West And Central Bhutan Tour

Day 1: Arrival-Paro-Thimphu (L/D)

The flight to Bhutan takes you over the great Himalayas, offering the most scintillating scenery of the world’s highest glacial peaks. Upon your arrival representative from Company will receive you and drive to Thimphu about 1hr. Later visit Memorial stupa and Trashi Chodzong. Overnight in Thimphu in Hotel 

Day 2: Thimphu (B/L/D)

Morning sightseeing includes–Folk and Heritage Museum, Traditional Hand made Paper Factory, Painting School, Textile museum, 12th century changangkha temple, Takin, Bhutan’s national animals. National Emporium and etc. Overnight in Thimphu in Hotel

Day 3: Thimphu-Punakha (B/L/D)

Morning proceeds to Dochula pass (3,100m). On clear day, the pass offers the most spectacular view over the greater eastern Himalayas including highest peak of Bhutan. Upon arrival visit Punakha Dzong and later En-route to visit temple of divine madman, also well known as the temple of fertility. Overnight in Punakha in Hotel

Day 4: Punakha-Bumthang (B/L/D)

Drive to Trongsa about four and half hours. Continue your journey crossing Pele la Pass (3,300m), the traditional boundary between east and west. Stop for picnic lunch at Chendebji Chorten built in 18th century by a Lama named Shida; it is Nepalese in style with eyes painted at four cardinal points. Visit Trongsa Dzong and Tower Museum. On the way stop at chume weaving centre, typical woolen product from Bumthang valley. Overnight in Bumthang in Hotel.

Day 5: Bumthang (B/L/D)

Morning – visit Jambey Lhakhang built in 7th century, Hike about hour to Kurjey Lhakhang, Walk to Tamshing Lhakhang founded in 15th century. Short stop at Konchog Sum Lhakhang and attain monk debate at Kharchu Monastery. Take a stroll through Bumthang market area.
Overnight in Bumthang in Hotel

Day 6:Bumthang-Trongsa-Gangtey (B/L/D)

Morning drive to south to visit stop at Member Tso (the Burning Lake) from which the saint Pema Lingpa has discovered the treasure in the 15th century hidden by Guru Rimpoche in the 8th century. Later return to Bumthang and continue your drive to Gangtey via Trongsa.  Phobjikha is one of the few glacial valleys in Bhutan and chosen home of black necked crane, which migrate from the central Asiatic Plateau to escape its harsh winters. Overnight in Gangtey in Hotel

Day 7: Gangtey-Punakha-Paro(B/L/D)

Morning visit Gangtey Monastery, the only Nyingmapa Monastery in Bhutan. Later drive back to Punakha and then to Paro. Overnight in Paro in Hotel

Day 8: Paro sightseeing (B/L/D)

Morning visit Paro Dzong and Ta Dzong. Later in afternoon Kyichu Lhakhang, built in 7th century and Dungtse Lhakhang. And other sites as per available of time. Overnight in Paro in Hotel.

Day 9: Taktsang hike (B/L/D)

Morning hike to Taktsang Monastery, Tiger nest monastery a quintessential Bhutan travel experience. Later visit ruined Drukgyel Dzong, Overnight in Paro in Hotel

Day 10: Paro-Departure (B)

After early breakfast in the hotel drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.

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