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Walking through Bhutan: A Scenic Hiking Tour

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The "Walking through Bhutan: A Scenic Hiking Tour" offers an immersive 8-day journey through the enchanting landscapes and cultural treasures of Bhutan. Starting from the picturesque town of Paro, the tour takes travelers to the vibrant capital, Thimphu, where they can explore city centers and hike to ancient monasteries like Cheri Goemba. The itinerary then leads to Punakha, Bhutan's former capital, allowing adventurers to traverse the breathtaking Dochula Pass and experience white-water rafting on the Pho Chhu river. Further exploration continues in the pristine Gangteng Valley, home to the grand Gangteng Monastery, before culminating with the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery trek in Paro. This meticulously planned tour combines hiking adventures with cultural immersion, promising unforgettable memories of Bhutan's natural beauty and spiritual richness.

Day 1: Arrival in Paro - Transfer to Thimphu

Upon arrival at Paro International Airport, our representative welcomes you with a traditional Bhutanese greeting. Enjoy a scenic drive to Thimphu, the bustling capital city, passing through terraced fields, rustic villages, and serene valleys. After checking into your chosen accommodation, you can take a leisurely stroll in the city center, where you'll find local markets, handicraft shops, and historic landmarks, immersing yourself in the unique Bhutanese ambiance.


Day 2: Thimphu - Hike to Cheri Goemba

After a nourishing breakfast at your hotel, gear up for an exhilarating hike to Cheri Goemba. This ancient monastery, surrounded by dense forests, offers a 4-hour round-trip trek through scenic trails adorned with prayer flags, stupas, and occasional encounters with local monks. Enjoy panoramic views of Thimphu Valley and pristine mountain landscapes. Return to Thimphu in the afternoon to relax and perhaps visit the Tashichho Dzong, an impressive fortress-monastery with ornate architecture.


Day 3: Thimphu - Punakha

Savor a delightful breakfast before embarking on a picturesque drive to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan. Traverse the awe-inspiring Dochula Pass, marked by 108 memorial chortens and offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks on a clear day. Upon reaching Punakha, visit the iconic Punakha Dzong, a harmonious blend of Bhutanese and Tibetan architectural styles, located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. Explore its intricate wall paintings, towering structures, and serene courtyards.


Day 4: Khamsung Yuely Namgyel Temple Rafting and Punakha Dzong

After breakfast, head to Khamsung Yuely Namgyel Temple for a spiritual retreat amidst nature. Embark on a short hike to Chorten Nyingpo monastery, known for its sacred relics and panoramic views of the Punakha Valley. In the afternoon, gear up for an exhilarating white-water rafting adventure on the Pho Chhu river, passing through lush forests, rugged cliffs, and cascading waterfalls. Conclude your day with a visit to the Punakha Dzong, illuminated by the setting sun, offering a magical sight.


Day 5: Punakha - Gangteng Valley

Enjoy a hearty breakfast and set out on a scenic drive to Gangteng Valley in the Wangdue Phodrang district. This untouched paradise invites you for a short hike through verdant forests, blooming meadows, and tranquil streams. Visit the majestic Gangteng Monastery, home to sacred relics, intricate murals, and serene meditation halls, showcasing the rich heritage of Bhutanese Buddhism.


Day 6: Gangteng - Thimphu

After breakfast in Gangteng, return to Thimphu, Bhutan's vibrant capital. Spend the afternoon exploring the city's cultural and historical treasures. Visit the Buddha Dordenma statue, a colossal golden Buddha overlooking Thimphu Valley, the National Memorial Chorten, a revered monument dedicated to world peace, and the majestic Tashichho Dzong, the seat of Bhutan's government and monastic body, adorned with intricate woodwork, murals, and courtyards.


Day 7: Thimphu - Paro Tiger's Nest Hike

Indulge in a hearty breakfast to fuel your adventurous spirit. Travel to Paro and embark on the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery trek, one of Bhutan's most revered pilgrimage sites. This challenging 5-hour round-trip trek takes you through lush pine forests, cascading waterfalls, and steep cliffs to reach the monastery perched on a cliffside. Absorb the spiritual aura, marvel at the architectural wonder, and enjoy panoramic views of Paro Valley.


Day 8: Departure

On your final day in Bhutan, savor a delicious breakfast reflecting the diverse flavors of Bhutanese cuisine. Our team will facilitate your transfer to Paro International Airport, bidding farewell to the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Depart with cherished memories of Bhutan's breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality, promising to return for more adventures.

- Accommodation in 3-star hotels on twin-sharing basis

- All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

- Private transportation with a driver for the entire tour

- English-speaking licensed Bhutanese tour guide

- Entry fees to museums, monuments and attractions mentioned in the itinerary

- Royalty fees and taxes to the government

- Bottled water in the car during sightseeing

- Visa arrangement

- Hiking permits

- International flights

- Travel insurance

- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, and shopping

- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

- Tips for the guide and driver