Eastern Bhutan Tour

Sandrup Jongkhar is one of Bhutan’s entry points from India. Bhutan’s visa holder tourist only can entry or exit. Tourist can experience lots of culture and traditions which differ from one region to another. Bhutan is known to colorful weavings to the world. Tourist can explore the remote village lifestyle till today in the east and modern lifestyle in central parts of Bhutan. Also one can get a chance to explore ancient temples, Dzongs, town as well as villages.

Trip Name Eastern Bhutan Tour
Duration 14 Nights & 15 Days
Trip Type Cultural
Rate From USD 2648

Day 1: Guwahati to Samdrup Jongkhar
Day 2: Samdrup Jongkhar to Trashigang
Day 3: Trashigang Sightseeing
Day 4: Trashigang to Mongar
Day 5: Mongar to Lhuntse
Day 6: Lhuntse to Bumthang
Day 7: Bumthang
Day 8: Bumthang to Phubjikha
Day 9: Phubjikha to Punakha
Day 10: Punakha to Thimphu
Day 11: Thimphu Sightseeing
Day 12: Thimphu to Paro
Day 13: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
Day 14: Paro to Haa Excretion
Day 15: Departure

Day 1: Guwahati to Samdrup Jongkhar

Our team will receive you at the Guwahati airport and escort you to Samdrup Jongkhar the hottest district of Bhutan. Evening explore our boarder down by walk. Overnight in Sandrup Jongkhar Altitude. 170M

Day 2: Samdrup Jongkhar to Trashigang

Today we will start our journey early as we have to drive long distance through tropical to broadleaved forests, villages and varied vegetation zones. We make stops at Narphung, Wamrong, Khaling and Kanglung to interact with locals and to relax one self. Overnight in Trashigang Altitude. 3773M

Day 3: Trashigang Sightseeing

After your breakfast drive to Rangjung. Visit the Rangjung Monastery which was founded by Garab Rinpoche. Drive few miles further to explore Radhi and Phongmey Villages, which are famous for “bura” gho and kira, a textile made from raw silk. You may also meet few Brokpas, semi-nomadic people from Merak and Sakteng who have come to sale their Yak products like Yak butter, cheese and dried meat. In the evening, you will drive back to Trashigang. Overnight in Trashigang Altitude. 3773M.

Day 4: Trashigang to Mongar

Early in the morning proceed to Mongar passing through several villages. On the way you will come accross Kori La Pass (2450m) – famous spot for the avid birders, and then descend till you reach Mongar. In the evening, you can explore tiny Mongar town and .Overnight hotel in Mongar. Overnight in Trashigang Altitude. 1620M

Day 5: Mongar to Lhuntse

After breakfast, drive to Lhuentse a remote district of Bhutan which is famous for its intricate and colorful weavings. The landscape is spectacular with stark cliffs, gorges and dense coniferous forests. Explore Khoma Village to see women weaving. Later in the evening, you will drive back to Autsho for overnight stay in hotel. Overnight in Trashigang Altitude. 1400M

Day 6: Lhuntse to Bumthang

Early in the morning after your breakfast you will begin your journey to central Bhutan, which is 6 hours drive, through the Thrumshing La (pass), 3,750 meters. Stop for your picnic lunch at the Pass enjoying the great sceneries around. Visit burning lake on the way and Continue your drive and check in the hotel. Overnight in Bunthang Altitude. 2650M

Day 7: Bumthang

Early morning visit Bumthang Dzong, Janbay Lhakhang the one of the first 2 Buddhist temples built in the country. This is the home of the naked dance that is still performing annually.Visit Kurjey Temple, the site where royals are cremated. Walk from suspension bridge and photo session. Explore Swiss farm house. Evening stroll in Jakar town and try some local pancake and noodles. Overnight in Jakar Altitude 2650m.

Day 8: Bumthang to Phubjikha

Today we will have an early departure for the lengthy drive to Phobjikhakha, valley of black necked cranes. On the way we will visit Trongsa Dzong and meusum. Upon entering the Phubjikha valley we will pay homage to Gangtey Gonpa and do Gangtey  natural trail which is 2 hours hike. Overnight in Phobjikha, altitude 2900m.

Day 9: Phubjikha to Punakha

After breakfast, drive towards to Punakha, Still we have winter seat of the Je Khenpo and the central Monk Body. Check in the hotel. After lunch drive to the north of Punakha.We will hike to Khamsum Yulay Namgyal Chorten, which will take about 45 mins to reach on the top. After returning back we will do rafting. Overnight in Punakha, Altitude 1350m.

Day 10: Punakha to Thimphu

In the morning check out from the hotel and visit Punakha Dzong and nearby suspension bridge. On the way hike another 20-minutes to Chime Lhakhang, or popularly known as temple of fertility built in memory of Drukpa Kuenley “Divine Madman”. Continue your Journey through Dochula Pass and enjoying stunning views of the Himalayas. Evening explore Thimphu city by walk Overnight in Thimphu. Altiude 2400M.

Day 11: Thimphu Sightseeing

Check out from the hotel after your delicious breakfast and drive to north end of Thimphu valley and hike to Cheri Goenpa. The hike takes about 45 mins one way to reach the temple and trail passes through beautiful cantilever bridge and forest creating the chance to see birds and wild animals’ sometime. This is the monastery where the first monastic body was established in the Kingdom. Lunch at river side and back to city for sightseeing. visit National Memorial Chorten which was built in memory of our third King. Textile museum, folk heritage museum and nearby panting school. Evening we will visit Thimphu Dzong. Overnight in Thimphu. Altiude 2400M.

Day 12: Thimphu to Paro

After breakfast visit mini takin zoo and Buddha point. After that continue your drive to Paro with stop en route at Chhuzom (confluence) of Thimphu and Paro rivers. After lunch, sightseeing in Paro includes the Rimpung Dzong and National Museum. From here, you will be taken to Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and the most sacred shrine in the country. In evening, enjoy small Paro town. Overnight in Paro Altitude 2200m.

Day 13: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Conclude your stay in Bhutan by hiking to the Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery, the most famous pilgrim site, which clings to the rock at 3180m. According to the legend, it is believed that Guru Rimpoche, the 8th century Spiritual Master, flew to this location on the back of a tigress to meditate. Lunch will be served at Cafeteria Restaurant halfway up on the mountain. Explore the monastery and hike back to Paro.

Day 14: Paro to Haa Excretion

Check out from the hotel after our delicious breakfast and drive to Haa valley through Chelela pass 3988m.Visit Haa town and Dzong. After lunch we will hike Chele La Pass hike 2hrs.Evening Explore tiny Paro town. Overnight in Paro Altitude 2200m.

Day 15: Departure

The tour will end today. After the breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. Carry smile on your face, eyes with tears and memories unlimited. Tour staffs will bid you farewell at the airport departure gate with the quick prayer of save journey and to see you again in future.

 

Sandrup Jonghkar: Druk Mountain
Trashigang: Lingkhar Lodge
Mongar:Wangchuk Hotel
Lhuntse :Phayul Resort
Bumthang: Valley View
Phubjikha: Gakiling Resort/Similar
Punakha: Zingkham Resort/Similar
Thimphu: Thimphu Tower/Similar
Paro: Mandala Resort/Similar/Farm House Stay

PACKAGE INCLUSION:

  1. Visa Fees USD# 40/- single entry
  2. Sustainable development fee USD # 65/- per night per person
  3. All the government taxes.
  4. Three star hotel with all meals (APAI) (4 & 5 star Hotel are available in supplement cost)
  5. One English speaking guide entire your tour for your sightseeing
  6. Private comfortable car with driver for entire your tour including pickup and drop to airport
  7. Medical Pick/drop and check up in Emergency
  8. Entrance fees to events, historic sites, museum, and park
  9. Complimentary bottle drinking water entire your tour
  10. Complimentary 1 tourist SIM (4G) in a group
  11. Complimentary Archery and Darts game
  12. Complimentary Bhutanese dress wearing and photo sessions.

PACKAGE EXCLUSION:

  1. Airfare ( International or Domestic)
  2. Alcoholic products
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Personal Shopping
  5. Tipping to staffs
  6. Laundry
  7. Any other outdoor activities which are not mention in inclusion.

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