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5 Nights 6 Days Bhutan Adventure Tour

Duration: 6 days      (Based On review(s))

5 Nights 6 Days Bhutan Adventure Tour is to witness unique culture & traditions and explore the adventure aspects of Bhutan. Adventure tour in Bhutan begins with landing at Paro then drive to Thimphu. Sightseeing in Thimphu covers Buddha point Thimphu, Thimphu king’s Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong Thimphu, etc. Then cycle all the way to Punakha from Thimphu passing along high Himalayan road and Hairpin bends. Stopover at Dochla pass (3,140m) which commands a spectacular view of the eastern mountains on a clear day. Take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang, the fertility temple. In Punakha, rafting at the Po-chu (Male River), an easy-going rafting experience. Visit the Punakha Dzong arguably one of the most impressive monasteries in Bhutan. Khamsum Chorten hike in Punakha is an easy day hike up to the temple. Then trace the same route back to Paro from Punakha. Once again passing along Dochula pass and another opportunity to witness great mountain panorama. In Paro, go for the hike to the Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’. It’s believed Guru Padmasambhava flew on a back of a flying tigress and meditated here in the 8th century. Paro sightseeing covers other great landmarks like Rinpung dzong monastery and Kyichu Lhakhang. 5 Nights 6 Days Bhutan Adventure Tour a great way to explore Bhutan and immerse yourself in the Land of the Thunder Dragon.

Trip Highlights: 

  • Witness spectacular bird’s eye view of the Himalayas while flying in/out from Paro.
  • Paro exploding with colors and traditions.
  • Explore the tiny capital Thimphu.
  • Visit Dochula pass (3,140m) en-route Thimphu to Punakha with spectacular Himalayan views.
  • Take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang ‘the fertility temple’ dedicated to Drukpa Kunley – the divine madman.
  • Great cycling at the high mountain roads with spectacular views.
  • Rafting at the Pho-chu (Male River) in Punakha.
  • Punakha Dzong arguably the most impressive monastery in Bhutan.
  • Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’- one of the most important monasteries in Bhutan.
  • Visit Kyichu Lhakhang – the oldest & most sacred shrines in Bhutan.
  • Witness culture, traditions & daily lifestyles of Bhutan.

ITENERARY

Your 6 Days Bhutan Adventure Tour starts with your arrival at Paro by Bhutan’s national carrier, Druk Air, and it’s a scenic flight as the plane touch down the lush green Paro Valley flying past the world’s highest mountains. Steeping down from the plane, cool, clean and fresh air welcomes the visitor, the first gift of Bhutan. After clearing the customs and visa formalities met by the representatives and transfer to Paro for lunch. Afterwards, visit Rinpung Dzongbuilt in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. Then drive to Thimphu (1 hour) following Pa Chhu downstream.In Thimphu, drive on to the Buddha Terrance for a stunning view of the valley and take a drive to visit Takin Preserve to see Takin, Bhutan’s national animal – a strange looking beast which some say resembles a beestung moose! Take a view of the majestic Tashichoe Dzong, the seat of the government before circumventing the Memorial Chorten – a monument erected in memory of Bhutan’s third king H.M. Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Visit Centenary Farmers Market, the new authentic craft bazaar, National Institute of Traditional Medicine that still dispenses traditional herbal medicines to the locals, the Folk Heritage Museum – a 300 year old traditional house converted into a museum. Overnight at Hotel (Lunch/Dinner included)
The road to Punakha begins with a 22km ride and a height gain of 670m up to Dochu La Pass (3,100 meters). The hillsides are covered in a luxuriant temperate forest of abundant rhododendron and magnolia and several species of deer and monkeys make their home in this forest. Stop for lunch at Dochu La where on a clear day you will have a spectacular view of the Himalayan Mountains. The downhill ride from the Dochu La into the Punakha valley will leave you speechless as you glide through lush forest spread over a distance of 50 kilometers.After refreshing in the hotel in Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong, built in 1637 by Shabdrung, the ‘Unifier of Bhutan’. It is situated at the confluence of the Mo Chu and Pho Chu (Mother and Father Rivers) and is the winter residence of the Je Khenpo and hundreds of monks who move en masse from Thimphu in the colder months. The three story main temple of the Punakha Dzong is a breathtaking example of traditional architecture with four intricately embossed entrance pillars crafted from cypress and decorated in gold and silver. Overnight at Hotel (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included)
On the third day of 6 Days Bhutan Adventure Tour, drive to the rafting-start-point following a short drive and after safety briefing; proceed with a soft rafting at the Pho-chu (Male River). A little paddling is required and you pass along the Punakha Dzong which is located on banks at the confluence of two rivers, Pho-chu & Mo-chu. The rafting is expected to be about 90 minutes with rapids of class 2-4.After lunch, hike up to Khamsum Yueley Namgyel Chorten erected by Royal queen mother for the purpose of present king in 2002. It offers a great view of the lower valley. The temple is regarded as one of the most intricate with paintings. At the temple one could see three different sect of Mahayana Buddhism. Afternoon: visit Punakha Dzong located at the confluence of the Pho-chu (male-river) and Mo-chu (female-river), the Punakha Dzong is arguably the most impressive dzong in the country. Overnight at Hotel (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included)
After early breakfast, drive from Punakha to Paro re-crossing Dochula pass and stopping at Thimphu for lunch. Upon arrival in Paro visit Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan; the Dzong continues its age-old function as the seat of the district administration, district court and the monastic body. The southern approach to the Dzong has a traditional roofed cantilever bridge called Nemi Zam. Overnight at Hotel (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included)
After breakfast drive towards the base camp of Taktsang for the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger’s Nest. It’s about two hours hike up the cafeteria. From this point, enjoy the spectacular view of the monastery, where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in 8th century. Then visit the Taktsang Monastery and hike back to the road point then drive to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Later on, back to hotel. Overnight at Hotel (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included)
Your 6 Nights Bhutan Adventure Tour terminates today so after breakfast drive towards the international terminal and board the flight for your onward destination.

COST AND DATES

NOTE

  • The above quotation is for private tour.
  • On the day of departure, the ‘local agents’ host obligation shall be limited to providing breakfast only and any extra requirements shall be payable on a usage basis.

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