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 Bhutan Excursion Tour

The tiny Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan nestled in the Himalayas has managed to preserve its unique identity, and maintain a very traditional way of life.

A tantalizing glimpse of Bhutan's landscape and the' mighty Himalayas will be the backdrop to your spectacular flight into the green Paro Valley. Explore the towns of Thimphu and Punakha, and see the Takin, Bhutan's national animal. The drive to Punakha brings you to magical Dochu La Pass, where on a clear day you can view Bhutan's highest peaks.

On mountain roads bedecked with prayer flags fluttering in the mist, travel to Bumthang, visiting local weavers and the white Chendebji Chorten en route. Spend a day exploring the many temples in and around Bumchang. Visit the enormous Tongsa Dzong, and the

Ta Dzong, a watchtower dramatically set on the mountainside.

Towering above the Paro Valley sits Tiger's Nest, one of the most venerated pilgrimage sites in the Himalaya. The wonderful view of the temples clinging to the 2,000-foot cliff will be your reward for the hike.

DAY 01: Arrival at PARO
You will be received by our representative and transferred to hotel. Overnight in hotel.

Early breakfast and drive through terraced fields along the riverbank down stream to Bunakha. Have lunch at Bunakha Cafeteria and rest for a while, walk around and look for orchid plants. Continue drive to Chhukha. Overnight in Guest House.

DAY 03: CHHUKHA [Excursion to GEDU
Early breakfast drive to Gedu with picnic lunch to observe Orchid plants. Evening, drive back to Chhukha.

After breakfast drive to Wangdi Phodrang via Dochu la Pass which is at an altitude of 10,000ft and on the way you will see more of the beautiful scenery Bhutan has to offer. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 05: WANGDIPHODRANG [Excursion to KAMICHU or SHA]Morning drive to Kamichu or Sha site with a picnic lunch to observe wild orchid and evening drive back to Wangdi Phodrang. Overnight in hotel.

The journey into central Bhutan starts today, with the drive to Tongsa, which will take 5-6hours. On the way at Chendebji Chorten, you will stop for your lunch and spend sometime for orchid observation nearby Chendibji Chorten. After this continue drive to Tongsa. From the opposite side of the valley, still 14Km from Tongsa, provides a welcome view of the Tongsa Dzong and the town. Overnight at tourist lodge.

DAY 07: TONGSA [Excursion]
Early morning excursion to Shamgang, the famous bamboo basket products center and observe different types of Orchid plants on the way. After lunch drive back to Tongsa. Overnight in Tongsa lodge.

This morning you will visit Tongsa Dzong and Ta-Dzong (watchtower) before starting the journey to Bumhtang. 18 miles (29Km) from Tongsa, the road reaches the Yutong La pass at a height of 11,155ft. From the viewpoint you can see Jakar Dzong "Castle of the White Bird". You will reach Bumhtang in time to take lunch at its Tourist lodge. In the afternoon, visit Lamey Gompa, the unsurpassed Monastery, which today is home to a Forest Institute. It is one of the finest examples of the palatial architecture in Bhutan and was built by Tongsa Penlop, Sonam Drugyel, at the beginning of the 19th Century, who was the maternal great grandfather of the late King, Ugyen Wangchuk. You shall return to Bumhtang, bazaar and visit the shops.

Early breakfast and drive back to Thimphu over the Dochu La pass. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 10: THIMPHU [Sightseeing]-PARO
Morning visit Memorial Chorten, and drive to see Takin (Bhutan's national animal) penned up between the pine trees, visit Nunnery Monastery, Arts and Crafts School. Afternoon, drive to Paro for sightseeing. On the way visit Simtokha Dzong the oldest Dzong in Bhutan. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 11: PARO [Departure]
After breakfast transfer to Paro Airport for departure