Bhutan Ura Yakchoe – 12 Days

Settled in the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan positions among the best ten problem areas on the planet for biodiversity, in the long stretch of May, nature spreads a devour to please your faculties. Bhutan has 600 types of wild orchids, 50 unique sorts of Rhododendrons, Blue Poppy (the national blossom), therapeutic plants, high-height plants and tropical trees. More than 70% of Bhutan is covered in virgin woodlands of lavishly various verdure, with undulating immaculate waterways wandering nearby terraced rice fields.

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  • Country
    Bhutan  
  • Duration
    12 Days  
  • Level
    Easy  
  • Altitude
    3400 m /11152 ft  
  • Starts
     
  • Ends
     
  • Activity
    Festival Tours  

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About Bhutan Ura Yakchoe – 12 Days

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Settled in the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan positions among the best ten problem areas on the planet for biodiversity, in the long stretch of May, nature spreads a devour to please your faculties. Bhutan has 600 types of wild orchids, 50 unique sorts of Rhododendrons, Blue Poppy (the national blossom), therapeutic plants, high-height plants and tropical trees. More than 70% of Bhutan is covered in virgin woodlands of lavishly various verdure, with undulating immaculate waterways wandering nearby terraced rice fields. Land-bolted and encompassed by high Himalayan Mountains the embodiment of Bhutan is peacefulness and excellence refined through the times of time. This one of a kind and custom schedule gives you the best of Bhutan. Social climbs to antiquated extremely old dzongs, (fortifications), Temple and Buddhist religious communities. Week-end markets, remote towns and Bhutanese accommodation at its finest. 

Featuring this visit is the Ura Yakchoe Festival; summons of nearby gift and religious purging. Tsechus are profound, extraordinary varieties of shading, medieval and stunning. The four valleys of Punakha, Bumthang, Ura, Wangdue resist words with their excellence.

Short Itinerary

  • April 15 – Arrival at Paro (by Druk Air) at that point exchange to Thimphu. Overnight at a hotel.

  • April 16 – Sightseeing around Thimpu. Overnight at a hotel.

  • April 17 – Thimphu to Punakha. Overnight at a hotel.

  • April 18 – Punakha to Bumthang. Overnight at a hotel.

  • April 19 – Bumthang journey and touring. Overnight at a hotel.

  • April 20 – Bumthang to Ura. Overnight at a hotel.

  • April 21 – Ura to Bumthang. Overnight at a hotel.

  • April 22 – Bumthang – Trongsa – Wangdue. Overnight at a hotel.

  • April 23 – Wangdue to Gangtey. Overnight at a hotel.

  • April 24 – Gangtey to Thimphu to Paro. Overnight at a hotel.

  • April 25 – Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's home) . Overnight at a hotel.

  • April 26 – Departure from Paro (by Druk Air)

Trip Details

  • April 15 - Arrival at Paro (by Druk Air) then transfer to Thimphu

    You can take off to Paro from Bangkok, New Delhi, Kathmandu, Dhaka and so on. We prescribe you to fly from Bangkok in light of the fact that Druk air offer regular flight from Bangkok – Paro – Bangkok though Druk air don't work ordinary flights from different divisions.
    The flight into Paro on Bhutan's national bearer, Druk Air, is a befitting prologue to the dynamite excellence of the nation. In clear climate, great perspectives of the world's most noteworthy pinnacles offer route to the lavish green Paro valley as you arrive. The main blessing from Bhutan will be the cool, clean outside air as you venture out of the plane. In the wake of clearing traditions and visa control you will drive you to Thimphu, the advanced capital of Bhutan. The drive will take around 60 minutes. Thimphu has a populace of around 98,000. The town is comprised of only three lines of shops and is the main capital on the planet without movement lights. Overnight at a lodging.
    (Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • April 16- Sightseeing in and around Thimpu

    Early in the day we first stop at Bhutan's National Bank to trade money and also visit the mail station to view and buy detailed and wonderful Bhutanese authority thing stamps. We at that point will visit the National Memorial Chorten which was worked in 1974 in memory of the third ruler. Likewise, the National Library where old original copies are saved and the Takin Reserve which ensures the national creature of Bhutan. After lunch visit the Textile Museum and the Arts and Crafts School. A visit to the House of Incense and House of Paper are dependably top picks too. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • April 17- Thimphu to Punakha

    After breakfast withdraw to Punakha, an old capital of Bhutan. Leaving Thimphu the street climbs steeply through a woodland of pine and cedar, trimmed with hanging lichen high up close Dochula pass (3,050 m). This pass regularly offers all encompassing perspectives of the Himalayan mountain ranges. In the wake of halting for tea and the view, we plunge along a progression of barrette curves to the fruitful valley of Punakha and drive to your lodging for lunch and check in. After lunch visit Punakha Dzong, winter seat of the Je Khenpo and the Monk Body, surprisingly situated between the waterways of the Mo (Female) Chu and Pho (Male) Chu. On the off chance that time licenses clear out to Khamsum Yueley Chorten (45 minutes one path) through the terraced rice fields and disregarding the town to kabina. Supper and overnight at a lodging.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • April 18- Punakha to Bumthang

    Today we begin right on time for the marvelous drive to the focal valleys of Bhutan. The drive to Bumthang by means of Trongsa is roughly 7 hours traverse Pele La pass (3,300m) and Yotongla pass (3,400m). "The Central Road", over the Black Mountains, was finished 30 years prior, and it realized incredible changes to the general population in focal Bhutan. We pass Wangdue, one of the significant towns and region base camp of Western Bhutan. We climb relentlessly going through semi-tropical vegetation and after that to Pelela Pass (3,300m) with a snow capped condition of rhododendrons and smaller person bamboo. This pass is customarily viewed as the limit amongst West and East Bhutan. In the event that the climate is clear the Himalayan reaches can be seen, especially the pinnacle of Chomulhari (7,314m),to the west. On the way we cross Chendebji Chorten fabricated numerous hundreds of years prior to smother an evil presence. In Trongsa we visit the noteworthy Trongsa Dzong, hereditary home of the decision line. In long time past days the dzong told the entry amongst East and West Bhutan. We at that point drive to Bumthang valley (depicted as "a standout amongst the most lovely spot in the Himalayas" over the Yotongla pass (3,400m). Overnight at a lodging.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • April 19- Bumthang excursion and sightseeing

    Toward the beginning of the day we climb to visit Tamshing Monastery (one of the most established religious schools worked by Terton Pema Lingpa) and Kurjey Lhakhang (where the Guru Rinpoche repressed a neighborhood evil presence and left his body engrave on a stone). We additionally visit Jambay Lhakhang (one of the most seasoned sanctuaries in Bhutan worked in seventh century) and Jakar Dzong (seat of the region organization) Toward the evening drive towards east of Bumthang valley to visit Membar Tsho (consuming lake) where Pema Lingpa discovered some Dharma and after that visit Swiss Cheese cultivate where you can taste the cheddar alongside some juice squeezes and wines created locally. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • April 20- Bumthang to Ura

    After breakfast drive to Ura Valley. Today we will witness URA Yakchoe in Bumthang. Ura is viewed as one of the holiest valleys in Bhutan. Today Bhutanese from a wide range of territories will accumulate to pay regard and to be honored at this party. Bhutanese wearing their finest garments and gems goes to this festival of cleansing and religious favors. Here we can really value the embodiment of Bhutanese individuals and a saved resolute culture. Varieties of brilliant brocades spin through the air as the artists turn and move the "thunderbolt step". Covers of wonderful wicked devils and creatures excite your faculties as you watch the cleansing happen. The force goes on. Overnight at an inn in town of Ura.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • April 21- Ura to Bumthang

    Coming back to Ura Festival meet with Ura Head Lama. Look for the Atsara (jokester) this artist, one of a kind in his own style, copies artists and engages spectators. Celebration gods are summoned through beatitude and fortunes is expanded and misfortunate gone. Drive back to Bumthang. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • April 22- Bumthang – Trongsa – Wangdue

    After an early breakfast drive to Wangdue by means of Trongsa. The drive to Wangdue over the Pelela pass. Overnight at a lodging.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • April 23- Wangdue to Gangtey

    Morning drive to Gangtey enroute visit Wangdue Dzong and proceed with your drive to Gangtey which lies towards the east of Punakha and Wangdue on the flanks of the Black Mountains. There is an old religious community of Gangtey Gompa going back to the seventeenth century. A couple of kilometers past the Gompa on the valley floor are the intriguing valley of Phobjikha. The delicate inclining slope side of Phobjikha is depicted as "the most excellent valley in the Himalayas". This is the winter home of dark necked cranes that move from the dry fields of Tibetan Plateau in the north to pass winter in milder and bring down atmosphere. Evening stroll through the valley and watch the uncommon "Dark Necked Crane" and its natural surroundings. One can get great data about this flying creature from its perception focus in the valley, it is justified regardless of a visit. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • April 24- Gangtey to Thimphu to Paro

    After breakfast drive back to Paro with lunch stop at Thimphu. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • April 25- Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s nest)

    After breakfast drive the twisting street to Drukgyal Dzong, the demolished post, which once shielded this valley from Tibetan attacks. Mount Chomolhari, can be seen the on a crisp morning from Drukgyal town. We at that point drive to Ramthangka to climb upto the Taktsang religious community (Tiger's home). The climb to the cafeteria will take around one and half hour. At the view point appreciate the shocking perspective of the religious community, where Guru Padmasambhava arrived on the back of a tigress in the eighth century. After lunch at the bistro stroll back to the street point. On your way back visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the most seasoned sanctuaries in Bhutan worked in seventh century. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • April 26- Departure from Paro (by Druk Air)

    After breakfast at your lodging, your neighborhood Bhutanese guide will escort you to Paro air terminal for your forward flight and say goodbye to you and upbeat adventure back home.
    (Breakfast Included)

Our Cost Includes

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a tourist car / van /minibus.

  • Standard government-approved accommodation (in twin sharing rooms) for the duration of the tour.

  • Full-board meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea & snacks - for the duration of your stay.

  • Drinking water for the duration of the tour.

  • Country presentation and tour Briefing on the evening of Day 01 with welcome drinks.

  • Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides.

  • Private transportation and a designated driver within Bhutan. Toyota 4WD luggage vans and light trucks for group travel. Luggage will be hauled by horses, mules or yaks at higher elevations, if required.

  • Monument and museums entrance fees at all sightseeing locations detailed in the itinerary.

  • Cultural afternoon/evening sessions with traditional mask and folk dances (with beverages). Only for group tours.

  • Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.

  • Government royalty (35% of $200), which goes to the country's health and education projects.

  • All route access and monument entry permits and fees.

  • All government taxes, official expenses and tourist service charges.

Our Does Not Cost Includes

  • International airfare and airport departure tax. (Please see the Druk Air flight info below)

  • Your travel insurance (mandatory for the trip, see the travel insurance page).

  • Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry.

  • Alcoholic and cold drinks.

  • Personal clothing and equipment.(See the equipment tab for detail information)

  • Tips for tour guides, porters, driver, hotel lobby and in restaurants. (Tipping is expected)

  • Other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

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Total Duration 12 Days

Settled in the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan positions among the best ten problem areas on the planet for biodiversity, in the long stretch of May, nature spreads a devour to please your faculties. Bhutan has 600 types of wild orchids, 50 unique sorts of Rhododendrons, Blue Poppy (the national blossom), therapeutic plants, high-height plants and tropical trees. More than 70% of Bhutan is covered in virgin woodlands of lavishly various verdure, with undulating immaculate waterways wandering nearby terraced rice fields.

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