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Bhutan Winter Trekking

(12 Days / 11 Nights)
(New Delhi-Paro-Thimphu-Wangdiphodrang-Khuruthang-Limukha-Chungsakha-Samtengang-Wangdiphodrang-Thimphu-Paro-New Delhi)

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Bhutan Winter Trekking is basically a low altitude trekking in the Samtengang region and the route offers the opportunity to visit villages, farms, temples and monasteries along the way. The area is rich in culture as well as famous for its natural and scenic beauty. In this trek you will pass some of the last virgin peaks of the Himalayas offering you the great variety of trekking conditions, from picturesque farmland and forest to alpine pastureland.


Day 01: New Delhi

Around midnight arrival in New Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travellers. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 02: New Delhi - Paro (by air)
In the morning drive to the airport for the flight to Paro. This beautiful valley with its rich terraced farmland, is home to some of the Bhutan's oldest temples and monastries. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in Paro. In the afternoon we will visit the Rinpung Dzong. It was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. Rinpung Dzong means the fortress on a heap of jewels. This fortress now houses the Paro monastic school and the office of the civil administration. Then we visit the National Museum. After the visit of the National museum we go for an excursion to Taktstang monastery. In April 1998 a fire destroyed the main structure of Taktstang Monastery, perched on the side of a cliff 900 m above the valley floor. It is also known as "tiger's den" because Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site on the back of a tigress in the eighth century.

Day 03: Paro
In the morning we will visit the Ta Dzong. The Ta Dzong was built in 1651 as a watch tower. This dzong is round more like parts of an European castle. In the afternoon we visit the Drugyal Dzong. It means the victorious fortress which was built in 1647 by Shabdrung to celebrate his victory over the Tibetan invaders. Strategically built over the only passage into the Paro valley, the dzong helped to rebel various invasions through the course of Bhutanese history. Evening free for leisure.

Day 04: Paro - Thimphu
In the morning after having our breakfast we drive to Thimphu. Thimphu is the modern capital of Bhutan. It lies at an elevation of 2300 m in a valley traversed by the Wang Chu river. This city maintains a strong national character in its architectural style. In the afternoon we set out on a sightseeing tour of Thimphu. First of all we visit the Tashichho Dzong on the bank of the river. It is the main Secretariat building which houses the throne room of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan and is also the summer residence of the central monk body. After visiting the Secretariat building we visit the national library to see the rare and precious collection of Buddhism.

Day 05: Thimphu - Wangdiphodrang
Today we visit a painting school and the center of the traditional medicines. Then we visit the Memorial Chorten. Memorial Chorten is a stupa and was built in 1974 in the memory of the late third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. The paintings and images inside the monument provide a rare sight into the Buddhist philosophy. In the afternoon drive to Wangdiphodrang. In the evening we reach Wangdiphodrang. Rest of the day free for leisure.

Day 06: Wangdiphodrang - Khuruthang - Limukha

Wangdiphodrang is the last town on the central highway before entering central Bhutan. Wangdiphodrang Dzong is the town's most visible feature and was built during the 17th century. It played a critical role in unifying the western, central and southern Bhutanese districts. After visiting the Wangdiphodrang Dzong we drive to Khuruthang and start trekking from Khuruthang to Limukha. From Khuruthang we will trek towards Limukha. It will be a trek for about 5 to 6 hours. Limukha is situated at an altitude of 3500 m. Arrive in Limukha by the evening. We have an overnight stay in Limukha.

Day 07: Limukha - Chungsakha (about 16 km)
In the morning after having the breakfast we start our trekking tour. From Limukha we will trek towards Chungsakha. It will be a trek for about 5 to 6 hours. Chungsakha is situated at an altitude of 3800 m. Arrive in Chungsakha by the afternoon. Evening free for leisure and relaxation. We have an overnight stay in Chungsakha.

Day 08: Chungsakha - Samtengang (about 13 km)
In the morning after having the breakfast we start our trekking tour. From Chungsakha we will trek towards Samtengang. It will be a trek for about 4 to 5 hours. Samtengang is situated at an altitude of 3400 m. Arrive in Samtengang by the afternoon. Evening free for leisure and relaxation. We have an overnight stay in Samtengang.

Day 09: Samtengang - Wangdiphodrang (about 9 km)
In the morning after having the breakfast we start our trekking tour and move towards our final destination. From Samtengang we will trek towards Wangdiphodrang. It will be a trek for about 3 to 4 hours. Wangdiphodrang is situated at an altitude of 3200 m. Arrive in Wangdiphodrang by the afternoon. Evening free for leisure and relaxation. We have an overnight stay in Wangdiphodrang.

Day 10: Wangdiphodrang - Thimphu - Paro
Today we drive to Thimphu. After having lunch at Thimphu we drive back to Paro.

Day 11: Paro - New Delhi (by air)
In the morning we drive to the airport for the flight to New Delhi. In the afternon arrive in New Delhi. Rooms are available to get refresh before departing for the airport. The rest of the day at leisure. After dinner we leave the hotel for the airport.

Day 12: New Delhi
Around midnight flight to home destination.

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Our Services Include:
      Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC in the
         chosen category. 
     
Rooms on the departure day.
     
American/continental Breakfast.
     
Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice)
         at every place of sightseeing.
     
All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo Vacations
         representative.
    
  All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an air-conditioned Car with
         driver. For groups an individual air-conditioned bus (Except Standard Hotels) will be
        
provided.   

Exclusions:
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         beverages.

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