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11 Nights 12 Days Bumthang Ura Tshechu

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ITINERARY

DAY 01 - ARRIVE PARO AIRPORT

You will be received at the Paro airport-You will be engaged in sightseeing around Paro after lunch wherein you will get to visit 
• Taa Dzong 
• Paro Rinpung Dzong.
• Drugyal Dzong and Kicchu Lhakhang. 

DAY 02- DRIVE TO THIMPHU

On the next day, we will have a smooth drive towards Thimphu which would approximately take 1 hour from Paro. You will visit the following places 
•  Tashi Chhoe Dzong.
• Bhutanese Craft Bazaar
• Watch Archery game
• Centenary market in the evening 

 DAY 03-THIMPHU TO PUNAKHA-Travel to Punakha (2 hours’ drive)
• Visit Dochula Pass
• Visit Punakha Dzong
• Visit Chimi Lhakhang

DAY 04 -PUNAKHA TO TRONGSA
• After breakfast, drive to Trongsa which is 5 to 6 hours’ drive (142 km) from Punakha.

 DAY 05- TRONGSA TO BUMTHANG
• Visit Trongsa Dzong
• Trongsa Taa Museum 

 DAY 06 -BUMTHANG
• Explore beautiful Bumthang Valley
• Jambay Lhakhang
• Kurjey Lhakhang
• Tamshing Lhakhang
• Jakar Dzong also known as ‘the Castle of the white bird’

 DAY 07-BUMTHANG TO URA VALLEY
• Early morning after the breakfast, we will drive towards URA valley which is 48 km away will take approximately 1.5 hours to attend the ‘URA Festival’. During the festival, a famous dance known as ‘Ura Yakchoe’ is performed. 

 DAY 08- URA TO GANGTEY
• Drive back, following the same route towards Pobjika and you will be expected to reach there by evening. 

DAY 09- GANGTEY TO WANGDUE
• Explore Phobjika valley
• The Phobjika valley is one of the most beautiful U-shaped valley in Bhutan.Phobkijka valley is home to Black necked cranes Mountain.

DAY 10- WANGDUE TO THIMPHU TO PARO

After breakfast, drive back to Thimphu in the morning.You will visit the following places in Thimphu
• Buddha Dordenma Statue
• Bhutan Post Office
• Museum
• Royal Textile Academy

 Day 11-HIKE TO PARO TAKTSHANG
• After the breakfast, there will be a hike to Taktshang Monastery. 
• In the evening, we will accompany you to a farm house in Paro for a hot stone bath. 

 Day 12 -PARO-

After the breakfast, we will drop you to the Paro International Airport from where you will fly back home
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Important Information
Departure Point
Paro
Duration
12 days
Return Details
Paro
Inclusions
  • All internal taxes and service charge
  • Bhutan Government Royalty of US$65 per night per person
  • Visa Fee $40
  • Twin sharing hotel Rooms at 3 star hotels
  • All Meals (breakfast ,lunch and dinner) at 3 star hotels
  • Service of a professional and a licensed Bhutanese speaking English Guide
  • Refreshments (tea, coffee and snacks)
  • All transfers and sightseeing/treks/tours within Bhutan
  • Riding ponies and pack animals on treks
  • Trekking equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • Mineral drinking water
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Airfare
  • SURCHARGES For Solo Traveler: $ 40 per night. For Two Person Traveler: $ 30 per person per night. No Surcharge Applicable for Group of 3 and More.
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Wire transfer fee for transferring money to Bhutan
  • Bar bills
  • Laundry
  • Travel Insurance
  • Other Personal Expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Once you have transferred your funds, we will transfer your money to Tourism council of Bhutan's account and will not be released to Yahweh Tours and treks until your tour have taken place. So your money stays safe in the Government's account and once your tour gets over, the government will release all the funds to our company’s account.
  • You will be received at the Paro airport
  • You will be engaged in sightseeing around Paro after lunch wherein you will get to visit Taa Dzong (Museum)-Paro Rinpung Dzong and Drugyal Dzong-Kicchu Lhakhang
  • Taa Dzong lies on the hill located above the Paro Dzong. It is an ancient watch tower which is now used as the National Museum. The building has a unique design with the shape of a conch shell. The museum has different galleries which provide better display and various categorizations such as anthropology, arms and armor, pre-history, manuscript, paintings, textiles, bronzes, decorative arts, philatelic items, epigraphic items and numismatics.
  • Next visit will be to Paro Rinpung Dzong. Rinpung means, “Heaps of jewels” and it is a fortress monastery possessing a long history. Inside the Dzong, there are fourteen shrines and chapels.
  • After exploring Paro Rinpung Dzong, you will get to visit Drugyal Dzong and Kicchu Lhakhang. Drugyal Dzong is Dzong is one of the oldest Dzong in the country which was built to commemorate the victory over an invasion from Tibet. This Dzong now lies in ruins. Right after the visit to Drugyal Dzong, you would enjoy the visit to Kicchu Lhakhang on the way back to the Paro town. This temple is one of the oldest temple built by a Tibetan Emperor, Songtsan Gampo. It is believed that this temple is filled with various hidden treasures.
  • On the next day, we will have a smooth drive towards Thimphu which would approximately take 1 hour from Paro. You will visit the following places and other sightseeing in and around Thimphu.
  • Visit Tashi Chhoe Dzong.
  • This marvelous fortress was built by Lama Gyalwa Lhanapa. The Dzong houses the office of the King, the cabined secretariat, ministry of home affairs and finance and also other government departments.
  • It is a handicraft market in Thimphu which is acquainted with unique arts and crafts of the country. It will indeed take you to the different world exhibiting its own beauty and charm.
  • Watch Archery game
  • Visit the changlimithang ground to witness the Archery match. Archery is the national sport of Bhutan and the sports is played by the Bhutanese on several occasions. Archery is played differently in Bhutan as compared with the internal standards where the two targets are placed 100 meters apart from each oth
  • Visit centenary market in the evening where many local produces foods stuffs as well as arts and crafts are sold in the market. Thus, this provide great opportunities for interacting with the local and photography session.
  • Travel to Punakha (2 hours’ drive)
  • Visit Dochula Pass
  • On the way to Punakha you will come across Do Chula pass which is placed 3100 meters above the sea level. There are about 108 sacred stupas or temples being build out there. Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan is seen from the Dochula Pass.
  • Visit Punakha Dzong
  • Punakha Dzong is the second largest and one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan. It was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel as prophesied by Guru Rinpochhe.This Dzong is built at the confluence of Po Chhu and Mo chhu.
  • Is a popular Buddhist monastery built around 1499 by Ngawang Chogyal in honor of Lama Drukpa Kuenley who is also known as a “divine madman” after he subdued the demon of the Dochula with his “magic thunderbolt of wisdom”. He is called a “Divine madman because of his unusual ways of teaching Buddhism by means of singing, humor and outrageous behavior, which amounted to being bizarre, awful and with sexual overtones.
  • After breakfast, drive to Trongsa which is 5 to 6 hours’ drive (142 km) from Punakha.
  • Visit Trongsa Dzong
  • Trongsa Dzong is the largest Dzong in Bhutan built in 1647 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Dzong is considered to be very significant. The first two leaders of the Nation, Jigme Namgyal and Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck ruled from this dzong which is why the crown prince serve as Trongsa penlop before acceding to the throne.
  • Visit Trongsa Taa Museum
  • Later you will be accompanied to Ta Dzong, towering over the east side of the dzong. In ancient times, the tower was a fortress against internal rebellions. Since then, it has been transformed into a National Museum. The tower also houses a chapel which is dedicated to the Trongsa Penlop Jigme Namgyal in the 19th century.
  • Drive to Bumthang
  • After visiting Taa Museum, you will have a ride for 2.5 hours to another amazingly stunning landmark of the country, Bumthang from Trongsa.
  • Explore beautiful Bumthang Valley
  • Bumthang is located in north-central region of Bhutan. The place is commonly known as spiritual land of the country. It is well-known for its unique and vibrantly woven wool items called yathra which will be a best thing you could ever gift it to your loved ones back at home. During your stay in this beautiful place, you will be able to visit and discover sacred places, shrines and temples specifically:
  • Jambay Lhakhang
  • Kurjey Lhakhang
  • Tamshing Lhakhang
  • Jakar Dzong also known as ‘the Castle of the white bird’
  • Early morning after the breakfast, we will drive towards URA valley which is 48 km away will take approximately 1.5 hours to attend the ‘URA Festival’. During the festival, a famous dance known as ‘Ura Yakchoe’ is performed. There are also other colorful mask dances performed by the monks. Moreover, the local people take part in performing various dances too. A sacred relic is also being revealed to bless the people.
  • You can also explore the magnificent URA valley having clustered settlement where 40 to 50 beautiful traditional houses are built. The valley also possess URA Lhakhang which dominates the valley. Most people here are farmers and rear sheeps and yaks. Women here wear white scarf on their head to protect against cold and they also wear sheep’s skin behind their back which act as a cushion to carry heavy load.
  • Drive back to Bumthang in the evening. Overnight stay at Bumthang.
  • Drive back, following the same route towards Pobjika and you will be expected to reach there by evening. In the evening, visit one of farm house for dinner together with the family memebers.This provides an excellent opportunity to interact and understand the life of local people out there.
  • Overnight stay at Pobjika
  • Explore Phobjika valley
  • The Phobjika valley is one of the most beautiful U-shaped valley in Bhutan.Phobkijka valley is home to Black necked cranes (endangered bird) which flies to Bhutan from Tibetan plateau during winter to roost. They migrate from higher attitude to spend their winter here because of the extreme cold weather in the northern Bhutan .The best time to visit this place is during winter as you can see Black necked cranes all over this magnificent valley. You can also see Yaks grazing on the mountains before entering the valley.
  • Visit Gangtey Goenpa (monastery)-which is built on a hill top. It is the only Nyingmapas monastery on the western side of the Black Mountain. Moreover, it is the biggest Nyingmapas monastery in the country.
  • Drive to Wangdue in the evening
  • After breakfast, drive back to Thimphu in the morning.You will visit the following places in Thimphu
  • Visit Buddha Dordenma Statue
  • It is a massive Shakyamuni statue built on the hill top of Kuenselphodrang which is 51.5 meters in height and is made up of bronze and gold. It is one of the largest statue in the world. This great statue also houses over one hundred thousand small Buddha statues. I bet that you will be startled to gaze at this gigantic statue right in front of you.
  • Visit Bhutan Post Office
  • Bhutan post office is located in the heart of Thimphu city. This is one exciting place to visit as there is unique collection of Bhutanese stamps and you will get to explore about Bhutan’s history from these stamps as well.
  • Visit Museum
  • Thimphu has Many Museums. Each artifact in the museum has its own stories to tell which you would love to listen to.
  • Visit Royal Textile Academy
  • Simply Bhutan Museum
  • National Folk Heritage
  • National Textile Museum
  • Drive to Paro in the evening. Overnight stay at Paro
  • After the breakfast, there will be a hike to Taktshang Monastery. Paro Taktshang is one of the most prominent tourist destinations of the country and your trip would be tedious without visiting this most important Buddhist temple. Taktshang which mean “Tiger’s nest” was built around 1692 on a cliff which is about 3120 meters above the sea level. It is located 10 km away from Paro town and will take at least 2-4 hours for trekkers to reach the spot. You can even have an exhilarating uphill ride on a rented horse. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche (Buddhist saint) came riding on a tigress to this site and meditated in the cave for 3 years, 3 months, 3 days and 3 hours so as to subdue evil spirits dwelling in that region. He was indeed victorious which is why Taktshang was built to signify the victory over the evil spirit. There is a Taktshang cafeteria which serves tea, lunch, snacks and fruit drinks at a reasonable price as well
  • In the evening, we will accompany you to a farm house in Paro for a hot stone bath. This traditional bath uses fresh water from the river mixed with Artemisia leaves. The water is then heated by dipping hot stones in the water tub. This hot stone bath is a traditional method of healing diseases. In additional, you would feel relax while taking hot stone bath. So, if you are tired, a hot stone bath is all you need!
  • Overnight stay at Paro
  • After the breakfast, we will drop you to the Paro International Airport from where you will fly back home
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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