Bhutan is a country entrenched in myths and mysteries. One has to discover these mysteries that are part of the Bhutanese lifestyle to know this dragon kingdom better. The Mysteries of the Dragon Kingdom leads you on an exploration of Bhutan that is like no others. We will visit some of the most famous and ancient monasteries in Tibet including Taksang Monastery. Also called Tiger’s Nest, the monastery precariously clings to a stiff cliff above 900 m from the valley. We will also visit Simtokha, Punakha, Wangdi dzongs among others. The tour will retrace the steps of Padmasambhava, the great learned Buddhist scholar who started Buddhism in Tibet.
Fly to Paro with breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Kanchanjunga, Mt. Chomlohari, Mt. Jichu Drack, etc. Upon arrival, warm welcome by our representative. Transfer to hotel. Orientation talk and film show about Bhutan. The rest of the day at leisure or visit the local market. O/N hotel.
Paro Valley sightseeing. Visit Druckgyal Dzong, Rinpung Dzong, Ta Dzong Museum and other historical monuments. O/N hotel.
Morning excursion to Taksang Monastery which means Tiger’s Nest, clinging to a stiff cliff above 900 m from the valley. It is believed to be built by Lord Padmasambhava himself. Lunch at Taksang Jaklang. O/N hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Thimphu. Visit Simtokha Dzong, a strategic fort built-in 1427, national library and the seat of Bhutanese King as well as the Government – Tashicho Dzong. O/N hotel.
After 2 & ½ hours of drive, reach Punakha. Visit the Punakha Dzong. Drive further to Wangdipodrang. O/N hotel.
After visiting Wangdi Podrang Dzong in the morning, drive over the beautiful Pele La pass to Tongsa. O/N hotel.
Visit the most impressive Dzong in Bhutan, the Tongsa Dzong with its major temples. Drive via Chumi valley to have a close look at the daily life of the native people. Arrive at Jakar. O/N hotel.
A full day to explore the Bumthang Chokhor valley, its Dzongs, temples, and monuments. O/N hotel.
Visit Chume Tragar Naktsang and Domkhar Tashicholing Palace before driving to Tongsa. Afternoon, sightseeing of Tongsa and Ta Dzong. O/N hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Thimphu while enjoying the typical and picturesque landscape of Bhutan. O/N hotel.
A full day to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of Thimphu. Witness the mask dance and cultural performance of the royal dance troupes. Visit the Memorial Chorten, local market, and handicraft center. Late afternoon, drive to Paro. O/N hotel.
Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a camping or tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience. What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK
CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS
FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS
DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS
FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES
Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
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