Detail about the package
Bhutan Still being an underdeveloped country, people in the remote villages practice mixed farming. Cattle help the farmers with dairy products and provide with drought power while plowing the field for cultivation of crops. Even the cow dungs are being used as a manure in the field. Thus these farmers grow crops as well raise the cattle. Bhutanese farmers are mostly small holder farmers practicing mixed farming system involving cattle rearing and cultivation of crops. These farmers survive their daily meals completely on farming.
There are few villages settled on the higher altitudes. These villages are are usually two three hours of walking distance from the motor roads.
The fight to Paro crosses the Himalayan Mountains, affording spectacular views of the awesome peaks, including the sacred jumolhari and jichu Drake in Bhutan On arrival in Paro Airport, you will be received by our guide and transfer to restaurant for lunch . After lunch, you will visit the Rinpung Dzong, the 15th century massive fortress which now serves as administrative and monastic center of the valley. From the Dzong, you can walk down to the road head crossing a traditional wooden bridge. After that you will be taken to Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and the most sacred temple built in 7th century . In the evening, you can stroll in Paro town.
Today we will drive to Nunnery Temple car parking. From here hike starts with gradual climb. Visit Temple for long life and good luck. Continue hiking to Chelela pass then to Kungkarpo(4300m). . The pass is dotted with colorful Buddhist prayer flags offers stunning views of Mount Jumolhari and other mountains and beautiful Paro and Haa valley. During spring season we can see Rhododendrons, Primulas, Edelweiss and other flowers. If we are fortunate, we will see stunning 360 view of Himalayan peaks. The Kungkarpo pass is use as Sky Burial. From here the trail descends through opened natural meadow till the road point. Drive downhill from the pass through the forests of blue pine, fir and oak. It is said Haa. Overnight hotel in Haa.
After breakfast we will hike in Haa villages. You will come to know a countrys true culture and tradition. You will enjoy the scenic hike through village. You will invite to their homes for a tea and interact with them. After hike drive to Thimphu. En route stop at chele la fo the view. Lunch at paro. After lunch continue drive to Thimphu capital of Bhutan. Evening stroll in the city and explore lifestyle and meet with locals.
Morning after breakfast you will drive about 50 minutes to the north of Thimphu. Our hike starts from the parking(2800m). Hike to Tango (3050) takes around one an half hour . The hike is gradual ascends in the forest of Rododendrons, silver fir and Hemlock. Explore the monastery which was in 15th century by Drukpa Kinley(Divine Madman. Lunch at Thimphu. After lunch we will visit King’s Memorial Chorten (which was built in honor of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck), School of Arts and Crafts (also known as the painting school), Jungzhi Traditional paper factory, Buddha Point and Motithang Takin Preserve and Tashichho Dzong, the seat of the national government.
Today you can enjoy beautiful drive to Punakha. En route we will stop at Dochula pass (3150 meters) where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges including the highest peak of Bhutan Gangkar Puensum(7560m) above sea level. We will hike from the pass for 2 hours to the Lungchutse temple. Hiking in the forest of Rhododendron, silver fir and Oak. On the the ridges dotted with colorful Buddhist prayer flags. On clear days, one can enjoy 360° view of the Himalayan mountain ranges from the top of Lungchutse temple. After exploring the temple, you will hike back to Dochula .After lunch, drive downhill through the forest of rhododendron,fir,and hemlock. You can visit Punakha Dzong, former capital and the most beautiful Dzong in Bhutan. Overnight in hotel
After breakfast drive back to Paro, En-route stop at Dochula Pass and visit the Druk Wangyal temple on hill. Stop in Thimphu for lunch. Continue drive to Paro and visit local archery ground and watch locals playing archery. Overnight in hotel.
Today, you will hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, Bhutan’s most famous monastery(3100m), which is situated at face of the cliff offering the best view of Paro valley. According to the legend, it is believed that Guru Rinpoche, the 8th century Spiritual Master, flew to this location on the back of a tigress to meditate. Lunch will be served at Cafeteria Restaurant halfway up on the mountain. Explore the monastery and hike back to Paro. Overnight in hotel
Morning, you will drive to airport for departure. Our representative will bid the farewell.
Advent Bhutan Tours & Travels (your local Bhutan travel agent) will see you off at the Paro International Airport for your onward destinations.
Wonderfully exotic. Incredibly dramatic. Its magical essence can’t be articulated. From the rich Buddhist culture to its remote Himalaya setting. Here the people live unimaginably hard but full lives, rooted in age-old tradition yet ready to join the 21st century. Bhutan seems like a place that couldn’t still exist. Join us on this one-of-a-kind hiking tour and feel the magic.