CULTURE EXPLORATION 11 DAYS 10 NIGHTS

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11-Day Itinerary

11 Days 10 Nights

DAY 1 Paro

  • Flight into Paro by Druk-Air.
  • Delightful lunch in Paro valley.
  • Visit Ta Dzong, the watch tower of Paro Dzong which now houses the national museum.
  • Way back to Thimphu via Tachhogang Monastery

 

DAY 2 Thimphu

Thimphu sightseeing

  • The biggest sitting Buddha recently built named Kuenzang Phordang
  • Changangkha Lhakhang: built in the 13th century
  • Motithang Mini Zoo: where you can see Takin, the National Animal of Bhutan
  • Take a walk around the 108 memorial Chortens, one of the most beautiful passes facing toward eastern Himalayas
  • Visit nunnery (The women monk temple) for drawing and meditation 
  • Thirteen art and craft institute: popularly known as zorig chusum
  • Visit Thimphu Dzong 

DAY 3 Thimphu – Punakha

  • Toward Punakha via Dochula, at an altitude of 3,050 meters above sea-level
  • Visit Punakha Dzong, the administrative Centre of Punakha Dzongkha in Bhutan and winter capital for Thimphu monks

 

DAY 4 Punakha – Wangdue – Trongsa – Bumthang

  • To Wangdue Bridge where you can see the ruins of Wangdue Dzong which was damaged by fire.  
  • Pass through Pelela Pass (3,350m) with many colorful prayer flags in the background, excellent for photo takings and have a short tea break.
  • Have our lunch at a local restaurant in Trongsa
  • Continue our journey to visit the Dzong.
  • Start our departure toward Bumthang valley

 

DAY 5 Bumthang

After breakfast you will visit the following cultural sites:  

  • Padthselling Monastery
  • Jambay Lhakhang Monastery
  • Kurji Monastery
  • Tramzhing Monastery
  • Lhodra Kharchu Monastery

 

DAY 6 Bumthang – Gangtey

  • Toward Wangdue passing through colourful dense forest
  • Have lunch at Chendebji
  • Passing through Pelela and reach Gangtey for night halt

 

DAY 7 Gangtey-Thimphu

  • Visit Gangtey Monastery  

 

DAY 8 Thimphu

After breakfast you will visit :  

  • Chari Monastery
  • Pangrizampa Monastery
  • Thimphu Zangdopelri
  • Semtokha Dzong  

 

DAY 9 Paro Tiger’s Nest

  • Hiking to Taktshang (the Tiger’s Nest).

 

DAY 10

After breakfast you will visit :  

  • Haa Valley 
  • White Monastery
  • Black Monastery
  • Chele La: Hosting flags

 

DAY 11 Farewell Bhutan  

 

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