Beyond Trumsingla

“Itinerary can be customized based on your interest & time”
Day 1 Arrival in Paro
Day 2 Haa Excursion (6 Hrs)
Day 3 Paro Sightseeing
Day 4 Paro – Thimphu (1 Hr)
Day 5 Thimphu sightseeing
Day 6 Thimphu – Punakha (2 ½ Hrs)
Day 7 Punakha – Phobjikha (3 Hrs)
Day 8 Phobjikha – Trongsa (4 Hrs)
Day 9 Trongsa – Jakar (2.5 Hrs)
Day 10 Jakar Sightseeing
Day 11 Jakar – Mongar (7 Hrs)
Day 12 Mongar – Lhuntshe (3 Hrs)
Day 13 Mongar to Tashigang
Day 14 Trashigang halt
Day 15 Tashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar
Day 16 Departure

Day 1 Arrival in Paro
Flight to Paro has spectacular views of the Everest, Kanchen Junga and other Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Chomolhari and Jichu Drakey in Bhutan are awesome. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. One can also venture to try local restaurant for dinner. Overnight in Paro. Altitude 2200m.
Day 2 Haa Excursion (6 Hrs)
Early morning drive for the isolated valley of Haa over one of the highest motor-able road of Bhutan. If the weather permits, one can view the highest peak of Bhutan, Mt. Jumolhari. Visit Haa valley. Picnic lunch and evening explore the little town of Haa and drive back to Paro. Overnight in Paro.
Day 3 Paro sightseeing
Visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the 2 oldest temple in the country, historic Drukgyal Dzong (Fortress) and hike to Tiger’s Nest, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro Valley. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Paro
Day 4 Paro to Thimphu (1 Hr)
Visit the National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17th century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Continue driving to Thimphu. Overnight at Thimphu | Altitude: 2300m
Day 5 Thimphu sightseeing
Morning visit the weekend market (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday), Handmade paper Mill, School of Arts and crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, Lunch in town. Drive pass by Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery. Overnight at Thimphu
Day 6 Thimphu to Punakha (2 ½ Hrs)
Spend morning in Thimphu. Afternoon drive through Dochula pass, the second highest road pass in your trip at 3010m. When the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a short tea break continue to sub tropical Punakha. Afternoon visit the Souvenir Making Center and the Punakha Dzong (fortress) which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. Overnight at Punakha | Altitude 1350m
Day 7 Punakha to Phobjikha (3 Hrs)
Check out of the hotel and visit Chimi Lhakhang on foot, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus. En route visit Wangdi town and continue to Phobjikha over the highest road pass on your trip at 3140m.Visit Gangtey Gompa, the largest and the only monastery of the Nyingmapa sect in western Bhutan.Evening relax in your hotel or take a stroll.
Overnight at Phobjikha | Altitude 2900m
Day 8 Phobjikha to Trongsa (4 Hrs)
Check out from the hotel, take a 2 hrs Phobjikha Natural Trail. The trail ends beside Gantey Monastery, further drive to Trongsa over the Pelela pass at 3300m which forms the part of the Black Mountains that divides the country into east and west. In the afternoon visit the watch tower which houses a museum now. A quick stop for photo opportunity at Chendipje and Kukhubji, evening relax in your hotel. Overnight at Trongsa | Altitude 2200m
Day 9 Trongsa to Jakar (2.5 Hrs)
After our leisurely breakfast, we will check out from the hotel and visit watch town recently converted into Trongsa Museum. En-route we will stop at weaving center, which is famous in the region. Evening we will explore the tiny Jakar town. Overnight in Amankora, Jakar. Altitude 2650m.
Day 10 Jakar sightseeing
Visit Jampay Lakhang, the one of the first 2 Buddhist temples built in the country. This is the home of the naked dance that is still performed annually. Visit the Kurjey Temple, the site where Bhutan’s royals are cremated. One can either walk cross the suspension bridge and visit the village of Parar and Tamshing or drive there. End your day with a walk passing by the Swiss farm. Evening stroll in Jakar town and try some local pancakes and noodles. Overnight at Jakar
Day 11 Jakar to Mongar (7 Hrs)
Today drive takes you through Thrumshingla, the highest road pass in the country at 3900m making this the most spectacular drives in the country, descending 3200m just in a distance of 84 km. En route visit Ura village, made of cluster of large stone houses. Overnight at Mongar | Altitude 1800m
Day 12 Mongar halt (3 Hrs)
Make an excursion to the north and visit the province of Lhuntshe, ancestral home of the Bhutan’s royal family. Visit the picturesque Lhuntshe Dzong (Fortress). This region is famous for bamboo basket and silk brocade dress. Overnight at Mongar
Day 13 Mongar to Tashigang (3 Hrs)
Drive pass by the famous Yadi loops to the province of Trashi Yangtshe famous for wooden containers made here using water-driven and treadle lathes. En route, visit Gom Kora temple before heading to Trasihgang. We will pay visit to Trashigang Dzong, built on the hill top overlooking Drangme Chhu to defend Tibetans invader in 17 century. Today it houses the office of the district administrative officer and district monk body. Overnight in Trashigang. Altitude 1400m
Day 14 Tashigang Sightseeing
Trashigang sightseeing includes visit the Radi villages meeting locals and excursion to Khaling to see textile weaving center which is very famous for silk weaving. En-route we will stop to visit Trashigang Dzong. The Dzong was built by 3rd Druk Desi, Chogyal Minjur Tempa in 1669 as per the wish made by Zhabdrung before he went into retreat in 1652. Chogyal Minjur Tempa ruled the country from 1667 to 1680 and died in 1691. The Dzong was built on commanding hill top overlooking Drangme Chhu to defend Tibetans invader in 17 century. Today it houses the office of the district administrative officer and district monk body. Overnight in Trashigang
Day 15 Tashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar (6 ½ Hrs)
Drive pass by the first Bhutanese college. En route, stop to visit the government handloom factory. Evening- relax in your hotel. Overnight at Samdrup Jongkhar | Altitude 180m
Day 16 Samdrup Jongkar – Guwhati (India) (2 Hrs)
Transfer to the Guhauti Airport for your departure flight. Our tour staff will bid you farewell at the airport.
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