Bhutan Dragon Kingdom
We combine an exceptional trek with time to explore the rich cultural heritage of Bhutan. In the company of our expert local guides we follow trails that lead high above the Paro and Thimphu valleys to gain unrivalled views of the Himalayan peaks that define the borderlands of Bhutan and Tibet. There is also ample opportunity to delight in the pristine forests of conifer, oak and rhododendrons as well as encountering yak herders as they establish their summer encampments. In Paro we visit the famous museum and take the 2 hour walk to the impressive Taktsang Monastery nestled on the cliff edge high above the Paro Valley. In the capital Thimphu we wander the markets and appreciate the monasteries and forts that reflect the deep cultural heritage of this remarkable Buddhist kingdom.
|DAY 1||Join Paro|
|DAY 2||Visit Paro Dzong & Taktsang Monastery|
|DAY 3/8||Ascend conifer and rhododendron forest to alpine pastures to gain views of Chomolhari before crossing a series of passes to Phajoding Monastery above the Thimphu Valley|
|DAY 9/10||Complete trek to Thimphu, visit the memorial Chorten and wander the bazaars, transfer to Paro|
|DAY 11||In Paro, trip concludes|
The trek team was fantastic. The tents were put up with care and cleaned to be spotless every day, the food was fantastic, the horses were obviously very well cared for and the service received from every one of the team was outstanding.
One reason I always travel with W.E. is the environmental policy. It was distressing to see the amount of garbage that had been left at campsites by other groups, but great to see that our team followed the guidelines and carried all garbage out.