Western Bhutan Tour Overview
Fewer still venture to far eastern Bhutan with its distinctive peoples, culture and its rich natural history.
About Western Bhutan Tour:
Few westerners visit Bhutan’s central Bumthang district with its four sacred valleys. Fewer still venture to far eastern Bhutan with its distinctive peoples, culture and its rich natural history.
The 15-day tour offers a rare insight of the entire country of Bhutan including Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, the sacred Bumthang valleys and the rarely seen Eastern Bhutan.
After exploring the Paro and Thimpu’s craft centers dzongs, and over the Dochu La to top at Bhutan’s ancient capital of Punakha where the great Punakha Dzong stands at the confluence of the Pho Chu and Mho Cho Rivers. Contining westwards we visit the alpine the alpine valley of Bhobjika where we will visit the Gangtey Gompa and then on to Trongsa and then to Jakar, Bumthang’s main village. This is Bhutan’s most sacred valleys, hallowed 1,200 years ago by the visits of Padmashambava the great Buddhist guru also knows as the Guru Rimpoche.
After exploring the villages, monasteries the famous yata weavers of this area we drive to little known towns of Mongar and Trashigang. Hidden deep within this remote valleys is Tashi Yangtse and sacred Chorten Kora.