BHUTAN, a Himalayan country to the east of Nepal beyond Darjeeling and Sikkim (INDIA), invites you to explore the land of THUNDERBOLT. A tour of Bhutan brings you to a typical land of colorful cultural heritage and hospitality. THIMPU, the capital of Bhutan and the surrounding areas offer you varied scenic beauty of the mountains and hills and visits of Buddhist Monasteries will let you opportunities of experiencing the spiritual bliss. The sound of bells and drums resounding in the tranquil atmosphere offer you peace of mind and soul. Explore this land and return to your country carrying in your heart all the happiness that this land of THUNDERBOLT offers you.
The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked nation in the Himalaya Mountains, sandwiched between India and the People’s Republic of China in South Asia. The local name for the country is Druk Yul. It is also called Druk Tsendhen (land of the thunder dragon), because the thunder there is said to be the sound of roaring dragons. Historically Bhutan was known by many names, such as Lho Mon (southern land of darkness), Lho Tsendenjong (southern land of the cypress), and Lhomen Khazhi (southern land of four approaches). The origins of the name Bhutan are unclear; historians have suggested that it may have originated in variations of the Sanskrit words Bhota-ant (the end of Bhot – another word for Tibet, or Bhu-uttan (highlands). The word Bhutanas a name for the country dates from the late 19th century.
Bhutan is one of the most isolated and least developed nations in the world; however, the country maintains strong economic and cultural links with India. Foreign influences and tourism are heavily regulated by the government to preserve the country’s traditional culture and national identity. The landscape ranges from subtropical plains in the south to the Himalayan heights in the north, with some peaks exceeding seven thousand metres. Mahayana Buddhism is the state religion and accounts for about half the population. Thimpu is the capital and largest city.
Day 01: Arrival Paro Bhutan by Druk Air flight.
Day 02: Paro valley sightseeing. Overnight Paro.
Day 03: Excursion to Taktsang Monastery. Overnight Paro.
Day 04: Paro to Shana. Trek begins.
Day 05: Shana to Soi Thangthangka.
Day 06: Soi Thangthangka to Jangothang.
Day 07: Jangothang to Lingshi.
Day 08: Lingshi halt.
Day 09: Lingshi to Chebisa.
Day 10: Chebisa to Shomuthang.
Day 11: Shomuthang to Robluthang.
Day 12: Robluthang to Laya.
Day 13: Laya halt.
Day 14: Laya to Roduphu.
Day 15: Roduphu to Narithang.
Day 16: Narithang to Tarina.
Day 17: Tarina to Woche.
Day 18: Woche to Lhedi
Day 19: Lhedi to Thanza.
Day 20: Thanza halt.
Day 21: Thanza to Tschochena.
Day 22: Tschochena to Jichu Dramo.
Day 23: Jichu Dramo to Chukarpo.
Day 24: Chukarpo to Tampetso.
Day 25: Tampetso to Maorothang.
Day 26: Maorothang to Nikachu Zam. Trek ends.
Day 27: Nikachu Zam to Thimpu.
Day 28: Thimpu valley sightseeing. Overnight Thimpu.
Day 29: Early morning drive to Paro airport for departure by flight.