Dragon Kingdom Itinerary

Travel to Bhutan with Intrepid Travel to explore the wonders of this majestic nation. Gain insight into the history and importance of Buddhism in Thimphu, then journey through Gangte and the Bunthang Valley towards Paro.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,750
      CAD $3,795
      AUD $3,950
      EUR €2,750
      GBP £2,365
      NZD $4,685
      ZAR R35,955
      CHF FR3,390
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Days 1-2 Thimphu

Embark on a winding trip to the valley of Thimphu. After settling in, take in the sights of the city with an orientation walk along the main street and visit a chorten that was built in 1974, in memory of King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Examine an impressively rare collection of Buddhist texts in the National Library and gain some insight into Bhutanese rural life.
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Day 3 Punakha

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Day 4 Gangtey

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Days 5-6 Bumthang Valley

Head across Himalayan passes before taking a tea break at Chendebji Chorten. Stop at Trongsa for lunch and to explore the Trongsa Dzong. Drive through the Chumney Valley and the village of Zugney, where yak wool weaving is the local trade. The following day, take a walking tour though the Bumthang Valley; Padmasambhava frequented here when delivering the Buddha’s messages to Bhutan. Explore the Jambay Temple, one of the 108 temples built by King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet. This is one of Bhutan’s most holy religious sites; the guide will apply for special permission to gain access to this sacred place.
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Days 7-9 Paro

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