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Magical Western and Central Bhutan

Cultural / Festival
14 Days

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Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrive Paro International Airport. Sights in Paro. Visit National Museum and Paro Dzong. Halt in Paro.

Day 2:

Morning drive to Punakha (2.5 hours). Stop at Dochula Pass at the 108 stupas. En route visit Chimi Lhakgang (temple of the divine mad man) by walking through paddy fields. Visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong. Halt in Punakha.

Day 3:

Morning drive to Trongsa (5 hours). Visit the Trongsa Dzong and Ta Museum. Halt in Trongsa.

Day 4:

Morning drive to Bumthang (4 hours). En route stop at Chume Valley to visit a yathra weaving center.  Yathra is the name of the locally-produced woolen cloth. Halt in Bumthang.

Days 5:

Explore Bumthang. Visit the Jakar Dzong, Jambay and Kurje Lhakgang, Bumthang town. Halt in Bumthang.

Day 6:

Drive to Tang valley. Visit the Membartsho “the burning lake” on the way. Visit Ogyencholing Palace and Museum in Tang. Halt in Bumthang.

Day 7

Drive to Phobjikha valley in Wangdi (6 hours). Visit Gangtey Gompa. Halt in Phobjikha valley.

Day 8:

Visit the Black Necked Crane Center. Do a short trail hike in the valley. Halt in Phobjikha.

Day 9:

Drive to Thimphu (5 hours), the capital of Bhutan. Walk around Thimphu town. Halt in Thimphu.

Day 10

Explore Thimphu: Visit the Big Buddha, School of Traditional Arts, National Memorial Chorten, Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum and the Thimphu Dzong. Halt in Thimphu.

Day 11:

Explore Thimphu: Day hike to Tango Monastery on the outskirts of Thimphu. Visit the Traditional paper factory. Walk around Thimphu town. Halt in Thimphu.

Day 12:

Explore Thimphu: If today is a weekend day, visit the Farmers Market and walk across the river to the craft bazaar, takin zoo, Nunnery. Afternoon drive to Paro (1 hour). Halt in Paro.

 

Day 13:

After breakfast hike to one of the most important religious sites in Bhutan, Taktsang Lhakhang, known as Tiger’s Nest. Afternoon rest or explore Paro town.

Day 14:

Depart from Paro Airport.

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