Adventure Gateway Tour to Bhutan07 Days, 06 Nights

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  • Arrive Paro (Sightseeing in Paro)

    On arrival to Paro, our company's representative will be there at the airport to receive you and take you to the hotel for freshening, a brief about what the tour is all about. And then if the time permitsDrive to Drukgyel Dzong (a ruined fortress 16 kms away from Paro town) although in ruins, this Dzong is of great historical importance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally defeated the invading Tibetans and drove them back. Evening visit the Paro Rinchen Pong DzongThis massive fortress is located in Paro valley and is approached by a gently sloping flagstone road and a beautiful covered wooden bridge. Today the Dzong is the administrative seat of the district of Paro, and it also contains a state monastic community of approximately 200 monks. The central tower (Utse) of the Dzong, with its superb wood work, is one of the most beautiful in Bhutan. This Dzong was built in 1645 AD. Overnight hotel in Paro

  • Paro –Thimphu – Punakha (142km, 5hr)

    Early breakfast and then we will drive towards to Thimphu, the capital city. The drive meanders along the Paro and Thimphu River and takes approximately 2 hours (65 kilometres). After that in Thimphu visit the Memorial Chorten (huge stupa) built in the memory of the third King of Bhutan, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who reigned from 1952-1972. And then drive over the Dochu-La pass (3,100 meters), which on a clear day offers an incredible view of Himalayan peaks before descending into balmy Punakha valley (about 4 hrs total driving time). The drive through the countryside affords a glimpse of everyday life in this most remote of Himalayan kingdom's. On arrival, drive to Punakha Dzong, the "Palace of Great Happiness" Built in 1637 by the Shabdrung, the 'Unifier of Bhutan', Punakha Dzong is situated at the confluence of the Mo Chu and Pho Chu (Mother and Father Rivers). It is the winter headquarters of the Je Khenpo and hundreds of monks who move en masse from Thimphu to this warmer location. The three story main temple of the Punakha Dzong is a breathtaking example of traditional architecture with four intricately embossed entrance pillars crafted from cypress and decorated in gold and silver. It was here in 1907 that Bhutan's first king was crowned. Overnight hotel in Punakha

  • Punakha –Gasa (River Rafting in Punakha) 35km and hike around 45min

    After breakfast, hike through pine forest and fields along the bank of Pho Chu River for about 2 hours until you reach Samdhingkha, where you're rafting crew will be waiting. After a debriefing, you will start rafting along the rocky Pho Chu River coming across exhilarating stretches of Class II and IV rapids. Accompanying this fine stretch of river are beautiful landscapes of farmlands, hills dotted with monasteries, and forest areas full of birdlife. As well as superb rafting conditions, the river also affords an insight into rural daily life in Bhutan. And then drive toward Gasa on arrival to Gasa you can soak in the mineral tubs here in the High Himalayan Mountains. Around your campsite are the small cottages of the local Bhutanese folk who live here (local residence of Gasa). A Pristine Mountain river rushes by your campsite, gives you the perfect feeling of living in harmony with nature.Night at the camp set up nearby the hot springs.

  • Gasa – Thimphu (135km, 4hr)

    Early breakfast and then we will visit Gasa Dzong. The Dzong was built in 17th century by the first religious King, Zhabdrung Ngwang Namgyal to protect the valley against Tibetan invaders. Sightseeing around Gasa valley and you can participate in photo sessions to capture their experiences and memories. And then drive towards Thimphu. On the way to Thimphu you can stop for Bird watching. On arrival to Thimphu you can visitTashichhodzong, the main secretariat building which houses the throne room of His Majesty; the King. Tashichhodzong is also the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot) and the central monk body. Proceed to the National Library, which houses an extensive collection of Buddhist literature, with some works dating back several hundred years. Visit the nearby Institute for ZorigChusum (commonly known as the Painting School), where a six-year training course is given in the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. Also visit (outside only) the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, where the medicinal herbs abundant in the kingdom are compounded and dispensed. Evening drive towards Kuenselphodrang, to offer prayers to the under construction statue, the largest sitting Buddha statue in the world, overlooking the valley Overnight hotel in Thimphu

  • Thimphu –Paro, 65km (Hike to Paro Taktshang takes around 5hrs up and down)

    Early breakfast and then we will visit the Semtokha Dzong en route. This Dzong, built in 1627, is the oldest in Bhutan. It now houses the Institute for Language and Cultural Studies. After that drive towards Paro On arrival to Paro we will Hike to Paro Taktshang (Tiger's Nest) The name Taktsang means Tiger's Nest, the legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, believed as the second Buddha or Precious Teacher flew to the site of the monastery on the back of tigress and then meditated there in the cave for three months. The main building of the monastery was destroyed by fire on 19 April 1998 and the Bhutan Government had re-constructed it in the original form. Evening Visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of Bhutan This was the watch tower of the Paro Rinchen Pong Dzong. It was converted to the National Museum in 1968, and is located on a hill above the Paro Dzong overlooking the Paro valley.

  • Paro Departure

    Drive to airport for departure.

Cost per person: USD 1125pp per package.
The cost include inclusive of 3 meals a day, evening tea, guide, driver, transportation within the country by car, visa fees, royalty, government taxes, accommodation on three star hotel, all material for camp and river rafting,sightseeing and entrance fee for the museums and monuments only.

Not included in the above are Druk Air fare, bar bill, laundry bill, telephone bill and others bills of personal nature.