9 Days Nature & Wildlife Tour in Bhutan
Bhutan is well known for its nature Beauty and it is the only carbon Negative Country in the World. Bhutan has 735 Bird species and 70% of the country is protected by forest. Bhutan is possibly one of the best examples of sustainable eco-tourism and one country that is committed to this concept, inspired by the Buddhist view of the interdependence between man and nature.
- Trip Duration: 9 Nights and 10 Days Nature Tour
- Trip Start/End Point: Paro to Paro
- Accommodation: All in 3 Star Hotel approved by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
- Guide: Licensed English Tour Guide
- Transportation: Private Car
- Enjoy the Hot Spring of Gasa.
- Hike the beautifulul Tango monastery.
- Visit the Magnificient Punakha Dzong.
- Visit the only capital city without traffic light.
- Explore unique Phobjikha valley that reminiscent Tibetan plateau.
Day 01 Paro Arrival
Arrival at Paro via flight. Our team from Tour Bhutan will receive you at the airport. Paro is the only International airport in Bhutan. No international airlines operates in Bhutan apart from two local airlines. It is a open airfield where you can view traditional village and paddy field after coming out of the aircraft. People love to take picture of airfield after coming out. There is no rush and you can take all the time because the airport receives very less guest compared to other international airport.
After your immigration process our team will be waiting outside with white scarf to welcome you. Guide will brief you about the program.
Day 02 Paro to Haa
Haa is small western district of Bhutan recently open for visitors. Before 2002 the district was closed for any outsider. The narrow valley lies on a steep north of Paro district bordered with China. The Drive to Haa via Chelela Pass takes about 3 hours. Hike the Chelela pass and witness the sky burial.
Day 03 Haa Tour
Explore Haa valley. Haa is the ancestral home of the Queen Grandmother and the illustrious Dorji family. This valley remains one of the least visited areas in the country. This is the district named after the head(or lhade) river, locally pronounced as “Ha” which converge with the Paro and Thimphu tributearies of the Wang-chu at Chudzom. Visit this remote district. Over night at Hotel.
Day 04 Haa to Punakha.
Drive to Punakha. Haa to Punakha is about 150Km and takes about 5 hours to reach Punakha. On the way visit Dochula Pass. Dochula pass offers the 10 grand Himalayan Ranges including the highest Gangkar Puensum(7570m). The pass also offers the nature hike towards top of the Dochula pass. The huike takes about 2 hours. If time permits we will hike the trail. Lunch at Dochula Resort.
After Lunch Visit Lamperi Nature park. The Royal Botanical nature park have around 230 species of Bird, cycling trail, boating and nature park. Spend sometime exploring the park. Drive to Punakha and over night at Hotel.
Day 05 Punakha to Gasa Hot Spring
Drive to Gasa Hot spring. Punakha to Gasa is about 98Km and takes about 3 hours. The hotspring falls inside the Jigme Dorji National Park and you might come across wild animals during the trip. Hot spring of Gasa is very famouse among locals people and you will see many enjoying the bath. Our guide will assist you with the tub and relax your body. There are lots of healing materials in the water. Spend the whole evening and over night at Camping.
Day 06 Gasa to Gangtey(170Km and takes about 5 Hours)
Our cook will serve you with early breakfast. Today we go to Gangtey the valley of Black Necked Crane. Black Necked Crane is endangered bird species and found in Tibet, some parts of Nepal and Bhutan. If your tour happen to be in late October to late November than you will see the Bird. In Gangtey you can also visit the 7th Century Gangtye Monastery. The temple is very important for Nyingmapas believer. The moderate trail starting from the temple till hotel is very refreshing after long hours of drive. Evening at Hotel.
Day 07 Gangtey to Thimphu(140Km and takes about 4 Hours)
Gangtey to Thimphu is 4 hours Journey. On the way we will visit Chimi Lhakhang the temple of fertility. The temple is dedicated to great lama Drukpa Kuenley who subdued the demon on the place where the temple is located.
Warning: You will come across different forms of penis picture drawn on the wall of the house, wooden penis kept openly for sale at handicraft shop, key hanger made out of it and many find offensive specially if accompanied by family. Our guide will escort you.
Further drive to Thimphu, check into hotel. Stroll around the Thimphu town.
Day 08 Thimphu Tour- Tango Cheri Hike
Hike the Tango monastery. The Tango Monastery is a Buddhist monastery located 14 kilometers to the north of the capital city of Thimphu in Bhutan, near Cheri Mountain. Tango serves as a part of the Drukpa Kagyu School, an important university of Buddhist studies in Bhutan. In Bhutanese language, the word “tango” means “horse”, which conforms to the main deity Hayagriva deified in the monastery. Tango is an ideal historic site for taking an easy and leisure hiking experience from the base to the top. It takes over one hour to reach the monastery, but the walk is well-paved by concrete so it is not too difficult for stepping. The stunning view of the landscape and the Thimphu valley from a distance as well as airy and fresh atmosphere in Tango Monastery is worth your climb. All the monks were very busy with their activities but always finding time to smile & greet the tourists who pay a short visit here. Along the hike, you can learn about some of the pleasant local delights from the guide, which makes the walk so enjoyable.
Day 09 Thimphu to Paro See Off.
Today we see you off to the airport. Airport from Thimphu takes about 1 hour and it is mandatory to reach 3 hours prior to departure.