Bhutan-the country of peaceful dragon, You will visit the monasteries and Dzongs of Bhutan. Dzongs are mighty fortresses with exterior walls enclosing a complex of temples, administrative offices, monks accommodation, and courtyards. Dzongs were frequently built on a hilltop or mountain spur. If the dzong is built on the side of a valley wall, a smaller dzong or watchtower. Visiting highlights of Bhutan, then breathtaking visit to central Bhutan, then to eastern places like Bumthang Valley, Tashigang, Tashiyangtse, Trongsa & Mongar. Towering cliffs, Pristine forest, great variations in latitude & altitude & climate conditions are the eastern character. There is animistic Bonpo tradition in this area which is a practice earlier than Buddhism came into existence. Enjoy Dangmechu River which is the largest river that flows in the eastern district. Trashigang town was a trading point with Tibet in the past. Visit Trashigang Dzong (1659), also termed as Sky Dzong overlooking Dangmechu river. Trashiyangtse has Chorten Kora, a Boudhanath Stupa of Nepal Modeled Chorten. Mongar Town is a settlement on top of the hill, main business place in eastern Bhutan,visit Mongar Dzong, newly built Dzong, Zhongar Dzong, Dramitse Lhakhang, AjaNey, sacred site of a Rock. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and varying climates of Thimphu, Paro and Punakha. In addition, explore the main towns and countryside of the high-altitude Bumthang plateau, full of Buddhist sites of pilgrimage and history on our All Bhutan Tour package. On a clear day panoramic views can be had of the eastern Himalaya, including Bhutan highest mountain, Gangkar Punsum, 24,770ft/7,550m. The road drops down through varied forest finally emerging into the highly-cultivated Punakha valley.
During these 17 days tour you will travel through breathtakingly varied scenery along the west east highway, with pine forests, impressive waterfalls, fertile valleys, vistas of the Himalayas and high passes. Youll have the opportunity to visit the best of Bhutans ancient temples and monasteries, historic fortresses (dzongs), national museums and a host of other sites of interest. Phobjikha is one of the few glacial valleys in Bhutan and chosen home of black necked cranes which migrate here from the central Asiatic Plateau to escape its harsh winters. Explore Phobjikha valley and also visit Gangtey Monastery, the most important Nyingma Gomba in the country.