Bhutan Adventure

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Dates: October 14 - 24, 2017

Price: $799 | 11 Days | Paro to Paro

Trip Code: ADPP

Imagine a country where a land’s worth is measured differently – think Gross National Happiness instead of Gross Domestic Product. Now stop dreaming because you are in the unexplored mountain kingdom of Bhutan. Beauty and wisdom are revealed at each dzong, every gompa and, most incredibly, in the eyes of every smiling Buddhist monk you meet. On treks through remote trails and visits to Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha, nature lovers, photographers, and culture junkies will uncover a purity of culture, traditions, and kindness.

Physical Rating: 4 - Demanding

Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Highlights from Bhutan Adventure

Travel along mystical mountains, visit various dzongs and Buddhist gompas, trek along scenic nature trails, experience the "Dragon Kingdom" with cultural interactions at a local farm, take in stunning Himalayan mountain views

Itinerary

Day 1/2 - Paro

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Take an orientation walk of Paro town before dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included: Dinner

  • Complimentary pre-night hotel included on this FAM

Day 3 - Paro

Hike to the stunning Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest). After lunch, hike back down to Kyichu Temple, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 - Paro/Bumdrak Camp

Trek through fluttering prayer flags, rhododendron trees and conifer forests to reach Bumdrak camp at 3860m.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 - Bumdrak Camp/Thimphu

Trek back down through grassy meadows and trees covered in wispy moss. Continue with a short ride to Thimphu, the capital city.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 - Thimphu

Visit the National Memorial Chorten, the Buddha Point, and Motithang Takin Preserve. In the evening, visit Tashichho Dzong.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 - Thimphu/Gangtey Gonpa

Drive through the Bhutanese countryside passing small villages and panoramic views of the Himalayas en route to Gangtey for a night in a family's farmhouse.

Exclusive Inclusions: Local Living Farmhouse Stay

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 - Gangtey Gonpa/Punākha

Head to the ancient capital of Punakha. Enjoy a short hike in Lobeysa to Chime Lhakhang, built in 1499 before visiting Punakha Dzong.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 - Punākha/Haa Dzongkhag

Enjoy Punakha before driving to Haa Valley. Take in more scenic Himalayan ranges and valleys. Visit the White Temple (Lhakhang Karpo) before an evening walk around town.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10 - Haa Dzongkhag/Paro

Enjoy a short hike up to Kila Gompa, a nunnery perched on a cliff housing over 60 nuns. Continue on to Paro, with free time to wander the streets and pick up some souvenirs.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11 - Paro

Depart at any time. Airport transfer included.

Meals included: Breakfast

Full Itinerary

Tour Details

What's Included

  • Local Living: Farmhouse Stay, Gangtey Gonpa
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Pre-night hotel
  • Paro orientation tour
  • Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) visit and hike
  • Memorial Chorten and nunnery visit
  • White Temple visit in the Haa Valley
  • Hike to Kila Gompa Nunnery
  • Trekking with camping (2 days)

Accommodations

Hotels/guesthouses (8 nts), camping (1 nt), farmhouse stay (1 nt).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners

Transportation

Private vehicle, walking

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.