11 Day Trongsa Tsechu
Day 1: Arrival in Paro
Upon arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and driver and driven to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The drive will take about an hour, and you will have the rest of the day to explore the city on your own. You can visit the National Memorial Chorten, a stupa built in memory of Bhutan’s third king, or stroll through the local market. Overnight stay in Thimphu.
Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing
After breakfast, you will visit the Buddha Dordenma statue, one of the largest Buddha statues in the world, and the Takin Preserve, where you can see Bhutan’s national animal, the takin. You will also visit the Changangkha Lhakhang, a 12th-century temple that is one of the oldest religious sites in Thimphu. In the evening, you will have free time to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay in Thimphu.
Day 3: Drive to Punakha
After breakfast, drive to Punakha, a town located in the western part of Bhutan. On the way,stop at the Dochula Pass, a mountain pass that offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas and108 Druk Wangyel Chortens, a series of chortens (Buddhist shrines) built in honor of Bhutanese soldiers who died in a battle against Indian insurgents. Once you reach Punakha, visit the Punakha Dzong, a historic fortress that serves as the administrative center of Punakha district. Walk across the suspension bridge, one of the longest suspension bridges in Bhutan. Overnight Punakha
Day 4: Punakha to Trongsa
After breakfast, drive to Trongsa, a town located in central Bhutan. Upon arrival,visit Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong. Stroll through Trongsa town, visiting local shops and markets in the evening. You will spend the night at a minimum 3-star rated hotel or resort in Trongsa.
Day 5: Trongsa Tshechu Festival Today,
After attend the Trongsa Tshechu Festival, a vibrant celebration of Bhutanese culture and tradition. You will see masked dances, hear traditional music, and witness other cultural performances.
Day 6: Trongsa Tshechu Festival You will continue to enjoy the Trongsa Tshechu Festival for the whole day. In the afternoon, you will take an excursion to Kuenga Rabten, a historic palace that was once the residence of the second king of Bhutan. You will also visit Ta dzong, a watchtower that has been converted into a museum showcasing Bhutanese culture and history. You will spend the night at a minimum 3-star rated hotel or resort in Trongsa.
Day 7: Trongsa to Gangtey After breakfast, we will drive to Gangtey. Along the way, we will enjoy scenic views of the Bhutanese countryside and stop to visit the Gangtey Goenpa. This monastery is one of the main attractions in the area and is known for its stunning architecture and beautiful views of the valley.
Upon arrival in Gangtey, we will check into our hotel or resort and have some leisure time to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Day 8: Gangtey to Paro In the morning, we will drive to Paro Valley, which is known for its natural beauty and historic landmarks. Along the way, we will stop at a few handicraft shops where we can browse for souvenirs and other items to take home.
Upon arrival in Paro, we will check into our hotel or resort and have some leisure time to explore the town and its surrounding areas.
Day 9: Paro sightseeing
After break the Chelela Pass, which is one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan and offers stunning views of the Himalayas. Next, we will visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong, a beautiful fortress that dates back to the 15th century. We will also visit Kichu Lhakhang, which is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, and the National Museum, which houses a collection of Bhutanese artifacts and art.
Day 10: Paro Tiger’s Nest
The 10th day of our itinerary is dedicated to visiting the iconic Tiger’s Nest monastery. We will hike up to the monastery, which is perched on a cliff at an altitude of 3,120 meters, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the valley below. The hike is moderately difficult, but the views and the experience are well worth the effort.After the hike, we will relax in a traditional hot stone bath, which is a popular way to unwind after a long day of hiking.
Day 11: Departure
After breakfast, you will be driven to the Paro International Airport for your departure flight.