Tango and Cheri Hiking Tour

Tango Monestery
This monastery was founded by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa in the 12th century and the present building was built in the 15th century by the “Divine Madman”, Lama Drukpa Kunley. In 1616 Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal the unifier also visited Tango and meditated in a cave near the monastery. His meditation helped ensure the defeat of an invading Tibetan army. It is
Located north of Thimphu, it takes about 30 minutes drive and one hour walk through shaded rhododendron forests to reach the monastery.

Cheri Monestery
This monastery was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1620. A silver chorten inside the monastery holds the ashes of Zhabdrung’s father. The goemba is situated about half an hour walk from Dodena (alt. 2,600m).
The trail start by crossing a traditional wooden bridge that cross the Thimphu river, then climbs steeply to the monastery. Being the place where the Zhabdrung spent many years in meditation. The one way walk to the monastery is approx 4.5 km, taking about 2 hours.

Trip Name Cultural Tour with Tango or Cheri Hike
Duration 6 Nights & 7 Days
Trip Type Cultural
Rate From USD 1240
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