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Bhutan Expedition: Hike the Trans Bhutan Trail

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Bhutan Expedition: Hike the Trans Bhutan Trail

The magical kingdom of Bhutan in the Himalayas is nestled between two spiritual hubs, Tibet and India, and is one of Asia’s best-kept secrets. On this active adventure, you’ll discover there is no better way to explore it than on foot as you hike through a country with so much protected forest, it absorbs more carbon than it uses. Feel closer to enlightenment as you hike along the newly restored Trans Bhutan Trail which will immerse you in the past, present and future of this mystical destination. Uncover Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage on a journey that explores its forested valleys, fortified monasteries and sacred mountains on two feet and discover the beauty of its people, landscape and culture with a local leader who will help you unlock its secrets.

Activities
  • Tachogang Lhakhang temple visit
  • Thimphu exploratory evening walk
  • Thimphu - Choki Traditional Art School
  • Thimphu - National Library
  • Thimphu - National Memorial Chorten
  • Zangthopelri Lhakhang temple visit
  • Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang) walk
  • Dochula Pass hike
  • Druk Wangyal Lhakhang temple visit
  • Divine Madman Trail hike
  • Trans Bhutan trail hike - Pelela pass/Chendebji
  • Chendebji Chorten monument visit
  • Trongsa Dzong (Buddhist school) visit
  • Trans Bhutan Trail hike - Yotongla Pass/Gyaltsa village
  • Gyaltsa River picnic lunch
  • Tang Valley walk
  • Ugyencholing Heritage Museum visit
  • Tang Valley - Farmhouse lunch
  • Mebar Tsho (Burning Lake) hike
  • Trans Bhutan Trail hike - Mangde River/Trongsa
  • Paro - Tadzong Museum
  • Trans Bhutan Trail hike - Paro Valley/Dop-Shari
  • Ema Datshi - traditional Bhutanese lunch
  • Paro - Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery hike
Highlights
  • Take in panoramic views of Himalayas from the Dochula Pass which sits more than 3000 metres above sea level and is home to many fluttering prayer flags.
  • Hike along the Divine Madman Trail which is believed to be a trail followed by Drukpa Kuenley, a famous Buddhist monk, missionary and poet who came to Bhutan from Tibet.
  • The country’s biggest Dzong, a complex of fortified buildings which served as a Buddhist school, is in Trongsa. Explore this magnificent site at the end of your hike from Chendebji.
  • Explore the remote, lush and beautiful Tang Valley and Mebar Tsho (Burning Lake) which is famous for being one of the most serene places in Bhutan to meditate.
  • Journey to Taktsang, commonly known as the Tiger's Nest, a small monastery clinging to a rocky cliff 900 metres above the valley floor, and soak in its magnificence.
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Paro - Thimphu
2 Thimphu
3 Lobesa
4 Trongsa
5 Bumthang
6 Bumthang
7 Punakha
8 Paro
9 Paro
10 Paro
11 Paro
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.