This journey takes you to five distinct and breathtakingly beautiful valleys with lush green paddy fields, incredible fortress-like monasteries known as Dzongs and gently flowing clean rivers. During the journey, you will get inspiringly beautiful glimpses of some of the well known Himalayan peaks in the last Shangri-La on the planet. The tour also includes a visit to the Ta-Dzong, the National Museum (closed on Sundays and Mondays), which was originally the watch tower of the Paro Dzong and stands imposingly on a hillock overlooking the Paro valley. A short visit here gives us an idea of the cultural and ecological richness of Bhutan. A visit to the Paro Rimpung Dzong, the 'fortress of the heap of jewels' is also included.
The main highlight of the tour is the hike to one of Bhutan's most venerated pilgrimage sites, the Taktshang Gomba, commonly referred to as the 'Tiger's Nest'. Resting at an altitude of 900m above the valley, Taktshang is an architectural wonder and the spectacular four hour walk will be the most overwhelming experience ever. The tour extends to Drukgyel Dzong (the ruined fortress -17 km from the town), built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over the Tibetans in 1644. Drukgyel means 'fortress of the victorious Drukpas'. The Dzong, with a delightful village nestling at its foot, and the Mount Jumolhari (24,000ft) appearing as a back drop on a fine weather day is an awe-inspiring sight. It's worth exploring this delightful village on foot. The tour finally concludes in the capital of Thimphu with some thrilling sightseeing of the library, zoo & some famous gompas. A stroll through the quiet clean streets of Thimphu is what most visitors do when wrapping up their trips in the land of the Thunder Dragon.
Day 01: Flight to Paro and transfer to Thimphu (2,320m) : 50 km, 1 hour
Day 02: Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m) : 86 km, 3 hours
Day 03: Punakha to Paro (2,250m) : 127 km, 4 hours
Day 04: Excursion to the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest)
Day 05: Flight Paro to Kathmandu
The above information is a guide and standard template of our services. Our trips can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
NOTE: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are travelling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.
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Trip Code:ACT 124
Trip Starts/ Ends:Paro
Best Season:March - June & Sep - Dec
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