15 Nights Cultural with Hiking / Adventure Tours 

15 Nights Cultural with Hiking / Adventure Tours  is one of the most interesting tours in Bhutan where you will experience the rich cultural and nature of Bhutan. We start our tour from Guwahati International airport because our valued clients do not require to pay royalty of $65 per night for six eastern Districts.

 

 

Day 1

Guwahati – Samdrup Jongkhar

 

Our representatives of Zoid Jin Tours and our counterpart from Assam, India will be going to receive from Guwahati international air port and you will be make a drive of about 2 hours to reach Samdrup Jongkhar and after immigration formalities you will be check in to hotel for lunch / refreshment.

 Samdrup Jongkhar also known as the gateway to eastern Bhutan holds the distinct honor of being the oldest town in Bhutan.

 

Day 2

Samdrup Jongkhar – Trashigang   

 

Today’s drive is a 6-7 hour drive from the the tropical foothills of the Himalayas to temperate Himalayas. You will notice the sharp change in vegetation and climate. The drive is supposed to be one of the most beautiful drives with scenic landscape and it is a well known for sighting different species of exotic birds.

You will come across Dewathang village which is a historical site as the Father of the First king Ugyen Wangchuk led the Bhutanese troops to battle with the British and finally signed the “Sinchula treaty” with the British in 1865 on a peace note.

 

Day 3

Day excursion to Trashiyangtse 

Right after your breakfast you will go to visit the famous Chorten Kora which was built in 1740; it starkly resembles the Bodhisattva temple of Nepal. The temple has beside it a black rock which has the imprint of Guru Padmasambhava’s thumb print, hat and his body, which is a sight you must visit. Pilgrims from all corners of Bhutan and from the Indian state of Arnachula Pradesh come to attend the famous annual Tsechu/festival where everyone circumambulate the Chorten all night long.

In the evening drive to Trashigang, the biggest district in Bhutan.

 

Day 4

Trashigang Sightseeing – Mongar

After breakfast visit:

Trashigang Dzong: The Fortress of the Auspicious Hill' was built in 1659, to defend against Tibetan invasions. This imposing fortress is strategically situated high atop a spur overlooking the Dangmechu River.

Then travel to Mongar through Korela pass.

Day 5

Mongar- Lhuentse Excursion

Today day excursion to Lhuentse, it is one of the most isolated districts in Bhutan. The landscape is spectacular, with stark cliffs towering above river gorges and dense coniferous forests. The region is famous for its weavers, and their distinctive textiles are generally considered to be the best in the country. The Kurtoe region of Lhuentse is the ancestral home of the monarchy.

We will also visit Takila to see the tallest statue of Guru Nangsey Zilneon. The 157 feet Guru Nangsey Zilneon statue is the one of the tallest statue in the world. Seated on a 38 feet lotus located on a hill in Takila overlooking Tangmachu village in Menbi gewog, the construction took more than seven years. Located on a 27-acre area in Tangmachu, besides being a pilgrimage site, the site would also serve as a place where people can come for meditation and retreat.

You can also visit Kushitara Weaving Centres in Lhentse and if you want to buy souvernirs then these the cheapest place. In the evening return back to Mongar.

overnight at a hotel in Mongar

 

Day 6

Mongar- Bumthang

 

Today you will be driving to central part of Bhutan-Bumthang. Places from hereon are very rural and you will notice the glaring difference between the Western and Eastern Bhutan. It is about 7 hours drive from Mongar to Bumthang through high mountain passes and rural villages. You will be driving thru Serthang La pass which is about 3506m and then descend down to Ura village. Ura is a clustered settlement and you can walk through the village and visit the main temple. The drive from Ura leads up to Thrumshing La Pass at 3,780 meters – the second highest driving point in Bhutan (the first being the Chelela Pass in Paro). Continue drive through Sengor village, Namling ridge, Yonkola, Thridangbi villages till you reach the warm village of Lingmithang. Located by the riverside Lingmithang is very warm so you can take a breather in the hot air after your cold drive till then.

Overnight at Bumthang

Day 7

Bumthang Sightseeing

After breakfast, visit the following:

Jambay Lhakhang, built in the 7th century by the King Songtsen Goempo of Tibet. In his effort to propagate Buddhism he had a plan to build a total of 108 temples in Tibet and neighboring kingdoms.

Kujey Lhakhang (Kujey means, "Body imprint"). The temple to the right is the oldest and was built by Minjur Tempa in 1652. It was built around the cave in which Guru Rimpoche meditated and left his body imprint.

Tamshing Lhakhang: This temple is also known as Tamshing Lhendrup Chholing (Temple of the Good Message). In the evening stroll around the beautiful landscape of the Bumthang Jakar valley

After lunch drive to Mebar Tsho (Burning lake) and visit the lake and then drive back to your hotel and in the evening you may wish to stroll around the beautiful landscaped gardens of Bumthang.

In the evening you may wish to stroll around the beautiful landscaped gardens of Bumthang. Dinner & overnight at a hotel in Bumthang.

Overnight at Bumthang

 

Day 8

Bumthang- Trongsa

 

After breakfast visit Trongsa Dzong and after lunch at Trongsa visit:

National Museum  which is housed in the Ta Dzong (watch tower).A museum in which aspects of Bhutanese culture and history are explained by beautifully objects. Documentary will be shown too which explains a great deal about Bhutanese history and history of monarchy.

Trongsa Dzong:

Trongsa Dzong is the largest dzong fortress in Bhutan, located in Trongsa (formerly Tongsa) in Trongsa district, in the centre of the country. Built on a spur overlooking the gorge of the Mangde River, a temple was first established at the location in 1543 by the Drukpa lama, Ngagi Wangchuk son of Ngawang Chhojey.

Day 9

Trongsa – Phobjikha Valley

 

After Breakfast our representatives from Zoid Jin Tours will led you the beautiful Phobjikha Vally via the Pelela Pass at 3420 meters. Gangtey, Phobjika and the surrounding villages are located in one of the most beautiful glacial valleys of Bhutan and a favorite with tourists. The valleys are also home to the endangered and graceful Black Necked Cranes in the winter and you can see them in the marshes in the middle of the valley. In the summer the cranes fly to Tibet.

Visit the Gangtey Monastery located atop a hill overlooking the valley. Gangtey Gonpa is an important Monastery of the Nyingmapa school of Buddhism.

After the visit at Gangtey you will have a Beautiful Nature Trail towards Crane centre which will be going to take one or one and half hour to reach crane centre.

Overnight at Phobjikha

Day 10

Phobjikha – Punakha

 

After breakfast drive to Punakh and after lunch at Visit:

Punakha Dzong: Punakha valley was the old capital city of Bhutan and the Punakha Dzong meaning the fortress of Great Bliss, was built by in 1673 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel (the first spiritual & political leader of Bhutan) to commemorate the final victory against numerous Tibetan invasions. Located on a piece of land between two rivers Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu (literally meaning male and female rivers), the Dzong is massive, huge and magnificent in all its architectural grandeur. Although ravaged by flood, fire and earthquakes many times, the Dzong was always rebuilt with its original pattern and design.

Chhimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where one can receive a special fertility blessing.

Day 11

Punakha Sightseeing – Thimphu (the capital of Bhutan)

After breakfast drive through upper Punakha valley passing through farm houses and take a short hike through farmhouses to the beautiful Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Lhakhang (temple built by the Queen Mother of Bhutan for peace and stability in this ever-changing world. This temple is situated on the hilltop overlooking the valley below. The leisurely walk up to the temple would take about 1 hour. Visit the temple and also enjoy the breathtaking view from there.

 

Water Rafting: If interested while coming back down from Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Lhakhang there is a water rafting facilities and if you wanted to have this service our representatives will arrange for you else you will be drive back to Punakha.

After Lunch: Drive towards Thimphu enroute  through Dochula Pass (3,088m/10,130ft). In the clear sky; enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain ranges. Then pass by the beautiful 108 chortens built on the hill by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo (Queen Mother of Bhutan) for the security and well being of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan. And also visit Druk Wangyal Lhakhang (temple) .The temple was built to honor His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The past and future appear to merge in the details of the lhakhang that tells the story of a supreme warrior figure whose vision pierces the distant future.

Overnight at Thimphu

Day 12

Thimphu Sightseeing

 

After breakfast visit:

·         Kuenselphodrang ( commonly known as Buddha Point) where the largest Buddha statue in the country is perched on the hillock overlooking the Thimphu Valley. You may take a nature hike through Kuenselphodran Nature Park for about 20-30 minutes.

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·         The National Memorial Chorten (stupa) which was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the third King of Bhutan, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is widely regarded as the father of modern Bhutan. The term ‘chorten’ literally means ' seat of faith' and Buddhists often call such monuments the 'Mind of Buddha'. Meet the elderly generation in circumambulation, especially in the evenings, at the National Memorial Chorten. 

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·         Craft Bazaar – A one stop place to witness Bhutanese culture and buy Bhutan made art and craft product. The Bazaar in its 80 stalls covers all aspects of the traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.At this Bazaar craftsmen and artisans from across the country display and sell their handicrafts. And also visit other handicraft stores.

·         Changangkha Lhakhang (temple): Changangkha Lhakhang is an old fortress like temple and monastic school perched on a ridge above Thimphu. It was established in the 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drukgom Shigpo, who came from Ralung in Tibet. The central statue is Chenresig in an 11-headed, thousand-armed manifestation ( God of compassion). There are enormous prayer wheels to spin and even the prayer books in the temple are larger in size than usual Tibetan texts.

·         Sit  for awhile and will have meditation along with the Guidance. Circumbulate the temple and your daughter will enjoy the best Changangkha temple architecture.

·         Takin Preserve, which houses the national animal the Takin that is only found in Bhutan. This is an extremely rare member of the goat family. Found in herds in the very high altitudes (13,125ft and over). They live on a diet of grass and bamboo. It can weigh as much as 550 pounds. 

·         After Lunch Visit:

Nunnery (Thangtong Dewachen Nunnery) The nunnery, popularly known as Zilukha Anim Dratshang is located above Zilukha Lower Secondary School, overlooking Tashichodzong in Thimphu valley. It is a few minutes’ drive from the main Thimphu town.

 

King’s palace: From Nunnery temple enjoy the view of King’s Palace, Parliamentary house, Courts and the best design of Nunnery.

·         Tashichhoe Dzong, a fortress of the glorious religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and was reconstructed into present structure by the late King, His majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the year 1962-1969. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body. 

·         Over night at Thimphu

 

Day 13

Thimphu- Haa Home Stay

After breakfast you will drive from Chuzom by making left hand drive to Haa valley where you will enjoy the three mountains of Haa valley.

Visit: White and black temple.

Overnight at one of the home stay at Haa Valley

Day 14

Haa- Chelela Pass – Paro Sightseeing

 

Chelela Pass separates Haa and Paro Valley and at 3810 m. It is one of the highest motor able pass in Bhutan. The drive till here either from Paro or Haa is through dense spruce and larch forests according to the seasons. On a clear day, there are spectacular views of Mt. Jumolhari, Jichu Drake and adjoining peaks to the nort west as well as the view of Haa and Paro Valley.

Convert to Kila Nunnery: From Chelela, we can make a walk towards Kila Goemba through blue pines and Rhododendron trees. You can also see blue puppy – the national flower of Bhutan during the month of July and August. Your driver will be drive to Kila Nunnery and will be waiting for you to pick up.

 

After Lunch Visit:

Ta Dzong, built in the 17th century as a watchtower for the Paro Dzong. This dzong was converted into the National museum in 1968 and is filled with antique thankha paintings, textiles, weapons and armor.

Rinpung Dzong, built in 1646 to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. The Dzong is now being used as an administration center and school for monks.Then walk down to Rimpung Bridge (Traditonal Bridge), oldest bridge in Bhutan. 

In the evening stroll through Paro town and you may visit local shops. 

 

Day 15

Paro - A Hike to Paro Takshang ( Tiger nest Temple )

After breakfast, hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. The climb up to the viewpoint will take around 1 ½ hours and from there you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. Stop for refreshment at the View Point Cafeteria.Then walk further up to the monastery which will take another 1 ½  hour. It is said that in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan to this place and meditated in a cave here for 3 months. The principal Lhakhang (monastery) of the present monastic complex dates from 1692. Taktsang was damaged severely by fire in 1998 but has now been fully restored to its former glory.After visiting the monastery, walk back down to the road on the way stop for lunch at the view point cafeteria and then walk further down to the road point.

Then travel back to your hotel, on the way visiting Kyichu temple,one of the 108 temples built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo. The story goes that a giant demon lay across the whole area of Tibet and the Himalayas and was preventing the spread of Buddhism. To overcome her, King Songtsen Gampo decided to build 108 temples, which would be placed on all the points of her body. Kyichu Temple is one of the 108 temples.

In the evening you will visit one of the farm house and at the same time if interested zoid jin tours will be organizing Cultural programs and dinner with the Managing Director of Zoid Jin Tours.

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Paro.

Day 16

Paro- onward Destinations

 

Zoid Jin Tours & Treks (your local Bhutan travel agent) will see you off at the Paro Airport for your onward destinations.

 

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

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Bhutan is a small, landlocked nation located in the eastern Himalayas between India to the east, west and South and China to the North.Bhutan blessed with rolling hills, high peaks, green valley and dense forest with different species of flora and fauna is comparable to Switzerland both in size and topography.

Bhutan’s uniqueness in lifestyle is the result of virtual isolation from the rest of world. However, the new concept of Gross National Happiness ensures every citizen is happy.

It is a government regulation that you must use a license Bhutanese Tour Operator to book your travel to Bhutan.

Zoid Jin Tours is one of the registered and recognized tour operator in Bhutan and you will be having a lasting memory if you travel to Bhutan through Zoid Jin Tour operator

All International tourists wishing to enter Bhutan require a visa which must be pre-arranged through a license Bhutanese Tour Operator . Visa clearance must be obtained through your tour operator prior to travel. For Indian passport (or VIC) holders, Bangladeshi nationals and persons from the Maldives may obtain a visa on entry.

If wishing to Travel through Zoid Jin Tours then all the visa and permit formalities will be done by the company itself and there is nothing for the tourist to worry about Visa and Permits

Sure Bhutan is more expensive than India or Nepal however lets put this into perspective! Because the Bhutanese Government has imposed an ‘all inclusive’ nightly tariff structure, for all tourist visitors, Bhutan tours can ‘appear’ to be expensive. In our 9 years+ experience with Bhutan we regularly receive comments from returning visitors on how great the ‘value for money’ genuinely is.

Considering every visitor has access to a private guide, driver, private vehicle and a land package including all meals, accommodation, sightseeing, entry fees, transfers, taxes, Govt Royalties & visa fees it is indeed excellent value for money. And….Bhutan is such a privilege to visit!

Bhutan is ranked as one of the safest tourist destinations on our planet-it has an extremely low crime rate and people do not exhibit that irritating invasive curiosity that you find in many other destinations. I

f you travel through Zoid Jin Tours than it will be perfect because our staff are well trained with more experienced working in Tourism field

Bhutan’s uniqueness in lifestyle is the result of virtual isolation from the rest of world. However, the new concept of Gross National Happiness ensures every citizen is happy.

There are a number of airports where you can fly into Bhutan from (Bangkok,Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore and Mumbai.). At present two carriers operate to Bhutan, Drukair and Bhutan Airlines. Also, there are three land border crossings which you can travel into the kingdom overland. All crossings are along the Indian border only - Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar.

if you are not sure about it you can email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the company will give you 6 steps of visiting Bhutan

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The most distinctive characteristic of Bhutanese cuisine is its spiciness. Chillis are an essential part of nearly every dish and are considered so important that most Bhutanese people would not enjoy a meal that was not spicy. Rice forms the main body of most Bhutanese meals. It is accompanied by one or two side dishes consisting of meat or vegetables.

Pork, beef and chicken are the meats that are eaten most often. A wide selection of western and Indian food is also available in many of the restaurants around the country.

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