This 7 days Bhutan Tour is a popular week tour package most of our clients prefer. You will be very happy to know the happiest people of Asia and their traditions, culture and their lifestyle. You will also explore various monasteries and Buddhist art in Bhutan.
You will fly in Druk Air from Kathmandu to Paro Airport and enjoy the amazing lifetime experience of the Himalayan flight over the snow-capped mountains
Package Cost: USD 1709 per person
Duration: 7 Days
Elevation Gain: 3600m
Day 01: Arrival in Bhutan and Sightseeing in Paro (2,250m / 7,382ft)
You will be welcomed by an amazing view of The Himalayas as you approach Bhutan. At the airport, you will be welcomed by a representative of Alpine Club of Himalaya. Once you have settled in our hotel, you will embark on your journey to Paro. In Paro, you will visit places such as the Dungtse Lhakhang, a 15th-century temple with the Ugyen Perli Palace visible through its fence, the Rinpung Dzong, a fortress-monastery, the national museum, and Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest Bhutanese temple. Overnight in Paro.
Day 2: Hike to Taktsang Monastery
After breakfast, you will take a scenic hike for about 4-5 hours to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), the most sacred monastery in Bhutan, built on steep cliff, offering you enchanting views of the Paro valley. Guru Padmasambhava who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan, is said to have meditated there for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. Lunch will be served at the restaurant located halfway up the mountain. You will then hike back down the valley. Overnight in Paro.
Day 3: Paro to Jele Dzong (Trek begins): 10 km, 4 – 5 hours
From Paro, we will drive for about an hour to Damchena, and trek up to Jele Dzong at 3400m through apple orchards and pine forests. The Jele Dzong was built by Ngawang Chogyel, the great grandfather of the Zhabdrung in the 15th century. Jele Dzong is mostly in ruins but there is a Lhakhang (Buddhist Temple) with the statue of Buddha Shakyamuni. On a clear day you have a spectacular view of the Paro valley, mount Jomolhari (7,314m) and the snow-capped mountains of The Himalaya. Overnight camp at 3,300m.
Day 4: Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha: 10 km, 4 hours
We trek with a gradual ascend (310m) for an hour and a half , and then descend (50m) through thick alpine forests and rhododendrons. You may see yak herders along the way. When you arrive at the campsite in Jangchulakha, you will be welcomed with an amazing view of snow capped mountains at the height of 3,600m.
Day 5: Jangchulakha to Langrithang: 15 km, 4 – 5 hours
The trail begins with a short climb at 330m that follows a the ridge. The camp is close to the lakes of Jimilang Tsho, that are famous for their giant sized trouts. There are also great views of the Jichu Drake (6,989m), the peak that represents the protective deity of Paro. Then, the trail descends further down through fir forests towards Langrithang. Overnight camp at 3,500m.
Day 6: Trek to Tsaluna (Trek ends) and drive to Thimphu: 11 km, 4 hours
On our hike today, we descend 800m through fir and rhododendron forests, and follow a stream before reaching the Tsaluna Monastery, a sacred site of Guru Rinpoche from the 8th century. Further down the trail is the Tsaluna Village with beautiful farms. Then we drive to Thimphu, and visit places such as the King’s Memorial Chorten, and the majestic Tashichho Dzong. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 7: Final Departure
After an early breakfast, we leave to Paro airport (approx. 1 hour). Druk Air generally departs early in the mornings to avoid adverse weather conditions.
Important Note :
Your safety is of paramount importance to us at Alpine Club of Himalaya. We have the absolute authority to cancel the trip or change the itinerary, when deemed necessary or when we have reason to believe your safety is at stake. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, natural disasters, and such, can contribute to changes in the itinerary when traveling in remote mountainous regions. In these extreme situations, we kindly request that you offer your full cooperation to the trusted leader of the group appointed by Alpine Club of Himalaya. However, we assure you that we will make every effort to keep to the above itinerary.
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