Grade

Adventurous

Group Size

1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)

Destination

Kathmandu, Nepal

Max Altitude

4,130 m/13,550 ft

Meals

Full Board During Trek

Accommodation

3-star & Tea House

Trip Style

Lodge Trek

Activity

Sightseeing and Trekking

$1,650

*All Price are in USD*

Bhutan Mongar & Trashigang Tour – Trip Overview

Mongar (1,700 m) is the seat of the same district, but it is the stop between Bumthang and Trashigang. The tourist hotel offers basic facilities with magnificent views and beautiful gardens. Monge is also the first city in the mountains that is on a hillside instead of a valley.

Trashigang (1,150 m) is the largest urban center in the mountains after Thimphu. As the administrative and economic center of the most populated region of Bhutan, Trashigang is known for its work in wood and weaving. Trashigang also has an impressive ancestor, the city bears his name. Built between 1656 and 1659, with views of the Gamri River 400 meters below, its name is appropriately called “Fortress of the Luck Mountain”.

Trip Highlight:

  • Excursions in Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Bumthang, Wangdue, Gangtey, Khaling.
  • Taktsang Temple (Tiger Nest)
  • Events of the Mongar and Trashigang Festival.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 –Arrival at Paro (by Druk Air) and drive to Thimphu. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 2 –Thimphu sightseeing. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 3 –Thimphu to Wangdue. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 4 –Wangdu to Gangtey. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 5 –Gangtey to Bumthang. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 6 – Bumthang sightseeing. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 7 –Bumthang to Mongar. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 8 – Mongar Festival. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 9 –Mongar to Trashigang. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 10 – Trashigang Festival. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 11 -Day excursion to Khaling. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 12 – Trashigang to Bumthang. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 13 – Bumthang to Wangdue. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 14 -Wangdue to Thimphu. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 15 –Excursion to Taktshang Monastery then drives to Paro. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 16 -Departure from Paro
  • Category
  • Location
  • Days
    16
  • Nights
    15
  • Group Size
    1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)
  • Destination
    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Max Altitude
    4,130 m/13,550 ft
  • Meals
    Full Board During Trek
  • Accommodation
    3-star & Tea House
  • Trip Style
    Lodge Trek
  • Activity
    Sightseeing and Trekking
Day 1
Arrive at Paro (Druk Airways) and drive to Thimphu
You can fly to Paro from Bangkok, New Delhi, Kathmandu, Dhaka and other places. We recommend that you fly from Bangkok because Drucker Airlines offers daily flights from Bangkok - Paro - Bangkok, while Drucker Airlines does not operate daily flights from other industries. • The flight from Paro to the national airline of Bhutan, Druk Air, is an appropriate introduction to the spectacular beauty of the country. When the weather is fine, when it lands, the breathtaking views of the highest peaks in the world will give way to the lush green valley of Paro. When you leave the plane, the first gift from Bhutan will be fresh and fresh air. After customs clearance and visa control, you will drive to Thimphu, the modern capital of Bhutan. The journey takes approximately one hour. Thimphu has a population of approximately 98,000. The city is formed by three stores and is the only capital in the world without traffic lights. Overnight at the hotel. (including lunch and dinner)
Day 2
Thimphu Sightseeing
In the morning, we first parked at the National Bank of Bhutan to exchange currency and visit the post office to see and buy exquisite and exquisite collectible stamps from Bhutan. Then we will visit the National Memorial, built in 1974 to commemorate the third king. In addition, the National Library preserves ancient manuscripts and the takin sanctuary that protects the national animals of Bhutan. After lunch, visit the Textile Museum and the School of Arts and Crafts. Visiting the Incense House and the Paper House is also the most popular. Overnight at the hotel. (Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 3
Thimphu to Wangdu
Today we will travel to Wangdue. The trip takes approximately 3 hours. Stop at the Dochula Pass, try tea and cookies, and admire the hundreds of prayer flags and beautiful mountain stupas in the eastern Himalayas. We enjoyed a panoramic walk and stopped to have lunch in Lobesa. We are now staying at the hotel in Wangdue. Relax in your room and admire the pristine views. Later we visited Punakha Dzong. This is the winter residence of the spiritual leader of Bhutan, Chief Abbot and Central Monastery. Dzong was built between two rivers known as Phochu (Mahe) and Mochu (female river). Punakha walks towards Chhi-Med Lhakhang in the picturesque valley of Lobesa and visits one of the most important saints of Bhutan, the sacred madman Lama Drukpa Kunley. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4
Wangdu to Gangtey
After lunch, we head to Gangtey in Phobjikha, a glacial valley on the western slope of the National Park of Montenegro. The valley is the designated protected area and borders the National Park of Montenegro. Due to the large number of black-necked cranes in the winter (from the end of October to the end of March), it is one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in the country, and the Phobjikha valley is surrounded by beautiful pine-covered mountains. . On the way, look for the nocturnal red pandas that sleep on the trees during the day. In the center of the valley, which rises sharply from a hill, is located in Gantey Gompa, one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Bhutan. Gantey Tulmp Rinpoche is the lama chief of Gantey Gompa, the ninth incarnation of Terton Pemalingpa, a famous 14th-century treasure of Bumthang, one of the famous Buddhist saints in Bhutan and the ruler Wangchuk. The ancestors of the dynasty. Visit the Gangtey Monastery and see the vast green areas of the Phobjikha Valley. The extensive complex includes gomba, dormitories of monks, centers of meditation and schools.Visit the black-necked crane at night and live in the marshy swamps that dominate the fields at the Observatory. Overnight at the hotel. (Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day5
Trekking to Jimilang Tsho (3,880 m) - Distance: 10 km - 6 hours
The trail stretches along the ridge, and the landscape of the mountains and valleys is beautiful on a clear day. Our camp is near Lake Jimilantsho. This lake is famous for its huge squid. Spend the night in the camp. (Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 6
Gangtey to Bumthang
Enjoy the morning trip again and admire the spectacular black-necked crane. Then we went to the village of Trongsa. The journey from Phobjikha to Trongsa takes about two and a half hours. Our route passes through Pele La (11,155 feet) and is marked with a chorten and a series of prayer flags. If the weather is fine, we should see the mountains. Jumolhari (23,684 feet) and other peaks in the canal mark the western border of the Midwest of Bhutan and the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. Beyond Pele La is the valley of Longte, where people raise sheep and yaks. We will go to Rukubji Valley Village, where there is a great school and Gompa.
Day 7
Bumthang sightseeing
In the morning we visit the historic Jakar Dzong, built in 1646, built by MinjurTenpa, the third Druk Desi (rule of time). In 1683 AD, it was extended by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay of the fourth Desi. Visit several ancient and sacred monasteries such as Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang, Kencho Sum Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang and Jakar Dzong. Return to the hotel for lunch and in the afternoon we will go to the Thangbi Monastery, an 18th century temple. Afternoon: visit the local farm and enjoy the hospitality of Bhutan. Maybe try local favorites, Arak! Stop in our direction and observe a professional textile weaver in an old strap loom; This is the best place to buy quality textiles from Bhutan. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8
Bumthang to Mongar
After breakfast, head to Mongar for a wonderful trip. This trip is long and stretches across Thrumshing La, the highest pass at 3,800 meters. Check in at the hotel / hotel. Mongar is a regional headquarters, but it is only a transit city. It is also the first village built on a slope instead of the usual valley. This is very characteristic in eastern Bhutan, where there are few valleys. The real home of the people of the east, Sharchogpas, beginning with Mongar. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9
Mongar Festival
Visit Mongar Dzong for a full day at the remote and unique Mongar Festival. Today you will witness the Mongar Festival: "country style" of Bhutan. Mongar Dzong is the new Dzong that has just been completed. It was built in the 19th century and restored in 1953 and was built again in 1990 after being destroyed by a fire. The administrative feces and the deaf body live in the sect. Enjoy and stroll through the picturesque village of Mongar at night. Overnight at the hotel
Day 10
Mongar to Trashigang
Drive from Mongar to Trashigang, stop for lunch and continue visiting Trashigang Dzong and attend the Trashigang Festival. Your senses wake up again and transfer you to another time and place. Talk to the local people in Bhutan because it has gained value with the purification of the religious rituals that are now being witnessed. Good luck is yours. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11
Trashigang Festival
Return to the last day of the Trashigang music festival, you are totally immersed in the rich culture of Bhutan. Masked dancers go around in medieval religious purification dances, evoking the blessings of all the participants, their camera is shooting. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12
A day trip to Khaling
After breakfast, drive to Khaling. On the way, visit the only university in Bhutan and the sacred Zangtokpelri Sherubtse monastery. In Khaling, visit the school for the blind and the traditional weaving center, return to Trashigang at night, dine at the local house in Kanglung and return to Trashigang. Overnight at the hotel. (Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 13
Trashigang to Bumthang
We returned to Bumthang today and started driving west. We enjoyed many places along our route and observed opportunities to take pictures and local yak herds. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14
Bumthang to Wangdue
From Bumthang, we went to Wangdue. Stop for lunch in the city of Trongsa and then arrive at our hotel in Wangdue. Tonight we will visit the Wangdi Dzong courtyard, the most impressive Dzong is strategically inhabited at the top of the mountain. Tonight you may hear the sound of a jackal in the nearby hills. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 15
Wang Du to Thimphu
Leave Wangdue and enjoy leisure activities in Thimphu. Go through the Qualcomm along the route to enjoy tea and snacks. Arrive at Thimphu and stay at your hotel. Afternoon lunch is your free time for shopping, we visited the Dechen Phodrang Monastic Sc paper and paper mills to see handmade paper. Leisure at night; Consult your Bhutan expert guide to help you meet your special needs. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 16
go to the Taktshang monastery and drive to Paro
This morning we attended the famous "Weekend Market" of Thimphu. Put on your camera and get ready to mingle with the locals of Bhutan, this is Bhutan's most popular open shopping market, the market is excited when Bhutan's local farmers sell their products and family gather to shop and socialize. Busy this is a colorful market and a great opportunity.

Checklist

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
  • Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
  • Deodorant.
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
  • Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
  • If under any medication, enough stock
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Included
During your trek what the things are included? Does the cost include full board meals and drinking water?  What is the ratio between trekker and porter? What safety back up on trek? Please kindly check the following inclusive and exclusive cost details of trip package:   Cost Includes   Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (2 nights).
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms (11 nights).
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Local English-speaking trekking guide having licensed. An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
 
  • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Free HAN T shirt, bag and Hat.
  • Official expenses.
  • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
  • Day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit as listed in itinerary.
  • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
 
Not Included
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Depending on your budget, it may cost about USD 15 to USD 20 per person.
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory!), which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa - You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking equipment (click on the Equipment tab).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
  • Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary plan
  • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control

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