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10-Day Samteygang Tour and Trek:

 

Day 01 Arrive at Paro Airport. During the journey to Paro, one will experience breath-taking view of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Jhomolhari and Mount Ji Chu Drake in Bhutan.

Day 02 Paro- Sightseeing Visit the National Museum (Ta-Dzong). This was actually the Watch Tower of Paro Rinchen Pong Dzong. It was converted to the National Museum in 1968. Visit the Rinchen Pong Dzong. This massive fortress is located on a hilltop above the Pachu (Paro River) of Paro Valley. You have to walk about 15 minutes by crossing an ancient wooden bridge built in typical Bhutanese architect. The Dzong houses the District Administration Office and the District Monk Body. It was built in 1645 A.D. Lunch at Hotel Visit the Drugyal Dzong, located 16 Km. away from the Paro town. Although in ruins, this Dzong is of great historical importance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally defeated the invading Tibetans and drove them back. From here, the peak of Jhomolhari "Mountain of the Goddess" can be seen on a clear day (Alt. 7,329m/24,029ft.). On the way back you visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse. Visit Kyichu Lhakhang (Lhakhang means Monastery). King Songtsen Gompo of Tibet built Kyichu Lhakhang in 659 A.D. It is considered one of the holiest places in Bhutan as it marks the advent of Buddhism in the country.

Day 03 Paro - Thimpu Drive along the winding road along the Paro Chu (chu means water or river) down stream to the confluence with the Wang Chu then turn upstream and travel along the Wang Chu to Thimpu, the Capital. Lunch will be served at the Hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Memorial Chorten, dedicated to the Late Third King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Dorje Wangchuk. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 Thimpu - Khuruthang Drive to Khuruthang with pack lunch provided from the hotel. Stop at Dochula pass for a grand view of the Himalayan mountain ranges (if the weather is clear). Lunch at the campsite. After lunch, drive down to Punakha and visit the Dzong.

Day 05 Khuruthang - Limukha Drive till Punakha. The trek begins with the gradual climb through Chir Pine forests. On the way, visit a village called, Dompala.

Day 06 Limukha - Chungsakha The trail today takes you through rhododendron and oak forested area. En route pass a famous Drukpa Kuenlay Lhakhang. Overnight in camp. Distance 14 Km. about 5/6 hours walk.

Day 07 Chungsakha - Samteygang The trail now takes you through the village of Sha Wangdi District. Camp at Samteygang at lakeside. Distance 13 Km about 5 hours.

Day 08 Samteygang - Wangdi/Thimpu The trail now drops down till the motor road. Drive till Wangdi Phodrang and lunch at the Guest House. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09 Thimpu - Sightseeing Visit Simtokha Dzong. This is one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan. It was built in 1629 A.D. It houses the largest monastic schools in the country. Visit the Wood Craft and Painting School where traditional art and crafts are still kept alive. Visit the Handicrafts Emporium where Bhutanese textiles and other arts are displayed and can be purchased. Lunch and afternoon siesta. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 Paro - Paro Airport. Seen off by our staff.

 
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