Bumthang Meditation Tours 10 Days 9 Nights

DAY01. BKK/PBH – THIMPHU
The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Your Bhutanese escort from Authentic Bhutan Tours will greet you on arrival, and then drive you to the Paro Rimpung Dzong, the centre of civil and religious authority in this region. After this we will have lunch in the Paro town. Then we will drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The drive will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Dinner and over night stay in the hotel, Thimphu.

DAY02. THIMPHU HALT
The day begins with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten built in honor of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and the Drupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan. We then drive to the view point of Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan), for your photograph and Folk Heritage museum.
Lunch will be served in the town. After lunch we will be visiting the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive and finally visit the Handicrafts Emporium and shopping for souvenirs in the shops of Thimphu.
Evening at leisure.
Diner and over night stay at hotel, Thimphu.

DAY03. THIMPHU – BUMTHANG

After breakfast, we will drive to Bumthang. The drive will take about 9hours. We will drive through the rhododendron, magnolia bloom in early spring and through the subtropical and broadleaf forest. We will also pass by two passes, Dochula pass (3150m) and Yutongla Pass (3400m). At Dochula pass we can see the eastern Himalayan mountain ranges on clear days. The view is so great and spectacular one.
Lunch at Chendebji restaurant. After lunch we will continue our journey to Bumthang over Yutongla pass.
Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Bumthang.

DAY04. BUMTHANG – KUNZANGDRAK
After our breakfast, we will drive to Kuenzang Drak. From the road point we have to walk about 1hour to reach the Kuenzang Drak temple.
Lunch picnic pack lunch. After lunch, mediate in pursuing ones own spiritual goal.
Dinner and over night stay in camp, Kuenzang Drak.

DAY05. KUENZANG DRAK –BUMTHANG
Mediate till 11AM and drive back to Bumthang. On our way back to Bumthang, we will visit Mebartso (Burning Lake).
Lunch in the hotel, Bumthang. After lunch we will visit one of the oldest temples in Bhutan Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang and Tamshing Lhakhang.
Evening at leisure.
Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Bumthang.

DAY06. BUMTHANG – WANGDUEPHODRANG

After our early breakfast, we will drive to Punakha. The drive will take about 7hours. At Trongsa, we will visit the magnificent Dzong, Trongsa Dzong.
Lunch at local restaurant or picnic pack lunch. After lunch we will continue our journey to Punakha. On reaching Wangduephodrang, we will also visit Wangdue Dzong, which was founded by Lama Zhambdrung in 1638.
Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Punakha.

DAY07. WANGDUE PHODRANG HALT
Today we will do sightseeing in Wangdue Phodrang and Punakha valley. In the morning we will hike to Khamsum Yule Namgyel Chorten. From the road point we have to walk about 45minute up steep. We can see the beautiful traces field in harmony with the scattered farm houses. On our way back, we will visit Punakha Dzong.
Lunch in the hotel, Punakha. After lunch we will hike to Chhimi Lhakhang, which is located at a hilltop. We have to walk about 25 minutes from the road point. The temple is also known as the temple of fertility.
Evening at leisure.
Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Wangduephodrang.

DAY08. WANGDUE PHODRANG – PARO
After our early breakfast, we will drive to Paro via Dochula pass. The drive will take about 5hours.
Lunch will be served at Dochula Cafeteria.
Dinner and over night stay at hotel, Paro.

DAY09. PARO HALT
After early breakfast, hike to the view point of Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery. We have to walk about 1hours & 30minutes up steep from the road end. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. After enjoying the view & photographs, and refreshment at the viewpoint (Taktshang Cafeteria) we will walk back.
Lunch will be served in the town.
After lunch we will visit National Museum of Bhutan and Kyichu Lhakhang.
Evening stroll around the Paro town.
Dinner will be served in the farm house.
Over night stay in the hotel, Paro

DAY 10 PARO – AIRPORT

Today we will drive to Paro international Airport to catch the flight to your next destination. Our guide and driver will bid you farewell and we wish you a safe and pleasant journey back home and hope to see you again in Bhutan.