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Essential Bhutan by Terma Linca Journeys

Essential Bhutan by Terma Linca Journeys
Essential Bhutan by Terma Linca Journeys

The 10 day program can have you experience all that is Bhutanese. It will have you see ancient temples, pristine forests, majestic fortresses, growing urban, idyllic villages, mountains and more

Duration: 10 days & 9 nights

Places: Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang, Trongsa

Highlights: Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) temple; Big Buddha, Takin Enclosure, Farmer’s Market, Textile Museum, Jampa Templess Paper Factory & archery matches

Category: Cultural

Accommodations and Services options:  Standard (for the price mentioned here, but can be upgraded to Deluxe and Luxury)

Day 01 Bangkok - Paro (elevation 7500ft)
• Visit Kyichu Temple
• Visit Ta-Dzong
• Paro Rimpung Dzong
• Walk through quaint Paro Town

Day 02 Paro - Bumthang (elevation: 8650ft)
• domestic flight
• Fly to Bumthang (25 mins)
• Classic Bumthang Temple Walk - Visit Jampa, Kurjey and Tamshing Temple

Day 03 Bumthang/ Jakar
• Bike/ Drive to Tang Valley
• Visit the Membartsho "Burning Lake"
• Bike from Tang valley floor to Ogyencholing Manor House
• Bike/ drive back to main valley of Bumthang/ Jakar

Day 04 Bumthang - Gangtey/ Phobjikha (Elevation: 9000ft)
• Drive (4-5 hours) to Phobjikha
• Stop at Chumey Weaving Centers
• Stop in Trongsa; see the Ta-Dzong Museum & Trongsa Dzong

Day 05 Gangtey/ Phobjikha
• Gangtey Nature Trail Hike (birding can be also done alongside)
• Visit a farming family
• Bike through the valley or have a downtime

Day 06 Gangtey - Punakha (4400ft)
• Drive (2 hours) to Punakha
• Visit Punakha Dzong - the ancient Capitol building
• Walk/ bike over the longest suspension bridge near the Punakha Dzong

Day 07 Punakha - Thimphu (Elevation: 7500ft)
• Hike to Chimi Lhakhang or the temple of the "Divine Mad-monk”
• Drive over Dochula Pass to Thimphu - the present day capital
• Visit Textile Museum

Day 08 Thimphu - Paro
• Visit the Big Buddha
• Visit the Takin Enclosure
• Visit the Painting School
• Explore Thimphu town
• Drive to Paro

Day 09 Paro - Taktsang Excursion (reach up-to 10230ft starting at 8280ft
• Early hike to Taktsang or "Tiger’s Nest”
• Optional Shopping in Paro Town after hike

Day 10 Paro – fly out
• Fly back - check in 2 hours before departure

Duration:10 days
Commences in:Paro, Bhutan

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