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BHUTAN EXTENDED CENTRAL TOUR

Bhutan Extended Central Tour

11 Days / 10 Nights of Bhutan Cultural Tour.

Bhutan Extended Central Tour is crafted to give insight of central Bhutan in extended view. Various activities crated in the itinerary will make your holidays true to Bhutan. The district of Trongsa has always been of great political importance to the leaders of Bhutan due to its commanding location in the center of the nation while Bumthang district has some of the most ancient and important temples and monasteries in Bhutan.


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  • DETAILED ITINERARY
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HIGHLIGHTS

FROM TO Distance Time
Paro Thimphu 54 Kilometers 1 Hour
Thimphu Punakha 76 Kilometers 3 Hours
Punakha Wangdue 17 Kilometers 40 Minutes
Wangdue Gangtey 66 Kilometers 2 Hours and 30 Minutes
Wangdue Trongsa 129 Kilometers 5 Hours
Trongsa Bumthang 68 Kilometers 3 Hours

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 : Arrive Paro

Altitude: 2280 meters

  • Our Guide from BTB will receive you at the airport and drive you to the Hotel.
  • Ta Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968) .
  • Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”).

Dinner and overnight at your selected hotel.


Day 2 : Paro(sightseeing) to Thimphu

Altitude: 2320 meters

  • Excursion to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest).
  • Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659 A D.
  • Drukgyal Dzong built in 1647, now in ruins.

In the evening, drive to Thimphu.

  • On the way, view Tamchog Monastery built by Thangthong Gyalpo.

Dinner and overnight halt in your hotel.


Day 3: Thimphu Sightseeing:

Altitude 2320 meters.

  • National Memorial Chorten (1974).
  • Painting School Traditional Medicine

After lunch visit to :

  • Royal silver smiths Bhutanese paper factory at work.
  • Tashichho Dzong Handicrafts Emporium.

Dinner and overnight halt.


Day 4: Thimphu Sightseeing

Altitude 2320 meters.

  • Folk Heritage Museum.
  • Textile Museum.
  • Changangkha Lhakhang.
  • Philatelic office.

After lunch, visit to:

Hike to Cheri Monastery Largest statue of Buddha in the world.

Dinner and overnight in your hotel.


Day 5: Thimphu to Punakha:

Altitude: 1310 meters

  • On the way to Punakha, visit to:
  • Dochu-La(3140 meters).
  • Royal Botanical Park at Lam Pelri.
  • Chhimi Lhakhang – dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley also known as “Divine Madman”.
  • After lunch, visit to :
  • Punakha Dzong – Built in 1637, by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region.

Dinner and overnight in your selected hotel.


Day 6: Punakha to Gangtey.

Altitude: 3120 meters

After breakfast visit to:

  • Wangdiphodrang Dzong razed by fire in 2012, built in 1638; under construction now.
  • Gangtey Gompa .

After lunch:

  • Explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter.
  • you can also opt for photography while you are in phobjikha valley.

Dinner and overnight at the Theckchen Phodrang Guest House or similar.


Day 7: Gangtey to Bumthang via Trongsa.

Altitude: 2800 meters.

After breakfast, Drive to Trongsa and visit to:

Trongsa Dzong- built in its present form in 1644 by Chogyal Minjur Tempa.

Ta Dzong – an ancient watch tower. After lunch, drive to Bumthang.

Dinner and overnight halt in your hotel.


Day 8 : Bumthang Sightseeing

Altitude 2800 meters

After breakfast, drive to Bumthang and visit to:

  • Jakar Dzong – Founded by great grand-father of the first Zhabdrung, the Dzong was initially built as a monastery in 1549.
  • Jambay Lhakhang – built in the 7th century by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo.

After lunch, visit to:

  • Kurjey Lhakhang – Kurje Lhakhang consists of three temples. These three temples are surrounded by a 108 chorten wall. Tamshing Lhakhang (Temple of the good message) – founded in 1501 by Terton Pema Lingpa, the re-incarnation of Guru Padsambhava.
  • Membarstho (Literally means “The Burning Lake”) – in Tang valley is a wide spot on the Tang Chhu (chhu – water / river) considered to be one of the greatest pilgrimage sites of Bhutan.

Dinner and overnight halt in Swiss Guest House or similar.


Day 9: Bumthang to Thimphu

Altitude: 2320 meters

Early breakfast, drive to Thimphu. Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and overnight halt in your hotel.


Day 10: Thimphu to Paro:

Altitude: 2320 meters

After breakfast,

  • Free for shopping and photography in the town
  • Visit the Handicraft emporium.

After Lunch: Drive to Paro.

  • Visit a Farm House.

Dinner and overnight halt.


Day 11 : Departure

Early morning, drive to Airport and Farewell

PACKAGE INFO

Package Includes

  1. All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner].
  2. Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room. Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night.
  3. All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  4. Royalty & Govt. Taxes.
  5. Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
  6. English speaking Local guide.
  7. Sightseeing.

Package Does Not Include

  1. Druk Air fares.
  2. Insurance Premiums.
  3. Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
  4. Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”.
  5. Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  6. Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water.
  7. Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services.
  8. Visa Fees

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