Masutake Festival tour

Tour Detail 

Duration: 10 Days, 9 Nights.
Locations: Thimphu, Paro valley, Punakha, Bumthang.
Type of Tour: Cultural tour/Adventure.
Highlight: Visit to the Ta Dzong (National Museum), Punakha Dzong, Worlds tallest bronze Buddha statue, Tigers nest hike, Gangtey Gompa sightseeing, Bumthang valley.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Paro International Airport
Things to do

•    Visit  Paro Ta Dzong 
•     RinpungDzong

Day2 :Thimphu sight seeing

Prayer flags

Things to do

•    Change money at the Bhutan National Bank.
•    Visit the Memorial Chorten, 
•    Buddha statue at Kuenselphrodrang.
•    Purchase world’s most beautiful postage stamps.
•    Visit the Painting School 
•    Visit the Textile museum 
•    Visit TashichhoDzong 
•    Visit the weekly sunday market.  
•    Drive up to viewpoint 
•    Evening: downtown Thimphu on foot visiting Handicrafts Emporium and other Arts & Crafts stores.

Accomodation
•    Tashi Taj
•    Tara phendeyling


Day 3 : Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdiphodrang 

Wangdi Phodrang dzong

Things to do

•    drive to Punakha and Wangdiphodrang.  
•    Hike to ChimiLhakhang 
•    visit the PunakhaDzong,

Accomodation
•    Amonkora
•    Vara 


Day4 : Punakha – Bumthang

Punakha dzong

Things to do

•    drive to Bumthang valley, 
•    Sightseeing

Accomodation
•    Peling
 

Day5: Bumthang sightseeing Matsutake festival.
Things to do

•     drive to Ura Valley for the Masutake Festival. 
•    Visit the member Tso “The flaming Lake
Accomodation
•    Jakar lodge


Day 6: Bumthang sightseeing 

Bumthang valley

Things to do
•    visit the historical JakarDzong
•    Visit the Jambaylhakhang,
•     KurjeyLhakhang, 
•    Kencho Sum Lhakhang, 
•    Tamshing
•    Bhutan swiss farm

Accomodation
•    Peling
•    Jakar lodge
 

Day 7: Early breakfast, drive to Gangtey ( from Bumthang).
Things to do

•    Drive to Phobjikha
•     visit the Trongsa Dzong
•     Visit ta Dzong

Accomodation
•    Wangchuk lodge
•    Dewachen


Day 8: Gangtey Gompa sightseeing and drive to Paro.

Phojikha valley
Things to do

•    visit the Nature Education Center, 
•    the carpet factory 
•    sacred GangteyMonastery, 

Accomodation
•    Amonkora
•    Tashi Namgay


Day 9. Visit Taktsang Monastery (10 Kms) from Paro Town. 

Taksang

Things to do

•    Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
•    visit the 7th century KyichuLhakhang 
•    Evening: Casual stroll through Paro Town for shopping or visit some village homes.
•    Fare well dinner and Private Cultural programs in the evening.

Accomodation
•    Le Meridien
•    Mandala

Day10 – 28th August: Morning departure from Paro Airport.
After the breakfast the tour guide and driver will drop you to airport for the departure flight.