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Historical Tour

Package
Package
Historical Tour
No. of Pax
No. of Pax
1-10
10-20

Duration

12 Days

Guide

Mr. Rinzin Wangchuk

Vehicle

Toyota Coaster

Season

All Season

Overview

Day 1- Paro- Thimphu

Receive from Paro International Airport (2280m). Depending on the arrival time of the Druk Air flight/Bhutan Airlines, you will either be served a meal in Paro or be driven straight to Thimphu, the capital city, which is about 53 kilometers away. The drive normally takes about an hour and a half, leisure time. Dinner will be served in the hotel.

Day 2- Thimphu Sightseeing

Sightseeing in Thimphu (2320m) includes visits to, National Library which was established in 1967 and has many ancient Dzongkha and Tibetan texts); Painting School or the National Institute for Zorig Chusum (the 13 traditional arts and crafts like painting, woodcarving, embroidery and statue making); National Memorial Chorten which was built in 1974 in memory of the third King of Bhutan; Semtokha Dzong was built in 1629 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. (Today it is a place where monks do their studies.); Tashichhodzong the seat of the government of Bhutan. It houses the secretariat, the Throne Room, His Majesty's secretariat, the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs and the Ministry of Finance. If the sightseeing falls on the weekend you can visit Thimphu's centennial vegetable market where farmers from the nearby regions gather to sell their products. Dinner will be served in the hotel.

Day 3- Thimphu- Dochula-Punakha

The first stop on this road journey is at Dochula pass at 3050 meters. Dochula is about 23 kilometers from Thimphu and during a clear day, it offers a clear view of the Himalayas. After refreshments in Dochula, the journey continues to Punakha. Lunch will be served at the Restaurant. After lunch sightseeing in Punakha. Punakha Dzong was built in 1637 and was the former capital of Bhutan. It lies at the confluence of the Mo Chu (Female River) and the Pho Chu (Male River). Punakha Dzong still serves at the winter residence as the winter residence of the Central Monk Body. Dinner will be served in the hotel.

Day 4- Punakha-Trongsa

After the breakfast drive to Trongsa.which is 142 kilometers from Punakha, it takes around 6 hours to reach. Check-in to the hotel.

Day 5- Trongsa-Bumthang

After breakfast visits Trongsa Dzong, one of Bhutan's oldest historical, political and religious monuments also known as Druk Minjur Chhoekhor Rabtentse Dzong. Built 463 years ago, Trongsa dzong sits on a high on the ridge overlooking the Mangde Chhu (river) and represents an important link with Bhutan's precious institution of monarchy. It was the dzong where future Kings formalized their ascension as Chhoetse Penlop before ascending the Golden Throne. Visit Ta Dzong, the watchtower of the Trongsa Dzong. The chapel inside the tower is dedicated to the Jigme Namgyal, the 19th century Trongsa penlop (governor). After the Lunch drive to Bumthang, 68 kilometers away this takes 2 hours to reach. Check in to Hotel.

Day 6- Bumthang Sightseeing

After breakfast visit Jakar Dzong, the largest Dzong in Bhutan. It has a circumference of 1500 meters. Visit the Kurje Lhakhang, Jambay Lhakhang, Tamshing Monastery. Later if time permits roam around Chamkhar town. Check in to Hotel.

Day 7- Bumthang Ura

Proceed to Ura (48 kilometers from Jakar), a valley to the south-east of Jakar. It is believed to have been the home of the earliest inhabitants of Bhutan. Ura is a very beautiful valley with Buddhist monasteries and traditional houses. After the lunch, Drive back to Bumthang.

Day 8- Bumthang -Gangtey

After breakfast drive to Gangtey Goempa in Phobjikha valley. Gangtey Goempa overlooks the large green expanse of Phobjikha valley, a glacial valley on the western slopes of the black mountain range. The valley is an important wildlife center in Bhutan and is the roosting ground of the endangered blacked necked cranes that fly there from the Tibetan plateau during the winter grounds. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 9-Gangtey-Paro

Drive to Paro after breakfast which takes around 7 hours to reach. Lunch on the way in Thimphu Overnight in Hotel.

Day 10-Paro Sighteeing

After breakfast, visit the National Museum housed in the Ta-Dzong which was built in 1656 and served as the watchtower of Paro Dzong in the past. Visit Paro Dzong, also called the Rinpung Dzong, which means fortress on a heap of Jewels. Paro Dzong is one of the most impressive and well-known dzongs of Bhutan and was built in 1644. After lunch in town, proceed towards Drukgyel Dzong, also known as the fortress of victory Drukgyel Dzong was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1649 to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invaders in 1644. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 11-Taktshang Excursion

After breakfast, drive for about eight kilometers north of Paro town to visit Taktshang or Tiger's Lair perched on a cliff 900 meters above the valley floor. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche, who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in the eighth century flew to a cave in Taktshang spot on a tigress and mediated for three months. Lunch will be served in the cafeteria near the monastery. Drive back to the Hotel.

Day 12-Departure

After an early breakfast, our representative will see you off at Paro International Airport.

Package

Per Person

$2475

INCLUDES

  • All internal taxes and charges (including royalties)
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • All meals, tea, snack, and bottled water
  • All travel with a licensed local Cultural Guide
  • All surface transfers by a private vehicle
  • All entry fees,
  • Visa Fees

EXCLUDES

  • Optional tours/excursions, personal expenses.
  • Tips, laundry, phone calls, and bars. International and domestic airfare and insurance.
  • Health Insurance.

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Thimphu, Bhutan

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