Center Bhutan Cultural Tour 11D/10N
Day 1: Arrive at Paro.
Meeting and assistance on arrival Transfer to Thimphu.
Briefing and Introduction.
(Paro – Thimphu: 56km, 02hrs.)
Overnight at Hotel, Druk, Thimphu.
Day 2: Thimphu.
After breakfast sightseeing of Thimphu Valley includes, visit to: Memorial Chorten, Tashicho Dzong, Handicrafts Emporium, National Library, Painting School (Institute of 13 Arts and Crafts), Traditional Medicine Institute, City Viewpoint, Traditional paper Factory, Mini zoo, Folk heritage Museum, Textile Museum, Sunday weekend market, archery match and Thimphu town.
Overnight at Hotel Druk, Thimphu.
Day 3: Thimphu ~ Punakha
After breakfast drive to Punakha across Dochu La pass (3160mts)
Stop for view the Eastern Himalayas, continue drive to Punakha.
Lunch, afternoon visit Punakha Dzong.
(Thimphu-Punakha: 78km, 03hrs.)
Overnight at Hotel Zangtopelri, Punakha.
Day 4: Punakha ~ Tashithang ~ Damji ~ Gasa Tsachhu
After breakfast drive to Tashithang – Damji and start the trek from Damji to Gasa Hot spring.
Punakha – Damji: 36kms.1.30 hrs. drive, Damji-Gasa Tsachu: 18kms, 5-6hrs walk.
Overnight in Camp, Gasa Hot Spring.
Day 5: Gasa Tsachu
After breakfast walk up to Gasa Dzong, visit the Dzong and gasa village. Enjoy the Hot Spring.
Overnight in Camp.
Day 6: Gasa ~ Damji – Tashithang – Punakha - Phobjikha
After breakfast trek to Damji. From Damji drive to Phobjikha via Punakha.
(Punakha – Phobjikha: 89kms, 3-4hrs.)
Overnight at Hotel Dewachen, Phobjikha.
Day 7: Phobjikha ~ Tongsa.
After breakfast observe the blackneck crane from the Crane Information Centre, Phobjikha and visit the Gangtey Gonpa and drive to Tongsa. Stop for lunch at Chendebji.
Overnight at Yangkhil Resort, Tongsa.
Day 8: Tongsa ~ Bumthang
After breakfast visit the Tongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong (Watch Tower), continue drive to Bumthang. In Bumthang full day Explore the fascinating valley of Bumthang. Sightseeing includes: Kurjey Lhakhang, Jampalhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, Kuenchosum Lhakhang, Jakar Dzong, Wangdichholing Palace, Lamey Goempa, Membartsho and typical Bhutanese village house.
Overnight at Swiss Guest House, Bumthang.
Day 9: Bumthang ~ Thimphu
After breakfast drive back to Thimphu. Stop for lunch at Chendipji Chorten en-route visit Wangdiphodrang Dzong.
(Bumthang – Thimphu: 268kms, 7-8hrs.)
Overnight at Hotel, Druk Thimphu.
Day 10: Thimphu ~ Paro
After breakfast, drive to Ramthangka, Paro for day hike to Taktsang Monastery. Lunch at town, afternoon continue sightseeing in Paro visit of Kichu Lhakhang, Drugyel Dzong (view the mount. Jomolhari), Ta Dzong (National Museum), Rimpung Dzong, Dungtsey Lhakhang and Stroll in Paro town.
(Thimphu to Paro: 56kms, 2hrs.)
Overnight at Hotel Olathang, Paro.
Day 11: Paro Departure.
After breakfast transfer to Airport and farewell for onward journey.