Bhutan West To East Traverse
- Trip Code: MT-BTO-BWETR
- Trip Type: Tour
- Max. Altitude:
- Travel Mode: Drive
|Trip Duration||14 Days|
|Min Group Size||1+|
|Best Season||Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV Spring: MAR-APR-MAY|
|Meals||3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)|
2-3 Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
2-3 Star Hotel Accommodation in Tibet.
Meet the guide at the airport and transfer to hotel.
Visit Drugyal Dzong, National Museum, Paro Rinpung Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight hotel.
Today, you will set off on foot or also possible on horseback to Takstang Moanstery ( Tiger’s Nest), cliging on a sheer cliff of about some 500ft. Return downhill and drive 2 and half hours to Thimpu-the capital town of Bhutan.
Visit the Tashichho Dzong-the seat of central government, where both the temporal and spiritual heads of the country.Other points of interests are Memorial chorten, Nunnery etc.
Drive via Dochu la pass to Punakha. Visit Punakha Dzong and Wangdiphodrag valley; overnight hotel.
For 2 hours drive along the highway to east and then after the village of Nobbing, you will approach the diversion road to Phubjika valley ( one hour). Visit the Gangtey Gompa, an old monastery set atop a hill overlooking the valley. Phubjika is one of few glacial valleys, very wide, beautiful and also the chosen winter home of the black-necked Crane, migrating from the Central Asian plateau.
Drive via the Pele la pass( 3300 ft) to Bumthang.En route you will visit the great white stupa built in 18th century. Overnight lodge.
Full day sightseeing of central Bumthang, partly walking to visit Wangdicholing Dzong, Kurjey & Tamshing Lhakhangs; overnight lodge
Drive via the Membertso Lake, Ura village, and Thrumshing la pass to Mongar; overnight in Mongar (lodge)
Follow the road to Tashigang until some 15 km before taking a diversion to Tashiyangtse which is another 2 hours scenic drive climbing through the ridge. Terraced fields and houses along the slope make splendid view.
This is a very recent administrative center;the place still retains the charm of medieval towns at an altitude of 1850m with pleasant temperature. Nearby a tall impressive Chorten Kora is one of the only two temples in Bhutan built in Nepalese style and is a host to a great festival celebrated every year. Visit to the old Dzong across the thatched bamboo bridge.
Retrace your drive to Tashigang about 2 and half hours drive. Stop in Doksum village en route where you will get to see women busy in weaving. Tashigang, though is a small town clustered together, acts as a trading center for many remote regions of eastern Bhutan.
This is a 6 to 7 hours long drive to the small frontier town of Samdrup Jongkhar. The drive is adventurous and scenic through the ever-changing vegetation. Along the way, see Sherubste, the only college in the country, the school for blind and the weaving center in Khaling.
After brekfast drive to Guwahati ( 3 hours) and exit to India. Tour ends
The Dzong and overnight hotel
- All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or van
- Entry permit for National Park in any
- Tour guide
- Three meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
- Accommodations during trip
- First aid kit
- One farewell dinner with live Nepalese cultural performance.
- Personal nature expenses
- Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
- Travel insurance
- Entrance fees while sightseeing
- Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu