Trekking in Bhutan 11 Days
The Bhutan trekking tour is for the nature lovers. During spring season the rhododendron flowers are in full bloom. This trekking takes you through the forests filled with many species of Primula and shades of red and orange rhododendrons. During the trekking you will have panoramic views of the two valleys Paro and Haa and also the beautiful Himalayan ranges of Bhutan. The best season for trekking is during the months from April to October.
Destinations Covered : New Delhi - Paro - Chonana - Jebkarpo - Lower Mingula - Thong - Drugyal Dzong - Thimphu - Paro
Day 01: New Delhi
Around midnight arrival in New Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travellers. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.
Day 02: New Delhi - Paro
In the morning drive to the airport for the flight to Paro. This beautiful valley with its rich terraced farmland, is home to some of the Bhutan's oldest temples and monastries. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in Paro. In the afternoon we will visit the Rinpung Dzong. It was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. Rinpung Dzong means the fortress on a heap of jewels. This fortress now houses the Paro monastic school and the office of the civil administration. Then we visit the National Museum. After the visit of the National museum we go for an excursion to Takstang monastery. In April 1998 a fire destroyed the main structure of Taktstang Monastery, perched on the side of a cliff 900 m above the valley floor. It is also known as "tiger's den" because Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site on the back of a tigress in the eighth century.
Day 03: Paro
In the morning we will visit the Ta Dzong. Looking down upon the Rinpung Dzong is the Ta Dzong which was built in 1651 as a watch tower. This dzong is round more like parts of an European castle. In the afternoon we visit the Drugyal Dzong. It means the victorious fortress which was built in 1647 by Shabdrung to celebrate his victory over the Tibetan invaders. Strategically built over the only passage into the Paro valley, the dzong helped to rebel various invasions through the course of Bhutanese history. Evening free for leisure.
Day 04: Paro - Chonana
A remarkable 4 Days trek in the foothills of the Annapurna through fields & villages with distant view of the mountains. Camp.
Day 05: Chonana - Jebkarpo
In the morning after having our breakfast we start our trekking tour. From Chonana we will trek towards Jebkarpo. It will be a trek for about 6 to 7 hours. Jebkarpo is situated at an altitude of 3700 m. Arrive in Jebkarpo by the evening. We have an overnight stay in Jebkarpo.
Day 06: Jebkarpo - Lower Mingula
In the morning after having our breakfast we start our trekking tour. From Jebkarpo we will trek towards Lower Mingula. It will be a trek for about 5 to 6 hours. Lower Mingula is situated at an altitude of 3800 m. Arrive in Lower Mingula by the afternoon. Evening free for leisure and relaxation. We have an overnight stay in Lower Mingula.
Day 7: Lower Mingula - Thong
In the morning after having our breakfast we start our trekking tour. From Lower Mingula we will trek towards Thong. It will be a trek for about 5 to 6 hours. Thong is situated at an altitude of 3600 m. Arrive in Thong by the afternoon. Evening free for leisure and relaxation. We have an overnight stay in Thong.
Day 8: Thong - Drugyal Dzong
In the morning after having our breakfast we start our trekking tour. From Thong we will trek towards Drugyal Dzong. It will be a trek for about 4 to 5 hours. Drugyal Dzong is situated at an altitude of 3500 m. Arrive in Drugyal Dzong by the afternoon. We have an overnight stay in Drugyal Dzong. In Drugyal Dzong we will end our trekking tour.
Day 9:Thimphu - Paro
Today we visit a painting school and the center of the traditional medicines. Then we visit the Memorial Chorten. Memorial Chorten is a stupa and was built in the year 1974 in the memory of the late third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. The paintings and images inside the monument provide a rare sight into the Buddhist philosophy. In the afternoon drive to Paro. In the evening we reach Paro. Rest of the day free for leisure.
Day 10:Paro - New Delhi
In the afternoon we drive to the airport for the flight to New Delhi. In the evening arrive in New Delhi. Rooms are available to get refresh before departing for the airport. The rest of the day at leisure. After dinner we leave the hotel for the airport.
Day 11: New Delhi
Around midnight flight to home destination.