5 Days Tour
August 19, 2017
8 Days Tour
August 19, 2017

Travel Itinerary

Travel Itineraries and arranged tours are subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond JDTA control.

Day 4 (Punakha - Thimphu)

Today you will drive north of Punakha Valley following the Mo Chu and we will hike up to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, the splendid example of the Bhutanese architecture and art. After you finish visiting walk back via same path till the base and drive to Thimphu. On the way back from Punakha, stop at Dochu cafeteria for lunch. After lunch continue drive to Thimphu. Before you enter the town of Olakha visit to Semtokha Dzong the oldest fortress in the Kingdom stands on a lofty ridge.

Day 5 (Thimphu - Paro)

Today you will drive north of the Thimphu for a short hike about an hour to the 17th century Cheri monastery. It serves as a school of higher learning for graduate monks and where they practice inner meditation. It is also an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. After the visit to the monastery, then return walk to the base via same path. Drive back for lunch in the Town. After lunch drive to Kuensel Phodrang, largest Buddha Statue in the country but still under construction. From here you can see the view of Thimphu valley. Evening drive back to Paro. Overnight stay at Hotel, Paro.

Day 6 (Paro)

Today’s day will begin driving at Ramthangka , the base, to take on a stunning hike on foot to visit the Taktshang Gompa or Tiger’s Nest viewpoint. Our hike to Taktshang from the road point will take through the well maintained path which is quite uphill and it takes around 2-3hours at an average walking speed. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees adorned with Spanish moss, and fluttering prayer flags. Stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang cafeteria. Taktsang is incredible monastery clings to the edge of a steep rock cliff that plunges 900 meters onto the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, said to be his consort. Way back from Taktsang to Hotel. You will visit the auspicious Kyichu Lhakhang, a scared monument pinning down the left foot of an ogress, which is built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Songsen Gampo. This Monastery is one of the 108 monasteries built across the Himalayan region by the Tibetan King to subdue the Demon that lay across the Himalayan region. The rest of the monasteries lie in other neighboring countries.

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