Whitewater rafting
Black-necked cranes in Phobjikha
Unique architecture
Explore beautiful valleys
Trekkers paradise
Faces of Bhutan
Nomadic way of life
Tourists arrive at Paro International Airport
Rich biodiversity
Explore the trail less trodden
Picturesque glacial valley
Biking in the Himalayas
Paro International Airport
Land of Festivals
Thimphu valley

A Full Day Thimphu Cultural & Happiness Tour

monks tashichhodzongIn morning, visit animal sanctuary where the national animal of Bhutan, the Takin, is found in captivity. Walk around the BBS tower which is also known as the “romantic point” and lovers often come here to look at the panoramic view of the Thimphu valley. En route visit Nunnery temple. You can show your devotion here by praying with the Buddhist nuns.

Visit the Folk Heritage Museum where the cultural lifestyle of the ancient Bhutan has been preserved.

Visit the Zorig Chuksum “School for Thirteen Traditional Arts and Crafts”  followed by a visit to Textile Museum, Handicraft Emporium  and some local shops for antiques.

Visit the General Post Office. You can create a personalized postage stamps by your own photo for souvenir or sent home on a post card.

In the afternoon; drive to Buddha Gang, which offers a spectacular view of Thimphu city. This giant Buddha-statue overlooking Thimphu is one of the biggest in the world. Walk to the Happiness Garden 500 meters along a beautiful nature trail to plant various species of trees like Rhododendron, Maple, Oak, Cheery & Blue Pine. In advance we will keep your pit dug, saplings ready with your name placard. The placard will have your name and address and the photograph of the growth of your ‘Happiness Tree’ will be mailed to you quarterly. (Fees Nu. 300/ $5 per tree/ It is complimentary from our company)

Visit the Tashichhoe Dzong, the main secretariat building, the office of the King and Throne room and also the house of the State Monastic Body.

Thimphu CityVisit the Farmer’s Fresh Market. Tens & hundreds of locals from various villages gather here to sell vegetables & fruits.

After evening tea, witness an archery match played by the locals with lots of hue & cry! Archery is the national game of Bhutan and it is also one of the best ways of expanding your public relation.

Leasurely Walking-tour in the city and then dinner in gho & kira (national dress) if interested/ cultural performance alongside bonfire. You can learn or try some traditional dance with the dancers. Overnight Thimphu (Alt; 2320m) 

A Day Trip to Tang & Ura Valley

ura tangAfter breakfast; drive up the hill on the farm road to Tang valley and visit the mystical Ugyen Choling Palace. Ugyen Choling is a national treasure. Its remote location makes it the less frequently visited historical sites in Bhutan.

After lunch at Ugyen Choling Palace, drive down to visit Tang Rimpoche’s temple and Nunnery.

En route, short hike to Menbar Tsho (the burning lake). This lake is the holiest lake in the country and is believed to be a wish fulfilling lake.

Continue your journey to Ura valley. One of the oldest villages of Bhutan located at an elevation of 3100m.

Stroll around Ura village and hop into few friendly villager’s home for tea and chit-chat. The people here still live a semi-nomadic lifestyle by herding yaks and sheep.

In interested you can hike up to Sherthanla pass where you will be picked up by your transport. (1 hr walk)

In evening, drive back to Bumthang. Overnight Bumthang (Alt; 2600m) 

Mystical Excursion to Tiger’s Nest (A Day Tour)

taktshang Maebar2017After a healthy breakfast, spend the day hiking up a forested path to Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan’s most famous and scenic icon. The climb is steep and takes about 4 hours round trip. An important place of pilgrimage and refuge for more than 1200 years, Taktsang Monastery clings to sheer cliffs two-thousand feet above Paro Valley, and from your closest vantage point on a rocky ledge directly across from it, you will still need 200-300 mm lenses and a steady tripod to get tight photographs. 

Before proceeding to the holy monastery, offer butter lamps at the Cliffside for the wellbeing of all sentient beings. This sacred place got its name when Guru Rinpoche rode there on the back of a flying tiger and meditated in a cave behind the present-day monastery. Sadly, in 1998, the central temple was destroyed by fire, leaving the country in mourning for their holiest of spiritual places.  But religious leaders and the King quickly developed a plan to rebuild Taktsang and donations started pouring in from Buddhist centers all over the world, and today, the magnificently rebuilt exterior is complete.  Tiger’s Nest is once again the subject of cloud-shrouded posters that say, “Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon.”

Sit inside the speech room just above the cave where Guru Rimpoche meditated in 8th century. Open your heart and allow yourself to embrace the divine energy circulating at Taktsang and carry the fond experience with you when you fly back home. A sunkey (holy string) and khada will be given to you by a lama before you leave the speech room and Tiger’s Nest.

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Picnic lunch at the hillside Cafe. On the way down, Your guide will assist you in putting the wind-horse flags on trees & cliffs for your blessing and protection. We believe this will bring you a smooth trip back home.

In evening authentic village style farewell dinner in our traditional dress “Gho & Kira”at a typical village home with local liquor called “Ara.”” (tastes somewhat like the Japanese Sake) & yak meat. Then luxuriate in the Bhutanese equivalent of a Jacuzzi called a “Chu Tsen.”  River rocks are heated and dunked into a large wooden tub with herbs.  This type of bath is considered to have medicinal properties of healing. Overnight Paro. (Alt; 2280m)

Nomadic-Tour to Damji & Gasa Village/ Hot Spring Getaway (A Day Trip)

maebar gasa damjiDrive 3 hours north through the countryside & wild orchid forest to Gasa. This beautiful region is inhabited by the Layaps, nomadic herders with a unique culture. Their main sources revenue come from trading products made from their yaks, such as yak hair textiles, cheese, butter and yak meat . Gasa is also one of the least visited places in the country except by the trekkers.

Walk around Damji village/ This village is popular for bird watching

Visit Gasa Dzong (ancient fortress) and have lunch in the village at a farmer’s house. Gasa village is also known for their friendly nature & hospitality. (Try to participate in a small cooking class at the farmer’s house on preparing local delicacy like Ema datsi & Jasha Maru)

Walking tour around Gasa village, talk to villagers, farmers and school children and visit their farm fields.

On the way back soak yourself in Gasa Hot-spring the most popular hotspring in the kingdom.

In evening, drive back to Punakha and time at your leisure. Overnight Wangdue & Punakha (Alt; 1240m)

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