heart of religion tour

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Duration : 7 or more days
Starting Price : 250USD/Person

Tour Description

Bumthang is located in eastern side of Bhutan. It is beautiful valley that has many oldest temples build in 7th century during the time of Tibetan king songshen Gampo. It is also known as heartland for religion, having glamorous plain high land surrounded by blue pines making the top most tourist destination in Bhutan. Despite Bumthang being the heart for religion, Bumthang serves as culture trekking due to the facts of providing an exceptional opportunity for contact with Bhutanese rural life. You can see many things in Bumthang including old temples, beautiful sceneries and burning lake where our great treasure founder discovered the first treasures from the lake called Maber Tso meaning burning lake. Since Bumthang provide good trekking routes for trekkers it is very good for trekkers to trek in the month of March to May and September to November. Outlander Adviser Travel helps you for trekking in Bumthang with great knowledge about trekking route in Bumthang. our itinerates may help you to know more about Bumthang.

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Day1: Arrive at paro

Up on your arrival in paro, you will be picked by our guide after your immigration and custom formalities are done. There after you will be driven to the hotel for a cup of tea.  If time permits then we will walk around the paro town. Night at paro

Day 2: paro

In the morning after breakfast we will visit paro Ta Dzong meaning watch tower which was built in 17th century to protect the Rinpung Dzong. Watch tower was lalter converted into National Museum in 1968; there you can able to see many antiques inside the national museum. Afternoon we will head to see, Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of Bhutan.

Day 03: Paro-Thimphu

After breakfast we will move to Thimphu, capital of Bhutan located at an altitude of 2300m from the sea level has fascinating sight seeing and view points. In our third day we will have entire day by spending seeing the splendor and beauty of Thimphu city, our first stop in Thimphu will be  at Sangay Gang where our television satellite and radio station is installed, after that will drift down to Motithang Mini zoo, here we can see our national animal Takin. It is an animal with the head of goat and the body of the cow created Tibetan saint by the name Drukpa Kuenley, popularly called by the epithet “The Divine Madman” 15th century. After Zoo we will move to Changangkha Lhakhang, then to Kuensel Phodrang where you seeing Lord Buddha 165ft tall statue and whole Thimphu city and valley beautifully. On the way back to city we will visit National memorial Chorten (stupa) built in memory of our late Third King Jigme Dorji WangchuK and visit   textile museum of Bhutan and to centenary farmer’s market where varieties of products are brought to sell. Night in Thimphu

Day 04: Thimphu-Trongsa

After breakfast we will move towards Trongsa through Dochula wangdue, if weather favors we can see the eastern Himalayan from Dochula. Continue on to Wangduephodrang town, which is also our lunch stop. Then proceed to Tongsa over Pele-la pass (3,300m), the traditional boundary between east and west. Overnight at the lodge in Tongsa

 

 

Day 05: Trongsa-Bumthang

Morning visit to striking Tongsa Dzong, ancestral abode of Bhutan's royal family. Then visit the Ta Dzong, built as a watchtower to guard Tongsa Dzong. Proceed to Bumthang and in the afternoon visit the 17th century Jakar Dzong and then Kurje monastery, built in the 17th century to mark the place where Guru Padma sambhava had meditated in the 8th century, leaving his body imprint on the rock. Overnight at the lodge in Bumthang

 

Day 06: Bumthang-Ngang Lhakhang

The trek covers 14 km for 4 hours along Chamkhar River, taking us through forest of blue pine and scrub bamboo. We will pass by marry village and temples, on this relaxing and easy day. Campground at village

Day 07: Ngang Lhakhang-Ugyenchholing

Today’s trekking comes across juniper forest acceding towards Phephe-la pass above 3340 meters. From there, the pass descends to Tang valley and finally arriving at Ugyenchholing village. Campground at Ugyencholing near the village

Day 08: Ugyenchholing-Bumthang

In the morning we will walk to Ugyencholing Palace,a beautiful mansion which is house of a small eco-museum, then head to Bumthang Jakar through Tang river until we reach at main road. While we are moving to Jakar we will also visit Mebar Tsho (lake), where Terton Pema Lingpa had discovered religious treasures in the 15th century. It is considered as scared lake where people go and offer butter lamp during an auspicious day. Over night at hotel

Day 09: Bumthang – Punakha

Today in the morning we will visit Jambey Lhakhang, built in the 17th century by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo who is believed to be the incarnation of Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva.then Tamshing Lhakhang, then after lunch we will drive to punakha. Night at punakha hotel

Day 10: Punakha – Paro

Today we will drive to paro but before that will visit punakha Dzong, then Chimmi Lhakhang. After that we will move to paro and have lunch there at paro. Then after lunch we will do some shoppings and later in evening we will move to visit the paro town.Night at paro.

Day 11: Paro Depart

After break fast we will move to airport for flight

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