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1412
8 Days
Kathmandu, Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal
Max People : Group or Private Trek Options

Trek Details

Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ east edge. Known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes. Therefore, that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari. In additon, are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest). Therefore, clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley. Moreover, Bhutan Tour Cheri Monastery  also called Chagri Dorjeden Monastery.

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Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu, Nepal

Trek Grade

Easy

Max. Altitude

2,334 meters

Price Includes

  • Firstly, Airport pick up and drop by car/van/ bus/
  • All necessary travel permits.
  • Accommodation on single/twin room basis.

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  • Sightseeing and monastery. Entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • Friendly English speaking guide.
  • Lastly, Meal Plan: Full Board Basis.

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Price Excludes

  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Additional cost. Sue to natural calamity. And unforeseen circumstance.
  • Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Personal expenses such as. Alcoholic beverages, hot shower, water bottle. In additon, cold drinks, hot water, battery charge, donation.
  • Nepal entry visa fee. International air fare.

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  • Personal equipment.
  • Tips for guide and Porter (Tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses. Which are not mention on ‘price include’ section.

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Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Paro, drive to Thimphu

Arrive at Paro airport, drive to the capital city Thimphu (altitude 2320m. 1 hour 30 minute drive).
The flight in to the Himalayas reveals scenic. Therefore, breathtaking views of Himalayan Mountains. Secondly, If weather permits it you will be able to see Mt Everest (8848m; 29,198ft). In addition, other Himalayan mountain ranges. Thirdly, after checking in to the hotel later visit. Your representative from the agency will greet you on arrival. Therefore, and drive you to the capital city Thimphu. On the way to Thimphu visit. Moreover, Tamchhog Lhakhang which is located on the opposite side of the river. Therefore, This temple was built by Thang Gyalpo of Tibet. Therefore, who was responsible for building numerous iron bridges throughout Bhutan. In addition, kuenselcholing View Point, a place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley. From the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). It is again a short drive from the town. You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha. The largest statue in the country. Therefore, then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley. However, Memorial Chorten: This particular chorten was constructed in 1974. As a memorial for the third king of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Therefore, who, widely regarded as the father of modern Bhutan. Tashichho Dzong: The name means fortress of Glorious Religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Moreover, It houses the secretariat building, the throne room. And the office of the king, and the central monk body. Lastly, relax for the day and stroll around the city. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 2Thimphu (B/L/D) Full day sightseeing to Thimphu

Thimphu (B/L/D) full day sightseeing in Thimphu.
 Therefore, morning take a hike to Cheri Monastery (Includes Dodina. Moreover, Jigme Dorji Wild life Sanctuary) hike about 1 hour (to and fro). Therefore, leading to Cheri Gompa (Cheri Dorji Dhen), Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. In addition, built this monastery in 1620 and established the first monk body there. Moreover, a chance to spot birds such as. Mrs Gould’s sunbird, yellow-browed Tit. In addition, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Long-billed Thrush, Ultramarine flycatcher.
Paper Factory: The handmade paper fabrication in Bhutan. Therefore, stemmed from the age old tradition orginated. In 8th century of Bhutanese history. The handmade paper constitutes a valuable national heritage. Of Bhutanese cultural identity. And has been preserved through all the ages. The Traditional paper, recognized and held in high esteem. Therefore, both at home and outside world.
The Weekend Market: Held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Therefore, people crowd the stalls every day, dressed in bright colours. In addition, and gathered to meet and to barter, much like the street markets in London!
Bhutan Craft Bazaar: The private stalls had. Therefore, a variety of high-end quality products from places across the country. In addition, such as wood carved national symbols, bags. Moreover, and western dresses with touch of traditional designs, wooden. In additon, and clay utensils, Bangchung, Dhapa. Key hanger or jewelry boxes, bookmarks and handmade packing papers. Therefore, (Deysho) in different patterns, antique items amd etc. The stalls have a distinctly rich outlook with fine tones of elegance. Therefore, and a warm and inviting atmosphere. However, the craft bazaar, also the place to find bamboo than can be used. Therefore, to construct houses in the country. Lastly, you can stroll around the city. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 3Thimphu to Gangtey

Thimphu to Gangtey (B/L/D) altitude (2800m) above sea level (5 hours drive)
Morning driving towards Gangtey. We come across a pass known as Dochula. From where a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan. Mountain range can be seen, especially in clear winter days. The beauty of this place, further enhanced by the Druk Wangyal Chortens. A 108 stupas built by the sldest queen. Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. In the mountain, east of Wangdue Phodrang lies the beautiful PhobJikha Valley. On the slopes of which, situated the great monastery of Gangtey. Established in the 17th century. The village of Phobjikha lies a few kilometers. Down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quiet, remote valley has a mild climate during winter. Overnight in Gangtey.

Day 4Gangtey to Trongsa

Gangtey to Trongsa (B/L/D) altitude: 2200m, above sea level. (5 hours drive)
In the morning you will walk across Gangtey Nature Trail. Duration: half day; two hours at a quicker pace this. One of the most beautiful and shortest of the existing nature trail. In this trail you have the opportunity. To visit the magnificent Goemba Monastery. And cross sloping area of green grass, flanked by pine trees on both sides. You will even come across some villages, rivers, crane roosting ground.
Trongsa Museum: Situated strategically above the Trongsa Dzong. The Ta Dzong served as  a watch tower for centuries. It was built by Choeje Minjur Tempa in 1652. The museum, equipped with state of the art technology. And includes a media room where. Visitors can watch a documentary programme. On the history of the monarchy. The Ta Dzong was renovated. And converted as a museum at a cost of Nu. 97 million with funds from the Austrian government. The museum, dedicated to the coronation. And centenary celebrations. Overnight in Trongsa.

Day 5Trongsa to Punakha

Trongsa to Punakha (B/L/D) altitude: 1350m. Above sea level. (6 hours drive)
Morning drive to Punakha visit Punakha Dzong (Fortress) built in 1637 by Zhabdrung which is remarkably located between the rivers of Mo (Female) Chu (river) and Pho (Male) Chu. Until the time of the second king it served as the seat of the king. Hike to Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of Fertility) which was built by lam Drukpa Kuenley (The Divine Madman) in 1499. It is about thirty minutes hike across fields from the road – Wooden Phalluses are often found hanging in the four corners of the houses and also Phalluses are painted on the walls. It is the common belief that this helps in driving away evil spirits (30 minutes hike to and fro, gentle steep, good foot path across the valleys and villages). Overnight in Punakha/Wangdue.

Day 6Punakha/Wangdue to Paro

Punakha/Wangdue to Paro (B/L/D)
Morning drive to Paro and visit, Rimpung Dzong: the Bhutanese Dzong are huge architectural structures constructed for a variety of functions throughout the country, from administrative buildings to monasteries and temples, and yet are carefully and thoughtfully designed to be strikingly beautiful. The Rimpung Dzong, known as the Fortress in the picturesque setting of the Paro valley, of course no exception, built in the time of the dynamic spiritual and political leader Zhabdrung in 1644. Once a year, as part of the Tsechu festival, one of the oldest Thorgdol (gigantic scroll paintings), ceremonially unfurled here.
Kichu Lhakhang (Monastery): It is one of the two most sacred and oldest temples in Bhutan. Is was built in 7th century by the tibetan king Songtsen Gampo.
Drugyel Dzong: This ruined Dzong is of great historical importance. It was built in 1649 by Zhabdrung to commemorate the victory of the Drukpas over the Tibetan invasion in 1644. The Bhutanese still vividly recall and celebrate this victory which was tremendously important to the history of the area. On a clear day (7326m) you have a fascinating view of the white domed peak of sacred Jhomolhari (Mountain of Goodness) overnight in Paro.

Day 7Paro

In Paro (B/L/D)
Morning hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tiher’s Nest) this. Therefore, bhutan’s most recognizable cultural icon perched 800m. Moreover, up a seemingly sheer cliff. Although it was tragically and mysteriously consumed by fire. Therefore, in April 1998 it has now been restored. Therefore, to its former glory. However, it is believed that in the 8th century, the great tantric master Guru Rinpoche/ Padmasambhava (2nd Buddha). Therefore, flew on the back of a tigress to the site where the monastery now stands. Therefore, five hours hike to and fro, some gentle and some steep hike, some stony foot path and some good ones). If you ride a horse upward it will cost extra US$ 25 per person.
In addition, visit Farmhouse: picturesque farm houses dot the valley amongst fields and hillsides. Therefore, we welcome you to enjoy the hospitality of the Paro farmers. Thrill yourself as the farmers welcome. You to their homes with genuine smiles. Therefore, the two to three-storied Bhutanese farm house are charming. Therefore, with colorfully decorated outer walls and lintels. And are traditionally built. Therefore, a visit to a farm house gives an interesting glimpse into the lifestyle of a farming family. If you take hot stone bath in the farm house it will cost extra US$ 25 per person. Lastly,. stroll around the town and see how locals live. Overnight in Paro.

Day 8Depart Paro

To sum up, Depart Paro (B)
Early breakfast at the hotel and then drive to the airport. Lastly, Your escort will assist you with exit formalities and bid you farewell.

Important Information for Cheri Monastery

Accommodation in Cheri Monastery

We stay at the Tea house. Tea house trek basically means small hotel with cozy room. Established along the trekking route that provide room and food. Most of this established family owned. Therefore, home cooked meals are serve as well as different type of food European. In additon, western food it’s bit of different but it’s good.

Equipment and Trekking Kit

For all Trekking and Hiking trips. We recommend you to be prepare and have the items from this list.

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Head:
Sun hat / warm fleece hat / Sunglasses / Head torch / headband

Body:
Few pair of T-shirt / Cotton t-shirt / Light thermal / leggings
Fleece jacket / down jacket
Light weight walking pant /  Hiking Shorts / Under garments

Feet:
Inner Socks / Thick warm wool hiking socks / Comfortable Hiking boots / Sandals

Hands:
Fleece Gloves / waterproof wind fleece gloves

Accessories:
Sleeping bag liner / Pancho rain cover / Trekking poles / Headlamps and spare batteries / camera batteries with chargers / watch with light alarm / Water bottle or Camel bag / money belt / Dry Packs

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene:
Shampoo / conditioner
Tooth brush and paste / Face and body moisturizer
Nail clippers file / Clothes washing shop
Toilet paper you can by more on a trek / hand sanitizer / Sunscreen / body high UV Protection.

Medical Kits:
See yours doctor for complete travel medical include High altitude medicine Diamox.

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Mountain Sickness and Prevention in Cheri Monastery

Mountain Altitude Sickness can affect anyone above 3000 meters. Altitude Sickness affects people regardless of sex, age and fitness. If you are showing signs of mountain altitude sickness. Your safety is our first priority and we will facilitate you getting down as fast as possible.

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We suggest prior to trekking to ensure you are in good health and have consulted with your GP. It recommends prior to departing walking training  done so you have the most enjoyable time whilst trekking. Please don’t hesitate ask more.

ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS!IN CHERI MONASTERY

Many people suffer from mild symptoms of AMS (ACCUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
A light headache, loss of appetite and disturb sleep may occur when suffering from AMS. If you experience any of these symptoms do not continue ascend. Instead, stay where you are or go down to acclimatize.

Hace – High Altitude Cerebral Edema (swelling of the brain)
Hape – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (fluids in the lungs)

.SYMPTOMS INCLUDE IN CHERI MONASTERY:

Persistent severe headache, difficulty breathing, confused thinking, loss of appetite. Rapid breathing or breathlessness at rest. Vomiting,coughing up pink, brown or white sputum. Sound of liquid in the lungs, blueness of face and lips. Severe lethargy (not wanting to do anything), persistent bubbling cough. Or persistent increase in heart rate (110 per minute)
Preventive Measure:- Drink plenty of water (not alcoholic beverage) and eat fruit – especially when crossing high pass.

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Accommodation in Kathmandu

However, accommodation in Kathmandu has not included in this package and you will have to arrange accommodation for staying in Kathmandu yourself. Therefore, it costs varies depending on the tourist season as well as the areas where you choose to stay. In Conclusion, Our team members will be more than happy to help you and provide with assistance. In addition, guidance for booking accommodation or any other travel information relate to your stay in Nepal.

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