|Trip Code:||BT 2|
|Trip Duration:||12 days|
|Trek Start Point:||Kathmandu|
|Trek End Point:||Kathmandu|
|Mode of Travel:||Tours and trekking|
|Best season:||Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring|
Bhutan Tour Over views
Bhutan is located in South Asia of the world, the distance from Bhutan to China border is 1,666.5 km and the distance from Bhutan to India (65 65 km). Bhutan and China have so far been involved in talks to establish a common border.
Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, is near the Thimphu Ramp River and Thimphu is also the name of one of the districts of Bhutan. Yes. Thimphu became the capital of Bhutan after the royal declaration of १ 61.3 Thimphu is the only city in Bhutan. Thimphu has a population of less than 5,3, and population density is less than 7,8500 per square mile. The city relies primarily on historic buildings for tourist attractions, though the government has taken considerable care to prioritize the area. It overshadows other economic development programs. Thimphu has a sub-tropical highlands that is heavily influenced by monsoon winds. Here are the wet months from June to December and the other months are relatively dry.
Bhutan is an Asian country, covering an area of 38,394.400 sq km in the world. It is slightly smaller than Maryland, but not half the size of India. Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan.
Bhutan is 1.5 meters above sea level. Its climate is mostly tropical in the southern plains and less moderate in the central valleys and Himalayan regions. Its territory is mostly mountainous with some areas of Savannah.
Purchasing Power of Power, in Bhutan, 6,432,000,000.00 (US) per person, a factory with 8,100.00 (USD). It makes it the 55th largest economy and its citizens the world’s 66th wealthiest. The currency of Bhutan is Ngultrum (BTN).
The northern part of Bhutan is lies the Great Himalayas; the snow capped peaks in this region reach an elevation of more than 24,000 feet (7,300 meters). High valleys occur at elevations of 12,000 to 18,000 feet (3,700 to 5,500 meters), running down from the great northern Himalayan glaciers. Alpine pastures on the high ranges are used for grazing yaks in the summer months. To the north of the Great Himalayas are several “marginal” mountains of the Plateau of Tibet that form the principal watershed between the northward- and the southward-flowing rivers. A dry climate is characteristic of the Great Himalayan region.
Its main export partner is India. Its main exports are electric, ferromagnetic, cement and cardamom. Its main import partners are India and France. Its major imports include fuel, lubricants, airplanes, and machinery.
Bhutan is an independent country. It became a unified kingdom in 1907. Its constitution was last ratified in 2008. Bhutan moved from absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy in 2008 and, currently, the king is the head of state and prime minister the head of government. Executive powers rest on the cabinet while parliament has legislative powers. The King’s official palace is Homeschooling Palace, built in 1953 in the capital’s CBD. However, the current King resides in the Withholding Palace built in the mid-1800s, the birthplace of the first King’s father. Elections in Bhutan are through suffrage where each representative has a constituency. The electoral commission has laid down elaborate guidelines for successful elections. Unique to this country is that the king has an age limit and can also be voted out by parliament.
Day 01: Arrival at Paro:-Arrive in Bhutan by Druk Airways. Airport transfer to booked hotel by the tour representative. Spend the evening by taking a walk to the nearby market. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 : Paro:-After breakfast, you can go to the National Museum/ Ta Dzong and later visit the Rinpung Dzong. Make a trip to the ruined fort of Drukgyel Dzong in the afternoon. Later visit the traditional farmhouse. Kyichu Lhakhang which is the holiest shrines of Bhutan, you can see that in the evening. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 03: Paro – Thimphu (60 km, 2 hours):-After breakfast, set off to the capital city of Bhutan-Thimpu Stopover at Chuzom while on your way to Thimphu. Make a visit to Simtokha Dzong near Thimphu. Post lunch makes a trip to the Folk Heritage Museum, King’s Memorial Chorten, Handicrafts Museum, Tashichhodzong and the local markets too. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 04: Thimphu – Punakha (75 km, 2.5 hours):-After breakfast set off for the Painting school, Traditional Medical Institute and the National Library of Thimphu. Drive to Punakha after lunch via Dochula Pass. Arrive at the hotel. Take the evening tour to Punakha Dzong, Khamsum Yulley and the Namgyal Chorten. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Punakha – Wangdue Phodrang – Gangtey (70km, 3 hours):-After breakfast, drive via Wangdue Phodrang to Gangtey. Visit the local markets and the Wangdue Dzong. On the way to Gangtey, you find the dense forests. Spend the evening walking around Gangtey village and Gangtey Gompa. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 06: Gangtey- Trongsa (120km, 4.5 hours) After breakfast, head for the renowned Phobjikha valley to spot some Black-necked cranes. Take the road trip to Trongsa crossing to visit Pele la pass. Spend an evening at the Trongsa market. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07: Bumthang (68km, 3 hours):-Post breakfast, leave for Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong. Later in the afternoon head for Bumthang. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08 : Bumthang:-Begin the day by visiting Tamshing Lhakhang. The Sightseeing of Bumthang includes a visit to the Chumey, Ura, Choekhor and the Tang valleys. Post lunch, go to Kurje Lhakhang and shop around the markets in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09: Thimphu (268 km, 8 hours):-Post breakfast, shop around the Bumthang market and drive away to Thimphu thereafter. Stopover for lunch at a famous restaurant. After arriving at Thimphu, get to the hotel and have dinner. Stay overnight.
Day 10: Thimphu- Paro:-Take the road trip to Paro after Breakfast. Visit the Taktsang Monastery. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11: Paro (Departure):-After breakfast, Airport transfer for your destination.
Day 01: Arrival at Paro:-Once you arrive at Paro airport, our representative will meet you and assist you in your hotel at Thimphu. Thimpu is the capital of Bhutan. Relax for the day and overnight halt in the hotel.
Day 02 : Thimphu:-Start your journey planning a complete day sightseeing tour of Thimphu valley. Some of the places you will visit National Library which is well known for its collection of Buddhist texts and manuscripts, Painting school which is considered for its tango paintings, The Textiles, Folk Heritage Museum and the Traditional Medicine Institute. You can also visit the Memorial Chorten which is built in the memory of the third king of Bhutan and Handicraft Emporium. Night halt in the hotel.
Day 03: Thimphu – Trongsa:-Once you are done with your early morning breakfast drive towards Dochula Pass. En-route you can visit Gangkar plenum which is the highest peak of Bhutan located at a height of 7,497. Now head forward for Wangdue Phodrang. Post breakfast at Wangdue Phodrang you can proceed for Trongsa across Pelela pass. En-route you can visit Chendebji Chorten which was built in the 18th century by a Lama known as Shida. Once you arrive Trongsa check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 04: Trongsa – Bumthang:-After morning breakfast head for Trongsa Dzong which was built during 1647 by Shabdrung. Later you can proceed for Bumthang which is at a distance of 3 hours. Going head for 29 kilometers you will arrive at Yutong La pass. Once you arrive Bumthang check-in at the hotel. After you finish your lunch you can visit Kurje Lhakhang, this is the place where the well-known saint Padmasambhava managed to get a hold of a local devil and later left the marks of his body on a rock, Jambey Lhakhang, Jakar Dzong, Tamshing Monastery and Swiss Farm.
Day 05: Bumthang – Punakha:-Once you are done with your morning breakfast you have an option to explore the captivating valley of Bumthang. Then you will head for Trongsa to have lunch at a local restaurant. Then start your journey towards Punakha. En-route you can visit Wangdue Phodrang Dzong besides local town. Once you arrive Punakha check-in at the hotel. Night halt in the hotel.
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