5 Day Amankora Journey

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  • Amankora Paro

    Amankora Paro

  • Amankora Punakha

    Amankora Punakha

  • Amankora Thimphu

    Amankora Thimphu

  • Amankora Paro

    Amankora Paro

The tiny Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan awaits, nestled high in the Himalayas its isolation from the world has cultivated a culture rich in traditions, religion and a benevolent monarchy. The dramatic landscapes, from snow capped peaks and deeply forested slopes to raging, boulder strewn rivers, sit largely undisturbed as the endeared environmental initiatives and religious beliefs leave the Kingdom pristine and a jewel of nature. The program takes you into this ancient Kingdom for an adventure into the hearts and lands of charming farmers, fascinating weavers, enchanting monks and charismatic leaders.

Day 1

     Arrival, Transfer to Thimphu

Elevation 2,320 m     Weather in Thimphu

As your Druk Air flight weaves through the valley, arrival in Bhutan is like no other. As you touch down, keep your camera at the ready, as we have noticed how passengers slowly disembark and then stand on the tarmac totally bewildered. Then move through to immigration where you will present your Visa Approval letter and Passport for the official stamp. As you clear the Immigration check, please make your way to the baggage delivery area and here you will meet your Guide for the first time. The transfer to Thimphu is approximately 1½ hours and upon arrival and after settling in; you will have the choice of the National Memorial Chorten, National Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum, National Library to visit, and perhaps time to stroll the Main Street for some interesting Himalayan artifacts or textiles.

 

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Day 2

     Tour of Thimphu

Elevation 2,320 m     Weather in Thimphu

This morning you will head to the north end of the valley to view Trashi Chhoe Dzong, the seat of Bhutan’s government and Royal offices, and pay a visit to Pangri Zampa, two 16th century buildings that now house a monastic training school for astrologers. At the head of the valley, should you wish to stretch your legs, a short hike will take you to Cheri Goemba, the monastery where the first monastic body was established in the Kingdom. Back in town you should be able to visit a few of the capital’s cottage industries like traditional paper and the weaving centre.

 

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Day 3

     Transfer to Paro Valley

Elevation 2,280 m     Weather in Paro

Today it’s time for you to transfer to Paro Valley. Here, you could visit the National Museum, housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower), where an intriguing collection of artefacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom. Just a short walk downhill lays the dominating Paro Dzong, a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. From the Dzong, the tour crosses Nyamai Zampa, a traditional cantilever bridge, and guests are then driven to the town temple, built in 1525, to view ancient wall paintings.

 

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Day 4

     Tiger’s Nest Hike

Elevation 2,280 m     Weather in Paro

This morning will begin with a hike up to view one of Bhutan’s most revered monuments, the Taktshang Goemba, more commonly referred to as the “Tiger’s Nest”. The four to five hour return trek offers spectacular views of this sacred monastery perched on a cliff face 900m above the valley floor. The balance of the day can be spend browsing shops in town, enjoying the spa around the lodge or taking on another hike into the rich forests that rise up behind the lodge.

 

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Day 5

     Departure

Elevation 2,280 m     Weather in Paro

A car will be ready to take you to Paro Airport. Transfer time is approximately 30 minutes.
 

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Suitable Months
  • Whole year round
  • High Season: March-May and September-November
  • Low Season: December-February and June-August
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Hooi Ghim
Malaysia, May 2016

Dear Mindu,
Kuzuzangpo La!
Yes!! I made it, my very first solo trip! I had a wonderful vacation in Bhutan! It's a beautiful country! I'll be back to visit again, I think 7 days is too short to see all and explore many more places :)
Many many thanks to the tour guide Phub Tshering (Haba) and driver Sangay. Thanks to Haba for helping me to take many nice photos and telling me stories, culture, food, people, and many more of Bhutan. Sangay is a very experience and careful driver. Both of them are very friendly and patient. A very big "Like" to both of them!
Also, thanks to Sonam for helping me to sort out the visa, airticket changes and hotel matter at the very last minutes.
I would definitely recommend Drukasia for my friends that want to travel to Bhutan.
Kadin Chhey la :)
Regards,
Ghim

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