|from $4,195* per person||12 Days||October
Exertion level: 4
|Operator: Myths and Mountains
24 people max
Experience Bhutan and its people by meeting families, seeing a variety of festivals, staying in small hotels and sampling regional foods. Travel routes in Bhutan may be somewhat limited, but what you do in the country is as broad as your imagination.
This special trip is a blend of festivals -Talo Tsechu near Punakha and the Paro Festival. Perhaps you can learn to make butter tea, Hontay, vegetable dumplings; Mengay, (a sort of Bhutanese Pizza, made from mashed rice, eggs, spring onions, mushrooms and other ingredients; or a chilly dish.
Traveling Bhutan as far west as Bumthang, you will meet monks and farmers, explore giant dzongs and small gompas and truly get a special 'taste' of the culture of this country!
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- This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
- May accommodate certain types of disabilities. Contact the operator for more information.
- Family oriented trip.
Day 1 Oct. 23 -- Arrive in Paro. Visit Paro Dzong. Drive to Thimphu via Sisina and Iron Bridge. LD
Day 2 Oct. 24 -- Visit the Memorial Chorten, Textile Museum, Paper Factory, Zoo, and Zuleta Nunnery. BLD
Day 3 Oct. 25 -- Walk to Chari Gompa. Picnic lunch. Visit nearby school for arts and crafts. Time later to explore craft stalls. BLD
Day 4 Oct. 26 -- Drive to Punakha. Visit Dzong, and Chimi Lhakang. BLD
Day 5 Oct. 27 -- Morning hike to Kamsum Yuelling. Picnic and rafting. BLD
Day 6 Oct. 28 -- Drive to Bumthang via Trongsa. Visit Museum in Trongsa. None
Day 7 Oct. 29 -- Visit Ura Valley, village, and READ Library. Evening for Jambay Lhakang Drup. BLD
Day 8 Oct. 30 -- Enjoy Festival. Optional visiting to Tamshing and Wangdichholing. BLD
Day 9 Oct. 31 -- Visit the Prakar Festival in the Chummi Valley or visit Mebartso and Tang, including Ogyenchholing. BLD
Day 10 Nov. 01 -- Fly back to Paro. Afternoon free. BLD
Day 11 Nov. 02 -- Visit Taktsang Monastery and Kyichu. BLD
Day 12 Nov. 03 -- Fly out of Bhutan to Bangkok or Delhi. B
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