Tergo Travels, Bhutan

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This is a unique tour where you get a first-hand experience of a life of a Bhutanese farmer.  Apart from the usual tour, you will get spend two days in a farm house where you will live with the family and work with the family in their farm. This means that you will be milking cows, ploughing the fields and harvesting the crops (depending on your time of visit).

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Day 01   |   Arrive Paro by Druk Air

Druk Airways flight to Bhutan is one of the most spectacular in entire Himalayas. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills from Kolkata, each flight is a mesmerizing aeronautical feat and offers an exciting descent into the Kingdom. On arrival at Paro airport, immigration and custom formalities and then received by our representative and transfer to the hotel.

Evening take a stroll around town’s main street. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

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Day 02   |   Paro

After breakfast, visit to Ta Dzong (National Museum) and then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history. Afternoon visit to Drukgyel Dzong, the ruined fortress from where Bhutanese repelled several invasion by Tibetan armies. Then visit a traditional farm house which offers good insight into lifestyle of local people.

In the evening, visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom.

Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

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Day 03  |  Paro – Thimphu (60 km, 2 hours)

After breakfast proceed to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. Enroute stop at Chuzom (confluence) where Paro river joins Thimphu river. Nearby Thimphu, visit to Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom which now houses the School for Buddhist studies. Afternoon, in Thimphu, visit to King’s Memorial Chhorten and Trashichho Dzong, beautiful medieval fortress/monastery. Then, visit Handicrafts Emporium, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum followed by visit to local market.
Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

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Day 04  |  Thimphu – Punakha (75 km, 2.1/2 hours)

Morning, Thimphu sightseeing, visiting National Library, Painting School and Traditional Medicine Institute. After lunch, drive to Punakha, the old capital town of Bhutan. Enroute stop at Dochula pass (3,050m) that heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan. On arrival, check into the hotel. Evening visit Punakha Dzong, the fortress of 17th century and later visit to Khamsm Yulley Namgyal Chhorten.

Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

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Day 05  |   Punakha – Wangduephodrang – Gangtey (70 km, 3 hours)

After breakfast drive to Gangtey via Wangduephodrang. Visit majestic Wangdue Dzong and interesting local market. Further ahead pass through dense forests and oak, rhododendron tress, reaching at Gangtey (Phobjikha).Evening take a walk around Gangtey village and visit Gangtey Gompa, the only Nyingmapa monastery in this region.

Overnight at hotel .

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Day 06  |  Gangtey – Haa  (??)

After breakfast drive to Haa via cheleala. Chelela is a pass which is 3,800 metres and showcases many species of rhododendron.

Overnight at the farm house

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Day 07  |  Haa

Your day as a Bhutanese farmer starts today. You will help in the farm house with various chores. If you are interested, you can also make some local cuisine.

Overnight at the farm house

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Day 08

Another day at the farm.  Since this is your last day at the farm, you will get a special treat of a Bhutanese hot stone bath.

Overnight at the farm house

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Day 09  |  Haa to Paro

After a hearty Bhutanese breakfast, you will leave your farmer’s life and take your present life.

Overnight at a hotel in Paro

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Day 10  |  Departure