Chorten Kora Festival - 10 Nights/11 Day

10 Nights/11 Days

DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO-THIMPHU-WANGDI

On your arrival you will be received by Guide and driver fromBhutan Dendrobium Tour and Trek(BDTT). And then transfer to Punakha the drive to Punakha is about 3 hours from Thimphu via Dochula pass at 3150m, one can have a magnificent view of Eastern Himalayas on the clear weather from the pass.Lunch in Dochula cafeteria. Further down hill drive from the pass will take you to the warm and humid valley of Punakha. On the way visit Chime Lhakhang temple which takes about 30mins from car parking to Chime Lhakhang and up down it takes 1hr.After that Visit Punakhadzong(majestically located at the junction of the two rivers Pho chu and Mo chu, meaning male and female river).Overnight at Punakha

 DAY 02: WANGDI-BUMTHANG

Breakfast in hotel and it is long journey towards the cold valley of Bumthang, crossing Pelela pass at3360m. Photograph break at the pass, further 1hr 30 min drive from the pass will take to the village of Chendebji where the lunch will be served in Tabdey restaurant near Chenbdjistupa (the Nepal style eye stupa). Further drive from the lunch spot will reach to the town of Trongsa (the town in central Bhutan). Sightseeing of Trongsadzong (the fortress in central Bhutan from where the Wang chuck dynasty came to power in 1907). And then further proceed to Bumthang crossing another pass of Yotongla at 3400mandKikila pass at 2700m. On reaching Bumthang check in hotel, dinner and Overnight at Jakar

DAY 03: BUMTHANG-MONGAR

Breakfast in hotel and it’s a long drive and its takes seven hours to travel between Jakar and monger, crossing two passes and passing numerous sheer drops on which is one of the most spectacular drives in the country descending 3200m in a distance of 84km. Lunch on the way. Overnight at Mongar

 

DAY 04: MONGAR-TRASHIYANGTSE

After breakfast, we will drive to TrashiYangtse. On the way, visit GomphuKoraLhakhang. Gomphu means the sacred meditation site of Guru Padmasamva and Kora means circum-ambulation. The Guru meditated here and left an impression of his body in the rock, similar to the one at the Kurjey Monastery in Bumthang.Dinner and overnight at hotel in TrashiYangtse

DAY 05: TRASHIYANDTSE-CHORTEN KORA (WITNESS FESTIVAL)

Breakfast in hotel and drive to chortenkorato witness festival (Whole day) Overnight at Trashiyangtse

DAY 06: TRASHIYANGTSE-YONGKOLA

Breakfast in hotel and on the same route drives back to trashigang visit Trashigangdzong and after that drive to Yongkola, lunch in MongarTown.Overnight at Yongkola

DAY 07: YONGOKLA-BUMTHANG

Breakfast in hotel and drive to Bumthang.Lunch on the way.Overnight at Bumthang

DAY 08: BUMTHANG-THIMPHU

Breakfast in hotel and then proceed to Thimphu via same route, crossing different Dzongkhag and village. On the way you will fine magnificent view of mountain or Himalayas,different specious of birds and real Bhutanese life. After you reach in Thimphu chick in hotel.Overnight at Thimphu.

DAY 09: THIMPHU-SIGHTSEEING

Breakfast and drive to Thimphu, visit Memorial Chorten(the stupa built n 1974 in the memory of our third kingJigme Dorji Wangchuck).Tashichhodzong(the fortress of the glorious religion, houses the throne room of his majesty the King, the main secretariat building and the central monastic body. Lunch in Thimphu town and after lunch visit Painting School (Commonly known as the Painting School, the Institute offers you a glimpse of novices learning 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. It is a hands-on trip for you. Enjoy few moments with the future artists of the country.) And then visit Folk heritage Museum (This museum provides glimpse into the traditional Bhutanese life.). And then transfer to Paro.Overnight at Paro

DAY 10: THIMPHU- TAKTSANG MONASTREY HIKE

Breakfast in hotel and drive till the hiking point to Taktshangmonastery (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 of Drugyeldzong (the fortress in ruins built in commemoration over Tibetan invasion in 17th century).Towards evening stroll in and around the town for last shopping in Bhutan. Dungtselhakhang (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,DrupthobThangtongGyalpo.) Overnight at Paro

DAY 11: DEPARTURE

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

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