Tiger Nest & Dragon Hearts feat. Punakha | Thimpu + Paro, Bhutan (via Nepal)

Fri May 24 2024 at 12:00 pm to Wed May 29 2024 at 02:35 pm UTC+00:00

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Tiger Nest & Dragon Hearts feat. Punakha | Thimpu + Paro, Bhutan (via Nepal)
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The legendary Kingdom of Himalayas runs its own life, unlike any other country nearby.
Famous for its unique culture, often called the last Shangri-La, this is a place where time is running slower and the main official benchmark is called Gross Domestic Happiness. Home of one of the most spicy cuisines in the world, offers stunning Himalayan landscapes and remarkable authenticity supported by Buddhist philosophy. With stupas and monasteries on every corner, people live here in spectacular harmony with nature.
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DAY 0 :: MAY 24
Meeting at 16:30 at Dubai T2 for a flight to Kathmandu, 18:10-00:15, overnight in hotel.
DAY 1 :: MAY 25
Back to airport for a morning flight to Bhutan 09:10-10:30.
On a sunny day flight is marked with the panoramic views of the Himalayas including the Everest. The approach through the tiny airstrip of Paro has been termed as adventurous, by many travelers.
Arrive to Paro in the afternoon, check in to hotel and first experience with Bhutanese cuisine.
Later in the day we start a short hike to Kuensel Phodrang (3-4kms). At the top of the hill is located the gigantic Buddha Dordenma Statue.
Gigantic Buddha Dordenma Statue located atop a hill in Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park. The statute is around 50 meters high and is made of Bronze, glided with gold. The statue fulfills an ancient prophecy dating back to the 8th century A.D that was discovered by Terton Pema Lingpa - Religious Treasure Discoverer and is said to emanate an aura of peace and happiness to the entire world.
On the way visit National Memorial Chorten. Overnight in the hotel in Thimpu.
DAY 2 :: MAY 26
Drive via Dochu-La Pass to Punakha and hike to iconic Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of Fertility), located on a round hillock on the edge of the Punakha Valley.
After lunch our exploration begins with the visit to Punakha Dzong/fort. located between two rivers. It serves as the winter residence for the central monastic body. Built in 1637, it is the most beautiful fortress of Bhutan located in between two rivers Pho Chhu (Male River) & Mo Chhu (Female River).
Walk to longest Suspension Bridge from the Punakha Dzong before check in to hotel.
DAY 3 :: MAY 27
Today after breakfast and formalities drive to Dochula Pass (3,100m) and begin hike to 18th Century Lungchutse Lhakhang/temple (3,565m.). This uber picturesque route passes through primary forests of rhododendrons, magnolias, birches, firs, hemlocks,and bamboos, and occasionally meadows that are being used as Yak Pastures.
You will indulge in a view from Lungchutse Lhakhang over the entire Bhutan’s Himalaya and its snow covered peaks. We will then walk downhill for about an hour until we reach Dochula Pass with several landmarks and stupas.
Late afternoon we will have opportunity to be a witness of traditional rural life in a Bhutanese village. Optional for those who wants more experience a traditional hot stone bath.
You may also choose to spend a night in the village (or hotel in Paro).
DAY 4 :: MAY 28
After breakfast start our last hike to the Taktsang Monastery Tiger’s Nest. During the hike will be served picnic lunch among the woods with yet another amazing view.
Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's nest), the abode of gods and monks situated at an altitude of 3100m on the Upper Paro Valley, Bhutan. As per the legend, Guru Padmasambhana (Guru Rinpoche), the tantrum mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, came in the form of Dorje Droloe riding a flying tigress to subdue the demon that was obstructing the spread of Buddhism in the Himalayas.
Late afternoon we will have opportunity to be a witness of traditional rural life in a Bhutanese village. Optional for those who wants more experience a traditional hot stone bath.
Lunch and dinner at local restaurant, overnight in Paro.
DAY 5 :: MAY 29
Souvenir shopping, before departure to Kathmandu for a flight 07:10-08:10. Bye bye Bhutan! Short visit in Kathmandu followed by the flight to Dubai 15:30-18:35.
Level of difficulty: Easy - short but steep trails. The grade may be perceived as moderate to beginners.
Activities: hiking, walking, sightseeing and getting amazed!
Altitude: 2280 – 3600 masl
Duration: 5 days.
Accommodation & meals:
Comfy 3* hotels in Paro and Thimpu, double sharing rooms. Single occupancy 200 USD extra.
Meals in Bhutan included, in Kathmandu excluded.
Cost: 7510 AED all incl. visas and flights until MAY 08th.
Excluded:
Visa to Nepal,
Meals in Nepal,
Insurance,
Visas:
Visa to Bhutan are included in trip budget.
Visa to Nepal available on arrival.
See yah in Bhutan x
Trekkup Bhutan Crew
Whatsapp 050 4848238 / [email protected]
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