This 11 Days Western & Central Bhutan Tour is started in Paro where the Paro International airport is. Paro International airport is considered as the world’s most dangerous airport but the airport has never happened any accident since it has been operated so travel to Bhutan is very safe.
During this 11 days Western & Central Bhutan tour discovers the most highlight of Bhutan’s cultural sites including Bumthang’s most sacred Buddhist temples, especially the most sacred site to Kurje temple which was built in around 8th
century and blessed by Guru Rinpoche. Exploring through Trongsa and visit Trongsa Dzong, the powerhouse of medieval Bhutan from where the central and eastern half of Bhutan was ruled and continue the 11 days western & central Bhutan tour through Wangdue Phodrang and Phobjikha valley with a visit to Gangtey monastery which has more than five hundred years history.
Continue your travel to Bhutan and pass by the Black Mountain National Park and two of the most highest passes during your journey in Bhutan, enjoying the most beautiful panoramic view of the eastern Himalayan Mountain ranges.
Your 11 days western & central Bhutan tour takes continuously to the capital city of Thimphu’s most famous sites including Tango monastery which is a renowned Buddhist College and a site blessed by many great Buddhist masters nearly a thousand years. Giant Buddha statue which is considered as the largest statue of Buddha in the world and Tashi Chho Dzong, the seat of the central government and also houses the office of the King.
After Thimphu, you will continue your tours in Bhutan
and drive to Paro which is your last destination during your travel to Bhutan. In Paro, you will hike to Taktshang monastery, known as Tiger’s nest. The monastery is located at the elevation of around 3050mts above sea level and it is 800 meters above the Paro valley. Taktshang monastery is considered as the most sacred Buddhist monastery in Bhutan and all the Bhutanese people believe that it is must be visited once in a life time. As a tourist, it is a very beautiful hike from the Paro valley to the monastery and you will get the most beautiful view of the entire Paro valley with very beautiful traditional Bhutanese houses. It is said that the houses in Paro valley are the most beautiful architecture entire the country.
In the afternoon, visit Drugyal Dzong. The Dzong – whose name means “Fortress of Victory” – commemorates the victory of Bhutanese over Tibetan invaders in the 17th
century. From here, you can see the snow-clad Mount Jumolhari (Abode of Goddess Jumo, alt. 7,329 m) bordered to Yadong county of Tibet, China. The snow peaked mountain is considered as one of the most sacred and beautiful peaks in both Tibet and Bhutan. During your 11 days western and central Bhutan tour, Kyichu Lhakhang (temple) will be the last scenic visit which was built in the seventh century by the 33rd
Tibetan King Songtsan Gampo when he built one hundred and eight different temples prior to the construction of the Jokang temple in Lhasa. You can extend your travel to Tibet
and visit some more temples, built by the 33rd
Tibetan King Songtsan Gampo in 7th
|Days||Trip Outline||Daily Activity||Accommodation||Guide & Driver||Meal|
|01||Arrival in Paro International airport and transfer to downtown Paro ( 2250m/5km/10 min )||Paro airport-Paro valley-Ta Dzong-Rinpung Dzong-Dungtse Lhakhang||Hotel||Bhutanese||LD|
|02||Paro to Bumthang by flight ( 2800m//35 min )||Beautiful view of green lush valley-villages-Bumthang- Kurje temple-Jampa Lhakang-Jambay Lhakang||Hotel||Bhutanese||BLD|
|03||Bumthang (A day hike to Thangbi & Ngang Lhakhang)||Monastery in Tangbi village- Ngang Lhakang-Drapham Dzong-Zhabjeethang||Hotel||Bhutanese||BLD|
|04||Bumthang-Tang ( 2900m/27km/45 min )-Bumthang ( 2800m/27km/45 min )||Tang valley-Kisum village- Ugyenchholing Dzong||Hotel||Bhutanese||BLD|
|05||Bumthang to Trongsa (2200m/81km/2 h 38 min )||panoramic view of the Black Mountain Range from Yutong La-Trongsa Dzong-Trongsa museum-Ta Dzong||Hotel||Bhutanese||BLD|
|06||Trongsa to wangdue ( 1310m/123km/ 3 h 13 min )||Chendebji chorten-Phobjikha valley-Gangtey monastery- Black Mountain National Park||Hotel||Bhutanese||BLD|
|07||Wangdue to Thimphu ( 2350m/ 69km/1 h 54 min )||Punakha Dzong-Chimi Lhakang-panoramic view of the eastern Himalayan ranges-Semtokha Dzong||Hotel||Bhutanese||BLD|
|08||Sightseeing tour in Thimphu||Tango monastery-Folk Heritage Museum-Tashichhodzong||Hotel||Bhutanese||BLD|
|09||Thimphu to Paro ( 2250m/50km/ 1 h 15 min )||Memorial Stupa-Largest Buddha statue-Bhutan post office-Tachog Lhakhang-Paro||Hotel||Bhutanese||BLD|
|10||Sightseeing around Paro in Bhutan||Taktshang monastery-Drugyal Dzong-Kyichu Lhakang||Hotel||Bhutanese||BLD|
|11||Paro town to Paro airport ( 2250m/5km/10 min )||Paro valley-great view of the Himalayan mountain peaks including Everest in a distance||Bhutanese||BLD|
- Accommodation as mentioned in the program on twin sharing room basis
- All necessary Bhutan travel permits
- Transportation by one good conditioned tourist vehcile
- Full board for entire tour
- All entry fees to the sites and monasteries during your Bhutan tour
- One good local English speaking guide
- Both International and domestic flight
- Bhutan visa fee
- All kinds of insurance such as personal insurance, evacuation and medical insurance
- Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves