Bhutan Adventure

Resort: Bhutan Adventure
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Bhutan
Price From: £1759.20

Over View

Imagine a country where a lands worth is measured differently think Gross National Happiness instead of Gross Domestic Product. Now stop dreaming because you are in the unexplored mountain kingdom of Bhutan. Beauty and wisdom are revealed at each dzong, every gompa, and most incredibly, in the eyes of every smiling Buddhist monk you meet. On treks through remote trails and visits to Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha, nature lovers, photographers, and culture junkies will uncover a purity of experiences, traditions, and kindness.

Itineraries

Day 1
ParoThimphu

Arrive at any time, and transfer to Thimpu.

Day 2
Thimphu

Visit the National Memorial Chorten, the Buddha Point, and Motithang Takin Preserve. In the evening, visit Tashichho Dzong.

Day 3
ThimphuGangtey Gonpa

Drive through the Bhutanese countryside passing small villages and panoramic views of the Himalayas en route to Gangtey for a night in a family’s farmhouse. Visit the Black-Necked Crane Centre and learn about these birds and their environment.

Day 4
Gangtey GonpaPunkha

Hike in the Phobjikha Valley and explore the Gangtey Gonpa Monastery. Afterwards, travel to the ancient capital of Punakha and enjoy a short hike in Lobeysa to Chime Lhakhang, built in 1499.

Day 5
Punkha

Visit Punakha Dzong, the winter capital of the Je Khenpo (chief abbot). Later, hike to Khamsum Yueley Chorten and take in the views, followed by a visit to the Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery.

Day 6
PunkhaHaa Dzongkhag

Enjoy Punakha before driving to Haa Valley. Take in more scenic Himalayan ranges and valleys. Visit the White Temple (Lhakhang Karpo) before an evening walk around town.

Day 7
Haa DzongkhagParo

Enjoy a short hike up to Kila Gompa, a nunnery perched on a cliff housing over 60 nuns. Continue on to Paro, with free time to wander the streets and pick up some souvenirs.

Day 8
ParoBumdrak Camp

Trek through fluttering prayer flags, rhododendron trees, and conifer forests to reach Bumdrak camp at 3860m.

Day 9
Paro

Trek back down through grassy meadows and trees covered in wispy moss. Later, hike to the stunning Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) and the Kyichu Temple, one of the oldest in Bhutan.

Day 10
Paro

Depart at any time. Airport transfer included.

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