Best of Bhutan Tour( Culture- Hikes- Short Trek- Monastic Stay)

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Best of Bhutan Tour( Culture- Hikes- Short Trek- Monastic Stay)

This Tour Includes the Best Flavor of Bhutan. It has a mix of Tradition- Culture & Heritage- Beautiful Nature Hikes & Authentic Bhutanese Experience .
Enjoy the presence of the sacred monasteries that sit precariously on sheer cliffs, the fluttering prayer flags that line the high ridges & chanting of the red robed monks. It is this aspect of life dimension which gives Bhutan an aura that comes from another time.
Experience the rich and precious cultural diversity which is strongly engraved in every valley and its people. You can take hikes through the forest, try out a traditional local hot stone bath with the game of Archery, meet the local families & have farm dinner surrounded by hills and its latticed pattern

And end the tour with the famous Tiger Nest hike.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Paro - Drive to Thimphu (54Km/ 1.5 Hr)

Stop At: Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, Paro-Thimphu Highway, Paro 12001 Bhutan
On the way stop at Tachoggang, a beautiful, historic sight across the Paro River. Adorned with numerous prayer flags, the iron bridge is a beautiful walk towards the temple. Apart from the temple, the bridge is of profound importance and steeped in history.
Light a butter lamp here and begin your tour with beautiful aspiration.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Simtokha Dzong, 5 Kms South of Thimphu, Thimphu Bhutan
Five miles from Thimphu, on a lofty ridge, stands Simtokha Dzong the oldest fortress in the Kingdom. Simtokha's strategic position overlooks the entire Thimphu Valley. The central tower has 12 sides, unlike any other Fortress in Bhutan.The carvings on walls in the courtyard is amazing
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Buddha Dordenma, Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
Marvel at the grandeur of the tallest sitting Buddha statue, towering at an impressive height of 51.5 meters, located at Kuensel Phodrang.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Wangdi-tse Monastery, Sangay Ganag - Wangditse Rd, Thimphu Bhutan
Venture through the flavors and scents of thick pine forest along the side of Thimphu valley leading to the glorious Wangditse temple. It is one and half hour - easy hike crossing local apple farms and houses which could be exciting for the kids. The trail further takes into trees of oak, pine, and rhododendron which accompany you throughout the hike while occasionally opening to the view of the Buddha Dordenma statue, Tashichoe Dzong and Thimphu valley.

From Wangditse Temple you have the option to hike back the same way and drive to Dechenphodrang Monastery or hike down to Dechenphodrang Monastery where you can meet young monks undergoing their monastic schooling. You can interact with the monks and witness their day to day life.

Time Taken: 1 hour to 1 and half hour.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Centenary Farmers Market, Main Town, Near the Wangchhu River, Thimphu Bhutan
Thimphu's Weekend Market, a lively maze near Wang Chhu, bursts with regional vendors every Thursday to Sunday. Delight your senses with aromatic incense, exotic spices, and unique finds like yak legs with hooves attached. From dried fish to local honey, the stalls offer a sensory feast. Don't miss the cereals section with red rice and kapche. The bustling atmosphere spills into the streets, creating a vibrant market scene. Cross the traditional bridge to discover the weekends-only Handicrafts Market nearby. An unforgettable blend of flavors and culture awaits!
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight at 3* Hotel (Lemon Tree/ Pelyang Boutique)

Day 2: Monastic Stay & Experience at Dodeydrak Buddhist Monastery

Stop At: Pangri Zampa Monastery, Dechencholing, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
Drive to the Northern end of Thimphu valley passing through the countryside hike through the off-beaten tracks , visit the Buddhist College of astrology at Pangrizampa & the temple of the 21 Tara Devi in a serene setting next to it, before taking a hike to Dodeydra monastery.
If interested in Buddhist astrology , you can consult the monk there


Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Dodeydrak Buddhist Monastry, GJ86+23P, Thimphu, Bhutan
Start your journey continues with a soul-stirring hike leading us to the sacred hilltop of Dodeydra monastery. As we ascend, we are greeted by breathtaking vistas and a profound sense of tranquility that permeates the surroundings.

Immerse yourself in the sacred realm of Dodeydra Goempa, where you can meet and pray alongside monks. Share a serene evening prayer and dine with the monks. If you're up for it, engage in a Dharma discussion with the monks. Embark on an extraordinary journey of connection and spirituality.

During your stay, you can indulge in the following experiences:

• Be blessed by the monks with a special transformational/cleansing ritual.
Upon reaching at the monastery attend a ‘Lhabsang Thruesel’- a cleansing ceremony to clean one from negativities and adversities of life.
• Hoist Prayer Flags: Raise vibrant prayer flags, infusing the atmosphere with your aspirations

• Engage in sacred rituals like Incense Offering, Wine Offering, and Butter Lamp Offering.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight at Monastic Guest house


Day 3: Hike Back to Thimphu & Drive to Punakha

Stop At: Dodeydrak Buddhist Monastry, GJ86+23P, Thimphu, Bhutan
Rise early to the sound of the chirping birds and morning bell summoning the monks for Morning Prayer. Begin your day by participating in Morning Prayer with the assembly of monks at the Dodeydra Monastery, before headind back to Thimphu.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dochula Pass, Thimphu Bhutan
On the way to Punakha, stop at Dochu La Mountain pass at 3,100 meters marked by 108 Buddhist Shrines. If skies are clear, the high Himalayan peaks towards the north east will be revealed in all their glory. Hoist prayer flags on one of the highest point and make aspirations to benefit of all being.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chimi Lhakhang Temple, Punakha Bhutan
Hike to Chimi Lhakhang, at about five minutes walk away from Sopsokha Village. Prepare to be greeted by paintings of an unassuming sight on your way to the site. The temple is also popularly known as the divine mad monk's temple or the temple of fertility.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Punakha Dzong, Punakha Bhutan
Visit Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. Punakha was Bhutan’s capital until 1955 and Punakha Dzong still serves as the winter residence of the central monk body. Bhutan’s first king, Ugyen Wangchuck, was crowned here in 1907. The fortress has withstood damage from fire, earthquake and flood over the centuries. The latest flood, in October, 1994, caused great damage to the fortress but miraculously spared its most holy statue.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel /homestay in Punakha( Hotel Lobesa/ Aum Wangmo homestay)

Day 4: Punakha-Paro (130Km/ 3-4 hrs), Tiger Nest hike

Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail, Paro Bhutan
Early morning drive to Paro.
Upon reaching Paro hike up to Tiger’s Nest - one of Bhutan’s most revered pilgrim sites; be rewarded to the overwhelming sight of the monastery perched on a cliff at 3,120 meters above the sea level and 900 meters above Paro valley. Tiger’s Nest or Taktsang acquires its name from the legend of its foundation, when in the 8th Century Guru Rinpoche, widely revered as the second Buddha, arrived from Tibet flying across the mountains on the back of a tigress and meditated here for three months. He blessed and preached tantric Buddhism in Bhutan.


Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Overnight At 3* Hotel in Paro

Day 5: Departure

Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
End of your travel to Bhutan. Our team will drive you to the Airport and bid farewell.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Hora de Inicio:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Best of Bhutan Tour( Culture- Hikes- Short Trek- Monastic Stay)
8/30/2020 - 6/2/2025
Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Duración: 5 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Paro International Airport, Airport Road Paro, Paro 12001, Bhutan
Traveler pickup is offered
You will be entering Bhutan from Paro International Airport ( the only International Airport in Bhutan)
- Our Team will be at the Paro Airport with your placard and pick you up from there.

Airports

  • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan


Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Bhutan SDF USD 100 per person and per Night
  • Bhutan Visa, Accommodation,Private transportation, Guide,Taxes, Fees and Charges
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Buddha Dordenma
  • Entry/Admission - Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Simtokha Dzong
  • Entry/Admission - Chimi Lhakhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang

No Incluye

  • Those not included in inclusion
  • Single Supplement of USD 300
  • Alcohol & Any Other Beverages

Instalaciones


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