Bhutan is perhaps the most mysterious and diverse of all the Himalayan kingdoms, where for centuries a traditional Buddhist culture has thrived in isolation from the rest of the world. It is a land of contrast - with lush forested valleys, fortified monasteries, sacred mountains, art and architecture unique to the region.
Our journey encompasses all that Bhutan has to offer taking in the 'must see' highlights of both western and central Bhutan This Central Bhutan tour will take you deep into the heart of the beautiful Bumthang valley, considered to be the Switzerland of Bhutan. We begin with a flight to Paro with great views of the Himalayas and upon landing we head straight to Thimphu, the capital town where we spend two nights visiting the local markets and appreciate the monasteries and forts that reflect the deep cultural heritage of this remarkable Buddhist kingdom. We then venture out into the countryside to visit the beautiful Punakha, Bumthang and Gangtey Valleys. En-route we cross three high mountains passes; Dochula at 3,100m, Pelela at 3,300m and Yotongla 3,400m. Here we explore the rural lifestyle and architecture of Bhutan before returning to Paro where, on one of the highlights of our tour, we visit Taktsang (the Tiger's Nest) - a small monastery clinging to a rocky cliff 900m above the valley floor.
We return back to Kathmandu with great photos to give us a lasting memory of this Himalayan Kingdom.
|Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu|
|Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu|
|Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Paro (2,280m) and drive to Thimphu|
|Day 04: Thimphu Sightseeing (2,736m)|
|Day 05: Drive to Punakha (1,250m) & Sightseeing|
|Day 06: Drive to Bumthang Valley (2,580m)|
|Day 07: Bumthang Valley Saightseeing|
|Day 08: Drive to Gangtey (2,830m) & Sightseeing|
|Day 09: Drive to Paro (2,280m)|
|Day 10: Tiger's Nest Monastery - Paro (2,280m)|
|Day 11: Fly Paro to Kathmandu|
|Day 12: Final Departure|
Country: Nepal & Bhutan
Best Period: March to May & Sept to Nov
Number of Days: 11 Nights / 12 Days
In Nepal: 03 Nights
In Bhutan: 08 Nights
Flights: Kathmandu / Paro / Kathmandu
Accommodations: Hotels in Kathmandu & Bhutan
Cost: Details of cost upon request
Country: Nepal & Bhutan
People: Nepali & Bhutanese
Language: Nepali & Bhutanese
Mountains: Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang(6,960m), Terigang (7,060m),Jejegangphugang (7,158m), etc.
Highest Altitude: Dochula (3,100m), Pelela (3,300m) & Yotongla Pass (3,400m)
Rivers: Chuzom River, Thimpu River (Wang Chu), Paro River (Paa Chu), Pochu (Male) and Mochu (Female) River