BIKING TOUR (7 NIGHTS 8 DAYS)

ITINERARY DETAILS

DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT INTERNATIONAL AIR PORT PARO – THIMPHU

On your arrival at airport in Paro you will be received by Guide from Bhutan Dendrobium Tour and Trek (BDTT). And then visit National Museum (known as Ta Dzong since it has been turned into National Museum, was thewatch tower of Paro Dzong in 17thcentury) Paro Dzong (also known as Rinpung dzong is the venue for the annual Paro Tsechu festival held every spring). Lunch in Paro town and then transfer to Thimphu,the capital city of Bhutan. On reaching Thimphu check in hotel. Towards the evening visit Tashichodzong (the fortress of the glorious religion houses the throne room of His Majesty the King, the main secretariat building and the central monk body).Over night at THIMPHU

DAY 02: THIMPHU- PUNAKHA WITH BIKING

Breakfast in hotel and by biking transfer to Punakha via Dochula pass at 3150m, one can have a magnificent view of Eastern Himalayas on the clear weather from the pass.Lunch at Dochula cafeteria. Further down hill drive from the pass will take you to the warm and humid valley of Punakha. On the way through biking visit Chhimi Lhakhang (the monastery of fertility). And by biking visit Punakha dzong (majestically located at the junction of the two rivers Pho chu and Mo chu, meaning male and female river, it was built in 1637AD, and was the capital of Bhutan since 1955 AD),( Overnight at PUNAKHA)

DAY 03: PUNAKHA

Breakfast at hotel, take pack lunch) By biking transfer  till hiking point to Khamsum Yulley Namgay chortenb, Visit inside the Chorten and pray for well being, it’s about  8km from hotel to hiking point and its 1hr.30mins drive). At evening transfer Wangdi (1,350m) (4,430ft) (Overnight at Wangdi)

DAY 04: PUNAKHA-THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING

Breakfast in hotel and visit Memorial Chorten through biking  (the stupa was built in 1974 in memory of the late his majesty the king Jig me Dorji Wang chuck),further biking toward the Buddha point to  see beautiful landscape of Thimphu town.After that visit Changangkha Lhakhang, (the drukpa kagyu monastery on the hill top of Thimphu town. Lunch in Thimphu Town,after that bybiking VisitTakin Preserve at Motithang. And further visit nunnery monastary which is preach on top of the hill above Tashichhoedzong, you will reach Drubthob Goemba. This monastery today houses of  Zilukha nunnery. You will get a great view of Tashichhoedzong from this monastery.( Over night at THIMPHU)

DAY 05: THIMPHU-TANGGO MONASTERY HiKE

Breakfast in hotel and by biking visit Tangomonastery (The word Tango literally means horse head and is derived from the deity Tandin (Hayagriva) that features the head of a horse. The present day monastery was built in 1689 by Gyalsay Tenzin Rabgyal. Following the trail, the walk uphill takes about 40 minutes to reach the monastery.). Cheri (it was established in 1620, by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the founder of the Bhutanese state.The monastery, which is now a major teaching and retreat center of the Southern Drukpa Kagyu order.And through biking back toThimphu town and lunch in town. After lunch visit Centenary Farmers Market (Most of the Thimphu’s population and many valley dwellers converge on the bustling weekend market, held by the side of Wangchu River. A wide range of foodstuffs and local arts and crafts are sold at the market, which runs from Friday afternoon till Sunday evening.A visit to the market provides great photo opportunities, as well as the chance to mingle with local people and perhaps buy souvenirs. And then Visit Handicrafts Shops( A wide assortment of colorful, hand woven textiles and other craft products is available for purchase at the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and many smaller handicrafts shops around the town.)  Over  night at THIMPHU

DAY 06: THIMPHU-PARO SIGHTSEEING

Early Breakfast in hotel and by biking transfer to Paro Visit Nishioka Chorten,(the stupa built in memory of late DashoNishioka, a Japanese citizen who had served in the service of agriculture for 28 years in Bhutan),on the way stop at the Bondey village for the view of Paddy field (TANADA).And Lunch in town.After lunch visit Dumtse lhakhang by biking(The unusual and circular Lhakhang, reminiscent of the Shana, or the black hat worn by the Bhutanese Black Hat dancers was, built by the great Builder of iron chain bridges, Drupthob Thangthong Gyalpo. Over night at PARO

DAY 07: TAKTSANG MONASTREY HIKE

Breakfast in hotel and by biking drive till the hiking point to Taktshang monastery (the monastery perched on the side of a cliff at a height of 900 meters above the Paro valley), round trip hike to Taktshang monastery which is about 3-4 hours from the car point. Lunch at the cafeteria (view point).After lunch sightseeing through biking visit  Drugyel Dzong (the fortress in ruins built in commemoration over Tibetan invasion in 17thcentury).after that biking towards Dumtse lhakhang (The unusual and circular lhakhang, reminiscent of the Shana, or the black hat worn by the Bhutanese Black Hat dancers was, built by the great Builder of iron chain bridges,Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo) ).Towards evening stroll in and around the town for last shopping in Bhutan  (Over night at PARO)

DAY 08: DEPARTURE

Breakfast in hotel and then drive to airport for the flight to the next destination. See off by the guide and the driver from the Bhutan Dendrobium Tour and Trek (BDTT)