Sightseeing in Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Bumthang, Ura
Taktsang Monastery (The Tiger’s Nest)
Ura Yakchoe Festival activities
Highlighting this tour is the Ura Yakchoe Festival; invocations of local blessing and religious purification. Tsechus are spiritual, exotic arrays of color, medieval and breathtaking. The four valleys of Punakha, Bumthang, Ura, Wangdue defy words with their beauty.
Nestled in the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan ranks among the top ten hot spots in the world for biodiversity, in the month of May, nature spreads a feast to delight your senses. Bhutan hosts 600 species of wild orchids, 50 different types of Rhododendrons, Blue Poppy (the national flower), medicinal plants, high-altitude plants and tropical trees. Over 70% of Bhutan is blanketed in virgin forests of richly diverse flora, with rippling pristine rivers meandering alongside terraced rice fields. Land-locked and surrounded by high Himalayan Mountains the essence of Bhutan is serenity and beauty distilled through the ages of time. This unique and custom itinerary gives you the best of Bhutan. Cultural hikes to ancient century-old dzongs, (forts), Temple and Buddhist monasteries. Week-end markets, remote villages and Bhutanese hospitality at its finest.
Day 1 – Arrival at Paro (by Druk Air) then transfer to Thimphu. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 2 – Sightseeing around Thimpu. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 3 – Thimphu to Punakha. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 4 – Punakha to Bumthang. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 5 – Bumthang excursion and sightseeing. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 6 – Bumthang to Ura. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 7– Ura to Bumthang. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 8 – Bumthang – Trongsa – Wangdue. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 9– Wangdue to Gangtey. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 10 – Gangtey to Thimphu to Paro. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 11 – Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s nest) . Overnight at a hotel.