (B/L/D)
    Trek to Phajoding viewing blue pines, spurs,fir and Monasteries. Camp above the monasteries. (4hrs)
    Day 8: Trek Simkota (B/L/D)
    Ascend towards Phajuding pass enjoying the view of peaks around Descend to Simkota lake to camp. (4hrs)
    Day 9: Trek Jimilangtsho Alt 3870m (B/L/D)
    Walk through the pass and lake of Janetsho. Come across Yak herder’s camp. Camp near Jimilangtsho. (4hrs)
    Day 10: Trek Jele Dzong Alt 3480m (B/L/D)
    Ascend through the ridges, Mts, valleys taking the View of the snow-capped peaks on the way. (7hrs)
    Day 11: Trek Paro (B/L/D)
    Descend through Gishigang village until you reach Paro (3hrs). Drive back to Paro. Overnight hotel.
    Day 12: Depart Paro - Bangkok (B)
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11D10N Bhutan Historical Central

Tour Package SGD4320

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    Paro
    Ta Dzong, Rimpong Dzong, Taktsang, Drukgyel Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang
    Bumthang
    weavers, workshop, Chendibji Chorten, pool of, Mebarsto
    Punakha
    Machhen Lhakhang

A leisurely tour of Paro, Thimpu, Punakha and Wangdu valleys in the west and the central valleys of Trongsa and Bumthang. It offers the rare opportunity to savour the different customs and cultures of each valley at a leisurely pace.

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  • Day 1: Arrive Paro (L/D)
    Upon arrival meet our representative and transfer to Paro. Visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) and the Rimpong Dzong – specially to see the painting of the great saint. Overnight hotel.
    Day 2: Paro (B/L/D)
    Hike to Taktsang, one of the most sacred sites in the Himalayan world. Drive to the ruins of the Drukgyel Dzong & visit Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight hotel.
    Day 3: Paro - Thimphu (B/L/D)
    Visit city sites like heritage museum, art & craft school, post office, traditional hospitals, traditional paper factory. Overnight hotel.
    Day 4: Thimphu (B/L/D)
    Faith in form of paintings and statues. Overnight hotel.
    Day 5: Thimphu - Punakha (B/L/D)
    Drive at countryside to Punakha. Enroute visiting 3 storey Machhen Lhakhang. Overnight hotel.
    Day 6: Punakha - Bumthang (B/L/D)
    On the way stop at weavers workshop in Chume also visit the Chendibji Chorten by great forest trees. Overnight hotel.
    Day 7: Bumthang (B/L/D)
    Visit the sacred and slightly eerie pool of Mebarsto. Overnight hotel.
    Day 8: Bumthang (B/L/D)
    Explore peaceful valleys with option to hike the hillside. Overnight hotel
    Day 9: Bumthang - Gangtey/ Phobjika (B/L/D)
    Drive and Visit the Nyingmapa (old sector) monastery on the Western side of the Black Mountain. Overnight hotel.
    Day 10: Gangtey/ Phobjika – Paro (B/L/D)
    Visit Phobjika Sanctury, home to the very rare and the Endangered black necked cranes, before heading back to Paro.
    Day 11: Depart Paro - Bangkok (B)
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11D10N Bhutan Druk Path Trek

Tour Package SGD4600

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    Paro
    Drukgyel Dzong, Mt Chomolhari, Kyichu Lhakhang, Ta dzong, Rimpong Dzong
    Punakha
    Punakha, Dzong

This is a six-day trek, which leads from Paro to Thimphu or vice versa, crossing the chain of mountains that separate the two valleys. Although the route is sparsely inhabited, there are wonderful lakes teeming with fish and the area is famous for its spectacular rhododendron forests, which bloom in May. In the clear weather of late autumn and winter, there are great views of the Himalayas.

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  • Day 1: Arrive Paro (L/D)
    Upon arrival meet our representative and transfer to Paro. Free & easy to acclimatize. Overnight hotel.
    Day 2: Paro (B/L/D)
    Driving to Drukgyel Dzong, you can catch a splendid view of Mt Chomolhari on a clear day. Visit one of the typical village houses & Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest & most sacred shrines. In the afternoon visit Ta dzong and walk down trail to visit Rimpong Dzong. Overnight hotel.
    Day 3: Trek Jele Dzong Alt 3480m (B/L/D)
    Morning drive to start point and trek to Jele Dzong (10km, 3-4 hrs. 1090m ascent). Overnight in camp.
    Day 4: Trek Jangchulakha Alt 3770m (B/L/D)
    10 Km, 3 - 4hours. 310m ascent, 50m descent. Overnight in camp.
    Day 5: Trek Jimilangtsho Alt 3870m (B/L/D)
    11Km, 4 hours. 230m descent, 330m ascent. Overnight in camp.
    Day 6: Simkota (B/L/D)
    11 Km, 4 hours. 820m ascent, 400m descent. Overnight in camp.
    Day 7: Trek Phajoding Alt 3610m (B/L/D)
    10 Km, 4 hours. 130m ascent, 680m descent. Overnight in camp.
    Day 8: Thimphu (B/L/D)
    Trek out for another 5Km, 3 hours. Meet and depart to Thimphu. Check in and rest of day is free at leisure. Overnight hotel.
    Day 9: Punakha - Wangdue Phodrang - Thimphu (B/L/D)
    Full day excursion to Punakha/Wangduephodrang valleys. In Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong situated at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. Next, head to Wangduephodrang, visit 17th century Dzong and the local market. Overnight hotel.
    Day 10: Thimphu – Paro (B/L/D)
    Full day sightseeing in Thimphu and in the evening drive back to Paro. Overnight hotel.
    Day 11: Depart Paro - Bangkok (B)
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11D10N Bhutan Adventure: Bumthang Culture Trek

Tour Package USD2339

    Highlights

    Paro
    Sangaygang, Buddha Point, Thimphu, Dzong, Taktsang, Monastery, Kyichu, Lhakhang
    Bumthang
    Chhimi, Lhakhang, Wangdue Phodrang, Dzong, Jambay, Lhakhang, Jakar, Dzong, Thangbi, Valley, Thangbi, Lhakhang
    Punakha
    Thimphu, Dzong, Dochula, Pass, Punakha, Dzong, Chhimi, Lhakhang, Khamsum Yulley Namgyal, Chorten
    Wangdue Phodrang
    Trongsa, Dzong, Taa, Dzong

Adventure Retreat - Eight nights with two nights camping trek. The lovely Bumthang valley is the religious heartland of the nation and home to some of its oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries. This three day trek passes through several villages on its meandering route through Bumthang countryside, and provides an exceptional opportunity for contact with Bhutanese rural life. This is an active itinerary and because of this, and the heights reached, this trip has been graded as a moderate trekking adventure. As an indicator you should be able to walk up to 24 kilometres in mountainous terrain within seven to nine hours.

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  • Day 1: Arrive Paro – Thimphu (L/D)
    Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Upon arrival meet your guide and transfer to Thimphu (about 2hrs drive). Sangaygang - Drive about 15 minutes from the main city to a hillock where the Bhutan Broad Casting Tower is stationed. From there you can relish the beautiful scene of the whole of Thimphu City. On the way up or down from the hillock, you can also see Takin the national animal of Bhutan. It is a place where many Bhutanese frequent, especially on weekend. Buddha Point - at Kuensel Phodrang will also be open to tourists once it is completed. The 169 feet bronze statue of Buddha Dordenma , Vajra Throne Buddha symbolising indestructibility will be completed soon. The Buddha statue itself is competed awaiting paintings, but visitors can drive up to the Buddha point and view the tallest statue of Lord Buddha. The view of Thimphu valley from the Buddha point is spectacular and beautiful, especially at night. Thimphu Dzong - the largest Dzong, is also the seat of the office of the King of Bhutan. Visit the Archery Ground on the weekend. Optional : National Memorial Chorten - which was built in honor of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Centenary Farmers' Market - Every Saturday and Sunday most of the Thimphu population congregate on the banks of the river where the weekend market is held. Here villagers from the valley and other nearby places come to sell their agriculture products.
    Day 2: Thimphu – Punakha (B/L/D)
    Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass (3050m). On a clear day there is a superb view from here of Bhutan Himalayan range including the highest peak, Gangkar Puensum, 7440m. Thimphu Dzong - the largest Dzong, is also the seat of the office of the King of Bhutan. Dochula Pass - the 108 chortens was built by the present Queen Mother of Bhutan Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over indian militants and to liberate of the souls lost. Punakha Dzong - Built in 1637, the dzong continues to be the winter home for the clergy, headed by the Chief Abbott, the Je Khenpo. It is a stunning example of Bhutanese architecture, sitting at the fork of two rivers, portraying the image of a medieval city from a distance. The dzong was destroyed by fire and glacial floods over the years but has been carefully restored and is, today, a fine example of Bhutanese craftsmanship. Chhimi Lhakhang - A 20 minutes walk across terraced fields through the village of Sopsokha from the roadside to the small temple located on a hillock in the centre of the valley below Metshina. Ngawang Chogyel built the temple in 15th century after the ’divine Madman’ Drukpa Kuenlay built a small chorten there. It is a pilgrim site for barren women. Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten - Built by the third Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon wangchuck this Chorten is a slpendid example of of the Bhutanese architecture and art and is the only one of its kind in the world. It has been built over eight and a half years and its details have been drawan from religious scripture.
    Day 3: Punakha – Bumthang (B/L/D)
    In the morning, we would start our drive to Central Bhutan. Before we start we will pay a visit to Chhimi Lhakhang - A 20 minutes walk across terraced fields through the village of Sopsokha from the roadside to the small temple located on a hillock in the centre of the valley below Metshina. Ngawang Chogyel built the temple in 15th century after the ’Divine Madman’ Drukpa Kuenlay built a small chorten there. It is a pilgrim site for barren women. Passing Wangdue, one of the major towns and district capital of Western Bhutan. Located south of Punakha, Wangdue is the last town before central Bhutan. The district is famous for its fine bamboo work and its slate and stone carving. We will pause to view the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong. Built in 1638, Wangdue Dzong is dramatically perched on the spur of a hill and overlooks the confluence of the Tsang Chu and Dang Chu rivers.
    Day 4: Bumthang (B/L/D)
    This is one of the most spectacular valleys in Bhutan and also the heartland of Buddhism in Bhutan. It is an area with a wide variety of fauna and flora. The Guru Rinpoche and his lineage of Tertons (treasure finders) making Bumthang his home have led to more than 40 temples being built in this peaceful valley. In the morning, we will hike to the Tamshing Goemba, built in 1501 by the Buddhist saint Pema Lingpa. We will also visit Kurjey Lhakhang, one of the most sacred monasteries in Bhutan. Built by the Guru Rinpoche in 1652, it houses a rock with his body imprint. Legend has it that Guru Rimpoche manifested as a Garuda to defeat the demon Shelging Karpo who had taken the form of a white lion. We will also visit Jambay Lhakhang, built in 659 by Tibetan King Sontsen Gampo to pin down a demoness who was obstructing the spread of Buddhism. Come October, the Jambay Lhakhang Drup is one of the most colourful festivals in Bhutan. Jakar Dzong - pitched on a high ground overlooking the town junction, it was built as monastery in 1549 by the great grandfather of the Zhabdrung. It is now used as the administrative center for Bumthang district In the afternoon, we will hike up to Thangbi Valley, crossing a suspension bridge to visit the Thangbi Lhakhang built in the 14th century via an unpaved road.
    Day 5: Trek Bumthang - Ngang Lhakhang (B/L/D)
    14 Km, 3-4 hours. Alt 2900m The trek route follows the Chamkhar Chu (river), taking us through meadows, forests of blue pine and scrub bamboo. We will pass by many villages and temples, on this very relaxing and easy day. Overnight in camp.
    Day 6: Trek Nang Lhakhang - Ugyencholing (B/L/D)
    19 Km, 7-8 hours. Alt 2670m. The trail ascends gradually through juniper forest towards Phephe La (3360m). From there, the path descends to Tang valley, finally arriving at Ugyencholing village (2850). Camp overnight by the side of the river near village.
    Day 7: Trek Ugyencholing - Bumthang (B/L/D)
    11Km, 4 hours. In the morning, walk up to Ugyencholing Palace, a beautiful private mansion which also houses a small eco- museum, then drive to Jakar (Bumthang) following the Tang Chu until arriving at the main road. On the way visit the Burning Lake, where Terton (treasure discoverer) Pema Lingpa is said to have discovered religious treasures in the 15th century. This lake is very sacred, and on auspicious days many Bhutanese people go there to make butter lamp offering. Overnight in hotel.
    Day 8: Bumthang - Gangtey (B/L/D)
    On route to Gangtey is Trongsa, the ancestral home of the ruling dynasty. Trongsa, literally "New Town" in the Dzongkha language, is where the current monarchy had its origin in Bhutan. Each King in the line of succession has held the post of Trongsa Penlop or Governor before donning the Raven Crown. Trongsa Dzong - The foundations of Trongsa Dzong were laid in the 16th century by by Pema Lingpa. The Dzong flourished during the 17th century under Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyal. With its massive structure, its wall looming high above the winding Mangde Chu Valley, the Dzong commands the east-west road. Taa Dzong - Built as a watch tower the Taa Dzong has since been turned into a Heritage Museum. A book on this prominent Dzong is written by Christian Schicklgruber entitled The Tower of Trongsa, Religion and Power in Bhutan..
    Day 9: Gangtey - Paro (B/L/D)
    The valley of Phobjikhais well known as the winter home of the Black necked crane (Grus Nigricollis). Bhutan is home to around six hundred black necked cranes with Phobjikha being one of the popular places that the birds migrate to in the winter months from the Tibetan plateau. The elegant and shy birds can be observed from early November to end of March. Another significant landmark in Phobjikha is the famous Gangtey Gompa monastery. This is an old monastery that dates back to 17th century. Paro Valley - The beautiful valley is home to many of Bhutan's old monasteries and temples. The country's only Airport is in Paro. The valley is also home to mount Chomolhari (7,300 meters) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water forms the Pachu flowing through the valley. The following are some of the prominent places to visit in Paro. Ta Dzong - Built as a watch tower the Ta Dzong has since been turned into the national museum. Drukgyal Dzong - A morning drive, north of Paro valley brings us to the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. Built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the Dzong was destroyed by an accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate.Explore the ramparts and relive the memories of a glorious past. Optional : Drakhapo Monastery Trek - located above Shaba Villave between Paro and the capital, Thimphu, is Drakhapo. The main temple of the monastery complex is a staggering sight, perched on the edge of a rock cliff dotted with caves. To get acclimatized, we walk towards the monastery which hosts a small community of monks. While there are various sites that are not to be missed, it is the visit to the underground caves that leaves the greatest impression. One of these caves has a small ladder for the not-so-faint-hearted to climb down into a large cavern that soon turns into a very narrow crevasse. If there is a trip that takes you deep into the belly of Bhutan and its ancient Buddhist culture, then this is it. Paro Dzong - also known as Rinpung Dzong, this 15th century massive fortress/monastery, is also the administrative center of the dzonkhag.
    Day 10: Paro – Tiger Nest Hike (B/L/D)
    Taktsang Monastery – is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex located on the cliff side of Paro Valley. According to legends, it is believed that Guru Rinpochhe flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a Tigress (his consort Yeshey Tshogyal) and meditated in one of the caves. Guru Rinpochhe performed meditation and emerged in eight manifestations and the place became holy. Thus gaining the name tigers nest. Lunch at Taktsang while enjoying the view of the monastery as well as the view of the valley below Kyichu Lhakhang – is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. Just like the Jambhay Lhakhang in Bumthang, it is one of the 108 temples built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo to suddue and pin down an ogress that was obstructing the spread of Buddhism. According to legend, all 108 temples were built in a single night.
    Day 11: Depart Paro (B)
    Today we bid fond farewell to this beautiful country.
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11D10N Bhutan Adventure: Jhomalhari Trek

Tour Package USD2339

    Highlights

    Paro
    Paro, Valley, Taktsang, Monastery, Kyichu, Lhakhang

Adventure Retreat - Ten nights with seven nights camping trek. The most popular trek in Bhutan. With altitude differences of 2,500m and nearly 5,000m (lowest and highest point of the route), it offers a wide range of landscape, fauna and flora. The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari from Jomolhari Basecamp, Jangothang. Nearly the whole trek goes through a small part of the Jigme Singye National Park, passing a few of the Yak herder’s settlement and the remotest region of Lingshi. The six night full-service camping trek offers river valley days, high altitude trekking days and a full day to explore Jangothang (Mt Jhomalhari base camp) deep in the Himalayas in the shadow of the Kingdom’s highest peak—Mt Jhomalhari (7314m). This is an active itinerary and because of this, and the heights reached, this trip has been graded as a moderate to hard trekking adventure. As an indicator you should be able to walk up to 24 kilometres in mountainous terrain within seven to nine hours. Total Trek Days : 7 days or more Max Altitude : 4980m

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  • Day 1: Arrive Paro (L/D)
    Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon.Upon arrival meet your guide and transfer to Paro. Today, we will take it easy to acclimatise to the altitude.
    Day 2: Paro (B/L/D)
    Paro Valley - The beautiful valley is home to many of Bhutan's old monasteries and temples. The country's only Airport is in Paro. The valley is also home to mount Chomolhari (7,300 meters) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water forms the Pachu flowing through the valley. The following are some of the prominent places to visit in Paro. Drukgyal Dzong - A morning drive, north of Paro valley brings us to the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. Built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the Dzong was destroyed by an accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. Explore the ramparts and relive the memories of a glorious past. Taktsang Monastery - A one hour hike to the cafeteria is also a vantage view whereby you can enjoy the stunning view of the monastery. Prayer flags adorn the clifts and this is also where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. Kyichu Lhakhang - After a sumptuous local lunch, we will retrace our steps to visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.
    Day 3: Trek Paro, Drukgyel Dzong - Shana (B/L/D)
    17km, 5-6 hrs, alt 3,575m. Morning drive the winding road to the Drukgyal Dzong, the ruined fort, which was once defended this valley from Tibetan invasions. Mount Jomolhari, the sacred summit, reaches skyward beyond the dzong. Our trek to Shana starts at Drukgyal Dzong. At first you have to walk down to the level of the Paro river, the path runs on the left (western) side of the river. We then follow the Paro river up the valley through cultivated fields and tiny picturesque villages. The forests are alive with numerous birds and brightly colored butterflies. Finally at "Gunichawa", a military camp, which also junctions as a checkpoint for the army. Here the permits for the trek have to be produced and is checked by the army. Our camp site is located about 1 km above the military camp. Overnight at camp Shana.
    Day 4: Trek Shana - Thangthangkha (B/L/D)
    20km, 7-8 hrs, alt 4044m. The trail follows the river through a heavily forested area with a few isolated farmhouses. As we go up the valley becomes narrow, wilder and steeper. The trail winds up and down along the drainage. We pass a junction enroute, where another path leads over the Tremo La to Tibet. This route was formerly used by Bhutanese people as a trading route to Tibet. We cross several traditional wooden bridges finally arriving Thanthangka. Camp is in a meadow with a stone shelter. From this campsite for the first time-in case of good weather the Mount Jomolhari may be seen.
    Day 5: Trek Thangthangkha – Jangothang (B/L/D)
    27km, 9-10 hrs, alt 4010m. The path ascends for a while until we reach the army camp. We then follow the river above the tree line, enjoying stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Hot lunch is served at a yak herder’s camp. A short walk from here into the valley takes us to our campsite at Jangothang (4,040m). From here, the views of Jhomolhari and Jichu Drake are superb. Day halt at Jangothang and enjoy the scenary possible.
    Day 6: Jangothang – Lingshi (B/L/D)
    The trail follows the stream for half an hour and crosses the bridge to the right bank. We now start our climb up to the first ridge, enjoying breathtaking views of Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tserimgang. The trail then takes us across a fairly level valley floor, until the climb up to Nyele-la pass (4,700m). We descend gradually from the pass to our campsite at Lingshi (4,000m), enjoying a panoramic view of the mountain peaks and Lingshi Dzong as we walk. Day halt at Lingshi (4080m) enjoy the scenary possible.
    Day 7: Lingshi – Shodu (B/L/D)
    Start early and first half of the trek is mostly through treeless valley until you start ascending to Yale-la pass at 4950 m, from here Mt. Jumolhari, Mt. Tsherimgang and Mt. Masagang can be seen on clear days. Most people (Nomads) traveling between Lingshi and Thimphu use the Yale la so the trail is well marked. The descent from the pass joins the Jaradinthang Chhu which becomes the Thimphu Chhu. At an altitude of 4150 m is a chorten (stupa) from where the trail takes an easterly direction following the river. The camp is at Shodu (3575 m) just after crossing the sandy slope.
    Day 8: Trek Shodu - Barshong (B/L/D)
    Today’s trail winds up & down following the Thimphu Chhu and follow the river through the limestone valley. Monks use the caves in the rocks and even Shabdrung is said to have mediated in these rocks when he fleed from Tibet in the 17th century. You will have the good opportunity to view the giant rockfaces and waterfalls and trail gradually ascends 130m to Barshong Dzongs in ruins. Barshong (3720 m) is a small village with an inhabitant of half a dozen houses.
    Day 9: Barshong - Dolamkencho (B/L/D)
    There are several ups and downs and crossings of small streams. Reach a split in the trail, the one to the right descends to your campsite for tonight.
    Day 10: Trek Dolamkencho – Thimphu (B/L/D)
    Today is an easy walk and with small ups and downs followed by a couple of short steep switchbacks to descend a vertical cliff before finally reaching the last stretch to Dodina. The trails descends through bamboo forests, following the mule trail high above the river and reach Dodina where your vehicle will meet you and drive you half an hour to Thimphu.,the modern capital of Bhutan. Thimphu (2280 m) has a population of about 98,500. The town is made up of just three lines of shops and is the only capital in the world without traffic lights. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 11: Depart Paro (B)
    Today we bid fond farewell to this beautiful country.
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10D9N Bhutan Adventure: Gantek/ Gogona Trek

Tour Package USD2109

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    Paro
    Sangaygang, Buddha Point, Thimphu, Dzong, Archery Ground, Katso, Lhakhang, The valley of, Haa
    Punakha
    Khamsum Yuelly Namgyal, Chorten, Punakha, Dzong, Chimmi, Lhakhang
    Wangdue Phodrang
    National Memorial, Chorten, Zorig Chusum, Gangtey, Wangduephodrang, Dzong
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  • Day 1: Arrive Paro – Thimphu (L/D)
    Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon.Upon arrival meet your guide and transfer to Thimphu (about 2hrs drive). Sangaygang - Drive about 15 minutes from the main city to a hillock where the Bhutan Broad Casting Tower is stationed. From there you can relish the beautiful scene of the whole of Thimphu City. On the way up or down from the hillock, you can also see Takin the national animal of Bhutan. It is a place where many Bhutanese frequent, especially on weekend. Buddha Point - at Kuensel Phodrang will also be open to tourists once it is completed. The 169 feet bronze statue of Buddha Dordenma , Vajra Throne Buddha symbolising indestructibility will be completed soon. The Buddha statue itself is competed awaiting paintings, but visitors can drive up to the Buddha point and view the tallest statue of Lord Buddha. The view of Thimphu valley from the Buddha point is spectacular and beautiful, especially at night. Thimphu Dzong - the largest Dzong, is also the seat of the office of the King of Bhutan. Visit the Archery Ground on the weekend. Optional : National Memorial Chorten - which was built in honor of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Centenary Farmers' Market - Every Saturday and Sunday most of the Thimphu population congregate on the banks of the river where the weekend market is held. Here villagers from the valley and other nearby places come to sell their agriculture products. Overnight at Kisa Hotel.
    Day 2: Thimphu - Gangtey (B/L/D)
    After breakfast, morning tour of Thimphu, visiting National Memorial Chorten, Textile Museum, Folk heritage Museum, National Library, Institute for Zorig Chusum (generally know as Painting School), where students learn the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. After lunch drive for 5hours to Gangtey. Enroute cross Dochula pass (3050m) and drive by Wangduephodrang Dzong. Overnight at Dewachen, Gangtey.
    Day 3: Trek Gangtey - Gogona (B/L/D)
    15km, 6-7 hrs, alt 3090m. The trail winds gradually upward, through meadows and fields, ascending to Tsele-la pass (3,400m) where we stop for lunch. The trail then descends gradually for some time through forests of junipers, bamboo, magnolias and rhododendrons. After a last short climb, we reach Gogona village. The people of Gogona were originally nomads and they speak a language called Bjopkha (language of nomads). Overnight at camp.
    Day 4: Trek Gogona - Khotokha (B/L/D)
    16km, 6-7 hrs, alt 2670m. The trail winds up gently above Gogona village, climbing into a forest of firs, oak, spruce, rhododendron, cypress and junipers. A long and gradual climb takes us up to Shoji-La pass (3,400m). The path leads down to the wide valley of Khotokha, where the people of SHA (a region of Wangduephodrang district) come in summer to graze their animals. Overnight at camp.
    Day 5: Trek Khotokha – Chazam/ Wangduephodrang (B/L/D)
    12km, 5 hrs. A short ascent takes us to a pass, and descends steeply to the bridge at Wangduephodrang before transfer to Resort. Overnight at Kichu Resort.
    Day 6: Wangduephodrang – Thimphu (B/L/D)
    Morning hike up to Khamsum Yuelly Namgyal Chorten built by Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuk, mother of the crown Prince. Then after that visit Punakha Dzong. On the way back to hotel stop to visit Chimmi Lhakhang, with short hike through the villages. After lunch drive back to Thimphu. Overnight at Kisa Hotel.
    Day 7: Thimphu - Paro (B/L/D)
    Paro Valley - The beautiful valley is home to many of Bhutan's old monasteries and temples. The country's only Airport is in Paro. The valley is also home to mount Chomolhari (7,300 meters) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water forms the Pachu flowing through the valley. The following are some of the prominent places to visit in Paro. Ta Dzong - Built as a watch tower the Ta Dzong has since been turned into the national museum. Drukgyal Dzong - A morning drive, north of Paro valley brings us to the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. Built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the Dzong was destroyed by an accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate.Explore the ramparts and relive the memories of a glorious past. Optional : Drakhapo Monastery Trek - Located above Shaba Villave between Paro and the capital, Thimphu, is Drakhapo. The main temple of the monastery complex is a staggering sight, perched on the edge of a rock cliff dotted with caves. To get acclimatized, we walk towards the monastery which hosts a small community of monks. While there are various sites that are not to be missed, it is the visit to the underground caves that leaves the greatest impression. One of these caves has a small ladder for the not-so-faint-hearted to climb down into a large cavern that soon turns into a very narrow crevasse. If there is a trip that takes you deep into the belly of Bhutan and its ancient Buddhist culture, then this is it. Paro Dzong - also known as Rinpung Dzong, this 15th century massive fortress/monastery, is also the administrative center of the dzonkhag. Overnight at Tandaling aka Meeta Resort.
    Day 8: Paro to Haa via Chele La (B/L/D)
    Elevation 2,280m, Drive time 2hrs 30 mins each. The beautiful valley is home to many of Bhutan's old monasteries and temples. The country's only Airport is in Paro. The valley is also home to mount Chomolhari (7,300 meters) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water forms the Pachu flowing through the valley. The following are some of the prominent places to visit in Paro. Drive to Haa through Chele La (3,988m). From the pass you can see Paro valley on one side and then Haa valley on the other. You can also have a picnic at Chele La if you like to. In Haa, some sightseeing and then goin to katsho village and visitng the Katso Lhakhang. Then you will head back to Paro. The valley of Haa was only opened to Tourist in 2002 and Haa is the least visited valley in Bhutan due to the lack of Tourist infrastructure. This has helped in keeping Haa the way it has always been, with Bhutanese families living their traditional and simple life. There are no tourist standard hotels in Haa valley so we return back to Paro for the night. Overnight at Tandaling aka Meeta Resort.
    Day 9: Paro – Tiger Nest Hike (B/L/D)
    Taktsang Monastery (2280m) – is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex located on the cliff side of Paro Valley. According to legends, it is believed that Guru Rinpochhe flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a Tigress (his consort Yeshey Tshogyal) and meditated in one of the caves. Guru Rinpochhe performed meditation and emerged in eight manifestations and the place became holy. Thus gaining the name tigers nest. Lunch at Taktsang while enjoying the view of the monastery as well as the view of the valley below Kyichu Lhakhang – is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. Just like the Jambhay Lhakhang in Bumthang, it is one of the 108 temples built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo to suddue and pin down an ogress that was obstructing the spread of Buddhism. According to legend, all 108 temples were built in a single night. Overnight at Tandaling aka Meeta Resort.
    Day 10: Depart Paro (B)
    Today we bid fond farewell to this beautiful country.
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8D7N Bhutan Jumolhari Trek

Tour Package SGD3580

Starting at Drukgyel Dzong, Paro this trek passses through scattered hamlets and farmland into a deep and richly forested valley, which leads to a high alpine pastureland where yak herders graze their animals. The trek offers a taste of the great variety of Bhutanese landscape.

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  • Day 1: Arrive Paro (L/D)
    Upon arrival meet our representative and transfer to Paro. Evening visit to Paro market and town. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 2: Paro (B/L/D)
    Full day of sightseeing in Paro. In the morning, visit Ta Dzong, built in 1651 as a watch tower for Rimpong Dzong (Paro Dzong) and in 1968 inaugurated as National Museum. Also visit Rimpong Dzong, built in 1647 to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. It now houses the district administration offices and Paro’s monastic community. After lunch, drives up the valley to Drukgyel Dzong, built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over Tibetan invaders. We may also have time to visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest monasteries of the Kingdom. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 3: Trek Paro - Shana (B/L/D)
    17km, 5-6 hrs, alt 2790m. The trek begins: A short drive brings us to the end of the road at Drukgyal Dzong. Our trek to Shana follows the Paro river and we pass cultivated fields and tiny picturesque villages. The forests are alive with numerous birds and brightly colored butterflies. Overnight at camp.
    Day 4: Trek Shana - soil Thangthangkha (B/L/D)
    20km, 7-8 hrs, alt 3750m. The trail again follows the Pa Chu (Paro river), ascending and descending through pine, Oak and spruce forest. After crossing a bridge to the left bank of the river, We stop for lunch. Then we continue along the river, climbing upwards through Rhododendron forest, and crossing the river once more before reaching our campsite (3,750m). Overnight at camp.
    Day 5: Trek soil Thangthangkha - Chomolhari Base camp (B/L/D)
    27km, 9-10 hrs, 4040m. The path ascends for a while until we reach the army camp. We then follow the river above the tree line, enjoying stunning view of the surrounding peaks. Hot lunch is served at a yak herder’s camp. A short walk from here into the valley takes us to the Chomolhari base camp at Jangothang (4,040 m). From here, the view of Chomolhari and Jichu Drake are Superb. After exploring around the base camp walk back to Thanhthangka camp. Overnight at camp.
    Day 6: Trek Thanhthangka – Gunitsawa (B/L/D)
    The trail again follows the Pa Chu (Paro river), ascending and descending through pine, oak and spruce forests. After crossing a bridge to the right bank of the river, we stop for a hot lunch. Then we continue along the river, descending through rhododendron forests, and crossing the river once more before reaching the military camp. (2580m). Overnight at camp.
    Day 7: Trek Gunitswa - Paro (B/L/D)
    17km, 5-6 hrs. The trail is mostly downhill through well-maintained rice terraces and fields of millet. The route later enters an area of apple orchards and forests. The trek ends at Drukgyal Dzong (2,580m) with a short uphill walk before arriving Drukgyal. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 8: Depart Paro - Bangkok (B)
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8D7N Bhutan Heavenly Valley

Tour Package SGD3390

    Highlights

    Bumthang
    Tongsa, Dzong, Kurje, Lhakhang, Jambay, Lhakhang, Tamshing, Monastery, Jakar, Dzong
    Paro
    Punakha, Dzong, Simtokha, Dzong, Ta, Dzong, Paro, Dzong, Drukgyel, Dzong, Kyichu, Lhakhang
    Trongsa
    view of the, Eastern Himalayan Ranges, Chendebji, Chorten
    Punakha
    Wangduephodrang, Dzong

Experience the diversity of the Bhutanese culture and environment. This broad sightseeing tour visits temples, monasteries, markets, farm houses, schools and museums. After a drive through the beautiful countryside you will explore the many cultural highlights of Thimphu. The drive to Trongsa traverses over high mountain passes affording incredible views of the high Himalayan peaks. Continue to the spiritual heartland of Bhutanm the Bumthang Valley where you will visit sacred sights and memorable landmarks.

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  • Day 1: Arrive Paro – Thimphu (L/D)
    Upon arrival meet our representative and transfer to Thimphu. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 2: Thimphu (B/L/D)
    Visit Memorial Chorten, National Library, Painting school, Handicraft shop. Tashichodzong, Folk Heritage and National Textile Museums. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 3: Trongsa (B/L/D)
    Morning drive to Trongsa via Dochula Pass (3088m). From where one has good overlooking view of the Eastern Himalayan Ranges. Cross Pelela Pass (3300m). Enroute visit Chendebji Chorten, patterned on Kathmandu’s Swyambhunath Stupa before to Trongsa. Overnight on lodge.
    Day 4: Bumthang (B/L/D)
    After breakfast, visit Tongsa Dzong and drive to Bumthang across Yutang La Pass (3400m). After lunch, visit Kurje Lhakhang, Jambay Lhakhang, Tamshing Monastery, Jakar Dzong, or stroll in the Village; and perhaps take refreshments at local Restaurant. Overnight at lodge.
    Day 5: Punakha (B/L/D)
    Explore further valley of Bumthang; with stopping at Tongsa for lunch. Visit Wangduephodrang Dzong and Town enroute to Punakha. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 6: Paro (B/L/D)
    Visit Punakha Dzong in morning. Afternoon, proceed to Paro, enroute visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest in Bhutan. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 7: Paro (B/L/D)
    Full day sightseeing including morning visit to Ta Dzong, Paro Dzong. After lunch, drive up valley to Drukgyel Dzong & Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnightn at hotel.
    Day 8: Depart Paro - Bangkok (B)
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9D8N Sikkim Darjeeling & Kalimpong India

Tour Package SGD1480

    Highlights

    Ravangla
    Samdruptse, Gurupadmasambhava
    Darjeeling
    Delo, view point, Nurseries, Tiger, Hill, Druk, Reservation, Sangha, Choeling, shopping
    Gangtok
    Rumtek, Monastery
    Pelling
    old Forts, Monasteries
    Kalimpong
    oldest, monastery

Small but beautiful, Sikkim is situated in the Eastern Himalayas. Spread below the Mt. Khangchendzonga (8534m), the third highest mountain in the world, and revered by the Sikkimese as their protective deity.

Sikkim shares her border with Tibet in the north, Bhutan in the east, Nepal in the south. Amidst the grandeur of the mountain peak, lush valleys, fast-flowing rivers, terraced hill. Within a matter of hours one can move from the sub-tropical heat of the valley to the cold of the rugged mountain slopes that reach up to the area of perpetual snow.

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  • Day 1: Arrive Kolkata. O/N Hotel
    On arrival Kolkata airport, meet and transfer to hotel near airport (55 mins from airport).
    Day 2: Kolkata – Bagdogra – Gangtok. O/N Hotel
    Morning transfer to airport for flight to Bagdogra. Meet and transfer to Gangtok (4-5 hrs).
    Day 3: Gangtok. O/N Hotel
    Today we will take it leisure by visiting the Rumtek Monastery.
    Day 4: Gangtok – Ravangla. O/N Hotel
    After breakfast, check out and drive to Ravangla (3-4 hrs). Visit Samdruptse & visit Gurupadmasambhava.
    Day 5: Ravangla – Pelling O/N Hotel
    Drive to Pelling (2-3 hrs). Half a day sightseeing visiting old Forts & Monasteries.
    Day 6: Pelling – Kalimpong O/N Hotel
    Trek to Sangha Choeling, oldest monastery on a Hilltop. Drive to Kalimpong (3-4 hrs). Free and easy at Kalimpong.
    Day 7: Kalimpong – Darjeeling O/N Hotel
    Half a day sightseeing at Kalimpong - Visit Delo view point & Nurseries. Drive to Darjeeling (2-3 hrs)
    Day 8: Darjeeling O/N Hotel
    Drive to Tiger Hill at 4 am for the view of sunrise. On the way back, Morning Prayer session of Druk Reservation, Sangha Choeling, Day Sightseeing and shopping.
    Day 9: Departure
    Today we bid fond farewell to this beautiful country by driving to Bagdogra via tea garden & Pankhbari for your flight to Kolkata.
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7D6N Magical Bhutan

Tour Package USD1419

    Highlights

    Paro
    Paro, Valley, Ta, Dzong, Drukgyal, Dzong, Drakhapo, Monastery Trek, Paro, Dzong, Haa, valley, Chele La, katsho, village, Katso, Lhakhang, Taktsang, Monastery, Kyichu, Lhakhang
    Punakha
    Dochula, Pass, Dochu La, Nature Hike, Punakha, Dzong, Khamsum Yulley Namgyal, Chorten
    Thimphu
    Sangaygang, Bhutan, Broad Casting Tower, Buddha Point, Thimphu, Dzong, Archery Ground, Day Trek, Tango Goemba, Cheri Goemba, Heritage Museum, Textile Museum, Changangkha, Monastery, Paper, making factory, Simtokha, Dzong

One of the most exciting and diverse travel destinations in Asia today. Its unique blend of ancient traditions, strongly embedded in its people, culture and architecture, in a world which threatens modernization. This kingdom is like no other! Join those who have returned and described their unique, deeply spiritual and mystical experience.

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  • Day 1: Arrive Paro – Thimphu (L/D)
    Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Touching down at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide upon exiting the arrival hall. Today, we will take it easy to acclimatise to the altitude. Drive to Thimphu, check in to the hotel and lets have your first taste of Bhutanese cuisine. (Arrival at 3pm, will reach Thimphu about 5pm) Sangaygang - Drive about 15 minutes from the main city to a hillock where the Bhutan Broad Casting Tower is stationed. From there you can relish the beautiful scene of the whole of Thimphu City. On the way up or down from the hillock, you can also see Takin the national animal of Bhutan. It is a place where many Bhutanese frequent, especially on weekend Buddha Point - at Kuensel Phodrang will also be open to tourists once it is completed. The 169 feet bronze statue of Buddha Dordenma , Vajra Throne Buddha symbolising indestructibility will be completed soon. The Buddha statue itself is competed awaiting paintings, but visitors can drive up to the Buddha point and view the tallest statue of Lord Buddha. The view of Thimphu valley from the Buddha point is spectacular and beautiful, especially at night. Thimphu Dzong - the largest Dzong, is also the seat of the office of the King of Bhutan. Visit the Archery Ground on the weekend. Optional : National Memorial Chorten - which was built in honor of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Centenary Farmers' Market - Every Saturday and Sunday most of the Thimphu population congregate on the banks of the river where the weekend market is held. Here villagers from the valley and other nearby places come to sell their agriculture products. Overnight at Kisa Hotel.
    Day 2: Thimphu - Trek to Tango Monastery (B/L/D)
    Day Trek – Trek to Tango Goemba & picnic/lunch by river. The Tango Goemba site has had religious significance since the 12th century when it was the home of the Lama who brought the Drukpa Kagyupa school of Buddhism to Bhutan. The monastery was built there in the 15th century by Drukpa Kunley ("The Divine Madman"). Tango is the highest center of Buddhist learning in the country; almost every Je Khenpo (religious head of Bhutan) completed the 9-year program there. After completing that program, monks traditionally spend 3 years, 3 months and 3 days in mediation at the nearby Cheri Goemba retreat, built in 1619 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the founder or first unifier of Bhutan. It is currently the home of an 11 year old boy believed to be the seventh reincarnation of the fourth desi, or ruler, of Bhutan. Estimated Duration:1.5 hour to ascend. Additional Trek - Travelers may choose to trek to go Cheri Goemba after Tango Gooemba. This is another one and half hour trek. Optional : Heritage Museum - Dedicated to connecting people to the Bhutanese rural past though exhibition of artefacts used in rural households. Textile Museum - witnesses the art of traditional weaving. Changangkha Monastery - Built in 12th century, Changangkha Lhakhang is oldest temple in Thimphu. It is hovering over a ridge above Thimphu, near Motithang. Lama Phajo Drukgom Zhigpo who came to Bhutan from Ralung in Tibet chose this site to build this lhakhang. The Lhakhang houses Chenrizig: an 11-headed, thousand-armed manifestation of Avolokitesawara as the central statue. Paper making factory - witnesses the art of paper making. Simtokha Dzong - Five miles from Thimphu, on a lofty ridge, stands Semtokha Dzong the oldest fortress in the Kingdom. Overnight at Kisa Hotel.
    Day 3: Thimphu - Punakha (B/L/D)
    We will head on to Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan in the morning. The roads bring visitors through scented pine and cedar forests, festooned with hanging lichen. The Punakha river is one of the biggest rivers in Bhutan. During spring and winter, the color of the river turns jade and is beautiful. Dochula Pass - at 3,050m, this beautiful pass with its 108 Bhutanese stupas is the memorial site of fallen Bhutanese soldiers in the 1990s. Dochu La Nature Hike - Hike through the deep forest of Rhododendrons, Magnolia and Juniper for more than 2 hours to the Botanical Garden at the bottom. Beautiful hike to see the flora that Dochu la has to offer. Punakha Dzong - Built in 1637, the dzong continues to be the winter home for the clergy, headed by the Chief Abbott, the Je Khenpo. It is a stunning example of Bhutanese architecture, sitting at the fork of two rivers, portraying the image of a medieval city from a distance. The dzong was destroyed by fire and glacial floods over the years but has been carefully restored and is, today, a fine example of Bhutanese craftsmanship. Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten – Built by the third Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck this Chorten is a splendid example of Bhutanese architecture and art and is the only one of its kind in the world. It has been built over eight and a half years in its details have been drawn from religious scriptures. Overnight at Meri Puensum Hotel.
    Day 4: Punakha - Paro (B/L/D)
    Paro Valley - The beautiful valley is home to many of Bhutan's old monasteries and temples. The country's only Airport is in Paro. The valley is also home to mount Chomolhari (7,300 meters) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water forms the Pachu flowing through the valley. The following are some of the prominent places to visit in Paro. Ta Dzong - Built as a watch tower the Ta Dzong has since been turned into the national museum. Drukgyal Dzong - A morning drive, north of Paro valley brings us to the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. Built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the Dzong was destroyed by an accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. Explore the ramparts and relive the memories of a glorious past. Optional : Drakhapo Monastery Trek - Located above Shaba Villave between Paro and the capital, Thimphu, is Drakhapo. The main temple of the monastery complex is a staggering sight, perched on the edge of a rock cliff dotted with caves. To get acclimatized, we walk towards the monastery which hosts a small community of monks. While there are various sites that are not to be missed, it is the visit to the underground caves that leaves the greatest impression. One of these caves has a small ladder for the not-so-faint-hearted to climb down into a large cavern that soon turns into a very narrow crevasse. If there is a trip that takes you deep into the belly of Bhutan and its ancient Buddhist culture, then this is it. Paro Dzong - also known as Rinpung Dzong, this 15th century massive fortress/monastery, is also the administrative center of the dzonkhag. Overnight at Tandaling aka Meeta Resort.
    Day 5: Paro - Haa via Chele La (B/L/D)
    Drive to Haa through Chele La (3,988m). From the pass you can see Paro valley on one side and then Haa valley on the other. You can also have a picnic at Chele La if you like to. In Haa, some sightseeing and then going to katsho village and visiting the Katso Lhakhang. Then you will head back to Paro. The valley of Haa was only opened to Tourist in 2002 and Haa is the least visited valley in Bhutan due to the lack of Tourist infrastructure. This has helped in keeping Haa the way it has always been, with Bhutanese families living their traditional and simple life. There are no tourist standard hotels in Haa valley so we return back to Paro for the night. Overnight at Tandaling aka Meeta Resort.
    Day 6: Paro – Tiger Nest Hike (B/L/D)
    Taktsang Monastery – is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex located on the cliff side of Paro Valley. According to legends, it is believed that Guru Rinpochhe flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a Tigress (his consort Yeshey Tshogyal) and meditated in one of the caves. Guru Rinpochhe performed meditation and emerged in eight manifestations and the place became holy. Thus gaining the name tigers nest. Lunch at Taktsang while enjoying the view of the monastery as well as the view of the valley below. Kyichu Lhakhang – is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. Just like the Jambhay Lhakhang in Bumthang, it is one of the 108 temples built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo to suddue and pin down an ogress that was obstructing the spread of Buddhism. According to legend, all 108 temples were built in a single night. Overnight at Tandaling aka Meeta Resort.
    Day 7: Depart Paro (B)
    Today we bid fond farewell to this beautiful country.
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