Gangtey Valley Tour will enable you to
explore the beautiful Gangtey Valley of Bhutan. Gangtey is
famous for its Nyingmapa monastery which was built in the 16th
century. Near to the Gangtey Valley is the Phobjikha valley.
This place is home to the endangered black necked cranes, which
migrate from Tibetan plateau in the winter. There are about 450
to 500 cranes which resides in Bhutan, out of which 250 to 300
cranes resides in this beautiful valley.
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
Day 02: New Delhi - Paro (by air)
In the morning we drive to the airport for the flight to
beautiful valley with its rich terraced farmland, is home to some of
the Bhutan's oldest temples and monasteries. 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. This 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 (about 65 km)
After breakfast 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. It is a home to civil servants,
expatriates and the central monk body. Upon arrival, you will be
transferred to the hotel in Thimphu. In the afternoon set out on
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. In the evening 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.
Day 05: Thimphu
In the morning we visit the 17th century Simtokha Dzong. It is the
oldest Dzong in the country which stands on a lofty ridge at the end
of the valley. It was built in the year 1627 and now houses the
school for Buddhist studies. Today we also visit a painting school.
In this painting school the young children learn the ancient art of
paintings. After visiting the painting school we visit the centre of
traditional medicines. Bhutan has its own brand of Himalayan herbal
Day 06: Thimphu - Wangdiphodrang - Gangtey (about 120 km)
In the morning we will drive to Wangdiphodrang. It is the last town
on the central highway before entering central Bhutan. The
Wangdiphodrang Dzong is the town's most visible feature built during
the 17th century. It played a critical role in unifying the western,
central and southern Bhutanese districts. After visiting the Dzong
and having lunch there we drive to Gangtey.
Day 07: Gangtey - Thimphu
In the morning after having breakfast visit Gangtey Gompa. This
monastery follows the Pelling Nyingmapa sect of school and was built
in the 16th century. Then we drive to the Phobjikha valley. This
place is home to the endangered black necked cranes, which migrate
from Tibetan plateau in the winter. Later we drive to Thimphu.
Day 08: Thimphu - Paro (about 65 km)
In the morning we depart from Thimphu to Paro. Enroute visit the 17th
century Simtokha Dzong. It is the oldest Dzong in the country which
stands on a lofty ridge at the end of the valley. It was built in the
year 1627 and now houses the school for Buddhist studies. In the
afternoon we reach Paro. Rest of the day free for leisure.
Day 09: Paro - New Delhi (by air)
In the afternoon we drive to the airport for the flight to New Delhi.
In the evening 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 10: New Delhi
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC
on the departure day.
Services of qualified local guides (English speaking
or languages of your choice)
at every place of
Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo
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
Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Tips, Laundry, Telephone Bills
Camera Fees (Still
Any Flight Charges.
Unspecified Meals etc.
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