Explore 13-day Bhutan adventure with Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a nation steeped in mystique and natural beauty. With Langur Eco Travels as your guide, embark on a 13-day journey to explore the rich culture, stunning landscapes, and vibrant traditions of this Himalayan gem.
Day 1: Paro – Arrival in the Land of Happiness
Your Bhutan adventure begins as you touch down at Paro International Airport. Langur Eco Travels welcomes you with a traditional Bhutanese greeting. After settling into your accommodation, visit the remarkable Paro Rinpung Dzong and the National Museum.
Day 2: Paro – The Tiger’s Nest Hike
Start your day with a challenging hike to the iconic Paro Taktsang, also known as the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. This sacred site clings to the cliffs and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Paro valley.
Day 3: Thimphu – Capital City Wonders
Journey to Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu. Explore the Folk Heritage Museum, the National Memorial Chorten, and the Tashichho Dzong, a stunning fortress housing the King’s office. Enjoy the local market for some souvenir shopping.
Day 4: Thimphu – Arts and Crafts Exploration
Today, visit the Institute for Zorig Chusum, where traditional arts and crafts are taught. Discover the art of thangka painting, woodwork, and more. In the evening, take a leisurely stroll around Thimphu.
Day 5: Punakha – The Ancient Capital
Head to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan. En route, stop at Dochula Pass for magnificent views of the Himalayas. Explore Punakha Dzong, a beautiful structure set at the confluence of two rivers.
Day 6: Punakha – The Chimi Lhakhang Temple
Pay a visit to Chimi Lhakhang, the ‘Fertility Temple,’ dedicated to the Divine Madman. Enjoy a scenic walk through lush rice paddies. Return to Punakha for relaxation.
Day 7: Gangtey – Into the Phobjikha Valley
Travel to Gangtey and the Phobjikha Valley, known for its pristine nature and the endangered Black-necked Crane. Explore Gangtey Gompa and take a nature walk in the valley.
Day 8: Trongsa – The Towering Trongsa Dzong
Proceed to Trongsa, and visit the impressive Trongsa Dzong, the ancestral home of Bhutan’s royal family. This architectural marvel is a significant cultural and historical site.
Day 9: Bumthang – Valley of Temples
Drive to the Bumthang region, often referred to as the ‘Valley of Temples.’ Explore sacred sites like Jambay Lhakhang, Kurje Lhakhang, and Tamshing Lhakhang.
Day 10: Bumthang – Hiking and Cultural Immersion
Hike through the picturesque Bumthang Valley, encountering monasteries, farms, and pristine forests. Immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions.
Day 11: Mongar – The Eastern Frontier
The journey continues as you travel to Mongar, located in the eastern part of Bhutan. Experience the unique culture of the eastern Bhutanese people.
Day 12: Trashigang – Discovering Tribal Bhutan
Explore Trashigang, known for its vibrant markets and unique traditions. Visit the Trashigang Dzong, perched on a ridge overlooking the Gamri River.
Day 13: Samdrup Jongkhar – Journey’s End
As your Bhutan adventure comes to a close, make your way to Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan’s border town with India. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences of the past 13 days.
In conclusion, your 13-day Bhutan journey with Langur Eco Travels promises an immersive exploration of this enchanting Himalayan kingdom. From the iconic Tiger’s Nest to the tranquil Phobjikha Valley, this itinerary is a window to the splendors of Bhutan, ensuring memories that will last a lifetime. Book your Langur Eco Travels adventure today and let Bhutan’s magic captivate your soul.