Bhutan Karma Trails

The Western Bhutan Journey

Day 1 (Paro 2280m – Punakha1250m)
Drive to Punakha, the winter capital for the monastic body. Visit the ‘Mad-Mans Temple of fertility ‘. Palace of Great Happiness is the only most beautiful dzong in the entire country whose southern part of the dzong has completely been washed away in 1994 flash flood but have been rebuilt to its present form by the people and the government.
Overnight at Meri Puensum, Damchen or similar

Day 2 (Punakha 1250m – Trongsa2180m, 5-6hrs)
After reaching Peli La 3300m, one is welcomed by the famous “Black Mountain” which is the only barrier separating the West from the central and the Far East in the ancient times. Lunch at Tshendebji and continue your drive to Trongsa, the ancestral home ground for the “Wangchuck Dynasty”.
Overnight at Yangkhil, Tashi Ninjay or Similar

Day 3 (Trongsa 2180m – Bumthang2580m, 2-3hrs)
After visiting the massive Trongsa Dzong and Ta dzong one will be transferred further east to Bumthang, the spiritual heart-land of the country. Visit Jambey Lhakang, Kurjey.
Overnight at Gongkar guest house, Ugyenling or similar

Day 4 (Bumthang valley – Ura day Excursion, 2-3hrs)
Visit the Ura temple and after a especial tea at Aum Om’s farm house she will also be keen in showing you around her house and for you it’s a period where you will be able to differentiate the way of building homes in their best way possible by paying your visit at the farm house. The ‘Mebar-Tsho’ will be in interesting place you may visit on your return from Ura and evening you may encounter monk having theological debates at kharchu dratshang.
Overnight at Gongkhar guest house, Ugyenling or similar

Day 5 (Bumthang 2580m – Gantey2900m, 5-6hrs)
Walk the valley following the ancient trails around the roosting wetlands of ‘Black Necked Cranes’.
Overnight at Dewachen, Gakiling or similar

Day 6 (Gantey 2900m – Thimphu2300, 5hrs)
En-route stop over Dochula Pass and visit the temple on the hill believed to be built for the Fifth Dragon king and for the World peace. The fortress of the glorious religion is the office of the king and for administartion.
Overnight at Peaceful, Khang Residency or similar

Day 7 Thimphu – Paro
Visit the colorful weekend market and local farmers market, following an archery match. Visit the largest ever statue of Buddha Doderma overlooking Thimphu valley. The ‘Takin’ preservation center opens to you the national animal of Bhutan believed to be created by super divine madman of Drukpa Lineage during his visit in the country. Evening drive to Paro.
Overnight at Tashi Namgay, Khangku or similar.

Day 8 (Paro Taktshang)
After breakfast visit legendary ‘Tiger’s Nest’. Drugyal Dzong, Kyichu lhakang, Dungtse lhakang, national Museum, Paro Ringpung Dzong. Walk the talk around one of the smallest town of the world.
Overnight at Khangku, Tashi Namgay or similar

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