This Eastern Bhutan Tour can be done through-out the year.
Eastern Bhutan Tour
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Trongsa, Bumthang
Available as small group/join-in or Independent.
|Day 01||Paro Cultural Tour||Rema Resort.
Tashi Namgay Resort.
|Day 02||Paro-Tiger Monastery Hike||Rema Resort.
Tashi Namgay Resort.
|Day 03||Thimphu-cultural Tour||Peacefull Resort.
Hotel Phuntsho Pelri
|Day 04||Punakha-Chimilhakhang Hike||Hotel Meri Puensum
Hotel Pema Karpo
|Day 05||Gangtey-walking tour||Hotel Dewachen
|Day 06||Gangtey cultural and Village walking Tour||Hotel Yugharling or similar|
|Day 07||Gangtey-Trongsa-Bumthnag-Cultural Tour||Kaila Guest House.
Hotel Swiss Guest House.
|Day 08||Bumthang sightseeing||Kaila Guest House.
Hotel Swiss Guest House.
|Day 09||Bumthang-Thimphu||Peacefull Resort.
Hotel Phuntsho Pelri
|Day 10||Thimphu-Paro Chelela Excursion and Hotstone bath.||Rema Resort.
Tashi Namgay Resort.
|Day 11||Paro and see off|
Day 01. Arrive Paro (By Bhutanese Airline):
After the adventurous flight to Paro International Airport ,Eastern Bhutan Tour will start from paro. Our team will drive you the short detachment to the hotel. After Tea, drive to the leftovers of the Drukgyal Dzong, worked in 1647 by the Great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the dzong was collapsed by coincidental fire and left in ruins as an intriguing token of the exceptional triumphs it was attempted to perceive. Examine the barriers and on a fresh morning experience an extraordinary point of view on Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m). In travel back, visit Kichu Lhakhang, worked in 659 A.D by the Tibetan ruler Srongsen Gampo. This Monastery is one of the 108 groups worked over the Himalayan region by the Tibetan King to suppress the Demons that lay over the Himalayan region. The rest of the orders lie in other neighboring countries. Dinner and over night in Hotel.
Day 02. Paro, Excursion to Taktsang Monastery:
After breakfast a short drive takes us to Satsam Chorten, the way travels through astounding pine forest, a significant parcel of the trees brightened with Spanish greenery, and an irregular backwoods of shivering supplication standards. We stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang Jakhang (cafeteria) and a short time later walk a short partition until we see, obviously and clearly close enough,The Spectacular Taktsang strict network. The Lhakhang was worked around Guru Rimpoche’s consideration breakdown in 1684 by the Penlop of Paro, Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay, this fantastic strict network adheres to the edge of a sheer stone feign that plunges 900 meters into the valley underneath. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric master who got Buddhism to Bhutan 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favored partner.
After lunch, visit Ta Dzong (built in1656 and rebuilt in 1968), an outdated watchtower, which right now houses the National Museum. Underneath the show lobby is the Rimpung Dzong (really connoting “Load of Jewels”), the point of convergence of normal and severe master in this valley, worked in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Over night in Hotel.
Day 03 Paro – Thimphu Sightseeing:
After breakfast, visit to the National Memorial Chorten (1974) worked out of appreciation for our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Dupthop Lhakhang one of only a handful barely any enduring convents in Bhutan. We at that point visit the National Library, loaded with old Buddhist compositions, and the Painting School where conventional craftsmanship is as yet kept alive through guidelines in the specialty of painting Thangkas (consecrated Buddhist strict parchments). After lunch we drive to the Traditional Medicine Institute where medications are set up as indicated by antiquated practices, and to Lungtenzampa to watch the Royal silver smiths and Bhutanese paper manufacturing plant at work. Different features incorporate a visit to the Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the mid year habitation of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan). We at long last visit the Handicrafts Emporium followed by looking for keepsakes in the shops of Thimphu. Over night in Hotel.
Day 04. Thimphu Sightseeing:
After breakfast, visit Folk Heritage Museum, Textile Museum and Philatelic office. Simply Bhutan is a remarkable undertaking that intends to save our way of life and custom while creating business open doors for youthful occupation searchers. The framework depicts antiquated Bhutanese engineering which is being lost to modernization. The venture is one of its sorts in the nation.
Day 05. Thimphu – Punakha: (72 Kms, 3 hours drive).
After breakfast, drive to Punakha by methods for Dochula pass. If the atmosphere is clear, we stop for quite a while at Dochula go to see Higher Himalayas. In travel, stop some an opportunity to see Chimi Lhakhang, which was worked by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in fifteenth century. He smothered the insidious spirits with his “Magical Thunder shock”. The Temple is in any case called “the Temple of Fertility”. You can similarly watch crafted by specialty of lama drukpa Kuenlay which depicts the presence history of this devine neurotic.
After lunch, visit Punakha Dzong worked in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is organized between Pho Chu (Male conduit) and Mo Chu (Female stream). For quite a while until the time ruler, it filled in as the seat of the Government. There was a more diminutive structure here called Dzong Chu (Small Dzong) that housed a figure of Buddha. It is said that Shabdrung mentioned the organizer, Zowe Palep, to remain in bed front of the figure, while Palep was snoozing, the Shabdrung took him in his dreams to Zangtopelri and showed him the illustrious living arrangement of Guru Rimpoche. From his vision, the designer envisioned the arrangement for the new Dzong, which concerning the show, was never committed to paper. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). The war materials found during the battle with Tibetans are secured here. Punakha is up ’til now the winter home of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk accumulated the new national Assembly here in 1952. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 06. Punakha – Gangtey
After breakfast drive to the beautiful and lovely valley of Gangtey.Visit Gangtey Gompa Monastery. Gyaltse Pema Thinley, the grandson and mind resurrection of Pema Lingpa set up the Temple in 1613, and Tenzin Legpai Dhendup, the second re-indication, developed the asylum. The present Abbot, Kunzang Pema Namgyal is the ninth re-indication. It is a Nyingmapa strict network and is related to other Nyingmapa groups consolidating Tamshing in Bumthang. Research Phobjikha valley, notable for the Black Necked Cranes during winter. There is in like manner small Hiking course that takes you around the town of phobjikha which we can adjust it for our charmed clients. Over night at Hotel.
Day 07. Gangtey – Trongsa – Bumthang
After breakfast, drive to Trongsa. Visit Trongsa Dzong, the most noteworthy dzong of Bhutan, worked in its current structure in 1644 by Chogyal Minjur Tempa, the official who was sent by Shabdrung to bind together eastern Bhutan and developed toward the finish of the seventeenth century by Desi Tenzin Rabgay. Trongsa Dzong is the familial home of the current Royal Family and initial two innate lords governed Bhutan from this Dzong After Lunch, drive to Bumthang. Halt at Hotel.
Day 08. Bumthang Sightseeing: In Bumthang visit Jakar Dzong, which really connotes “The Castle of White Bird”. The current structure was worked in 1667 and a short time later visits Lamey Goemba, a colossal manor and shelter worked in eighteenth century by Dasho Phuntsho Wangdi. Visit Jambay Lhakhang, worked by King Srongsen Gampo of Tibet in the year 659 on a comparative day as Kichu Lhakhang in Paro. The haven was visited by Guru Rimpoche during his visit to Bumthang and was overhauled by Sindhu Raja after Guru Rimpoche restored his life power. Under the haven is said to be where Guru Rimpoche covered a couple Terma.
In October one of the most fabulous festival, “Jambay Lhakhang Drup” is orchestrated here. After lunch, Visit Chakhar (Iron Castle) Lhakhang, it is the site of the illustrious living arrangement of the Indian King, the Sindhu Raja who invited Guru Rimpoche to Bumthang. The Original illustrious home was made of Iron and from this time forward the name Chakhar. The sacred individual Dorji Lingpa produced the Current structure in fourteenth century. Its correct name is Dechen Phodrang. We by then visit Kurjey Lhakhang that is named after body print of Guru Rimpoche, worked in 1652 by Minjur Tempa. Visit Tamshing Lhakhang (Temple of the incredible message), developed in 1501 by Pema Lingpa and is the most critical Nyingmapa haven in the domain. Around evening time, visit Membarstho which really implies, “The devouring Lake”.or the “Burning Lake” Over night in Hotel.
Note: Please attempt to stay mindful and don’t go excessively far of prosperity while in visiting The devouring Lake.
Day 09. Bumthang – Thimphu (212 kms):
Lengthy drive to Thimphu getting a charge out of the common excellence en route. We stop sooner or later for a light tidbit and for certain photos. As we reach Thimphu, walk around Thimphu town, supper and overnight in the Hotel.
Day 10. Thimphu – Paro Chelela Excursion:
After breakfast, visit Simtokha Dzong worked in 1627 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. This Dzong is the most prepared and oldest Dzong in Bhutan and before long houses a Monastic school. Later drive to Chelela Pass by methods for Paro which is the most vital road point in Bhutan. During summer the Chelela mountain venture is very beautifull due to the proximity of wild blooms and rhododendrons. Little valley of Haa is moreover clear from this Top. Drive back to Paro. Visit a Farm House and here we offer our clients with secretly mixed Ara(wine) with Hot stone shower and fiery Bhutanese dinners for dinner. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 11. Departure: Early morning, drive to Airport and Farewell.
Please keep in mind that before you take this trip. Few things to remember are your visa acceptance letter, your air tickets, Passport validity should be 6 months and more. If you have any health condition please make sure your health insurance covers all.
Being a responsible company, we are always available for 24 hours a day, in case if you need any emergency help. It is best to first call your designated travel coordinator or sales person (whose contact numbers are will be listed on your tour agreement), for any reason if you are not able to reach to him/her then please ring us on the below numbers:
Thimphu Head Office: (00975)-331423
Mobile number: (00975)-17140505(Available 24/7)
Note: office working time is 9am – 5pm from Monday to Friday.
Mr. Binod Rasaily (Sales Manager) 00975 17281037 (Available for 24 hours a day)
Etiquette and Taboos
Cultural Considerations: Be aware that your cultural values may differ from those of locals. These may include different concepts of time, personal space, communication, etc., which are not wrong or inferior, just different. Making the extra effort to respect local customs and cultural differences will enhance your interactions with locals during your time in Bhutan and contribute to building mutual respect between locals and tourists.
Appropriate attire: Most Bhutanese are pretty conservative from our western perspective so it is always polite to wear long pants at all times (Man and Women). Women should wear long pants or skirts. Shirts should not be revealing and bras should be worn. Unfortunately, many tourists ignore these cultural norms and can be seen in towns and villages wearing shorts and revealing summer attire; while it may be comfortable, it is not appropriate, especially when visiting monasteries and Dzongs.
Generally we adhere to the original itinerary that we described but sometimes little alterations can be born due to the situations that are beyond our control. On the other hand, in order to make our trip for your personal experiences and flexible, we allowed our clients to make minor changes by discussing with us (office staff) and guide (field staff). The trip detail itinerary is a general guide to the tour and region, and any mention of specific destination or activities is by no means of guarantee that they will be encountered or carried due to sudden change in time and the local circumstances and climate.
Keeping in touch with your beloved at home
If your family members or colleagues or friends want to talk to you during your Bhutan Tour or Trek, then you can either provide your guide mobile number to reach you during the trip or you can directly give the company phone number. We will make the arrangement to reach you with guide.
Meals are usually provided in buffet system and most of tourist food are blend and if you need to change the foods varieties we are very open to change and you need to discuss with guide. We have Indian, Chinese and authentic Bhutanese restaurant where you can have very spicy food.
Bhutan is a unique travel destination with some special considerations. It is highly recommended that you undertake some background reading before travel to Bhutan. The more you learn about your destination, the more rewarding your travel experience will be.