Bhutan Adventures - 7 Days

Trip Code RBT-1008
Trip grade Fair

Quick facts

  • Trip Style:
    Cycling
  • Activities:
    Rafting, Camping
  • Best Seasons :
    Jun-Sep

Trip Overview

Happiness without border. A trip to experience Biking and Bumdra Camping, white water rafting, culture, historic monument .

One third percent of Bhutan is covered in protected forests, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. In this small, isolated country, high mountain peaks transition into lush conifer forests and eventually jungle terrain, creating a large-scale and highly diverse ecosystem that has helped give the country claim to being one of the top 10 biological hotspots in the world. The oldest protected area and Bhutan’s “Crown Jewel” is Royal Manas National Park. And it’s no surprise that Manas National Park is highly regarded in the country as it’s home to more than 365 species of birds, 900 types of plants and some of the most endangered animals on the planet, including the Royal Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, Himalayan black bear and the extremely rare golden langur. But Manas National Park is only one of the Bhutan’s seven national parks and sanctuaries. Others like Thrumshingla National Park are a bird watcher’s paradise while Jigmi Dorji National Park in the alpine region is known for its extensive trekking routes.

Trip itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrive and Drive to Thimphu 66km ( cicyle whoever like to ).

    A traditional welcome at the airport by you Bhutanese guide. Latter drive to thimphu  . Whoever not tired and Bicycle along with the guide. Helmet and cycle will be provided by your Bhutanese host .Enjoy beautiful village beside the road.  Arrive thimphu and check in the hotel. Latter Drive to thimpu dzong to see the ceremonial unfurl of the national flag. Visit inside the dzong also. At this time in the evening Thimphu dzong look fabulous swathed with light. Take photographs. Drive tills the BBS road end to have a look at the beautiful thimphu down bellow. Back at hotel and enjoy your dinner. 

  • Day 02 Sighseeing in and around thimphu and bicicyle to base of Changri monastery .

    Morning after breakfast visit few monument before cicyle to changri monastery  base. Take a look at the tallest budhha dodenma at kuensel phodrang and Thimphu memorial chorten . Cicyle down to Thimphu town and to kabesa village across the pangri zampa bridge. It’s a beautiful raod to the village. Before entering to the kabesa village take alook at the astrological school. Monk can read your palm here. Cicyle to choki handicraft school. 
    Latter cicyle the village road till tango monastery base, here you can have your pre arranged picnic lunch beside the Thimphu River. Hike to Cheri monastery. it take around 1hr up and coming down around 30 min . This is optional. 
    Drive back to Thimphu . Overnight .

  • Day 03 Thimphu ---Punakha 77km ( Bicicyle and driving mix ).

    Start early and cicyle to Douchula 18km from thimphu . morning view of mountain awesome here . Breakfast at the douchula café . Also take alook at the 108 chorten (stupa ) built by her royal highness Ashi dorji wangmo . Latter drive or cicyle to Punakha . Just before arriving to paunkah take a 30 min walk to Chimmi temple populary known also as divine madman. Lunch will be here at Chimmi Lkhakgang café. Latter part in the afternoon a visit to the most magnificent Punakha dzong . Check in the hotel and overnight.

  • Day 04 Puankha – paro 136km 4hrs (Morning white water rafting).

    Monrning a leisure breakfast and latter rafting around 1hr in Punakha river . Resumen your drive back to paro .  Check in the hotel and lunch. Latter drive to the paro museum and paro dzong . Back to hotel and get ready for tomorrow hiking.

  • Day 05 Paro –bumdra.

    Hike from Sang Choekor Buddhist College in the Paro valley (2,800 m) to Yak pasture where we camp below Bumdra Monastery (3,800 m)
    The adventure begins with an early morning drive up to the Sang Choekor to meet our ponies; while they are being loaded we may pay our respects at the college. The initial one to two-hour ascent of a shady, forested ridge, brings us to a clearing with prayer flags and views down into both the Paro and Do Chhu Valleys.
    Above and ahead the Chhoe Tse Lhakhang (temple) nestles on the mountainside a further one to two hour’s walk away. The trail undulates before the last steep section up to the pretty temple which offers commanding views south over Paro and northwards to the snowcapped Himalayas.
    After a final 20-minute climb through ruins and fluttering prayer flags, we plunge back into ancient forest, and, after traversing for about 40 minutes, we come out onto a high wide meadow dotted with sacred chortens and prayer flags.
    Our home for the night is tucked away just under Bumdra Monastery (Cave of a Thousand Prayers) and offers unimpeded views of the Himalayan range. After lunch we can visit the monastery (if it is occupied) and also climb the peak to the north (about 4000 m) for even better views, returning in time for a well earned dinner.

  • Day 06 Bumdra –Machin lhadron – Tigernest –paro .

    Return hike from Bumdra Monastery camp via Zangto Pelri Monastery & Taktsang Monastery.

    After a hearty breakfast, it is time to either head straight back into the valley or spend a little extra time soaking up the view. Eventually we have to drop back into the ancient pine and rhododendron forest on the monks’ zig-zagging trail.
    After one to two hours of descent we catch glimpses of the golden roofs of temples below. The path snakes across the mountainside between these monasteries before reaching the gardens of Zangto Pelri (Heaven on Earth) from which you can, if you are brave, peer over the edge, straight down onto the ornate rooftops of Taktsang Monastery perched against the cliff-face far below.
    An hour later and we are across the gorge from Taktsang Monastery. Follow a steep descent to a waterfall then up some steps and you’ll reach the Tiger’s Nest itself. Retracing our steps we begin the final descent of about 45 minutes to Paro Valley floor to reach our vehicle from where you will be transferred by road to your overnight accommodation. 
    Evening enjoy a Traditional hot stone bath. Enjoy a delicious dinner. 

  • Day 07 Fly out.

    Fly out.

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