Bhutan Panorama

Bhutan Panorama tour starts with a tour around the Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu World Heritage sites - Kathmandu to  Paro by Druk Air - great views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari, Tsrim gang and Jichu Drake - Sightseeing in Paro to acclimatize yourself a hike to Taktsang monastery meaning a tiger's den lies at an altitude of 3000m that takes about 2/3 hours. The monastery was gutted by fire in 1998 but the remains of the structure still attract visitors - Sightseeing in Thimpu - check into Hotel Druk or River view. PM sightseeing - Visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo  - Thimpu to Lobesa - to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters -  view the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters - Lobes to Bumthang - magnificent views of the Himalayas and beautiful landscape through scattered hamlets and forest of rhododendrons and pine,  Trongsa Dzong  - Excursion Day in Bumthang Bumthang altitude 2600m, has an individuality that charms its visitors and separates it from other regions.  - Start Trek to GorsumTrek starts to Gorsum - Gorsum to Lungsum - Lungsum to Tshochenche - Tshochenchen to Dur Hot spring. Today the trek will be mostly uphill crossing the Julila pass at 4400 meters - Rest day. Relax and enjoy in the Hot spring  - Trek back the same way to Tshochenchen.

 

The Tour Cost Includes:

    • All the International Arrival and Departure Transfers
    • Pre and Post Tour 4 Star Hotel Accommodations in Kathmandu
    • Three Star and Equivalent Hotel Accommodations in BB in Bhutan.
    • All the lunches and dinners included during the Bhutan tours and trek.
    • Flight To / from the Paro and the Airport Taxes
    • Half Day Guided World Heritage Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Entrance Fees and Transportation
    • Camping Trekking Twin sharing Tent Accommodation with Sleeping bag, Foam mattresses,  Full Board
    • Meals,    Required Equipments, Camping crews, Cook, Staff Truck
    • Authentic Nepali Welcome Dinner in Kathmandu.
    • All the Tour, Trekking and Monastery, Palace, Travel Permits and Entrance Fees in Bhutan
    • Expert English Speaking Guide in Bhutan and in Nepal.
    • Field Staff Insurances
    • Down Jackets, sleeping bag, duffel bag, facilities on loan
    • Quick Rescue supporting services in case of Emergencies
    • Communication services in case of Emergency
    • Bhutan VISA fees and processing arrangement in Nepal
    • Applicable government Taxes
    • Himalayan Eco Trek Team Management
    • Bhutan Agent Management Services

 

The Trek Cost Excludes:

    • All the personal expenses like Alcoholic beverages, Bottled drinks etc.
    • Medical and Travel Insurances
    • International Airfare and taxes to/from Nepal
    • Nepal Visa Fees
    • Photography permits inside the Monasteries in Bhutan
    • Gratuities / Tips
    • Emergency Helicopter Rescue charges
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
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Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu

Today is your arrival day we welcome you upon your arrival at Kathmandu’sTribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu. Arrival city briefing follows after Hotel check in concerning the necessary formalities on your tour and trek program. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby historic/Countryside areas or resting. In the evening traditional Nepali Welcome dinner in an authentic Nepali Restaurant with the cultural dances that represents different ethnic groups of Nepal. Overnight Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02 – Half Day Cultural Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu World Heritage sights where your guide will accompany you on a tour of UNESCO enlisted Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kapan Monastery and the  unique fusion shrines of  Newari architectural  Hinduism and Buddhism reflecting ancient  golden  era  of the glories. There is time to explore the city’s many places of interest with your guide or in your own or take a rest. Our Trek Leader/Guide meets you in the afternoon for the trek briefing while we finalize your VISA .Overnight  hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Day 03 – Kathmandu to Paro by Druk Air

An hour Druk Air flight offers you great views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari, Tsrim gang and Jichu Drake. The moment you step out of the plane you will see the difference . Bhutan welcomes you with cool, clean fresh air. Peace and quietness is just another bonous.Our representatives will escort you to Hotel. If time prevails visit the National museum & Rinpung Dzong. Overnight in Paro.

 

Day 04 – Sightseeing in Paro

To acclimatize yourself a hike to Taktsang monastery meaning a tiger’s den lies at an altitude of 3000m which takes about 2/3 hours. The monastery was gutted by fire in 1998 but the remains of the structure still attract visitors. The Royal Government has taken immediate steps to restore and re-construct the old structure. Tea and snacks will be served at the cafeteria where you can gaze at this beautiful monument built during the 17th century. Overnight Hotel in Paro

Day 05 – Sightseeing in Thimpu

Drive to Thimphu is 2 hours and will be a pleasant one mainly due to the luxurious Japanese transportation and well maintained road through out Bhutan. Upon arrival check into Hotel Druk or River view. PM sightseeing – Visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare “Takin” national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market.

 

Day 06 – Thimpu to Lobesa

AM visit the Painting school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers. PM drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. Visit the Wangduephodrang Dzong from outside and the market area. Overnight at Wangdi.

 

Day 07 – Lobesa to Bumthang

Today the drive takes about 6 / 7 hours crossing 3 passes over 3000 meters. The route offers magnificent views of the Himalayas and beautiful landscape through scattered hamlets and forest of rhododendrons and pine. Picnic lunch will be served at the 18 century Chendebji chorten. After one and half hour arrive at a small town known as Trongsa meaning new village. The town mainly consists of fresh Tibetan refugees but the most impressive of all is the Trongsa Dzong. The whole of eastern Bhutan was controlled from this fortress during the mid 17th century. Visitors are not allowed inside the building. Proceed another 2 hours to Bumthang visiting the Chume weaving center. Overnight in Bumthang.

 

Day 08 – Excursion Day in Bumthang

Bumthang altitude 2600m, has an individuality that charms its visitors and separates it from other regions. Comprised of four smaller valleys, the deeply spiritual region of Bumthang is shrouded in religious legend. Here tales of Guru Padmasambhava and his re-incarnation known as Tertons still linger in most nooks and corners. It is also known for its woolen material (yathra) which can be seen hung outside of houses for sale. Sightseeing – Visit the Jakar Dzong, 7th century Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey monastery, Tamshing and Kunchosum monastery. This sightseeing is a round trip so it is more interesting done on foot. Overnight in Hotel..

 

Day 09 – Start Trek to Gorsum

Trek starts to Gorsum. The bus will drop you a little further from Kurjey monastery and begin walk along the Chamkhar river which is filled with rainbow trouts and the trail gradual till the camp at 3050 meters. Walking time 6/7 hours.Overnight camping.

 

Day 10 – Gorsum to Lungsum.

Today the trek begins through dense forests of Spruce, hemlock, cypress and maples. The trail is more or less muddy and ascends gradually till you reach camp at 3100 meters. Walking time 4/5 hours.Overnight camping.

 

Day 11 – Lungsum to Tshochenchen.

The trek is up and down through dense vegetation and you might encounter Himalayan Black Bears. Camp is located above tree line at 3500 meters. Walking time 4/5 hours.Overnight camping.

 

Day 12 – Tshochenchen to Dur Hot spring.

Today the trek will be mostly uphill crossing the Julila pass at 4400 meters. On fine weather surrounding mountains can be viewed. The path then descends all the way and look out for Musk deer, blue sheep and Himalayan black bear. Arrive camp near the Hot spring at 3450 meters. Walking time 6/7 hours.Overnight camping.

 

Day 13 – Rest day.

Relax and enjoy in the Hot spring which is believed to cure disease or stroll around the area.

Day 14 – Trek back the same way to Tshochenchen.

Trek back  to Tshochenchen.

Day 15 – Tshochenchen to Gorsum.

Today will be long hike so start early. Walking time 8/9 hours.

Day 16 – Gorsum to Bumthang.

Pick up at Gorsum trekking end  and drive back to lodge in Bumthang.

Day 17 – Drive to Wangduephodrang.

Overnight Wangdi Kichu Resort.

Day 18 – Drive to Paro

AM drive 45 minutes to Punakha and visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Proceed to Thimphu. PM drive back to Paro. Overnight Kichu resort.

 

Day 19 – Depart Paro to Kathmandu

Flight back to Kathamndu in the morning. We pick you up at the airport and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu. Leisure in Kathmandu.

Day 20 – Leisure in Kathmandu

Leisure Time in Kathmandu. It’s indeed time for the souvenir hunting around Kathmandu’s noted places having optional trip to tranquil historic Heritages in your own or with us or  with our versatile guide. We provide extra drive and drop services anywhere.

 

Day 21 – Departure Kathmandu

Our Tour officer meets you in Hotel for the Departure Transfer to Kathmandu’sInternational Airport. We will be always welcoming you back to Nepal for various other stunning Trekkings or looking forward to serving you in our other country travel arrangements.

 

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