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Bhutan Odyssey trip covers Thimpu-the capital city of Bhutan, Paro, Punakha-the old capital of Bhutan, Wangdiphrodang, and Phubjika. Phubjika is the winter home of the rare black-necked cranes that fly over from Tibet. Phubjika has one of the only two Ngimgma monasteries of Bhutan.
Buddhism is practiced throughout the country and the majority of the Bhutanese are Buddhist. Hinduism is practiced particularly in Southern Bhutan among the Bhutanese of Nepali origin. As practiced by the Southern Bhutanese, Hindu religion has many common saints and divinities with Vajrayana Buddhism, the school of religion prevalent in Bhutan. The main protective deity of the country, Yeshey Gonpo or Mahakala, is a Tantric Buddhist form of Hindu God Shiva and often appears in the form of a raven. Prior to the advent of Buddhism, various forms of animistic religions including Bon were followed in Bhutan. In some parts of the country, these traditions and rituals are still practiced by minority groups.

Note: B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner

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Day to day schedule to Bhutan: 8d Bhutan Odyssey

  • Day 1: Arrival at Paro and drive to Thimpu o/n in a hotel

    Meet our representative at the airport and drive to Thimpu

  • Day 2: Sightseeing of Thimpu o/n in a hotel

    Morning visit to: colorful vegetable market; the Memorial Chorten and the National Library. After lunch visit the Handmade Paper Factory & the School of Thangka Painting; stroll about town.

  • Day 3: Thimpu to Wangdiphodrang via Punakha o/n in a hotel.

    Early morning scenic drive on the mountain route towards the former capital of Bhutan passing through the Dochula pass (alt. 10,000 feet); stunning scenery of Himalayan ranges. Descend to Punakha & tour the town. After picnic lunch by the Wangdi River continue to Wangdiphodrang Dzong, the most picturesque in Bhutan.

  • Day 4: Drive to Phubjika (Gangtey) o/n in a hotel

    Excursion to serene Gangtey valley, home of the rare black-necked cranes that fly over Tibet in the winter; visit the Gangtey monastery

  • Day 5: Drive to Paro via Thimpu o/n in a hotel

    Retrace the way via the Simtokha Dzong the oldest one in Bhutan, after lunch visit hospital for Traditional Medicine; National Library. Continue to Paro. O/n in hotel.

  • Day 6: Sightseeing of Paro o/n in a hotel

    In the morning visit the fortified tower Ta Dzong, now a natural history museum- one of finest in Asia, the impressive Drukgyel Dzong ruins (monastery fortress) and Kyichu Temple of 7th century, o/n in a hotel.

  • Day 7: Hiking to Takstang Retreat around in paro, o/n in a hotel

    Today you will hike up o Takstang monastery situated in a cliff overlooking the valley. This is the highlight of your trip

  • Day 8: Departure

What is included?

  • Accommodations in standard hotels on full board (B.L.D)
  • All monument entrance fees, Royalty and visa fee of Bhutan
  • Private transport, in city English - speaking guide, airfare Kathmandu- Bhutan – Kathmandu
  • Arrival and transfer transport from to the international airport in Paro

What is excluded?

  • Personal expenses like soft and hard drink, laundry, telephone
  • Airport tax and tips for local staff
  • Personal insurance for helicopter rescue in case of emergency

Trip Customization

All our programs are just one example of what is possible. Himalayan Leaders since 1989 (!) Experience in organizing tailor made tours. Therefore, contact us for your personal desire program! Send us an email  and we are glad to help!

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What is included?

  • Accommodations in standard hotels on full board (B.L.D)
  • All monument entrance fees, Royalty and visa fee of Bhutan
  • Private transport, in city English - speaking guide, airfare Kathmandu- Bhutan – Kathmandu
  • Arrival and transfer transport from to the international airport in Paro

What is excluded?

  • Personal expenses like soft and hard drink, laundry, telephone
  • Airport tax and tips for local staff
  • Personal insurance for helicopter rescue in case of emergency

Trip Customization

All our programs are just one example of what is possible. Himalayan Leaders since 1989 (!) Experience in organizing tailor made tours. Therefore, contact us for your personal desire program! Send us an email  and we are glad to help!

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