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Bhutan Adventure

Bhutan

Bhutan Adventure

Hiking
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Start: Paro
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End: Paro

Imagine a country where a land’s worth is measured differently.

Activity
Hiking
LocationBhutan
Duration10 days
Start / EndParo / Paro
Tour operatorG Adventures

Bhutan

Bhutan Adventure

Hiking·
10 days·G Adventures
Start: Paro
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End: Paro

Description

Imagine a country where a land’s worth is measured differently — think Gross National Happiness instead of Gross Domestic Product. Now stop dreaming because you are in the unexplored mountain kingdom of Bhutan. Beauty and wisdom are revealed at each dzong, every gompa, and most incredibly, in the eyes of every smiling Buddhist monk you meet. On treks through remote trails and visits to Paro, Th...

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Itinerary

Day 1Paro

Arrive in Bhutan, clear customs, and meet your CEO. Catch the included transfer to the hotel. Go for a short orientation walk of the town and enjoy a local dinner with the group.

Day 2Paro

After breakfast, drive about 30 mins to the base of the famous Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest). After lunch at the cafeteria, head back down and drive to Kyichu Lhakang Temple, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. In the evening, enjoy free time to explore Paro.

Day 3Paro/Bumdrak Camp

Trek through fluttering prayer flags, rhododendron trees, and conifer forests to reach Bumdrak camp at 3860m. 

Day 4Bumdrak Camp/Thimphu

Trek back down through grassy meadows and trees covered in wispy moss. Continue with a short ride to Thimphu, the capital city.

Day 5Thimphu

In the evening, visit the Tashi Chhoedzong, known as the "Fortress of Glorious Religion", initially built in 1702. Today, it houses the main secretariat building, the central monk body, and the office of the king.

Day 6Thimphu/Gangtey Gonpa

Drive through the Bhutanese countryside passing small villages and panoramic views of the Himalayas en route to Gangtey for a night in a family's farmhouse. 


The road climbs steeply through forests, with hanging lichen up near the Dochula Pass (3,050m/10,007 ft). The pass offers panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains. Stop for tea and check out the view before continuing on to Gangtey Gompa. Opt to visit the Black-Necked Crane Centre before dinner or wander around the small town to see young monks from the nearby school meandering in the street.

Day 7Gangtey Gonpa/Punākha

Head to the ancient capital of Punakha. Enjoy a short hike in Lobeysa to Chime Lhakhang, built in 1499 before visiting Punakha Dzong. 


Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Punakha before visiting Punakha Dzong. This is the winter capital of the Je Khenpo (chief abbot).

Day 8Punākha/Haa Dzongkhag

Wind through deep gorges and blue pine forests before reaching the valley. Here, we'll visit the Lhakhang Karpo (White Temple) and walk around Haa town in the evening.

Day 9Haa Dzongkhag/Paro

Enjoy a short hike up to Kila Gompa, a nunnery perched on a cliff housing over 60 nuns. Continue on to Paro, with free time to wander the streets and pick up some souvenirs. Enjoy a final dinner with the group on your last night in Bhutan.

Day 10Paro

Depart at any time. Airport transfer included.


Your CEO will help arrange your transfer to the airport and all exit formalities before your journey home.

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Accommodation

Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts), camping (1 nt), farmhouse stay (1 nt).

What's Included

Your Local Living Moment: Farmhouse Stay, Gangtey Gonpa. Arrival and departure transfers. Paro orientation tour. Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) visit and hike. Memorial Chorten and nunnery visit. White Temple visit in the Haa Valley. Hike to Kila Gompa Nunnery. Trekking with camping (2 days).

Meals Included

9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners

What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 mintues with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10-15kg/22-30lb. Suitcases are not recommended ... Read more
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