PILGRIMAGE 15 DAYS 14 NIGHTS

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Travelling to Bhutan for spiritual pilgrimage is way different from others, since the sacred tradition are going back to the centuries…

15-Day Itinerary

DAY 1 Gunwahati – Samdrup Jongkhar

  • Flight into Guwahati India to take an alternative way to Bhutan
  • Reach Samdrup Jongkhar, the South Eastern Dzongkhag of Bhutan border for a delightful lunch
  • Night halt at Deothang Monastery

DAY 2 Samdrup Jongkhar – Barshong (Tashigang)

  • Visit Barshong Monastery in Tashigang
  • Visit Zangdopelri Monastery which consist of unique and wonderful detailed murals and ceiling mandalas
  • Visit Handloom, the National Weaving Center and to National Institute for Disabled  
  • Night halt at Barshong Monastery

DAY 3 Barshong – Tashigang

  • Visit Barshong Monastery to make morning prayer
  • Take a short hike to visit a farm house in Barshong valley
  • After lunch, visit a line of eight chorten to enjoy the fine views
  • Reach Kanglung where you can see a clock tower and campus of Sherubtse College, a feel of a Himalaya hill-station
  • Drive crossing the valley of Rong Thong and visit main town of Trashigang

 DAY 4 Tashigang – Rangjung – Tashigang

  • Visit Tashigang Dzong, built in 1659 by Trongsa Penlop Minjur Tenpa and served for centuries as an administrative headquarters and monastery
  • Visit Rangjung Ösel Chöling Monastery  
  • Drive back to Tashigang and spend some times in some remote villages with villagers

DAY 5 Tashigang – Tashiyangtse – Tashigang

  • Drive to Gom Kora, an extraordinarily picturesque temple for sunrise
  • Go to Tashiyangtshe, the town known for excellent wooden cups and bowls making from avocado and maple wood
  • Visit Chorten Kora

DAY 6 Tashigang – Mongar

  • After breakfast, we will go to Mongar, the second largest town in the Eastern Bhutan
  • In Yadi Loops, we will spend some time in taking pictures
  • Visit Mongar Dzong, a very tradition Bhutanese architecture 

DAY 7 Tashigang – Mongar

  • Go to Lingmithang for sunrise
  • Drive to Thrumshing La, the second-highest mountain pass in Bhuta
  • Visit some of the schools and villages in Ura and Tangsibi

DAY 8 Bumthang

  • Drive to a private monastery at the hill named Padtselling Gonpa
  • Visit the ancient monastery called Jambay Lhakhang and Khachu monastery for sunset

DAY 9 Bumthang

  • Drive to an ancient monastery named Buli monastery
  • Visit Gyatsa valley and a Gyatsa primary school.
  • Drive to the Trongsa town and visit the Trongsa fortress and the watch tower, where is a national museum today.
  • Night halt at hotel in Trongsa

DAY 10 Bumthang to Gangtoe

  • Visit Trongsa Dzong, which was built in 463 years ago and is the largest fortress in Bhutan
  • Visit Chendebji Chorten, built in the style of the great Bodhanath stupa of Nepal; where we spend time for photo shooting and lunch
  • Pass through Pelela Pass (3,350m) with many colorful prayer flags in the background
  • Reach Gangtoe monastery for sunset
  • Night halt at a farm house to experience a local life

DAY 11 Gangtoe to Punakha

  • Enjoy the sunrise photographing of Phobjikha
  • Drive to Punakha to visit the temple of fertility
  • Enjoy green rice fields of Punakha and we may see villagers harvesting.
  • Night halt at Hotel in Punakha

DAY 12 Punakha to Thimphu

  • Enjoy the sunrise in Talo, top of the hill in Punakha
  • Drive to Thimphu via Dochula passes, the highest point with an elevation of 3,050 meters above sea level for sunset
  • Take a walk around the 108 memorial Chortens, one of the most beautiful passes facing toward eastern Himalayas  
  • Tea break at Dochula Hotel
  • Passing some small villages named Hongtsho
  • Night halt in Thimphu

DAY 13 Thimphu

  • Enjoy the sunrise in Dechen Phodrang and participate in the monk morning activities
  • Visit the National Zoo Talo, where the endangered national animal of Bhutan – Takin is taken care there
  • Visit National Institute of Art and Craft
  • After lunch, visit Tashichhodzong, Central administrative government building and summer capital of monk
  • Visit Kuenzang Phordang, the world’s biggest sitting Buddha for sunset

DAY 14 Thimphu to Paro

  • Enjoy the sunrise in Simtokha Fortress  
  • Visit Simtokha Dzong, built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal
  • Depart for Paro en routing Tacho gang monastery to Paro valley for sunset ​

DAY 15 Farewell Bhutan 

  • Visit the Paro fortress
  • Farewell Bhutan

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Price starting from USD3,650, including:

checkedRound-trip flight from Bangkok to Bhutan

checked3 star-4 star accommodation double occupancy inclusive breakfast and dinner

checkedDaily 3 meals

checkedLand transport within Bhutan

checkedA qualified & licensed English-speaking guide

checkedAll entry fees

checkedBhutan visas, government fee, taxes & surcharges

checkedTea and snacks

checkedTelephone sim card

Excluding:

– Flight into Bangkok
– Laundry
– Private calls and value top-up services for phone card
– Land transport within Bhutan
– A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
– All entry fees
– Bhutan visas, government fee, taxes & surcharges
– Tea and snacks
– Telephone sim card

High Season Tariff

For ( March, April, May, September, October and November) US$ 250 per person per night

Low Season Tariff

For (June, July, August, December, January and February) US$ 200 per person per night

*The tariffs for tourists visiting in a group of 3 persons or more*

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Surcharges:

Tourists travelling in a group of 2 persons or less shall be subject to a surcharge, in addition to the minimum daily package rates.

– Single individual – US$ 40 per night
– Group of 2 persons only – US$ 30 per person per night

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