BHUTAN Honeymoon - 15 DAYS
DAY 1 PARO – ARRIVAL (B/L/D) – Meet and greet and depending on arrival time, visit the Ta Dzong National Museum and Rinpung Dzong, a Buddhist monastery and fortress built in 1645 to defend against Tibetan invaders. Check in to your hotel.
DAY 2 PARO – THIMPHU (B/L/D) – Hike to the famed Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) where Guru Rimpoche flew on a tigress in the 8th century and meditated there for three months. Visit also Kyichu temple one of 108 temples built in the 7th century. Transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital of Bhutan. Check into hotel. Free time to relax.
DAY 3 THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING (B/L/D) – Visit Changangkha temple, which is the temple of Chenrizig or Compassionate Buddha. Visit the National Library, a treasure trove of priceless Buddhist manuscripts. Drive to see the Takin Zoo, which houses the national animal the Takin found only in Bhutan. Drive further up to BBS tower to get a view of the Thimphu valley.
DAY 4 THIMPHU – PUNAKHA (B/L/D) – Drive to Punakha (70Km) via the Dochula pass (3050mts) for a spectacular view of the Eastern Himalayas – continue on to Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan. After lunch, visit the Punakha Dzong, located on the island of the Pho – Chu (male) river and the Mochu (female) river. Visit also the Dho Jha Gha Lam Temple and Chimi Lhakhang, temple of the divine Madman Lama Drukpa Kuenley. Check into your hotel.
DAY 5 PUNAKHA – BUMTHANG (B/L/D) – Today drive to Trongsa Dzong via Pele la pass at an altitude of 3,150 metres, a wonderful opportunity for photos. Commanding the Mangde Chu at an altitude of 2,200 metres, Trongsa Dzong was built in 1644 and is the most impressive dzong in Bhutan. Continue to Bumthang, a spectacular valley and also the heartland of Buddhism. Check into your hotel.
DAY 6 BUMTHANG SIGHTSEEING (B/L/D) – Visit the Jakar Dzong, built in the 17th century, the fortress is now used as an administration centre of Bumthang valley. Visits also to: Jambay Lhakhang – this monastery was built in the 7th century. Kurjey Lhakhang: This temple is located above Jambay Lhakhang. Tamshing temple, founded in 1501. Mebar tso (Fire burning lake). In the evening, visit the local cheese and honey farm.
DAY 7 BUMTHANG – MONGAR (B/L/D) – Today’s drive, with spectacular views, will take about six hours. Watch cascading waterfalls along the way. The descent stops at 2,130 ft on a bridge over the Kurichu. Check in to your hotel.
DAY 8 MONGAR – LHUNTSHI (B/L/D) – After running for a few km through open countryside of the mountain, the road turns north and goes down into the gorge of the river – the landscape is spectacular with cliffs and coniferous forest from which turpentine is extracted. Lemon grass also grows in abundance. Check into your hotel.
DAY 9 LHUNTSHI EXCURSION – MONGAR (B/L/D) – In the morning, visit the village of Gompa Karpo, walk east of the Dzong that are especially renowned for the fine quality of the fabrics they produce. Drive back to Mongar.
DAY 10 MONGAR – TRASHIGANG (B/L/D) – After about an hour, you reach the village of Ngatshang, of one of the fiefdoms before unification. Follow the Gamri river until the bifurcation to Drametsi. This temple, perched atop a steep hill, was founded in the 16th century and is where the famous mask dance with drums originated. Continue to Trashigang, at 3,775 ft – the centre of the biggest and most populated district in the nation. Check in to your hotel.
DAY 11 DAY EXCURSION TO TRASHIYANGTSE (B/L/D) – Visit Gom Kora & Tashiyangtse with sightseeing around Trashigang. Overnight in Trashi Yangtsi.
DAY 12 TRASHIGANG – BUMTHANG (B/L/D) – Drive back to Bumthang. Check into hotel. Free time to relax.
DAY 13 BUMTHANG – GANGTEY (B/L/D) – After early breakfast, drive to Gangtey Gompa with picnic lunch. Visit Gangtey Gompa, which now houses one of the only Nyingmapa monastery in Bhutan. The valley is also the winter home to the rare black–necked cranes which migrate from remote parts of Tibet, China and Siberia to winter in this valley.
DAY 14 GANGTEY – PARO (B/L/D) – In the morning, enjoy a short walk to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten – a temple built by the Queen Of Bhutan for peace and stability in this ever–changing world. Drive back to Paro. Stop at Dochula to enjoy the view of the Druk Wangyal Khangzang Chhortens, a unique cluster of 108 temples that spiral up a monument. Transfer to Paro, driving through the idyllic countryside, dotted with villages and paddy fields, crossing rivers and natural forests to Paro.
DAY 15 PARO – DEPARTURE (B/L/D) – Day at leisure until time for your transfer to the airport for your flight.
- Accommodation in shared–twin room
- All meals; breakfast at hotel, lunch and dinner at local restaurant
- Private transfer and tours with local English speaking guide for whole duration as mentioned in the itinerary
- Fees to temples and monuments as mentioned in the itinerary
- Government Royalty Fee FIT surcharge for 1 & 2 pax Bhutanese visa fee
- Bottled water and drinks
- Cultural show
- Horse ride to Taktsang
- Hot stone water bath
- Guide / Driver tips
- Anything not mentioned as included
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