Bhutan Karma Trails

The Dragon Sunrise

Day 1 (Paro2280m – Dochula3140m, 2hrs)
Arrive at Paro and transfer to Dochula. En-route stop over at the Wangsimu and visit the 900yr old Bhutanese house with nine doors in just one house belonging to Khadro Sonam Peldon of the 12century. Visit the National institute of Traditional medicine, National memorial stupa.
Overnight at Hotel Dochula or similar.

Day 2 (Dochula3100m – Phobjikha2900m, 2900m)
Witness the early morning Bhutanese sunrise and leave for the valley of ‘Black necked Cranes’. Visit the 15century old Gantey goenba and the crane information center, (or) if you may walk along the nature trails around the crane roosting ground.
Overnight at Gakiling, Dewachen or similar

Day 3 (Phobjikha2900m – Bumthang2580m, 6hrs)
Today we’ll pass by the ‘Black Mountain’ with dense forest making home for many wildlife like the Himalayan Black bear, Red fox, Royal Bengal tigers. Check In and freshen for you about to witness as you will be attending the theological debate held by the monks at Kharchu Monastery. The wandichholing palace is one of its kind which was not designed as a fortress but built on the battle field where Penlop Jigme Namgyal was so victorious.
Overnight at Ugyenling, Gongkhar guest house or similar

Day 4 (Bumthang valley tour)
Drive to Jambey lhakang where if you may will be able to hike the valley to kurje and pass the suspension bridge to the yathra weaving center and beyong Tamshing.

Day 5 (Bumthang 2580m – Trongsa2180m, 3hrs)
Visit the Prakhar temple in chummey and the weaving center at Zhungney where the weaver have mastered the art of weaving from Sheep wool and yak hair. Trongsa dzong, the ancestral homeland of the Wangchuck Dynasty and Ta-dzong which show cases many of ancient holy books, original statues dating back as early as 8th century until now.
Overnight at Yangkhil, Tashi Ninjay or similar.

Day 6 (Trongsa2180m – Punakha1250m, 5hrs)
Tshendebji is one of the most scenic picnic spots where the visitor may have a time to circumambulate the chorten and accumulate some merits while still nearby. Chimi lhakang, a temple dedicated to Lam Drukpa Kuenly was believed to be built on a hill that has a shape of a women’s breast.

Day 7 (Punakha 1250 – Thimphu2300m, 3hrs)
Drive north of Punakha to begin your hike to Khamsum Yuelley. The massive Punakha dzong , Dzong Chuung and the Buddhist monk school left hand-side of the Royal Guest House will some of the interesting places that could be visited depending on the availability of time. After lunch drive to the Thimphu.
Overnight at Khang Residency, Peaceful or similar

Day 8 (Thimphu sightseeing)
Gongsar Chorten, Local arts and crafts School, National Library, Folk heritage Museum, Royal Academy of performing Arts. Colorful weekends market. Evening stroll around down town for souvenirs and explore one of the few capitals in the world that has no traffic lights even today. The fortress of ‘Glorious religion is a must visit sights where you may witness the flag removal ceremony outside the Dzong. Traditional Hand-made paper factory at Langjophaka. Changangkha Lhakang.
Overnight at Khang, Peaceful or similar

Day 9 (Thimphu – Taktshang3300m)
Morining drive to Paro to climb the highlightts of your tour, ‘Tak-tshang’, the tigers nest and beyond Zantopelri to Ugyen tsemo where we camp for the night. You may this will you best to share time with the Bhutanese family living next to the temple and may even be a fare deal to taste some traditional tea while experience a Bhutanese way of living at home as a family.
Camsite at Ugyentsemo

Day 10 (Paro sightseeing)
The ruins of Drugyal Dzong is a must visit sight where on a clear sky one would face Mt. Jumolhari in front of you, Kyichu Lhakang, Paro Ringpung Dzong, Dungtse lhakang, National Museum and Dzongdrakha.
Overnight at Tashi Namgay, Khangku or similar.

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