7 Days Itinerary

SEVENTH HEAVEN STAY TOUR 

It is your exploration of Bhutan’s western valleys. Spend your days finding the historical, cultural and scenic beauty of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha by luxury 4WD in the capable hands of our most experienced guide and driver. In the evenings you will return to your respective hotels for night halt. We can organize add-on experiences to really create a tour to remember such as a private dinner and culture show, a traditional private tented lunch, and an audience with a Rinpoche (if available). All of these options can easily be tailored to suit your requirements

OVER VIEW

DAY 01: PARO

DAY 02: THIMPHU

DAY 03: PUNAKHA

DAY 04: PHOBJIKHA

DAY 05: PARO

DAY 06 PARO

DAY 07: DEPART

DAY 01: Arrive Paro: Check in hotel and visit Paro Dzong built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, perhaps the finest example of Bhutanese architecture as well as a local religious administrative Centre. Next visit Paro Museum an ancient watchtower housing the National Museum, with abundant culture relics. Then visit Weekend market and watch archery match in the evening.

Football is the widely played sports and gained popularity among the people in Bhutan. It is a game played by people of all ages in schools and designated places.   People play football for fun, for fitness and of course to compete with one’s opponents. Now Bhutan had already started competing for national level and gained popularity among the outside world. If you are interested to experience or try this game outside your home county, we do arrange for you.

Farm House Stay; Farm House visit  is one of the unique itinerary with experiences, taking you for Home Stay in Bhutan and living with typical Bhutanese families and children. The most interesting story and the people which you have probably never heard/seem in life are found in Bhutanese farm houses.Local visits are one of the most amazing experiences, tasting particular family special local dishes, sharing one’s stories, learn every day's life and see the daily challenges faced by them ,clicking pictures, joining the family for meals and many more can be organized. They are probably the happiest persons we see in the Land of Gross National Happiness-GNH. Go local and be local crosses beyond the borders and let you be inside villages.

DAY 02: Paro to Thimphu (65 km-1½ Hours). Upon arrival check in hotel and visit to National Post Office where you can make stamps with your own photos and then visit Buddha Point the tallest statue of Buddha and could get a superb view of Thimphu Valley.

Cycling (Buddha Point - Sangay Gang; 6 km-1 hour),the best place for photographers)

Cycling is an increasingly becoming popular in our country. Away from home you can test your fitness by cycling about 6 kms.

Sangay Gang the best place for photographers. You can also have a panoramic view of the valley.  On the way back we will visit the small zoo dedicated to the Takin, the national animal of Bhutan.

Memorial Stupa built in 1974 in the memory of Bhutan‘s third King. Chorten literally means ‘Seat of Faith’ and Buddhists often call such monuments, the ‘Mind of Buddha.  Later visit

In the evening visit Tashi chho dzong “fortress of the glorious religion” was initially erected in 1641 and rebuilt by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the 1960s.  Tashi chhodzong houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body.

Charity for Hospital Patients: There are a lot of poor patients who travel from far flung areas to Thimphu for treatment. Since they do not have any relative in Thimphu, they have to depend solely on the hospital management for basic necessities. The hospital provides meals for the patients. However, the meals are not nutritious and healthy enough for the sick. Interested individuals can visit to hospital and donate in cash and kind through the Bhutan Life Exposure Tours and Treks or we can as well arrange visits to the hospital guest house to interact with the patients. 

DAY 03 : Thimphu to Punakha (70 km-3 Hours) Today after breakfast you will drive to Punakha (1300m/4265ft) the former capital of Bhutan. On the way after 45 minutes’ drive from Thimphu will reach at highest pass between Thimphu and Punakha the place called Dochula pass (3140m) where you can have a superb view of the Eastern Himalayas on clear day.

Prayer Flag Hoisting at Dochula: Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. You will hoist prayer flags to accumulate the good deeds for the present and next life

Proceed to Chhimi Lhakhang a temple dedicated to the Devine Madman and a sacred place where people pray for children. Upon arrival check in hotel and visit Punakha Dzong a very beautiful Bhutanese architecture armed by the Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River) rivers, built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan which houses some rich Buddhist collections.

Camping: Outdoor camping in Bhutan is arguably one of the great ways to enhance your travel experience. There is a clean environment and pristine forest. You will further enjoy with delicious meal featuring local ingredient, fresh vegetables and regional cuisines. Freshly prepared onsite. Dinning in relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, you will have a Restroom – Simple Toilet tent. A dug-out pit toilet with chairs. In the evening, you can share telling tale and fun around cozy camp fire and many more

You may go evening walk or drive to see the Night View of Punakha Dzong

Day 04: Punakha to Phobjikha (70 km-3 Hours). Drive to Phobjikha (3000m/9845ft) valley a paradise for nature lovers and hikers. Phobjikha valley is one of the winter roosting grounds of the rare Black-necked Cranes.

Outdoor Hot Lunch at Pelela: Bhutan is not just a best place for sightseeing. It is also one of the best places to plan for Hot Picnic Lunch. Normally the picnic spot are located at the river banks, with spectacular view of surrounding mountaintops and green vegetation on a clear weather.  We arrange the outdoor Hot Picnic lunch which will be one of the memorable events. The hot packed lunch will be carried to one of the best Picnic spot. It would look like a family gathering or one of the important events in Bhutan. The day would end up with traditional group dance and a smile and laughter on everyone’s face.

Upon arrival check in hotel and visit Gangtey Goempa the largest and the only monastery of the Nyingmapa sect in western Bhutan.

Gangtey Village: Phobjikha is a wide glacial valley with a central stream meandering through the open grassland and thickets of dwarf bamboo. Farmlands occupy the peripheral slopes where potatoes and turnips are grown. The forests beyond the farms are mostly coniferous. The general vegetation is composed of mainly blue pine, birch, maple and several species of rhododendrons. 

Day 05: Phobjikha to Paro (195 km- 7 Hours) after breakfast drive back to Paro but on the way at Dochua, you will hike to Lungchutse Hiking Trail (3.5 Kms) which is about 2 hours travel time (one way). The highest point on the trail is about 3569 meters above sea level. You will trek from Dochula Pass, climb towards the Lungchutse Lhakhang (highest point on the trail) and then descend towards Yusipang via the Tashigang Gonpa covering 9.2 kms.  From Lungchutse one could see the spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari, Gang Bum, Gangchen Tag, Masagang, Tsenda Gang, Teri Gang, Table Mountain, Hinglae La, Gangkar Puensum and Dagala to mention few.

On the  way visit Tagchogang Monastery.This 14th century temple located on the base of a mountain across the Pa Chu on the Paro-Thimphu highway, is a must visit temple in the Paro valley. Built by the great master architect Thangtong Gyalpo, the temple houses some unique statues. To get to the temple one must actually walk over the iron chains that spans over the Pa Chu.

Day 06: Paro- Hike to Taktsang (Distance 3-4 Hours walk). Today, you will hike to Taktshang, Tiger’s Nest. “Trip to Bhutan is never complete without climbing to Taktsang”, says one tourist. Indeed it’s true as the journey there fills you with spiritual bliss. Taktsang monastery is located on a top 800 meter cliff in Paro. Taktshang or the Tigers lair as the monastery is widely regarded as one of the most important in Bhutan. Its history is associated with the visit of Guru Padmasambhava, the Indian saint who came to Bhutan in the 8th century AD. The cave was named Taktshang after Guru Rinpoche flew into the cave from Kurtoe Singye Dzong in eastern Bhutan riding on a tigress. Later in 1692 the fourth Druk Desi Tenzin Rabgye started to construct monastery and finally completed after three years in 1694.

Kichu lhakhang one of the oldest temples to have been built in Bhutan by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century AD

National Game: Archery in Bhutan is more than a sport, it is a living example and a dynamic manifestation of the unique traditions and culture of the Bhutanese people, and it is a celebration of the Bhutanese way of life. No festival and no celebration is complete without a game of archery and the game itself is a combination of physical talents and spiritual influences where the deities and spirits are called upon to help a player or a team to perform better and win the contest. You can explore this game and feel the taste of game

Culture Show/Program: Bhutan’s tradition and culture are very much alive in its language & literature, arts & crafts, drama, music, architecture, and basic social interactions. Wearrange cultural dance Program for you.  Even if you have not experienced festival, the private cultural dance show will give you opportunity to photograph dancers undisturbed and compose photo at your will. A cultural program includes various shows including folk dance in traditional costumes, solo song and Bhutanese traditional dance which depicts the culture and tradition of Bhutan.

Day 07: Departure

 

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