The Legend of Central Bhutan


This 12-days tour of central Bhutan is a complete cultural tour offering unique experiences and insights into the cultural aspects of the country. The Legend of Central Bhutan offers you rare glimpses of the cultural diversity and rich traditional heritage of Paro, Thimphu, Wangdue, Trongsa and Bumthang.

DAY 1: PARO – THIMPHU(54km)

  • Arrive at Paro International Airport
  • Meet the representatives from Bhutan Journeys
  • Transfer to Thimphu (The Capital of Bhutan)   2 hours drive
  • Leisurely explore Thimphu city

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 2: THIMPHU

Visit following places of cultural interest:

  • Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue)
  • National Memorial Chorten (Stupa)
  • Tango Monastery, Buddhist College
  • Chari Monastery meditation center
  • Handicrafts
  • Takin Enclosure
  • Weekend Market

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 3: THIMPHU – WANGDUE/ PUNAKHA( 71km)

  • Drive to Wangdue via Dochula pass (3050m / 10,000ft), Spectacular view of eastern Himalayas
  • Hike to Chimi lhakhang, Temple of fertility (Divine madman).

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 4: WANGDUE –TRONGSA ( 129km)

  • Transfer to Trongsa.
  • View Wangdue Phodrang Dzong
  • Enjoy the beautiful sceneries of rural Bhutan, scattered settlement, Pele La pass (3350m 11000ft), Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, Valley of Yak herders and Chendebji Chorten
  • Amazing vegetation and villages.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 5: TRONGSA – BUMTHANG ( 68km)

  • Morning, visit Trongsa Dzong, the most massive in structure and its architecture.
  • Ta-Dzong (Tower of Trongsa), an elegant museum tasteful blend of tradition and modernity.
  • Depart to Bumthang “the spiritual heartland of the kingdom” over Yotong la pass (11,800ft)
  • Chhumey Valley, Yathra (Woolen) weaving center at Zuney Village.
  • Pass over Kila lass (2700M) and descend to Jakar.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 6: BUMTHANG VALLEY EXPLORATION

  • Drive through the picturesque valley and an ideal place for hiking, easily accessible to visit some of most sacred sites
  • Visit Jakar Dzong “The Castle of White Bird”
  • Visit Jambay Lhakhang  monastery,
  • Hike to Kurjey Monastery, Tamshing Monastery,
  • Attend prayer ceremony at Karchu Dratsang, Institute for monks.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 7: BUMTHANG VALLEY EXPLORATION

  • Excursion drive to Tang Valley
  • Hike to Ugyen Choling ( Museum)
  • Visit farmhouse, interact with local people
  • Visit Remochen Monastery and Mebartsho (flaming Lake).

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 8: BUMTHANG – PHOBJIKHA ( 140 km)

  • Transfet to Phobjikha via Trongsa
  • View beautiful landscape, virgin forest , Lawala Pass and Phobjikha Valley
  • Black Necked cranes ( Early November – Mid March
  • visit to Gangtey Gompa
  • Crane information Center and villages.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 9: PHOBJIKHA – PUNAKHA ( 75 km)

  • Morning Hike Eco Natural trail
  • Depart to Punakha
  • Visit Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakhang.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 10: PUNAKHA – PARO ( 125 km)

  • Transfer to Thimphu over Dochula pass
  • Drive to Paro , 2 hours drive
  • Visit National Museum
  • Archery
  • Evening at leisure

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 11: PARO

  • Excursion hike to Taktsang (Tiger Nest) monastery
  • Visit Kyichu Monastery
  • Experience hot stone bath.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 12: DEPARTURE

  • Transfer to airport for your onward  destination flight

Price

For travel during high season

  • USD 3, 233 for 1 person
  • USD 3, 123 per person for 2 person
  • USD 2, 793 per person for group with 3 or more

For Travel during low season

  • USD 2, 683 for 1 person traveler
  • USD 2, 573 per person for 2 person travelers
  • USD 2, 243 per person for group of 3 and above

Included

  • Accommodation at 3 star hotels
  • All meals included (B/L/ D) at 3 star hotels and restaurants
  • Transportation for the entire tour
  • Service of licensed English-speaking guide
  • Experienced driver
  • Visa for Bhutan
  • Government fee, Royalty and taxes & surcharge for group travelling as one or two person
  • Entrance fee museum, monument, permits etc.
  • Mineral water

Not Included

  • Airfare for your desired flight sector to fly into and depart from Bhutan
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips